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Postby Stevemodelhacker » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:33 pm

Hi I'm Steve from Wicklow, I didn't know there was an Irish forum .
I had been over on ukairshowreview modelling forum but it was fairly dead .
One of the members there pointed me in this direction.

I have been making one or two aircraft kits over the last few years.
I made loads badly when was I was a kid, and then after 20odd years not building I decided to make a few.
Now I'm trying to learn new skills, but each time I make a new model I try a technique and it ends in tears :lol:

But I'm enjoying it all the same, I now have a pile of built models and very little space .

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Re: Hello

Postby vw8243 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:18 pm

Hi Steve

Welcome along you sound like a good candidate for this place ,you've ticke all the boxes so far :)
The most important one is your enjoying it :oDY
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Re: Hello

Postby Stevemodelhacker » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:39 pm

Yep I have read some threads and it's more mellow , and there is less aggro over grammar and spelling.
And yeah the talent or lack there of is reflected in my name choice .

Sometimes when I'm sanding something I need to refill it after , I just have no finesse and I am liable to go "f#%k it, it'll do"

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Re: Hello

Postby Vinny » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:32 pm


Welcome to ISM Steve! Yep, you'll fit in nicely here if you're looking for a chilled out place to chat about models etc. Good bunch of lads on here and very knowledgeable too so fire away with any questions you may have.

Keep making those mistakes, it's all about learning from them... and being able to fix them! I'd save none of us gets through a project without some cock-up but experimenting, trial and error, and asking for help, will give you the skills to recover from it.

What kind of aircraft do you like to build?

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Hello

Postby Stevemodelhacker » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:51 pm

I kinda like large scale military and usually warbirds and jets .
I will post up some builds photos later.

But I also have a soft spot for old matchbox models too.
As they create a lot of nice nostalgia vibes for me.
Currently my modelling takes place on a knee high coffee table with rattle cans and Hairy stick for painting.

I have only just started using varnish and weathering washes.
And that's going not so good mainly due to the process and cleaning inbetween coats etc .

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Re: Hello

Postby Scanlan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:04 pm

Welcome fella, I'm sure you'll find this the place to improve, always friendly and expert advice when you need it,
Good luck,

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Re: Hello

Postby martay » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:50 pm

Welcome aboard Steve, good to have ya along, had to laugh at yer spelling and grammar comment, its pretty relaxed here alright, and rightly so, its a hobby not a chore, hope you enjoy the forum and again welcome [smilie=thumb.gif]
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Re: Hello

Postby Stevemodelhacker » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:41 pm

Cheers lads , I keep an eye on the grammar :P
And I have thrown up a bit of kit history for the banter in the inspection section .
And I will put my latest WIP nightmare with my revell 1:32 phantom

Cheers Steve

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Re: Hello

Postby PlasticPaddy » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:42 am

Howdy Steve...
Good to have you on board.

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Re: Hello

Postby Georgeconna » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:41 pm

Welcome abord Steve,

I was me that gave you the tip. Welcome aboard ol Stock and lets hope we can get those problems sorted out for you here. Theres a fair few experts here that hopefully can assist.

I find with the different fluids we used now I get some horrors from time to time but then I find out I was applying them wrong or such so fingers crossed. [smilie=wall.gif]



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