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Posted by RFAurora on Monday, June 25, 2018 7:20 PM

Hi everyone, joined today to learn from a community of modellers and expand my skills.  I primarilly work on Gundam model kits, but in the past I have built model cars and jets, and am trying to get into them again.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:54 PM

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

You've come to the right place. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any question/problem that you might have. Don't be afraid to ask. We've all been there at one time or another.

I build everything and anything that strikes my fancy and my wallet says OK Wink. I've been building for 71 of my 77 years. Favs are WWI & WWII planes with sailing ships bringing up a close second.

Enjoy.

Jim  Captain 

 Main WIP: 

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

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

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:59 PM

Welcome Sign RFA.

BTW you get a nickname regardless of your moniker, but it's usually based on it Wink

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:12 PM

Howdy !

RFAurora
in the past I have built model cars and jets,

RFAurora
and am trying to get into them again.

If your working in 1/25 scale, you won't be able to get into them .......

( the door's are quite small. ) 

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:40 AM

Welcome aboard.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:12 AM

Welcome.  Love to see some of your Gundam models.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 4:52 AM

RFAurora - Welcome aboard! Don't be shy posting photos of your builds, because we love piccies.

Modelcrazy - Really? What's mine?  Ritalin G?  Stick out tongue

Littletimmy - Ha ha, made me laugh!  Thanks!

Keavdog - Ditto, we need more Gundam action!

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:08 AM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:38 AM

RFAurora

Hi everyone, joined today to learn from a community of modellers and expand my skills.  I primarilly work on Gundam model kits, but in the past I have built model cars and jets, and am trying to get into them again.

Welcome to the forums, RF!

Gundams, eh?  Have you ever built any Maschinen Krieger kits, too?  I build those, in addition to airplanes, ships, and figures.

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:07 PM

Brad :

 Tanker Builder here .Where do you find the MaschinenKreiger kits ? No one around here seems to have heard of them . T.B. in New Braunfels , Tx.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:08 PM

 

 Welcome to the forums .

    Are you going to post any pictures ? I want to get into MaschinenKreiger .

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:24 PM

Tanker Builder, they are usually 1/20 scale so again, too small to fit inside!  Stick out tongue

Try online shops like Hobbylink Japan for MaK kits.  That's where I usually get mine.  They are not terribly common in the US.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:41 PM

Welcome Sign

 

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:04 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
    June, 2018
Posted by RFAurora on Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:43 PM

Thank you everyone for the welcome!  To the question of Machinen Krieger:  I have not built any yet, although I have seen a few starting to come into local shops for sale.  As for photos, let me figure out how to upload them.

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2018
Posted by RFAurora on Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:59 PM

Let's try this.  This is my custom color RE/100 Gundam Mk III.  I painted it last August and September for a local contest.  I'll post the kit I finished not long ago in a bit.  I just need to finish taking pictures of it.

 

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, June 29, 2018 6:27 AM

Tanker - Builder

Brad :

 Tanker Builder here .Where do you find the MaschinenKreiger kits ? No one around here seems to have heard of them . T.B. in New Braunfels , Tx.

Yo, TB!

I second Real G, HobbyLink Japan is a good source for new kits and kits still in production.  I get new releases through HLJ.  For older and out-of-production kits, I use eBay.

I've got only three completed builds, but I've accumulated a stash of kits (wow, that's unusual, isn't it?)  Here are some pictures, to give you an idea of some of the designs...

This was my very first MaK build, the Raptor, a kit by Wave:

My second finished kit is the AFS (Armored Fighting Suit) Mk I.  I put it in a little action diorama:

and my third finished build is the AI fighting machine, the Grosser Hund ("Big Dog"), by Hasegawa:

The original kits were produced by Nitto, and then later Wave and Hasegawa got licenses to produce kits.  Wave has released the majority of the kits, including redesigns of subjects Nitto originally produced.  Hasegawa has done mostly machines and vehicles, some of which are in other scales than 1/20 (eg, 1/72, 1/35).

They're a lot of fun to build, and a good number of MaK fans are also armor builders.  There is a lot of cross-over between the two genres, in the techniques and finishes.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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