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  • Member since
    September, 2018
Hello from Birmingham, AL USA
Posted by bamaguy on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:46 PM

Hello Everyone - I am a long time follower and first time poster.  I like to build large scale automotive models as well as smaller scale cars.  I also like building the occasional ship model and have built a museum quality HMS Victory that took almost 10 years.  These days it's mostly autos and I might try a large scale motorcycle soon as well.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:57 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Looking forward to seeing pics of your builds. The guys in the ships section would love to see your HMS Victory.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:20 PM

Howdy !

bamaguy
I also like building the occasional ship model and have built a museum quality HMS Victory that took almost 10 years.

Ship's are a GREAT way to eat up the year's.  When I was 12, I built the Revell 1/96 Constitution. It took me almost two years to build it .... about 10 second's to Obliterate it with Bottle Rocket's.

( I very rarely blow stuff up now ..... but it can still happen ... from time, to time .)

Welcome to FSM.

 

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Casa Grande, Az.
Posted by DesertRat on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:10 AM

Welcome Sign

Warmest regards,

Roger

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:03 AM

Welcome aboard.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:31 AM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2018
Posted by bamaguy on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:15 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys! The ship was a Mantua 1:96 Victory kit. Pretty decent kit. I also built the Scientific Yacht America and USS Kearsarge. Those kits were not nearly as good as the Mantua kit, but you get what you pay for. I also did a plank on frame version of the America and I just recently finished the Revell Germany 1:56 yacht America in plastic. I must say I prefer the wooden kits for ships. Right now I am working on the Doyusha 1:12 Countach and I just recently finished the Tamiya 1:12 Ferrari Enzo and Tamiya 1:12 Porsche Carrera GT kits. Awesome kits, though quite pricey! I also recently did the Trumpeter 1:12 Ford GT which is also a decent kit, though not quite as good as the Tamiya kits.
GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:34 AM

Hello, neighbor! Smile

Gary

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:27 PM

Ha, just realized, you're not far from Barber Motorsports Park! Man, I'd love to go see that museum.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:00 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:18 AM

hogfanfs

Ha, just realized, you're not far from Barber Motorsports Park! Man, I'd love to go see that museum.

A great facility with a great track!  It's actually in Leeds, Alabama.  If you wait a while, there will also be the Southern Museum of Flight which is building a new facility next door to Barbers.

Gary

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:55 AM

Hey !

 Isn't that where you have to watch out for the Roll Tide Roll Fightsong ? Welcome Aboard  ! T.B.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, September 21, 2018 6:12 AM

Welcome Sign

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:08 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
    September, 2018
Posted by bamaguy on Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:58 PM

Thanks, guys!  Yes, this is Roll Tide country!  And, yes, Barber's is awesome.  I haven't been to the Southern Museum of Flight yet, but it's on the to-do list. 

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