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gott_cha

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New Member/New Interest
« on: July 11, 2012, 01:52:25 PM »

Hello to all.  Im a 50's  y/o that came back to the model hobby about 4 years ago.  :-)
 
 I had been gone since the mid 1970's, and the industry has changed like nite and day with all the new fangled technology and building mediums available. ie; resins, FG, P.E.,..white metal and so forth.

Found I was most interested in ship building and jumped into the plastic 1/350 area. (ODD THAT SINCE I WAS AN USAF VET AND NOT A USN VET) :o
Was most amazed and shocked by sticker prices! :o  But times they are a changing for sure.
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Lately I've had an interest in larger scale and more detail, neither an option when working plastic...well,..not many options. There are now a couple 1/200 scale BB's....a few 1/144 Scale small combatants and a handful of 1/125 subjects.......but these are money pits if done correctly and detailed up
My current two projects are a 1/144 DD and a 1/125 Minesweeper. (both are only 75-80% and are WIP's) I enjoy the detail level and size but im still not satisfied...either would be a good subject to build in 1/96th.

I have NEVER worked in wood or fiberglass....and only slightly with casting resins.  My scratch building skills are very rudimentary at best...I have some basic tools of the trade...saws,..drills,..sanders...compressor and airgun...and a shop area to work in.
So here I am ready to toss away my "Plastic" Carley Float and join the adult world now! :-))  Class in session

Ps Please forgive an over-look any ignorant question im certain to be asking! :D
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Re: New Member/New Interest
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 02:11:50 PM »

sorry...seems ive already posted in the wrong forum
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Re: New Member/New Interest
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 02:21:24 PM »

no chit chat is about right to introduce your self. anyway welcome to the forum. I scratch build all my stuff and was quite envious at the extent of BASIC tools you have. I got a stanley knife and some sandpaper  :embarrassed:
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Re: New Member/New Interest
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 02:39:05 PM »


Hello and Welcome to the Mayhem .... gott_cha! (first name terms are fine here!)  ok2

We'd love to see some photo if you can.
 Have a look at:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23.msg2630#msg2630
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2277.msg108900#msg108900


 Martin  :-)
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