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    November, 2018
Getting back into modeling now that I have retired
Posted by Stu Pedasso on Monday, November 05, 2018 12:09 PM

Hello all,

Well, I am now 65 and officially a fossil.

But, I now have the time to build some of the kits I have been accumulating.

I will be sticking to 1/32nd scale as my eyes aren't what they used to be.

Say, I bought a Hasegawa 1/32 OA-4M off of the eBay but the decals are shot.

Does anyone have a set or source available to a needed modeler?

Kindest regards,

Stu

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, November 08, 2018 6:17 PM

Howdy !

Stu Pedasso
Well, I am now 65 and officially a fossil. But, I now have the time to build some of the kits I have been accumulating.

Beware, of the "dredded" honey - do - list !  Bane of modeler's world wide.

Welcome to FSM.

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

  

 

    

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, November 08, 2018 8:40 PM

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

Ditto on what Little Timmy said. I've been retired for 20 years and that dreaded "Honey Do" list still keeps me out of the workroom for days at a time.Wink

Jim  Captain

PS - Try Sprue Bros. for decals, they have lots and you might get lucky.

 

 Main WIP: 

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

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

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, November 08, 2018 8:56 PM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

 Bruce

 

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, November 09, 2018 2:08 AM

Welcome aboard.

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 09, 2018 7:56 AM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, November 09, 2018 8:42 AM

Stu Pedasso

Hello all,

Well, I am now 65 and officially a fossil.

But, I now have the time to build some of the kits I have been accumulating.

I will be sticking to 1/32nd scale as my eyes aren't what they used to be.

....

Stu

 

 

I found amazing new capability after having cataract surgery on both eyes.  I have talked to many modeling friends who discovered the same things. Have you had eyes checked for cataracts?  I now can by high powered reading glasses from dollar store- have two pairs, one medium closeup and one extreme closeup.

However, have not found a way to control deterioratioin in manual skills (fingers).  I had been giving up small scale, but have decided there is something to the " use it or loose it" idea, and have gone back to small scale (1:72 and 1:144 planes and 1:700 ships).  It does seem to work somewhat, though not back to when I was younger.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, November 09, 2018 12:09 PM
Sounds like a plan,welcome aboard,and welcome to the world of retirement

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    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:43 AM

Welcome Sign

 

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