Recently retired (March 2019) after 30 years in outdoor education.
Live in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto).
Just as recently returned to model construction after a 45 year hiatus.
Interested mainly in WWII aircraft in 1/72
So back when I first started going to model shows with my Modeling Mentor, I was stocking up on cheap kits (long term retirement planning of the less practical kind) - 5 bucks or so, often multiple kits jammed in to the box. Eventually I came t[...]
So to take up from where I left off in my previous article....( )
Now having a lovely flying aircraft, I needed a stand, but I couldn’t bring myself to drill holes in the lovely underside detail to accommodate the tab of the stand arm, or (shu[...]
Found this kit in the giftshop of the RCAF museum in Trenton Ontario. Loved the paint scheme of PRU blue under with Medium Sea Grey over, the D-Day stripes, the "B" Roundels, the extended high altitude wings. Had to have it.
Kit turned out to[...]
One of my resolutions on retirement was to finally re-indulge in the long-abandoned pleasure of scale model building.
I built my first models when I was confined to hospital for long periods around age 8 to 12. My dad, a former RCAF meteorologi[...]
The Fiat "Cinquecento" (Italian for five hundred) is the iconic people's car of Italy during the 50's, 60's and 70's. It is to Italy what the Beetle is to Germany and the Mini to England. Like those classics, you still see them on the streets o[...]
Here is kit #2 from my modeling renaissance. The kit has pretty good detail for 1/72, but some flash and fit issues. Added a Squadron vacu-form canopy, two tiny photo etch levers you can't even see in these pictures, a guitar str[...]
I built a lot of models up to my teens, then abandoned the hobby for years. With my recent retirement, I've built a couple and hope to build a lot more. This is my first one (after a special car model I built as a present for my[...]