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54/12
Posted by familyman on Sunday, October 21, 2018 6:59 AM

Good morning everyone.

 

My name is Mike and I'm from Monroe, Michigan. I got into model building when I was a kid back in the early 70's. I built more than I could possibly ever remember. My favorites were airplanes and cars, although I did do some ships. I use to hang the airplanes from the ceiling with dental floss and had cars lined up on my 4 shelf bedroom dresser.

 

I got back into the hobby last summer. Just on a whim, I searched plastic model kits on the net and bam, I was hooked just like I was when I was a kid. I'm 54 now, but with the heart of a 12 year old. Instead of using rattle cans, enamals and smelly paint thinner for cleaning, I now use an airbrush, acrylics and water. So much easier now a days.

 

I look forward to checking out the posts and interacting with the forum.

 

Mike

Mike

"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind"

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, October 22, 2018 4:03 PM

Welcome to Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 22, 2018 4:29 PM

Welcome aboard.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, October 22, 2018 7:18 PM

Howdy !

familyman
. I got into model building when I was a kid back in the early 70's. I built more than I could possibly ever remember.

I was that way too, .... but now that I'm an Adult ( my wife will say I'm not ) I do remember a lot of my early kit's. Just wish I haden't blown most of them up !!!

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 4:39 AM

Welcome Sign

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:55 AM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 

 Bruce

 

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:47 PM

Welcome ;

 And I agree with your sentiment about the pillow .

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 2:50 PM

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.

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Posted by familyman on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 3:49 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome, I appreciate the hospitality.

Mike

"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind"

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:17 PM

Welcome back to the hobby, Mike, and welcome to the forums!  You're traveling a road that most of us have also traveled.

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    October, 2018
Posted by familyman on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 3:57 PM

Tanker - Builder

Welcome ;

 And I agree with your sentiment about the pillow .

 

 

I can't take credit for it, it's a line from John Mellencamp song Minutes to Memories. Has to be my favorite song from him, and I am a huge fan.Bow Down

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBZ9-GJ7VBk

Mike

"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind"

  • Member since
    October, 2018
Posted by familyman on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:06 PM

littletimmy

Howdy !

 

 
familyman
. I got into model building when I was a kid back in the early 70's. I built more than I could possibly ever remember.

 

I was that way too, .... but now that I'm an Adult ( my wife will say I'm not ) I do remember a lot of my early kit's. Just wish I haden't blown most of them up !!!

Welcome to FSM.

 

My wife says the same thing, hence my 54/12 post topic.Smile

My buddy and I use to go to the neighborhood drug store and buy cheap kits only to blow them up with fire crackers.Devil

On a plus side, my 12 and 15 year old boys have gotten into models too.

Mike

"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind"

  • Member since
    July, 2018
Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:12 AM

Welcome. You are in a special club of mid lifers rediscovering this hobby. I am one as well and have run across many others. like you I now use acrylics only, and an airbrush. It has opened up a whole new world of modelling compared to our youth.

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:19 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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