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Another Newbie

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  • Member since
    September 2020
Another Newbie
Posted by MarvinK9 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:44 PM

Hi, My name is Tim and I'm a 20yr Navy Vet. I like modeling Military type models(ships, planes, armor). I did most when i was still a teenager started trying my best at diorama's, but stopped while i was in and starting my family. I've retired since then, but still working, and decided to get back into the modeling before i can't do it anymore. I also started some Plank on Frame ships and Battle stations.

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, September 18, 2020 6:57 PM

Welcome to the Forums Tim! Glad to have you aboard. Thank you for your service.

Lots of the members got here the same way and are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any questions or problems that you might have.

I started building at the age of 6 (1946) and never stopped. WWI & WWII planes are my favorites followed closely by sailing ships as you can tell by my avatar (plank on frame) . I build whatever strikes my fancy at the time and the wallet says OK.


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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:24 AM

G'day Tim and welcome to the forums. Good to have another matelot onboard.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:15 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
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:46 AM

Hi There;

 Welcome Aboard. I think you'll enjoy being here.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:17 AM

Welcome to the Forums!





  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:59 AM

Welcome to the forum, Tim!  Plank-on-frame models?  That's an audacious choice!  I look forward to seeing those and your other builds.

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by afv_junkie on Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:50 PM
  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, September 21, 2020 8:46 AM

Hello and welcome to the group. 


I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well


- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE




  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:10 PM


Thank you for your service.

Wooden boats? Love those!



Modeling is an excuse to buy books


  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:07 PM

Greetings, Tim!
I can't resist asking - what did you do in the Navy?  I started as an Aviation Electronics Technician and wound up as the Chief Engineer on a frigate, with lots of other jobs sprinkled around.  For the past umpty years I have focused on 1/700 ships, but I still njoy looking at other peoples' work of nearly all kinds.

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by MarvinK9 on Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:58 PM

I started off as a Fire Control Tech. Ballistic, then ended up as a Missile Tech. All in subs, and have three ship qualifications under my belt (Lafayette class; James Madison Class; and Ohio). My dad was in destroyers and I was in subs, ironic isn't it. He was a good man though, even though I out ranked him (he only made E3 where I made it to E5 doing E6 and higher work at times). But all in all I enjoyed my time in and in some aspects I miss it a little. Now when I can I work in plank in frame models(from model expo), and some plastic in various scales. 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:02 AM

Thank you for your service!!!


Welcome to FSM Forums.

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio



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