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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 10:10 #1

Hello all, thought I'd better drop in here and say hi. I'm a 56 year-old Brit (from Manchester) but have lived in western Canada for the last 23 years


I've been building models since I discovered IPMS at the age of 13, and grew up on a steady diet of Airfix/Frog/Matchbox kits. 1/72 aircraft are my favored scale/subject but I do build in other scales and genres. Still learning, still screwing up lots, still enjoying the hobby


Looking forward to being a part of your community.
Mike G

Last Edit: 30 Nov 2016 10:13 by Strangeways.
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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 10:13 #2

Glad to have you aboard, stay cool, eh? :bgrin

:drinks
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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 10:13 #3

Wow can't wait to see some of your stuff ... Welcome aboard from Then USS Texas !!! :woohoo: :thumbsup :rockon :dude
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading" - Thomas Jefferson



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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 10:39 #4

Welcome Mike. Always glad to have another Canuck on board. :drinks

Despite my Avatar I live in the BC interior.
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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 10:51 #5

Welcome!
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On the bench:
1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C Vigilante (USN RVAH-6 USS Kitty Hawk) - Hippy Ed Tribute
1/72 Hasegawa Space Wolf SW-190 (Yuki Kei Special) - Galaxy Far Far Away
1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)

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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 11:29 #6

Thanks for the welcome, guys :thumbsup
razordws wrote:
Welcome Mike. Always glad to have another Canuck on board. :drinks

Despite my Avatar I live in the BC interior.

Thanks Dave. Where in BC? I'm in Calgary, BTW. Are you a Jets fan, or do you just like the logo? :)
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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 11:30 #7

Hi Mike. guess we have not been introduced yet but I would guess from your post that we'll be compatible .

I think you might have left out the Monograms from your list of models.

and yes, still messing up plastic with great regularity .

After a better look at you avatar, I just realized what it was. Not used to seeing Tintin anymore :)

Cheers, Christian B)

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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 12:16 #8

Howzit Mike Yep its "That DAMN EFRICAN SAVAGE" here I also love the true scale 1/72 and I think you forgot ESCI models and maybe Italeri also. :facepalm hehehe welcome to my favourite loony bin :thumbsup
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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 12:46 #9

Maybe all this Northern mojo will get the Cup back where it belongs...Montreal. :bgrin

I'm from NY, but have been following the Habs since Dryden was a rookie (I was 6).

Is Strangeways a nod to 007?

Welcome Mike, I hope to see more of your work soon (not that my wallet can take it).

-Jeff
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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 13:14 #10

Hi Mike. guess we have not been introduced yet but I would guess from your post that we'll be compatible .

I think you might have left out the Monograms from your list of models.

Thanks Christian; another 1/72 modeller then?



Actually, growing up in the UK we rarely saw Monogram kits in the stores until much later. It was mostly the UK brands I mentioned, and as SA Dave correctly surmised, some of the other European makers: Esci, Italeri (although they were 'Italaeri' with an extra 'a' in those days) and Heller mostly.
Is Strangeways a nod to 007?

Welcome Mike, I hope to see more of your work soon (not that my wallet can take it).

Thanks Jeff. Strangeways is actually an area of Manchester famous for a) its prison and b) Boddingtons Brewery; it's the latter my moniker was chosen for ;) I hear you about the wallet issue. I'm now considering getting a 1/24 Airfix Stuka after seeing Joe's thread – a kit/subject/scale I previously had zero interest in :facepalm
Mike G

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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 13:28 #11

Welcome aboard. Its a fun group here. Have a look at the Call to Action III campaign going on.
James from up in Cool Pool.
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Brit in Canuckstan 30 Nov 2016 14:14 #12

Well of course you're a Manc, no other reason to call y'self after a well known local brewery (and prison). Welcome, Mike, from the Scouser down in NZ !!

:drinks :drinks :drinks

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