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  1. Great work and idea Kev! Definitely a change of pace from real space modeling. Have fun modeling Mike
  2. Interesting discussion! For those who will be in Phoenix next week and have some time to kill on Thursday afternoon, I'll be giving a seminar on 3D Printing. The focus is an overview of the different types of 3D Printing (technology that is used) and how it relates to scale modeling. Basically, I'll be covering the basics! I am in the 3D printing industry and also teach a course at SUNY on 3D printing technology. Some of the confusion comes from the different ways 3D Printing can be used (make individual parts or the complete model). Being deeply embedded in the industry, I am not too concerned that there is a problem yet with 3D Printing and IPMS contests. Hopefully, I'll be able to answer any questions on this topic on Thursday! Have fun modeling Mike
  3. Interestingly, I received my January/February Issue in today's mail and I also had the insert that this was my last issue. My membership expires on 12/15/15 so unless we will be stretching out the Journal to 1 issue a year ;-) , I should not have received this insert either. I'll drop MJ a note also but this looks like a trend! Have fun modeling Mike IPMS# 14354
  4. This has been a great thread, and has reminded me of a lot of movies that I have enjoyed over the years. It also had me thinking as to what movies would be my all time favorites. I guess I gravitate to the more realistic classics with my top choices being: 2001 A Space Odyssey (#1 in my book!) Blade Runner Silent Running While I have enjoyed the entire Star Wars series and Alien(s), I do have a soft spot for the original Star Wars. This is mainly due to the fact that I worked with Ben Burtt's dad at the time and he would bring in photos from his son showing us this SF movie he was working in. They were Ben's personal photos of around the backstage areas of different scenes. They were really cool, but as this was some time before the movie was even getting some press (well before the Internet days), none of us thought about the impact that this "little" movie would eventually make. You should have heard our group cheer Ben Burtt's name when it came up on the credits when we went as a group on opening weekend. And the rest is history..... (and I really wished I had thought of asking Ben's father if I could have copies of the photos at the time) Mike IPMS # 14354
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