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Posted by Greg on Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:53 AM

This tread is so darned interesting I gotta give you a second 'attaboy' for a great thead idea, Toshi. Yes

So many screen names and avatars I've wondered about over the years all coming together now.

Keep 'em coming, folks.

-Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:23 AM

Greatmaker

What's not to love about the Gamera movies. Turtle with fire coming out of the leg holes My second fav next to godzilla

 

Lol thanks!!! 

And you gave me the idea of my new avatar! 

'Whatever it was Mr. Garibaldi I didn't do it!!! It was probably G'Kar - always up to no good that one!!!'

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Posted by WillysMB on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:01 PM

My screen name here is WillysMB and the Avatar is my daughter and I in our 1942 Willys MB. We've owned the Jeep for 15 yrs and have restored it as an HQ vehicle from the 28th Recon, 6 Cav, 15 Corps while they were stationed in Northern Ireland in late '42/43. Our family hobby is WWII Living History and the other screen name I use is 42swing.

 

 

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:23 PM

my screen name SAFFERSCALE is SAFFER= person from South Africa Scale for scale modeller.My Avatar is the Emblem of the South African Police Service.Ive been a police officer for 25 years with the current rank of Captain

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:34 PM

As Bish mentioned in his post, almost everyone in the Army has a nickname, and while I was stationed in Germany mine was Silent Bob from the Kevin Smith movies because I tended to be more in the background and would say something profound every once in awhile.  Most of the people in my company, and even battalion, only knew me as Silent Bob.  What was really weird was when I was roommates with "Jay."  The 33 part comes from my MOS, 33W (electronic warfare/intercept systems maintainer).

My avatar is the symbol of the Rebel Alliance (although now I suppose it would be the Resistance in the new trilogy).  My dad is a huge sci-fi fan and I grew up on Star Wars.  

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:17 PM

Thank you my fellow forum members!

All of your replies are just amazing!!!  And most important of all, members are having a great time with this.  This is what FSM Forum Family is about!  

Thank you for your contributions, and I look forward to other members to contribute to this thread so we get to know one another!  Once again, thank you all for this great support!!!

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:52 PM

That's the episode I had in mind.  For some reason I always stuck with me.  Some of my personallity was the same as his at the time and for a good deal longer.

 

As for Londo, he was perhaps the most tragic figure in the series.  Despite that his barbs with G'Kar later were entertaining.

Here's a couple  lines:  My shoes are too tight and I can't dance.

                                  Mr. Garabaldi, whatever it is, it can't be that bad.

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Posted by Cdn Colin on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:53 PM

My name is Colin and I'm from Canada.  The avatar is a picture of my CAH-1W; the first kit I completed after returning to the hobby.  It's sitting on a CAF roundel I have.  It's the Academy kit I had picked up years before on a date with my now wife.  I did it up in Canadian markings for fun.  I'd have done a better job on it now!  

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:55 PM

Bob, your post reminded me of one of my mates who was called Bash. Problem was, we were in the same Warrior, i was the driver and he was the gunner. It used to cunfuse the hell out of the commander. I would get over the headphones 'bish turn left' and so i would start turning and then a few seconds later he would start screaming 'no not you, Bash turn left' and vica versa. Nearly caused one or two accidents. Big Smile

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Posted by Greatmaker on Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:31 PM

ikar01
As for Londo, he was perhaps the most tragic figure in the series.  Despite that his barbs with G'Kar later were entertaining. Here's a couple  lines:  My shoes are too tight and I can't dance.                                   Mr. Garabaldi, whatever it is, it can't be that bad.

Londo Mollari: [arguing with Garibaldi] We made a mistake, I'm sorry. Here, open my wrists.

[offers Garibaldi his wrists]

Michael Garibaldi: Centauri don't have major arteries in their wrists.

Londo Mollari: Of course not, what, do you think I am stupid?

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:19 PM

Toshi;

 I am aware of the system of naming in Japan . I think it is proper and correct . Trouble is most folks can't pronounce my family  name right anyway ! It's Sicilian ! 

 So , I used to build boats . Then before that I Captained for a well known Oil Company for the term of eight years  .

 I looked for a name and I remembered I have built a lot of Model tankers for clients . Hence Tanker-Builder . The Avatar was the only thing I could think of after my son badgered me about the cartoonish silhouette .

 So in one of the few times of getting things right on this here computter I sent a picture of the first of five 5"- 38 guns from a 1/96 scale Fletcher You've seen me mention , the U.S.S. Kidd . I would have a tanker , But , I couldn't get the photo to come out right that small  

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:08 PM

Bish

Bob, your post reminded me of one of my mates who was called Bash. Problem was, we were in the same Warrior, i was the driver and he was the gunner. It used to cunfuse the hell out of the commander. I would get over the headphones 'bish turn left' and so i would start turning and then a few seconds later he would start screaming 'no not you, Bash turn left' and vica versa. Nearly caused one or two accidents. Big Smile

 

Well I can see how that would be confusing for him.  Hopefully the near-accidents were only in training Wink

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:18 PM

Greatmaker

 

 
ikar01
As for Londo, he was perhaps the most tragic figure in the series.  Despite that his barbs with G'Kar later were entertaining. Here's a couple  lines:  My shoes are too tight and I can't dance.                                   Mr. Garabaldi, whatever it is, it can't be that bad.

