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Offline albireo13

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Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« on: January 06, 2023, 08:43:07 AM »
Hi All,
I live in Exeter, NH and am getting back into model building after ~55 year hiatus.  I stumbled onto these forums since I love WW I aircraft, and their history.  I just retired in 2020 and figured it's about time.     I love the builds I have been seeing!   So much talent and experience here.
Back when I was a kid I built WW I biplanes, WW II jets, and also I got into building and launching Estes model rockets.   I still have model rockets lying around but, sadly my old plastic models are loong gone.   Waaaah!   

I wish to get back into it for several reasons ... I enjoyed it as a kid and want to try it again ... I like detail oriented, crafty hobbies ... it will be relaxing and fun on rainy days!    I also have been active as an amateur astronomer, having built a number of reflector telescopes.  I even ground a few mirrors myself.

  My first priority ... get a nice work area for myself.
2nd priority ....   get myself some nice kits
3rd priority  ....  get myself some decent tools and quality paint supplies
4th priority .... start building!

I just picked up a 1:48 scale MiG-21MF model to cut my teeth on.  I know ... it's not WW I.   I figure my first build will end up really ugly so this kit will be the sacrificial lamb!    LOL

I hope to learn a lot from all you good folks and will be posting progress as it comes.
Happy New Year to all !!

Rob

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2023, 11:15:43 PM »
Welcome and enjoy the forum!

Steve

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2023, 02:55:51 AM »
Hi Rob
The MIG 21 in 1/48 sounds impressive, I have a soft spot for the early jets. Please don't sacrifice it!
Alan
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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2023, 03:51:46 AM »
Welcome, Rob.
Try step 4 first. You'll make lots of mistakes but I bet you'll enjoy it!

I wonder if you had the Planet Parade phenomenon over your side of the pond? Had clear skies here in Scotland and saw all the planets in the sky at the same time. Five were clearly visible to the naked eye, but the two furthers were low down and required binos. Amazing sight. I stood out in the cold for ages, staring at them.
Cheers
Sandy

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2023, 08:40:11 AM »
Welcome Rob, it's great to have you!
I just picked up a 1:48 scale MiG-21MF model to cut my teeth on.  I know ... it's not WW I.
That's no problem at all and I hope you share your non-WWI builds with us in this section of the forum.
The MIG 21 in 1/48 sounds impressive, I have a soft spot for the early jets.
Alan, now you've said that I should probably follow my own advice and share my 1/48 MiG-21MF!

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2023, 06:26:34 AM »
Rob,
       Welcome aboard from the rolling hills of western Kentucky.

Warren

Offline albireo13

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2023, 12:32:06 AM »
Hi again,
  Yes, I saw the lineup of planets.  I was too cold to drag out the telescope but, my binocs were good.

Just getting started on the MiG.  I need to pickup a bunch of paints so, it will be a bit before i can show off a completed build.

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2023, 01:01:14 AM »
Welcome to the Best Forum on the Planet from the Mountains of North Carolina.
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Offline albireo13

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2023, 11:52:39 PM »
Thanks all,

I picked up part time contracting work so have had less free time than I had expected.  Still, I plan to forge ahead with models.  I started work on the MiG.  I am using Testors enamels for now.