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Greetings All.
Posted by MedicTJ on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:52 PM

I've receintly returned to the wonderful world of modeling. Found a Revell kit from the 70's of the Blue Angles, four F-4 Phantoms, and my boyhood hobby is rekindled. Since I haven't constructed any of these since about the same time my Blue Angels model came out I need some sage advice. I need a good place to start. Aircraft was my favorite but ships were a close second.  Brand? Scale? Shopping sites? Any and all advice would be welcome. 

Thanks in advance to all who reply,

TJ

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 3:11 PM

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

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 3:53 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 4:01 PM

Welcome aboard.

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Posted by DesertRat on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 4:05 PM

Welcome Sign

Warmest regards,

Roger

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 6:03 PM

Welcome Signfrom TJ number 1

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 6:18 PM

Howdy !

MedicTJ
Found a Revell kit from the 70's of the Blue Angles, four F-4 Phantoms, and my boyhood hobby is rekindled.

I had that same kit ( but my planes' "accidentally" got blown up.)

In 1977 I managed to purchase a whole case, Yes , that's right, A WHOLE case of Testors Blue Angel Blue  (12 cans)  I was planning on building more Blue Angel's stuff ( but I  never did ) It took me YEAR'S to get through it all. Lot's of Blue Angel Blue Funnycar's came out of my workspace ! Finally used the last can sometime in 1999 .

MedicTJ
I need some sage advice. I need a good place to start. Aircraft was my favorite but ships were a close second.  Brand? Scale? Shopping sites? Any and all advice would be welcome. 

 Just close your eye's , and grab the first box you touch.

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:24 AM

T.J.;

Welcome Aboard .Now as to your question .You should ( my recommendation only ) is start modeling what you know best . In other words The subject you know .

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 06, 2018 5:50 PM

I really like spruebrothers for online stuff, but theres lots of others.

I don't know much about ships, but for aircraft I prefer 1/48 scale (except for commercial stuff - 1/144 or 1/200) and I would recommend something like a the 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire MkI or their P-47D.  Both excellent kits with low parts count which means an enjoyable build you can complete easily :)

My 2 cents.

Welcome!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by fox on Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:23 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

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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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:28 PM

Hey!, Welcome to the group!... You pose a great question and everyone has provided wonderful answers. Another option I suggest is depending on your location perhaps find a local hobby shop. They can provide some wonderful insight, have several products you can put in your hands, they should also have the materials you will need to complete your kit of choice. And above all, supporting your local hobby shop keeps them in business..

Glad to have you here...

Ben

I am a military veteran and am proud to call other veterans, regardless of military branch, brothers and sisters; God bless you all and thank you for your service. I hope you have found peace, enjoyment, and success after your tour of duty as you have earned it...

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, September 07, 2018 9:04 AM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by MedicTJ on Saturday, September 08, 2018 3:07 PM

Hello Ben,

Of all the warm, friendly greetings and great advice I've received your's was by far the best. I have a hobby shop, not Hobby Lobby or other big box, 3 blocks from my house and until I read your response it hadn't occured to me. I've actually been in there but I'm so stuck on Amazon Prime I don't stop to think of the local but I will now thanks to you. 

Have a great day and a better tomorrow,

TJ Big Smile

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