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Are You Faithful to Just One ................?
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Saturday, August 9, 2014 11:06 PM

I can't help wonder how many modeling related forums folks read and post in on a day to day basis.

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I've been short on time for the last 18 months so online visits are usually divided between two websites unless I am doing a web search for information. I keep intending to visit those sites on a regular basis but seldom do so.

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Also, of those website forums you do participate in, what keeps you interested?  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 9, 2014 11:49 PM

I like to look in on the Airfix Tribute Forum and britmodeller, both UK websites.  I don't belong, but those chaps can debate the colo(u)r of Sky Type S the way US modelers controvert about olive drab.

  

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Posted by TarnShip on Sunday, August 10, 2014 3:16 AM

I belong to many different forums. I have a few more in my "former sites" folder, those are the forums that somehow no longer fit my main needs.

Each forum I belong to has a different feel to it, and fulfills a different goal for me. A couple are more technical in nature, one is specifically for 1/72 scale models. I spend most of my time here, on MM and on 1/72 Scale Aircraft, though. No matter what, I think I will always belong to MM, that is the forum that has the most members that I have met in person. HS, ARC and Z-5 have their place in my daily rotation also,,,,,as does Hal Sr's small forum.

I click each in order about 4 or 5 times a day, as I take breaks from building (or honey-doing), or research, etc.

Rex

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 10, 2014 5:11 AM

I have joined a few other forums. But I find I just can't get into them. After a while I am forcing myself to visit and trying to find a reason to post. So I am pretty much a one forum guy I reckon.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:03 AM

I am on about 9, visited once a day except weekends, which are a couple of times a day.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:03 AM

I'm on here just about everyday. I've registered for two forums, but only frequent this one.

 Bruce

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:21 AM

Sprue-ce Goose

I can't help wonder how many modeling related forums folks read and post in on a day to day basis.

I've been short on time for the last 18 months so online visits are usually divided between two websites unless I am doing a web search for information. I keep intending to visit those sites on a regular basis but seldom do so.

Also, of those website forums you do participate in, what keeps you interested?

I've been here since this website began in 2002. I am a member of many other modeling websites going back into the 1990s. I still visit a handful of them daily. In the main forum I visit, Missing Lynx, I find the armor modeling and actual armor knowledge to be the best on the web. Infighting and backbiting at ML are all too commonplace though. But the depth and breadth of armor knowledge and modeling level expertise are top notch. Authors of armor books, modeling books, creators of armor model kits, resin products, finishing products all frequent that site and are often quick to give advice or send you a replacement part as a matter of good will.

Another benefit to Missing Lynx is since it is an armor only modeling site, the forums are divided between different genres; modern armor, WW2 Axis, WW2 Allied, WW1 armor, 1/72 scale armor and 1/48 scale armor. That way I can visit just the armor sub-genres I am interested in and avoid the armor discussions I am not interested in.

Here, if they split the armor forum, there isn't enough armor traffic to support multiple sub-forums. Ask an armor knowledge question here and you're likely to get as many different answers as replies. Most replies will be flat out guesses and getting the right answer and finding out the right answer from the wrong guesses would require luck.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:26 AM

I regularly participate in three forums on a daily basis.

To me my favorite because it really finds the right balance of friendliness, civility, advice, top notch models and people is

www.modelerssocialclub.proboards.net  a close second for me is this site which I really enjoy, and finally

www.armorama.com

While not on a daily basis,I also contribute to www.modelersalliance.com and www.steelnavy.net and www.spamodeler.com

fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:17 PM

I have just enough time to get to FSM in the day. Sometimes I don't even get here. As an "Old Fart", I spend a lot of time going to various Doctors offices, taking care of the "Honeydo List", attending Line Dancing classes with the wife (she's the teacher so I have to go Wink)(lots of good looking women there too Big Smile) working on the old house that needs lots of work, and sneaking in a little bench time. I wish I could get my hands on the guy that made up the saying "Retirement is the golden years of your life", I'd wring his neck. Angry

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:22 PM

Rob Gronovius

..........Another benefit to Missing Lynx is since it is an armor only modeling site, the forums are divided between different genres; modern armor, WW2 Axis, WW2 Allied, WW1 armor, 1/72 scale armor and 1/48 scale armor. That way I can visit just the armor sub-genres I am interested in and avoid the armor discussions I am not interested in.

