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Old 01-23-2006, 09:45 PM
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#770 here. I like 1/35th Armor, WW2, with a preference for Axis going by the kit count here in my cubby hole. I was introduced to modelling by my Dad back the 70's. I can't call myself a modeller because, quite frankly, I haven't finished much. I guess I'm pretty much an anti-social yet lonely guy who is dependant on modelling forums for inspiration (how pathetic) I live w/my wife and our vast assortment of pets in Franklin, TN. I really found this place awhile back by following an old thread on ML that James Tainton had posted regarding something he was working on at the time. I decided to join last week - hopefully I won't be blowing in the wind here.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:28 PM
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A hoy-hoy...I'm # 481 and I joined in March 05...

[Edit: I'm no longer the youngest one here.]

I got into modelling initially because of my dad...I've always had an aptitude for assembling things...I can't count how many times in my life I've assembled gas powered BBQs (or any thing that has the ability to explode) for the neighbors or whoever because I 'volunteered' to do so lol...I've gone through the Lego and K'nex thing and building models was an eventuality (cuz I loves history! lol)....

Building 1/35 scale stuff came about for me in Junior High, mainly because of my history teacher that I had for 2 years (no I didn't fail his class...I actually never even fell below 110% in either of his classes lol) Jody Beltram....We started up a model club (the spark that started my collision course into this hobby lol) and there I met some fellas that would become my bestfriends, Tyler and Gibran, who, unlike me, build everything else that's not Axis affilated lol...ya cheeky b*st**ds lol

Entering High school, my interest declined in it...though I collected DML dollys (I'm not real proud admitting that lol)...When I got a car, it opened the window of possibilities again and I got back into it...though in moderation for the most part...school (and someone special ) keep me away from it...damit (the school part that is lol)

I'm preparing to graduate from high school in May and attending ASU (Arizona State University) this fall...that may mean no more modelling for a while though
(Like I even have the luxury of that time in the evening...I mean, it helps me to relax because that's my 'me' time...)

I'm into Axis stuff in the Mediterranean theather, along with whatever else suits my fancy
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:48 PM
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Hello,

My name is Branden and I just got back into modelling about three months ago. I built plenty of planes and cars as a kid, but never built armor. So twenty years later, here I am, giving armor a go.
I am utterly amazed at the detail that can be added to armor and look forward to trying my hand at some of the crazy detailing I see so often on this site. I posted a pic of my latest build which is only my second armor build and my first attempt at PE and aftermarket zimmeret. I look forward to posting in progress pics of my current build so that I can get all of your sound advice.



Cheers
Branden
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:49 PM
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Hi new to PlanetArmor so I thought I'd give a short into. Just got my vBench and this same text is there too.

Typical model history: Been building models since I was a little kid lost interest when I was a teenager. Now Im 10 years out of college and getting back into the hobby. I started back in about 2-3 years ago when I picked up a copy of Military Miniatures in Review in a local hobby shop. Wow! PE, turned metal barrels, resin, Dragon, etc! I dumped most of my collection of unbuilt models that I still had from childhood on eBay and started buying newer stuff. Found I had discovered a new hobby along with my old one. I now spend as much time buying and selling armor model related stuff on eBay as I do building models.

Anyway I spent the last few years lurking on all the message boards and building up my collection, but not really getting anything built (sound familiar?) so I decided to set up this vBench to help keep me focused on building.

My interests are mostly WWII but it doesnt matter if it is US, German, Russian, or whatever. I like things to be accurate, but Im not going to lose sleep over a few millimeters here or there. I do this for fun, and if it is more fun to build and not be 100% correct than that is what is going to happen.
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:41 AM
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Hi,
I will introduce myself also even thou I have joined Sept'04 already. I have number 302, would really liked 313 but you can't always win.
My family is wife and two sons ages 2 and 7. This limits my modelling hours to 9 PM to 3 AM. I guess that is one reason why I tend to jump from project to another. I have currently about 40 projects in various stages some waiting just finishing touches. I try to finish at least 15 projects this year
Main interest are tanks in 35 and 72 scale. Nationality doesn't matter that much as long as subject is interesting. Well, ok German tanks I have to admit. I also build planes so I'm a cross-builder.
In the last two years I have sold most of my collection, hundreds of models and really tried to build and PAINT models. Well, not that succesful on that yet but it's been quite liberating to sell some "will build that model one day"-projects. Added bonus is that there is more room for new models :lol:
Good thing about PA is, as SamD mentoined, VBench where your build doesn't hide beyond multiple pages. I've been quite lazy to update pages lately but one day I put some updates, too.
I've gotten lot of inspiration from many builds here. Especially James T. has inspired to try out soldering etc. in my builds.
Looking forward to see new members projects here,

