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ragnar56

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greetings one and all. new man reporting for duty. made models of all kinds for most of my life. am starting on a new phase by trying paper\card modelling.
 
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Thank You so much or posting an Introduction. We are very Happy to have you join our forum, now your forum too! Feel free to posts pictures of anything you have built, model, or real stuff, 1:1 scale, in this thread. Welcome to Zealot!! :)
 
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Hello, Welcome to Zealot! I'm glad you've decided to try paper and card modeling. I think you'll find Zealot to be the best forum on the net and one of the friendliest places to be. The moderators here are great and are always willing to help out and talk to you whenever.

There is also an extensive library of free models to be downloaded and built. Plus if you explore the threads you'll find a lot of other goodies plus really good tips and advice on modeling.

Again, Welcome!
 

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Hello and welcome you to Zealot!

You have come to the right place for all things paper/cardstock, and to build and hone your skills. The members here are very helpful.

So, 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 a new project, please post a build thread. Build threads are a great way of show off your work and skills. Not only that, but if you run into an issue with a model you can highlight the area that you are having problems with and we can offer you some suggestions on how to deal with them.

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

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Welcome to the forum!

I'd love to see some pictures of your previous models. Could you show us some of them, please?

Have fun and enjoy! :)
 

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Welcome Aboard Ragnar56.
Late as usual, I'll throw my welcome into the mix. What genre's are you interested in? I build plastic, resin, paper, metal, you name it. Lately I've been on a plastic mini kick. Miniatures for use with the TTRPG Dungeons & Dragons.

Any questions about paint, I'm your guy.

Anywho... Welcome aboard, and we hope you will enjoy your experience with Zealot as much as we do.
 
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Welcome aboard! I think you will find this to be great corner of the internet with friendly folks,
 
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Moving is such hard work. I've only done it 4 times in my life. The last place I lived in was for 23 years. I ended up finding all the tools that magically disappeared (my wife put things in boxes and off into the attic). We have come to terms now, "Never touch my tools!". I moved into the house I own (with the Bank) now wo years ago, and have acquired much, like a small machine shop, much metal stock, tooling, welders, you name it, I got it. I even have the same tubing notcher used by NASCAR frame builders. I hope to never have to move again. This year I will start the shedding process. Maybe, I still have to finished my '73 M.G. Midget, and finished on the driver compartment of my motor home, which I decided to freshen up. Moving sucks, it's a great way to weed out who your friends are though. ;)
 

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boxes, she put the boxes in unmarked boxes! I mean small tool boxes into small cardboard unmarked tool boxes. It was something she did when we first met, and almost broke up with her over it. She never touches anything of mine now. 37 years later, she got the message. I don't touch her stuff either. The key to a long marriage, she doesn't tell me what to do and I don't tell her what to do, don't touch my stuff, and I won't touch yours, define what is your stuff and what is hers BEFORE you get married. :hide:
 

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a great part of my tools are still lost in a friends various sheds. most are engravers tools as that was my gainful employment for many years,and i used them on models after i quit that full time. its frustrating as a lot of them were hand made and quite old having been past on to me by old engravers who had forgotten more about the art than i'll ever know!
 

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boxes, she put the boxes in unmarked boxes! I mean small tool boxes into small cardboard unmarked tool boxes. It was something she did when we first met, and almost broke up with her over it. She never touches anything of mine now. 37 years later, she got the message. I don't touch her stuff either. The key to a long marriage, she doesn't tell me what to do and I don't tell her what to do, don't touch my stuff, and I won't touch yours, define what is your stuff and what is hers BEFORE you get married. :hide:
37 years, Congratulations!

I think one of the keys to a long marriage is to know when to keep your mouth shut, and when to let her have her way, and to make sure that they know that you love them and how much you love them. Also, it helps if you know what's important and to let the small stuff slide when need be. I'm approaching 14 years with my wife, hopefully we make it to 37 years and beyond!
 
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In the long run, you would not believe the amount of tools I own! :)
But how many do you own that only do one very specific thing, on one brand of something?... I have 8 different faucet seat wrenches.
 

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That depends on which machine. I have 1 18" in. Indexable two position rotary head with all the angle plates, and 3, and 4 jaws, and flat plate mounts for custom compound milling. I have so many specialized tools, mechanics ask me to borrow them. The special valve adjustment tool for Mercedes Benz's 450 SL, frankly, all the over head cam Mercedes, costs around $400 to $500 bucks now. I have tons of unique hand reamers that are adjustable, boring heads, multiple circular milling heads for doing manual compound radii. These things weigh around 60 lbs.. The list goes one, then of course, there's the electronics sides. I have one tool that is no longer sold to the public. It was the same one used on the space shuttle. It cost me $485 bucks in 1986! I made my money back with that circuit tester in 4 weeks. As far as wrenches and sockets, I have quadruples of everything and at least one impact version for each size. I have the tools to make the specialized one off tools, which I have done more times than I can remember. I have the same Tube notching tool used by NASCAR, which I got for almost nothing after helping the guy with a redirect on his companies website. He gave me a $700 dollar notcher for $100 bucks, to cover his shipping and handling. Great for making Roll cages, custom exhausts, etc. My 450 SLC (1975) was the only one with dual exhausts. I had so many people ask me to make them one, but I didn't want too. People with these cars tend to me kind of jerks sometimes, and they figured if you made it, it shouldn't cost too much. I have the tools to make tools, and the welders to weld up to 1/2" inch steel down to .012' thickness easily.

I don't have the back for it anymore though, so I am not as productive, but my machinery is well lubricated and ready to go. I haven't purchased a ready made exhaust in over 35 years. I just fix the old ones, usually not spending more than $35 bucks. I am very cheap when it comes to stuff like that. I even cloned a muffler for a Mercedes I needed, but retailed for too high of a price. My son will be getting and has enough access to my tools to create his own business or invention, coupled with the CAD programs I have. That's the nice things about tools, they are always worth something, and if I had to get rid of them, for some reason, someone in the same field would jump on them. I actually don't show what have to many (read any) people, because they always ask if they can use them, and you never loan out tools, except to very special people. :)
 
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