I have turned up information on Missing Lynx during web searches but also have come to refer to Perth Military Modeling website for armor related reviews.

The only other armor website I know of which has forum discussions divided into different scales and eras is the French language website maquette-garden, which has 1/72 and 1/48th armor discussions.

Occasionally my searches call up some interesting Russian language sites though I must rely upon search engine translation to understand the information posted. 

Unfortunately, I have not built 1/48th scale armor since AURORA and Bandai kits were issued.

Prices of 1/48 armor kits in plastic are effectively the same as 1/35 scale subjects and resin kits are just too pricey and seem to be available only on Euro websites.

If old Aurora and Bandai kits could be re-released at reasonable prices, I'd return to building that scale.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:28 PM

fox

I have just enough time to get to FSM in the day. Sometimes I don't even get here. .................. I wish I could get my hands on the guy that made up the saying "Retirement is the golden years of your life", I'd wring his neck. Angry

Jim Captain

Sorry to hear you are that busy. Hope your bench time situation improves to your advantage.
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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:31 PM

Tojo72

I regularly participate in three forums on a daily basis.

To me my favorite because it really finds the right balance of friendliness, civility, advice, top notch models and people is

www.modelerssocialclub.proboards.net  a close second for me is this site which I really enjoy, and finally

www.armorama.com

While not on a daily basis,I also contribute to www.modelersalliance.com and www.steelnavy.net and www.spamodeler.com

I run across armorama frequently on my web searches for reviews as well as steelnavy; first time I've heard of modelerssocialclub.Surprise
I've only recently become aware of spammodeler
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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:36 PM

TarnShip

..........one is specifically for 1/72 scale models. I spend most of my time here, on MM and on 1/72 Scale Aircraft, though. No matter what, I think I will always belong to MM, that is the forum that has the most members that I have met in person. HS, ARC and Z-5 have their place in my daily rotation also,,,,,as does Hal Sr's small forum.

Rex

ARC is one site I turn up on web searches, I've heard of Z-5 , the only MM site I recall is the  German language http://www.mmodell.de/.
What forum does Hal Sr run?
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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:38 PM

Bish

I have joined a few other forums. But I find I just can't get into them. After a while I am forcing myself to visit and trying to find a reason to post. So I am pretty much a one forum guy I reckon.

I've found that quite a few forums do not have enough activity to keep me returning for updates.
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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:41 PM

checkmateking02

I like to look in on the Airfix Tribute Forum and britmodeller, both UK websites.  I don't belong, but those chaps can debate the colo(u)r of Sky Type S the way US modelers controvert about olive drab.

I turn to the Airfix Tribute Forum more since I have been buying Airfix kits either at swap meets or new red box issues.
Britmodeler is another site that occasionally has large scale armor posts of interest to me.
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Posted by armornut on Sunday, August 10, 2014 5:43 PM

I'm with Bish, though I may never meet most (or any) of the folks here I have got comfortable in participating  in dicussions because of the knowledge here and how it is shared, not being much of a tech guy and occasionally having a thin skin the idea of figuring out new people doen't excite me. I like it here, it has all I need.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:49 PM

I'm active on a few different sites, but this one probably gets the lions share of my activity.

 

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Posted by TarnShip on Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:00 PM

Spruce, the MM site that I meant is Modeling Madness.  It consists of a website for reviews and previews,,,,,with a separate forum link from the home page.

