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Offline James Reagan

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Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:10:39 AM »
I'm Jim Reagan. AS of yesterday 8o years old, so my modeling goes all the way back to the original Hawk models as well as the Aurora  WW1 models  I've always had anon again off again interest in World War 1 and "golden years" aircraft.  Fter I retired I joined a group of retailers who were part of All Toy Company  a brick and mortar retail store where I sold model kits.  When we closed I joined a store called Old Factory which was suitable for stock shrinkage.  After leaving I put stuff in storage.  My wife is not overly enthused that some the storage is at our home. So in order to reach our 50th wedding anniversary I am attempting to use the internet to sell this inventory.

Right now I've returned to my old WW1 interest and am attempting to catch up on all the new things in the hobby.  I have a nice library and sufficient kits in the stash to keep me busy.  I am also attempting to get what I need in paints etc to maintain a continuing interest in modeling before  I close my retail accounts. Over the last few years death has separated me from some modeling friends who were a significant source of revenue.  I've thought of opening  a small home based operation concentrating onmodeling supplies but it's no longer worth the time and effort.

Hence my interest in modeling accurate replicas of WW! aircraft. Which is asking a lot of questions about current modeling  techniques and new items on the market.  Interestingly I have a collection of Americal decals stored for use.

Jim Reagan

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Re: Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 08:14:11 AM »
Hi James and welcome to the site , you came to the right place . Folks here are best and very helpful with all types of questions .


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Re: Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 11:15:59 AM »
Hi Jim

A warm welcome to the Forum. You'll find quite a few seasoned veteran modellers here so you're in good company.

I hope you enjoy your time here and find much to feed your WW1 interest.

cheers

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Re: Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 11:41:18 AM »
    Welcome to the Forum Jim, you've made a great choice. I'm not far behind you in "Birthdays past" and recall the same basic Kits as part of my early childhood model building adventures.Your switch to WWI Aircraft should prove genuinely easy with all the knowledge and willing support so much a part of this site. Enjoy!!
Cheers,
Lance

Offline Dave Brewer

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Re: Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 05:24:38 PM »
Welcome Jim, nice to see you here, you've found the best resource on the web for our hobby.I also have a small remaining stash of Americal decals, though Aviattic and Pheon are my go to choices these days.
Cheers,
Dave.

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Re: Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 09:54:12 PM »
Welcome aboard, Jim!

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Offline James Reagan

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Re: Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 01:15:28 AM »
Dave
 Do you feel the lozenge pattern on the Americal Gryphon  decals are a bit large?  I was always impressed with the knowledge of its founder.

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Re: Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 02:22:05 AM »
Hi Jim! Welcome to the site, it certainly sounds like you're at the right place! Enjoy! Regards, Marc.

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Re: Hello from Harrisburg Pennsylvania USA
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 06:03:56 AM »
Welcome Jim!  Im just down the road from you in Lancaster, PA, but weve got a great bunch of modelers from all over the world here.  I build mostly 1/32 WWI aircraft, both plastic and paper kits, but also the occasional WWII or between war aircraft in 1/48.  I like everything, including jets and armor too!

Enjoy, and ask lots of questions.  Everyone here is very helpful and supportive.  Friendly bunch!

Best regards,

Bob