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Trying again after 50 years away

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    March, 2013
Trying again after 50 years away
Posted by ditdah54 on Thursday, May 09, 2019 4:53 PM

I built my last model 50 years ago. It is certainly a different world. I never had a mentor, I hope all of you will keep me from making so many mistakes and it will come back to me. I am interested in sports cars, pickups, and classics.

Sincerely Ed


  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, May 09, 2019 7:33 PM

Welcome, Ed! You have a lot of company here. I think you'll find out that you can pick up right where you left off. All the tips available here and in the magazine will speed up the learning curve. While there are many re-releases of old kits out there, the new releases are more detailed and look great even without going the extra mile of plug wires, etc. Prices of kits and materials have gone up like everything else in fifty years so you can watch for sales and discount coupons from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc. Just go at it and enjoy. Lots of opinions on kits might help to steer you in the direction you want without picking a poor kit to jump back in with. 


  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, May 10, 2019 10:20 AM

Welcome to the forum, Ed, and welcome back to the hobby. As Chucky says, there is lots of new stuff out there, but a lot of it will look very familiar, too. Feel free to sak any questions you may have. Good luck, and enjoy the forum.

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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