I've been a member there from before there was an FSM forum,,,,,,,I met my former LHS owner on there and found his shop because of it. We go to various contests together, along with a couple of his other customers. (the shop is now closed, though)

Rex

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:02 PM

I'm too afraid to go anywhere else!  Embarrassed

Seriously, I have checked out a few and they just didn't seem to have what FSM has.  I have to admit (and this may have just been when I happened on to the site that day), they all seemed very "abrasive".  If you weren't "up there" with your skills, then they really seemed to knock you down.  Like I said, might have just been a bad day on their forums, but FSM has the family feeling to it.  I mean, most of my builds since I've gotten back into the hobby have been sub par compared to the awesome work most of you guys and gals do, but never once have I been bashed about it.  Great and awesome advice was given..AND received, but never felt belittled.  I think it's like anything else...it's what you are comfortable with and what suits you.  I do look at other forums after googling for reference material and they pop up with info, but FSM is home......speaking of, who's turn is it to cook tonight?!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:24 PM

 TarnShip

Thanks for the info; I did not recall hearing of Modeling Madness before, but I recognize the kit review section that my web searches have called up.Big SmileYes

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:28 PM

Eagle90

..........  I do look at other forums after googling for reference material and they pop up with info, but FSM is home......speaking of, who's turn is it to cook tonight?!

Eagle90

Never mind the cooking........Ick!................it is the all night partying in the room next door that keeps folks awake......
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:04 PM

Sprue-ce Goose

Rob Gronovius

..........Another benefit to Missing Lynx is since it is an armor only modeling site, the forums are divided between different genres; modern armor, WW2 Axis, WW2 Allied, WW1 armor, 1/72 scale armor and 1/48 scale armor. That way I can visit just the armor sub-genres I am interested in and avoid the armor discussions I am not interested in.

I have turned up information on Missing Lynx during web searches but also have come to refer to Perth Military Modeling website for armor related reviews.

The only other armor website I know of which has forum discussions divided into different scales and eras is the French language website maquette-garden, which has 1/72 and 1/48th armor discussions.

Occasionally my searches call up some interesting Russian language sites though I must rely upon search engine translation to understand the information posted. 

Unfortunately, I have not built 1/48th scale armor since AURORA and Bandai kits were issued.

Prices of 1/48 armor kits in plastic are effectively the same as 1/35 scale subjects and resin kits are just too pricey and seem to be available only on Euro websites.

If old Aurora and Bandai kits could be re-released at reasonable prices, I'd return to building that scale.

The benefit to forums broken up by scale is that if I have a question regarding a 1/72 scale or 1/48 scale model, there are expert modelers in that forum that will be able to answer my question quickly and accurately.

Two of Aurora's old model kits were once reissued by Monogram. They released the M4A3E8 Sherman and the retooled Panther. The Panther was a mixture of marks and not much of a serious model kit.

Frog reissued many of the Bandai kits in the 1990s. They died on the shelves and I bought a handful of them from Squadron for $5 a piece.

I tend to build a lot of 1/72 scale armor. If I ask a question in a regular armor forum regarding a 1/48 or 1/72 scale kit and specifically state so, nine out of ten modelers will answer the question based on a 1/35 scale kit. That will normally be useless information based on my build.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:26 PM

Rob Gronovius

Sprue-ce Goose

Rob Gronovius

..........Another benefit to Missing Lynx is since it is an armor only modeling site, the forums are divided between different genres; modern armor, WW2 Axis, WW2 Allied, WW1 armor, 1/72 scale armor and 1/48 scale armor. That way I can visit just the armor sub-genres I am interested in and avoid the armor discussions I am not interested in.

I have turned up information on Missing Lynx during web searches but also have come to refer to Perth Military Modeling website for armor related reviews.

The only other armor website I know of which has forum discussions divided into different scales and eras is the French language website maquette-garden, which has 1/72 and 1/48th armor discussions.

Occasionally my searches call up some interesting Russian language sites though I must rely upon search engine translation to understand the information posted. 

Unfortunately, I have not built 1/48th scale armor since AURORA and Bandai kits were issued.

Prices of 1/48 armor kits in plastic are effectively the same as 1/35 scale subjects and resin kits are just too pricey and seem to be available only on Euro websites.

If old Aurora and Bandai kits could be re-released at reasonable prices, I'd return to building that scale.

The benefit to forums broken up by scale is that if I have a question regarding a 1/72 scale or 1/48 scale model, there are expert modelers in that forum that will be able to answer my question quickly and accurately.

