New Here from PA

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Hello, looks like a great site and I decided to join.

I was big into building models during my younger days, planes, autos, model trains, rockets you name it. Joined the Army, went to college, got married, had kids, started a business and all that good stuff. Always missed the hobby so a few months back I started buying kits, paint, supplies and have finally carved out enough time to get back at it.

As my username suggests, I'm a huge Audi fan. I owned a 1998 A6 and my pet project was rebuilding a 1991 V8 Quattro. I've always been a big fan of racing- NHRA, NASCAR, rally, Formula 1, you name it. Getting in touch with my youth again, built a huge AFX track in the garage which my boys actually think is as much fun as video games (or at least they are humoring me,) also got them into 1/285 GHQ wargaming, model rockets and Peter Frampton- yes, I miss the 70's.

Every time a new box of goodies shows up at the door my wife just shakes her head. I asked her last week, "what would you rather I did - buy a plastic Aston Martin for $ 30 or a full sized one ?" That usually ends the conversation. :)

I hope to get a few pics of what I've been working on up in a few weeks.

Thanks

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Welcome Patrick..

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WELCOME Patrick, to the best modeling site on the net . Enjoy yourself!! :D

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Thank you Slusher and Pappy, I'm looking forward to it. :)

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Welcome Patrick!

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welcome Patrick..

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Welcome from across the Ohio river Patrick!

You've missed a lot in the years you've been away, but it's a GREAT time to return! New tooled kits, lots of reissues, and great aftermarket support B)

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Welcome Patrick, we are pretty much neighbors, I'm from Brentwood.

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WELCOME PATRICK

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Welcome to our plastic playground Patrick.

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It's always good to see another Pennsylvanian here! Welcome!

Sam

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Welcome back to the fray Patrick. If you want your mind blown (and perhaps a talking to from the wife) don't forget the Three Rivers Auto Modelers show is coming up Sept 29th one town over in Castle Shannon.

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Welcome Patrick, from the other end of the state!

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welcome

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Any idea if there will be vendors at the Three River show? Its a bit of a drive from State College...

Eric

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Welcome Patrick. Looking forward to seeing what you build.

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Any idea if there will be vendors at the Three River show? Its a bit of a drive from State College...

Eric

Yes there will be. Morgan Automotive Detail, SMBC, Missing Link and Motor City Resin will be heading out from Detroit to set up. There are also many kit dealers with good prices.

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Welcome Patrick,

I was borne in beverfalls pa. and came to ca. when I was 10

Jim

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Welcome man! If I remember right Bethel Park is down near Pittsburgh right? if it is there is a model car club down there that you should check out. Message me if you want to know anymore.

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Another PA guy! nice, I'm a PA guy myself, and there is a few others as I know of in PA as well. Welcome to the site man, I agree with the others as this being the best site out there for model car builders.

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Gotta agree with the above this is the best site. And glad to see someone else into the AFX racing trying to talk my father into getting our stuff out of storage to build a couple of 4x8 tables up to have fun again . Up here in New Castle north of y'all.

also love your avatar. rally Audis are cool

Michael

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