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Something this forum does better than any other I visit
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:05 PM

Techniques shared by members.

Discussions in detail about glues, paints, brushes, air brushes.

Optical enhancers, tools.

Responses on customer service.

Most other forums it's all about kits, accuracy, and the most dreaded of all- in box reviews.

This really is a great forum where modelers truly share their experiences, successes and failures in the craft.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:00 PM

Well that is the folks here. Many are members on other forums as well. But everything mixes up just so here.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 29, 2015 12:37 AM

All the other forums I'm on are pretty boring. It may take several days to get a response to a post if at all. FineScaleModler forum members are very knowledgeable on many subjects and are willing, even eager to share that knowledge. Most of the members are also interested in watching WIP builds and offer assistance rather than criticisms on those builds.

I log into this forum 95% more often that the others. I feel far less intimidated and far more willing to share my thoughts and builds here. Plus to me, this site is easier to navigate.

Steve

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 29, 2015 7:16 AM

Also though we have a few grouchs most everyone here is friendly and helpful. I left a few forums due to several 'backseat driver' types that never posted anything but spent all their time ripping everyone else's work.  

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Monday, June 29, 2015 7:23 AM

I will Have to agree with you .

This is why I come here  .Living in a house with two people who could care less about the world around them and my hobbies is what makes it so . Plus I get to spend time sharing thoughts , techniques and other things with you and the others .  Tanker - Builder

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, June 29, 2015 8:27 AM

I sure agree.  The old newsgroup rec.models.scale also used to have same features before it was taken over by unseamly characters.  Loved that newsgroup, but this forum has the same features and some classification so you are not wading through a hundred message titles a day.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by panzerpilot on Monday, June 29, 2015 10:53 AM

modelcrazy

All the other forums I'm on are pretty boring. It may take several days to get a response to a post if at all. FineScaleModler forum members are very knowledgeable on many subjects and are willing, even eager to share that knowledge. Most of the members are also interested in watching WIP builds and offer assistance rather than criticisms on those builds.

I log into this forum 95% more often that the others. I feel far less intimidated and far more willing to share my thoughts and builds here. Plus to me, this site is easier to navigate.

Steve

I agree. Whenever I have a question, I'll usually end up with several answers...that day!
This is especially good when I am in the middle of a build and unsure about something. I've been on here since 2004 and it's always been the same way. This has been my "go to" all along and I know my modelling would not be anywhere what it is today without it. In fact, countless times I'll google something and end up right back here anyway!
There is one other site that is almost as good but I feel more like I'm part of a group here and it's more personal.

-Tom

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, June 29, 2015 11:17 AM

And only around here will you find people who don't mind relating their blunders, such as gluing their hand to their forehead or driving an Xacto knife into their thigh!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by panzerpilot on Monday, June 29, 2015 11:32 AM

Or, dropping a full paint cup on an almost completed build.

Learning from others' mistakes is key. Telling about mistakes sure helps. Pretty humble around here, I've noticed. Beer

-Tom

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, June 29, 2015 12:56 PM

stikpusher

. ............................. But everything mixes up just so here.

sounds..................kinda like SPAM............the mix of  ingredients is mysterious, but the results continue to please so many people............. Hmm
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Posted by Chrisk-k on Monday, June 29, 2015 2:07 PM

IME, the FSM forum is the best in every criterion.  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 29, 2015 2:21 PM

panzerpilot

Or, dropping a full paint cup on an almost completed build.

Learning from others' mistakes is key. Telling about mistakes sure helps. Pretty humble around here, I've noticed. Beer

Well, as I never make any mistakes, such as gluing fingers together, spilling plastic weld onto a painted model, adding an oil wash to an enamel painted model without giving a full coat of future, gluing resin parts together with CA glue in the wrong place and not being able to pull them apart or posting updates in GB's I ain't even a part of, I clearly don't have any of these things to share. Whistling

But despite joining several other forums over the last couple of years, I can't find any that compare to this place. With other forums I find I have to remember to visit every few days and then hardly post. But with this place its automatic. I don't why, but no other place I have been on compares to this one.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, June 29, 2015 3:00 PM

Bish

..................

But despite joining several other forums over the last couple of years, I can't find any that compare to this place. With other forums I find I have to remember to visit every few days and then hardly post. But with this place its automatic. I don't why, but no other place I have been on compares to this one.

I use Opera web browser to access this site and include other preferred sites in the same grouping.
As all websites in the grouping are visible, I can't forget to visit however many I wish to visit.
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Posted by panzerpilot on Monday, June 29, 2015 4:02 PM

Bish

panzerpilot

Or, dropping a full paint cup on an almost completed build.

Learning from others' mistakes is key. Telling about mistakes sure helps. Pretty humble around here, I've noticed. Beer

Well, as I never make any mistakes, such as gluing fingers together, spilling plastic weld onto a painted model, adding an oil wash to an enamel painted model without giving a full coat of future, gluing resin parts together with CA glue in the wrong place and not being able to pull them apart or posting updates in GB's I ain't even a part of, I clearly don't have any of these things to share. Whistling

GB's, in particular. This one seems to have the most active ones. (Sorry I dropped the ball with your Ju-87 build, BTW) I guess that could be a mistake. Signing up for a GB, then not finishing. Confused

-Tom

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 29, 2015 4:06 PM

panzerpilot

Bish

panzerpilot

Or, dropping a full paint cup on an almost completed build.

Learning from others' mistakes is key. Telling about mistakes sure helps. Pretty humble around here, I've noticed. Beer

Well, as I never make any mistakes, such as gluing fingers together, spilling plastic weld onto a painted model, adding an oil wash to an enamel painted model without giving a full coat of future, gluing resin parts together with CA glue in the wrong place and not being able to pull them apart or posting updates in GB's I ain't even a part of, I clearly don't have any of these things to share. Whistling

GB's, in particular. This one seems to have the most active ones. (Sorry I dropped the ball with your Ju-87 build, BTW) I guess that could be a mistake. Signing up for a GB, then not finishing. Confused

Well, I think that's one of the down sides of having so many GB's.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by waynec on Monday, June 29, 2015 5:20 PM

Cadet Chuck

And only around here will you find people who don't mind relating their blunders...  driving an Xacto knife into their thigh!

Hey it was only once. geeeesh!   Cool   next time i'll take a picture.

fingers, OTOH.....

this forum is also really good about finding something positive to say about ANY build before mentioning things that could be improved and PROVIDING suggestions on  how to improve.  i have NO worries about posting something i tried and was less than successful at. this forum has turned me into and oil wash and filter junkie WITH GOOD RESULTS. 

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Posted by Nathan T on Monday, June 29, 2015 10:38 PM

Proud to be one of those grouches

 

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 8:57 AM

Nathan ;

Speak for yourself ! Because at times I am grouchier and you know it ! LOL.LOL.LOL.

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