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roll call any groundpounders?

Post by tderespino » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:44 pm

I don't remember when I joined,,,long time ago......t
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Post by normandy » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:16 pm

Yes Sir, Normandy still here!
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Post by p51 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:32 pm

I was there (of course) as well!

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Post by tmanthegreat » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:16 pm

I joined the old GPXD forum in the summer of 2003. Was actually referred there by Arlene from 21c's customer service :wink: Still remember what my first post was about: a question about the then-new 21c M2 Bradley AFV. Have been on pretty much daily since then.

There are a few others from the old site that still actively post across the various forums, which is fantastic. I know internet forums are becoming obsolete with the advent of Facebook and other social media sites, but I still have to give this site credit for having remained active for so long and continuing to have regular responses, updates, and new threads on a daily basis. Not every forum can say that :D
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Post by Rylau » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:07 pm

I was on for a couple of years before it ended. I believe we sent $5 to keep it going. Joined this great place the first day.
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Post by PanzerArm » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:12 pm

Reporting in! I think I joined the ol' GPXD board back in 2001.

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Post by pickelhaube » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:14 am

I am a Newbie as far as Ground Pounders goes.

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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:47 am

I just missed Groundpounders myself, joining up after it transformed into SSHQ.

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Post by tderespino » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:04 am

thanks all, I joined early 2000's after searching for 1/18 modern figures, I have been collecting 1/35 and 1/18th since 1970....t

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Post by Winterstar » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:57 am

I lurked around back then. Not that I've ever been the most prolific or eloquent poster.

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Post by Jackson » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:34 am

was in groundpounders sellin decals back in the day {2003-04} before it transformed into it's current format...was under the name of Jonny Reb I think it was...
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Post by Tanker85 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:59 pm

Tanker85 present and accounted for. I have been lurking mostly in the background but I wanted to say I have been here since around 2003. I have really enjoyed being a part of this forum and hope it will long continue.

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Post by PAK38 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:12 am

Like others, I don't remember exactly when I discovered the previous board, probably just after getting the 1:18 21st Century Sherman at Toys R Us...very early 2000's is best guess. I went by Jagdplastic.

I changed to the current moniker with the new board format. Checking back at least weekly, often more, I'm mostly looking for the latest intel on the Merit FW-190A saga. How sweet that is!

This board keeps me more widely involved in a hobby that has evolved into kit building again that I had abandoned ~40 years ago.

Thanks to all who actively keep this board going.

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Post by WGP Klaus » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:40 pm

Roger that!

Been around for a while, and miss the days of hunting for the pieces as they started to hit the shelves at TRU and don't get me started on the Walmart Clearance, if only I could go back and literally load up a U-Haul box truck lol


Been a long ride, and enjoyed it, just wished I had more time to hunt down some of the pieces I wished I had purchased more of, and wished I had time to do more in the way of customization, especially with the release of the new Harrier.


RIP 21st Century Toys :-(

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Re: roll call any groundpounders? left?

Post by parrish333 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:09 am

Yep, I was on the old groundpounder's site too! Been around since early 2000s (2001?) - I want to say I found the site because it was actually referenced on a 21C product box? Is that possible?!?!

I give credit to 21C for basically creating a new category of product back then - the "model-toy" or whatever you want to call it. Prebuilt and pre-painted and a little sturdier and more mass produced like a "toy", but with some of the rich detail of a model. BBI, Admiral, FOV, Merit and others picked up the torch and a few are trying to keep it still burning! Different aspects of the original formula have changed over the years, alternately frustrating different groups (too "toy", too expensive, too fragile, etc.). But all in all it's been a fun ride, and I'm still hopeful to see where it goes.

And just as importantly, I think we've all met some awesome people along the way because of the hobby and this site!

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How new and exciting it was back then...

Post by c44 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:04 pm

Used to post as currahee back at the turn of the century.

parrish333, that is so true what you say about creating a new category...before that, I had models too fragile to do more than look at & I also collected plastic soldiers & other military toys, and there was not much middle ground between the two genres...then the hybrid that was 21ct was unleashed, and here we are today...
Oddly, the first time I saw the 1/18 figures (and p-51 and me109), I resisted---for about 48 hours---because I didn't want to start collecting yet another scale...then I doubled back to TRU and gave in... :)

Now does anybody here stay in touch with the legendary GroundPounder? He was such a good guy and always kept the forum on an even keel back in the formative days...funny how he basically lost interest (by his own words) and walked away from the hobby...
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Re: roll call any groundpounders? left?

Post by FieldmarshalX » Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:40 am

WOW! Arlene from 21st there's a name I haven't heard in years! I don't even remember when I joined the ol' GP board but it's cool to see what it's become. I used to go back and forth with G.p. about cool 1/32 scale figures we'd find and Winky would show his MASSIVE soldier collection.Wow how time goes by.
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Post by Black_Dragon_One » Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:50 pm

Ya I am there two months after they open for business
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Re: roll call any groundpounders? left?

Post by normandy » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:06 pm

What about aferguson?

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Post by tderespino » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:05 pm

keep this going, there is a picture of a prototype 1/18th vietnam PBR that was never released by 21st century, it was magnificent...t

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Post by normandy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:53 am

sorry bad links.......... :?
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Re: roll call any groundpounders?

Post by normandy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:55 am

Is this it?

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Link to boat.... http://www.sshqdb.com/18/displayimage.p ... play_media

Link to Grunts SSHQ Database - 1:18 Scale in the reference section... http://www.sshqdb.com/18/

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Re: roll call any groundpounders?

Post by tderespino » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:05 am

yes, I am going to build one when I retire....been looking for the right size hull, the rest could be custom or kit-bash. several years ago they sold a cheap plastic boat for 1/6 barbie...now they downsize girlie stuff,, it was pink,,lol

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Post by normandy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:15 am

" it was pink,,lol"

Oh boy, that would need lots of primer......... :wink:

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Post by Eddy10440 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:19 pm

Yep, I was on the old GP's site, joined in mid 2000

Prívate Caparzo was my nick back then.

Groundpounder from Iowa, nice guy and very enthusiastic :flag:

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