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#1 fredk

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:59 AM

I found a link to this forum on the modelling forum 'Britmodeller'. I thought I would come along and join in as I find I'm doing more and more cars and fewer aeroplanes. Amongst the first models I built were a number of cars, so I'm sort-of going back to the beginning.

I've choosen to model cars in a most unusual scale - 1/32, however i have been known to do the occasional 1/24 [1/25] and down to 1/87. Whatever scale suits my mood or needs. 

I prefer the old type cars, Vintage we call them, Antique to you. Why? because for the last 25 years I've been in a motorcar club which races & competes in pre-WW2 cars, and for over 30 years I was a journalist/photographer specialising in pre-1972 cars.

Presently I live in a small seaside town called Donaghadee, in County Down, Northern Ireland. I was born in Chicago and my early years were there until I moved to N.I. nearly 50 years ago.

So, thats me and what I model.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:18 AM

Welcome Fred.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:09 AM

Welcome Fred...



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:44 AM

Welcome to our plastic playground Fred.



#5 Chris White

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

Welcome Fred, looking forward to seeing your builds.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:09 PM

WELCOME to the madness Fred!!  :D 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:10 AM

Welcome to the show Fred.

Perhaps you would like to share some of those photos?



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:33 AM



Welcome to the show Fred.

Perhaps you would like to share some of those photos?

Thanks for the welcome guys.

 

I'll certainly share any photos I have with anyone. I'll add any to the 'walk-around' reference section when I think they'll be useful.

I must get used this forum first and see how it flows.

 

This is no1 son playing in our vintage racing car; a 1930 Austin 7 Ulster;

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[posting the picture is also a bit of a check to see if the way I do it on other forums does here too]

and Yes; plans are afoot to model this is 1/32 and 1/24th



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:54 AM

Cheers Fred and welcome to the board.  If I send you my mailing address can you send me your Austin?? :) 



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:43 PM

Welcome to the party, Fred.

I understand the Austin 7 is a popular candidate for what people on your side of the pond call specials(?) (hot rods to us Yanks).

I may have the wrong term, as I'm remembering it from a 12 year old magazine article.



#11 Harry P.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

Welcome to the asylum!  :lol:

 

BTW... we also have a spot for your model planes if you'd like to show them. Scroll down to the "All the Rest" section...  ;)



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

Cheers Fred and welcome to the board.  If I send you my mailing address can you send me your Austin?? :) 

I think it may just fit into a priority mailing box........ but you get no1 son along with it......... :P

Thankyou for the welcome



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:55 PM

Welcome to the party, Fred.

I understand the Austin 7 is a popular candidate for what people on your side of the pond call specials(?) (hot rods to us Yanks).

I may have the wrong term, as I'm remembering it from a 12 year old magazine article.

A special and a hotrod here are quite different animals.

No-one who wants to stay this side of the daisies would attempt to hotrod an Austin 7,  :wacko:

 

Welcome to the asylum!  :lol:

 

BTW... we also have a spot for your model planes if you'd like to show them. Scroll down to the "All the Rest" section...  ;)

no,  no  no, ...........cars for car forums, aeroplanes for aeroplane forums and never the twain shall mix, ..............unless its an Aerocar,  :)

 

Thankyou for the welcomes