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Old 02-05-2006, 06:11 PM
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Hi – just got my vBench setup so I should probably post something in it, so I guess I will introduce myself and show you some pictures of the real workbench!

Typical model history: Been building models since I was a little kid – lost interest when I was a teenager. Now I’m 10 years out of college and getting back into the hobby. I started back in about 2-3 years ago when I picked up a copy of Military Miniatures in Review in a local hobby shop. Wow! PE, turned metal barrels, resin, Dragon, etc! I dumped most of my collection of unbuilt models that I still had from childhood on eBay and started buying newer stuff. Found I had discovered a new hobby along with my old one. I now spend as much time buying and selling armor model related stuff on eBay as I do building models.

Anyway – I spent the last few years lurking on all the message boards and building up my collection, but not really getting anything built (sound familiar?) so I decided to set up this vBench to help keep me focused on building.

My interests are mostly WWII – but it doesn’t matter if it is US, German, Russian, or whatever. I like things to be accurate, but I’m not going to lose sleep over a few millimeters here or there. I do this for fun, and if it is more fun to build and not be 100% correct than that is what is going to happen.

I always love to see everyone’s workshops, so I’ve included some shots of mine.

Overall shot:

The bookshelf:

Models Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

and 4:

oh yeah, plus these:


Finally, here is a closer shot of the workbench:
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:42 PM
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Hi Aaron,

Really a great work space...and you got there more kits than any average hobby shops in my hometown !!!

Looking forward to see some of your works!

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Old 02-05-2006, 06:47 PM
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Nice workbench Aaron,

Welcome to the Planet. That's one nice selection of AFVs you got also. I believe you'll like it here. :lol:

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Old 02-05-2006, 07:31 PM
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Well I'm not feeling so alone now. I've been a little bummed out since DML keeps coming out with newer versions of kits I have that I bought PE etc. for that are now obsolete. What am I going to do with my Italeri 234 kits .
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Old 02-05-2006, 07:53 PM
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Welcome aboard!

That's a nice stash there (a lot of those kits started to make me drool!)

James,
Here's Tom Cockle's advice about what to do with those any 234s
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:02 PM
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Hello Aaron, I'm sure I purchased somthing from you on the ebay! :lol: One man's cast off's are another man's treasures.

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Old 02-05-2006, 08:30 PM
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Hi Aaron,

You had a lot of GREAT Stuffs :lol:

Look forward to seeing your post :lol:
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:00 PM
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Nice Aaron. A hobbyshop at home. Look foward to seeing some of them built.
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:32 PM
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Gday Aaron, welcome aboard. Youve joined a great community of modellers here.

Solution for all those with Italeri 234's - burn them ritualistically as homage to the gods of styrene, as thanks for DML's new kits. Save the aftermarket of course....

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Old 02-06-2006, 05:25 AM
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Hi Aaron,
welcome aboard! Hopefully we can see your builds here frequently Your box collection looks pretty impressive! Luckily I have got rid of my stacks, thou Italeri 234-series are still there


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