 

Londo Mollari: [arguing with Garibaldi] We made a mistake, I'm sorry. Here, open my wrists.

[offers Garibaldi his wrists]

Michael Garibaldi: Centauri don't have major arteries in their wrists.

Londo Mollari: Of course not, what, do you think I am stupid?

 

 

My fav:

"Ah, arrogance and stupidity, all in one package.  How convenient!!!"  (Londo's comment regarding Earth forces' dismissal of the seriousness of the threat of the Minabari.)

 

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:00 PM

Thanks for the thread, Toshi, lots of good personal stories being shared in here!

mrmike came from a boatload of encounters with other Michaels - it was one of the more popular names for the boomers. Growing up there were so many Michaels that we resorted to things like Big Mike, Little Mike, Mike A., Mike B., and so on and so on. At one point I lived in a house with three other Mikes and we all adopted variations to distinguish ourselves.

With me it stuck. I was mrmike with business associates for years. In a friendly way, "That's mrmike to you" always seemed to recognize a world full of Michaels. To MrMike from Nashua, NH, I'm pleased share a moniker.

My avatar is picture of my Dad, a WWII P-47 pilot in a restored Thunderbolt at a reunion of his fighter group. He's 95 years old this December, and still flies Light Sport aircraft.

Like others have said, this forum is a wonderful way to share our hobby and our lives.

mrmike

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Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, June 15, 2018 7:25 AM

mrmike

Thanks for the thread, Toshi, lots of good personal stories being shared in here!

mrmike came from a boatload of encounters with other Michaels - it was one of the more popular names for the boomers. Growing up there were so many Michaels that we resorted to things like Big Mike, Little Mike, Mike A., Mike B., and so on and so on. At one point I lived in a house with three other Mikes and we all adopted variations to distinguish ourselves.

With me it stuck. I was mrmike with business associates for years. In a friendly way, "That's mrmike to you" always seemed to recognize a world full of Michaels. To MrMike from Nashua, NH, I'm pleased share a moniker.

My avatar is picture of my Dad, a WWII P-47 pilot in a restored Thunderbolt at a reunion of his fighter group. He's 95 years old this December, and still flies Light Sport aircraft.

Like others have said, this forum is a wonderful way to share our hobby and our lives.

mrmike

 

When I first joined this forum, I wanted to use my mrmike handle from SA and other forums and found that it was already taken.  Since you were here first, I decided on Mr Mike as my moniker/handle.  I saw this thread and mrmike and immediately went to it only to discover you and not me.  lol  I guess the mrmike handle is a lot more popular than I had originally thought.    

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Posted by Bish on Friday, June 15, 2018 7:58 AM

silentbob33

 

 
Bish

Bob, your post reminded me of one of my mates who was called Bash. Problem was, we were in the same Warrior, i was the driver and he was the gunner. It used to cunfuse the hell out of the commander. I would get over the headphones 'bish turn left' and so i would start turning and then a few seconds later he would start screaming 'no not you, Bash turn left' and vica versa. Nearly caused one or two accidents. Big Smile

 

 

 

Well I can see how that would be confusing for him.  Hopefully the near-accidents were only in training Wink

 

Well, he was an Officer Big Smile

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, June 15, 2018 7:45 PM

Bish

 

 
silentbob33

 

 
Bish

Bob, your post reminded me of one of my mates who was called Bash. Problem was, we were in the same Warrior, i was the driver and he was the gunner. It used to cunfuse the hell out of the commander. I would get over the headphones 'bish turn left' and so i would start turning and then a few seconds later he would start screaming 'no not you, Bash turn left' and vica versa. Nearly caused one or two accidents. Big Smile

 

 

 

Well I can see how that would be confusing for him.  Hopefully the near-accidents were only in training Wink

 

 

 

Well, he was an Officer Big Smile

 

Reminds me of a joke my battalion commander told at a promotion ceremony:

What's the difference between a 2nd lieutenant and a private first class?

The PFC has been promoted.

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Posted by CG Bob on Friday, June 15, 2018 8:55 PM

Mine is pretty simple: they call me Bob, and I was in the U.S. Coast Guard for a while.

The avatar is a Disney design for the USCG during WWII.  

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, June 15, 2018 9:06 PM

 

 

Greg

This tread is so darned interesting I gotta give you a second 'attaboy' for a great thead idea, Toshi. Yes

So many screen names and avatars I've wondered about over the years all coming together now.

