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  • Member since
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  • From: Near Chicago
My story
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:50 PM

Hey all. Some of you might know me, as the Teenage Modeler. But if not, then, continue reading more, because I will tell you my story.

 

I had always been a fan of scale models as long as I have been alive. I always see my dad's models' boxes on the shelves, dusted. I can see Italeri, Tamiya, Revell, Hasegawa, and many others. I was always interested as to what it is, and what it looks like.

 

Fast forward, when I was around 9, my parents bought me a 1/72 Tamiya Sukhoi Su-34 Strike Flanker. I have never been more happier in my life. I tried building it with my dad together, but it got thrown away because it was mistaken as trash Sad ! Anyway, I built another model when I was 10 years old, the F 15-C Eagle, which turned out ok. I used Aquarelle paints, which ended up messy beyond belief. But, I was satisfied on what I built.

 

Anyway, fast forward when I was 12, I built my first (serious) scale model. It turned out WAY better than I expected Big Smile. It was an A6M3 1/48 Zero by Tamiya (which is my profile picture). After years of research, and videos of techniques, and watching Plasmo, it turned out great. I did well airbrushing it outside.

 

Anyway, me, 14 years old now, is currently building a 1/25 Chevy Corvette 1996. I am excited, but I got grumpy, because I lost one of 4 tires, and the rims, which I now have to find, which could be anywhere. Anyway, wish me luck.

 

Now that you know my story, you know a little bit about me. I want to get good at scale models. Finding this forum was one of the best decisions I made, because so many people just like me are asking the same questions, techniques, tips, and pieces of advice, which I never would have got if I have not found this website.

I am a teenager, and I am just as interested in this hobby as all the adults.

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:08 PM

I've seen and looked at some of your posts.  Don't be afraid of asking for help, tips, advice, etc.  Folks here have all been there/done that.

As to the wheels and tires on your'Vette, might ask in the auto page if someone has them in the spares box that they're willing to part with.

If all else fails, you can either try the aftermarket, or contact the kit maker.  Sometimes they'll send replacements at no charge, even if your fault. Might mention your age, might help... they'll want a customer for life.  And they will turn up as soon as you get/find replacements, that's for sure.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:46 AM

Post up the kit manufacturer/kit number

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:46 AM

Thanks for telling your story.  Good luck with the tire.  You'll get great advice/help here.  

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:34 AM
Nice to have you,welcome aboard

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:02 AM
You have started your obsession the way many of us did when we were your age. I personally am glad you're here. Not many kids your age now are building models. Post up as many questions as you like that's what us old guys are here for. Good luck

 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:02 AM

Oh and before you know it we'll be asking you for advice.

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:04 AM

wpwar11

Oh and before you know it we'll be asking you for advice.

 

Oh!

 

I am a teenager, and I am just as interested in this hobby as all the adults.

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:52 AM

Well;

   You told it well. Hope you find that Wheel-Tire assembly.

  • Member since
    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:00 PM

Nice to see a young person like yourself interested in building something with thier hands and learning history at the same time!

-Andy

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:44 PM

rooster513

Nice to see a young person like yourself interested in building something with their hands and learning history at the same time!

 

 
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