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Hello From Indiana
Posted by WarDaddy on Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:20 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm in my late teens and just recently found out about the seemingly wonderful hobby of scale modeling. Eventually I would like to build World War 2 Aircraft/Armor aswell as an automobile every now and then. Since I'm new to all of this I was wondering if any of you had any tips that could be useful or kit suggestions. 

Thanks

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, June 8, 2020 7:22 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, June 8, 2020 9:35 PM

Welcome to the forums. Lots of knowledgeable people here that will be glad to answer your questions. For ww2 armor kits, I would suggest Tamiya kits. Tamiya is good for beginners and are pretty simple and have very few fit issues.

Nice to see a fellow Hoosier, where are you from in Indiana? I am from Elkhart County.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by Blackpowder1956 on Monday, June 8, 2020 9:44 PM

Welcome, from Kokomo, IN!

 

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Posted by WarDaddy on Monday, June 8, 2020 10:00 PM

Keyserj

Welcome to the forums. Lots of knowledgeable people here that will be glad to answer your questions. For ww2 armor kits, I would suggest Tamiya kits. Tamiya is good for beginners and are pretty simple and have very few fit issues.

Nice to see a fellow Hoosier, where are you from in Indiana? I am from Elkhart County.

Northeast 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 8, 2020 11:33 PM

Tamiya is a model producer in Japan.

Become an Amazon Prime member and you will get good deals on their kits.

They sell a great series of aircraft kits, the 1/72 Warbird series.

Those are so superior, it will make an imprerssion that will hopefully hook you.

Welcome!

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:48 AM

Welcome aboard.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:22 AM

Like others said start with Tamiya. They sell some older models at good prices. Some of their older Japanese aircraft kits are cheap and a great place to start, with enough detail to practice and learn new skills. If you are looking for a place to get things, I order stuff from Hobbylinc.com, good prices and great people to deal with.

 

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:18 AM

Welcome aboard.Tamiya as well as Revell and Monogram

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:07 PM

Hi and Welcome!

    My preference to Armor runs the Gamut. Specifically 1/48. ( I got bit by BANDAI-1/48 scale Armor) full interiors and a seemingly endless supply of well molded kits. Back in the late 70s, early80s.

     Now it is "Paper" Panzers like the "Dicker Max" Self Propelled Gun in 1/35, that I got as a gift. Of course Hasegawa and Tamiya kits withthe addition of Fruilmodel for Tracks. I have a fixation right now for any M1A1 Abrams especially any with " TUSK ! Again-1/35.

    I build Armor only for me. I do not compete at shows with Airplanes, Armor or Cars. I specialize in ships for Competition. I do actually have some 1/87 and 1/72 stuff as well. Fun to build as well. 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:37 PM

Another Hoosier. I should say fellow Hoosier.

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Posted by fox on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:31 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

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Posted by WarDaddy on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:57 PM

After hearing the praise you all have for Tamiya and the reviews for the kit, I think that the Tamiya America  1/35 German Panzer IV Ausf.D will be my first.

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Posted by Keyserj on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:51 PM

Can't wait to see you build it. Just so you know, posting pictures is a bit tricky on this site. You have to post them using a third party image hoster.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by WarDaddy on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:17 PM

I plan on using Flickr as from what I’ve seen Photo Bucket leaves a watermark.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:12 AM

WarDaddy

After hearing the praise you all have for Tamiya and the reviews for the kit, I think that the Tamiya America  1/35 German Panzer IV Ausf.D will be my first.

 

That Tamiya Pz IV D is not bad for a starter. Its an older kit so not quite the same level of detail as the more recent ones, but still nice enough and you can go much wrong with Tamiya as far as fit goes.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:38 PM

WarDaddy

Hello everyone,

I'm in my late teens and just recently found out about the seemingly wonderful hobby of scale modeling. Eventually I would like to build World War 2 Aircraft/Armor aswell as an automobile every now and then. Since I'm new to all of this I was wondering if any of you had any tips that could be useful or kit suggestions. 

Thanks 

Welcome to the forum!

Tips?  Yes-have fun.  Build what you like, the way you like, and have fun.

I look forward to seeing your builds.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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