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  1. Greetings all. I've never done modeling before but I've been doing a lot of reading about the sport lately. The initimidation factor almost put me off of the idea. Earlier this week I received a flier from Model Expo mentioning their Phantom kit (with tools and paint) on sale for only $85. For that price I couldn't pass it up so I pulled the trigger. Dang sure glad I didn't spend the full price of $199 when I first considered buying this kit in February! I received the kit today and got my first look. I'm stll intimidated but now that I own my first kit I'll just have to get over that. I plan to follow Chuck's practicum as well as Gerald's log on the Phantom. Now the only questions are 1) when to start, and 2) where should I work? Spare time is a precious commodity lately and I have no work area set up for this yet.

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