I've been modeling for over 50 years, with the usual break in my twenties when I was busy learning about (ahem) other things and playing music full time (bass, guitar, banjo). I build mostly aircraft, almost all to 1/72 scale, but I'm not immune to the odd dino, figure, or ship kit (I've got a little of everything in the stash). I mainly focus on aircraft from WWI through the 1970s, with a particular emphasis on US Navy subjects. I have a rather perverse attraction to vacuform kits. I live in Southern California with my wife and two teenage daughters, where I teach middle-school art and media arts. When I lived in San Francisco in the 90s, I was a member of IPMS Golden Gate, and I'm currently a member of the Temecula Valley Modelers Club.