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 #92  by farmboynz
 Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:51 am
Hi

I'm Chad a few will recognise the farmboynz from other online forum
mainly a collectors of 3 3/4" figures and vehicles, been at it for a few years now started in 1983 then got the bug back again with POTF figures
based in Hamilton now, my wife has even let me convert a room into a "man cave" got most of my figures up on display will post some picture when it is done.
mainly collection is star wars but also collect 3 3/4" GI joe figures
great to see this up and running Matt
 #111  by eagle1
 Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:33 am
Sorry guy's should have posted an intro here first about me, so here goes!.
My name is Stu and I live in Tauranga, most of my life really and have never lost the Star wars bug to collect or construct. I have always built the hardware from the movies but only recently have become involved with the building and researching of the miniatures built by ILM for the saga!. I now build to Studio Scale (same size as the original models) and all that goes along with this aspect of the films.
I guess my collection is the tons of plastic model kits needed to construct these models, some very rare and some that have multiple copies. I will take resin castings of the rarer kits and use these parts to finish the models.
My current project is a 4 foot X-Wing fighter which features original machined parts in acrylic and metal and styrene details, I'm trying to finish this for end of July.
I'm lucky in one respect as a modeler in that my dad has a full engineering workshop and we have turned out quite a few presicion metal parts for clients around the world.
Kristy , love the costumes, you sure have some talent, very proffessional stuff indeed!.
MattG, that collection is awesome dude, and that Artoo, Wow.
See you on the boards guy's
Stu
 #128  by Reverend Strone
 Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:12 am
Hi guys, sorry not to have been on much in the past couple of weeks. I had a big freelance job on that was keeping me busy. Looks like we've got a great collecting community going here- some familar faces and a bunch of new ones. Nice to see some more Welly collectors signing up. I look forward to meeting you in person some time Dan.

Wow, you full scale builders out ther have my serious respect. I just dont know how you do it, or finance it! I'm pretty much restricted to small scale stuff, building customs and dios for my toy collection, which sadly is at present residing in boxes in the cupboard while we await construction of the toy room to begin - this year I swear it. But I admire and respect the full scalers out there, epscially you astromech engineers. That's amazing work. My daughter would love me to build her an R2-KT but somehow I don't think that's going to happen any time soon!

Anyways, nice to meet you all.
 #143  by Archon Revuge
 Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:22 am
Reverend Strone wrote: I look forward to meeting you in person some time Dan.

Ditto Daniel, it's always good to meet a fellow fan :)
Reverend Strone wrote: ...which sadly is at present residing in boxes in the cupboard...
I can empathise there. My collection is currently in storage back in my home town of New Plymouth while I do the whole uni flatting thing in Wellington :(
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 #153  by Archon Revuge
 Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:00 am
Reverend Strone wrote:I look forward to meeting you in person some time Dan.
Actually, it looks like we might have unknowingly run into one another before. I was just reading through some of the archived SWNZ news items and saw that you were lined up early in the morning for the Clone Wars toy launch back in '08 too!
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 #214  by Monkey
 Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:38 am
Hi

My name is Paul and I have been collecting since about 1982, mainly the vintage figures and other bits that interest me.

To be honest I have not been seriously collecting for the past few years but having picked up some of the recent mighty muggs have found myself being drawn back in :D

Good to get on here and chat with some other fans

Cheers
Monkey
 #216  by MattG
 Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:55 am
Hey Paul; good to have you on board.

There's certainly tons of variety in the collectibles market these days...more than enough different options to please different tastes, and it only takes one purchase to start a new collection theme snowballing.
 #233  by Monkey
 Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:46 am
I think the major problem at the moment is there is too much out there at the moment, I dont know what to start on first :?

Though maybe finally getting my collection out of my parents house and sorting it out may be a good start :D
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