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 Post subject: Mid-age beginner
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:05 am 
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Hi I am Martin and I am a mid-aged beginner for airguns. Currently I reside in KW Ontario. I am a lawful immigrant :D and have lived in all four major provinces (ABOQ) in the past 20 years. I shot pistols for a while and switched to BB guns recently. I am more into WWII and cold war gun replicas. I am also an enthusiastic military scale model collector, with over a thousand liveries of armored fighting vehicles, auxiliary vehicles, figurine soldiers, and propeller/jet fighters in possession. I trust my cure for the mid-age syndrome with those hobbies :lol: .

This forum has been a great place. Tons of useful information for beginners. After joining the club only for three days, I already started buying from some forum members.

Hope everyone has fun here. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-age beginner
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:15 pm 
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Welcome abord Martin!

I’m into airguns for only a few years and also a ww2 amateur historian and model builder (mostly plastic and some balsa) for 30 some years. Unfortunately in my case airguns only added another hobby to my long list of interests :shock:
Yes airguns can easily dig a big hole in a budget but probably still a lot less than a divorce and a sport convertible as a cure for your mid-age crisis :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mid-age beginner
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Hello and welcome from Indiana, USA! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mid-age beginner
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Welcome to the forum Martnkhuu! Looks like you are off to a good start. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mid-age beginner
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Welcome aboard!


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-age beginner
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Hi Yeager. It's nice you can built models. I don't have that set of skills so I buy prebuilt decast and plastic models made by others. Once I got my Luger P08, I will share some photos of its miniature users and their equipment. Airguns could dig a big hole in the wallet, just a matter of self-control and desire management.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-age beginner
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:06 am 
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What sort of of die cast type models do you guys collect? I know Corgi from the UK but only seen them on Amazon at ridiculous prices.
I have tried kit building but am never happy with my painting and don't want to invest in an air brush, compressor etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid-age beginner
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I don’t like die cast... I like building and painting so I do mainly plastic models.
And today’s kits are light years ahead of the old Matchbox and Airfix kits.
Yes painting is always the tough part! An airbrush is THE way to go but I’ve seen very good paint finish with spray cans and paint brush techniques.
I don’t want to highjack this forum. PM me to discuss further if you like

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