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#1 Union Modelworks

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:26 AM

It's a great hobby playing with models. Almost to the point of addiction I might add. smile.png  Like many others, I've been in and out of the hobby for quite some time. It wasn't until the last 7 years or so did I actually start, or attempt, to go at it full time. At first I got into model planes after visiting a local airshow. I think it's an easy bug to catch after seeing all the planes up close, so I immediately went out and purchased my kit and supplies. The process was pretty slow because I really wanted to learn all the techniques. This of course turned me into an armchair modeler for quite sometime, but I did learn a lot.

 

While waiting for the paint to dry, so to speak, I ended up getting involved in RC planes. I made my own plane from scratch which was a great feeling seeing it fly. It was a nice trainer plane that kept me busy for a good year or so. This of course took me away from model planes, but I was still happy since I got to fly them now.

 

Of course I soon realized that you had to wake up at the crack of dawn just to fly in decent conditions. This worked for a while, but it got old fast. I then decided to join a local model railroad club and traded in my wings for rails. I learned a lot about layout construction, electrical wiring, DCC, scenery and weathering.

 

While trains are still an important part of the hobby for me, I ended up wanting to go back to my roots. I have a tendency to get bored pretty quick, so I started looking into Sci-fi, and soon became hooked on Maschinen Krieger. After that I came back around to aircraft and cars again.

 

I now have an interest in all model things. I guess I like to change it up. Anyhow, hello to everyone and thanks for having me here.

 

Regards,

Burt



#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

Welcome. Like you, I've been in most of the different fields of modeling over the years. It's interesting to me how techniques and materials from various genres can cross-pollinate and lead to building better models of everything.

 

Again, welcome. This is a good bunch of guys with a lot of knowledge and encouragement to share. B)



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:08 PM

welcome to the forum Burt..



#4 slusher

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

Welcome to the forum Burt..



#5 Tony G

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:30 PM

Welcome Burt!



#6 Union Modelworks

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:19 PM

Thanks, guys. Looking forwarding to sharing and learning. I don't have a lot of experience with model cars, but this looks like the place to learn.



#7 Harry P.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:42 PM

Welcome, Burt! We're glad to have you.



#8 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Welcome, Burt, delighted to hear we have another fan of Maschinen Krieger.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

WELCOME, Burt



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:11 PM

WELCOME to the best dang forum on the web Burt, and can I clarify something It IS an addiction LOL!!! :lol: 



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:55 AM

Hi welcome to the forum!