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Hi, Im Devon and I have a modeling addiction

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  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: N. Idaho
Hi, Im Devon and I have a modeling addiction
Posted by d_sinsley on Saturday, March 03, 2018 12:36 PM

I am a new member. I am hoping to come here and learn and share what I know. I enjoy model railroading and model in a couple of scales. My out door layout is a collection of 1:29 and 1:20.3 stuff and will make my buildings 1:20.3. Indoors I am modeling in 1:24 very loosely. It is a very compressed version but I am working to highly detail the scenes in this scale like the guys in HO and N do.

I am also geeting back into modelling airplanes. This is my first love and what got me into modeling when I was a kid. However this go around it is all about the details. I am currently working on my first diorama. A small scene of a F4U Corsair on a island in the pacific somewhere.

These are just a few of the beginning pieces

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:25 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, March 05, 2018 1:25 PM

Howdy, check your messages, I sent you a PM. BTW WELCOME ABOARDBig Smile

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:15 PM

Welcome Devon. Welcome Sign

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:33 PM

Howdy !

I model everything I can get my hand's on. Plane's, car's, ship's, but model RR stuff is what I do best.

Bad paint on a boxcar is just "weathering".  Bad paint on a "Hot rod" well.... that's just my poor painting abillity. ( Although, I have quite a few people who can "Identify" my work.... because I alway's manage to get my Thumbprint on it !)

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: N. Idaho
Posted by d_sinsley on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:53 PM

 

Bad paint on a boxcar is just "weathering".  Bad paint on a "Hot rod" well.... that's just my poor painting abillity. ( Although, I have quite a few people who can "Identify" my work.... because I alway's manage to get my Thumbprint on it !)

 

 

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Lol, I somehow got a big thumb print on the side of the Corsair and was tying to figure out how I could right that of as weathering. I sanded and repainted.

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:23 PM

Welcome to the Forums.  Nice work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, March 05, 2018 9:30 PM

Hi Devon! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you with us.

You've come to the right place. I learn something new almost every day.

Good work on the Diorama. Looking forward to seeing the rest of it built.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by greghile on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:02 PM

Hi Devon, yeah, I'm an addict, too! I should point out to others reading this that Devon and I are friends on another train forum and so I think he already knows a lot of what I am going to share here.

I started modeling when I was quite young, building mostly model cars. Now I am pretty much into trains and structures. My outdoor large scale layout is loosely based on my adopted home town of Martinez, California around the turn of the twentieth century. 

I also enjoy history. I chose this time period purposely in order to take advantage of the transitional period between such things as horses and automobiles, wood and concrete, outhouses and indoor plumbing, and so many other similar innovations and techniques. I also have plans to build a 1914 Model T fire truck, various wagons and carriages, a Fairbanks warehouse scale for the freight depot, among other things. 

What I find exciting to me on this forum is that I can get a different perspective on modeling techniques. I do not model military or planes and quite frankly probably never will but I can learn from those who do and apply it to my own interests.

Anyway, welcome, my friend!

Greg

 

  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: N. Idaho
Posted by d_sinsley on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:07 PM

Hey Greg. Let's see what trouble i can start here.

 

Greg has an awesome weathering technique to beat all weathering techniques. I might have to use it in a war diorama 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:16 AM

Hi;

 Welcome to the forums . Yes , I am going to start the trouble here . You are from Idaho . Is it potato or potahto ? LOL.LOL. I am sure you get tired of potato jokes don't you ? Anyway welcome to this bunch of Miniature Crazies and Just Good Folks here .

 Uh-Oh , I am the Vice President of Modeling and Miniatures at the New Braunfels Rail Museum . I like passenger equipment mostly , but I do run a lot of freights . Always dirty and weathered . I keep the Passenger consists clean though .

 Personally I run the Southern Pacific " Daylight " a twelve car consist and the International  and Great Northern " Empire Builder " a sixteen car consist .Those two , are to me , the prettiest passenger equipment on rails !      Tanker - Builder

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:31 AM

Hey Greg ;

 Catch me on messages . I used to live in the  Bethel Island  area and manage Carol's Harbor and Marina at 4850 Sandmound Blvd . I'm the guy that went to the Martinez V.A. every week and taught model building to the Vet's there . That's where A vet that " Graduated " From their Programs on amputees put the Gold Medal around my neck for the national Veterans Creative Arts Contest . Another " Graduate " bestowed the Silver and then the Bronze . Silver and Gold in Aircraft and Bronze in cars .