Two of Aurora's old model kits were once reissued by Monogram. They released the M4A3E8 Sherman and the retooled Panther. The Panther was a mixture of marks and not much of a serious model kit.

Frog reissued many of the Bandai kits in the 1990s. They died on the shelves and I bought a handful of them from Squadron for $5 a piece.

A shame I was out of the hobby at the time or i would have definitely purchased the re-issued Bandai kits. Now I know why I have not seen them in any re-releases.

I recall seeing the Monogram re-issues of the Sherman and Panther in their Fw-190 vs Sherman /  P-51B vs Panther. I had built the Panther kit while still an Aurora product and knew of it's faults even at that time. The kit initially was a practice vehicle for applying zimmerit and later I utilized the engine decking and other "greebly" for my Sci-Fi projects.

Unfortunately, the only Aurora kit that did not become greebly was their M-46 "Patton " kit- still un-built.......the assembled AURORA tank kits ended up as Sci-Fi greebly as did most of the Bandai kits after Star Wars was released.

Speaking of 1/72 armor, I am just beginning to purchase Revell 1.72 link and length armor kits so you may yet see one of my posts on one of the 1/72 forums.

Tags: Aurora , bandai
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, August 11, 2014 9:26 AM

I would strongly recommend that you try one of the Hobby Boss 1/48 scale armor kits. While the experts say the Sherman (5 different ones) series suffers from some profile issues, all agree the T-34 (4) and KV (nearly a dozen different ones) tanks are outstanding. They went for under $20 and you can find them on eBay or Squadron. The T-34 series includes full interiors like the old Bandai kits.

The ex-Skybow 1/48 scale Tiger I early, late and Sturmtiger by AFV Club as very nice kits as is their Sd,Kfz. 251 halftrack. They can be found around the $20 range as well.

You will be pleasantly surprised with any of the above kits.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, August 11, 2014 9:46 AM

Sprue-ce Goose

Eagle90

..........  I do look at other forums after googling for reference material and they pop up with info, but FSM is home......speaking of, who's turn is it to cook tonight?!

Eagle90

Never mind the cooking........Ick!................it is the all night partying in the room next door that keeps folks awake......

Those crazy young whipper snappers!  They should get a hobby! 

 

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, August 11, 2014 11:18 AM

Eagle90

Sprue-ce Goose

Eagle90

..........  I do look at other forums after googling for reference material and they pop up with info, but FSM is home......speaking of, who's turn is it to cook tonight?!

Eagle90

Never mind the cooking........Ick!................it is the all night partying in the room next door that keeps folks awake......

Those crazy young whipper snappers!  They should get a hobby! 

I heard that partying is their hobby............Surprise
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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, August 11, 2014 11:19 AM

Rob Gronovius

I would strongly recommend that you try one of the Hobby Boss 1/48 scale armor kits. While the experts say the Sherman (5 different ones) series suffers from some profile issues, all agree the T-34 (4) and KV (nearly a dozen different ones) tanks are outstanding. They went for under $20 and you can find them on eBay or Squadron. The T-34 series includes full interiors like the old Bandai kits.

The ex-Skybow 1/48 scale Tiger I early, late and Sturmtiger by AFV Club as very nice kits as is their Sd,Kfz. 251 halftrack. They can be found around the $20 range as well.

You will be pleasantly surprised with any of the above kits.

Thanks for the info.!
I didn't realize Squadron stocked those Hobby Boss 1/48 kits.
I will check on the other brands, as well!
Tags: Hobby Boss
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, August 11, 2014 11:58 AM

Airfix also does a new series of modern UK softskins and armor in 1/48 scale that have been well received.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, August 11, 2014 12:01 PM

Rob Gronovius

Airfix also does a new series of modern UK softskins and armor in 1/48 scale that have been well received.

I heard Airfix produced a couple of kits but knew nothing of how good they were.
Tags: AIRFIX
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, August 11, 2014 12:27 PM

Here is some shots of the Airfix Warrior.

www.network54.com/.../Airfix+BAe+Warrior

And many of the softskins they do.

www.network54.com/.../Some+Aifix+Herrick+stuff+including+the+Warrior

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