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New to the site from VA - Fairfax County
alphalimafoxtrot64
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Virginia, United States
Joined: September 13, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 02:21 AM UTC
I thought I'd hunt around to see if there were any local military modeler groups or online clubs based in my AO, which is the northern virginia region - I live in Alexandria, and work in Centreville near Dulles Airport in Fairfax County.

I'm one of those guys who had kids, now in family # 2 after a divorce, and I'm getting back into modeling after several decades of being "out of it"....first mil models around 1974 when 10 years old; you know - the old Monogram Pz IV's and Shermans......stopped during college years early 80's, restarted in the late '80's, quit again after marriage #1 began, and now I'm back.

Working on an "antique" Jagdtiger from Tamiya I had started in late 80's.....as well as a "new" Tamiya steel-wheel Tiger I and a Dragon late Tiger II.

OK, more later- once I have some pics to upload into a gallery!

Adam Lee aka alphalimafoxtrot
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 10:26 AM UTC
Welcome Aboard Adam.
thomokiwi
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: January 11, 2006
KitMaker: 438 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 11:49 AM UTC
Welcome back to modelling
IPLawyer
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Virginia, United States
Joined: March 18, 2015
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 02:03 PM UTC
Adam,

I have some good news. There is a very active and growing IPMS Group that meets at Fairfax High School in Fairfax City, usually on the 1st Wednesday of the month: Northern Virginia Modelers.

For August, the meeting is the 1st Tuesday of the month: August 7th at 8 PM, but people usually start showing up around 7 PM.

https://www.novaipms.org/

Mark
timmyp
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Virginia, United States
Joined: May 18, 2008
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC
Welcome aboard!
golfermd
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Maryland, United States
Joined: March 01, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Adam! Prior to my divorce I lived about 2 miles south of George Mason U. Now happily living in the Peoples Republic of MD.
barron
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Virginia, United States
Joined: December 01, 2001
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 03:46 AM UTC
Hi Adam welcome I'm from the Shenandoah Valley near Woodstock VA
gbrame
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Colorado, United States
Joined: October 03, 2005
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC
Adam,

As a former NoVa resident, welcome aboard!!

Cheers
-G
j76lr
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: September 22, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 07:23 AM UTC
welcome aboard
alphalimafoxtrot64
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Virginia, United States
Joined: September 13, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 11:09 PM UTC
Hey everyone,

Sorry I am not on top of my game - keeping up with the interwebs LOL can be a challenge for this old (54?) man! I appreciate everyone's welcomes and thank you.

Mark, thanks for your tip on the local IPMS group meets at FHS - you are helpful to remind me of what I already knew about, but completely forgot!! Northern Virginia Modelers I will check out, for sure.

https://www.novaipms.org/

By the way, please notice how an entire decade passed me by, since first posting my thread. Talk about your Rip Van Winkle moments!!!
My excuse? No excuse! Maybe I've got my priorities out of whack - maybe it is the other life stuff that keeps getting in my way.

Whatever the reason, I appreciate you all and Armorama's resources for keeping me creative in the mini-modeling hobby.

Be well!
Adam Lee aka alphalimafoxtrot64