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New Here From New Jersey
Posted by Megaphone Tone on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:46 AM

Hello all ... new here and really new to model cars .. I have done a few when I was a child but never really put much effort into making them look real. Anyway, my oldest son (19 ) started to build a few and I thought that was cool. So here I am on youtube etc .. looking at how to build build models and make them look real .. 

Here is my very first attempt .. 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:27 AM

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

Your pics did not make it. You have to use a hosting site to save your pics and then transfer the ones you want to the Forums. Check the "Forum Technical Assistance" section for help in figuring out how to set it up. It's easy. I'm 80, and if I can do it, anyone can. I host my pics on Google and it's real easy to transfer them. And, it's FREE.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2XmgHwKtF9b2SrXb6

 

Jim Captain

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:01 PM

Hey!

     I couldn't see em! But Welcome to the Auto forum.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:20 PM

Ex New Jersey here.Welcome aboard.

Love that pitted rust

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:51 PM

Megaphone Tone;

Wow I did not hear any kind of Jersey accent in your message at all (just kidding). Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy your stay.

Ben

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- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer (WIP)

- 1/78 AC-119 Stinger Gunship (GB-Pending)

 

 

 

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Posted by Megaphone Tone on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:39 PM

Thanks everyone, I have updated the pics.. sorry for the quality .. if anyone would like to see a better quality pic of any of these please let me know .. 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:27 PM

I don't think it has enough dents Wink

Excelent job. I think it looks pretty real to me.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:10 PM

Nicely done aging.  Welcome to the Forums.

 

 

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:48 PM

Now I see them. Looks like you do a pretty good job to me. 

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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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:01 PM

Nice rust work, really like the color difference on the door and hood, showing that the owner is starting restoration.

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:46 AM

Welcome to the forum, MT!

Where in Jersey are you?  Have you ever visited any of the clubs, like NJIPMS (they stage MosquitoCon), the Central Jersey club, or the DelVal scale modelers?

I look forward to seeing more of your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
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Posted by Megaphone Tone on Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:38 PM

the Baron

Welcome to the forum, MT!

Where in Jersey are you?  Have you ever visited any of the clubs, like NJIPMS (they stage MosquitoCon), the Central Jersey club, or the DelVal scale modelers?

I look forward to seeing more of your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

 

Thanks Baron, I have not visited any .. nor did I know there was any LOL just shows how new I am 

  • Member since
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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:56 PM

Megaphone Tone
 
the Baron

Welcome to the forum, MT!

Where in Jersey are you?  Have you ever visited any of the clubs, like NJIPMS (they stage MosquitoCon), the Central Jersey club, or the DelVal scale modelers?

I look forward to seeing more of your builds!

Best regards,

Brad 

Thanks Baron, I have not visited any .. nor did I know there was any LOL just shows how new I am  

Well, depending on where you're located, there are a several and you could probably visit more than one occasionally.

The New Jersey IPMS club stages the MosquitoCon Show in Wayne every spring, under normal circumstances.  They meet in Garwood, and their website is http://njipms.org/

The Central New Jersey IPMS club is based in Point Pleasant.  Their website is http://www.cnjc-ipms.org/.  Some of their members attend the Delaware Valley Scale Modeler meetings, too.

And there is a club I'd never heard of, based in Delran, the Plan 9 Modelers of South Jersey. I don't know if they have a website, but here is their page at IPMS/USA's website, in the chapter index:  https://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/chapter/plan-9-modelers-south-jersey

Over here in PA, we have the Delaware Valley Scale Modelers, based in Philly.  Our website is here:  https://www.dvsm.org/index.html but we also use a Facebook group as a forum.  With the COVID lockdowns, we have been meeting virtually since March.  I suspect that the other clubs have been doing the same.  They may also have Facebook groups, so if you happen to be on FB, you might want to look for them.

Also, if you're in "southern" northern Jersey, around Phillipsburg or out along the I-78 corridor, you're within range of our club here in the Lehigh Valley, too, the Lehigh Valley Scale Modelers.  We formed 6 years ago, and got an IPMS charter 4 years ago.  We do not have a website; we use a Facebook group as our forum.  There are a couple of guys who live out near Clinton Station or thereabouts, who participate in our club.  We have also been meeting virtually since March.

I'm in Bethlehem, and I belong to both the DVSM and the LVSM.  I was a member first at DelVal, because there were no other clubs around.  Eventually, some of us here in the Lehigh Valley found each other, through FineScale, of all things.

There are a couple of informal groups that meet, too.  I know of some guys down in Bucks County, who used to meet at Herb's Hobbies in Doylestown, till he closed up shop.  They still get together for meetups.  There's a similar group over in Jersey, centered on Cherry Hill and Berlin, I think.  People in the various IPMS clubs will know more about such informal groups.

So, you can see, there is a lot going on, just out of sight.  "You've taken your first steps into a larger world"

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:14 PM

Welcome aboard.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, November 6, 2020 11:07 PM

Well mate, if that was your first attempt you've got a cracker of a future in front of you! Welcome to the forums.

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