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  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Clermont, Fl
New To The Forum
Posted by Ed Geary on Saturday, December 19, 2020 7:03 AM

Howdy All.  My name is Ed Geary, I live in Clermont, Florida.  I'm a retired Mechanical Designer who worked for ABB, Inc in the Research & Development Dept for Outdoor Products, Power Transmission and Distribution

 

My wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas - I wanted to start building models again. Due to the corona stuff I'm tired of spending my days reading books and being told what to do by my 2 Border Collies.

 

Last Time I built models was back in 1983.

 

My first build will be a Tamiya 1/350 scale Japanese Navy Destroyer Yukikaze

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, December 21, 2020 11:29 AM

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

Lots of great members here that are very knowledgeable and ready to help you with any questions/problems. I've been building for 74 of my 80 years and have loved every minute of it. Well, there was that one time back in ...............Wink. I build whatever strikes my fancy at the time and my wallet says OK. My favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships as you can see by my avatar.

Enjoy! Toast

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 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 21, 2020 8:34 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:53 PM

Ed Geary

Howdy All.  My name is Ed Geary, I live in Clermont, Florida.  I'm a retired Mechanical Designer who worked for ABB, Inc in the Research & Development Dept for Outdoor Products, Power Transmission and Distribution 

My wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas - I wanted to start building models again. Due to the corona stuff I'm tired of spending my days reading books and being told what to do by my 2 Border Collies. 

Last Time I built models was back in 1983. 

My first build will be a Tamiya 1/350 scale Japanese Navy Destroyer Yukikaze 

Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the forum, Ed!  I hope you start a build thread for your Yukikaze, I look forward to seeing it.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Clermont, Fl
Posted by Ed Geary on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:12 AM

Howdy Baron, I used to know a lot of folks from Bethlehem.  I retired from ABB, Inc who closed their Bethlehem plant and many of those folks moved down to Florida.

 

I'm originally from Pittsburgh

 

Still waiting on paints and brushes to be delivered. Most likely will start the build after the first of the year

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:17 AM

Welcome. That'll be a very nice model, well engineered, nice detail and an attractive result. When i built the Kagero, I was able to get the whole thing done with Tamiya Hull Red, Kure gray, Deck tan and Linoleum, all in rattle cans.

When you get going, please share over in 'ships".

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Clermont, Fl
Posted by Ed Geary on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:26 AM

I'll try to share.  I was a professional photographer for 25 years. Was a staff photographer for General Dynamics and later was the photography/graphic arts  manager for the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London.  Believe it or not, I no longer own a camera

 

My last model was a F14 Tomcat. Painted that mostly with "rattle cans".

 

Have to admit I was disappointed in the model when it arrived.  Thought it was going to be bigger than it truly is.

 

Perhaps starting out again on a small model is a good thing

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:59 AM

Hi! Welcome to the Forums!

  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Clermont, Fl
Posted by Ed Geary on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:17 PM

Thanks Tanker!

 

When I worked for General Dynamics one of my assignments was to photograph every damn piece of an M1A1 for a maintenance trainer.

 

It was kinda funny - showed up at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds,  told the NCO in charge we have to completey dismantle one of his tanks.  His response was NO *** Way!  But I was accompanied by a Colonel

 

They had that Lycoming AGT1500 engine out in less than an hour

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:29 PM

There's some folks you REALLY need to connect with over in Armor.

Rob G and Gino Q.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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