Hello dear Zealots,

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Joon, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Joon

    Joon New Member

    I'm a new member at Zealot, living in Munich/Germany
    At the age of about 10 I startet papermodelling and never gave up...

    At this time I'm running a little bespoke-tailoring studio, producing fine suits for the rich ones ;-) and due to that I'm unfortunately very short of time for papermodelling, especially building reports..., hope to show you some builds one day.
    Additionally there are so many other interests, it's sometimes hard to decide for one direction!
    So I do everything a little bit..., puppet play, music, building furniture, car maintenance, papermodelling, ..., thousands of ideas everyday to follow...

    Sounds familiar?

    View some pictures:

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  2. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Welcome to Zealot Joon!! You have quite a collection of models going on there. Beautiful execution of some rather difficult ones. My Mom was a seamstress and we made suits, wedding dress, Leather Jackets,you name it, we made it, in our home factory. I don't envy you being a Taylor though, I found it easier to put up with women their men who had the money for custom suits!! :)
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Hello Joon! Welcome to the forum! :)

    Wow, these are some incredible artworks. The umbrella and the tiny Schloss Neschwanstein... CUUUTE! :)

    I'm from Germany, too. I live near the Dutch border. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me.

    Have fun and enjoy! :)
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Hello Joon,
    You have an interesting collection. Everything that you have posted looks GREAT!
    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).
  5. Joon

    Joon New Member

    Hello Rhaven,
    It was a good decision to join this forum. All the stuff I build so far has been secret for too long, time to show it some others. It seems that you all are crazy enough to value this kind of work/art/whatever:)

    I'm sure I'll show some more...
  6. Joon

    Joon New Member

    Indeed it's hard to earn any money as a tailor - that's why I produced a suitcase full of Euros!!!:);)
    As a matter of fact papermodelling is the best basis for clothes pattern construction, it's almost the same way getting from 2 to 3 dimensions in papermodelling as in tailoring, instead of paper you use fabric...
  7. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Welcome to the Zealot forum!:animated: Thanks for sharing your wonderful models!:) The castle you've done looks wonderful and is my favorite!:Bravo: I hope to visit the real one some day.

    Could you give us a perspective on the scale of the umbrella? It looks quite real - very well done! :yesyes:

    Once again welcome and thanks for sharing!

    Sky Seeker
  8. Joon

    Joon New Member

    Hey Sky Seeker,
    thank you for your 'welcome bonus':)!

    The umbrella is made in 1:3 and is nearly made like the original. I tried to find some information about the profession of umbrella making but without success - the profession almost died out...
    The 'little Gentleman' is in the same scale (1:3). I built 'him' as a decoration of the studio entrance.

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  9. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    We had a female adjustable figure that you could adjust to different sizes, so my mother would take measurements and adjust the figurine model, and you would not to have to have the woman there, most of the time. Of course, every now and then, a Dirigible would come in, and I had the unenviable pleasure of pinning the tail on the donkey's ass in front of me. I learned how to cut the patterns, and my Mom had only industrial grade equipment. The needles moved so fast, you could not see them. We had a Merrow machine, it had 8 needles and was used for hemming knits and other materials that could fray. We also had Topstich machines, button machines, the one for sewing leather could sew car tires together!

    I also had the pleasure of making suits, and in fact, made my own High School graduation suit. It fit perfectly. We may not have had much money, but sowing up in my 1968 230 Mercedes Seda, white, with MB-Tex interior, polished to an almost fluorescent sheen, and stepping out in my "White" forbidden color suit, was the Highlight of a drab High School experience. I think many people did not even recognize me as some said, "You went to school here?", To which I applies, "Yes, you were asleep on those days".

    I still know how do much of this stuff and have fixed garments for my wife, who, amazed that I can tear engines apart, I have a small machine shop, so I make what I need, can still fix her jacket, slacks, etc when she needs it. This ability to see objects in that manner has helped me fabricate repair skins for cars and pieces to fix interiors, even making nice seat covers out of one size fits "none" kind, that had quality material. :)
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  10. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member


    That's really neat . Thanks for sharing!

    Sky Seeker
  11. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Damn Z!! - You truly are a man of many talents! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    Sky Seeker
  12. Joon

    Joon New Member

    Hey Zathros,
    nice story - the white suitClaphands
    I use the industrial machines, too, anything else is unnerving!
    And yes, all the tailoring stuff is indeed very usefull in many ways.
  13. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Needles to say, at one point, the hormones, once kicking in, and the under garments of the time, with nylons held up with garter belts, and women emitting all kinds of invisible vapors, in which they (some, most) unwittingly snare the youngest Bees, left me young and living, and I and vibrated in my chains, Bzzzz! I was like a Oarsman, polishing and making his oar spotless. You have to clean your oar, how fast you do it is nobody's business.Being a pervert didn't help. They were all of legal age. I wasn't, but that was my business. ;)
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  14. Joon

    Joon New Member

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  15. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    My quote there is a "bastardization" of the final stanza of "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas, probably my most favorite poem of all time, so, please, indulge me, and get the pentameter right, you will be required to read it aloud!! ;)

    Fern Hill - Poem by Dylan Thomas
    Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
    About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
    The night above the dingle starry,
    Time let me hail and climb
    Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
    And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
    And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
    Trail with daisies and barley
    Down the rivers of the windfall light.

    And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
    About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
    In the sun that is young once only,
    Time let me play and be
    Golden in the mercy of his means,
    And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
    Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and
    And the sabbath rang slowly
    In the pebbles of the holy streams.

    All the sun long it was running, it was lovely, the hay
    Fields high as the house, the tunes from the chimneys, it was
    And playing, lovely and watery
    And fire green as grass.
    And nightly under the simple stars
    As I rode to sleep the owls were bearing the farm away,
    All the moon long I heard, blessed among stables, the
    Flying with the ricks, and the horses
    Flashing into the dark.

    And then to awake, and the farm, like a wanderer white
    With the dew, come back, the cock on his shoulder: it was all
    Shining, it was Adam and maiden,
    The sky gathered again
    And the sun grew round that very day.
    So it must have been after the birth of the simple light
    In the first, spinning place, the spellbound horses walking
    Out of the whinnying green stable
    On to the fields of praise.

    And honoured among foxes and pheasants by the gay house
    Under the new made clouds and happy as the heart was long,
    In the sun born over and over,
    I ran my heedless ways,
    My wishes raced through the house high hay
    And nothing I cared, at my sky blue trades, that time allows
    In all his tuneful turning so few and such morning songs
    Before the children green and golden
    Follow him out of grace.

    Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would
    take me
    Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
    In the moon that is always rising,
    Nor that riding to sleep
    I should hear him fly with the high fields
    And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas
  16. Joon

    Joon New Member

    Hey Zathros, thanks for the Dylan Thomas, I´ll need some time to get it, my English is not good enough...
    another project again...!;)Claphands
  17. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Try this. ;)

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  18. Joon

    Joon New Member

    Ah ja, thanks, now we're getting somewhere:)
    Indeed a very nice poem.thumbsup
  19. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Vielen Dank! :)
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  20. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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