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Bought an airbrush compressor cheap. Needed a use for it. Started building model airplanes.

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  • Member since
    March, 2018
Bought an airbrush compressor cheap. Needed a use for it. Started building model airplanes.
Posted by BitBucket on Friday, March 02, 2018 10:13 AM


Was in a pawn shop to buy my son a Banjo for Christmas and found a Paasche airbrush compressor that looked brand new and it was on sale! I couldn't pass it up. Needed something to paint so I bought small 1/72 scale hellcat model. Finished that and then built a quick snap together mustang. Now I'm about 90% complete on a 1/72 Acadamy Hellcat. My first attempts have not been museum quality. Joined group to help improve my building skills.

Having fun getting back into a hobby that I hadn't been involved in for over 30 years.



  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:45 PM

Welcome aboard. Seems as good a reason to take up the hobby as any.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd Ar 234B-2b

                      Airfix 1/72nd SM.79

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:56 PM

Welcome to the madness.  Lots of help here, don't ask me how I know.  Just ask, and pics of builds are always welcome.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:12 PM

Welcome Paul. Welcome Sign



1/72 Airfix Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV
1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

Yes, it's a lot!

In Que

1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:22 PM

Howdy !

I just read your profile page. I like carrier based aircraft too. My favorite is the TBF Avenger.

But when it come's to building kit's, I will build ANYTHING !

Welcome to FSM.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:24 PM

Welcome to the Forums!


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  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, March 05, 2018 9:39 PM

Hi Paul! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

You've come to the right place. I've been building for 71 of my 77 years and build anything that strikes my fancy and my wallet says OK.Wink Learned a lot here and  continue to learn something new almost every day.


Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    March, 2018
Posted by BitBucket on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:09 AM
Thank you everyone for such a nice welcome to this forum. I have already gleaned a lot of information from old posts. Hopefully, someday I will be able to contribute something to the community. Paul
  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 12:28 PM

Welcome to the forum, Paul!  I look forward to seeing some of these builds you're describing to us Wink

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 1:15 PM
Welcome aboard,post some progress pics in the aircraft section for sure.


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