My modelling interests are: British civil aircraft, especially light aircraft, (I cheat a lot by building anything military which also carried a civie registration!), and World War One, aircraft mainly, British usually, BE2/RE8 and derivatives specifically, and WW1 history, uniforms, equipment and arms generally.
My first model was an Airfix Sopwith Camel (on first release - was that about 1958?) because my grandfather flew (and crashed) one in WW1 (he also did the same to a BE2 and a Pup!).
My other obsession is cars and as I, and they, get older they are now called classics - they used to be called cheap transport. I am currently restoring a Bristol 408 - hmmmm, must build some Bristol aircraft models.....