Greetings from South Africa

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Cybergrinder, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Hi All,

    I'm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Most of my free time is spent building Sci-fi models when I'm not on my bicycle or looking after my 2 kids (5 & 18 months). I'm currently building a challenging USS Voyager which has been in progress the last month or so....
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Hello and welcome to Zealot. We have a few members from SA. We also have many members who are into SCI-FI (including myself). So you should feel right at home here.
    If you have any photos of some of your current project (or even of some of your past projects), please post them. Everyone here loves seeing photos.
    Not only that, but posting a build thread is a GREAT way to show off your work, skills and talents, as well as highlighting any problem areas that you may need help with.

    If you have any questions, comments, concerns, need help or advice, please feel free to ask and we will do what we can to help you ( or at least point you in the right direction).

    Once again, welcome aboard. I hope that you enjoy yourself here and I look forward to seeing your work soon.
  3. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Here's a pic of the last one I finished before I started Voyager, UHU's C3PO, (sourced from his library) and R2D2 from Paper-replika. Great that they just happened to be the same scale :) (or close enough...)

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    These look GREAT!!!
    You did a FANTASTIC JOB on both of them!!!
    I have not built 3-PO yet, but I did build R-2 once as a gift for a friend. It turned out quite nice.
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    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Thanks! 3 PO is quite nice, I found the hands a bit of a challenge, still not completely happy with the gap between the fingers where they enter the hands, I feel it's a big large. R2 is very cool a nice casual build. Must get round to building the other R2 units that we see in Episode I.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I guess, I will have to take a go at 3-PO some day.
    Where did you get the rest of the R2 Units?
  7. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    I downloaded from precise papercraft, (really just the same model re-coloured) :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I see. Thank you for letting me know.
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    Hi, CG! Welcome to the forum! If you have the time please start a thread on your Voyager. I'd love to see her! :)
  10. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Thanks Revel, I general only take photos whe n I'm done :) I'd say it's about 50%. But, here's a shot of the Star Wars rebel fighters, I built all but the A-Wing from the X-Wing Alliance models myself.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    These look GREAT!!!
    Do you have any close up photos of these models?
  12. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Well, the B-Wing was ambushed by the Imperial AT-AT (aka my 18 month old son), and sadly has no guns & flys with a limp :(, so I don't want to display the B-Wing in this state. I do have some of the others, some where....
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    I am amazed that with an 8 year old and an 18 year old they survive for any length of time when finished! Welcome to Zealot. Nice work. Enjoy them while you can, the ships and the kids! :)
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    Great picture! :)
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    Welcome to the site, great to see more locals busy with the hobby. Can we see some pics of the Voyager? Is it the Christine design?
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    Hi Legal, it is Christine's design, it's a beautifully made template. I need to put more batteries in the camera for some Voyager pics :( hopefully this weekend. As requested though, here's some close ups of the rebel fighters, even the B-Wing before Episode VII; Grasp of the Toddler!

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    Aah, you can't get too mad at the. I had two electrodes hooked up to the Occipital Nerves in my head, and my son was taking a nap with me, and decided, "Those don't look right there", and Yanked them out. Thankfully, there were not sutured in or I would be, or I would be re, repe , repeat, repeating y, mys, myself. :)