Well…where to begin…
I guess we’ll start with me. I’m a 30 year-old steelworker. I have five kids, 2 human and 3 furry, which can make my workspace a bit dirty.
I’ve been modeling, off and on, since I was about 10 years old. I grew up on Revell-Monogram kits and learned most of my early techniques by studying FineScale Modeler. I read and re-read the first few issues that I bought so many times that they fell apart. The first real “technique” I learned was how to drybrush. I can remember being so proud of myself while working on the Revell Gunther Prien U-boat cutaway and seeing the slight bit of silver paint on the edges of the black motors.
Today I still learn a lot of techniques from magazines, though today there are a lot more than FineScale. Youtube has also made it so easy to find out how to do anything.
So why make a blog? That’s a pretty good question. I’ve learned so many different things from so many different places and I want this to be a place for people to come and learn. I don’t know everything there is to know about modeling, but if I can help one person to build better, than that makes me happy. This is also a place where people can follow along in my journey to become a better builder.
With that said, I hope you find something here that you like. I’ll try to keep everything updated as often as I can. And thank you for reading. I hope we can enjoy this journey together.