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Retired - finally building postworthy stuff!

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  • Member since
    February 2021
Retired - finally building postworthy stuff!
Posted by onetruescale on Monday, February 15, 2021 12:45 PM

Hi FSM forum

I am a lifetime modeler and lurker. From my new member profile:

Retiree finally getting around to some modeling projects that I collected kits for throughout my busy career.

Last prolific kit modeling period was my teens. My friends and I built WWII 1/72 aircraft for "run around" wargaming.

Got into N scale railroading in my 30's and built several layouts. Switched aircraft interest to 1/144 in my '40's to have an airport train layout, which I completed in my '50's.

My retirement modeling has been focused on subjects where I can display planes and trains together in a model train (layout) diorama. The planes have only been pre-built or pre-painted so far.

I just completed a fairly significant scratchbuild of paratroopers being dropped from C-47's with their chutes in various stages of opening. I made two YouTube videos of it. I will post something soon in dioramas or scratchbuilding.

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:00 PM

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

Also a lifetime modeler. Started building in 1946 (6 years old) and never stopped. Build whatever strikes my fancy at the time and my wallet says OK. Favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships as you can see by my avatar.

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 2019
  • From: Northern Nevada
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:17 PM

...building and finishing models...this what I do most of my free time in retirement as well! Let us know if you need help with anything and please don’t be afraid to ask. I’m still learning...never stop learning!

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:13 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:25 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 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:58 AM

Okay!

 Hey I think our train layout in the front room of the Museum is the only one I've seen it Texas that is in process of getting an Airport and We have a tongue in cheek airliner in the entry of the " N " scale layout modified with a Cattle-Car-Get it? Kool! And Welcome Aboard. Oh yeah, on our " N " scale layout we have a Sailing Ship Museum and Casino in progress.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:24 AM

Welcome to the forum!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2021
Posted by onetruescale on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:47 PM
Thanks, Jim (fox). Gosh, you started near the beginning of scale model kits. I have plenty of 1/144 WWII aircraft since Corgi diecast and Japanese prepainted appeared ~1995. No WWI since few prepainted (and also because I would then have to buy WWI trains). Steve
  • Member since
    February 2021
Posted by onetruescale on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:48 PM
Thanks, HighDesertmodeler!
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    February 2021
Posted by onetruescale on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:49 PM
Thanks Checkmateking02!
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    February 2021
Posted by onetruescale on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:51 PM
Thanks, Bish I like your collection of model build cards.
  • Member since
    February 2021
Posted by onetruescale on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:57 PM
Thanks, Tanker-Builder I am picturing one of those scratchbuilt comedy models. A Boeing 737 with about 3railroad cattle cars spliced into the fuselage. Ships in N scale or 1/144 is very weakly supported by kitmakers except for sailing ships and submarines.
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    February 2021
Posted by onetruescale on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:59 PM
Thanks, theBaron!
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:52 AM

onetruescale
Thanks, Bish I like your collection of model build cards.
 

You mean the Group Build badges, ye, i am a bit addicted to doing GB's, but they are good fun.

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
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:46 AM

I lost my group build badges in the Photobucket fiasco, and the originals were on an old hard drive.  The one I really was proud of, the one I liked the most, was my Monogram Mafia badge.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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