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Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 1:08 pm

Hi everyone, I’ve recently returned to plastic modelling after a period of over 40 years flying & designing rc model aircraft. I’ve always been a huge fan of Airfix kits with my first solo kit (no help from dad!) being the Airfix Heinkel 111. This was back in 1963 when I was a very enthusiastic 7 year old, and yes, I managed to glued the props rock solid and get finger prints on the canopy, but my interest and enthusiasm was now unstoppable with many more Airfix kits being assembled and painted with my basic experience. Anyway, fast forward to the future and earlier this year saw me needing a knee replacement so flying rc planes was not an option for a while so I thought I’d have a go a building a kit or two and try out the art of airbrushing and using modern materials. As a result I’ve now made 3 tanks and 2 cars with a U-Boat currently on the building board with a ‘stash’ of other kits slowly but surely increasing month on month. :grin:

All the best, Bill.

P.S. I class myself very much a mediocre modeller so please don’t expect works of art if I post any pictures in the future!

Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 1:31 pm

Welcome Bill and enjoy your stay. Looking forward to seeing your handy work.

Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 1:44 pm

Welcome to the forum Bill

Some of us still get the odd fingerprint or two on builds (ask me how I know this.... :oops: ) and most of my props are glued solid from the outset to avoid disappointment later on :grin:

PS and the bit about posting pictures should read when not if :-D :-D

Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 2:14 pm

Welcome back to the hobby and welcome to our corner.

David

Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 3:36 pm

Welcome aboard, Bill - there's a lot of similar stories such as yours here.
Dive right in and participate - it's a friendly group.

Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 6:35 pm

Welcome to the forum Bill. Hope you enjoy it here :)

Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 10:25 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, much appreciated. However, I’m still struggling to upload an image.
All I can manage to do is paste a link like this below using the ‘add image to post’ tab, no actual image appears. :(
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Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 10:26 pm

Oh, it appears once the message is posted, D’oh! Ah well, you live and learn!
Anyway, these two are my first ever attempts at building a car. One is a Tamiya Porsche 911 GT1 Le Mans, and the other is an old Fujimi Targa Florio Ford GT40. I know they’re not Airfix, but I have got a couple of those to do in the future. ;-)

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Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 10:40 pm

Good, we have you functioning.

Once you have written your post, use the Preview button, and your images will display.
Then once happy, hit the Submit button.

Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 20th, 2017, 10:44 pm

Thanks for the advice. :)

Re: Hello from a modeller of bygone years.

December 21st, 2017, 12:02 am

Hi and welcome to the forum and back to the hobby.I used to dabble with RC but took too many back home in a bin bag. Incidentally I was inmy loft a couple of days ago and had onsofthose early HE111 kits in my paws. They can be got cheaply off ebay tooso if you feellike s trip down memoru lane...

all thebest.

Greg.
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