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  • Member since
    October, 2018
Long time modeler, first time poster...
Posted by PGBolt on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:34 PM

Greetings:

I'm new to the FineScale forum, but my modeling experience predates FineScale Modeler magazine! In the early '80s, I worked in one of the more well-known hobby shops in the midwest. My kit collection has seen its ebbs and tides over the decades. I'm currently trying to focus on two main subjects: real spacecraft/X-planes/research aircraft; and Porsche racing cars, with a main focus on the 917 and 956/962.

My loving partner and I have a small commercial studio/shop space 1.05 miles from the house. She's set up for her various art interests (painting, tile mosaics, medieval art recreations) while I have carved out a spot for doing my hobbies, to include my return to a model builder, as opposed to a model buyer. We've also reserved about a third of the space for dancing.

I'm in the process of setting up a dedicated modeling area, with a spray booth, operating-theater-candlepower-like lighting, tools and reference material ... you know - the stuff we all say we're going to do, but somewhere in the midst of the 15th unfinished Tamiya 1/48 P-47 realize that it's just Not. Going. To. Ever. Happen.

Also, I have a little bar in the shop. I think that if I had discovered the calming influence of Scotch when I was 8, my Airfix 1/72 baggie-kits would have turned out much better. I probably wouldn't have, but the planes surely would have.

Thus concludes my ham-fisted introduction, which I trust will withstand the scrutiny of The Moderators.

Ciao,

Bolt

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:43 AM
Nice to have you aboard.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:30 PM

Welcome to the forums, Bolt!  I look forward to seeing your builds.

Best regards,

Brad

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:48 PM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:03 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, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:09 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:30 PM

Howdy ! 

PGBolt
Also, I have a little bar in the shop. I think that if I had discovered the calming influence of Scotch when I was 8, my Airfix 1/72 baggie-kits would have turned out much better. I probably wouldn't have, but the planes surely would have.

I have several friend's , who "Swear", that I do my best weathering after I'v had a "Snort " ... or two..... of Bourbon.

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, October 12, 2018 6:20 AM

Welcome Sign

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, October 12, 2018 11:52 AM

P.G.Bolt ;

 Hi There ! Welcome to our happy forum family ! T.B.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, October 15, 2018 8:33 PM

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

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, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 15, 2018 10:43 PM

Welcome Bolt Welcome Sign

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, October 15, 2018 11:42 PM

Hello and Welcome!

It sounds as though you have gained some wisdom in your journey to adulthood (smile). Its also nice to have a partner who has similar interests. It sounds as though your studio is set-up for some entertaining as well (very nice). 

Here is a porsche to get to know each other and once again welcome you to our group.

v/r,

Ben

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  • Member since
    October, 2018
Posted by PGBolt on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:43 AM

Holy Schitzel! That's a fantastic amount of detail! Stellar work, Ben.

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:27 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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