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ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 07:18 AM UTC

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Wellcome Sal - you don´t have to be injured to build models you know, else you are in for a painfull hobby if it takes hold

Cheers/Jan


Thanks Jan, No I plan on staying in the hobby even when I feel better. Like I said I find it very relaxing and wife approves of it. Like I read somewhere on this site "The mistress the wife can live with'
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 13, 2004
KitMaker: 6,705 posts
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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 07:56 AM UTC
Welcome aboard, Mark, Sal!

You won't find a friendlier place to hang out and talk ship modeling, mates, I guarantee it!

A great way to get involved with our community is to take part in one (or more!) of our Group Builds/Campaigns, that are currently running or soon to be...you'll make alot of new friends, and more than likely learn alot in the process!

Cheers,
~Gunny
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Haute-Savoie, France
Joined: July 22, 2010
KitMaker: 5 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 04:40 AM UTC
Ahoy Gents,

Frensh citizen, born in Beirut - Lebanon in 1969, i lived the three first years of Lebanon's civil war (1975/1978).
So i became a student of war ; from WWII to the recent middle east events...
My favorite parts of this history "page" are the technology, the potential power and the beauty of all war machines ; specialy Tanks, Flak stuff, and SUBS.
Buiding scale modells is a passion, a way to give the history's writtings and pics a greater dimension...

I love to have good conversations about the what, the why, and the what for, sharing informations and WIP's, helping and be a part of a group passion.
I'm already a "AMP" forum member...

Favorite scale : 1/72

On the bench :
type XXIII 1/144 from trumpeter
type XXIII 1/72 from Special Navy

Projects... (slowly awaiting and collecting the documentations, sources and aft. market parts and upgrades) :
- Revell type VIIC 1/144
- Revell type VIIC/41 1/72
- Revell Gato class 1/72
- Velinden type XXVIIB / B5 "Seehund" 1/72
- Bronco type XXVIIB / B5 "Seehund" 1/35
I hope to finish all this before 2012...

Hope to read from you soon.

Pepper-mint.
mddreb
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Delaware, United States
Joined: September 20, 2010
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 02:54 PM UTC
Hello everyone, new to the site and novice modeler. Big IJN fan and looking forward to getting lots of help!
Michael
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 03:03 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Michael, this is great place to visit.
cheers,
Julian
DutchBird
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 09, 2003
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 04:37 PM UTC
Welcome!
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: April 13, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 12:22 PM UTC
Welcome aboard mates!
robtmelvin
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: October 05, 2010
KitMaker: 205 posts
Model Shipwrights: 163 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - 11:44 AM UTC
Hello.

I'm new to the Forum and decided that it was time to quit lurking and say "hello". I'm returning to the hobby after many years away from it. I did a lot of modeling, mostly World War II naval ships and aircraft, when I was younger and really enjoyed it. I drifted away from the hobby for some reason. Maybe getting my driver's license, discovering girls, etc., had something to do with that! LOL.
Now, at age 54, I'm returning to scale modeling after a catastrophic leg injury last year that has forced me to give up some more active pursuits. I've been amazed at how far the hobby has come and all that is available to modelers now. WOW! I started looking into getting back into modeling about six months ago and have been picking up knowledge and tools since then. Now I'm ready to build.
I've picked up some great information and tips since I joined this Forum and I hope that someday I will have honed my skills to the point that I can make my own useful contributions here. Till then know that I will get some great help here.
I guess picking up were I left off, my interests are still World War II naval ships and aircraft, primarily in the larger scales. The first two builds I have ready to go are both Italieri. Their 1/35th L.C.V.P and the new P.T. 596. Can't wait to get started!
So, hello to all and a big thank you for all the great information I've picked up here so far. What a great resource you all are.

