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  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: UK
Hi - back after some time
Posted by Jamese30 on Monday, September 24, 2018 5:43 PM

Hi All

I'm James, from UK, and have been building car kits for about 25 years now with a dry patch for about 5 or 6 years. Anyway I've renewed my subscription and although my old posts seem to have been lost?? I still have the same name - Jamese30 so I'm off again.

Ironically building an airfix plane with my son at an aircraft museum was what rekindled my desire to build car kits again. So spurred on with a quite sizeable collection of unbuilt kits I have started again. Hopefully he will start to share my interest too although I'm helping him with planes at the moment.

So far a Triumph TR3a, 2x Tamiya Lotus 7s (the pair bought partly started) have been finished and a 57 Black Widow Chevy, Mk1 Morris Mini and a challenging garage (im posting in dioramas) are on the workbench.

Great to be back and see the awesome creations, great comments and enthusiasm!

 

Take care

 

James

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Monday, October 01, 2018 10:15 AM

Welcome back James. Its funny how we can get those long gaps where we don't do any builds. I find planes are difficult.

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  • Member since
    September, 2018
Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Monday, October 01, 2018 1:27 PM

justmike

Welcome back James. Its funny how we can get those long gaps where we don't do any builds. I find planes are difficult.

 I agree I find airplanes to be difficult however give me that Mobb Deep baby rear smooth paint finish is just as equally if not more difficult. 
Either way welcome back to the Hobby. My passion for the hobby started again but my wife got me a model kit for my birthday since I have lost my job I have time to build it however I would like to add all the aftermarket goodies and try out new paint manufacturer such as zero paints or gravity colors but I'm having to wait for my first check so I can purchase those items which were also cut down on build time LOL. Such as life but that's not going to stop me this time from enjoying the hobby welcome back looking forward to seeing your builds

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by Jamese30 on Monday, October 01, 2018 4:44 PM

Thanks guys. I personally find planes a bit simpler, Not to say they are at all but the ones I build tend to be 1/72, I dont beat myself up on the detail like I do with cars and I go with a "if it looks right go with it" mindset (I'm sure there is plenty a plane modeller now crying - sorry). My son loves planes too so this method works well and it grows his interest, although we are running out of ceiling space hanging them all up!

 Spitfire by j p, on Flickr

My modelling passion remains as cars so I've got a few cars on the bench and I've just tried my first severely weathered (by salt) truck so will post some pics....

 

Thanks again for the warm welcome!

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2018
Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 12:41 PM

I Can Only Imagine. Glad your son likes the hobby I'm still trying to get mine someone interested in it cannot wait to see your builds.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 2:02 PM

Welcome back to the fold, James. Looking forward to seeing some of those builds, especially the Lotus.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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