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  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: Florida, USA
Goodday from Sunny Florida
Posted by Cardboad_killer on Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:51 AM

Hey all,

Like many men my age, I am returning to the joys of my youth. So, I am picking up modelling again after many years. I was never very good, but I enjoyed the process. I have always been fascinated by military history, so military model building was a natural fit.

Now, unlike my youth, I have disposable income. So, unlike back then, I can put more money into painting--meaning better brushes and an air brush. And models, which, seem to me, are relatively cheaper than back then. Indeed, I have to resist the tempation to buy a lot of kits I will never have time to get to! #richpeopleproblems :)

 

Thank you, Brian

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:36 PM

Welcome to the Forums Brian! Glad to have you with us.

As you probably figured out by now, model building is a disease that we share in common. It's very addictive, that's why we all return to it over and over again. We are members of Plasticaholics Anonymous. You say that you will resist the temptation to buy a lot of kits but that is what we all said at one time or another. I myself have around 300 kits in my "stash". The temptation is just too great to resist.

My favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships. But I build anything that strikes my fancy and my wallet says OK.Wink

Hope that you enjoy the hobby.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:38 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:49 PM

Welcome from a fellow Floridian!  What subject matter do you plan to build?  If you are in the Orlando area you should come to one of the ipms orlando build days or meetings to talk shop with fellow modellers or go to your local chapters meet ups. 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:58 PM

Howdy from "Sunny" Arizona !

Cardboad_killer
Indeed, I have to resist the tempation to buy a lot of kits

You came to the "Wrong" place for that ! We have way's of making you want to buy more... more ...more ! I only have about 100 or so kit's stacked up all over the place..... soon , you will be "One of us" and have enough kit's to last you till the year 2765.

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:35 AM

Welcome aboard, dive in and enjoy.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:07 AM

Welcome to forums Brian.  And we have another Floridian!  Not sure where in Florida you are, but there are lots of shows during the year.  I go to Modelpalooza in Orlando in Sept, there is a Venice show the 24th of this month that is really good.  There is one every other year in Largo, Florida.  I'd like to go to the one in Jacksonville someday, and I have gone to the one at the Navy Aviation museum in Pensacola..a long time ago.  

 

Agian, welcome aboard!

 

  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: Florida, USA
Posted by Cardboad_killer on Saturday, March 17, 2018 3:56 PM

route62
What subject matter do you plan to build?

Well, my 'druthers would be ship models, but I did WW2 armor and a/c in my youth. I bought a half dozen kits already and plan to start on the Airfix Pearl Harbor kit (a Zero and a P-40 in 1/72) to get back into the grove and start airbrushing and all the other weathering effects I did not understand/bother with last time I built kits. Eventually, if I feel competant enough, I want to do pre-dreadnaughts and dreadnaught era warships.

Sorry it took so long to get back here; I kinda assumed that no one would reply!

Thank you, Brian

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:08 PM

Look forward to seeing your work Brian.

It can take a day or two to get your first post varified, especially when you post at a weekend. But we try and welcome every new member once the post shows up.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:42 PM

Welcome Sign

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:19 PM

Hi Brian. Its dangerous to have disposable income with this hobby!! Lol. Good to see you here. 

 

Griffin

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:10 PM

Some posts will take a while to be answered as there are different time zones involved, work schedules, and different countries. Some can be answered immediately and some take a while depending on the question, who answers and how long it takes to dig up the info you're looking for. Have no fear, we try not to leave anyone hanging too long.Wink

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:39 AM

Disposable income??  You can kiss that goodbye.  Stick out tongue

So many kits, so many tools, so many supplies (paints, washes, pigments, etc.).

Welcome, dive in, and enjoy!  Don't be afraid to ask questions, the folks on this forum are very helpful.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:36 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

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2018
  • From: Florida, USA
Posted by Cardboad_killer on Sunday, May 06, 2018 12:14 PM

ManCityFan
Disposable income??  You can kiss that goodbye.

So many kits, so many tools, so many supplies (paints, washes, pigments, etc.).

Just a follow up after a month. So, I'm in danger of becomming a kit collector instead of a modeller. I've bought a dozen+ kits and started . . . 2, and finished  . . . 0.

And screwed up the first one when a tiny jockey wheels went flying into oblivion while I was sanding the sprue nub from the tree. Sigh. Honestly, I knew I should start with an AFV. It seems like they should be easier than a/c, but they never were when I was young, and it seems to have held true.

So, I put the kit back in the box, and started on the easiest kit possible--a hobbyboss Easy to Assemble La-7. Talk about very few parts! Just my speed. Started pre-painting some things on the sprue this morning, and hopefully won't lose any parts by this evening. . .

Thank you, Brian

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, May 06, 2018 1:22 PM

Well, we all become kit collectors at some point. You know, just had an idea so now I have to go get the kit...for down the road. For a future build. I've been back in the hobby for just over a year and I've completed seven kits but I have 40+ boxes stacked up in the closet waiting their turn. As for errors, every completed kit on my shelf has at least one error that continue to nag me. But what the hey, I (we'll) do better next time. As some would say: Press on regardless.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 06, 2018 1:22 PM

Cardboad_killer
 
ManCityFan
Disposable income??  You can kiss that goodbye.

So many kits, so many tools, so many supplies (paints, washes, pigments, etc.).

 

Just a follow up after a month. So, I'm in danger of becomming a kit collector instead of a modeller. I've bought a dozen+ kits and started . . . 2, and finished  . . . 0.

And screwed up the first one when a tiny jockey wheels went flying into oblivion while I was sanding the sprue nub from the tree. Sigh. Honestly, I knew I should start with an AFV. It seems like they should be easier than a/c, but they never were when I was young, and it seems to have held true.

So, I put the kit back in the box, and started on the easiest kit possible--a hobbyboss Easy to Assemble La-7. Talk about very few parts! Just my speed. Started pre-painting some things on the sprue this morning, and hopefully won't lose any parts by this evening. . .

 

Welcome to the club. And nope, armour isn't easier, just different. Loseing pars is all part of the fun.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 06, 2018 1:28 PM

All Hail the Carpet Monster.

You could probably find the part too.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 06, 2018 3:25 PM

A dozen. Look guys a rookie. Just kidding. Welcome to the mad house. Disposable income.  Just wait....soon 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 06, 2018 5:08 PM

Cardboad_killer
....to get back into the grove

Wow, a new modeler and a dedicated Floridian. Planning to build models outside, amid the orange trees.

Just kidding. Welcome to the nuthouse.

-Greg

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:25 AM

Hi;

 Did you know that the History Channel says that in fifty years , at High tide ,  "Miami will be another Venice " You need to move to the hill country of TEXAS . Blue Skies , Clear water and a lot of space to move around in . Naw , just kidding . Welcome Aboard 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:27 AM

Oh My ;

 He's a normal modeler who's just paid Obiesence to the All Holy Carpet monster ! Yay !! He's Normal like us ! LOL.LOL.

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