Bob
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - 05:15 PM UTC
Welcome Robert!
robtmelvin
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: October 05, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 11:43 AM UTC
Hello, folks. My name is Bob and I'm a shipaholic. It all started when I was about six. Yes, my dad took me to see "P.T. 109" at the drive-in and I guess it scarred me for life! Seriously, I'm a returnee to the hobby. I build a lot of models when I was younger, mostly military small craft, ships and some warbirds. Drifted away from the hobby when the hormones kicked in, around mid-teens. Didn't think much about modeling for many years. Last year I seriously injured my left leg (think Dr. Gregory House). With that, I could no longer participate in some of my more active hobbies, Cowboy Action Shooting for one.
I got back into modeling almost by accident. I stumbled onto a modeling site one day surfing the net and couldn't believe what I saw. I was amazed by how far things have come since I last built - photo etch, resin, the quality of the kits themselves, the tools - WOW!
I started looking into getting back into the hobby, joined this forum and one or two others and researched about the tools and tricks, etc. Back in August I ordered my first kit, an Italieri L.C.V.P. in 1/35 and am almost done with it. Building has been slow on that project since long hours at the office and warm weather mean outside work at home, so I've had limited time to build. Now that winter is setting in I plan on spending more time at my work bench, working on the stash I have started to accumulate. My next project, which I hope to start next week, is Dragon's 1/350 U.S.S. Laffey DD-459. Can't wait to get started on her.
I had forgotten how much fun this is. I plan on displaying my builds in my office. I already have a 1/24 scale RC P.T. 109 there which I bought to play with with my grandson (he's 7). My clients love it! Brings out the kid in them.
I'm looking forward to learning a lot from the guys and gals here who have much more experience than I do, and maybe getting to the point that I can put up some pictures of my builds. Till then, I'm going to do what any smart "noob" does - watch and learn.
BTW, Kenny, your Gator Glue is one of the best products on the market and your customer service is fantastic.

Bob
TGarthConnelly
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: August 03, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 01:44 PM UTC
Ah, Dr. Gregory House, .............. I am a lot like him. Him, and exactly like Michael Weston from BURN NOTICE.

Garth
psgavin
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United States
Joined: October 18, 2011
KitMaker: 6 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 02:54 PM UTC
Hello All, I'm new to this forum but I do visit others often. My name is Sean, I'm 49, divorced and just moved into my own house a couple of months back. I live in Grand Rapids Michigan and work in radio. I only just recently have gotten back into the model hobby after being gone for yrs and I was blown away by the changes!
I am currently working on a Academy FFG-7 1/350 Perry Class. I have also finished up a McLaren Mk8d which took a 1st place at the LHS contest back in March.
I saw some posts here of what they are driving so here is my baby


And here is me working on my ship at the LHS.
CaptSonghouse
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California, United States
Joined: August 08, 2008
KitMaker: 1,274 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 03:10 PM UTC
Welcome back, Sean!

As a ship modeler, you have chosen the equivalent of the High Renaissance to re-enter the genre. There are fewer gaps in quality model selections for ships these days, especially in 1:700 and even we large-scale modelers have much to be grateful for.

Another great thing is internet modeling which allows a worldwide audience for your work, and you don't have to take your stuff out of the house!



--Karl
DanielMoscatelli
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Montevideo, Uruguay
Joined: August 22, 2011
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 08:01 AM UTC
Hello Sean !!
After 6 months of restoration this one is my baby of weekend.
I hope that they like!!!
And I accept donations for gasoline !!!!! Jajjajajajaja













And in the street with my son Joaquin!!!



goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 10:46 AM UTC
Daniel,

That is one heck of a project! Thank you for sharing it with us.


DanielMoscatelli
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Montevideo, Uruguay
Joined: August 22, 2011
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 11:26 AM UTC
Thank you Jim!! I have more of 3000 pictures on the restoration done by my hands. I found this CJ 3 A / 51 destroyed in a shed in a cattle distant establishment 500 km from Montevideo, buy it and I started it in this place after being stopped for more of 20 years.I brought it walking and in the way we buy another CJ2 A /48 and tow it to my house ... 16 hours of managing jajajja

It was an adventure with friends unforgettably





I and my baby before initiating the disarmament jejeje





If you want new post and aded same pictures of the restoration. But not where to place them??

Crashnburn
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 07, 2012
KitMaker: 2 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 - 09:58 PM UTC
Hello all;

I am a Canadian living in North Carolina, but work in California (and you thought you had a long commute to work!)
I began modelling at the ripe young age of 12 and then switching to R/C planes at 15. Once life started getting in the way, I gave up my beloved hobbies until 6 years ago when I started building wooden ship kits. I now own several kits in various states of " I'll finish those one day."
Now that the 1/350 bug has bitten, I have the B-55 North Carolina, IJN Yamato, Bismarck and USS Essex kits all in drydock waiting for assembly. I think I will try the Essex first, so all be forewarned....I may have several hundred questions to be asked as I strive to be half as good a builder as many of you have demostrated on here !
ShawnM
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Missouri, United States
Joined: November 24, 2008
KitMaker: 564 posts
Model Shipwrights: 15 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 07:51 PM UTC
Hi gang.
Im primarily an Aviation model guy, although the occasional car crosses my bench and I have a tank in the stash.
However I just bought my first ship model, 1/700 C2 class Troop Transport to build as the ship my grandfather served on in WW2.
Granted I built a bunch of glue bomb ships as a kid, but that was a looooong time ago.

Selvatico
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Joined: March 06, 2013
KitMaker: 33 posts
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 08:05 PM UTC
I thought I'd introduce myself, I just joined recently.

