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Hello from England

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Gary_81, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Gary_81 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I just wanted to say a hello to everyone. I've been painting since the 80's with Airfix kits and Games Workshop models and then gradually moved on to larger scales and more variety.
    I have had a break from painting for about 12 years but looking at this forum over the past few years has kept me buying kits and has helped get me back ready to start painting again. As well as posting my projects as I complete them i'm also looking forward to doing some open box reviews of some of the kits I have collected. I look forward to learning from the members here and getting some feedback as I am very rusty.
    Gary
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  2. 1969 A Fixture

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    Welcome to the site Gary.

    Steve
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  3. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Welcome Gary
    Paul
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  4. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    England
    Hi Gary,

    Welcome to the site & looking forward to seeing some of your figures.

    Chris.
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  5. Gary_81 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve, Paul and Chris and thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to getting back to painting, a little bit torn on what to paint between Mike Blanks Oliver Cromwell and Massive Miniatures Avian The Forest Witch. I already have Cromwell assembled and undercoated so I might start with that for now and see how it goes.
    Gary
  6. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    Pleased to meet you Gary.
    Have a long and pleasant stay,
    Carl.(y)
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  7. Banjer Active Member

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    England
    Welcome, you will find this a very helpful and friendly site. They have helped me no end.
    Bill
  8. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Gary

    A BIG WELCOME to PF

    Good to have you with us

    Plenty of help available so do ask someone will help

    Lots of info on PF in the Welcome Aboard part but do message me if you wish

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. Gary_81 Active Member

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes. It's certainly helped get me fired up for painting.
    I will try and do my first open box review today and hope it goes ok.
    Gary
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Gary

    Look forward to seeing the review

    And seeing the painting as well ...remember ..everytime you pick a brush up you will learn something

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. Gary_81 Active Member

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    Hi Nap,

    I just posted the review so I hope it is ok, and any advice from anyone would be great as it's my first review ever. Also I think I will be starting work on Mike Blanks Cromwell this week but I'm a slow painter so not sure when I will have that finished model to show.

    Gary
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Looks good to me Gary and well done ...update on a V bench thread on Cromwell it's a great figure ( I only paint busts though !)

    Where abouts are you ?

    Nap
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  13. Ned Ricks Active Member

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    United-States
    Welcome aboard, Gary. There are many helpful folks at PF to support hobbyists.

    Enjoy!!
    Ned
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  14. Gary_81 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom

    I will make sure to get some photos as I progress with the model to get some advice. I want to go for an atmospheric feel to the model, and I'm from Nottingham which was great being so close to Games Workshops HQ in my early painting days.
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  15. Gary_81 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the welcome Ned. The forum seems like a perfect place for getting back into the hobby.

    Gary
  16. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    England
    Ah, someone else from the East Mids - I was brought up in Worksop, & later in life I lived in Newark for a while. Some nice folks round there.
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  17. Gary_81 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom

    Hi Chris.
    It is nice in the East Midlands. And we are lucky to have a few great 28mm producers so close. I think I will stick with larger scales though at least until I have had a bit more practice.

    Gary
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  18. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Welcome
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  19. Gary_81 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the welcome. I'm really enjoying it here there are so many nice and helpful people.

    Gary
  20. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    Welcome to the Planet, Gary!

    Your comment below resonated with me:

    I think many of us have taken a similar hiatus, if you will. For me, it was leaving modeling and figure painting behind when I was 18 and graduated from high school. I returned to it about 8 years later or so, via collecting and painting toy soldiers. Now I'm old enough that I've spent more time this second time around, than the first.

    I look forward to seeing your work, and your reviews!

    Prost!
    Brad
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