What first attracted you to Scale Modelling?
It would have to be my Dad. I remember when I was about 5 or so, he bought me a Datsun snap tite pickup truck and while we went through the build, he would make me pronounce the words and I had a blast. Wish I could find that kit today. I remember it was yellow with brown pin stripes I believe.
How long have you been scale modelling for?
I would say serious modeling about 25 years or so, with about 37 years being into modeling.
Specialist area of Modelling?
It would be aircraft and helicopters from all eras.
1:48 with some 32nd scale stuff thrown in.
What is your favourite real subject of all time (aircraft, armour or maritime)?
Aircraft for sure. As a P-3C Orion Flight Engineer I am quite fond of the mighty Orion.
The best thing you’ve ever built?
I would say my Hasegawa 1:32 KI-84 “Frank”
And finally: Most memorable Modelling disaster?
Man, where to start lol. I have had a few in my day. I would have to say it was when I was painting a Hasegawa 1:48 A-4F, I spilled a pretty big glob of paint on the right wing. When I went to wipe it off it took off all the paint and I was left with a big bare spot that I had to go back and blend in.
Scale Modelling Now
How long have you been a reviewer for?
I Just started and my first submission was my 72 scale MQ-8C Fire Scout this month (July 2018).
What made you get involved with SMN?
Geoff contacted me on Facebook when he had seen one of my builds that I had posted and told me about SMN. I thought it would be awesome to get involved.
What’s your favourite thing(s) about SMN?
I like the layout and how all the subjects have their own sections. The walkaround section is awesome as well.
Favourite SMN review?
I would say Dai Williams Hasegawa 1:32nd A6M5c Zero
Sum yourself up in no more than five words.
Fun, easy going, Family man
Biggest hobby/hobbies outside of Scale Modelling?
Football, I am a huge Tennessee Titans fan and camping in my 31 ft travel trailer!
Tacos, I love tacos lol
Three famous people who you admire
General Olds, Marcus Mariota, and John Wayne
And finally…tell us a (clean) joke…
George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matthew McConaughey get together to make a movie.
Clooney says, “I’ll direct.”
DiCaprio says, “I’ll act.”
McConaughey says, “I’ll write, I’ll write, I’ll write