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Hello from new member...

Post by phasers-on-fun » Wed May 22, 2019 12:06 pm

Hello,

I am new to these forums, having joined a few days ago. I have spent several days perusing the forums to better understand the social climate and content flow.

I am autistic. This means I am extremely literal.

My wife insists that I need a hobby to occupy my time, stimulate my brain, and to help maintain my dexterity and motor skills. Since I have always loved models and model building, this hobby seems a natural choice, and so I am re-entering the hobby after a long hiatus of nearly 10 years.

I am a mediocre model builder at best. I have never built any science fiction kits. There was a time in my modeling life when accuracy was paramount. I found that this pursuit of perfection diminished my enjoyment of the hobby, and I believe it ultimately is what led to my hiatus.

Though I have a three-foot tall stormtrooper on my office desk (named Stewie), I have always been "a Star Trek guy," and so I plan to build models from this storied franchise. I'd like to produce representative examples of my favorite subjects focusing on solid modeling fundamentals (clean, professional-looking builds) rather than obsessing on the small details... I want to enjoy the hobby more this time around.

Before posting here, I will certainly look for answers to my inquiries on these forums, but in the case of topic duplication, I ask for patience. I have a good knowledge of a broad range of modeling techniques, but knowledge is not practice, and there are some areas I still find unclear or have not tried.

I have seen some beautiful models on this site. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Robert
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Re: Hello from new member...

Post by Tesral » Wed May 22, 2019 4:27 pm

Welcome to the site.

As to perfection being a hindrance. It is formally known as "letting perfect be the enemy of good". Many of us suffer this issue, including myself, autistic or not. We understand.

Enjoy your new/old hobby.
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Re: Hello from new member...

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Wed May 22, 2019 4:48 pm

I joined earlier this year and it has helped me to see that other modelers run into snags and difficulties regardless of their experience level. Also I enjoy seeing what drives each modeler, be it accuracy or love of a certain Trek era, etc.

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Post by ProfArturo » Wed May 22, 2019 9:02 pm

Welcome, and as in most things, you're your own worst critic.

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Post by TrekMD » Thu May 23, 2019 12:24 am

Welcome to AST!
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Re: Hello from new member...

Post by phasers-on-fun » Thu May 23, 2019 11:14 am

Thank you for the welcome.

Robert
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Re: Hello from new member...

Post by trekriffic » Thu May 23, 2019 5:48 pm

Welcome aboard Robert. Though technically not a Newbie, as you have some modeling experience already, you may want to check out the Newbie Modeler Corner. Lots of good stuff to help you get back into the flow.
Glad to have you as a member.
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Re: Hello from new member...

Post by phasers-on-fun » Thu May 23, 2019 6:02 pm

trekriffic wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Welcome aboard Robert. Though technically not a Newbie, as you have some modeling experience already, you may want to check out the Newbie Modeler Corner. Lots of good stuff to help you get back into the flow.
Glad to have you as a member.
Steve
Thank you. I have spent many hours on the site and have read hundreds of posts. Very informative, as you suggest.

I am planning to start with something very basic: the small Botany Bay from the "Space Seed" set.

Robert
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