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  • Member since
    September, 2018
  • From: Fort Wayne, Indiana - USA
Greetings from NE Indiana!
Posted by phillm47 on Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:39 PM

Hello fellow forum members,

For all intents and purposes I am a modeling newbie. I did some modeling when I was in the 6th & 7th grade, but that was 45-46+ years ago.  Since then life has brought a family, a career and all the committments that go along with both. My wife and I have become empty nesters and have downsized considerably. This has left me with some free time on my hands.

Modeling appears to be an enjoyable way to engage one's self and decompress at the same. I have always had an appreciation for modeling, especially of military subjects. While lurking in the fourms here at FineScaleModeling I have discovered a great community of friendly people who freely share a weath of knowledge.

As stated earlier, I am a modeling newbie, but I am an avid DYI'er and was into R/C airplanes for awhile about 10 years ago. Today I ordered a Revell 1/144 U-Boat Typ VIIC/41 Atlantic Version kit for a first project. After watching various youtube videos this kit appears to be engaging but doable. Plus, I have a strong interest in the subject. Looking forward to a fun learning experience!

I know I will be a "taker" of knoweldge for awhile here at the forums, but maybe someday hopefully I can pay it forward.

Thanks,

Marty

 

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, September 07, 2018 11:23 AM

Welcome, Marty. Welcome Sign

Man, have you come to the right place. We don't get a lot of beginners here and I'll just bet most of us are champing at the bit to drive you nuts with helpful tips and advice.

And I'm almost you're neighbor, up in the South Bend general area. Not too many Hoosiers here, either. That, or nobody wants to admit it.

-Greg

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 07, 2018 11:57 AM

Welcome, Marty!

It's a great hobby because it has so many facets. Don't hesitate to try different things in order to keep life varied and to learn different skills.

Bill

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, September 07, 2018 2:25 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 07, 2018 2:31 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, September 07, 2018 2:43 PM

Welcome to the forums, Marty!  I look forward to seeing some in-progress pics of that U-boat.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, September 07, 2018 3:05 PM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Casa Grande, Az.
Posted by DesertRat on Friday, September 07, 2018 4:30 PM

Welcome Sign

Warmest regards,

Roger

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 07, 2018 5:45 PM
Welcome aboard

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 07, 2018 7:16 PM

Howdy !

phillm47
Today I ordered a Revell 1/144 U-Boat Typ VIIC/41 Atlantic Version kit for a first project

We will get along just fine ! I have a "Thing" for German U-Boat's .

Here's my Type VII-D 

PLEASE, OH PLEASE, post picture's of your progress.

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, September 07, 2018 8:29 PM
Welcome aboard always good to see others from Indiana!

Clint

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, September 07, 2018 10:46 PM

Welcome to FSM Forum!

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
    September, 2018
  • From: Fort Wayne, Indiana - USA
Posted by phillm47 on Saturday, September 08, 2018 6:58 AM

Looks like Greg & Clint are practically neighbors!

I promise to post progress pics once this project is under way. In the meantime, collecting tools/supplies and  studying these forums is the order of the day.

I thank you all for such a warm welcome!

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, September 08, 2018 7:45 AM

Welcome Sign

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, September 08, 2018 8:31 AM

Oh Goody !

 Another Newbie . He will certainly be ripe for the plucking ! " Avast ye mateys , Send im to the tops , AAAR ! "' Welcome aboard . Remember what I am telling you . There is no such thing as a Stupid Question ! Only Truthful and Helpful Answers . You'll get them here!       Tanker - Builder

  • Member since
    July, 2018
Posted by Tickmagnet on Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:02 AM
Welcome to the forums
fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, September 09, 2018 12:50 PM

Welcome to the Forums Marty! 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.

  • Member since
    September, 2018
  • From: Fort Wayne, Indiana - USA
Posted by phillm47 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:36 AM

I finally started my first build! I started a progress thread HERE for those that are interested. Comments, advice and constructive criticism welcome Smile

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:26 AM

phillm47

I finally started my first build! I started a progress thread HERE for those that are interested. Comments, advice and constructive criticism welcome Smile

 

OK, Mr. Guru (this is me joking and respecting you at the same time), how did you hyperlink an FSM url on this forum? I have not been able to hyperlink a url that points back to this fourm. I'm very curious on how you did this, if you don't mind instructing. This grasshopper is ready to learn.

And I just tried it in a another thread, and I'm still not able to link it. Sad

 

EDIT: Ha! I figured it out! I will thank you anyway, and I will check out your WIP! And a big thanks for dealing with my quirks! 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2018
  • From: Fort Wayne, Indiana - USA
Posted by phillm47 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:36 AM

hogfanfs

 

 
phillm47

I finally started my first build! I started a progress thread HERE for those that are interested. Comments, advice and constructive criticism welcome Smile

 

 

 

OK, Mr. Guru (this is me joking and respecting you at the same time), how did you hyperlink an FSM url on this forum? I have not been able to hyperlink a url that points back to this fourm. I'm very curious on how you did this, if you don't mind instructing. This grasshopper is ready to learn.

And I just tried it in a another thread, and I'm still not able to link it. Sad

 

EDIT: Ha! I figured it out! I will thank you anyway, and I will check out your WIP! And a big thanks for dealing with my quirks! 

 

 

Ha! no worries...I had to do a little research and type it in 'old school' 

{url=http://thelink}LINK{/url}

{ and } equals [ and ], hope that makes sense, but you figured it out!

 

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Winamac,Indiana 46996-1525
Posted by ACESES5 on Friday, October 05, 2018 4:50 PM

Hi Phillm47: I'm in NW Indiana  Winamac to be exact no modelers around me where are you located I'm 60 miles South, of South Bend and Valporaso.

  • Member since
    September, 2018
  • From: Fort Wayne, Indiana - USA
Posted by phillm47 on Monday, October 08, 2018 8:59 AM

ACESES5

Hi Phillm47: I'm in NW Indiana  Winamac to be exact no modelers around me where are you located I'm 60 miles South, of South Bend and Valporaso.

I'm in Fort Wayne, not that far from you. Winamac, home of Two Guys Mechanical & BraunAbility!

 

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Winamac,Indiana 46996-1525
Posted by ACESES5 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:13 PM

BalloonsHi Phillm47 glad to find some people here from my area stay in touch.     ACESES5

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