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    February 2021
Getting back into modeling.
Posted by MJY65 on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:19 PM

I used to build quite a few airplane models when in college, but then life got in the way.  Dental school, practice, family, etc.   I recently was moving some things in the basement and found a pair of 1:72 F4s that I intended to finish with decals from the Duluth, MN ANG.

That inspired me to start looking around again.  I'm not a newbie, but might as well be.  The "hot" brands have shifted and some have gone away.  Paint selection is vastly improved.   Perhaps the biggest change is places like this.  The ability to gain knowledge from others should really help to avoid some mistakes.

I'm sure I'll be lurking for a while until I have something to contribute, but looking forward to learning.

 

Mike

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:33 PM

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

If you need any help or have any questions just ask. That's what we're here for.

Enjoy!

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 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:43 PM

Welcome aboard.  Lot of Phantom Phanatics here.  Finish them up and post up some photos.

You'll find newer kits have a lot better detail, and in most cases better fit than in the past.

  • Member since
    February 2021
Posted by MJY65 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:49 AM

goldhammer

Welcome aboard.  Lot of Phantom Phanatics here.  Finish them up and post up some photos.

You'll find newer kits have a lot better detail, and in most cases better fit than in the past.

 

 

The Phantom was what the Duluth ANG was flying when I was a kid and really got me hooked.  The kits I have are probably early 90s vintage 1/72 Hasegawa.   Is there a better kit I should look at for this build?

 

The follow up will be a pair of 1/72 Tamiya F-16s in the current colors/configuration.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:01 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
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:52 AM

Mike !

 Lurk all you want. The Phantom is one of my favorite Birds too. My daughter flew one! You are certainly welcome here!

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:33 AM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:25 PM

Hello Mike and welcome to the forum. I have a couple 1/32 F-4's a Revell/Monogram and a Tamiya both yet to build. Now that was one workhorse of an airplane!

Look around in the different subjects as I'm confident you will find something of interest.

Ben, a.k.a. DRUMS01

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

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 RAH-66 Comanche - WIP

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer - DONE

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

 

 

 

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