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Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: January 14, 2003
KitMaker: 248 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 07:41 PM UTC
There is something slightly voyeuristic about reading others bios so I guess I have join in to make it right.

I am fifty mumble, have absolutley no interest in war or things that go bang, and am having a major identity crisis since starting my first armour model, a Tamiya Centurion in January. I have been an enthusiastic modeller since my first Airfix Spitfire in the mid-fifties (gee that was last century) and have built 1/72 aircraft, 1/32 cars including slot cars during the sixties, and then settled on 1/24 cars, mainly Ferrari - until now.

My main interests are cars and bikes, I own a '93 Toyota MR2, a '90 BMW K75s and a Norton 650SS cafe racer.

The Centurion has been a real challenge. I bought it as a quickie when I found the Fujimi model of the Toyota MR2 was going to require major surgery for accuracy and lost interest. I thought a weekend tank build would get me fired up to solve the Fujimi problems. Little did I realise that the Centurion was also going to need a lot of work. So far I have devoted about 60 hours to it and think I am about half way.

Unfortunately the bug has bit. I still think armies are just to keep our handies on, but already the next armour project has been purchased, a Tamiya Chieftain. That should see me through the winter. The Centurion has given me the opportunity to explore new modelling techniques, - well they are new to me, - and the next thing I want to try is a base, and then a diorama. I might never build another car model. (Unlikely as I have a cupboard full of unopened kits)

I have visited several modelling sites and I 'enlisted' with Armorama when I realised that it was the site that I just kept coming back to. Already I have had helpful responses to my niaive questions and hope I can sometime contribute something useful myself.

Regards Dave

Flogging will stop when morale improves.

Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
KitMaker: 4,082 posts
Historicus Forma: 314 posts
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 07:59 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Dave !!

I'm sure this site and its members will contribute to your hobby. Glad to have you aboard.

Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 24, 2003
KitMaker: 380 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 08:00 PM UTC
The armour bug has bit...welcome to the dark side Dave......and welcome to Armorama
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 30, 2002
KitMaker: 8,581 posts
Historicus Forma: 7 posts
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 08:02 PM UTC
Hi Dave, and Welcome to the best sight on the net. I build aircraft but I wont hold it against you that you are turning to armour, cos thats cool too.
United Kingdom
Joined: December 30, 2002
KitMaker: 277 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 08:07 PM UTC
Welcome Dave, good decision mate, joining Armorama. Glad to hear you've got the armour bug, and I'm sure you'll find it won't let go.

Queensland, Australia
Joined: October 07, 2002
KitMaker: 3,856 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 08:30 PM UTC
ah but it's nice to welcome another ANZAC and one that builds allied armour too
Oklahoma, United States
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 6,043 posts
Historicus Forma: 77 posts
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 09:59 PM UTC
Welcome aboard and keep plugging KiwiDave
North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
KitMaker: 11,718 posts
Historicus Forma: 783 posts
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 11:34 PM UTC
Welcome to the best site on the internet. We welcome all modeling genres.
Heck one of our space guys just built a car!!! And you don't have to love war to love modeling armour.

There are two rules here (well sorta) 1. Build to enjoy it, 2. Ask any question.
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: June 07, 2002
KitMaker: 8,797 posts
Historicus Forma: 334 posts
Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 11:51 PM UTC
OLa Kiwi dave

Great to have you onboard
Are you ready for your newest addiction?????
As you will find out there are 2000 plus modelers here that are all eager to help you with any question.
They also all share the same rules:
1. There is no such thing as a stupid question
2. If there is a stupid question then it`s the one that isn`t asked

Have fun dude in this ever expanding army of plastic lovers and glue sniffers

European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
KitMaker: 2,289 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 12:49 AM UTC
G'day, Dave !
Nice to exchange modeling ideas with someone at the other end of this planet, huh ? I'm sure you'll find all you need in these pages. Nice to have you on board.
Bucuresti, Romania
Joined: September 06, 2002
KitMaker: 534 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 01:49 AM UTC
welcome on the greatest modeling site ever and i am sure the members of this beutifull, wonderful etc site will help u with ur hobby
Joined: December 18, 2001
KitMaker: 12,596 posts
Historicus Forma: 128 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 02:35 AM UTC
Welcome Dave. You sure picked an oldie to work on as a weekend kit. I'd have suggested Tamiya's Centaur or Cromwell as a superb British armor kit for a weekend build. Leave some glue by the box and it'll build itself.
Colorado, United States
Joined: February 01, 2003
KitMaker: 5,221 posts
Historicus Forma: 135 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 03:44 AM UTC
Hi Dave
I've only been on this site for a couple weeks and I'm already hooked by it. I'm sure you will be too. The amount of good information, and friendly, helpful people is fantastic.

Also so glad to welcome somebody interested in modeling the "good guys." The world has enough panzers already.

Virginia, United States
Joined: February 11, 2003
KitMaker: 805 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 03:48 AM UTC
Hi Dave!! From another car modeler. Tanks are an interesting diversion, but don't stray too far from your shiny, chromy roots.

And a real big salute from another MR2 owner.
Washington, United States
Joined: February 11, 2003
KitMaker: 702 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 10:30 AM UTC
Hello and welcome from one newbie to another. Have a great time here, but be forewarned! Once you come to this site, you may never go anywhere else! It's not like that's necessarily a bad thing, but time consuming.
Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: May 01, 2002
KitMaker: 2,088 posts
Historicus Forma: 270 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 07:21 PM UTC
Hi Kiwidave
good to have anothe NZer on board what part of NZ are you in?