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Howdy from Houston!

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  • Member since
    May 2019
Posted by Hilandr451 on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:49 AM

Thanks all y'all for the warm welcome! The ol' workbench will be uncharacteristicly idle this holiday as we're taking a road trip out to South Carolina for Christmas. 

I wish y'all a very merry Christmas and a happy Holiday!

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:52 PM

Howdy and welcome saddle pal.... My son lives in Houston and just loves it there. I like your introduction message as I remember those times very well too. Looking at whats on your table tells me you are not just one style/theme of kit builder. 

Its nice to have another member in the group, glad to have you here.



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- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE




  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:07 AM


  • Member since
    May 2019
Posted by Hilandr451 on Monday, December 16, 2019 5:33 PM

I found the place I was looking for! G&G Hobbies! It's a family owned hobby shop that's been around since 1945. They have had to change location recently, couple years ago I think, they used to be in the historic "Rice Village" area but have moved here:

2029 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098 

Awesome little shop, huge selection of materials for scratch building, great selection of models and lots & lots of RR stuff! Oh and the staff are very friendly and knowlegable. 

I found a rare kit I had been looking for for years at a very reasonable price. 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, December 16, 2019 4:51 PM

Howdy from Katy!  

I only know of one local shop, located at 2029 Southwest Freeway, Greenbriar Dr. @ Shepherd Dr.  I've never been as that is a bit of a haul when I just need a bottle of paint or eight, but their web site gives the impression of quite a nice shop.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 16, 2019 2:36 PM

Nicley done, you shoudl post this in the aircraft section. I should really get some of tehse egg planes just for a bit of fun, nice to see one in Rattlesden markings.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    May 2019
Posted by Hilandr451 on Monday, December 16, 2019 1:31 PM

B-17G 9-o-9Cartoony B-17G

Here are a couple of quicky builds I have completed recently just to break things up a bit. Meng Kids series has a few "egg" style versins of the WWII "heavies" They make a B-17G, B-24J, Arvo Lancaster, to name a few.

The B-17 is kitted after the recently departed "Nine-o-Nine" but I had to try a different ship - "Fuddy-Duddy" just to see what it would look like in foil. I was very impressed with the quality of these kits given they were snap-tites and retailed for $13 USD.

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:03 AM

Welcome and I find today you can even go to a hobby store, if you can find one, and not find what you are looking for. RC seems to be the king these days.



  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:19 AM

Welcome aboard.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, May 6, 2019 10:51 PM


Modeling is an excuse to buy books


  • Member since
    April 2007
  • From: Amarillo, TX.
Posted by captfue on Monday, May 6, 2019 10:48 PM

Welcome from Amarillo!

Rules are overrated
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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, May 6, 2019 5:04 PM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer



 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I


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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, May 6, 2019 4:11 PM

Welcome to the Forums!





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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, May 6, 2019 3:19 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, May 6, 2019 2:57 PM
Hi and welcome!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17



  • Member since
    May 2019
Howdy from Houston!
Posted by Hilandr451 on Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:08 PM

I'm new here, but I'm not new to modeling . I've been building kits since 1970. Back then the hobby was king! You could find just about every thing you wanted in a model kit to build and stick on your shelf.

From Dracula and Frankenstein's bride to Big Daddy Don Roth's "Rat Fink" hot rods to ships and aircraft of all types and sizes readily available at any department store, anywhere.

Current projects include:

1:48 Monogram B-24 D 

1:24 "The Project Car" dynorama involving a 1967 "Rustang" not-so-fastback.

Future projects in the queue:

1:48 Lockheed XB-38 (based on a Revell B-17 F kit)

1932 Ford Coupe "barn find"

Looking for a REAL hobby shop in the North Houston area and maybe even a local club to join.





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