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  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 1:43 PM

Welcome aboard Bob. Looking forward to what you have done already. I have only been here just over a year now and these guys are great. I have learned alot here and expect to learn more. Whatever issues or questions you may have just ask. These guys know alot and posibly have had the same issues you may have. These are some great people here. You at some time may be able to help as well it is a two way street here. Again welcome aboard. Glad to see you here.

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 1:33 PM

Aloha to you as well, Bob.

Welcome to FSM, it's great to have you aboard, you'll open a whole new box of modeling fun here. I'm an airplane modeler, only built two ships/boats, the really old revell Constitution and the Revell sub, the Lionfish. I'd like to build another, I'll have to check the catalogues to see what's out there.

Whatever questions you might have about anything model related, you'll find PLENTY of expert modelers here that will be very glad to help you.



  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 9:19 AM


      You, Sir, have certainly come to the right place! Welcome Aboard. Any Questions? Just Ask!

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 4:43 PM

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

Have built quite a few Sailing Ships, and many other types of models in my 76 years of building them. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help with any questions/problems. I've learned a lot during my time with the Forums and am still learning.

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:59 PM

Welcome to the forums

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 11:57 AM

Welcome back to the hobby, Bob, and welcome to the forum!

I built a few of Revell's sailing ship kits, too, when I was a kid.  They weren't IPMS builds, to be sure, but I had a lot of fun building them, and that's the big thing.

I look forward to seeing your Victory build.

Best regards,


The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



  • Member since
    September 2011
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 9:41 AM

Hi Bob!

Welcome to the FSM Forum and back to scale modeling! Please don't hesitate to ask questions, post pics of your projects, and surf around on for more how-to stories and videos.



Timothy Kidwell
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  • Member since
    December 2022
Posted by Bob2718 on Saturday, December 31, 2022 9:12 PM

Thank you for letting me join.  I'm an old modeler, in years but not in experience.  I built many models as a kid, decades ago, but more as play than seriously. But now that I'm approaching retirement I am taking it up again.  I found this site cruising for information on my newest build, the Heller 1:100 HMS Victory.  I built the Revell USS Constitution 1:96 twice as a youngster, but neither were anything to brag about.  I want this one to be different.  Anyway, my casual dip into this pool was rewarding and I am happy to participate.  Thanks again, and I'm looking forward to engaging in these many discussions.


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