I'm Edd, and I grew up watching reruns of TOS and new episodes of TNG as a small child, before watching DS9 and VOY as they aired on the BBC. I was somewhat obsessed with the props, collecting most of the playmates and later diamond select products whilst growing up. I've gotten into building props over the last couple of years, starting with foam builds of helmets, Mass Effect pistols, and a TOS type 3 phaser rifle. More recently I've expanded my skills to complete various lightsabers, jedi comm links, and begun working on all the bits needed for eight of us to do a DS9 group cosplay next year at DST (phasers, tricorders, comm badges, rank pips, and essential for any away mission you want to return from a DS9 phaser rifle). I'm currently eyeing up a couple of the ongoing threads, including the one following a few builds of Dr. Crusher's medical kit, and I'm about to enter the world of 3d printing when I get time to assemble the printer I've ordered this week.