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AndreHilhorst

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Hi there, 
Andre Hilhorst here, happy to meet all of you. As a kid.... yes you know what's coming... I built a lot of kids. Now, 50 years later I have found my old yearning to build again.

Much has changed, quality of kits, tools, glues paints.... But the basis is still the fun of buying a kit and building the model. 

I have made a couple of nice Airfix 1/72 kits. At the moment I am building a Eduard Profikit Spitfire 1/72. And I am terrified. So much detail, so little room for error.... The kit is great, but I may have gone a step to far. We'll see!

Greetings from Holland!
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alainvandenbosch

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Hello Andre,

Welcome to our great community. Yes I'm in the early 50 also and came back to modeling since last year. Even if actually I mostly build armor I love to follow the builds of aircrafts also. 1/72 scale is so small and my skills are not that good. I'm so afraid messing up painting job and gluing canopies on. Armor is more permissive with errors as wheathering almost mask them. But enough about me.

WELCOME ANDRE !!!

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Hello Andre, welcome to the forum [wave]

Don't worry you're in the right place now to learn all about this fantastic hobby.

Geoff.

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Hi, Andre, welcome to Genesis.  My story is much the same as yours, built kits as a kid, all the way to my mid-twenties.  Then I stopped.  I think I found women more exciting!  Then, just about a year ago, I got back into it, and haven't looked back.  As for scared, no need to worry.  We've all made the same mistakes, and at the end of the day it's just a piece of plastic, right?!
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TedUSA

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Welcome Andre!! 62 here and I returned after life put modeling hold for about 46 years. I got back with a 1/72 spitfire . Heads up you will be fine. Accept the new learning curve and enjoy!
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AndreHilhorst

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Thank you all,
Still a little intimidated, but thanks!

I put the 1/72 Spitfire to the side (had a lot of trouble getting the cockpit assembly to fit on the underside, making the wings fit very very awkward.,,

But the Academy 1/48 Spitfire Mk. XIVc is lovely and just difficult enough, I'm getting along fine :-).

Greetings from Holland,
Andre
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BG44

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hello André [wave] .
Welcome among us and on the forum. [thumb] .

Eduard kits are excellent products.
Sure they have evolved over time but to our delight [wink] .
I can not wait to see your Spitfire in picture. 




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TedUSA

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I made a boo boo, sorry
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AndreHilhorst

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I made a boo boo, sorry
No worries Ted [biggrin]!
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