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  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by Dohrmc on Saturday, November 5, 2022 5:56 AM

I have been making models for many years, but they are flying models. Stick and tissue FreeFlight ones. 
Many  years ago, I built many plastic models, but got away from it for a very long time.

Cleaning out a closet recently, I discovered my old Matilda tank I built many decades ago. I decided to try to make it more realistic, and here I am. 

Looking forward to gaining more knowledge, and starting to build more realistic models.

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Apex, NC
Posted by gomeral on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 2:41 PM
Hi, Dohrmc, and welcome! I, too, am a "full circle" returnee, having started with plastic airplanes as a kid, then balsa and tissue paper planes, eventually balsa and Monokote R/C, and eventually foamies and balsa/fiberglass electric R/Cs before getting too busy for anything. I decided a couple of years ago to start back with plastic models - far cheaper, and less likely to strain through a tree! Hope you enjoy a fruitful and fun return, looking forward to seeing your models!
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 3:26 PM

Welcome to the forum

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 4:01 PM

Welcome Sign aboard!

I've done plastic since I was a little shaver, but I also did quite a few stick and tissue flying models -- mostly all Guillow kits -- back in the day.

Hope you enjoy your time here. There's a lot of knowledge and experience...some good stories...and more than a few quirky personalities, for your dining and dancing pleasure.

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  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 8:12 PM

Started building plastic and wooden models back in '46 (6 years old) and never stopped. Along the way I did the R/C planes & sailboats, gliders, free flight, stick & tissue and indoor microfilm rubber powered planes also. I still make the ocasional stick & tissue just for the fun. There's lots of room here in our community and the surrounding area is all farmland. Lots and lots of open space.

Jim Captain

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 9:26 PM

My sons and I were big in to RC for a long time.  One of my sons was the king of RC Helo's which is pretty challenging.  I still have a few, gave up on the gas birds and have a few electric birds.   And I have a few helis but they scare me lol.   Lots of room for all forms of scale models here.  Welcome.



  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, November 10, 2022 9:24 AM

Where've you been since 2013? Big Smile

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  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by Dohrmc on Friday, November 11, 2022 8:13 AM

As I recall, I joined in the hopes of learning how to make details I could apply to my flying scale model airplanes. i was not building plastic models at the time.  Here's a photo of one of them. Stick and tissue, rubber powered, and it flies in a very realistic manner. It's a Junkers D1, from WW1-30 " wingspan. I hope the picture posts-still struggling a bit with the pictures.

 70366AA1-AC5A-4DCB-9C4C-C8B3E7648C6C by DOHRMAN CRAWFORD, on Flickr

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, November 11, 2022 11:25 AM


...i was not building plastic models at the time...

Oh, but it's a forum for all model builders, regardless of the medium!  Too bad it kept you from posting, but I hope you'll post more frequently, especially your flying models.  Your D1 looks great!

Best regards,


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