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  • Member since
    March, 2018
Hello from a noob
Posted by kf4mat on Sunday, April 01, 2018 10:10 AM

Hi All,

I'm a 52 year old who has never built a model kit in my life. Always wanted too and have picked up or subscribed to FSM on and off over the years to sit in my chair going man I'd love to build something like that.

Well I'm not getting any younger so this time I'm going  to do it.

Tom

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, April 02, 2018 7:13 PM

Howdy !

kf4mat
to sit in my chair going man I'd love to build something like that.

You can still sit in your chair ...... just make sure the "Glue and Paint" are within arm's reach.

What do you think your first kit will be? 

This forum is FULL of people who can answer any question's you have.

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    March, 2018
Posted by kf4mat on Monday, April 02, 2018 7:27 PM

littletimmy
What do you think your first kit will be? 

This forum is FULL of people who can answer any question's you have.

Welcome to FSM.

To tell the truth I've already started on it. I chose right, wrong, or indifferent to go with Tamiya's Pazer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G 

If I am reading the box right the kit is originally from the 1970's but it didn't look to bad. So far I have the basic build done and aside from a couple of dumb mistakes it doesn't look bad. I primed it and used Tamiya TS-3 dark yellow for the base, going for a Tunisia 1942 look.

Tom

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:38 PM

Hi Tom, welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

I've been building models for 71 of my 77 years and never regretted a minute of it. Well, there was that time when.............Wink. Seriously, I am enjoying it all the time. I just started working on Armor last year and have enjoyed buildng the tank and truck I've finished and the 3 tanks I'm working on now. 

There's no such thng as a dumb mistake. It's just something that isn't "right" because you didn't know the correct way to do it "yet". Don't be afraid to ask questions. We've all been there at one time or another and this is the place to get all the correct answers. The members are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any questions/problems that you might have.

Relax and 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
    August, 2005
  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:38 PM

Welcome to the forum.

kf4mat
To tell the truth I've already started on it. I chose right, wrong, or indifferent to go with Tamiya's Pazer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G

There's nothing wrong at all about choosing this kit as a starter. I think every armour modeller here has built at least one of these.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:54 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 3:44 AM

Welcome aboards, better late to the hobby than never.

I'll echo what Phil says, thats a nice kit to start off on. And yep, built one of those as well.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 8:43 AM

Hi Tom;

 I welcome you to our forums . Now , what do you think you would like to build ? The guys here have built just about anything out there I think . We all have a way to help . Tanker - Builder

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 8:46 AM

Hmmm;

 A Panzerkampfwagen IV ? Decent choice . What I love about Armor , being a ship-builder If I make a mistake I can claim battle damage or field mods . Lol. Lol.

  • Member since
    March, 2018
Posted by kf4mat on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 4:47 PM

fox

 

There's no such thng as a dumb mistake. It's just something that isn't "right" because you didn't know the correct way to do it "yet". Don't be afraid to ask questions. We've all been there at one time or another and this is the place to get all the correct answers. The members are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any questions/problems that you might have.

 

 

I don't know, my unit has a main armament displaying a permanent up angle, why because I failed to notice the bottom of the turret lock the guns in place alowing them to move up or down. Useful if you enemy is at a higher elevation than you I guess.

  • Member since
    March, 2018
Posted by kf4mat on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 4:50 PM

Tanker - Builder

Hmmm;

 A Panzerkampfwagen IV ? Decent choice . What I love about Armor , being a ship-builder If I make a mistake I can claim battle damage or field mods . Lol. Lol.

 

Your location is interesting, I have to travel there for work on Monday at the Cemex site. Any sites or places to eat that you reccomend?

Tom

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 6:36 PM

Welcome. I am glad to hear that you jumped in. The water is fine. Except for the occasional sharks. It is what you make of it. Enjoy!

 

Geeked

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 05, 2018 1:57 PM

Hi Tom and welcome Welcome Sign

Nice kit to start with, have fun with it. This hobby is a lot of fun if you don't take it too seriously, it's just a hobby.

You have joined one of the best forums on the web and we are all here to help or encourage if you want and ask.

Steve

Steve

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