Stella Nova -- The FGT Club (Fingers
Glued Together Club)
Model making does not have to be a solitary pastime.
These enthusiasts get together to share tricks of the
trade and swap parts for sratch built models
This group aims to support a wide range of interests
and abilities, from beginners who may never have
built a model before, to ambitious robotics
technicians, you name it, someone will build it.
Friendly advice, assistance and support is available
for all projects.
Date : Sat, 12 Oct 2002
My name is Lyn Olsson, mother of Kimberley who is in
the Stella Nova Club. I am 50 years old tomorrow and am
now having more fun than ever, and my long suffering
husband tags along, missing the rugby games. I have
been interested in models ever since 1996 when I became
sick of picking up my sons models and have them fall to
pieces all the time. I got the basics from him and now
source things out for myself. I have shown some things
at the local library but there was not much interest (
the children adored them, so the models were
photographed and now sit in some dusty photo album in
the library) so I was just going back into my hole to
sulk when Colin suggested putting a few on display at
the Star Wars swap meet.
Now, apparently there has been a lot of interest. That
is what I want. I need like minded people, slightly
nutty, to get together to sort out problems with our
models, new techniques ( like using Klear floor cleaner
for a high shine ) and please, someone to help with
fibre optics. I have experimented with latex, copying
models to change positions and even making fake feet
for Lord of the Rings Hobbit character for my daughter
to wear at the premiere of film two in December.
I do what I call dioramas, putting models into scenes
e.g Predator and Arnie in river scene ( and giving
Preddie a skull and spine to hold ). I am meeting some
very interesting people, including the special effects
masters of Lord of the Rings. So, how about contacting
my daughter through the Stella Nova Club and lets get
together. Even if it’s only one or two of us,
imagination has no limit!
Links of interest.