Hello, y'all! My name's Denes House, but I go by "CrimsonLine" on the internet most of the time. I'm a husband, father, pastor, and Trekker living in Poughkeepsie, NY. I started building plastic models back when I was a kid, but I was never happy with my results, because I had no patience. I gave it up in my early teens. About ten years ago, I discovered the computer program Blender, and started building CG models. My most notable contributions to that community were a Buck Rogers Starfighter based on Alan Sinclair's blueprints, and a "Hybrid Enterprise" that was midway between the NX-01 and the original series E. I also built a lot of my own creations. But I got stuck for time, and my involvement in the hobby petered out. I built my last CG model about five years ago. Then last year, my 11-year-old son got a Star Trek model kit for his birthday, and the two of us worked together to assemble, paint, and decal it. He lost interest partway through, but I got hooked. The result was a decent-looking 1:2500 Enterprise-C. I then built a Millennium Falcon from the Metal Earth collection, which was a blast. Then I built a three-ship Movie-Era kit from Polar Lights, doing my all-time favorite ship, the Refit Enterprise, along with the Reliant and a K'Tinga. For Father's Day, my daughter gave me a 1:1000 NX-01 Enterprise kit from Polar Lights, and I took my time on it. It came out reasonably well, and I immediately wanted to build another, but I was out of discretionary cash. Then I saw somebody post on a Facebook group about having built a paper model, and I remembered seeing a bunch of paper model downloads some time in the past. I did a search, and came across PaperModeller.com. There I found a paper model of my all-time favorite SMALL sci-fi ship, the Buck Rogers Earth Directorate Starfighter, designed by Martin Saenger. I started building it, and so far, so good - it is an elegantly-designed kit. On that site, I connected with Revell-Fan and Rhaven Blaack, who invited me to check out this forum. I love science-fiction. I am an experienced amateur comic-book illustrator. I love kayaking, European board gaming, and have recently started playing Star Trek: Attack Wing. I enjoy mowing my lawn, playing with my kids, and getting involved in intense discussions of religion and politics (don't worry, I won't do that here! ). I just visited the Mall of America's Star Trek: The Exhibition in full TOS Command Uniform, which was a blast. Thanks for welcoming me here, and I look forward to building with you guys for a while!