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Back in the Hobby

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  • Member since
    October 2019
Back in the Hobby
Posted by JimHarley on Friday, October 25, 2019 2:40 AM

Hey all. Last year I took the plunge and started building up a new stash of kits. It;s been around 25-30 years since I've built anything. My dad and grandfather got me started around 5-6 years old and that snowballed into R/C flying and eventually full scale flying. I went to an IPMS show last year and got the bug again. I dug out an old Williams Brothers Laird Super solution and went at it...a lot has changed in the hobby and it's been a fun journey re-learning, and learning new techniques. Fine Scale modeler and Air Classics were always the go to magazines for years...the internet has really opened a lot of doors beyond those days. 


  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, October 25, 2019 12:11 PM

Hi Jim! Welcome to the Forums and welcome back to the hobby. 

You've come to the right place. Many of the members got here the same way you did. They are very knowledgeable and ready to help with any questions/problems that you might have. Don't be afraid to ask. That's what we're here for.

My uncles started me building in 1946 and I've never stopped. Favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed closely by Sailing Ships. Also did the R/c planes, cars and sailboats and lots of other hobbies.The wife likes the idea that she knows where I am and what I'm doing and it's OK with her.

Soooooooooo, sit back, have a sip of your favorite brew whether it be CoffeeBeerDrinks or my favorite Toast and build away. Post pics of your builds (that's what keeps the guys happy). Enjoy.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 25, 2019 1:11 PM

Welcome to the Forums!






  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 25, 2019 1:19 PM
Welcome back to the hobby and the forums

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, October 25, 2019 1:30 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, October 25, 2019 4:06 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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