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#1 Route 66

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:50 AM

Well, it seems to be a pretty familiar theme on this forum, but here goes. When I was a teenager, I'd take my allowance money each Friday and buy a model kit. I couldn't wait to get to the hobby store and pick one out. I usually went for cars such a the Munster Mobile etc. That was about 45 years ago and now I think it's time to get back into the hobby. I figured this was a good place to learn about what's new in model building and to find out what kits are popular now. I hope to learn a lot from you guys and I'm glad I found this place.



#2 Swamp Dog

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

WELCOME STEVE..



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

Welcome to the forum..



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:46 PM

WELCOME to the forum Steve, and back to the hobby, glad your here!!  :D 



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:40 PM

Whats Up



#6 Route 66

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:58 PM

Thanks for the welcome guys!

 

Now that I'm back to modeling and I have a few more bucks than I did as a kid, I'd like to learn to airbrush my projects. I think that might be the key to making the exterior of my cars look a little more realistic than they did the first time I tried this hobby and used a brush to paint everything.



#7 Tom Geiger

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:21 PM

Welcome Steve!   When I got back to the hobby as an adult, I joined a club and found some good coaches who brought me up to date as to available materials, tips and techniques.  My models got way better very quickly.  Now with a board like this, you can do that even quicker.  Read all the threads, and if you have questions, just ask. The folks here are happy to help.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:49 AM

Thanks for the suggestions Tom. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a club near me here in Burbank but I'm gonna keep looking. In the meantime, I'll certainly be scouring this forum for how-to techniques that will hopefully bring me up to speed. 



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

Welcome Back!



#10 Edward Gore

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:03 PM

Yeah, welcome back, Steve. 



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:27 PM

Actually there are some guys who were meeting at Autobooks on Magnolia a while back Steve. I don't know if they still do. That's where I picked up my 1st model kit in 1960. Dale King, my wife's cousin Henry Gonzalez and Charles Fox are a few of the guys. I live up in the Antelope Valley so it's a little far for me to come down for a model club meeting, but I have before. You could connect with Dale and Charles at the Yahoo GPMA group or stop by the shop and ask about it.