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Hi, from Ann Arbor.

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Hot_spur, May 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM.

  1. Hot_spur New Member

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    United-States
    20 year absence from modeling and historical miniatures - too long, but hey, life.

    Came across this site, and am glad to know that the hobby still thrives. I've seen some pretty impressive stuff while lurking here.

    I think what has astonished me most about the hobby is how all of the great model shops are gone. Very sad.

    I look forward to contributing and seeing everyone's projects.

    Cheers.

    Geoff
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  2. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Welcome and enjoy.
    Cheers
    John
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  3. Ned Ricks Member

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    Welcome. Enjoy!

    Ned
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England

    Hi Geoff

    A BIG WELCOME to PF , good to have you here with us and back in the hobby

    Lots happening here , with all only to willing to share ideas and modelling , we also have a fun monthly comp as well ( FOTM )

    Donask if you have any questions , lots of information in the Welcome aboard part as well

    You are right ref the model shops , very few and far between no matter where you live , personally I miss the interaction .

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Hot_spur New Member

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    United-States
    I've discovered they no longer market Tenax 7R - my favorite plastic cement. Evidently Methyl Ethyl Ketone is a good substitute.

    Floquil paints are gone. This makes me very sad. They were awesome.

    The UBER skiver hobby knife is no longer available, hence nor are the blades. This is a huge bummer.

    The Historex molds have gotten so worn and old, that the new kits are loaded with flash. Luckily I have about hundred unopened bags.

    My Valejo paints (over a hundred) are twenty five years old, and all are mostly dry in the bottles. This is about a $300 hit. They were always stored in a cool place (basement) but evidently the plastic bottles are the culprit. My Tamiya and Gunze Sangyo seem fine. My Winsor & Newton oils are dried up - another costly hit. I think the Floquil can be stirred back to life.

    As the saying g0es, no sense crying over spilt milk, so I'll just adapt.

    Cheers.

    Geoff
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