Hi all im from a suburb of chicago Illinois usa. I am an amateur historian primarily world war 2 thru current events. Also like the middle ages but not enough airplanes for my taste. Sorry joke ...I got back into the hobby after a 10 year hiatus in 2014 and am just loving it. Would like to add that Britmodeller assisted in that effort. As I saw the great work everyone does here. Ive also borrowed a good number of tips from the site as well. Mostly do 1/48 but dabble in other scales. Due to limitations on storage i’m currently switching to 1/72nd
A little bit more of history here about my modelmaking. I started building models in 1979. The first 7-8 years were build them as fast as i could get them. Slap a little paint and the decals on. In about 1987-88 i met a friend that inspired me to start to improve my work. I kept that route until about 1995. I got to the level of modeling known as Rivet counting. I started competing in many local and regional contests and venues such as the nationals. I have a few awards not many. I have two models ive donated to museums over the years. Ive also built for some on contract. In Febuary of 2005 i got burned out from competing in IPMS contests that i saw as corrupt. I had also got burned out in general on modeling and walked away from a hobby i had enjoyed greatly until then. I tried two or three times to rekindle that interest but to no great success. Until 2014 when my wife said i should build my stash to clear out our closet.
Much to her regret I found the Bug and am back in full swing. I dont believe in rivet counting anymore but i do build to a pretty high standard. I build to it looks right so it is. By the way the closet never did get cleared out. What was a stash of unbuilt or started kits is now in multiple storage tubs and trays taking up more space.
I hope if someone actually reads this they get to know me a bit better.