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#1 LogTripper


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:04 PM

Hello from Oregon! 

I live with Jeepgirl and in an attempt to find a hobby that interested me... I got her addicted to models! 

I remember one of the first model's I worked on... I know that I was young, probably between 8 and 12. I think that it was just a snap-together kit. It was a model of the late 80's Batmobile. Now, I had no real interest in Batman but I loved the look of the car. 


We had gotten the WWII Jeep that Jeepgirl finished and I had intially started the work on it... well... I got stuck on getting some of the pieces together and gave up. 


I'm trying my hand again with something a little different. For my first project I'll be working on a 1949 Mercury Custom Coupe from Revell (Kit 2860).


I'm still trying to make up my mind on paint colors and the final look of the car. I was wondering something fairly basic though... when you get a model and you take it out of the box for the first time... what do you do? Do you start looking at the assembly directions and take it apart piece by piece or do you paint pieces, let them dry and then start? 


I want to get started on this Merc but I don't know if I should start the small parts first or not? 


Looking forward to posting photos of my attempt! I'm dragging Jeepgirl to this swap meet next week, hopefully that'll provide some inspiration. 

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:27 PM

Welcome aboard and thanks for Dragging a new member onlong with you..LOL..

Hope to see ya at next weeks swapmeet..

just look for the man with the deals.. ;)


Me, Personnally, i do look over the instructions (shhhh), do a few sub-assemblies and test fittings and

get to priming and painting..


Some times I might even finish one before the next one starts..

Maybe.. LOL..


Edited by RodneyBad, 26 October 2013 - 08:32 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:07 PM

Welcome Heather...

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:28 AM

WELCOME to the forum Heather!  :D 

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 02:20 AM


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 03:41 PM

Welcome Heather, Another Oregonian here, this one from Bend. There are two of us here on the forum from the Bend area. Hope to see you at the swap in Nov,

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 06:06 PM

Welcome aboard, Heather.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:21 AM

Welcome and there does seem to be a rash of people from Oregon coming on ... must be winter setting in! :)

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:14 PM

Well it did snow here today.   Great weather for a swim !!!

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:19 PM

Welcome to our plastic playground Heather.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:07 PM

Welcome. I hate Oregon. Not really.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:17 AM

Welcome aboard Heather!!

Sounds like you two are having fun!! (that is what it is all about!) :)

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:31 AM

Welcome. I hate Oregon. Not really.

 Your comment, and your signature quote...combined make me laugh.


Thanks for supporting the growing addiction. My craft room will never look the same again.