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New modeler with historical tid bit..

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  • Member since
    November 2005
New modeler with historical tid bit..
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 23, 2003 11:01 PM

My names Joe. I'm 30 years old and brand new at scale aircraft modeling. I have a high stress job and model building gives me and outlet which seems to be working well. My interest in WW2 warbirds starts with the B-17 bomber for sentimental reasons. My late grandfather (Hershel) was a ball gunner on the "Cash and Carrie" out of the 390th bomber group (England). He was shot down on his 13th mission (Muenster Germany, October 10th, 1943) and spent the remainder of the war in Stalag 17B. My best friend (and incredible model builder) is currently recreating an "Exact" replica of "Carrie" out of the 1/48 scale Monogram "G" kit. He's even converting it to an "F" which "Carrie" was. Anyways, watching him, of course, got me into the trade and have now completed two kits (a Spitfire and Thunderbolt). I'm now working on the Monogram A-10 which, believe it or not, my wife bought for me. I guess she figures its better than being out "boosing" eh.Clown [:o)]

Thanks for having me in the forum for I will probably have "many" questions and, as stated earlier, I am brand new at this. I've already posted a question reference the A-10. What a headacheDead [xx(].

  • Member since
    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Saturday, May 24, 2003 1:48 AM
Welcome to FSM Joe. Post as many questions as you can think of, there's lots of great modellers here with some of those answers.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Newport News VA
Posted by Buddho on Saturday, May 24, 2003 2:11 AM
Welcome Joe...
I agree with Shermanfreak in that you will most of your answers here, if not all. I , too, am working on a Trumpeteer 1/32 scale A-10 2 seater with a Verlinden cockpit detail set. I think this is model is going to take a long time!
Regards, Dan

  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Saturday, May 24, 2003 2:19 PM
Hi ya Joe ...

Welcome to the FSM Community Modeling Forum(s) ... a great place for new modelers and "old hands" alike. Approve [^]

The fact that you have an experienced modeler for a "best" friend will help you out a lot. Cool [8D]

I am glad that you have become interested in scale modeling ... and glad you stopped by and joined up. Ask those questions ... you will find that we are a very friendly and diverse group of modeling nuts from all over the world. Tongue [:P]

Have fun!


Chicago, IL area

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