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  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Hi from Scotland
Posted by Rob.T. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:16 AM

Hi Everyone Smile 

Just got bk into modelling in the last 8 months or so after a hiatus of about 35yrs.

I have built a lot of kits in my time, mostly Airfix or Revell here in the UK. 

My Preferences are building Sailing ships/Galleons, albeit I have built planes, tanks and figures in the past.

Think my first kit was either Hms Suffolk or Campbelltown by Airfix, the shipping preference i was guided into by my late father who was in the Merchant Navy, fondly remembering how we watched Classic films like the Sea Hawk and Mutiny on the Bounty etc..

Wishing everyone the best of health and happiness through these tough Covid times.

Staysafe everyone 

Rob.

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:12 PM

Welcome back, Rob, lots of "late returners" here, including meBig Smile

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:23 PM

Welcome to the forum and welcome back to the hobby, Rob!  I look forward to seeing your builds.

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 19, 2020 1:13 PM

Welcome aboard.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by s.t.u.a.r.t on Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:27 PM
Welcome aboard! I have the old Airfix Golden Hind and the Academy Cutty Sark in the stash - I really need to build one at some point!

Stuart Templeton

I may not be good but I'm slow - Old School Hairy Stick User

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:52 PM

Welcome back.  Lots of good things have happened in the hobby.  Look forward to your builds. 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:41 PM

Hello and welcome aboard Rob, as you know by now we have new kits, new materials, new tools and new methods. There is so many changes in our hobby you can hardly keep up. In addition to the Ships Forum check out the Group Builds where you will find an interesting array of topics. Also look to see where members live and what they say about themselves in the profile. You may be surprised at how geographically broad and diverse our membership is after 35 years. Our membership is represented in 80 countries.

Harold

  • Member since
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  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Friday, November 20, 2020 1:22 AM

Thanks Hutch it feels great to be back in this hobby.Smile

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  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Friday, November 20, 2020 1:24 AM
Thanks Brad, great to be back at the hobby, will be posting some builds I've done already soon.
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  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Friday, November 20, 2020 1:24 AM

Thanks very much

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  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Friday, November 20, 2020 1:26 AM

Thanks Stuart, I have built my Airfix  Golden Hind bk in April, will be posting pics soon.

Cheers!

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  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Friday, November 20, 2020 1:28 AM

Thanks Keavdog,

Yeah I've noticed that a lot has changed and there is a lot more stuff accessible too. 

Will be posting builds soon 

Cheers!

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Friday, November 20, 2020 1:32 AM

Sergeant

Hello and welcome aboard Rob, as you know by now we have new kits, new materials, new tools and new methods. There is so many changes in our hobby you can hardly keep up. In addition to the Ships Forum check out the Group Builds where you will find an interesting array of topics. Also look to see where members live and what they say about themselves in the profile. You may be surprised at how geographically broad and diverse our membership is after 35 years. Our membership is represented in 80 countries.

Harold

 

 

Thanks Harold, yes I had noticed a lot has changed, and there of course is a lot more kits and materials that are more accessible now than 35yrs ago.

Really looking forward seeing everyone's builds, techniques etc..

Cheers! 

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Friday, November 20, 2020 12:02 PM

Thanks again to Everyone for their Warm Welcome wishes. 

Just on another note, where is the appropriate thread(not wanting to post on the wrong one I.e. Finished or WIP) to list a couple of Finished kits I've done since March.

 

Thanks again

Cheers! Smile

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  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Friday, November 20, 2020 12:41 PM
I’ve enjoyed many a grand time during my travels through Prestwick and Ayr over the years.
fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, November 20, 2020 3:19 PM

Hi Rob! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you aboard.

Sailing ships are #2 on my list of favorite builds as you can see from my avatar. #1 on my list are WWI & WWII planes.

Been building since 1946 (6 years old) and never stopped. Lots of great people on the forums that are very knowledgeable and ready to help with questions/problems.

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: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:53 AM

G'day Rob. Welcome back to the hobby and to the forums. Like yourself I have recently come back to building kits after a long break. i look forward to seeing some of your work.

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

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:27 AM

mawright20
I’ve enjoyed many a grand time during my travels through Prestwick and Ayr over the years.
 

 

Nice one Mawright20 

Me and the Mrs love going down to Ayr for a week or a weekend a lot of historical stuff too see and of course Rabbie Burns house in Alloway.

  • Member since
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  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:32 AM

fox

Hi Rob! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you aboard.

Sailing ships are #2 on my list of favorite builds as you can see from my avatar. #1 on my list are WWI & WWII planes.

Been building since 1946 (6 years old) and never stopped. Lots of great people on the forums that are very knowledgeable and ready to help with questions/problems.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

 

Thank Jim Much appreciated, Yes ships, especially Galleons are a No1 on my list.

Atm I have completed 3 kitsand have 1 in progress which I will post soon after I finish my last 12hr shift at work. 

I have built up a considerable stash over the last 6 months so I have ample kits to build in due time

 

Looking forward to seeing you and everyone elses kits 

Cheers and staysafe 

Rob .

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:33 AM

Dodgy

G'day Rob. Welcome back to the hobby and to the forums. Like yourself I have recently come back to building kits after a long break. i look forward to seeing some of your work.

 

 

Thanks Dodgy for the warm welcome looking forward to seeing your builds too mate. 

 

Cheers!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:19 AM

Rob! Hey, Welcome Back old Man!

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  • From: Detroit
Posted by garylee on Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:09 AM

Welcome Sign

 

Hi! Welcome! I just came back myself after a few years away. It's good to see a shipbuilder, I've been thinking about building an LCT in 1/16 scale and I'm sure at some point I'll need some help. Wink

Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten. Bwahahaha

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:49 AM

Welcome to the Forums, and back to the plastic!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:31 AM

Tanker-Builder

Rob! Hey, Welcome Back old Man!

 

 

Hey thanks Tanker Bill 

All the best Cheers!

  • Member since
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  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:32 AM

checkmateking02

Welcome to the Forums, and back to the plastic!

 

 

Thanks checkmateking02 

All the best! 

Cheers!

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Motherwell Scotland.
Posted by Rob.T. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:38 AM
Thanks Garylee That's great another shipbuilder, albeit I only build the plastic kit ones mate, always wanted to get into the wood kits but just don't have the room for the upgrade. Looking forward to seeing your builds Staysafe Cheers.
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