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  • Member since
    September, 2018
New member with future building plans
Posted by Mantis on Monday, September 17, 2018 5:16 AM

Hi there,

As a new member, i thought i'd start by introducing myself.

As you can see, my forum name is Mantis, but you can also call me Matt.

I'm from The Netherlands, but I live in SE Asia.

When I was young(er) I did some model building and had lots of fun with it.

I would love to pick it back up again, since I spend most of my days behind my computer and my hands (and mind) are often itching to do something else.

Unfortunately, the model-building scene is non-existant where I live.

There is literally no model building shop in the entire country.

The good thing is that I'm going back to my own country for a short holiday in two months.

Obviously, I will be buying model kits that will keep me busy for at least a year.

Since I can't just go back whenever I want, I have to make sure that I buy the right stuff and don't foget anything I can't buy here.

As preparation, I think it's a good idea to join this forum.

I also enjoy browsing around seeing what everybody else is doing and reading the many tips and tricks from much more experienced builders.

Who knows? I might be able to share my own one day.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Matt

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:18 PM

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

If you have any questions/problems, just ask. That's what we're here for.

Hope you'll start posting photos of your builds so we can follow you while you build.

On your trip, pick out the kits that you really like to build and good luck with them.

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 9:37 PM

Howdy !

Mantis
Unfortunately, the model-building scene is non-existant where I live.

While I dont have that problem, I do have to drive 110 mile's to get to a real hobby shop.

( It take's all day and I usually only have a little cash to spend. )

So , for me it's $ 90 in gas, a 220 mile round trip, and at least 5 hour's of my life in traffic..... all for a kit or two. ( And I ALWAYS forget something!)

Make a list of what you want / need before you go .... it can be Heartbreaking to finally get home..... only to realize , you forgot Paint , X-Acto blade's , Glue, ...ECT...ECT....

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 1:06 AM

Hiya Matt, and welcome!

Warmest regards,

Roger

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:06 AM

Welcome aboard.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:45 AM

Welcome Sign

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:33 AM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:22 AM

Welcome aboard,thats why there are online hobby shops,so few of us have fully stocked shops close by,and even when we do,their prices are so high they drive us to the internet. But anyway,happy building.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:05 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:05 PM

Hello, Welcome to the group. You will like it here...

v/r,

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...

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4:38 PM

Hi Matt, welcome!

I buy everything now online. It is cheaper than a Hobby Store. I do miss the social part of chewing the fat for an hour at the counter, but they don't miss me walking out with nothing.

Good Luck!

  • Member since
    September, 2018
Posted by Mantis on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:49 PM

Thank you all for the very warm welcome!

littletimmy


Make a list of what you want / need before you go .... it can be Heartbreaking to finally get home..... only to realize , you forgot Paint , X-Acto blade's , Glue, ...ECT...ECT....

Welcome to FSM.
 



That's a great tip!
I will certainly make a list (hopefully with the help i get from this forum).

Tojo72


Welcome aboard,thats why there are online hobby shops,so few of us have fully stocked shops close by,and even when we do,their prices are so high they drive us to the internet. But anyway,happy building.
 



GMorrison


Hi Matt, welcome!

I buy everything now online. It is cheaper than a Hobby Store. I do miss the social part of chewing the fat for an hour at the counter, but they don't miss me walking out with nothing.

Good Luck!
 



Yeah that would be a good option.
Unfortunately, shipping prices to where I live are outrageous.

fox


Hope you'll start posting photos of your builds so we can follow you while you build.




I'm more than willing to post (parts of) my builds if I find that it is useful for other builders out there Smile.


  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:57 AM

Hobbylink Japan is a great site.  I wonder if shipping would be cheaper

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:14 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

 

 

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