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mawilson

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I started the year off by retiring. Great! More time to do things I want to do. I figured I'd have time to get into some interesting hobbies.

 

I started doing plastic tank models back when I was working with the real thing. Model railroading, too. Back then I thought it would be cool to build the Robert E. Lee (plastic) but, it was a bit too steep for the hobby budget. Then, as happens way too often, life, career, kids, etc. got in the way.  So now, being retired, I'd have plenty of time, right? I'm still trying to figure out how I got everything done while I was working. 

 

When my dad retired I said, "You've been getting up and going to work for 40 plus years. You need to find something to do or you'll go nuts." When I retired, I figured I should drink my own Kool-Aid. I got it! Get back into building models and model railroading, among other things like woodworking.

 

So, last spring, after browsing the net including this forum, I bought the A. Latina Mare Nostrum figuring that it would provide some challenge but, not too much, and offer the opportunity to build some necessary skills. I gathered some tools. Then, surprise, surprise, life got in the way again and the model sat on the table. 

 

Well, I've finally gotten back to it. I joined here to pick your brains when I get stuck and, for grins, add to the rookie build threads in hopes it might help some other beginner like others have helped me.

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28 minutes ago, jimbyr said:

Welcome to MSW,  where in Florida are you?

 

Jim

Northwest of Orlando. Very few people know where Astatula is.

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Welcome 12B from a 13B(artillery). I love modeling. One of my nephews was a tanker at Ramadi. My handicapped son loves to watch me work and to help me. Very theraputic.

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1 hour ago, davidrasch said:

Welcome 12B from a 13B(artillery). 

I was a platoon leader/ company XO post-Vietnam '77-'79. 12B is the enlisted MOS for Armor. We had a West Point lieutenant who branch transferred to artillery and got assigned to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Tough duty. 

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Gidday and a warm welcome from Downunder  m.a.

Search the build logs for the Nostrum. You will find loads of support and encouragement here.

All the best with your build.

Mark.

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13 hours ago, pontiachedmark said:

Gidday and a warm welcome from Downunder  m.a.

Search the build logs for the Nostrum...

I did. Including mine, there are 15 of them. I've read them all and will probably read them several more times as the model progresses. 

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