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G'day from Aus

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  • Member since
    November 2005
G'day from Aus
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:15 PM
Hello there,

Just thought I'd introduce myself.

I live in Townsville which is in north Queensland, a state of Australia.

I have been modelling seriously for about 12 months, I find the hobby very relaxing and enjoy the social nature of the modelling community. I am at the stage of modelling anything, but seem to be gravitating to early jets (not sure why yet !). My primary interest is getting the model to the stage of 'looking' cool but not necessairly correct. I guess one day I will take the next step and become consumed with the research stuff!

I have just brought my first airbrush and am looking forward to developing the necessary skills, although I am a little nervous about filling it with paint and spraying for the first time. I think that a bit of practice on plastic film may be the go in the begining! Any words of wisdom here would be appreciated.

I am treasurer of our small regional modelling club, Townsville Scale Modelling Club (TSMC), so anyone coming this way please look us up on the web.

Cheers

Simon
  • Member since
    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:23 PM
Welcome to FSM Simon. Words of wisdom .... hhhmmmmm .... looking cool is fantastic, work to the level that you want to, make yourself happy and don't turn the hobby into a chore. As far as airbrushing goes, practice and play, you're gonna luv it.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Monday, May 19, 2003 3:09 AM
Nice of you to join in, Simon. Looking forward to hearing more from down under..!

Domi
  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:03 PM
Hi ya Simon ...

Welcome to the FSM community modeling forum(s). You have joined the right group to learn more about your new hobby. Again welcome and have fun! Approve [^]

FreedomEagle1953

Chicago, IL area

"keep on building 'em ... but don't glue your fingers together"

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Poland
Posted by Aleksander on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 5:16 PM
Hi Simon - it's nice to meet someone living in Townsville, Australia. Even I'm from Poland, I spent two weeks in your town in 1997 (living in Rangewood!). That's fine to hear, that you have your Modelling Club (unfortunately, I'm the "lonely wolf" in modeling). Give my regards to all places I remember - mostly to Shelly Beach and Magnetic Island. I spent a good time in model shop placed on (I hope I remember it correct) Turingawa Street, in Toy shop. And I remember also restoration of P-51D Mustang (or CAC Mustang) in Aircraft Museum near Townsville Airport (I have even a photo when sitting in it !) Reagrds ! Aleksander

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:13 PM
G'day Simon,
Welcome to the forum. There's lots of heads full of all sorts of stuff here, so don't be shy to ask a question or two. The folks who ride here are pretty good blokes.
I'm in Melbourne (and no - it's not raining) so if you ever have a question you can email me at any time.
Cheers, Lee Tree

Cheers, LeeTree
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