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Hello!
Posted by VMB413 on Friday, February 4, 2022 11:41 PM

Hello! I recently happened upon some captivating model builders on YouTube. Watching the Inner Nerd work his magic on a few aircraft models compelled me to dive back into the hobby I loved as a kid. Now that I'm older and have developed far more patience than I had as a boy, I'm looking forward to building some skills and investing time into an activity other than social media. I'm very much a novice and look forward to learning about the hobby from more seasoned builders. Open to suggestions, looking for advice (especially on what I should buy to start), and hoping to find a great community here. 

My grandfather flew B-25's in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Since I was never able to meet him, I've always had an interest in WWII aircraft. I just purchased a B-25 kit to dive back into building and would love to connect with other aircraft enthusiasts. 

Thanks for having me here. It may be a while before I add any value to these forums, but rest assured that I'll be soaking up as much as I can. Happy building!

Tags: Aircraft , B-25 , Newbie , Novice

- J. Armand

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, February 7, 2022 8:16 AM

Hi J, 

Welcome to the FSM Forum! While you're visiting YouTube, make sure to visit our channel, too! Plenty of great modelers here on the Forum and tons of information. Don't hesitate to ask questions or to post your builds.

Happy modeling!

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Posted by VMB413 on Monday, February 7, 2022 9:55 AM

Thanks, Tim. I appreciate the YouTube reccommendation. I went ahead and subscribed to the channel!

- J. Armand

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 7, 2022 10:34 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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Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 7, 2022 12:45 PM

Welcome aboard.  A friend of mine's grand father was co-pilot flying TNT on the Doolittle raid.  I built the Accurate Miniatures Doolittle raider B-25B kit for him with his grandfather's markings.  Nice kit.  Which kit/scale did you get?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, February 7, 2022 3:26 PM

Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to this forum.  People will go out of their way to assist or to answer any questions that you may have.  Good luck and enjoy yourself.

TJS

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, February 7, 2022 8:18 PM

Welcome to the forums.  You'll find plenty of help friendly here.

My Father flew C-47s for a time in WWII until he got grounded and I had to ride on one during VIetnam for a trip to Bangkok.  Deffinately an experience to remember.

If you have any questions concerning history of a subject, details, or problems, just ask.

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Posted by mawright20 on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:24 AM

B-25s!!! My favorite airplane!

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:13 AM

VMB413

Thanks, Tim. I appreciate the YouTube reccommendation. I went ahead and subscribed to the channel!

 

Great! You can find the same videos on finescale.com, plus plenty more how-to advice. Glad to have you here!

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:52 PM

Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the forum, J!

VMB413

My grandfather flew B-25's in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Since I was never able to meet him, I've always had an interest in WWII aircraft. I just purchased a B-25 kit to dive back into building and would love to connect with other aircraft enthusiasts...

Was your grandfather in VMB-413 in the war?  Which kit did you get?  I look forward to seeing your build!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:54 PM

Hello and welsome to the forum. As you can see by the comments, I think you can tell you will enjoy it here with like minded individuals. Soak it in and don't be shy of asking questions as well as sharing your model craft.

DRUMS01 / Ben

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

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1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

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Posted by VMB413 on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:04 PM

Thanks, Ben! I've been overwhelmed with just how welcoming everyone is. I'll be sure to post progress pics and am excited to learn tips and tricks from everyone!

- J. Armand

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Posted by VMB413 on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:06 PM

Hi, Baron. Yes! My grandfather was indeed in VMB413. In preparing for my build, I just discovered that the squadron was the first to fly PBY's for the Marines. It makes me all the more excited to dive in!

 


the Baron

Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the forum, J!

 

 
VMB413

My grandfather flew B-25's in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Since I was never able to meet him, I've always had an interest in WWII aircraft. I just purchased a B-25 kit to dive back into building and would love to connect with other aircraft enthusiasts...

 

 

Was your grandfather in VMB-413 in the war?  Which kit did you get?  I look forward to seeing your build!

Best regards,

Brad

 

- J. Armand

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, February 10, 2022 9:13 AM

VMB413;

 Welcome and salutations: Pleased to have another B-25 lover aboard.  Owned and Flew one at least thirty five years ago. Have since sold it. Loved the history of the bird and it's quirks. 

  You will find Advice and Praise as well as everything else right here. Glad ya could make it! Tanker-Builder

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, February 11, 2022 10:14 AM

Hello, and welcomeBig Smile

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