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New to the forum, but I’ve been modeling for a few years.

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  • Member since
    January 2021
New to the forum, but I’ve been modeling for a few years.
Posted by rev_barabbas on Monday, January 25, 2021 9:10 AM

Greetings everyone! It's a treat to find a supportive and knowledgeable forum community.

I started modeling as a child, between 8-12. I didn't know what I was doing at the time and as many of you probably did as well...I royally screwed them up. 

Now, many many years later...I make my return in 2017. The age of YouTube and forums have made learning what I'm supposed to be doing a breeze. I'm honing my techniques, learning from my mistakes, and my models are starting to come out how I imagined they should. But, I'm always looking to improve. 

I'll be around on the forums asking questions, giving praise, and sharing my limited knowledge on modeling when I can. I strive to improve my modeling with each new kit. 


-- rev_barabbas --

Keep going, don't quit.

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:57 AM

Welcome to the group!



  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Welcome aboard.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:50 AM

Welcome to the forums!



  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:38 AM

Welcome to the forums, Rev_Barabbas!  

Do you have a favorite subject?

I like looking forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by rev_barabbas on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:58 AM

My two main subjects are WWII to Modern military aircraft and anything science fiction. I also will do any type of model as long as the build is interesting.

I was originally wanting to do a lot of submarine builds, but unfortunately those models aren't exactly an extensive subject. WWII subs aside, most of them are simple tubes and the paint schemes are too simplistic. I know they're really a study in weathering most of the time, but I just lost interest in them. 

I am currently working on the final stages of a 1/72 Revell F-5B in the Spanish Air Force livery, starting work on two Bandai 001 Star Destroyer models that I got aftermarket decals for (Admiral Thrawn's, and a standard one). As soon as I finish those I have a K-7 Space Station from Star Trek TOS that I need to paint.

I have a stack of old AMT/Ertl Star Trek models in my stash, a 1/32 Colonial Viper (moebius) from the original Battlestar Galactica with PE and the lighting kit, a 1/48 Hasegawa Harrier with PE, and some assorted 1/72 modern fighter jets. So I already have an unhealthy backlog to get through (heh).

I'm trying to build up my airbrushing skills currently, and I recently had a breakthrough. I'm finally getting some really solid line work and I'm able to control my overspray much better. 

-- rev_barabbas --

Keep going, don't quit.

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by rev_barabbas on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:02 PM

This is the F-5B. It was my first attempt at spraying a metal color. This build is far from accurate and I'm definitely not happy with the results...but I'm learning. 

-- rev_barabbas --

Keep going, don't quit.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:36 PM

Nice plane!  Welcome to the Forums!





  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:35 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Nice build. 

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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