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The Most important FSM issue

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  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Ontario Canada
The Most important FSM issue
Posted by pppmario on Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:20 PM

Mine was FSM March 1994, the issue was a big plane on the cover, and then I see it “lighting the Starship Enterprise”

That was my Aha moment; I can add lights to a model? WTF! Mind Blowned! After I got up from the floor of my LHS, I started looking for all the bits and pieces I would need.

To this day I have Zero models with homemade lights, I did have a NCC 1701-A with the sound and lights package. I actually built 3 of those, 1 for me, 2 for fans that wanted one made about $100 each +expenses, and had to rebuild 1 twice, a pediatrician had it in his office, thank you 2 years old kids!
But my NCC 1701-D was my pet project for the longest time, was just ready to build it when I noticed 1major piece was stolen/lost (bitter ex-wife?). Well I just got yesterday (may 30th 2018) the same one, not a repop, or new version from another manufacturer. So the bug just bite me hard again, time to look for someone that can read wiring schematics and can build the dammed thing for me (the wiring box and board).
So what was yours? Was it a picture, article, tip, technique?

On my workbench, my CAT!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ERAw9Jvi3ovjDW5V6

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:47 PM

The first issue.  Mind-blowing articles like the Frog Sea Fury, full scratch 1/72 M1 Abrams, and did it have a vac-form F7U Cutlass?  First impressions are important, and FSM made a good one!

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Ontario Canada
Posted by pppmario on Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:52 PM

ah yes the Spring 1982 issue actually FSM just made that issue free for download. Going to take my time to read it

On my workbench, my CAT!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ERAw9Jvi3ovjDW5V6

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:37 PM

The first one I ever saw was in 1984. Blew me away with the modified F-14,  and tanker truck from "Duel". Later, there was Bob Steinbrunn's detailed Monogram Texan. Then it was Michelle Choquette's 1/32 masterpieces in 93. Also, Bill Coulter's and Matt Stricker's NASCAR builds. Just off the top of my head...

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:32 PM

Anything by Dan Jayne.  I think the first one that blew my mind was a Corsair cut-away.  Man, His cut-aways were spectacular.  RIP Dan Jayne.  

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