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  • Member since
    January, 2018
Kia Ora from Aotearoa
Posted by JedZed on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:10 PM

Heya,

It's great to be part of FSM. I'm looking forward to adding some of my projects to the forums and learning heaps from the wealth of knowledge and experience you have here. 

I've been building scale models since I was about 12, on and off (sadly more off than on). I've always loved the intricate craft of making something small look as bealivable as it's real world counter-part. Or at least making it look believable, in the case of some sci-fi model kits.
I've always been a HUGE fan of ILM and their real world FX and model making for the Star Wars franchise. Having recently immigrated to New Zealand I am much closer to Weta Workshop and more readily able to take tours through their wonderland. 
I mostly enjoy sci-fi and fanstasy model kits, including Gunpla, but I also like to collect muscle cars and hotrods, at least the scale model kind anyway. :P

I work as a 3D modeller & Animator but I like to get my hands on something more tangable every now and then. 

I look forward to getting to know you all. 

Cheers!

JedZed

Keep pushing the envelope (off a cliff). 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 01, 2018 11:06 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Thursday, February 01, 2018 1:07 PM
Kia ora! Welcome! I spent the better part of '07 living and working in the Blockhouse Bay and Avondale neighborhoods of Auckland - very nearly decided to immigrate myself! Beautiful country and truly wonderful experience! Glad to have you aboard!
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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 01, 2018 1:13 PM

Welcome to the forums, JedZed!

When you say you like 3D modeling, do you mean sculpting and drafting with a program and then printing your work with a 3D printer?  You might start getting a lot of requests Wink  I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by JedZed on Thursday, February 01, 2018 1:55 PM

KnightTemplar5150
I spent the better part of '07 living and working in the Blockhouse Bay and Avondale neighborhoods of Auckland



That's awesome! Surprise I work just north of there in Grey Lynn.

Beautiful country indeed. I'm looking forward to exploring more of it. 

Keep pushing the envelope (off a cliff). 

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by JedZed on Thursday, February 01, 2018 2:17 PM

the Baron

do you mean sculpting and drafting with a program and then printing your work with a 3D printer? 

Thanks Brad.

I work as a 3D modeller and animator for an ad agency mostly making TV commercials.

But I'm am hoping to get my hands on an FDM printer sometime this year so I can start printing some of my personal creations. One day I hope to have a workshop setup with both FDM and SLA printers for all kinds of prototyping and fabrication fun :D 

Keep pushing the envelope (off a cliff). 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, February 01, 2018 3:02 PM

Welcome to the Forums JedZed! Glad to have you aboard.

I've been building models for 71 of my 77 years. Favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships. Also build anything that strikes my fancy and my wallet says OK.

Looking forward to seeing your work. Hope you enjoy it here.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, February 01, 2018 4:37 PM

Well ;

 Welcome to The forums - from the Tanker - Ship builder hence T.B.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 01, 2018 5:08 PM

Sounds like you are living the dream. I share your interest in ILM, and grew up in the area where it was created. 

Welcome aboard, and I look forward to seeing your stuff. 

One thing about the group in general, most of us like to build a wide variety of subjects, except the wingnuts and treadheadsPropeller.

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, February 01, 2018 6:04 PM

Howdy !

I have alway's wanted to "sneek" into ILM while wearing a Blue suit.  

( so I could blend in )

Would hide there for as long as I could get away with it !

Welcome to FSM.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:50 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 02, 2018 3:14 AM

Welcome aboard.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 04, 2018 4:42 AM

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