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Returning to plastic modeling

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  • Member since
    August 2020
Returning to plastic modeling
Posted by jegbflat on Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:04 PM

Hi all, like everyone I assembled kits as a boy - didn't paint.  Spent 20 years in RC soaring.

Now in retirement am returning to plastic modeling. This time around would like to take it more seriously so invested in airbrush and some tools.

I'm hoping to connect with folks here to inspire, encourage and tutor me a bit.  



  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 21, 2020 5:11 PM

Hi Jerry. Like you I am new to the site and have recently returned to modelling. You have made a good decision in joining. I have only been a member for a very short time, but I can vouch for the friendly atmosphere and the willingness to share skills and knowledge. Enjoy!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Friday, August 21, 2020 5:22 PM

Welcome.  Tools and such are sure different from years ago!  Everyone here is very helpful - wide and varied interests too!  Good luck.


Keep on building!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:54 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 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:17 AM

Welcome to the Forums!





  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, August 22, 2020 4:10 PM

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

I'm one of the old timers on here. Started building at 6 (1946) and never stopped. Did all the other hobbies also along the way also. Was into soaring and also R/C sailboats too. Raced up and down the east coast for about 10 years. Did the model building at the same time. 

Great bunch of people here that are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any questions or problems. Don't be afraid to ask for help. They don't bite, but will give you constructive criticism if you ask for it.


Jim  Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

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

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


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