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  • Member since
    June 2022
Newbie to This forum
Posted by Thresher61 on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:48 PM

Hello, my babe is Steve screen name Thresher61, I am 61 years old, starting to build my 1st model in over 43 years nearly. I built many many models in my younger years with a great imiganition, had model planes hanging all over my room ceiling with thread w/ red dots painted on it for firing. I hv been buying all the upgrade section kits fro like Eduards etc, for a 1:48 scale B-17 build. I hv been using a airbrush fur quite a while but not for shading etc. on models. I live in north Texas, Keller Tx. I love saltwater fishing, building lures and guns for past time. also building a off road tube frame 2-seat racing sand rail. love meeting and helping people. hopefully I can help contribute to this form. Trying to figure out where to ask a question about modeling and hiw to post pics to forum thanks everyone. Thresher61

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:31 PM

Welcome aboard, Steve. Welcome Sign Glad to have another inmate in the asylum. I think you'll enjoy your time's a pretty good group, no raging attitudes that I've come across, and most everybody's happy to share ideas and techniques. Ask away, when you've got questions.

For posting photos in your threads, you'll need to put them up on one of the hosting sites first. (I use Postimage, which is free, but there are quite a few around with different features and storage limits.)

Once 'hosted,' copy the link the site supplies...then paste it into your thread here using the little picture icon above (insert/edit image), and it should drop right in. It's hard to be more specific because different sites use slightly different terms and such, but the hosting site link may be labled 'share' or may even specify forums. Once you've done it a couple times it'll become second nature.

Any questions or observations, just sing right out.

(BTW, I think you'll find many of us here are in your same relative age bracket. "Old enough to know better," as the old saying goes. Big Smile)



George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by afv_junkie on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 7:08 PM

Welcome! I've come back to modeling as well after a forty-plus year hiatus. Starting your comeback with a 1/48 scale! I can't wait to see it when built. Keep us informed of your progress.

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 8:26 PM

Hi Steve! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

When you work on the B-17 and have questions just ask in the "Aircraft" section. When you have a painting question, ask in the "Painting" section. Don't be afraid to ask for help. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help.

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.

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    March 2022
Posted by Jsizemo on Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:54 AM

Welcome. I am also back at it after 30 years. 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:00 AM

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

As for adding images, I'll second what Greg said about using a hosting site-I use Postimage, too-but I'll add another flavor to it.  You can just copy a link from your photo host right into the body of a post, without using the Insert tool.  Just cut and paste, that's all I do.  Fewer steps.

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:15 PM

Welcome Sign

ohh those planes on the ceiling were a great time of life weren't they! Look forward to seeing your B-17 for sure.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 4:48 AM

Welcome to the Madhoose. Pull up a chair and join in the fun.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:52 AM

Welcome aboard,we can use some new members,its been quiet around here.


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