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Longtime modeler first time poster

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  • Member since
    January 2022
Longtime modeler first time poster
Posted by Svt40 on Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:25 PM

I've been a modeler since I was a small kid in the 70's.  Starting out on snap together kits and some of those strange "weld" together kits as well.

I've built a little bit of everything but it's always been tanks for me.  The last model I completed was around 1995.  It was a SdKfz222.  I still have it too.

I came across this website as I was searching Kitty Hawk SH-60B builds. and decided to join up as maybe it will help motivate me a bit.



  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, January 7, 2022 7:46 PM

Hello there! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you with us.

Welcome back to the hobby. You've come to the right place. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help out with questions/problems that you might have. Got a problem, just ask. We've all been there at one time or another.

I started building in 1946 (6 years old) and, along with other hobbies, never stopped. I build whatever strikes my fancy at the time and my wallet says OK.Wink My favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships. 

Post pics of your builds. 

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
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, January 7, 2022 9:45 PM

Welcome back to the hobby and to this forum.  Great modelers here who are aiways willing to lend a hand or to offer advice.  I'm also a child modeler of the 60s & 70s who was brought up on Aurora,Monogram, & Revell kits that were purchased at the local Dime Store, Kmart, and Woolworths.



  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 7, 2022 10:05 PM

Welcome to the forums.  I too started in the early 70's and I LOVED the Spin Welder stuff if this is what you're refering to:




  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, January 8, 2022 7:14 AM

Very cool,welcome to the forums.

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by S CA Lady on Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:56 AM

Hi Jim,

Any tips for someone new to the hobby who hasa collection mainly of 1:48 Revell and Tamiya kits that belonged to a family member (passed)?

Thinking of starting out with a simple build. If the hobby isn't for me, then will pass the kits to someone else or sell them.

Any rare items to look for? Most are planes...maybe a couple of ships and cars, also different scales.


S CA Lady


  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:00 PM


      Never did get the Spin-Welder. I remember it though! I got the Vac-U-Form instead and still have one today. No-Not home-made,The actual MATTEL with all the parts! Works like a charm. Welcome and another piece of Armor is always welcome.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:01 PM

Hi Tom!

 OOps! You forgot S.S.Kresges, The precurser to that known as K-Mart!!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:13 PM

Welcome aboard.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so


On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:20 PM

  Welcome to the forums, AND THANKS for proving I'm not crazy. I remember vaguely weld together kits, my dad built a couple for me....I thought that it was just a dream but wow they did exsistSmile

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, January 9, 2022 2:14 PM

Tank-Builder, you're so right!  Wemalso had a Kresges on Main Street in my home town when I was growing up.  Was it Kresges or Woolworths that had the lunch counter?



  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Sunday, January 9, 2022 7:12 PM

Welcome . Glad to have you here. This place is great. Lots of people here will give you all kinds of help and constructive critasizum on all kinds of stuff. Dont be shy on posting pictures of your work. Tere are gifted and talented people here.


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