I got interested in cars and racing, about the age of 5 or so. I had an Aunt that would always bring me a Matchbox car when they still came in a box, and around 7 or so, I had an Uncle that drove a semi hauling steel on a flatbed in northeast Ohio, and owned a '57 Chevy Short track racecar, called "The Moose" with a matching '57 Chevy ramp truck. Then Hot Wheel came out in 1968 I was 8. and got into HO scale slot cars... around 10 or so I got interested in model car kits.... I remember standing in the model kit isle in K-Mart, checking out the Tom Daniel wacky and cool kits..! I used to mow grass and shovel snow and collet empty soda bottles for the return. To earn enough money to buy kits and paint, and I would always get a kit for my birthday and Christmas. I built models till 16 or so, got into other interest...girls. Then got married and started my family, around 22 I got back into the hobby and built a few then had another child at 26 and got out of building till I was 35 and my 3 kids were older. I got back into modeling again. Improving my skills and knowledge and really enjoying the hobby..! Till I was 45 I got remarried, bought a house and set up a nice hobby shop in my basement. Since then I have only built a few, and fell into a bad building slump lasting still to this day... after the move I still kept involved in the hobby, going to model club meetings and shows. An avid collector, I have kept busy buying and selling model kits at flea markets and swap meets and now on E-Bay. Now recently separated from my 2nd wife, I am getting back building again and have a current project I'm working on and many future projects in my head.
Looking foreword to meeting new friends here and sharing my works as well..!
Thanks for looking and hope to see you on the forum..!