Love classic sci-fi models

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ken Spriggs, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Ken Spriggs

    Ken Spriggs New Member

    My name is Ken. I've been an avid builder of sci-fi models since the 70s when I was a teen. I've built the classic Aurora kits, Flying Sub, Spindrift, and the awesome 2001 kits. I've been building the reissued kits from Polar Lights and Moebius for the last few years an well as several resin versions. I especially love the Fantastic Voyage Proteus and the 2001 ships, the Discovery, the Moon Bus and the Aries 1b. I also enjoy scratch building features and lighting my kits. I'm very excited that others share my love of these classic ships and offer new versions of them in styrene, resin and paper versions. Thank you all for helping me relive my youth.

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  2. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Welcome on board, Ken, from 1 2001 lover to another! :biggrin:

    Pretty much all the ships from 2001 are available as paper models.
    I am getting close to finishing my 4ft paper version of Discovery.

    You are in the right place if you like Sci-Fi!

    Again, welcome on board!!
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  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Wow Ken, this is a great introduction! :)

    Welcome to zealot. If you are into SciFi models, this is the right place to be! ;)

    I'm a HUGE BSG, Buck and Star Wars fan. Just take a look around, pick some of the free models available on the net (Jleslie's site should be very informative for you) and, please, show us what you have done so far. I'm looking forward to seeing your work! :)

    Have fun and enjoy! :)

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  4. Ken Spriggs

    Ken Spriggs New Member

    I added a gallery of a build I am doing of the Discovery. It's still a work in progress as I am scratch building a detailed pod bay. Check it out, I'll post more picks as it completes. Started working on a paper Proteus from uhu 02, so I'm side tracked. : )
  5. Ken Spriggs

    Ken Spriggs New Member

    Thank you! I started building the paper Proteus this week, I defintely want to build the Discovery at some point. I have been working on a resin Discovery and posted pics in my gallery of my progress.
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  6. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    Weclome to the forum! There are lots of sci-fi model enthusiasts amongst us and I, like you, am one of them! It's great to see enthusiastic new members joining the gang and I'm really excited to see your builds!
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  7. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    welcome Ken! check out the resources for some great models!!!
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  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Ken, great "Intro". Fantastic printer. It is great to have some one of your caliber aboard. You might want to put a link to the pics in your gallery. They are definitely worth looking at!! Welcome to Zealot! :)

    Ken Spriggs gallery =
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  9. Ken Spriggs

    Ken Spriggs New Member

    I am starting a build of my first paper model and I chose my favorite subject, the Proteus from Fantastic Voyage. I have been in love with this craft since I first saw the movie many years ago. I've dabbled with some vacuform and resin versions in the past. Here is a link to some beginning pics.
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  11. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Would love to see your Discovery build ....... But, .........

    Zealot - Error
    You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.

    @zathros I assume the pics are awaiting approval ?????"?
  12. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    @DanBKing :

    For me it's fine. I only had to log-in again. Just try it once more. :)
  13. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Nope. Logged out and in, and it still doesnt work. I can get in via the Gallery, but not by clicking the above link.....
  14. Ken Spriggs

    Ken Spriggs New Member

    The link was for a specific photo, rather than the album, that might have been why. I'm new to posting photos. : )
  15. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Everything is approved. It's just me, and I'm only human. I get to the stuff as fast as I can. I have to actually look at what I am approving, and such a list can take 45 minutes to go through. I charge $75 dollars an hour for my services. I don't get paid here. I think you all know that, but I also understand the excitement when a new member joins, and you see all this fantastic work. It's all good. It all works, eventually, more often sooner than not. Not sure what browser you use, but you may need to clean out your cache. I recommend CCleaner by Piriform. It's free, and I have used it for 8 years.


    Their Defrag tool is one of the best, it's called "Degraggler, and you can defrag designated folders, instead of having to do the whole drive. Saves on hard disc wear'n tear. I highly recommend it.
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  16. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    You're certainly in the right place! Since joining this site I found and seen models of stuff I have seen in years. Welcome to Zealot Ken!

    Sky Seeker
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  17. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member


    You're building a scale model of the Discovery? THAT'S AWESOME!! Please share some pics when you can!

    Sky Seeker
  18. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Beautiful work on that monster of a resin kit, your Discovery looks great. and welcome aboard...
  19. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    That discovery you are building is awesome and you could post a build thread here if you wished. It floored the Hell out of me! :)
  20. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

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