Hello from Hungary

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by JTomos, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. JTomos

    JTomos New Member

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    Hello Guys,

    Some ten years ago I have restarted motorcycling, which was a turning point in my life. After years of hard work in building my carrier I allowed myself some private time. With the years came other old "activities" like biking, hiking, reading (just for fun, not professional things), and some new as well. Now it seems it's time for scale modelling - feels to me some kind of new years resolution, but thorough as I am I already researching the topic for days now.

    Done the usual "primitive" plastic and paper stuff in childhood, which was available decades ago in the Eastern block - maybe my greatest achievement was a properly painted Tu-154 with LEDs in the wings, fuselage. Now, thanks to the internet, there are much more options available. :) I've decided paper for now as it seems to be more free than plastic, and requires less investment to start with (although I have some later plans for plastic too).

    The idea is to start with Yamaha's UR models as first serious project (after some finger practice of course), then some Eastern block vehicles (see eg Agromodels from CZ: like the IFA W50 and Zetor models), but I am also an avid sci-fi fan, so Uhu-san's models are in the plan as well (the guy seems to one of the greatest...).

    Even I've already found some readings on the topic advice on how-to, techniques is always welcome. :)
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Hello JTomos,

    welcome to the forum!

    Thank you for your informative introduction. There are very good infos in our "Tips & Tutorials" section. Studying the build threads of fellow members may be extremely helpful, too. There are many ways to make a good card model, just choose whatever suits yourself well and what is best for you. Feel free to experiment, use different tools and papers. In time you will master even the hardest UHU02 model.

    I am a BIG SciFi fan, too, and I LOVE BSG and Buck Rogers. ;)

    Have fun and enjoy! :)
  3. JTomos

    JTomos New Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the advice, I will check those threads too. Did some for the matter of fact. :)
    ...and although personal interests may differ person-to-person, but BSG'04 is unquestionably the best syfy tv-show so far (even taking into account the second half of S04... :D ). It has everything a TV show needs. :)
    Cheers
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    ;)

    A U-87 is on my todo list, BTW..! :)
  5. JTomos

    JTomos New Member

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    Those details... uh... thumbsup
  6. Tonino

    Tonino Member

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    Welcome aboard! You'll find a lot of fun here. Guaranteed! :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Hello JTomos,

    Welcome to Zealot. You have come to the right place for all things SCI-FI!
    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).

    When you start your builds, I would like to encourage you to post a build thread. Build threads are a great way to show off your skills as well as highlight area that you are having problems with and may need help.

    Once again, welcome aboard. I am looking forward to seeing your work!!!
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Welcome aboard! Lots of motorcycles to build, lots of everything to build! :)
  9. JTomos

    JTomos New Member

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    So many things to build, so little time... :D

    I'm considering to build a Death Star as a practice. It is a sphere, so the plan is to make a cross section with some interior made only based on pictures from the SW encyclopedia, or any other available material (eg http://i.imgur.com/xdQzI2d.jpg) - this means less "accuracy", but more freedom.
    Then start a motorcycle. :)
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    That sounds great! I'm looking forward to seeing that. :)
  11. Tonino

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I'd start the motorcycle first. Many many beautiful free models to be had. Star Wars has being beatin' to death! IMHO.
  13. daishi

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    Légy üdvözölve a Zealot-on :)
    (Welcome on Zealot :) )

    Avid sci-fi fan here too! Unfortunately I have had very little time for building and for life in general of late (I blame work and Fallout 4 :p ), but if you need some "native" help just ask :)
  14. JTomos

    JTomos New Member

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    Szeva! :)
    (Hello,)

    Thanks. unfortunately this is still finals period, so no time for building yet. So currently just reading about it, watching assembly photos and models (you sure have seen the works of Luca Iaconi-Stewart - oh-oh...).
    I have ordered my first kits - an IFA W50 truck from the socialist periods in two versions, semis to them and a self-prop crane. But only February...
  15. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Hey, @daishi Long time, no see ....... ;) :D
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    @JTomos Before starting on a kit you could also try to print some free models from the Net, if for nothing else to experiment with techniques, since you can reprint the parts as many times as you need.
    EDIT: Oh I see you intend to do some finger practice before never mind then ;)

    @DanBKing: Hi there! Yeah, I've been just lurking on the forums recently, lot of work (and a few time hungry PC games :p ) and whoosh no more free time T_T. I do have some great things in the pipeline thou, as soon as I can sit down and work on them (but I don't want to hijack the thread so I wont say more .. yet)
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