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Hi. My name is Pat, or Patrick, and after having muddled through many a year, of work, school, life-changes, care-giving, and needing care, I've returned to this incredible hobby and am ready to participate on this wonderful forum.

Yes, I've lurked here, for quite some time. I apologize for not making my presence known, till now. I've been constantly learning from all of you. To be perfectly honest, I haven't had a lot of time to build many cars; however, I've collected many in the meantime, and I truly learn something each and every day from this board. I learn from your reviews of kits/aftermarket parts, how to build/detail, and where to go within this site or offsite for reference. I am amazed, and humbled at all of the talent/good people/seasoned veterans to "newbies" on this forum, and I thank you for imparting your knowledge and time unto me.

I am truly excited about rejoining this hobby, learning from my mistakes, and striving to do better with each build. After all the time I've been here, I only recently stumbled upon the "walk, then run" post. It made perfect sense, and I really took a good look at my skill level, took a good look in the mirror, and realized that a box stock build, should be my starting/returning point. I do not know if my erratic work schedule, will permit me joining a club, so your total honesty and constructive criticism, will always be greatly accepted and asked for.

It's GREAT to be here!! :D

Pat

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Welcome Pat! I lived in Clawson, MI. from '92 to '04 and miss the area a lot. I hope you make friends and have fun here!

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Welcome! I lived in Sterling Heights up until I was in my late 20's.Moved to Tennessee in 1995 (got tired of being cold :D ). I know what it's like to have only a few hours a week to build (If I'm lucky), but that doesn't stop me from adding to the stash! :lol:

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Thank you all for the "welcomes", it is truly appreciated!!! :D

Dan, I used to pass through Clawson on a daily basis, heading home, when I worked in Ferndale ('88-'90). It always seemed very nice, and I wish I'd taken the opportunity, to take a stroll downtown.

Everett, not much has changed here, in Sterling Heights, from all of the years that I've known it. It's still cold, and now that I'm getting older, I keep wondering why I didn't "jump ship", for a warmer climate, when I had the chance years ago!! :wacko: As far as my hiatus from modeling, my significant other will tell you, (supportingly, that is) that my stash, never stopped growing either! :lol:

I hope you all have had a good day/evening! And thanks again!

Pat

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Welcome Pat .

There is a show / swapmeet tomorrow morning at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center . It runs 9 am till 3 pm still only 5 bucks to get in.

12 Mile and Hayes Rd Warren MI

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Thank you Andy!! I had totally forgotten about the show coming up, and didn't read your post till much later this week. I'm very disappointed, for I've always enjoyed that show, and I always walk away from there with so many new, or forgotten ideas... :) I hope you had the chance to go, and had a good time. Did you happen to grab a new flyer

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Sent that a little too quickly........ :wacko:

I was actually wondering if you had the date, for the next show at the campus? That way, I could throw it into my phone reminder/calendars.

In either case, Thanks again for the "heads up", and I hope you and everyone here has a wonderful holiday today.

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No I was not able to go again this year. I was under the weather .

I do believe this show is around this weekend every year. not positive. If you go the the Toledo NNL in October you can get a flyer.

There will be a march show in Slyvania Oh it is March 15 .9:30 till 2:30 7.00 to get in. it is just a toy show mostly models stuff. The october show is better though.

They are having a spring show in Macomb . the flyer fpr the last show does not give a date / you can call for info 586-344-9496 9:00 till 9:00 .

I do believe that the detroit area modlers put this show on. Look for a web site or look through the club section here.

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The next show at MCCC is in APRIL. They have two every year. One in April, and one in November. Great, isn't it?????

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Thank you for all the info on the shows! Just got done, looking at some photos, posted from Ramcharger, from this most recent show.......wish I'd have remembered!!! The only "saving grace", for not kicking myself......too hard, is that I was playing/organizing my model table on that day!

Andy, I'm sorry you weren't feeling up to going.. I hope it wasn't anything serious. I've been to the Toledo NNL, just once, just after they changed their venue. I was awestruck at the amount of talent on the show tables, as well as the variety of "big name" vendors, that were there! Now that I'm actually building again, instead of just hoarding, I'll have to keep an eye out for dates on that show.

George, it is GREAT, to have these two shows too! I ALWAYS walk away from them, with a headful of new ideas and a bag, or two, of goodies! :D

Also, thank you Chris, for the Welcome!!

I hope all of you have a good evening!

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Welcome Patrick. The DMCC is a great club.We meet every third Friday in Dearborn. It would be great to have ya stop in as a guest for a meeting and see if joining would suit you. If you would like more info, just drop me a PM.

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