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    Oct 29, 2008, 8:14 PM - Greeting from Southern California #1

    I posted in another "intro" thread in the "Sarlacc Pit" not having seen this section (I'm getting old) so I'll just re-post what I had there...
    My name is Mike Orona, I am a 45 year old disability retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy... Due to multiple injuries over my 16+ year career I don't get around very well but on the bright side, get all the good parking spaces now at least (gotta look at the bright-side lol)... I've also have been able to raise my now 4 year old Son as I was retired right after he was born... Life doesn't shut a door without opening a window....
    I am here now to build props and such for my own personal collection... I have a thing for helmets and guns from Star Wars, what can I say...
    Here's a photo of some of the stuff I've accumalated and still working on...

    Thanks for letting me take part...
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    Oct 29, 2008, 8:20 PM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #2

    Um wow. Where in Socal are you? I'd love to see that collection in person sometime.
    Last edited by DarthBauer; Oct 29, 2008 at 8:25 PM.
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    Oct 29, 2008, 8:35 PM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #3

    Yeah, can you be more precise?
    and welcome aboard
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    Oct 29, 2008, 9:26 PM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #4

    I am in Whittier, far east end of L.A. County bordering La Habra, Orange County...
    I've picked up about 6 more buckets since this photo was taken (SGB Neyo, GM, AT-TE & BARC as well as a MLC Biker Scout and Pghfett Beehive)...
    I like helmets can you tell??? Of the 6 new ones only the Neyo and Biker Scout are finished, it's hard finding time when my little Dude DEMANDS so much attention (but he's MORE than worth it)... I have an old DP Fett helmet I bought back in 1994 and am working on getting a fiberglass job to build up just for fun...
    I also build LARGE WWII armor (Tiger I, Panther, Jagdpanther, etc etc) in 1:6 scale (you can see more of that stuff on this link http://mysite.verizon.net/res6tvm7/)and collect firearms ( VERY hard to do in the "Peoples Republic of California" )... I just like too much stuff...
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    Oct 29, 2008, 9:31 PM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #5

    Howdy old man!
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    Oct 29, 2008, 9:33 PM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #6

    Hey Buddy, thanks again for setting me up with that rangefinder, MOST excellent...
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    Oct 29, 2008, 11:29 PM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #7

    Welcome and that is an amazing helmet collection!
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    Oct 30, 2008, 1:35 AM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #8

    Quote inxsone said: View Post
    Hey Buddy, thanks again for setting me up with that rangefinder, MOST excellent...
    Well now, thank you! I made those to fit the self-contained electronics from the fellow Mgr8ness on here (I probably just butchered his name) if I didnt tell you before.
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    Oct 30, 2008, 8:58 AM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #9

    Welcome aboard. I would say fellow brother in blue, but you wore tan.
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    Oct 30, 2008, 12:11 PM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #10

    Welcome to TDH. There are a large number of us from LA and Orange counties here too.
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    Nov 1, 2008, 2:49 AM - Re: Greeting from Southern California #11

    Thanks for the warm reception folks and "Steelblitz" thanks for the tip on "Mrgr8ness" (you were only off by one letter, not bad Sir )... I'll hopefully be contacting him soon...
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    Nov 1, 2008, 7:27 AM - Greeting from Southern California #12

    Welcome and good luck friend!!!!!
    Leo

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