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A New Hobby

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  • Member since
    May 2012
  • From: Bremerton, Wa
A New Hobby
Posted by Fishdo on Monday, August 10, 2020 5:18 PM


I'm retired and I decided to try my hand at modeling.  It gives me something to do besides rake the yard and take out the trash.  I like to build anything in plastic or wood.  I haven't been conerned with accuracy or weathering. I have decided to try weathering and I'm hoping this forum will give me some tips to help with this. Currently I'm building an AMT 1:25 scale D8 that I'm going to us to practicing weathering.

I enjoy FSM mag.  It shows me what can be done.


  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, August 10, 2020 5:29 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

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
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, August 10, 2020 5:55 PM

Welcome ( I'd say have a seat by the fire but right here at least it's the wrong time of year for fires lol) !!

And we have a painting and airbrush forum here that you can find under Forums. Lot's of knowledge there about weathering, not to mention the Airplane forum. You will find help and links to more help. Youtube is a friend too if you find the right videos.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:59 AM

Where've you been since 2012? Big Smile

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:03 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

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:48 PM

Welcome to the Forums!





  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:27 PM


(what is a D8?)


  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:44 PM

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:48 PM


Cool project.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:55 PM

   That D8 is an older kit however it is a good build. Indy links are pretty easy and the kit lends itself to detailing if one likes. Have fun with it.

we're modelers it's what we do


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