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Hello, my how times have changed.

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  • Member since
    October, 2018
Hello, my how times have changed.
Posted by ctorg on Thursday, October 04, 2018 12:27 PM

Hello, old member here, as in it has been about 10 years since I've been on and recently started building again.  My times have changed!  The availability of models, parts, PE parts have narrowed.  Even my old hobby store hardly carries any models.  Many of my old sources have gone under, etc.  Sad to see but kids are rarely building models anymore and the community has shrunk.    I'm getting ready to build the HMS Hood and The Missouri and I'm looking for a good source for PE parts for them.  I'm working on a 1/32 of the Fairey Swordfish and could not find any PE sources for that scale. The Trumpeteer kit came with a PE set but it was woefully lacking.  Does anyone have some links for PE parts for them?  The ships are 1/350 scale.   Thanks and glad to be building again!   Cy

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 05, 2018 4:41 PM

Howdy !

Welcome Back !

Sad to see but kids are rarely building models anymore and the community has shrunk.  

Yea, kid's these days cant seem to get away from their I-pad's , X-box's, or those darn "Rock-em Sock-em Robot's !   L O L 

Sorry, I cant help you with the "Aftermarket" stuff..... I usually just scratchbuild thing's myself....... and then wish I had bought the "Aftermarket " stuff.

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




  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, October 05, 2018 4:50 PM

Welcome aboard. Can't help you with sets for those kits, but i find scalemates a good source for whats out there.

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

''Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?''

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast/AMT Trade Federation Tank

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 05, 2018 5:01 PM

Start with Gold medal Models. They make both a Basic and a Plus set for each of those ships.

Looking at the Hood sets, the two together are about eight sheets of brass!

Having used lots of different brass sets, I find GMM as good if not better than any other sources.

The other trick part currently in favor are wood decks. Do a search, you'll see what's available. I'd probably think about the Hood, Missouri's were stained blue.



  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 05, 2018 5:21 PM

Welcome back!


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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, October 05, 2018 5:21 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



  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, October 08, 2018 7:49 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

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   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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