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  • Member since
    September, 2018
Hi from Southern California
Posted by Darkhorse on Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:42 AM

Hi

I just completed my first build, a Spitfire Mk.Vb. It’s been fun getting back into making scale models as an adult. No more slapping things together in a weekend like I did as a kid, taking things slow over 25 made the end result pretty satisfying. Although not perfect by any means, I learned a lot for my next build.

A little about me: I work as a photographer, taking photos of high end collectibles, mainly coins. Hobbies are my life!

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, September 24, 2018 12:07 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

A lot of the members got here the same way. I got here in a little different way. My uncles started me building models at the ripe age of 6 and I'm still building at 77. I build whatever strikes my fancy and my wallet says OK. Favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by Sailing ships. 

If you need any help or have any questions/problems just ask. The members here are very knowledgeable and are always ready to help out.

Enjoy! Take care.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, September 24, 2018 1:46 PM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 24, 2018 2:12 PM

Welcome to the Forums! 

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 24, 2018 5:54 PM

Welcome.  Where I  SoCal?  I'm in Ramona, east of San Diego 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, September 24, 2018 7:01 PM

Howdy !

Darkhorse
No more slapping things together in a weekend like I did as a kid,

You mean,  I'v been doing it wrong all this time ??? ...... Darn......

Darkhorse
A little about me: I work as a photographer,

I "dabbled" a bit with Photography, I still have my Ancient Chinon CM-3 somewhere in a box.... gathering dust. I finally entered the 21'st Century about 8 year's ago, and got a cheap Digital camera. I have a Terrible time adjusting to it..... guess I got too use to actual Film.

Welcome to FSM

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, September 24, 2018 8:46 PM

Welcome aboard! Another So. Cal. modeler here! There are a few of us on the forum.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 4:58 AM

Welcome Sign

 

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Casa Grande, Az.
Posted by DesertRat on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:11 AM

Welcome Sign

Warmest regards,

Roger

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:16 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
    May, 2017
Posted by Roald on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:43 AM
Welcome! I’m also in So Cal, in eastern Los Angeles county.
  • Member since
    September, 2018
Posted by Darkhorse on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:29 PM
Thanks for the welcome! I’m in the city of Orange. But I’m originally from Canada (London, Ontario).
  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:39 PM

Darkhorse
Thanks for the welcome! I’m in the city of Orange. But I’m originally from Canada (London, Ontario).
 

You have a great old school hobby shop in Orange, Military Hobbies. If you have not gone by there before, you need to check it out. They are very involved with and supportive of Orange County IPMS.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September, 2018
Posted by Darkhorse on Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:17 AM

Yep! Military Hobbies is where I picked up

my first kit. You can read about it in this thread:http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/180064.aspx 

Great place! I picked up a FineScale Modeler book on building and detailing model aircraft last weekend.

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

Welcome ;

 Hey ! A member of our Rail Museum Club is a proffessional Photog too ! He has been for me , a lifesaver !  T.B.

  • Member since
    July, 2018
Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:59 AM

Welcome lot's of good information here. I just got back at it a few months ago myself and am just enjoying the heck out of learning new stuff and relearning the old. A man's gotta have at least one hobby and more than one is an added bonus.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:28 PM

Darkhorse

Yep! Military Hobbies is where I picked up

my first kit. You can read about it in this thread:http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/180064.aspx 

Great place! I picked up a FineScale Modeler book on building and detailing model aircraft last weekend.

 

Darkhorse, since you have already found Military Hobbies, I will also recommend that you check out Brookhurst Hobbies in Garden Grove, located near Chapman Av on Brookhurst. Lots of great stuff there to be found, they have their own ‘model club’, “Sprue Cutters”, that meets there twice a month on Tuesday evenings for building and camaraderie. And I will also invite you to come by an OC IPMS meeting sometime at your convenience. We meet on the third Friday evening of each month at the LaQuinta Inn off of Valley View and Orangethorpe in LaPalma. 

You actually located in a modeling oasis area for clubs and shops. And there are plenty of fellow modelers around here to share the enjoyment of this hobby with.

 

BTW, nice work on your Spit!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, September 29, 2018 4:59 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

 

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

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