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Posted by Brian2015 on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:33 PM

I am an attorney focusing on civil disputes and small business representation. I would call myself a civil trial lawyer,   but actual trials are few and far between these days.  I built a lot of models as a kid (10-14) but stopped until this year (age 38).

 

My passion is anything military, probably because of my family (gdfather was SeaBee in WW2, father and his brothers fought in 'Nam, brother in 1st AD in 90's). I love planes of all types, but am intentionally working on other kits to diversify my portfolio.  But I'm jonesing for a jet.

I haven't had a job that required hand skills (other than typing) since the 90's so my modeling is suffering.  But i hope that practice will change that. 

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    October, 2015
  • From: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Posted by Brian Miller on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:29 AM

I'm a mason. Not the secret society, but a bricklayer. I live in central PA where in a month or two it'll be too cold to work reasonably, so more modeling time. 

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    January, 2016
  • From: Outside The Box
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 3:47 PM

Hello everyone,

I am a firefighter/paramedic, and my wife is a 3rd grade school teacher. We both love our careers and wouldn't have any other job. I am new to modelling so with my rotation schedule I'll have a lot of time to model. This is a great discussion.

Hunter

Hunter

 

 

On the Bench:  6 Group Builds.....


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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:04 PM

I graduated with a degreee in mechnaical engineering, worked the field for six years, went ten drawing plans for commercial kitchens and bars, then another eleven (so far) drawing up supermarkets.  The company I work for operates around 30 markets and over 100 retail shops, so I am kept quite busy.

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    February, 2014
Posted by USMC6094 on Thursday, February 04, 2016 11:35 AM

Well currently I'm a Aircraft Mechanical Parts Repairer, specifically gear boxes, and TMS specific I am one of barely a handful of wrench turners (4 left in the world) that repair and overhaul the Rolls Royce Pegasus engines accessory gear box.

I am proud to turn out a good to go box for my Corps...........

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    April, 2008
  • From: Fox Lake, Il., USA
Posted by spiralcity on Thursday, February 04, 2016 3:05 PM

This thread is getting a bit old, but what the hell.

I'm a machinist, basically a failed mechanical engineer. I never finished school (shame on me) but I did grab cerifactes for machining along the way. I now program and operate fanuc and mazak machinery. I have been doing this for close to 25 years and have just discoverd I truly hate it!

 

 

 

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    December, 2015
  • From: texas
Posted by DESooner on Thursday, February 04, 2016 3:46 PM
I'm an airport manager, currently living in Del Rio, Tx...I've been here now for 11 years and swore I wouldn't spend more than 1 year here, tops... I enlisted in the USAF in 1985 because I ran out of money to go to college on - working full time and trying to student full time was a quick way to make myself old...I retired from USAF in 2006, and took this job as a contractor (same job as in USAF). I don't particularly love my job because work is still a four letter word, but it does provide a modest amount of money with which I can re-engage my childhood hobby of building models. I'm thankful for the advances that have occurred in model building since I was a kid - even though my models still turn out to be huge globs of Testor's cement, at least now I can airbrush those huge globs with cool paints.
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Posted by Mark Steele on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:47 PM

Long and varied career. U. S. Navy - 22 years 6 month and 9 days of undetected crime. Volunteer Firefighter/EMT in Virginia Beach from 1982 - 1992 Over the Road truck driver for J. B. Hunt and Schneider National. Currently Orange County (Florida) Sheriff's Office as a civilian supervisor (fingerprint Unit)

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:55 PM

That's quite a spread of jobs there Mark.

Wow!! It's been a long while since this thread was active.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:03 PM

mustang1989
Wow!! It's been a long while since this thread was active.

Never gets old. People love telling their stories. 

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:01 PM

Hi,

I hadn't seen this thread before, but since its recently been reserrected, I'm a Naval Architect.  Mostly since I  graduated in 1988 I've been working for various design firms in and around Washington DC (with a very brief stint at Military Sealift Command).  The job has given my a chance to work on some interesting projects, including the LCS1 class, some NOAA research ships, some stuff in support of a Maritime Museum out in San Francisco, the LCAC/SSC program, some stuff in support of the AAAV/EFV tracked vehicle program, some Coast Guard Deepwater Program stuff, and some Military Sealift Command/Auxiliary ship stuff.

