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  • Member since
    June 2020
New to the Forum/ Not the Hobby
Posted by csmminer82 on Friday, June 12, 2020 11:46 AM

Hello All,


I am now retired and returned to the hobby and my collection of kits I have quite a collection of inbuilt kits and unfinished projects. I planned on building a lot of these kits when I retired. I build mostly aircraft but but I like ships spacecraft and basically ,whatever else catches my eye.

My perspective on this hobby is a little different than most people because I'm ow visually impaired and I'm now working almost exclusively with my CCD magnifier. It is a high deinition magnifier and I am amazed t what I can do with it. I am currently downsizing my kit collection to what I think I did build in the next 20 years, hopefully . I am currently working on an Italeri 1/48 scale F-14 using the decals for VF - 51, the Screaming Eagles. I really like this particular livery for this aircraft.


I like the research as much as the building and have quite a collection of reference books nd photos. I almost never build ikits straight from the box and almost always use aftermarket decals  to have something different and like to challenge.


Looking forward to participating in the Forum. Thanks for reading this post!




  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 15, 2020 1:27 PM

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

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, June 15, 2020 3:30 PM

Welcome to the Forums!





  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:36 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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