Hi everyone, this might sound surprising, but I am new to the forum - I'll bet you didn't expect to find a new member here in the introduction section! Ha, ha. Seriously, I like building many types of models, but over the last 10 years or so I have been mostly building real space, and mostly paper. I do build some other types of things, but I reached a point where I have no more display space in my house, and as much as I love to build models, there is no place to display them, they would just have to go in storage. So that's kind of sad to build things only to know that you can't enjoy looking at it shortly after it's built up. Because of that, I have to plan carefully before I start a new project to make sure that there is some place that it will fit - an odd space on a book shelf, on my desk at work, perhaps on top of a cabinet...? That said, when I build a model my goal is to end up with something that is visually appealing to me and that I will enjoy looking at. So sometimes I cheat a little and don't stick strictly to paper. For example, if a paper model has complicated paper sphere chemical tanks, I might substitute shiny beads or small balls because I know that I will enjoy looking at that rather than my clumsy paper somewhat-spheres. I'm sorry if that is heretical, but since I normally just build for myself I want to end up with something that brings me enjoyment and inspiration to look at. One of my favorite things about building models is trying new techniques, and also experimenting with new materials, new kinds of paper, and different types of glues! So I'm sure that I will learn alot here.