Keep 'em coming, folks.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, June 15, 2018 10:50 PM

Tanker - Builder

 

 I looked for a name and I remembered I have built a lot of Model tankers for clients . Hence Tanker-Builder . The Avatar was the only thing I could think of after my son badgered me about the cartoonish silhouette .

 

You should get a shot of the Texaco North Dakota toy.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 15, 2018 11:06 PM

I've always been nuts about plastic and wood models, any kind, and it was the only thing I could think of on the fly when I was creating an account. After a few avatars I was satisfied with this one. My favorite bird and my country.

Although I must admit Johnny, the British flag is as equally cool looking IMO.

I find it interesting to learn the origin of the screen names and avatars.

Steve

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:41 AM

What a great thread! I too, and I see a lot of us, have always been keen on aircraft and modelling since we were kids. It was in my case. My forum name comes, like Bish has mentioned, from service days,in my case the RAF, there was kids programme on TV in the 1980's called Grange Hill with a character called Gripper, I was the only Londoner on my shift and thats how it stuck. The aeroplane prefix before gripper was beacuse someone, when I registered , already had it. My avatar is my photo of the beautiful P-51D Mustang at the RAF Museum at Hendon.

Best Regards

Mark

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:02 AM

aeroplanegripper

What a great thread! I too, and I see a lot of us, have always been keen on aircraft and modelling since we were kids. It was in my case. My forum name comes, like Bish has mentioned, from service days,in my case the RAF, there was kids programme on TV in the 1980's called Grange Hill with a character called Gripper, I was the only Londoner on my shift and thats how it stuck. The aeroplane prefix before gripper was beacuse someone, when I registered , already had it. My avatar is my photo of the beautiful P-51D Mustang at the RAF Museum at Hendon.

 

Any particular reason they picked Gripper that we should know about Wink

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Posted by Nino on Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:50 AM

modelcrazy

"... I find it interesting to learn the origin of the screen names and avatars.

 

This is one real informative Thread.  Great Idea.
 
      My screen name evolved from three sources. 40+ years ago two young ladies of my acquaintance called me Nino as a kind of pet name.  Further along in life I got enthused to listen to Firesign Theater comedy group.  They had a character called Nino.                                                                                            
 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thVDjdSR7SA                                                  (Go to14:08)
                                                                     
     Then there was the old IBMer who always said if you put Nothing In you get Nothing Out.   Three times the charm and Nino it was.
 
 
      My Avatar is Commodore John Barry. A Relative according to my Fathers research.   I figured for a Ships Forum, what can be better than someone many consider to be the father of the American Navy. I do not rate this Avatar but it does give me something to be proud of and something to strive for.
 
     We may have one of his Epaulets in the family "History Vault" (Attic) . No way to prove it though.
 
   Jim
 
P.S.  I think a choice for Father of the American Navy is misguided.  The American Navy had no father...
Oops, I mean it was the members of the Continental Congress; we don't actually know "who the father was". (That sounds worse).                                   
Nino is going to stop digging a hole now .
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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:00 AM

Bish

   

Any particular reason they picked Gripper that we should know about Wink

 

No comment! Devil

Best Regards

Mark

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:12 PM

    Nino, from my understanding the Navy was a product of necessity, Continential Marines could not swim and all the ships belonged to the wrong flag. No offense intended for our British brethren.

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:55 PM

Thank you for the contributions my fellow FSM Forum Members.  Many of you have mentioned how great of an idea this thread is, it may be so my fellow brothers and sisters but it’s YOU that creates the essence of the thread that makes it so great!!!  Once again, thank you very much for your contributions as well as your support!

Your friend, Toshi

 

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Posted by Nino on Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:10 PM

armornut

    Nino, from my understanding the Navy was a product of necessity, Continential Marines could not swim and all the ships belonged to the wrong flag. No offense intended for our British brethren.

 

 

I'm sure there was no offence taken. 

Come to think of it, America barely had a flag.  At least not an official one, for quite a bit.  IIRC at least one of the "flags" looked a bit like a British flag.  (I better look that up.)

My heritage is English, Irish, French and German. So I guess I could take a bunch of Liberties if the need arrises.

 Speaking of Liberty,  Live Free. Model long!

   Nino

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Posted by Peaches on Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:15 PM

Well I haven't uploaded an avatar yet so we won't go there.  But my login comes from my days in the USAF.  I wasn't exactly a girly girl in the military, but females in my career field (Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants)(POL)were few and far between, and the name Peaches just stuck with me.  And I have used it ever sense. 

That's actually where my quote comes from.  One night I was refueling a plane and I had to stop at the pumping station to do something, as I was doing my walk around on the truck, my co-worker asked me a question and I walked off the truck to check on some piping and I ripped off a hose.  Needless to say I didn't live that one down. 

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Posted by Chemteacher on Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:02 PM
Great thread, Mr. Toshi. No avatar for me yet. I haven’t had the time to figure that out yet. I teach high school chemistry, so thus my screen name.

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