 Can you say embarrassed ? Boy ,did I blush too . My students , giving their old teacher the highest awards for the California Division in Models ? WOW . We may have some mutual friends there . I bought all my supplies from Rara Avis trains ( Changed to Just Trains ) From Joan , in Concord . If she still has the pieces , I did some vessels for her train layout .

 P.S. My E-mail is  gjgeracci846@gmail.com or gjgeracci846@satx.rr.com or my friends just call me " Doc " 

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:35 AM

Hello Devon ;

 I hope you will accept my abject apology for Hi-Jacking this thread momentarily . It seems we may , All three of us , have a connection !  Tanker Builder

  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: N. Idaho
Posted by d_sinsley on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 10:11 AM

Its all good. Good conversation. I mean your a passenger car guy, but I can forgive that.

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 5:11 PM

Welcome...You have come to the wrong M.A. (Modelers Anom.) for an intervention, we are all in the final stages of the adiction, and there's no helpWink

But on the other side of the coin, lots of help and advice, some good, on anything else.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 5:29 PM

Welcome aboard. It is great to see another new modeler join us. Be sure to show us what you are working on as time progresses. Being an addict...I have to see more models.

 

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by greghile on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:44 PM

Greetings Doc! Small world! Bethel Island is not far at all. My in-laws used to have their boat tied up under the Antioch Bridge. Forget the name of the place but I'll find out. I live just down the street from the Martinez VA on Pine Street heading towards downtown. My father-in-law is ex-Air Force and also worked at the Concord Naval Weapons Station goes to the VA here (and over on Mare Island), and a friend of mine used to be a chaplain there.

I haven't posted much of anything here about my Martinez projects but I'll put something together soon. And watch out for that Devon. He's a great guy and all, but I think he's serious about stirring up a bit of trouble with all them airplanes AND trains ...Big Smile

  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: N. Idaho
Posted by d_sinsley on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 10:23 PM

Whooooooo  meeeeeee??????Angel

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:24 AM

Hey guys !

It would be real neat . To have lunch in My Museum's dining Car . A restored 1930-1940 wreck we redid after the pattern of Pullman conversions from a coach ! Just had it re-painted . OOps Forgot there's no choo-choos here !

 Whattya mean by that comment " a passenger car Guy " Indeed .! Well I also do a consist of styrene bulk cars from CSX all twelve of them ! . Now what kind of planes and ships are we going to talk about ? I just got two ships and one plane .The plane is called the Boat . One of the few Multi media kits of a favorite plane in 1/72 .The ships are the Box scale U.S.S. Long Beach  ,Nuclear Cruiser and the post war U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt . ( The last , thanks to E.J. Hammer)

 As far as scale in planes I prefer 1/48 but , some just don't come that way . Ships I prefer 1/350 or 1/200 and bigger . Trains , well H.O.and " N " are my faves . Cars 1/24-1/25 . Armor 1/35 or 1/48 when I can get it .

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:29 AM

Ay !

 When you gonna wash that there " Dirty Bird "

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 08, 2018 5:30 AM

Yeah Goldhammer :

 Ain't it grand ! LOL.LOL. T.B.

  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: N. Idaho
Posted by d_sinsley on Thursday, March 08, 2018 7:48 AM

Tanker - Builder
Now what kind of planes and ships are we going to talk about ?

Well I thought I was going to be back to build 1/48. The "Dirty Bird" Corsair is 1/48 and will be on a very small diorama scene. However, I was notcing there seemed to be a bit more flexability between planes and other war equipment for diorama building in 1/72. So I think it will be a combination of the two. Cars well 1/24-25. Trains anywhere from 1:20.3 to 1:29. I have little desire at this time for ships, but you never know.

 

I have no problem with "Passenger Guys" at all. I just have never seemed to be bit by the bug. I do want to build two custom 1:20.3 coaches though.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 08, 2018 1:39 PM

Welcome to Finescale!  I look forward to seeing more of your work, after this little taste Wink

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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