I've been lurking here for a loooong time and figured I should identify myself.
Started modelling in the 50's, continued into the 70's, dabbled sporadically in the 80's and 90's helping my boys get a little education on a hand held version of cars. They did well.
I really restarted in the early 00's and have been building since. Joined a now defunct modelers' group in Gardner-hey MA, but no other affiliation. I have competed at shows nearby and have gotten recognition, but I am by no means at the level that a lot of you are.
I am always impressed by the caliber of talent here and I try to incorporate what I learn in my building. Many builds started and on hold, many more percolating in my head. Maybe I will be inspired to get my rump in gear and finish some. Maybe I'll even be happy with one (not likely)