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getting started again,after 50 years

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  • Member since
    October, 2017
getting started again,after 50 years
Posted by old rookie on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:20 AM

i just got back into moeling,so much has changed i can use all the help i can get,i love the way the new models are so real looking, i must learn how this is done,i think im going to love it now.



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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:41 AM

Welcome to the Forums!


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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:07 PM

Getting back into it too.  In my opinion, this is the best time to be a modeller.  There is so much available it can make your head spin.  Are you into aircraft?, armor?, ships?  Please post pics of your projects, and there is a thread entitled "Show us your well organized workbench", where you can display your work area.  

Welcome to the forums.  Everyone is very nice and supportive, and there are some fantastic skills on display.



Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:21 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Don't be afraid to ask questions. That's what we're here for. To get help and give help.

Sit back and enjoy the hobby.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:25 AM

Welcome aboard. Lots of things sure have changed. I have been building almost none stop since 1979 and i have noticed lots of things change over the years, so must be a bit of a shock to the system to come back. Dive in and enjoy.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A

                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:47 AM

Welcome Sign


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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:03 AM

Welcome Aboard ! ! T.B.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:20 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell


Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi



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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, February 15, 2018 11:08 AM

Welcome aboard. Make sure that your first build is a simple model so you don't get frustrated.

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:43 PM

Welcome aboard, Old Rookie!  Sure, some things have changed.  But you can also find some of the same kits Monogram, Revell, Aurora, Airfix, and others, had out in 1967.

When I got back into modeling, there were two changes that surprised me the most.  Those were the rise and spread of aftermarket detail sets, and the disappearance of figures from kits.  I was used to guys scratchbuilding details, if they wanted to add detail to a build.  And I was used, from growing up (b 1964) on Monogram and Revell aircraft and armor, to having at least one figure in a kit.  Fewer modelers seemed to want to try painting a figure, too, so figures were one more item that aftermarket suppliers provided.

Otherwise, what you knew before is probably still valid today.  We are in a golden age of variety now, though.  And with the Internet, you can talk to modelers around the world, not just the guys at a local shop or club, and you don't have to wait for snail mail replies.

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,


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