G' Day Folks, I started this hobby when I was about 10 years old, my mum bought me a Revell kit and from that day, I was hooked!
A 20 year Military career kept me away from the bench most of the time, however I continued to purchase and store kits for future projects.
After my military career finished, I jumped back into the hobby.....very slowly.
I started to read lots of mags about the hobby and how to do things better and joining model car forums such as this one and 'The Parts Box' (Australia) has helped me as well. I'm known as 'Ray64' on the Aussie forums...
I think the most important thing about building car models is to not take it seriously and just have fun.
I'm a big fan of muscle cars from the 60s and 70s.
I'm a strong believer in researching and planning the subject before you tackle it and it brings out better results!
Most of my builds take a month to complete, although I have a few that have taken longer or have been shelved due to a rethink or change in plans!!
I like to have at least 2 projects on the go at anytime, sometimes it's been 3...
I don't have an airbrush so I just use rattle cans such as Tamiya, Testors and Mr Colour.
I live in Adelaide, South Australia near the beach and I have a spare room were I build my projects. It's starting to get full in the room with around 150 unbuilt kits.....so time to get cracking and build some !
My daughter is also a big influence on me, she picks the colours for my projects now and then and she keeps me away from the bench pursuing her goals and dreams.
All the best