It's a great hobby playing with models. Almost to the point of addiction I might add. Like many others, I've been in and out of the hobby for quite some time. It wasn't until the last 7 years or so did I actually start, or attempt, to go at it full time. At first I got into model planes after visiting a local airshow. I think it's an easy bug to catch after seeing all the planes up close, so I immediately went out and purchased my kit and supplies. The process was pretty slow because I really wanted to learn all the techniques. This of course turned me into an armchair modeler for quite sometime, but I did learn a lot.
While waiting for the paint to dry, so to speak, I ended up getting involved in RC planes. I made my own plane from scratch which was a great feeling seeing it fly. It was a nice trainer plane that kept me busy for a good year or so. This of course took me away from model planes, but I was still happy since I got to fly them now.
Of course I soon realized that you had to wake up at the crack of dawn just to fly in decent conditions. This worked for a while, but it got old fast. I then decided to join a local model railroad club and traded in my wings for rails. I learned a lot about layout construction, electrical wiring, DCC, scenery and weathering.
While trains are still an important part of the hobby for me, I ended up wanting to go back to my roots. I have a tendency to get bored pretty quick, so I started looking into Sci-fi, and soon became hooked on Maschinen Krieger. After that I came back around to aircraft and cars again.
I now have an interest in all model things. I guess I like to change it up. Anyhow, hello to everyone and thanks for having me here.