In addition the job has given me the opportunity to travel to some interesting places like Japan, Korea, Norway, and the UK.

Pat

 

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    January, 2017
  • From: Northeast Washington State
Posted by ExtremeTeam on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:28 PM

Graduated from community college in 1988 with a degree in architectural drafting.  After graduation I was hired in the land surveying field in the spring of 1989.  Since then I have gained my professional license in land surveying in the states of Washington and Idaho as well as being certified as a federal land surveyor with the Bureau of Land Mangement.  Still with the same company I started with in Northeast Washingtson State - its been a great place to spend the last 28 years at.

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:03 PM

PFJN

Hi,

I hadn't seen this thread before, but since its recently been reserrected, I'm a Naval Architect.  Mostly since I  graduated in 1988 I've been working for various design firms in and around Washington DC (with a very brief stint at Military Sealift Command).  The job has given my a chance to work on some interesting projects, including the LCS1 class, some NOAA research ships, some stuff in support of a Maritime Museum out in San Francisco, the LCAC/SSC program, some stuff in support of the AAAV/EFV tracked vehicle program, some Coast Guard Deepwater Program stuff, and some Military Sealift Command/Auxiliary ship stuff.

In addition the job has given me the opportunity to travel to some interesting places like Japan, Korea, Norway, and the UK.

Pat

 

 

That..................is a very interesting work history Pat.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:04 PM

modelcrazy
 
mustang1989
Wow!! It's been a long while since this thread was active.

 

Never gets old. People love telling their stories. 

 

This is true. Yes

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:05 PM

ExtremeTeam

Graduated from community college in 1988 with a degree in architectural drafting.  After graduation I was hired in the land surveying field in the spring of 1989.  Since then I have gained my professional license in land surveying in the states of Washington and Idaho as well as being certified as a federal land surveyor with the Bureau of Land Mangement.  Still with the same company I started with in Northeast Washingtson State - its been a great place to spend the last 28 years at.

 

and here's another cool and interesting work history. Dang!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:41 PM

My brother and I invented the aerospace industry

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:50 PM

Wilbur Wright

My brother and I invented the aerospace industry

 

arent you retired yet? Wink

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Maine
Posted by PontiacRich on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:17 PM

Let's see:

17 years as an Aeronautical Engineer

2 years as an IT Specialist

7 years in wooden boat building and repair

1.5 years as a Project Engineer in the shipbuilding industry and still going...

 

Rich - "And when the Band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd

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Posted by Doug vH on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:18 PM

13 1/2 AD USAF as an Avionics Guidance & Control System Specialist (KC-135A&R, B-52G, U-2). Thanks to Uncle Sam got to travel the world, and my PCS locations were England, New Hampshire, Texas, California, Korea, & California, with TDYs  all over the world. Somehow that lead to Network Engineer, and then to Cisco VoIP Consultant. 

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:19 PM

PontiacRich

Let's see:

17 years as an Aeronautical Engineer

2 years as an IT Specialist

7 years in wooden boat building and repair

1.5 years as a Project Engineer in the shipbuilding industry and still going...

 

Hi,

That's an interesting career path. Smile

Pat

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:50 PM
Well after 21 years of carrying the mail. Finally decided to try my hand at postal supervisor. Still in training but so far so good. This job change should be my ticket out of the tax you to death state (Connecticut) Hoping to head way south in a year or two. Florida here I come.

 

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:33 PM

The names and dates may have been changed to protect thefoggy memories of me. 

Early 70s: landscaping assistent for multiple Gull gas stations.  Paperboy for the Seattle times.

78 thru 84:Goofing off and odd jobs including cleaning up the memorial colliseum in Portland OR. after rock concerts.( I met a lot of "interesting " people backstage and broke a few laws but its ok......I dont remember half of it.)

