Long over due introduction.

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Long over due introduction.

Postby No Good modeler » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:16 pm

I never took the time to introduce myself, although I've been posting on the board for a couple of months now, so
here it goes.

My name is Craig, I am a 40 something year old male from Texas who currently resides in Austin.

My love for Star Trek 1/2500 scale started in 1990, I was 15 years of age. my mother was a apartment manager and a
thrifty scavenger. If residents left anything in the units after they moved out, we would search the units for
useful items. On one such occasion I found stuffed in a corner with a broken nacelle a TMP 1/2500 Connie, this
was the first time I had seen one so small. I took it home, re-arranged the pylon and nacelle sticking straight
up, added a piece from a Macross model, effectively kitbashing my first model without even knowing it.

However, this find got me thinking I needed more of these little models, so I found the first Enterprise 3 piece
kit and slapped it together with my meager skills. I also grabbed up the adversary 3 piece set.

I loved those ships and displayed them along side my SDF-1, aircraft carriers and Starblazer models!

Years went by and my modeling was sporadic at best, never really returning to the sacred scale or attempting
to hone my skills. I picked up the hobby for a little while around 1999-2000 putting together and painting many a
Macross and Gundam mech, until most of my free time went into music.

Around 2010 I decided to purchase a few Macross 1/100 scale Valkyries, slowly getting back into the hobby.
One day, a couple of years later, I was thinking about that original 3 piece model set and decided to see if I
could find it online. Lo and behold not only did I find it, but there were many more kits available, Ent-B's,
Ent-C's and Ent-E's with awesome new decals???? Don't mind if o do!!!!

And its been a downward spiral ever since. Every Christmas, birthday or special occasion. Star Trek 1/2500 models
Please!!!

Have a few extra bucks in the ole bank account? Resin ships please!!

What would happen if I made silicone molds? A big giant mess is what you get!!!

My modeling skills are still very basic, but by watching all of you and studying your posts, I'm learning. However

I like to share so yall will probably see every hunk of junk I put together, good or bad.

So, there ya go!

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Re: Long over due introduction.

Postby mophius » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:00 pm

Nice to meet you.
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Re: Long over due introduction.

Postby MEATLOAFr » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:38 pm

welcome to AST, feel free to ask any question or search here for answers

but beware - some of here might bite :lol:
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Re: Long over due introduction.

Postby Moongrim » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:24 pm

Welcome aboard! Better late than never.
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Re: Long over due introduction.

Postby NCC1966 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:17 pm

Welcome aboard pal!

:)
Thanks,

Yan.

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Re: Long over due introduction.

Postby el gato » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:17 pm

MEATLOAFr wrote:welcome to AST, feel free to ask any question or search here for answers

but beware - some of here might bite :lol:


That only happened once. Once....

Nice to meet you NGM! Keep posting your stuff. We like eye candy around here
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