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  • Member since
    March 2022
New Old Guy
Posted by Fuente Cigar on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 6:42 PM

Just joined. I had been meaning to for some time. By old, I mean I built my first model in 1959 (with my dad's help). Started doing them by myself, shortly thereafter. I suffered through the Lindbergh kits of the 60's. Hated seeing the family that owned Aurora have to retire in '69. I built all kinds as a kid. But, these days it's mostly WWII aircraft and armor. Maybe more of an emphasis on armor. I like keeping things as historically correct as possible. Like doing the research, too. My son knows of my interests and provides me with books and the like. He's career US Navy. As my screen name implies, I love a good Fuente cigar. Hemingway, Opus X, etc. So, nice to be on board.

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:20 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

I started building in 1946 (6 years old) and never quit. My favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships but I will tackle anything that looks good to me at the time and my wallet says OK.Wink

You've come to the right place. If you have any questions/problems just ask. That's what we're here for.

Sit back, enjoy a few sips of your favorite beverage and one of your cigars and enjoy the hobby.

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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:29 PM

Welcome aboard.  I look forward to seeing some of your builds.



  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, March 25, 2022 5:03 AM

Alright a cigar guy!  I've been smoking Paul Gamarians lately but the Fuente double chateau is one of my favorites.  Also the Padron 64 anniversary.  Nice to have you here.



  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, March 25, 2022 7:33 AM

Welcome back to the hobby!  We're close in age and I also fondly remember those Aurora kits of our youth.  Sadly, I'm still filling & sanding away with some old Lindberg kits.(sometimes they're the ONLY show in town).  Is your son presently serving aboard a vessel?  You'll enjoy this forum immensely because of all of the assistance these modelers can give to you.



  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 25, 2022 8:02 AM

Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the forum!  I look forward to seeing your builds.

I have more of a nostalgic view of Lindberg kits.  I've got a stash of Lindberg's F11C Goshawks, because I wanted to build them, and like someone else said, sometimes Lindberg was the only game in town.  A couple of weeks ago, I picked up an old, old Lindberg Paige Knight Twister sport biplane, just because it looks cool.  I'll finish it as a what-if build, in Navy test livery.

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, March 25, 2022 8:12 AM

Hi F.C. 

      I hope you don't mind me shortening your name. I am a whisky and brandy connossiuer of sorts. Never could get a Good Cigar so never developed the taste. Now as to models, yup, it was Aurora or Lindberg. Very rarely a Gifted Revell kit. Early on it was Planes and Armor, then I shifted my focus to anything that floated under Sail or Power and Never looked back.

      My "Holy Grail" kit was the German Raider "Atlantis" That seemed to always evade my grasp. Oh well. Glad to have you here. Comments about your builds and the Hobby will always be welcome to these ears. Tanker-Builder

  • Member since
    March 2022
Posted by Fuente Cigar on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:21 PM

Thanks everybody. I have been busy on the Tamiya Marder I. Sort of slipped my mind. Thanks again, to all.

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:04 PM

Welcome aboard. We are glad to have you. Lots of good people here. Always have good advice and constructive critacisuim. All have great sense of humor. I am also a USN vet. and some other people here are as well.Again welcome aboard.

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:56 PM

It's okay, call me cheap .  .  .   I settle for the occasional Garcia & Vega and that takes care of it!!!

Welcome aboard from another career Navy type.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, March 31, 2022 6:15 AM

Welcome to the group.  

I started building when I was five, baclk in 1957 and still remember the old solid wing models of things like the ME-109 that was molded in a dark green metallic with the markings molded in.  I'm searching for the Lindberg XF-90 and the Thundercepter.

I did some of the old wooden aircraft models like th B-24 where you had to put a weignt into the fuselage, add the plug, and then seal it and sand it smooth with the entire kit.


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