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Scale Modeller (Air,Land and Sea), re-kindling an interest in figures

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Terry1954, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. Terry1954 New Member

    Hi all,
    I'm a fairly experienced scale modeller in Aircraft, AFV and Warships. Anyone familiar with Britmodeller, can find me there (extensively) with the same handle!
    During a recent sort through of quite a huge stash, I came across some old figures (kits and casting) that originate from many years back and which has re-ignited some interest in having a go at some of these again. Surprised to find five unmade Historex mounted figures, some resin WWII Verlinden, various white metal 54mm subjects (WWII, Napoleonic and more ancient) plus a 120mm, a 100mm and a 75mm figure, so plenty of choice! When I've finished off a couple of existing aircraft build projects, I plan to start on a figure ..... or maybe two!
    I live in deepest Dorset, and am a member of both Poole Vikings and Poole Scale Modelers, so likely know one or two of you folks.
    I'll post something as soon as I can muster up some courage to do so!
    Terry
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Terry

    A BIG ŴELCOME to PF

    A good probability you've seen me at the Poole model show

    PF is for all figures with or without additions like planes/AFV etc

    Great to have you with us ....share the PF word , all are very welcome to join ..no matter what's modelled with figures

    Do ask any questions someone will know...feel free to message me with questions

    Lots of different sections to look at including traditional and 3 D sculpting , competitions , WIP's , References , Painting techniques and so much more

    There are threads in Welcome Aboard about how to do things including posting pics on PF but do contact me always happy to help

    We have a Marketplace where after members have contributed 50+ posts can use to sell , request if anyone has a model to sell etc

    We have V Bench for WIP's and also a Completed part ,reference section

    There's also Painting techniques where you will find much about Acrylics and Oils

    ALL figures are welcome and of course Vignettes & Diorama ( we run friendly competitions if you wish as well , one called FOTM where there are 3 classes to choose in which to enter )

    Look forward to seeing your modelling no matter what you paint ..its all about having fun

    Happy bench-time

    Nap ( Moderator/Admin )
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  3. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Welcome Terry.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  4. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hiya Terry
    Nice to see you here :D Look forward to seeing what you post
    Paul

    Ps
    I know Terry already and he's a top modeller as well as being a terribly nice chap as well (You can send the cheque to the usual address Terry) :ROFLMAO:;)
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  5. Terry1954 New Member


    Thanks Paul, flattery will get you everywhere!


    Thanks Nap, lots of helpful pointers and I will definately be seeking lots of advice and guidance from you and everyone here! I'm sure we have met before, and reckon we will for sure this year as the shows start to open up.

    Thank you Steve!

    I'm busy having a good look around here, and also contemplating which of the figures I have "in stock" to start with. Napoleonics have always been a favourite, as well as British Army pre 1900's, plus most nationalities WWII.

    Thanks again each.

    Terry
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  6. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Terry. and welcome to Planet Figure, the best military miniatures site on the web. We're happy to have you with us and look forward to seeing your work.!
    Rick
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  7. Terry1954 New Member

    Thanks Rick. Have just posted my first WIP in vBench!

    Terry
  8. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Welcome to the Planet, Terry! There are several of us here who are also scale modelers, too, including me. I grew up on Monogram and Revell (pre-merger), and Airfix, and other classic makers. It was the kit figures that gave me exposure to painting figures. I look forward to seeing your work, whether figures or ordnance!

    Prost!
    Brad
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  9. Dejan New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Welcome Terry!
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  10. Charles New Member

    Country:
    United-States

    I've recently done something similar, Terry. Welcome!
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  11. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Welcome ....
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