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Old 09-02-2009, 01:20 PM
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New to this forum but not to hobbies.

Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I have been in radio controlled models for years, planes, jets, ships, tanks, and yes RC submarines. I both build kits and scratch build my own models.

Back in the early 80s I started with Rockets as I have always been a steely eyed missile man at heart. I grew up on everything from Shepard's launch to the Columbia's first landing at Edwards. You know the drill. I'm one of them.

But I have been wanting to get back into rockets for some time. I will most likely scratch build something scale soon. But decided to start with a kit, and ordered last night from Apogee the Dr. Zooch Redstone. I have plans of course to build a bigger one from scratch after I get my feet wet with the Zooch kit.

Looking through the forum I must say the rockteers are an excellent group of fine people. Believe me in my hobby forum travels I have seen it all, if you take my meaning.

If you want to see my past work in the hobby and film and TV go here:

www.sneillfx.com that's my personal site that has a mix of all my work. some many of you have probably seen at one time or another.

As soon as I get my kit from the nice folks as Apogee I'll start a thread. Or has it been done too many times already?

And BTW. This is the only Rocket forum I was able to register on. Model Rocket forum never sent me confirmation email. I ask them more then once about it but never got a reply. The other one was closed to registration.

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Old 09-02-2009, 01:42 PM
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Welcome to the forum Steve.

Gotta love that TA-183 Huckebein
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:05 PM
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Hi Steve,

There was a movie FX guy that was a member over on The Rocketry Forum, before the '08 crash, but I can't recall seeing him since then, and can't recall his handle (yes, tried searching the TRF Archive).

Wait... (one more attempt, with "latex" and "rtv" as search terms...) yes, it was Rocket Al, Alan Tuskes, from Lakewood, OH. www.alternative-realities.com .

On this forum, he is "Rocket-Tech Al".

Also on this forum, Shrox (who currently works for Quest) is also versed in sci-fi CGI.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:46 PM
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New to this forum but not to hobbies.



Welcome Steve! You've found a great resource in YORF.

I visited your site and was blown away at the depth and variety of content. I noticed a pic from Fright Night, a very cool vampire movie. Did you work on that film?
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:49 PM
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Welcome Steve. GREAT models! Like the trailer from "Of Ice and Steel."
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:53 PM
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Yes I did and a whole lot more.

Thanks guys for all the nice replies. I'm hoping to finish up this project before the Redstone shows up:

http://s181686668.onlinehome.us/php...pic.php5?t=9308

This is my last RC sub type model for awhile as I have enough of a fleet.

Scale rockets are my biggest interest here. I'm a scale kind of guy.

Again thanks for the warm welcomes.

Steve
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:08 PM
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And if you want to launch in Los Angeles County, be sure to check out SCRA and our YahooGroup. The YahooGroup will have updates on possible temporary closure of our large launch site if it is being used by firefighting personnel as a base camp.


http://home.earthlink.net/~mebowitz/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SoCalRocketNAR430/
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:26 PM
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Fred you bet. Our lake at Hansen is closed too(for boating). I don't think I'll have the Redstone built so quick as I plane to do some mods to the capsule. I have a vacuum form machine so I'm dangerous! LOL!

But I would like to learn more about your site and the details being able to us the facility so I'm properly prepared.

Thanks a bunch!

Steve
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:45 PM
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I'm hoping to finish up this project ...



That is just too cool! You will have to post a video of that on its maiden voyage.

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