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 #235  by MattG
 Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:59 am
Monkey wrote: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 :? ...
hehe...it's only going to get worse. The New York Toy Fair starts this weekend, so there will be announcements for everything we can expect to come out in 2010.
 #263  by Neova
 Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:18 am
Hi everyone, I'm William from Tauranga. I'm 27 now and have been an intense SW fan since I was about 5 years old. I absolutly love the movies and expanded universe with a passion, they mean a lot to me as they bring back many fond childhood memories, plus good times with friends as an adult, and now I have my own kids who also love SW. My oldest boy Malachi, who is 6 years old, has a very, VERY, thorough knowledge of the Star Wars saga and can pick which Episode any key event or character appeared in! (I'm so proud haha)
Anyway as far as a collection goes... well I haven't got anything worth sharing, but I am an avid modeller, so I am in the process of making my own vacuum forming machine, to make my own Storm Trooper armour and scratchbuilt models. I look forward to sharing all my progress. Plus when we move to a bigger house, I can get my own office (as I'm also doing a Nat. diploma in Architectural Technology) and dedicate all my wall and most of my floor space to the wonderfully excessive Star Wars collection I have visualized in my mind haha!
Well enough of my novel-length introduction, I'm just stoked to have found a place to browse and chat with other Kiwi SW fans. Thanks everyone.
 #268  by MattG
 Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:22 am
Welcome William! :)

What style of vac-former are you putting together...are you going to incorporate a heating element, in order to customise the size to get the big armour components formed (or just use the stick-it-in-the-oven trick)?
 #271  by Neova
 Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:04 am
Thanks Matt, I'm just going for the smaller size table, with a top frame to fit inside the oven to begin with, like this one: http://trooperarmor.com/Tutorial/BuildV ... Table.html.
Then hopefully after I've got a couple of starship models under my belt, I will tackle a bigger stand-alone unit to make my armour, like this one: http://www.tk560.com/vactable4.html
 #274  by MattG
 Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:34 am
Cool - I made a vac-table that mounts on my workbench, with a frame made to fit in our oven. Would love to have the time to get around to making a dedicated rig (plus, to have somewhere to store it).

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 #276  by eagle1
 Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:58 am
Hi William, welcome to the boards!. Great to have another modeler on the site and I see your'e in Tauranga as well, would you like to meet up sometime and talk shop. I'm heavily into Studio-Scale models with the latest being a 4foot X-Wing Fighter on the bench.
I got a vacformer from the US quite a few years ago, it's a not too big but it proves very useful and produces some quality parts!.

Let me know if you want to meet and we can swap contact details later.
Regards
Stu
 #309  by reelcollectibles
 Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:25 am
Hi everyone, long time listener, first time caller :)
A few of you will know me, but for those that don't, my name is Hugh and I'm based in Queenstown. I'm a long time SW fan (let's just say I'm of the generation that saw the originals in the cinemas when first released :lol: ), a bit of a collector and a member of the 501st. In saying that, I have a general love for Movies all round. Oh, and I run this wee store down here called Reel Collectibles ;)

Forums are looking great Matt, I know it's taken me some time to get here, but hoping I will be able to frequent them more often with my :2cents: :)
 #313  by Reverend Strone
 Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:26 pm
Hey Hugh! Daniel here. :)

Great to see you here buddy and hopefully we can catch up for a bite or drink again some time, maybe when you're up for Wellygeddon? :cantina:
 #322  by reelcollectibles
 Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:55 am
Reverend Strone wrote:Hey Hugh! Daniel here. :)

Great to see you here buddy and hopefully we can catch up for a bite or drink again some time, maybe when you're up for Wellygeddon? :cantina:
That'd be nice Daniel, we're flying in Tuesday and out again Tuesday, so I guess either the Wednesday before madness or the Monday after might suit us best, but you know, us we'll go with whatever suits :)
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