I come here for the balm and companionship of like minds. I don't expect everyone to agree with me, nor I with them, but simply enjoy this refuge from the snares of the world. In terms of modelling I like the quiet satisfaction of getting something 'right' - not perfect or complete, but creating an 'expression of' what I find most fascinating about a particular aircraft. Working from historical photos is important to me, but not in a slavish way. Dry replicas don't interest me as much as models that have a sense of visual life about them that show the maker has loved their work.