Hello all! First of all, I am a life long self described space geek... especially when it comes to pre-Shuttle stuff. Oh yeah, my name is Chris and I'm from Wisconsin. Anyway, I just got back from my first trip to the Kennedy Space Center. While I was there, I spent a lot of time looking at the really neat models they had of the early day's of the US Space Program. I mentioned to my wife that I was going to look into getting some models of my own when I got home, which is what I did. I originally looked at plastic models but then I came upon some of the paper ones out there and I have to say that I was highly impressed. Man, great job to everyone involved in putting these out there. Well, with a long, cold, Wisconsin winter looming on the horizon, I think I may have found a good hobby to keep me busy. I'm the son of an engineer and an art teacher so I've always been good at making things, so this all really appeals to me. My question to the pros out there is what kinds of things do I need to get to get started with this? I've gathered that a cutting mat, good scissors, etc. are needed, but what are the essentials. I'm really excited about starting up with this. There are so many great rocket models out there I really can't wait! Thanks!