|The decent thing to do when you join an established social environment is to introduce yourself (or be introduced). So for those who are interested, here are some words about myself.
I was born in
Hamilton New Zealand in 1966, Yes that makes me 42. I moved to Auckland
at the age of 4 and a few years later and got into modelling through
my Uncle who, one Christmas, gave me 25 old Airfix kits of his.
I was hooked!
My wife Marise
is quite supportive of my modelling as long as I tidy up every night!
Heath and I in front of a Staghound at the Cambridge Armistice Show. ‘Heffy’ being distracted by a Centurion tank rolling past!
|After building 1/76
plastic and Milicast/Cromwell kits early on, I switched mainly to
1/72 when Revell started making kits and the British ‘cottage
industry’ kits were getting hard and expensive to get in NZ.
I have kept my range to AFV’s (and Aircraft) of the bigger players
My favourite subject is markings of British units in Europe which lead me to help Johan of Bison decals with his first 4 British decal sets.
Then I discovered Pat Storto’s AFV Museum on the Internet, along with the Missing Lynx Braille scale forum. Interest in Tiger/SS/Normandy units was next, thanks to the researchers that used to be on the Axis Missing Lynx Forum.
Last year I was involved in helping with starting up the Braille Scale Competition site and now get to Judge loads of great model almost very other month.
With ‘On the Way’ being another favourite site, I’m glad we could get it up and running again and have some small part giving something back to the hobby by adding some hopefully helpful previews etc. here.
Lastly I would like to thank Doug Chaltry for being the creator of such a good site and now Rob Haelterman for doing a lot of the work here, especially all my editing!