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    June 2020
Hello from St. Paul
Posted by James Mason on Monday, June 15, 2020 10:05 AM

Hi Everyone:

James Mason (Jim), 56 from St. Paul MN.  I started building models in my teens when I belonged to the "Model of the Month" club from one of the companies.  Back then I usually built planes, WWII mostly, however a recent article in the magazine about Frankenstein builds reminded me of one I made.  It was a 1/72 F-16 with huge underwing cannon nacelles from a 1/48 Stuka.  It did not look as stupid as you might think - more like a Star-Wars kind of vibe really.  I remember for that one I also painted the canopy black on the inside which solved the cockpit detail issue nicely and made it look very futuristic.

I picked up the hobby again about 18 months ago when my 2nd wife got me a Tiger model from "World of Tanks" (which is another hobby...and now I build armor) for Christmas.  That was when I knew she was a keeper!!!  I've built a handful of models since then, a KV-1B (see below) that went through several paint jobs before I decided enough was enough.  I dirtied it up with a wash that was a little too dirty...every one of these is a learning experience.  I'm finding the magazine is a great help.

Right now I am almost finished with an ISU-152 - I'm waiting on some decals from Archer that will probably make it my best one so far (knock on styrene).  After that comes another World of Tanks Panther from Italieri.  They are having a sale...got this nice 1/35 Italieri for $22!  My plan is to make it a captured vehicle with somewhat crude Soviet markings over the other ones (that may or may not be partially visible...time will tell).

I look forward to participating in this forum.  I have been directed here on occasion when googling stuff, so decided I might as well join.

<blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/vswWRrg"><a href="//imgur.com/a/vswWRrg"></a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>KV-1B Soviet Tank

Have a good day!

Jim

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, June 15, 2020 1:17 PM

Welcome, plenty of info available here.

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 15, 2020 1:24 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 3:31 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:42 PM

Hi Jim! 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.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:43 PM

Hey Jim!

 Welcome Aboard!

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:11 PM

Welcome!  Glad to see someone  else from frostbite falls here!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:03 PM

Welcome to the forum!  I look forward to seeing those builds.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:09 PM
Hello and welcome aboard

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