Post by trekered on Sept 11, 2017 11:29:05 GMT
Well I can't just leave it there now can I.....
Hello I'm John, and I'm a plastic modeller........... (Ah it's not that sort of forum is it!)
Well where do I start to introduce my self? Well, like many others I built many models when in my teens and stopped just after I joined the RAF. The last kit I built back then was the large 1/72 Airfix AWACS E-3D Sentry which had recently come into service with the RAF (which due to my trade at the time of entry, I could have been serving on board, circumstances changed and I didn't, but that's another story). Life and everything got in the way and I didn't get back into kits for almost two decades until I got married in 2007.
In planning our wedding, we decided to do something different with our reception, and instead of having the focus purely on the bride, we decided that there would be a celebration of both of us - and so, the tables at the reception would be named after my favourite aircraft and associations with the stations I had been posted to (I think you can already see where this heading already...) After a couple of testers so that the future SWMBO could see my rusty skills in action, she agreed that indeed we would have models on display in the middle of the tables. Several months later, and only 2 weeks before the actual date, a collection of about 11 aircraft where ready (including a couple of spares). These included a Lancaster, Spitfire & Typhoon to represent RAF Coningsby, a Buccaneer & Hunter to represent RAF Lossiemouth, a Mustang (one of my all time favourite aircraft) and a Catalina, as my in-laws now live on the site of the old flying boat station of RAF Mount Batten in Plymouth. So everything had a reason. We also had cards on all the tables explain the reasons for the choices.
Now you would think that this would be the resurgence of a modelling career.....NOPE.... this was it for another few years.
In 2011, I was convalescing after an operation and was starting to get board stuck at home, and needing something to do instead of just watching the TV or surfing on the PC. Well, I decided it was time to get the modelling off to a proper start this time. 6 years later, I have a decent collection going, and even have a decent sized stash on the go. I invested in an airbrush after about 8 months of using hairy sticks - it was only a starter kit from Modelzone - but served it's purpose to get me started. I now have a fairly decent set up with an air-tank attached.
When I get chance, I will post some pics to show that I do actually do some modelling now and again! But at the moment they are all very large images, and far exceed the limitations posted in the FAQ (most of them are off my phone and are 3264x1840 in size) so I need to shrink them down! (edit - I'll post them to Facebook - It'll be easier than chopping them down!)
Well that's me. Thank you for having me.
John B (AKA Trekered)