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  • Member since
    October 2021
  • From: Michigan, USA
Greetings from Northern Michigan
Posted by J.A. Modelworks on Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:54 AM

Hello Everyone,

I started building models early on with my dad, and recently picked up the hobby once again in my mid 20's. My subjects of interest center around AFV's, Sci-fi, and ships. I look forward to learning new techniques/tips from you all and sharing a few things I have learned along the way. Glad to be part of the Finescale community.

- Johnathan

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 1, 2021 11:59 AM

Hi Johnathan !!

      I build ships too. Mostly Ocean Going Tankers-You know-Oil and Bulk liquids. Some are scratch built, some are conversions. Many in H.O.(1/87) and some in "N"( 1/160)are scratchbuilt or very heavily modified. I tinker from time to time in MaschinenKreiger and Sci-Fi as well. Welcome aboard my Friend. 

  • Member since
    October 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by sharkbait on Monday, November 1, 2021 12:29 PM

Welcome aboard. Are you from the upper peninsula? My mom's family was from Houghton. Her ashes rest just outside of the outer buoy at Copper Harbour.

 

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

  • Member since
    October 2021
  • From: Michigan, USA
Posted by J.A. Modelworks on Monday, November 1, 2021 1:19 PM

I live in the Traverse City area, so lower peninsula.  

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 1, 2021 4:09 PM

Welcome aboard, will be nice to see more armour models.

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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 1, 2021 4:54 PM

Welcome aboard, will be nice to see more ship models

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 1, 2021 5:59 PM

Welcome aboard.  There is a wealth of knowledge amongst the members who are all happy to answer any questions.

Thanks,

John

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, November 1, 2021 7:44 PM

Welcome to the Forums Johnathan! 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
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, November 1, 2021 9:01 PM

Welcome fellow troll. I'm a bit further south of the bridge than you.. Wink

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:27 AM

J.A. Modelworks

Hello Everyone,

I started building models early on with my dad, and recently picked up the hobby once again in my mid 20's. My subjects of interest center around AFV's, Sci-fi, and ships. I look forward to learning new techniques/tips from you all and sharing a few things I have learned along the way. Glad to be part of the Finescale community.

- Johnathan 

Welcome back to the hobby and welcom to the forum, Johnathan!  I look forward to seeing your builds!  Sci-fi-have you built any Maschinen Krieger subjects?

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:44 AM

I'm a Tech grad.  I build all genre, but folks tell me that ships are my specialty.  I do sailing ships full-rigged, but my real specialty is scratch-built lakers.

One suggestion I have for new folks is to explore the entire list of forums.  There are some gems that many people are unaware of.  Particularly check out the section Tools, Techniques, and Reference materials.  Everyone should include the Painting and Airbrushing forum.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    October 2021
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Master Blaster on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:37 PM
Welcome rocketman. I attended NMU from 1979 thru 1982. Miss the UP a lot during our hot GA summers. I to build ship models, try to avoid rigging though so mine have been an American Scout model i am restoring and a couple fishing boats with minimal rigging.
  • Member since
    October 2021
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Master Blaster on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:40 PM
welcome! NMU student here from way back!
  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Friday, November 5, 2021 2:23 PM

Welcome Johnathan!Welcome Sign

Lots of great people here.  Look forward to seeing you in the forums.

On The Bench:

Bandai 1/144 Tie Adv.

Modiphius Fallout T-45 Power Armor

  • Member since
    December 2020
Posted by Thuntboss on Sunday, November 7, 2021 3:24 PM

J.A. Modelworks

I live in the Traverse City area, so lower peninsula.  

 

 

Nice ! Although I currently live in mucky ol washington state, I am originally from Pentwater {just south of Ludington}and as soon as I retire, I'm moving back Home.

My name is Jonathon too, just spelled a tad different, lol.

"Do it as well as your experience and skill allow. Practice and persistence increase skill"

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:31 AM

Welcome aboard mate. It's a great site with great people and lots of support.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:23 PM
I’m another former Michigan Tech-ie/adopted Yooper.
  • Member since
    October 2021
  • From: Traverse City, Michigan USA
Posted by PapaYeti on Friday, November 19, 2021 9:43 PM

Hi Johnathan! Welcome! I'm a new arrival & also in the TC area since 2003. I've been thinking lately about seeing if there is an active model club in our area and maybe starting one up if not.

"Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the WAR ROOM!"- President Merkin Muffley, played by Peter Sellers in the movie "Dr. Strangelove"

"I don't really have Tourett Syndrome, I'm just working with PE parts!" - Me

  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: Northern Michigan
Posted by Monogram Madness on Sunday, January 9, 2022 10:57 PM

Welcome aboard!  Always nice to see another Northern Michigander.  Im new to the group as well and live right at the bridge.  TC is a great area.  Any good hobby shops down your way?

Perfection is having fun and relaxing...not building the perfect model.  

 

On the bench:  Revell 1:48 Spitfire MKII and Monogram 1:48 P-40B

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