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  • Member since
    August 2022
New member from the UK
Posted by Lurkin_Limey on Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:36 PM

Hi Everbody fron sunny South Wales!

I'm new to the forum, but I've been a FSM and previously Scale Auto subscriber for many years. I've also been modelling for many years

My main interests are Drag Racing and Muscle Car models, with the occasional aircraft or spacecraft thrown in.

I'm also actively involved in drag racing and hot rodding over here in the UK, and I'm currently restoring my  own 1 to 1 Mopar known as 'the old heap'.

This looks like a friendly place, and I'm looking forward to getting involved!

Best Regards to all,


  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, August 15, 2022 10:12 AM

Let me be the first to say "welcome".  It's a friendly place, though a bit slow at the moment.  I hope you enjoy your time here.  Smile


  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, August 15, 2022 12:58 PM


 And Welcome to the Best Bunch of Modeling Camaraderie in the world!!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 15, 2022 1:02 PM

Welcome!  Did a bit of drag racing myself and some of the twistie stuff as well.  I do about 1/3 car models.  Many great modelers on here - looking forward to seeing some of our builds.



  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Monday, August 15, 2022 8:23 PM

Welcome from across the pond.These are a great bunch of people here. Did some racing in the past but not anymore. Did circle track and demo derby. What exactly is the old heap? Just curious. Hope you have fun here.

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, August 15, 2022 10:46 PM

Hi Limey! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

An ex drag racer also. Ran low stock classes in '59, '60 & '61. Had to give it up when I discovered that you can't race the car that you need for work every day. Still interested in racing. I live about 2 miles from a local dragway. Build some cars but main interest is WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships.

Look forward to seeing your work.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe. 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: 1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, August 15, 2022 11:32 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum. It's currently a little slower than normal, due to the summer months, but this is a nice site with great fellow modelers. You will find all skill sets and interests in the FSM forum. 

I too started as a competition or racing car guy for many years. If you linger too long though you might just get pulled into one of the group builds of some other subject that will broaden your interests and make modeling just a little more fun. 

I really enjoyed building the top fuel, funny cars, pro-stock, gassers, etc. for many years. Some day I would still like to build the 1/16 Don Prudhomme set of funny car and top fuel Army sponsored cars (wish list). 

Here are a few of my quarter mile cars, next response perhaps you can show us some of your work....

Ben / DRUMS01

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


1/25 MPC 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive (WIP)

1/16 Andy's Sherman M4A3E8 - DONE

1/32 Revell Arado Ar 196-B Seaplane - DONE - (GB)

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE - (GB)

1/20 Revival Auto Union - DONE - (GB)

  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:11 AM

High Limey, 

A warm welcome from sunny South Kerry.  Cool

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:24 PM

Welcome to the forum, Double-L!  I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    August 2022
Posted by Lurkin_Limey on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 4:03 PM

Thanks for the welcomes everybody - Much appreciated!

Great builds Ben - Love the Tony Nancy 1/16 build.

I've started another thread on my attempt to build a  1/25 replica of the Old Heap at:

'1968 Plymouth Sport Satellite - Help Needed!'

In the meantime here are a few shots of my current build of the MPC Wynns Charger which is nearing completion:

And a couple of shots of my 1/1 scale project:

All the best guys,


  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 6:45 PM

WOW thats fantastic.

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: South Carolina
Posted by Omni Yomni on Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:49 PM

A belated hello, welcome aboard. Looks like you've got some great things going, looking forward to seeing more of your work.


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