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  • Member since
    March 2024
Hello there. Happy to be here.
Posted by CatMonarch on Thursday, March 28, 2024 2:07 PM
Hello, my name is Benjamin and I just started getting back into modeling a little more than a year ago. I used to model tanks and planes as a kid. I was never any good, but my grandfather helped me and I always thought it was neat. I grew up though and put down my snippers and paintbrushes. During the pandemic, I burned through my old video game library and I decided to try my hand at modeling again. I started off with some gunpla, but quickly transitioned to building model aircraft. I'm still not that good and my grandfather passed away, so I can’t ask him for help, but i still think its neet. I've picked up little things here and there and i've built up my confidence but there are still a few things i would like to be better on. Of course, I also want to show off my work and get some input, my girlfriend can only tell me good job so many times.
Anyway, Thanks again for having me and I'm so happy i finally took the plunge and made a profile. i look forward to working with everyone.
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, March 29, 2024 4:05 PM

Hi Benjamin! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Welcome back to the hobby. You've come to the right place.

The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help with any questions/problems. Don't be afraid to ask questions. There are no dumb questions, only the ones you don't ask.

I started building models in 1946 (6 years old) and never stopped. My favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by Sailing Ships. I'm still learning.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain


 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, March 30, 2024 10:09 AM

Welcome Sign aboard, Benjamin, glad to have you with us! Hope you enjoy your time here.

As Jim said, it's a great group, with all kinds of different interests and levels of experience. (He's got a decade or two on me, but I've been at it for -- gulp -- more than a half century, myself, and still see new tips and tricks all the time.) Dive right in and share your work if you've a mind always welcome!



George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Saturday, March 30, 2024 11:05 AM

You have a ton in common with most of us - Excluding the suportive GF Smile
Or maybe that's just mine!


- Joe the SMG

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, March 30, 2024 5:51 PM

Hello Benjamin!

"Cat Monarch , huh? Bet yer cat would differ with you on that ! Welcome aboard!

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Monday, April 1, 2024 2:58 AM

Hey Benjamin,

You definitely started with the right subject area.  The Gunpla kits are incredibly well-engineered, from the way the parts can come off the trees to the perfect way that they fit together.

Now that you're moving to aircraft, you will find that there are no aircraft kits as perfect as the gunpla were, but these represent something real, and each one gives you an opportunity to wrestle with some imperfect aspects of the kit.  I hope you enjoy the heck out of the challenges that come with our hobby.  Your grandfather gave you a terrific gift, getting you started.

Welcome aboard!

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 5, 2024 4:21 PM

Your grandfather gave you a terrific gift, getting you started


Yes welcome. Rick; that stuck me as well reading Benjamin's intro.


And Ben, he's definitely still here.



 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.



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