Been invited here.

    Share

    Guest
    Guest

    Been invited here.

    Post  Guest on Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:24 am

    I was invited here by David, this place looks new?
    Anyway i thought i would give it a try, right now my time is divided by two
    other forums, so i'm not sure how much time i'll have available here.
    Time will tell. Feel free to visit my small site too. www.lufttiger.com

    iCocker
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 3172
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 42
    Location : Marsascala, Malta

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  iCocker on Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:44 am

    Welcome onboard,

    A small introduction would be nice so that all the othger members would get to know you as well!

    Ivan

    Guest
    Guest

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  Guest on Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:32 pm

    Good idea, although i did try to edit my profile, but it wouldn't save? same with profile pic.

    Anyway it looks to me that most people here are from arround Malta? I'm not a world traveler so
    i'm not too familar with your area.
    I'm in Oregon, USA, a small town of 30k. I've been building models since i was a kid in the 70's.
    I stopped for 15 years and started again arround 94, then about 2002 i thought i had quit for good.
    A couple of guys convinced me to build again in 2007, so i have been back for only 2 years.

    My eyes arn't what they used to be, being an ole fart at 49, so i try to stick with bigger scales.
    My favs are German armor, with a ship and plane thrown in once in awhile.
    Here is a few projects i completed this year so far.







    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:50 pm

    Hi , My name is marco yet still I have not made my intro, but I make it later.
    I see you are a along way from us but , that what these forums are good for.

    Im one of the founder of this club ,my main interes is aircraft, but as long as its models and there is history behind I'm interested.

    I see you have a very good piece of work there , and after 15 years hey , you given me some relief because I have stopped making models and its past already 10 years now but , Im going to do my best to start.

    Guest
    Guest

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  Guest on Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:59 pm

    Nice to meet you Marco. I think you should give it a try, you'll enjoy it i'm sure.
    Things have changed alot since my model building days in the 90's. It seems everyone is so good.
    I feel i'm only average now, and not sure if i've got the skills to get much better, but hey thats ok, its alot of FUN!! cheers

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:10 pm

    I now I now , I thing the way my friends members are building models , it is something that makes you guilty, but I thing these forum is given a good boost , because although we meet every wed here we are 24hr .

    skyhigh
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4654
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : Qormi, Malta

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:12 pm

    And by the way nice to meet you to, we are very glad to have you in our forum, maybe one day you come to Malta and visit our club...

    Ray
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 6102
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 53
    Location : Zurrieq MALTA

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  Ray on Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:24 pm

    Welcome on board Luftiger, it's good to have you here cheers

    Very nice models!!! Welldone cheers

    Ray affraid

    alexbb
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 1710
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 55

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  alexbb on Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:34 pm

    welcome aboard
    mighty fine work youve got too
    hope to see some of your wip in the modelling section soon

    Dottore
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 1388
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 38
    Location : Tarxien, Malta

    Hey there....

    Post  Dottore on Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:08 pm

    Welcome to SSM MAlta forum Luftiger...

    Youre too hard on yourself...you have some lovely dios there...maybe the style is a bit 'too clean' compared to nowadays modelling schools but love your work...

    Had a look at your site...was truly impressed!

    Glad to have you here...

    Dottore

    J.Fenech
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 2103
    Join date : 2009-08-01
    Age : 42
    Location : MALTA - South

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  J.Fenech on Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:35 pm

    Dottore wrote:Welcome to SSM MAlta forum Luftiger...

    Youre too hard on yourself...you have some lovely dios there...maybe the style is a bit 'too clean' compared to nowadays modelling schools but love your work...

    Had a look at your site...was truly impressed!

    Glad to have you here...

    Dottore

    or maybe we are overdoing in weathering at times.


    Welcome luftiger. Great work.

    Noel Petroni
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 1226
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 54
    Location : Balzan - Malta

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:14 pm

    Welcome Luftiger!

    Impressive work! I like your dioramas very much!

    I also visit another forum in which I am a moderator for Group Builds. It's mainly about armour but we have members who also build planes.

