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Introduce Yourself
« on: January 02, 2006, 04:17:26 am »
I am the owner and first moderator of this site. My name is Paul Martell-Mead, I am 32, and live in London, England. I  work in IT, but I am very interested in military aviation technology and have built up a large database of knowledge on this subject. I post as "overscan" or "aerospacetech" on various aviation forums.

I recently got married in New Zealand and plan to move there eventually with my New Zealand wife, Vanessa.
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006, 04:28:48 am »
Hi

I'm Geoff Baker 38 and from Bolton in the UK. I'm more involved in the modelling side of the interest but use the research to build Secret Projects for the IPMS(UK) R&D SIG, TSR-2 SIG and What-if SIG (SIG been a specialised interest group in the modelling world).

I will post images of some of the Projects i have built once i sort out with Overscan where best to place them as this site is of course devoted to the projects themselves.

Cheers

Geoff

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2006, 12:36:59 pm »
Names Martin H. age 34.

Thorvics mate and partner in crime model wise.
I run the IPMS(UK) what if? sig, as well as my local branch (Coventry & Warwickshire) IPMS being the International  Plastic Modellers Society.
All round good egg, and semi skilled kit basher
IPMS(UK) What if? SIG boss.
IPMS(UK) TSR-2 SIG founder member.
IPMS(UK) R & D SIG member.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 06:54:29 am »
Hi, I’m Andreas Rupprecht.

I’m 35 (at least for 4 weeks) old and live in Germany together with my wife and two wonderful girls … but we sadly lost our sun last summer.   :'(
Here in Mainz I’m a teacher for Chemistry, Sports and Geography.  ;D

My main interests are projects and “might-have-been” aircraft of all countries starting from 1950-60’s on. I started this “obsession” once with the haunt for Soviet Secret Projects (Thanks to Tony Buttler ! ::) ) and US black projects … during the last few years my main interest changed a little bit further East to the Far East and especially China !
So it’s quite obvious that I spend “some” my free-time in the Internet at the Key-forum, China-Defense Forum, the German Flugzeug Forum and the What if Modelers Forum !  … and the result is: I have no time left for modeling !

Cheers, Deino   ;)
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006, 10:32:43 am »
Hello,

After 13 years of university (still going) and 31 years of age without gainful employment, I'm a happily cynical, bitter, cranky Canadian who would prefer to remain anonymous, since any future improvement in my lot might cause me embarrassment, looking back at earlier comments.  In other forums, I go by a different name.

As an engineer, I'm interested in combat procedures, man-machine interface and how things work, so that we can simulate them correctly in computer games.  I specialize in radar, ECM, and passing along bits of news from Russian-language forums.  Although I think there are lots of good forums on the internet already and am usually skeptical of new ones, I admire overscan's accomplishments in organizing information from different sources, have hope in his dedication to this site, and feel privileged to be invited.
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006, 10:15:32 am »
Hi,

I'm a 24 years old university student of computer sciences from central Finland. I'm interested in aviation technology and particularly "what-if" designs. My main interests are Soviet projects from the 1970s onwards, "Luft'46"-stuff (not covered here, I know) and US "black" projects. But also unbuilt projects and prototypes from all other countries, especially those proposed after the 1970s.
I also make 3D computer models of aircraft.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2006, 11:34:45 am »
Cool!

Any chance of building 3D models of what if projects?

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2006, 01:52:44 pm »
Cool!

Any chance of building 3D models of what if projects?

:)

Go to my homepage (link on my profile) and click on "Aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator". The only decent model so far is the Tupolev Tu-360, but I'm currently working on a MiG 1.44 (that will also serve as a base for 1.42 and others) and a Tu-2000A. I'll try to post pics later.

I think its boring in the long term to just look at aircraft models. I want to fly them! That's why I make models for games instead of traditional rendering. Also, the gmax program used is free, unlike other 3D programs (except Blender, but then it's somewhat more difficult to use).

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2006, 01:03:27 pm »
Hi all, my full name is ***** ****, age 30, born and raised in a small town in Slovakia. My interests are Czechoslovak/Slovak airforce, I`m a member of the military aviation museum  in ******* and sometimes I`m doing aviation photography and journalism. I`ve been known as mrdetonator on most of the aviation-related forums.       
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2006, 02:21:46 pm »
Hi All,

I'm Rob.

I'm a Flight Test Engineer and have a deep rooted interest in pretty much anything that flies.

I also build scale models (predominently experimental and research aircraft) so I thought this would be a good forum to join and expand my knowledge of historical/overseas projects.

My other interests include photograpy and attending gigs and music festivals.

Cheers,

Rob

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2006, 09:17:55 am »
Greetings all,

I'm JP Santiago, 34 with a house full of women (three daughters, one wife, and the world's laziest female dachshund) and aviation has long been my hobby in all forms and fashions as a way of keeping the testosterone levels in my home steady. I work/reside in the suburbs of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

I co-run a forum for civil aviation enthusiasts and collectors of diecast commercial aircraft (but we are expanding into other areas of aviation) at www.airlinebuzz.com. It's a private forum, but registration is free and I invite anyone with an interest in commercial aviation to stop by and lurk if that's your preference.

Most of what I do now is illustration work (but only as a past time) that can been seeing sprinkled about at Airlinebuzz or over on the What If Modelers forum. I have found since becoming a parent that illustrating my what if ideas was a lot easier to do than building them as I used to do...........

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2006, 09:39:52 am »
Hola!


I'm Antonio Oliver from Spain. I'm Microbiologist and I work in a lab. I'm 37 and I'm seriously devoted to aerospace and naval tech topics since I was 11 years old. I collect info about unbuilt projects and I share it with other enthusiasts across the World. I discovered this forum thanks to my friend Tinwing and I'm pleasantly susprised. I hope to do a lot of friends here ;)


At the present I'm trying to learn about some graphic design soft to produce my own unbuilt project drawings.

Other hobbies are: Apple Mac, History, SF Cinema, Science and technology.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2006, 05:38:51 am »
Hola Marcos!

Es un placer encontrarte...además veo que compartimos muchos intereses. ;)

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2006, 03:43:33 pm »
Dave Bailey, Toronto. A Canadian who hates the cold and only wants to strengthen our military so that we can annex Florida.

Not very tech-savvy, engineering stuff is lost on me. I just think that aircraft are way cool, what ifs and long-lost projects are fascinating, especially if they're British and post-war.

Amateur nature photographer and writer, high libido, only drink to excess.

I think you can expect a lot of crossover posts from the What If Modelers board.
My other hobby: Skeptics Canada

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2006, 09:27:51 pm »
Evan Mayerle - 52 - residing in Fort Worth, TX and a long time denizen of the aerospace industry - currently employed as a design engineer on the F-35.  I've been fascinated by what-ifs, "might-have-beens", and "odds 'n' mods" for decades, both from the historical and from the modelling viewpoints.  I've a reasonably decent library, if I can ever get it together again, and I've done some researching, as circumstances have permitted, at the various places I've been employed over the years.  I helped with the research and proofing of Randall Whitcomb's Avro Aircraft and Cold War Aviation; indeed, my copy is autographed by Jim Floyd and Mr. Whitcomb and I've got a copy of Randall's print, "Before the Thunder" signed by Zura.

Within the limits of what I can talk to, I'll be glad to answer any questions I can about projects I've worked on and what I've managed to glean of other programs of my various employers.