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  • Member since
    April 2022
  • From: Phoenix, Arizona
Hello from Arizona
Posted by Weather Guesser 2C on Friday, April 1, 2022 7:24 PM

Old Navy vet here, who just got back into building models.  Last kit I built at 16, which was 34 years ago.  Of course I decided to tack the Trumpeter 1/200 scale USS Missouri for my second project.  I am just wrapping up a 1/350 scale Revell Missouri, which was the kit I last built at age 16.

  • Member since
    September 2011
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, April 4, 2022 9:15 AM

Hi Weather Guesser,

Welcome to the FSM Forum!


Timothy Kidwell
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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, April 4, 2022 9:31 AM

Wow,very ambitious.

Welcome to the forum,post some progress pics.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 4, 2022 9:41 AM

I love Ships Too!

     Hi and Welcome! But I gotta Say You picked a Big'Un" The " Mo" and in 1/200? Yikes! The Arizona was bad enough!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 4, 2022 9:46 AM

Welcome aboard!  



  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, April 4, 2022 9:57 AM

Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the forum!  I built the 1/525 kit, the classic one, when I was a kid, though it was in its New Jersey boxing. I look forward to seeing your Missouri build!

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Monday, April 4, 2022 7:49 PM

Greetings to you, even if AGs are not widely held to be truth tellers.  My weather casting was limited to stepping out on the bridgewing and holding out my hand.  If it was gonna rain, my hand got wet.  But you've probably heard that one already.

Ship modeling is fun, whether it is a ship we've ever served on or not.

I prefer small stuff - 1/700 ships, 1/72 WWI aircraft, and the occasional 1/1200 sailing ship. 

You will find a great bunch at the Ships forum here.


  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, April 4, 2022 8:31 PM

Hey, any AG worth his salt has his own weather rock out in the yard. They never fail. Of course being in Central Arizona, where there is only three weather conditions, the weather rock is not quite as required.

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

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, April 4, 2022 8:52 PM

Welcome to the Forums Weather Guesser! Glad to have you aboard. Thank you for your service.

I started building in 1946 (6 years old) and never quit. My favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships. Built a couple of USS Missouri models including a large one that I R/C'd. Sorrowfully, they all ended up being either targets or M-80 victims a long time ago.

If you need any help with a problem/question, just ask. That's what we're here for.

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 2022
  • From: new zealand
Posted by charliew on Friday, April 22, 2022 3:53 AM

nice one are the models big or small or in between


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