Niko A.
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:12 AM
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Hello!
I have been a long time reader, but now finally took up the courage to post something. As you can see my name is Siim and I live in Estonia. I am 15 years old (will be 16 in may) so i guess im the youngest member here. I have been modelling for about 3 years now. I started with 1:72 tanks and planes, mainly german tanks. I have built three 1:570 ships too. About 1,5 years into the hobby I found for myself 1:35 tanks. :lol: Never again will i turn back to 1:72! I build on weekdays and weekends. Mainly I do german WW II armor and occasionally some russian armor.
My modelling budget is kind of limited due to the allowance being kind a small :angry: but I do my best to save and then buy some kits.
I will apply for a workbench when I will get some pictures done.(using my friends camera)

Happy modelling!
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:11 AM
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Hi everybody!!!

My name is Michal, I'm 24 yo and live in Krakow in Southern Poland. I'm new member and for a few days I have had my vbench - thanks to the Staff

I started my adventure with modelling when I was a kid and I glued everything...planes, tanks and ships. In teenage I lost interesting to modelling and had a long break and now for about 4 years I have started againe I do only AFVs in 1:35 scale, mainly German WWII but I'm going to model some Russian armor also.


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Old 02-15-2006, 02:57 PM
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Hello everyone !!

This is Denmark calling. This is the first mail here. My name is Dan I'm 43 years old! outch (I'm old!) I have been reading posts here since mid 2004 when I found this site, I think it was a link that James made on ML to this place !!
I have been modelling since I was a kid, and I never stopped! I mainly build german stuff, my biggest problem is that I seldom finish a project , and I have a lot of unfinished projects in my buildingroom. Yes I have a dedicated room only for my hobby and I have a lot of models in my stach My vife says to many!

I have a house in the suburbs of Copenhagen, where I and the vife, my son age 13 and 3 cats and a hamster lives. I work as a communication specialist on CS related systems for the Danish telecommunications company TDC.

I plan to request for a vbench here soon, so I can show some of my many projects
and hopefully be inspired to finish some or all :lol:

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Old 02-16-2006, 10:33 AM
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Hi Guys,

although I joined the Planet a while ago I never introduced myself, like most of the new members do now. So here we go:

My Name is Ambjoern I am 45 years old and I live in Switzerland. I live in a little village called Auw which is about 10 Minutes from the Town of Zug. The Town of Zug is located just 30 Minutes south of Zrich. I am married since 20 years and have 3 kids, two daughters (7 and 20) and a son (17). I have been working as a IT-Specialist/Programmer since 27 years. Since 13 years I am a selfemployed consultant and I work mainly for the swiss banks.

I grew up in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to Switzerland at the age of 18. I started modelling when i was 4, when my father let me assist him in building his Planes. When I was ten years old Tamiya started their 1:35 Military line and I was hooked to german armour. I built mainly german armour, dioramas and figures.
I participated in several local competitions and even placed first in some of them. Then I lost some speed at the age of 15 when I started to find women and partying more interesting than tanks and figures

I never lost contact with my hobby in the past years although I was not building any kits. I constantly bought magazines and visited hobby shops to check the news on the market. Then I took the step out of the shades and joined PlanetArmor, I even applied for a vBench straight from the start.

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Old 03-28-2006, 02:20 PM
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Hello. My name is Dan, and I am addicted to the smell of Squadron Green Putty. Dad is to blame for this: he built paper-n-balsa WWI planes, and introduced me to plastic models at the tender age of 10. Some time in high school I began doing armor models, back when Tamiya was king and barrels were still plastic. We had a metal lathe in the garage, and I thought I was really ahead of the game when I started turning my own miniature cannon shells. Never thought there'd be a market for them... :lol:

After a break of a couple decades (during which I joined the Army to study the M1 Abrams in its natural habitat), I started back into modeling, beginning with NASCAR stuff. But gloss paint is a frustrating thing to work with, so I went back to my roots - armor modeling. eBay is my friend, and according to my wife I have enough models for the next couple of decades. But since it keeps me out of the bars, she doesn't complain too much.

When pressed I will admit a fondness for early Soviet stuff, and of course modern tanks. But its all good. Except Shermans. They confuse me.

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