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Hi from Neil

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by NeilW, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. NeilW Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi, my name's Neil and I live in Bristol, UK.

    As I say in my profile:

    I'm now retired so I've taken up the hobby again after a lay-off of over 40 years (other than helping my sons with Space Marines etc).

    As so many, I started with Airfix 1/72nd aircraft (collection still in my parents loft) but then branched out into other types, the odd Historex kit etc. However, my main interest became converting Airfix 1/12th scale figures into Napoleonics, including my first scratchbuild, and a very ambitious project to scratchbuild a 1/12 scale mounted samurai (WiP).

    That stalled 40+ years ago but I've now taken it back up alongside renovating my old Napoleonics. I may then take on further scratchbuilds (one plan is to be able to use pre-cast armour parts to build a variety of samurai).

    I've never been a great figure painter and never tried a bust, but I hope to learn a lot from fellow members.
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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Welcome aboard Neil :)
    Lot's of help available here - just ask. Did you manage to get to Bugle call this year? (Just down the road from you at Nailsea)
    Cheers
    Paul
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Neil

    BIG WELCOME to PF , good to have you with us

    Please ask anything , it's a friendly community all happy to help

    Me I only paint busts !!!!

    Paul mentioned Bugle Call , it's a show I help run , this years is on 24th November

    The Bristol club ( BMSS ) will be at the 7mm Railway show at UWE ( Bristol ) on the 27th of this month do pop along and say hello

    Happy modelling

    Nap
  4. NeilW Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Paul and Nap. I'll try to get to the UWE show... and next year's Bugle Call.

    (will I recognise you by your bright blue beaming smile (y) ?)
  5. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    If you can't wait that long there's a show at Bovington Tank Museum in early Feb or the Poole Vikings show in early April (Both are more general model shows, but there are usually some 'figurey' types in attendance including yours truly and Nap (usually)

    If you want to trek to London there's the BMSS (British Model Soldier Society) show also in April and plenty of others which usually are shown in the events Forum

    Cheers
    Paul
    ps -
    By the way Nap is especially made up for his avatar pic so you may not initially recognise him and I don't always have a scarf on :p
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  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Of course and by the trail of biscuit crumbs ...oh and the throng of female admirers ........

    Over to you Daddy-0 ....lol

    Nap
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  7. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
  8. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pleased to meet you Neil.(y)

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