84 thru 86 :worked at American steel as a slag boy( scraping slag off hot metal parts) then got promoted to crane operator.   Its funny how everyone gets out of your way when your moving a 40 ton slab of steel from one end of the plant to the other.

87: Hitchhicked around the U.S. with the Grateful dead......the best vacation I never rememberd. What I do remember cannot be repeted here.  Sorry.

88 thru 92:Part time machinest. odd jobs in a variety of metal shops. Janitor at Portland city hall.

93 thru 96: Started as the janitor for a chain of movie theaters and worked my way up to general manager (this just means when sombody didnt show up I had to )

97:Worked in a foundry turning scrap aluminum into1700 lbs ingots   HOT!!!

98 thru2002: decided to get married (BAD IDEA!!! ) had a baby girl so I got serious and started driving passenger busses for the airport

2002 thru2010:Cross contry truck driver.

2007:Got remarried. (Definetly a GOOD idea!!)

2010 thru2013: short time in a trailer manufacturing plant. short time driving school bus ( kids suck when their confined in a 50 foot tin can! ) and driving a water tanker for the forest service

2013 thru 2016 : Driving a cement truck.

September 2016 to now ; Moved to southern Arizona and am now working as a dump truck/cement truck driver.

 

Their were all manner of odd jobs thru the years ... most in some sort of steel mill or janitorial but I cant remember them all.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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  • From: USA
Posted by DDonSS3 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:55 PM
Did 20 years in the USN as a P-3 Aircrewman doing Non-Acoustic and Acoustic Sensor Operation. Worked at a electronics plant as a Rent-a-Cop. Seven years for the USPS in a big distribution center outside of Philadelphia. I just couldn't take working there anymore. ATTEMPTED to sell cars for about 1-1/2 years. Been a loss- prevention camera operator since 2014.
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    July, 2005
  • From: Maine
Posted by PontiacRich on Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:58 PM

PFJN

 

 
PontiacRich

Let's see:

17 years as an Aeronautical Engineer

2 years as an IT Specialist

7 years in wooden boat building and repair

1.5 years as a Project Engineer in the shipbuilding industry and still going...

 

 

 

Hi,

That's an interesting career path. Smile

Pat

 

Thanks Pat.  Yes, it's been a long strange trip.  Chronologically, it went like this:

4.5 years at a jet engine manufacturer

10.5 years at an airplane manufacturer

7 years in wooden boat building 

2 years being laid off - getting IT certifications & Project Management training

2 years in a start up General Aviation company doing IT and Engineering

1 year unemployed

1.5 years doing IT contracting

and currently almost 1.5 years in Project Engineering in the steel shipbuilding industry

 

Rich - "And when the Band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Maine
Posted by PontiacRich on Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:04 PM

DDonSS3
Did 20 years in the USN as a P-3 Aircrewman doing Non-Acoustic and Acoustic Sensor Operation. Worked at a electronics plant as a Rent-a-Cop. Seven years for the USPS in a big distribution center outside of Philadelphia. I just couldn't take working there anymore. ATTEMPTED to sell cars for about 1-1/2 years. Been a loss- prevention camera operator since 2014.
 

Thank you for your service!

 

And to everyone who has served...thank you.

Rich - "And when the Band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:59 PM

I think I replied to this thread the first time around, now I just bellyache to my wife about my commute to work where I really make ALOT of people mad by kicking back aircraft parts that look like they were "repaired" by a hamfisted gorilla. I now work as a QA inspector for an FAA part 145 repair station. FYI not real sure how I got hereHuh? LOL.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:14 AM

I get to build jet engines. 

 

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    July, 2005
  • From: Maine
Posted by PontiacRich on Sunday, April 23, 2017 5:46 PM

ridleusmc

I get to build jet engines. 

 

 

Oh...you're with that "other" jet engine maker Wink

Rich - "And when the Band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:37 PM

ridleusmc

I get to build jet engines. 

 

 

Do you in Evendale, or do you work out of CP or NP? 

Bruce

 

 

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    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, April 24, 2017 7:17 AM

Yes sir, Evendale

 

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