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My introduction

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  • Member since
    February 2021
  • From: Payne Ohio
My introduction
Posted by Wass1967 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:38 AM

Hello and thank you for having me. I am not new to model building. If anybody reads my bio you can see. I am currently 53 years old and building models off and on since I was 9 years old. But all the models I've had since I was nine until I Was Eighteen have been destroyed in numerous ways. Blown up, shot up, and burnt up. Which I guess is about the same for a lot of the older Builders. LOL I currently have around 200 built models that I keep in display cases or on shelves. I currently have 73 models in my closet to be built. I have osteoarthritis and I had a failed back surgery less than 2 years ago and have been disabled now for about a year and two months. I have my own model room now and I am the grandpa of three kids. 10 year old boy, seven-year-old boy, and a two-year-old girl. I get into detailing sometimes too much. I try to run all the wires under the hood and also heater hoses to add to the realism. And I tried to detail the dash to make the gauges look as real as possible. Still need to work on that Talent more. My favorite cars are muscle cars from 65 to 73. I love pickup trucks of all years the four by fours with oversized tires are my favorite. I also have about four or five semis. In fact I just built to and I'm working on a box trailer right now. Thank you all for having me. I hope to hang out here because I really don't care for the Facebook groups. It's hard to sit there and be a part of four or five of them and scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. But man they can build some models. And the fabrication that they can do. I'm sure quite a few on here are the same LOL anyhow that's my life.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 15, 2021 2:42 PM

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 Monday, February 15, 2021 4:36 PM

Welcome.  I look forward to seeing your work.  I do about 1/3 cars/bikes. The rest are airplanes.  



  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, February 15, 2021 7:29 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum. 


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


- 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




  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, February 15, 2021 8:55 PM

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

Glad to have another "older gentleman" on here.Wink I've been building for 74 of my 80 years. Started when I was 6 and never stopped. Have gotten loads of help from the members here. If you have any questions/problems just ask. We've all been there at least a few times. The members here are very knowledgeable and always ready to help out.

Sit back, relax and 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
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:17 AM

53 Years Old?

   Son, you're just a young pup here. Some of us are pushing 80 mighty hard! But, that said We appreciate you joining us. Welcome Aboard!

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:36 PM

53, heck, I wish I was that young again!! That was back when I could run and do physical stuff other than just throwing hay bales.

Concuring with my compadres, welcome.


"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:25 PM

Welcome to FSM, Wass!  I look forward to seeing your builds.

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:03 PM



  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:12 PM

Welcome to the Forums!






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