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    Mar 8, 2008, 6:50 PM - Quick Hello! Newbie... #1

    Hey folks,

    Hope its cool to say a quick hello - my name is Dave and I live in Ireland. Im totally new to ALL this - discovered props completely by accident as there was a Cylon helmet on ebay so I did some backtracking which led me here .

    Im a 33yo mature college student (long story) and a BSG / SW fan since the 70s... Just ordered a Cylon helmet from the WONDERFUL sarge and Im chomping at the bit to get going - Im off to the hardware store in the morning to get a Dremmel, sandpaper and Chrome spray-paint!

    Im into making electro and guitar music and Ive a funny feeling that helmet collecting/building is going to become yet another obsession!

    Just wanted to say a quick hello to you all! Hope this is ok!

    Dave
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    Mar 8, 2008, 7:19 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #2

    Welcome Dave, you've come to the right place my friend and yes indeed, this hobby is very addictive. there is a ton of information here and many many seasoned talented members who can point you in the right direction. you say you have a Cylon helmet? as in Battle star Galactica? nice one.

    take care.
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    Mar 8, 2008, 9:37 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #3

    Hi Dave and Welcome Welcome to you!

    This forum is quite addicting, but you will enjoy the "trip".

    LOL

    Cheers!
    Debbi
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    Mar 8, 2008, 10:17 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #4

    Welcome to the forums Dave. I hope you enjoy your stay. you will find this propmaking hobby to be a blast.
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    Mar 9, 2008, 5:43 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #5

    wow...the sarges stuff is ALWAYS awsome!

    welcome! led coecting is cool....but costuming is cooler! make a cylon!

    (im in south wales by the way....and im a bassist lol)
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    Mar 11, 2008, 4:52 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #6

    Welcome Dave your in the fight spot for costumeing information and a very helpful colorful group is here to help you with questions and comments.Enjoy
    cody
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    Mar 11, 2008, 5:50 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #7

    DAVE WELCOME.....RUN DONT THINK JUST RUN..... LOL JUST KIDDING, I JOINED ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO AND HAVE ALREADY SPENT MORE MONEY THAN THE LITTLE LADY WAS COMFORTIBE WITH AND SHE FEELS NEGLETED BECAUSE ALL I WANT TO DO IS WORK ON MY CUSTOME MANDO. REMEMBER TO MAKE TIME WITH THE SPECIAL PEOPLE AND IT CAN BE A LOT OF FUN. GOODLUKE AND IF YOU NEED HELP THIS IS THE GROUP TO ASK THEY HAVE HELPED ME TONS.
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    Mar 11, 2008, 7:07 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #8

    Addicting does not begin to cover it, engrossing, encompassing, world-devouring, these terms almost come close to describing the hold this hobby can get on you and your bank account.

    I swear since I got into this I have gone....nuts....but I have also never been happier doing things with my hands, I went from non crafty to crafty really fast.

    Welcome to your new vice! Pull up a chair and join the club!

    Alexis
    *smiles*
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    Mar 16, 2008, 9:41 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #9

    *Blush*

    Thanks for the warm welcome folks! Some Uni work kept me offline for a bit but I'd hate y'all to think I was not interested! (I must have set my preferences wrong - do you get a notification when someone replies to a thread your watching/started???)

    The, ahem 'plan' is to have a complete Stormtrooper costume and a bucket collection (I really don't get the Burger King tho :o ) - when I see what you good folks have done - well its VERY inspiring!

    I'd be worried about a Cylon costume TBH - I'm like 5' 5 - 5' 6 ish and those guys always seemed so HUGE and imposing! Ordered Sgt. Fangs Cylon last week and its a bank holiday weekend here so I guess next week sometime I can get started...

    Looks like I've come to the right place for my addictive personality then

    So once again, thanks a MILLION for the warm welcome. I'm very much a newbie and very encouraged! Time to read through the back posts and pick-up some info - and see who y'all mad characters are!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

    Dave
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    Mar 16, 2008, 10:33 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #10

    You like Starwars and Battlestar??


    I think we're going to be best friends.


    Welcome to the club.




    ...And no I don't think you can customize your settings to alert your email.
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    Mar 17, 2008, 12:45 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #11

    Hey suspect86!

    Yep indeed 70's Battlestar rox! So much so that I was so worried about the new series, I avoided it until my SciFi lit class in Uni required me to watch it!

    And Buck Rogers, Space 1999, Battle of the Planets - basically anything from 1974 -> today... Ha ha! A HUGE Tron fan also!!! I remember asking Santa for a Tron suit when I was 10, my poor parents had some job talking me out of it!!!

    Anyone remember Automan and Manamal???

    Cheers!

    Dave
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    Mar 17, 2008, 1:46 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #12

    Quote mckenic said: View Post
    Hey suspect86!
    Anyone remember Automan and Manamal???
    I haven't thought about them in years!
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    Mar 17, 2008, 7:08 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #13

    Quote suspect86 said: View Post
    You like Starwars and Battlestar??I think we're going to be best friends.

    BSG and SW is the best combo possible, but only if its the new RDM BSG. Welcome man, this is the best place to be for your addiction!!!
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    Mar 18, 2008, 6:18 PM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #14



    Cheers again folks! Just waiting on my Sgt. Fang Cylon to arrive and Im up and running... with the dollar at the moment his prices are insanely small!

    Perhaps Im getting ahead of myself but has anyone any experience with the Hyperdyne Labs kits please? Ideally I'd like my cylon to have sweeping leds with synchronized sound 'warble' effect... the CyloGuardian Light and Sound Board looks perfect but it costs a bit...

    Anyway, thanks again folks! I'll keep y'all updated!

    Dave
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    Mar 19, 2008, 9:00 AM - Re: Quick Hello! Newbie... #15

    You could always make the noise yourself. Like in my Kast helmet, I say "Check this out, I've got a working range finder" into which I make it go up and down manualy, and make the noise "Weeeeeeerrrrr" Always impresses evryone.

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