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  • Member since
    December 2019
Hello from Southern California
Posted by Wingman55 on Friday, December 20, 2019 1:21 PM

I'm a recently retired guy with an interest in aviation, especially WWII aircraft. Way back when I was a kid, I'd spend my time in the basement building model planes. This was a time wnen Revell and Monogram were considered state of the art. I vividly remember building a Monogram 1/48th Junkers JU-87 Stuka. I went nuts attempting a mottled desert camo with nothing but brushes. I was very proud of my finished model! Unfortunately, the Stuka never made it past a visit from my younger cousin just a week or so after putting it on display in the living room!

My interest waned in my teenage years with the discovery of the opposite sex (sound familiar, guys?).

Then I moved out to California back in the '80s. I ended up living near Chino and the Planes of Fame Air Museum and my interest in flying machines was rekindled. I ended up as a crew member on 2 different B-25s. This enabled me, as a photographer, to get some great air to air pictures. What a wonderful time that was! If anyone is interested, here's a link to my Flickr account:

Well I've rambled on for quite a while. Just wanted to finish by saying that I've started in to the hobby again. I've gotten a couple of kits finished recently. I'm learning to airbrush and would like to pick up all the "tricks of the trade", so I'm sure to be back with questions every now and then.  

Thanks for listening!



  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:46 PM

Welcome to the Forums and thanks for the link to those great pics. Glad to have you with us.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:52 PM

Welcome aboard.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 26, 2019 2:26 PM

Welcome.   I'm just outside San Diego.



Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    May 2012
  • From: Lincoln, NE
Posted by F-4 Phixer on Thursday, December 26, 2019 3:21 PM
Welcome aboard ! Beautiful photos also.

Steve S.

  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by Wingman55 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:16 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the welcome. Glad to share my photos with people I know will appreciate them! Yes

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:48 PM

Welcome to the Forums!


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