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  • Member since
    September 2020
  • From: Atlanta GA
Hello from Atlanta
Posted by Loammi on Monday, September 7, 2020 5:17 PM

Hey all, hello from Atlanta! Getting back into scale modeling after way too long a layoff from my teen years to, well, older years Smile. I enjoy ship and aircraft models, typically WWII topics but I'm going to be looking into other areas to spice my enjoyment of the hobby up a bit.

What were some model subjects you flexed out into to expand your enjoyment of modeling?

Loammi

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:31 PM

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

Lots of the members got here the same way. I started at 6 years old (1946) and never stopped. I've tried all different types of models at one time or another to see what I liked the best. I stick mainly to WWI and WWII planes with sailing ships coming in a close second. I do Armour, cars and a figure or two once in a while to keep things interesting.

If you have any questions or problems, don't be afraid to ask for help. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help out. They will offer constructive criticism if asked to. 

Relax and enjoy.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:43 PM

Welcome, Loammi.

I like that you asked about what makes the meter tick.

The single biggest change in our hobby has been the internet, closely followed by availability of kits from all over the world.

On this forum, a common thread starts with "I build airplanes but want to try a car. Any favorites?"

Bill

 

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:46 AM
Welcome aboard,sounds like a lot of members here,enjoy

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:04 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
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:16 AM

Welcome Sign

 

Nick.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:16 AM

Hi Loammi;

 From Atlanta and Sporting a Razorback?

 Try Paper ships . There's a lot of civilian craft out there. If not Paper, Go to 1/400 or smaller scale for Other civilian types of vessels. There's a limited number. That's why I suggested Paper. Oh, Welcome Aboard !

     I also build Cars, Military Vehicles and Sci-Fi even a Wargame figure set once in a while, and for a changeup there I build Civilian Lite Aircraft and Sea Planes. Scratch-Building also comes into play. Ships of course, and as my Moniker implies, Mostly Tankers as there a lot of Tank Ships out there that a lot of folks have never seen.

  • Member since
    September 2020
  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Loammi on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:34 AM

Thanks for the welcome and the idea of sailing ships. They have always looked beautiful but look intimidating to build with all the rigging involved. How would you suggest dipping your toes into this area for the first time? Are there good beginner kits to look for?

Loammi

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:52 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:47 AM

Welcome, and whatever your pleasure, there is someone here who can help.

I have family over in Newnan and Moreland; what part do you hail from, knowing that ATL is a big area,

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:13 PM

Welcome to the forum, Loammi!

That handle sounds familiar-do you belong to some other scale modeling forums besides FSM?

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2020
  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Loammi on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:49 PM
I'm in the Gwinnett area, Sugar Hill to be precise. Yes the ATL is a big beast and traffic makes it worse but it's a good place to live.

Loammi

  • Member since
    September 2020
  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Loammi on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:51 PM

the Baron

Welcome to the forum, Loammi!

That handle sounds familiar-do you belong to some other scale modeling forums besides FSM?

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

 

 

No, I'm on a lot of other forums regarding other hobbies with the same handle so perhaps we have crossed paths on those.

Loammi

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:45 PM

Hi;

 For beginners I actually recommend Lindberg's series of ships. Decent size and reasonable looking. Granted they may NOT be historically correct. Most folks looking at a sailing ship model wouldn't know anyway. After all look at the Garbage they call sailing ships at The Home Decorating Places.  They're not even as good as Lindberg!

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:33 PM

Years ago, my wife and I lived in Gwinnett--in Lilburn.  Still have the car license tag.

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:37 PM

G'day Loammi and welcoe to the forums. I'm sorry I can't offer any advice n sailing ship kits, but I found that sci-fi models were a tonic when I wanted something different. Why? Because they are so different and allow a lot more freedom of expression

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

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