My addiction to aviation started in November 1966: I was just 3 months old, when my Dad - then an Officer at Hellenic Air Force - and my Mom decided to put me in a C-47 for one of the marvelous short flights offered free to the public during the annual celebration of the Hellenic Air Force. Was in my straw porte-bébé, simply laid on the C-47 floor, no seat belts whatsoever, as no one wore and, yes, those were the days!
Since then I’ve been addicted to anything that flies, with a preference to military airplanes (my career in the Hellenic Air Force and a flight offered to me with a Mirage 2000 only boosted this addiction).
I started modeling at about the age of 9, when my Dad brought me an 1/72 F-5A, sealed in a plastic bag, molded in lovely black styrene, its twin exhausts immediately catching my eye: modeling became a love affair ever since. Had two long breaks from my beloved hobby, being active – hopefully for good - since 2018.
I have two wonderful boys who consume most of my "free" time; still I try to find a couple of hours every day or so, to sink in my modeling paradise. I mostly build out of the box with the occasional scratch building and just have fun building my models! I am generally no contest minded, but I love group builds!
In love with motorbikes, passionate with Pink Floyd and rock music, in love and passionate with life in general. I love seeing people smiling and do whatever I can to achieve this.
Addicted to reading from modeling sites (especially the wonderful Modelingmadness) and feeling grateful to be a member of iModeler! This is such a fantastic site, with all these amazing modelers and their beautiful work I admire – a constant temptation for me!
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