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Offline DannyW

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Greetings from Colorado
« on: November 20, 2019, 02:09:33 PM »
Hi, all...I'm Dan Wilson, 74, live in Colorado Springs. I grew up on Aurora and Lindberg models, and am reliving my childhood. Actually, never grew up, but that's another story.
My usual areas of modeling are 1/48th armor (I'm the moderator for the Track 48 Forum), and also have worked a lot in 1/72nd scale aircraft.  I usually am attracted to the oddball subjects, love to do conversions, and have worked with vac forms quite a bit back when they were more popular. As a for instance, right now I have an old 1/72 SARO Lerwick vacform needing the last few decals, and a 1/48th SS D.1 conversion based on an old Lindberg Nieuport on the workbench at the moment.
A Merit 1/48th Fokker D VII just got it's wings covered with Master Sculpt lozenge decals (my first attempt at that). While that was a bit daunting, it went faster than my first attempt at lozenge handpainted in gloss enamels when I was in Junior High School (1958) on another D VII. . I guess I would rather work with older, less detailed kits and see if i can improve on them, although there are several Eduard, Blue Max and the like waiting in the wings . Looking forward to participating in this forum while trying to get up to a modicum of speed. Things changed a bit while I was away building tanks...

Offline Edo

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 03:56:33 PM »
hi Danny, and welcome to the forum!
I am sure you’ll find a friendly place here and a lot of talented modeller!
Can’t sait to see some of your works...
by the way, at the moment I have an actraction to 48th armour.... so mybe I’ll ask you some off topics tips! ;)

Offline lcarroll

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 01:25:58 AM »
Welcome to the Forum Dan, and back to WW.I Aircraft Modelling. No end of talent and great people here to help get you back up to speed!

Offline Dave Brewer

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 09:08:42 AM »
Welcome Dan,you'll enjoy this place.I have a soft spot for Blue Max kits,they can turn out very nicely and cover some important types a number of which have been ignored by the mainstream.

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 09:24:59 AM »
Welcome Dan, I'm sure you'll like it here.

Robin  :)
Found my mojo and clipped it's wings, so it won't fly away.

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 11:38:30 AM »
Welcome Dan , looking forward to work .


Offline RAGIII

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 11:49:12 PM »
Welcome aboard Dan. You will find all you need here on the Forum. It sounds as though you are an experienced builder. Looking forward to seeing some of your work soon!
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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 05:19:01 PM »
Welcome Dan! I wish you a lot of fun here with us, the never growing up kids.
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Offline Monty

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 03:51:47 AM »
Good to have you joining in, Dan, 1/48th armour is a weakness of mine too! Hope you get a lot of inspiration here. Regards, Marc

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 09:13:58 AM »
Welcome to the forum

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