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  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Central CT
New member from CT
Posted by xenon55 on Monday, April 27, 2020 5:17 PM

Hi from central CT. I'm getting back into the hobby after twenty years. Well sort of. While I haven't built a kit in some time, I'd occasionally see a kit I'd like and buy it.

I have quite a few Tamiya kits from the mid to late '90s through now, which include Japanese sports and racing cars, GP bikes, armor, and aircraft in various scales. Some of these kits have been discontinued now. I also have a few Hasegawa kits.

I'm going to try and start working on them even though I don't have too much free time. I work a lot and we have a five year old. So time to work on them will probably only be a couple hours a night occasionally.

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:54 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

You've come to the right place. Many of the members got here the same way. If you have any questions or problems just ask, that's what we're here for.

Jim  Captain

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  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Central CT
Posted by xenon55 on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:56 PM

Thanks Jim. I already have a few airbrush questions, which I'll ask in the appropriate section of the forum, and is one of the reasons I joined the forum. Some other reasons were to look at the excellent work done by members, and to hopefully learn some new techniques.

I've decided to start with an armor kit. Mainly because I've always struggled painting anything that needs a gloss finish. Now I just need to decide if I want to build the Tamiya M1A1 with mine plow, or the MBT Challenger 2 lol.

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by RickS on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:37 PM
Welcome! You're in the right place.... a wealth of knowledge and skills here... excluding myself!
  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:50 AM

I'm originally from central CT but now live in SW Florida. Welcome to FSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:40 AM

yup me too, from the coast of CT. Ive been in south Fl. now for 44yrs. Welcome Sign

 .Nick

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:23 AM

Welcome

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:21 AM

Welcome to the forums 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:50 AM

Welcome to the forum!

xenon55

...I don't have too much free time. I work a lot and we have a five year old... 

That is a perfect opportunity-introduce your 5-year-old to building models!  Doesn't have to be anything expensive or elaborate.  There are snap-together kits out there.  Or just build and let your child watch.  Just the exposure can be enough to spark the interest.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:12 PM

Welcome. Ct here also. West of Hartford.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:29 PM

I was stationed at the Coast Guard Academy in New London once.

Welcome Welcome Sign

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:34 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Central CT
Posted by xenon55 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:16 PM

Since I don't see a way to do a multiple quote reply using my phone...

I've lived all over the US for the most part including FL for an extremely short period of time. I've lived in CT the longest though. I've got a friend that keeps trying to get me to move out to WA, but my wife's whole (small) family lives here.

I have also worked all over the state. Not in New London, but close. Groton ;)

I tried building a kit with our five year old son a few weeks ago. He lost interest pretty quick. He said it was boring and taking too long. He has his mom's impatience lol. I guess I didn't pick the best kit. It was a glue together stegosaurus. I probably should have picked a snap-tite kit. I came across a Bandai Toy Story Woody while looking at someone's build, and asked my son if he'd like to build it. He said yes. I'll see how it goes. He does like taking things apart to see how they work though. My wife mentioned getting a human body model. She said he's always asking about different parts of the body and he likes science.

To everyone else that gave me a welcome, thank you.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:00 AM

Kids Confused They don't have the patience we use to have. Then again we had to sit by the phone a wait for a call. He may learn the fun of just sitting there and slowly working on something that doesn't demand anything of you someday, like we all did.

I remember that visable human body and what a great idea! I had the man and woman as well as the cricket, automobile chassis and V8. I loved them! Of course, traveling underwater in Google Earth fascinates me

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:19 PM

Hi!

 And Welcome!

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Central CT
Posted by xenon55 on Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:39 AM

modelcrazy

Kids Confused They don't have the patience we use to have. Then again we had to sit by the phone a wait for a call. He may learn the fun of just sitting there and slowly working on something that doesn't demand anything of you someday, like we all did.

I remember that visable human body and what a great idea! I had the man and woman as well as the cricket, automobile chassis and V8. I loved them! Of course, traveling underwater in Google Earth fascinates me

 

Haha yeah. He will occasionally like to sit next to me at the work/hobby bench in the basement, and "work" on his r/c truck while I work on one of mine.

I've thought about getting an engine model also, since he likes to help me when I'm working on one of my bikes (motorcycles). But I actually prefer that he doesn't help with those at his age. Don't really want him exposed to the chemicals.

Never heard about traveling underwater in Google Earth. Going to have to check it out lol

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