How many of you are ex-service?

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by GT5500, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Ouwe

    Ouwe New Member

    Ouwe Here
    British army as interpreter from October 1944 till May 1945
    Dutch Army in Indonesia 4yrs as recovery truck driver.Looking for a model of a Scammell.
    3mth Korea in 1951 returned to Holland Malary from my Indonesia period Reserve army till Immigratie to Canada.
    Stil go to reunions in Holland but not many fellows left.
  2. paperbeam

    paperbeam Member

  3. Ouwe

    Ouwe New Member

    Hi Terry
    Yep that is the one.
    But I ment a papermodel I don't think there is such a model.
    There used to be a part metal and plastic model price over 300 dollar to steap for me at that time.
    Thanks very much for the answer on my little Army note.
    Was not the best time in my live.
    Greetings Hans
  4. badgerys

    badgerys Member

    German Airforce Luftwaffe in the 60s.
    My modelling interest is more in the lines of trains these days but also still build aircraft and other military hardware.
    Kind regardas from Down Under
  5. gcsmith

    gcsmith G. Smith

    EX USAF Korean Conflict

    Primarily WWII Aircraft but have ventured into ship models and locomotives (Card Models)
  6. kj5me

    kj5me New Member

    Good day to All,

    U. S. Army 70's - 80's
    Vietnam Vet / Pilot
    Discovered card models in a Hobby Store in Wiesbaden in 1980.
    Currently building Gomix/Fly Model CB-1 Alaska 1/200

    Scott Cashel
    Arlington, Texas, USA
    Captain, American Airlines
  7. pashlispaht

    pashlispaht Member

    USAF for 9 long years at Minot AFB maintaining cruise missile warheads; now serving in the U.S. Army. I have built paper models ever since I was a child though and was always fascinated by any kind of military equipment.
  8. badgerys

    badgerys Member

    Well mate.the F111 might have been mothballed in Your country ,but here in OZ they still fly.God only knows for how much longer.
    Where were the Aardvark models made?(South Africa?)
    Sounds like I would like one too.
    Kind regards from Down Under
  9. Pace

    Pace New Member

    U.S. Air Force, Korean War. Never boarded an Air Force plane, but was at Randolph AFB where they had B-29s. Built the Fiddlers Green B-29 for nostalgic purposes. Turned out pretty nice!
  10. I worked on the f-111 Radar systems after I got out of the Navy in 1969. cubic had the contract. i worked in test and development. Crazy system. It never worked right. All you had to do was tighten a screw and you would screw several other things up. it was a real balancing act. But I was Radio operator on the P-2 out of North Island I have yet to find a model of the P-2 in a card model medium. Also the P-5 Pig boat
  11. codieray

    codieray New Member


    I'm a retired navy senior chief (E-8). 23 years of always being gone. I do howevere still love the sea and building ship models.
  12. 72BMWR75/5

    72BMWR75/5 Member

    Air Force brat. Dad was in ROTC at East Texas State University (now Texas A & M @ Commerce) when I was born.
    We were at Beale AFB in the early 70s when the B-52s, SR-71s and U-2s were there.
    Loved watching all of them fly.
    Thought I would join also, but a year at The Citadel changed my mind.
    Dad was in for a little over 26 years.
  13. USN Patrol squadron 31 Antisub Warfare Squadron 1965-69. Electronics technician ASW specialist AX-2 logged 1200 hrs in the P-2. I met the guys from the U.S.S. Pueblo we bunked together when they were returned to the US
  14. Nemesis7485

    Nemesis7485 Member

    Brit Army Air Corps from mid 80's to early 90's. Worked with Gazelle, Lynx and Scout helicopters. Not built any of them as models yet, though.

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