So I’ll start by welcoming you.
Scale modeling is an interesting intersection of some things I really like doing; learning things, making things, figuring things out, research, and solving problems (lots of that in modeling, a great many I create for myself). A few friends have been (and hopefully still are) interested in the stuff I make and I’ve been posting progress reports with pictures, explanations, and intentions and emailing them. This started to get top-heavy. Ever quick on the uptake, I decided to get a website about it all and throw it onto the Interwebs should anyone else also be interested (and to make my life easier, of course).
And here we are! ::trumpet fanfare:: <- Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”.
The underlying theme should be, “I don’t really know what I’m doing but really enjoy figuring it out as I go”.
My main interests seem to be on equipment and machinery that people bet their lives on. That means I do aircraft (nothing smaller than 1/48 scale; I’m not a watchmaker) and armor (nothing smaller than 1/35 scale with the same caveat) primarily, but being a critter of mood and whimsy, will probably do the odd model here and there that are neither.
The really difficult part for me is knowing when enough really is ENOUGH. I see things in minute detail and unless I ride herd on my pre-conscious impulses, I might as well be a watchmaker. That means I try to maintain a 90-95% degree of accuracy.
If you like something, let me know. If you don’t like something, let me know that, too…though there’s no guarantees that any of what you don’t like will change, any more than there are guarantees that what you do like won’t change. I’m capricious. (I’m also crazy.) Also, should I use a term you’re unfamiliar with and can’t figure out from context, let me know and I’ll add it to the Glossary (you’ll find it under the category, “What the Hell Does That Mean?,” which is where you should go whenever you run across unfamiliar jargon).
This site will change as content changes and I figure out just how to work it. I’ll change the site’s format to make things easier to find and I’ll add categories as I have builds to put in them. This thing will change.
To the right of this page you will see a “Search” box and a link to the five most current posts.
If you’re not interested in how these things get built and just want to see completed models, then go to “Gallery.” If how (and frequently, why) interests you, go to “Behind the Scenes of a Build.” Put your cursor over the category heading to see what’s in there. Do the same with each heading to see what’s in there.
What’s important to keep firmly in mind is that this is all just one maniac’s opinion. I’m no expert; if I was I would charge you money. What’s written here will be just my opinion and hopefully YMMV.
So, off the edge I step. I hope you enjoy what you find here. Time is a terrible thing to waste. You can never get it back.