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  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: Northern Michigan
Back in the saddle for the first time in 25 years
Posted by Monogram Madness on Sunday, January 9, 2022 10:53 PM

Hey Everyone,


Just wanted to say hello and intorduce myself.  Ive been watching the forum for the past couple of months as i get my feet back into modeling.  Im back into the hobby after a 25 year break as life did its thing.  My main intrest is 48 scale warbirds and im having a ball picking up the Monogram/Revell kits from my youth.  My stash is already so big its obscene...but thats the way it goes LOL.  

Anyways I live in Northern Michigan and am married and have a wonderfull daughter.   Im really looking forward to getting to know everyone.  This group has already been such a huge help I cant put it into words.  SO many things have changed since I got out of this hobby prior to highschool.  The methods, materials, paint types etc are all new to me.  Its a definite learning curve but one thing ive really noticed is that modelers are much more helpfull these days.  They could be pretty cold in the 80s and early 90s prior to the internet.  

Anyways Ive already ruined one kit...but learned a ton.  Ive got 2 going currently and all things considered they are going well!  

 

See everyone around!

Perfection is having fun and relaxing...not building the perfect model.  

 

On the bench:  Revell 1:48 Spitfire MKII and Monogram 1:48 P-40B

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:56 AM

Welcome  back!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 10, 2022 6:40 AM

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
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, January 10, 2022 7:33 AM

Welcome to the forum!  Always great to have a "Yooper" join us.  I'm from down south of you in Oshkosh, WI, enjoying our latest warm spell(negative 10 degrees outside today)  Like you, I enjoy building the kits from my youth, especially the Monogram and Revell WWII planes,armor, and ships.  Your questions will be answered and advice given freely on this forum.  Enjoy your time at the workbench and stay warm.

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, January 10, 2022 7:53 AM

Welcome back

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 10, 2022 12:17 PM

Hi!

      Welcome back to the world of Plastic Models! That's a bad thing yer doin. I started doing two or three to solve problems on one whilst I built another. Now I have eight going at any one time. Shoot,It's fun anyway!

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, January 10, 2022 12:40 PM

Monogram Madness

Hey Everyone,


Just wanted to say hello and intorduce myself.  Ive been watching the forum for the past couple of months as i get my feet back into modeling.  Im back into the hobby after a 25 year break as life did its thing.  My main intrest is 48 scale warbirds and im having a ball picking up the Monogram/Revell kits from my youth.  My stash is already so big its obscene...but thats the way it goes LOL.  

Anyways I live in Northern Michigan and am married and have a wonderfull daughter.   Im really looking forward to getting to know everyone.  This group has already been such a huge help I cant put it into words.  SO many things have changed since I got out of this hobby prior to highschool.  The methods, materials, paint types etc are all new to me.  Its a definite learning curve but one thing ive really noticed is that modelers are much more helpfull these days.  They could be pretty cold in the 80s and early 90s prior to the internet.  

Anyways Ive already ruined one kit...but learned a ton.  Ive got 2 going currently and all things considered they are going well!  

See everyone around!

 
Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to the forum, MM!  I'm a fan of classic Monogram 1/48 scale kits, too, and I look forward to seeing your builds!
 
Best regards,
Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, January 10, 2022 12:41 PM

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

You've come to the right place. Very knowledgeable members here that are also ready to help with any questions/problems that you might have.

I started in 1946 (6 yrs. old) and never stopped. My favorites are WWI & WWII aircraft followed by sailing ships. Learned a lot from the members here and I'm still learning.

Enjoy!

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
    May 2020
  • From: Omaha, Nebraska
Posted by learmech64 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 9:26 AM
Welcome back to the madness. Great group of people here. Everyone is willing to give a helping hand. One only needs to ask.

Doug

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