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Offline BillB

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Newbie from California
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:42:53 PM »
Hi -

I got introduced to airplanes when my dad got a Piper Cub in the 1950's when I was maybe 8 or 10.  He had just gotten the hunting concession on a large ranch and jumped at the opportunity to get an airplane which he could use to patrol the property for poachers.
I was not long before I was thoroughly hooked on WWI airplanes, but I headed instead into model trains and built many RR models over the years, progressing from HO scale to 1:20 scale (plus a couple of ride-on size models).
The itch has not gone away, though, and now I have ordered an Albatros D.Va 1/16 scale kit. I've always wanted to build a "skeleton" model so one can see inside, including the working rigging to the control surfaces.  My hands are getting shaky these days, so I figured I better do it while I still can (I hope).
This site is an incredible resource (in the highest tradition of the internet), and I look forward to learning and maybe sharing.

- Bill

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Re: Newbie from California
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 03:23:49 PM »
Welcome to the Forum Bill and I hope you enjoy this ever expanding family of WW1 model enthusiasts. There's enormous expertise and enthusiasm and knowledge here among the members and our mission is to help one another get the most out of the hobby.

Thanks for joining us!


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Re: Newbie from California
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 10:29:17 PM »
Welcome aboard, Bill  ;)

Looking forward to seeing you work your magic on the 1/16 Albie - Good luck!

Von B  :)

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Re: Newbie from California
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 11:09:23 PM »
Welcome to our Forum Bill, and I look forward to seeing your work on that huge Albatros. As you've already discovered there's a wealth of knowledge, information, and advice available here to help you in your efforts; enjoy!!

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Re: Newbie from California
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 12:47:32 AM »
Welcome aboard from beautiful Ione, CA!
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Re: Newbie from California
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 01:51:45 PM »
Welcome Bill. You will find this to be a friendly and informative group! Looking forward to that Skeleton !
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Re: Newbie from California
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 12:38:22 AM »
Enjoy the forum!

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