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Halfyank
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 05:44 AM UTC
I'll take the plunge and introduce myself. I'll be 47 next month and I've been looking for a good mid life crisis activity since my wife won't let me have an affair. I built models as a kid up to about 18 years old and I've wanted to get back into it for a good while. I spent the last year picking up kits when they were on half price sale at Hobby Lobby and now I'm diving in. I've just about completed two, a Tamiya M3 Lee and a Tamiya LRDG Chevy truck. They just need more weathering and for me to build a diorama base for them. I intend to concentrate on Allied equipment since I think there are WAY too many models of PzIVs out there.

I've been checking out this site for a couple of months and I really like it. I've only been posting for a few days and already I've got a PFC stripe. I've been posting on The History Channel.com's WWII discussion board for three years and over 1200 posts and I haven't gotten any recognition like that.

Rodger
ladymodelbuilder
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Virginia, United States
Joined: February 26, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 05:48 AM UTC
Welcome aboard, Rodger.......
FAUST
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: June 07, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 05:54 AM UTC
Welcome onboard Rodger

As you will discover very soon that this is the most fantastic site in the world and far Beyond
Good people that always want to help and always are ready to answer to your questions

The rules are here:
There is no such thing as a stupid question
If there is such a thing as a stupid question then it`s the one that is never asked

You also will discover that there is some kind of addictive attraction to the site
but find that out yourself


Bravo-Comm
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Texas, United States
Joined: March 20, 2002
KitMaker: 525 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 06:02 AM UTC
Yeah Welcome aboard Roger !!!


DAGGER-1
gunnerk19
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Maine, United States
Joined: December 25, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 06:39 AM UTC

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I've only been posting for a few days and already I've got a PFC stripe. I've been posting on The History Channel.com's WWII discussion board for three years and over 1200 posts and I haven't gotten any recognition like that.



I'm guessing former Marine Here...

Welcome, Rodger, to the best modelling site ever, bar none! Dive on in... Any questions you may have on any aspect of building can easily be answered by the great people here!
Roadkill
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Antwerpen, Belgium
Joined: June 09, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 06:49 AM UTC

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You also will discover that there is some kind of addictive attraction to the site
but find that out yourself



You can bet on that, I need my daily shot or else ..... and believe me that will be so for you to.

Welcome aboard sailor, don't be shy and show us a few pictures of your work
GunTruck
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California, United States
Joined: December 01, 2001
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 06:50 AM UTC
Hearty Welcome to you Rodger - and happy to welcome another builder of Allied equipment!

Gunnie
Halfyank
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 01, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 06:57 AM UTC
To Gunnerk19,
nope, not former Marine. The closest I ever came to being in the military was three years high school NJROTC and that was Navy. I decided that the military and I might not be a mariage made in heaven.

shad
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Hainaut, Belgium
Joined: February 17, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 07:15 AM UTC
Hello Rodger,

welcome aboard !

phil
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: February 13, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 07:15 AM UTC
Welcome Rodger... hope you'll have a good time here at Armorama. Enjoy the ride..

Mario M.
Holdfast
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#056
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 30, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:10 AM UTC
Hi Rodger and welcome, to the best site on the web. Another builder of targets
oh well at least they're allied
Can I interest you in a Spitfire group build? Take a look over at the Aircraft board:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=PostBoard&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=8458&page=1
Have fun
Mal
MrRoo
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: October 07, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:15 AM UTC

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Can I interest you in a Spitfire group build? Take a look over at the Aircraft board:
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hey another allied builder stop trying to poach him to wingy things.

hi mate i'm a allied softskin builder from down under so welcome to the best modeling olace around.
Oberst
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: June 26, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:17 AM UTC
I love your explaination for re-entering the hobby.
If you would like to have a spirited arguement about anything modelling related, see you in to chatroom :-)

Welcome,
Andrew

Favorisio
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United Kingdom
Joined: December 30, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:14 PM UTC
Hi Rodger, and welcome. Like you I am a similar age and recently started modeling. I've been on this site for a couple of months now and it has been said but it is the MOST addictive thing I've been involved with. Everyone is so friendly and immensly helpful. I also started on Allied armour, but now am doing a Tiger I and am going to do the Spitfire group build with Holdfast. Give that some thought, it should be a lot of fun.

See you in the chat room?

Roger (without the D :-) )
Holdfast
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#056
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 10:52 PM UTC
:-)

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hey another allied builder stop trying to poach him to wingy things.


Sorry cliff, I know allied armour builders are a bit thin on the ground (I was one once) but overall there are far more armour modellers here than aircraft.

Can I interest you in a Spitfire group build? Remember, you can't have to many Spitfires
Mal
Halfyank
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 01, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 03:29 AM UTC
Thank you all.

I agree with everyone here who mentioned how great this site is. I can't believe the information I've found on it so far. I also agree with all of you who said the site was addictive. In fact if I get fired because of the time I spend on this site while at work I hope you'll all give me a good reference.

To Holdfast, when you refer to allied equipment as 'targets' you sound like a submariner. To paraphrase them, "There are two types of tanks, Tigers and Targets." Hmmm...Tigers and Targets sounds like a good name for a website.

To Cliff, don't worry about Holdfast recruiting me to the Spitfire build. I don't think I'll be building too many 'wingy things.' My wife has given me my first commission, to build a 1/48 scale Revell B-17F to represent the plane my Father in Law flew 35 missions in. I am getting really frustrated putting the thing together and it will be awhile before I try any other aircraft model.

I do plan on joining the Barbarosa group build this summer. I'm torn between a Tamiya KV-1B or an Italeri T-26.
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New Hampshire, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 03:53 AM UTC
Roger,
Glad to have you back in the world of scale modeling.

Thanks for the kind comments about the site also. Only with interaction like yours does it all become possible.

Cheers,
Jim
GeneralFailure
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European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 04:42 AM UTC

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I'll take the plunge and introduce myself. I'll be 47 next month and I've been looking for a good mid life crisis activity since my wife won't let me have an affair.



Smart man. Six months on this site, and your wife will BEG you to stop Armorama and have an affair instead.
basturk
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: July 19, 2002
KitMaker: 212 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 04:56 AM UTC
Welcome Rodger! I think the addictive part of this site is that there are so many fellow modellers sharing ideas/tips about this hobby. I think no where else in the world can you find such a big bunch of modellers together who all share the same passion be it figures planes or armor............
shermanfreak
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 24, 2003
KitMaker: 380 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 04:04 PM UTC
Welcome Rodger

It's great to have another allied builder here with us.