    If you would like to visit.... it's http://tanksandthings.niceboard.org/forum.htm lots of good names such as Bob Latterman and many more!

    Regards
    Noel

    iCocker
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 3172
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 42
    Location : Marsascala, Malta

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  iCocker on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:37 pm

    Great work our American friend,

    Most here are all Maltese, all brother in arms [modelling] from SSM IPMS Malta, and our new brothers from our sister island Gozo. We should not forget our ambassodor in Greece Alex, from HELMO.

    You are an inspiration to all of us, especially to our dear Marco ... you really show that modelling never dies, it might take a period break but shall return with full vibe again ... Marco take not, we are awaiting your comeback! PLEAAAAASE!

    Ivan

    Tancred
    Admin

    Posts : 1078
    Join date : 2009-07-20
    Age : 45
    Location : Attard, Malta

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  Tancred on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:47 pm

    Welcome to the SSM forum Luftiger! We hope you enjoy our little online modelling community as much as we enjoy seeing your work. Great stuff you have made. Your dioramas deserve a post each in the Scale Models section.

    Best regards,

    Tancred afro

    in nannu pec
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 2019
    Join date : 2009-07-23
    Age : 68
    Location : Qawra Malta

    Hi Luftiger.

    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:56 am

    Very impressive work friend and welcome aboard. Well I am an older fart than you are... I am a grumpy 61 year old moaner....so there you are rest easy....SmileSmileSmile
    It's nice to have new faces on our forum especially from so much afar...you will enjoy it here , i can assure you, I've known all these guiys when they were in their teens and they are a good bunch of lads...
    once more welcome friend and keep them coming...
    Louis
    alias Il Pec Cool Cool cheers cheers

    Guest
    Guest

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  Guest on Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:49 pm

    Wow i must say i'm very impressed with the reception you guys give here.
    I've never been greeted so well on a forum before.

    I had to look on a map yesterday just so i could pinpoint where exactly Malta was.
    I knew it was in the Mediterranean, but i didn't realize it was closer to Italy then Greece.

    Why is Malta not own by Italy?

    Anyway many thanks to you gents for your kind words.
    I will put my current WIP in, i could use some suggestion on a more beat up look.

    Cheers Smile

    iCocker
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 3172
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 42
    Location : Marsascala, Malta

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  iCocker on Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:58 pm

    Luftiger

    If we were owned by Italy they would be speaking Maltese by now Cool

    In the Medieval times we were part of the Kingdom of Sicily and then the reign of Charles V of Spain, but then the Hospitaller Knights took over, then the French of Napoleon came for 2 years and got blockaded in our cities and the English came to end it all and were given our island on a silver plate to be part of their Empire, they stayed here for 200 years and in the 1964 Malta took independence and in 1974 we became a republic!

    We are a small nation but you'll find us everywhere on the globe ...

    Ivan

    alexbb
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 1710
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 55

    Re: Been invited here.

    Post  alexbb on Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:13 pm

    god only knows how much the italians tried to annex us, they did have some base for a claim as malta was part of the roman empire and the inhabitants of the island in those days where considered as roman citizens. but it was not just the italians. any emerging power in the mediterrean tride to ocupy our island and most of them did with the exception maybe of the russian empire and the ottoman turks.
    we do not consider ourselves italian, although we are close to italy (and have adopted a lot of their traditions and culture and are 95% catholics) we have our own language which is an old semitic dialect influenced mailny by the pheneocian (lebanese) and to some extent aramaic and hebrew and the inclusion of latin based languages such as italian spanish and french.

    now
    glad you like it here, were glad to have you here too and im sure you will like it even better when you start posting your work in progress.

    Dottore
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts : 1388
    Join date : 2009-07-21
    Age : 38
    Location : Tarxien, Malta

    Don't forget....

    Post  Dottore on Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:47 pm

    That neither the Italians nor germans managed to conquer us in WW2..infact this day marks the day the Ohio (part of a huge merchant convoy) managed to withstand huge attacks and limp into our Grand harbour....just when Malta was running out of supplies and ammo....

    Dottore

    PS looking forward to seeing your work Luftiger

      Current date/time is Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:32 pm