Hello from Gloucester, UK

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  1. weareborg

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    Hi all.

    My name is Andy and I'm from Gloucester, UK. Its been 20 odd yrs since I last built any type of plastic model kit, and I'm 38 now, so as you can imagine, I've forgotten alot. :confused:

    Back then, there was no internet to help beginners like myself, so I had to just try my best. I used to build aircraft mainly, and I can still see them now, hanging from my small box-room bedroom ceiling. I had quiet a few models. Various WW2 aircraft as well as more modern fighter aircraft. The largest model I had was a P-51D Mustang. I can't remember what scale it was, but it had a wing span of about 20 inches or so, and I had to save up my paper-round money each week to pay for it. Luckily for me, our local model shop at the time, had a saving club, so I could pay off as much or as little as I could afford. I think it cost me around £45 back in 1986/7.

    As with most hobbies we have as children, it was all put aside for more grown-up pastimes :xcensoredx::twisted:

    So now, I have decided to start again, and re-kindle the love and joy I used to have in building model kits. I know this is a aircraft forum, but I will be building other kits too. Mainly ships, and possibly tanks.

    I have already bought my 1st kit, and I will be posting it in the right forum for you all to follow, and hopefully guide me along the way.

    Thanks for listening.


    Andy
     
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    Looking forward to seeing some pics, Andy. Welcome aboard.
     
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    Thanks Matt

    I've already started and I'll be posting the pics shortly.
     
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    Welcome aboard Andy, and welcome back to the world of modeling. A lot of us here got sucked back in :lol:
     
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    Welcome to the forum
     
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    Hi Andy
    are you in the county or the city itself?
     
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    I live in the city mate. I'm originally from Staffordshire, but I moved here 2 yrs ago to live with the misses.
     
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    Oh right
    if you were from Cheltenham I was going to ask you if the book festival had started yet :)
     
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    It's on now untill the 17th Colin. Just googled it to check for you. :lol:
     
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    Why didn't I think of that? :)
     
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    Welcome aboard Andy :)
     
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    G'day mate welcome to the forum....:D
     
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    Thanks guys for the warm welcome. I've been progressing a little more on my 1st model in 20 yrs. See my post in the 'Start to Finish' section for the process so far.
     
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    G'day Andy, another cheery greeting from 'down under', glad to have you join us.
     
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    Hi Andy, welcome from 'Up North' in Cheshire.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. The return to modelling story is quite a familiar one now; many of us have travelled a similar route and are returning to our earlier stable passtimes. Looking forward to seeing your modelling progress.

    Rob.
     
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    I'm originally from Stoke on Trent, so your not that far from my home town roots. :lol:
     
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    gotta be a Port Vale fan...
     
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