What first attracted you to Scale Modelling?
When I was thirteen years old I had a slightly older neighbor with whom I would play the board game named, “Battle of the Bulge”. One afternoon I went over his house to play the board game and on his shelf was a completed Tiger 1. I knew that day that I had to build a model. So the next morning I had my father drive me to the local hobby shop. Upon viewing the shelves stocked with all types of different models; a new world was opened up to me and I was instantly hooked.
How long have you been scale modelling for?
As previously stated I built my first model when I was thirteen. Not having the financial means to finish the models the way I wanted, I grew frustrated and stopped building. In 2001 I moved within a short distance of a hobby shop. Bored one afternoon, I walked in and it was like I was thirteen again and I have been building ever since.
Specialist area of Modelling?
I only build AFV’s, specializing in World War 2 armor. But I occasionally build a modern era tank. I will also paint a figure or bust in between builds.
My preferred scale is 1:35
What is your favourite real subject of all time (aircraft, armour or maritime)?
Although I am a licensed maritime captain, my favorite subject is armor. Specifically the M4 Sherman, Panther and T34.
The best thing you’ve ever built?
I have yet to build it!
And finally: Most memorable Modelling disaster?
After spending several months super detailing an M32b1 recovery vehicle, I dropped it transferring it over to my photo area.
Scale Modelling Now
How long have you been a reviewer for?
I’m the new guy!
What made you get involved with SMN?
I got involved upon the request of Geoff Coughlin. And I was happy to oblige.
What’s your favourite thing(s) about SMN?
My favorite thing about SMN are Build Now reviews. It’s always good to see how others go about building and weathering their models. You never know what tips you may pick up.
Favourite SMN review?
Currently it is the Dragon Sherman VC.
Sum yourself up in no more than five words.
Introvert, funny, lazy, inquisitive and pensive.
Biggest hobby/hobbies outside of Scale Modelling?
Fishing, fishing and more fishing!
Peter Lugers Steak.
Three famous people who you admire
F.D.R, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela.
And finally…tell us a (clean) joke…
All my jokes are filthy!