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PostSubject: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 4:30 pm

Hello everyone, it's Kats.  For those who don't know me my story is that of someone who was into scale modelling as a kid, got out of it when girls and partying demanded all of my attention (teenage years) then got back into it then got distracted and got back into it when the universe presented me with 'an impossible task' as a challenge and now I'm chest-deep in the replacement obsessional project.

Although I have built a wide range of subject matter over the years my preferences have always been the details - be it mechanics or costume or operations or what have you.  But since I finally purchased an airbrush a year and a half ago I now have a reason to start indulging in my love of spaceships both real and imagined, lol.  But before I can get to that, first I have to complete the insanity which I call my current WIP.

The demise of eScale was a shock to the system, especial since I don't get a chance to log on often so for me it was seeing the 'phishing' bug report sometime earlier this week, choosing to wait it out, coming back to check and seeing Peter's message.  Talk about a kick to the sensitive bits, especially first thing in the morning before I'd finished my first cuppa joe.  However, the loss of my WIP isn't the main reason (I lost a very extensive WIP aka Build Log during my ship modelling days as well) but rather it was that sense of losing one's community. In a metaphorical way it's like the virtual version of what's happened in Fort Mac, Alberta, Canada (I have friends there who are all safe but looking at having to rebuild their lives for real - this helps keep things in perspective for me).

So I Googled Skid's Place from a memory fragment of one of Skid's posts on eScale.  There were several sites which came up but it was easy to find this one - all I had to look for was a bunch of familiar names 058

So now I am here.  Being that I am brand new here I hope those who don't know me will forgive my verbosity - I tend to ramble and use too many words and get distracted and all that.  And speaking of going on and on and on …

QUESTION: I want to re-build my Steamcycle WIP but a quick check of my archive shows almost 800 photos.  My initial thought was to re-post the WIP as a 'Good Parts' summary but I will toss out the option of my re-posting the whole thing in its entirety for reference purposes.  I am not sure about the memory situation nor about the general feeling for very long, very photo heavy WIP's so I would appreciate any feedback in order to avoid stepping on toes or otherwise annoying other folk.  I don't mind either way.

As well I am going to put up my past examples of work in the Completed sections and develop my persona (i.e. signature, links and such) so the baby steps are steppin' and hope to be sitting at the adults table soon enough.

And with that I must say it's really comforting to see so many familiar names and I look forward to getting to know those who are new to me.
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 5:01 pm

Welcome to Skid's , Kats.

Since I haven't seen your steamcycle, I for one would like to see it all.

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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 5:06 pm

Hi Kats and welcome to Skid's Place.

I am SO glad you found us as now I can continue to watch your amazing Steampunk build. For those of you who have not seen this, you are in for a real treat!!

Don't worry about the photos, there is no restriction here. I'd suggest you post as many as you feel comfortable about over maybe a week or so?

Anyway, glad you are here now.

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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 5:22 pm

Welcome and I agree post the whole build. I love that kind of stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 5:39 pm

Kats! So glad you made it here welcome dude. I was so bummed I wasn't going to see your epic WIP finished. Or see any further builds. This has made my day.

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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 5:52 pm

I'll be new to you ... but just abuse and insult me as you would a longtime forum buddy .. i can take it with very few tears !!

and i'm also intrigued to see your steampunk build ...
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 5:56 pm

welcome to the party

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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 6:24 pm

Hey Kats, glad you found your way. Some of the guys were asking about you. No doubt you will fit right in over here. Welcome aboard.

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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 6:36 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome 50

So, yeah, as there is interest I will be posting my insane and extremely photo heavy Steamcycle WIP though I will be self-editing to try and cull as much of the redundant pics out to help reduce the overall count.  This will take some time so please bear with me and I will try to remember the stuff I did for descriptive purposes but I might not be as successful as I hope, lol.

I will, as previously stated, be posting some past completed works as well.  Then comes trying to remember the 'codes' for attaching links to my signature and all that fun stuff.  

Once again, thanks so much for the warm welcome - and as an aside I can't tell you how gratifying it is to read that others have spoken kindly of me already, you guys (and gals) are the best
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 7:12 pm

Post away Kats.

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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Fri 20 May 2016, 8:21 pm

Yay! Hey KATS!

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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Sat 21 May 2016, 6:47 am

Welcome to skidsplace Kats!
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Sat 21 May 2016, 10:57 pm

Welcome aboard!
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Sun 22 May 2016, 2:54 pm

Great to have you here Kats.
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Mon 30 May 2016, 11:37 pm

Hey Kats! I'm glad you're gonna resurrect your steam cycle build with all the clever scratch building.
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Tue 31 May 2016, 2:46 am

Wow, haven't checked this thread - Thanks to those I haven't already thanked for the warm welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Thu 02 Jun 2016, 7:55 pm

hi kats,
wanna see the steampunk project finished!
i will also start re-posting the stuff i posted on escale here.
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PostSubject: Re: A migrant from eScale ...   Sun 10 Jul 2016, 11:44 pm

Welcome Kats! Good to see you here as well. Glad your friends are safe in Fort Mac as well, I have a lot of friends there too (all safe) and friends that helped fight the fire.
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