Post by windhund on Sept 21, 2014 10:28:03 GMT
I'm Martin, I live in Peterborough.
Like so many people, I started building models when I was a kid, I built my first one when I was eight, and if I remember rightly, it was a Matchbox 1/72 scale Do17.
I kept modelling up until I was eighteen, when I joined the Army, I think it was a combination of modelling military subjects and War films that made me want to join up lol.
Before I went in, I was building a lot of Tamiya 1/35 scale Armour.
Six years later, when I left, I was married and found myself with spare time on my hands on weekends. It was while in a newsagent, I noticed what I think was the first copy of the Military Inscale magazine, anyway I picked it up, and have never looked back since, I'm now 42 and still loving this hobby.
I build mainly 1/35 military armour, and used to build a lot of German WWII kits, Something I have noticed, is one of the big favourites amongst armour modellers, although, over the last year or so, I am getting more into softskins and modern armour, and with some of the subjects from the likes of Meng and Takom, I find myself buying more lol.
I also do WWII Living History, I portray a Panzer Grenadier with the 116th Panzer Division "Der-Windhund", and also a member of the Oxf & Bucks Living History Group. In case you weren't sure, the Oxf & Bucks were the first Allied Soldiers in action on D-day, when 180 men in 4 gliders were tasked to take two bridges over the river Orne, and Caen canal, now known as Pegasus bridge.
That's pretty much it.
Happy modelling folks.