My name is Jason Channell; I live in Salt Lake City, UT USA.

Because of my religion I am obligated to ask you to join me and be be baptized into the Church of Fine Beverages, where we get together, get tipsy and laugh at people who think they will go to hell if they partake too. Remember, your eternal soul is at stake! (Sorry, living in this state tends to mess with my mind from time to time! )

Anyway, I started building models when I was a little kid but really got into it as a teenager. I stopped building during my 20s but now my kids are past the "break everything they see stage" and I've gotten back into it.

At the moment I've got a 1/200 Bismarck, 2 1/72 Gatos and a 1/24 figurine in the works with a 1/72 Zvedza "Black Swan/Pearl and 1/35 PT 109 patiently waiting to be built.

Oh, and I'm a Jeep fan too!



Nice to meet y'all!
Kevin_H
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United States
Joined: March 21, 2013
KitMaker: 10 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 11:30 AM UTC
Hi all, My name is Kevin, 49 years old. I just started building ships and I love it.

It all started when I thought I would build my father an escort carrier (he was on the USS Sicily during Korea). Well the only Commencement Bay carrier was out of my price range, so I bought the 1/700 USS Bouge and built it OBB for him. From there I was hooked.

So far I have done;
Tamiya 1/700 USS BOUGE
Hobby Boss 1/700 USS ARIZONA
Tamiya 1/700 USS HORNET

Oh yea I almost forgot to mention, as funny as this sounds, I have been in the Army for 28 years. Now National Guard after doing 13 years AD.
gloucesternige
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 13, 2012
KitMaker: 294 posts
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 08:15 AM UTC
Hello all,

I'm from the UK and am called Nigel. I am currently building a 1/200 Arizona with the Ka models set and a seriously modified hull to more accyrately the actual shape of the ship. I have also made some corrections to my 1/200 Bismarck Hull.

I am a Jeep fan as well, and am currently restoring a March 1944 Ford GPW. I have a 2011 Landrover Defender as my daily drive.

Regards

Nigel
indrak
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Propinsi Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Joined: April 16, 2013
KitMaker: 10 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 02:29 AM UTC
Ahoy mates,

My name is Indra, I am from Indonesia.

I am currently 34 years old, and I have loved models since my dad gave me an old Revell AH-1 chopper - I still have the model.

Over the years my interest has focused to ships - I was on hiatus during my university years, and regained my interest on models when I found the 1/720 Italeri Hood. Since then I have almost always concentrated on ship models.

My main interest is 1/350 WW I ships - one of the reasons is the relatively small number of models available, which is a great help to my wallet, especially as I am married now . By the way, my wife is very supportive of my hobby as she has one of her own.

Several of the models I have finished are: ICM 1/350 Markgraf, Revell 1/350 Emden, Trumpeter 1/700 Marshal Ustinov, Academy 1/400 and 1/700 Titanic and Airfix 1/144 Wasa.

I am currently building Trumpeter 1/200 Bismarck, and have the Zvezda 1/350 Sevastopol and Trumpeter 1/700 Kirov in my stash.
sherman-vc
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: September 13, 2005
KitMaker: 254 posts
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 02:25 PM UTC
Hello my name is Rod and I'am an armour modeler starting my first marine subject.

I came across a 1/35th scale Schnellboot by Italeri, just in the process of gathering some aftermarket items before I start constuction.

I was going to pick up the crew from Italari, the photo etch from Eduard, and a set of the Master 1/35 Schnellboot Type S-100 Armament Gun Barrels.

Any other suggestions for after market items I see Italari do not include any mines or depth charges any suggestions?

Regards,
Rod
Grauwolf
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 05:14 PM UTC
Hello Rod,

Welcome to MSW...you'll have great time here.

As for S-boat accessories:

Mastercasters: Depth charges & mines and other accessories.

It seems that Mastercasters have takes over the Cammet products.

http://www.mastercasters.co.uk/13.html

and

Schatton Modellbau : Depth charges & Mines

http://www.modellbau-schatton.privat.t-online.de/

Site is in German....just scroll to products 3544 & 3545



Cheers,
Joe
sherman-vc
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 12:13 PM UTC

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Hello Rod,

Welcome to MSW...you'll have great time here.

As for S-boat accessories:

Mastercasters: Depth charges & mines and other accessories.

It seems that Mastercasters have takes over the Cammet products.

http://www.mastercasters.co.uk/13.html

and

Schatton Modellbau : Depth charges & Mines

http://www.modellbau-schatton.privat.t-online.de/

Site is in German....just scroll to products 3544 & 3545



Cheers,
Joe



Thanks for the update Joe will look into it.

Regards,
Rod