by Steven Holdren
My story? I'm 54 years old now and I started modeling around age 6. I remember helping my father put together a balsa wood, rubber band powered kit. If I remember corrently it was a Piper Cub.
Later I evolved into Plasic Aircraft, mostly those used in the Battle of Britian. Spitfire, Hurricane, ME-109, FW-190. About the age of 16 I gave up modelling for a while. (High School)
When I started again I remembered about half of what I had built were thrown out as a waste of glue and plasic.
So I desided to try my hand at Armor. I've been very happy with my progress so far. Currently I have an early and late version of each of the PzKw I thru VI. As well as the Chech Pz 35 (t), and 38(t). Plus the Frence Renault R-35, still have my eyes open for the Char B-1 bis and the Hotchiss H-35.
I am disabled ao I have the time, but not the money. I last purchased an Airbrush which I'll be paying on until Jan. I haven't spent as much time as I would like with it, but enough to do a descent job on a German tank camo pattern.
Right now I'm both buying books and reading up on the internet about Diarama's. Hoping to put together a couple, with some of my better work.
SMH RespondsI am actually going to try Revell's P-61 Black Widow next. I to am enjoying the research. I just ran across an extensive article about the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum recovering a Black Widow from the slope of a mountain in New Guinea to restore to flying capability.
It is an amazing effort and today it is almost completely restored. Hopefully, I will get to see it.
Then I too plan on moving into Armor. It looks fascinating. I am in the process of writing an eBook on building dioramas. If you have any questions, please let me know.