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Hi all!! new guy on deck

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  • Member since
    November, 2018
  • From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hi all!! new guy on deck
Posted by k.apland on Saturday, November 03, 2018 10:14 AM

Hello all, my name is Kurt, i live up in snow covered Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Its been about 20 years since my last kit and i wanna get back into the hobby. Oh boy i think i'm in trouble lol. I got into the hobby as a kid from my dad and uncle. They both built WW2, Vietnam war and modern day era fighters and bombers, and still do to this day. I was always facinated by the United States Navy carriers and the planes that crowded their decks. My first model was a 1/720 USS Eisenhower CVN 69 when i was about 10. I was hooked, and by the time i was 16 i had them all from CVA 59 Forrestal to CVN 72 Abraham Lincoln. Then around 18 came time to build the beast of carrier models. Tamiya's 1/350 Enterprise!! wow what a kit. It ended up only about 80% complete. It actually still sits back at mom and dads collecting dust. I think my dad is actually trying to sell it on kijiji lol.....But about 10 years back i found the same kit for a steal and bought it again. Its still sitting in the box it was shipped to me in lol. Now im 40 and wanna start building again. I figure i should start small tho, thinking 1/700 kits. I just picked up a BD-130 airbrush with compressor and will see if i still have skill lol. Well anyways thats probably enough about me lol. Cheers!!

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, November 05, 2018 7:00 PM

Howdy !

I have built a few carrier's ( mostly WWII ) and I agree with you, A "crowded deck", is a thing to behold !

Welcome to FSM.

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




  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, November 05, 2018 7:04 PM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer



 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I


  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, November 05, 2018 8:46 PM

Welcome to the Forums!


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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 05, 2018 9:40 PM

Welcome back!  Look forward to seeing your builds.  



  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 1:58 AM

Welcome abaord.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

  • Member since
    November, 2018
  • From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posted by k.apland on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 4:59 PM

thanks!! quick question tho.... am i on some sort of probation with the forums??? why do my new topics or replys to post have to get approved by a mod??? which takes 24hrs... kinda hard to have a discussion....

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, November 08, 2018 8:32 PM

Welcome to the Forums Kurt! Glad to have you aboard.

Looking forward to seeing your builds.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:39 AM

Welcome Sign



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