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  • Member since
    March, 2017
My Building Room
Posted by Trapper52 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:01 AM

I haven't been building any models for a long time due to my health but i can now I have bought me a mini airbrush & compressor kit & 3 Master Air brushes i know that these are more than likely junk to most of you modlers but i have to buy what i can afford I bought a 15 Camel Hair paint brush set i bought 30 bottles of Testors  Acrylic model paint New I am very excited to be a member 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:15 PM

Welcome to the Forums Trapper! Glad to have you aboard!

You've come to the right place. The members are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with any questions or problems that you might have. We've all started somewhere sometime. The object here is to relax and enjoy the hobby. We're here to help you do this. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Sooooooo, sit back, have a few sips of your favorite brew whether it be CoffeeBeerDrinks, or my favorite Toast and build away.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:17 PM
Welcome, sir!
  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Maine
Posted by PontiacRich on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:40 PM

Welcome and enjoy!

 

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
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:20 PM

We all start somewhere, with practice and patience you may become the best "crappy airbush" user around. Do not sell yourself short and never be afraid to ask for help. WELCOME ABOARDYes

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:39 PM

Welcome aboard.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  Let us see how you are doing when you get a model in process.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

John

  • Member since
    April, 2017
Posted by Mark Steele on Friday, April 28, 2017 9:31 AM

Trapper52

I haven't been building any models for a long time due to my health but i can now I have bought me a mini airbrush & compressor kit & 3 Master Air brushes i know that these are more than likely junk to most of you modlers but i have to buy what i can afford I bought a 15 Camel Hair paint brush set i bought 30 bottles of Testors  Acrylic model paint New I am very excited to be a member 

 

 

Welcome to the Forums Trapper!

I'm new here as well.

Looking to retiring (again!) in 3 years, so when the grand-daughter moved out of our 3rd bedroom, I immediately re-purposed it as my "man cave".

I spend a lot of time in there now either building, cleaning my guns or reloading because my wife is a very scary person. :)

On the Workbench:

Tamiya 1:350 USS Enterprise (CVN-65)

Kinetic 1:48 C-2A(R) Greyhound

Kitty Hawk 1:32 T-28B

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 28, 2017 10:11 AM

Welcome home and here's to hoping that you find your model building and time here therapeutic.

As a young adult, I recall airbrushing an entire, expensive 1/32nd Tamiya F-15 with one of those plastic Model Master airbrushes that people laugh at, and it came out just fine. Sometimes I think building tools and equipment can be overrated, to an extent at least.

Who doesn't recall the hundreds of blissful hours as kids building kits with nothing more than a tube of testors glue, an exacto knife, a cheap paintbrush or two, and some little square bottles of testors enamel. I suppose most of us remember that.

Anyway, don't sell yourself short on your tools, it isn't a big deal. I'd trade all of my fancy tools for the ingenuity of the many talented modelers here in a heartbeat if I could.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:01 AM

I built my first airbrush, when I was a poor college student building a car for the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild contest. It was based on an external mix perfume sprayer, with a piece of neophrene tubing going to my mouth.  Really crude, but I put the last few coats, out of 70 total, with that thing and it came out great.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 11:27 AM
Welcome, remember to post some pics of your build!
  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 11:14 PM

Welcome Trapper. I'm excited for you. This is an awesome place with great members (friends). We are encouraging, not defeatists. What is your favorite medium? Mine is armor and I'm trying to getback into things myself. I've been very unproductive the past 5 years.

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 Eric 

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:04 AM

Welcome Trapper from the otherside of the pond in the UK.

I've only been building for about 60 years, but been through both my fathers and my brothers early deaths from Cancer. So modelmaking has helped me through no end. Choosing Banking as my career I've been made redundant 4 times and changed occupations just as many times due to being out of work firstly at 42 and to be told that I'm too old to be recruited for most jobs!

So pnuematic engineering, insurance sales, warehouse fork lift/van driver, and university campus postman have had to pay the bills. But modelmaking has always come out on top as my choice of hobby no matter what situation and frame of mind I've been in.

So do as they ask here by not being shy to ask, even I don't know everything far from it! But don't ask me about airbrushes as I can't make them out, much too complicated! I still use rattle spray cans, and small tins of paint and brushes!

But welcome and enjoy the hobby, and don't be afraid to tell your mates and anybody that asks that you build models, it's amazing who does. I only went into my local hardware shop, supermarket and coffee shop recently, and they asked what I'm doing in retirement, and I told them and guess what so do they, build planes and have model railways layouts, surprise, suprise!

But my wife's annoyed because because we talk about our hobby while she's waiting to shop! 

Remember , common sense is not common.

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