Hello all, Just joined this great group. I've been obsessing over card models since I found Ton's creations and Jon Leslie's site last winter (pix posted in albums). OK, I did build a lot of plastic models and created some simple scratch built card models of ships several decades ago. The challenge - rather than your models gathering dust on the shelves I'd like to see how many of your creations you can get into the hands of (or in front of for the more delicate examples) school kids. For a starting benchmark - I've put 33 various models (rockets and satellites) into local schools so far. I'm hoping to visit another elementary school on 1 May and lead three classes in building their own ARES I rockets based on an enlargement of Roland's ARES from his launcher on Jon Leslie's web site http://jleslie48.com/gallery_models_real.html . (I won't count the kids production in my total). I love the building more than the looking at - and the wife won't dust 'em - so it works out for me. How about you? ------------------ Current project: Solar system tour with at least one spacecraft per planet (models suitable for non-experts, the kids, to construct). Next up: Back off until the winter while I build a boat and finish rebuilding the dock.