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About Me

  As far as a modeling history goes I've been the house plastic surgeon now in my parents house as a kid and now my house as an adult on and off for about 32 years. I started as most folks do building cars and trucks and then gradually started building 1/48th scale aircraft. With my dad being a mechanic having his own shop when I was growing up lended itself to the perfect working environment. A workbench to build on and I could use all the enamel paint and thinner there and not have to worry about making a mess, the odors assossiated with enamel paints and thinners (which was gasoline !!! LOL). I never really got good in those years but it was a lot of fun. I strayed for several years from the hobby and built a couple of aircraft kits from 97 to 06 which had a lot of detail but I still lacked the weathering skills needed to replicate a realistic build. Finally after a 6 year hiatus I decided to go all out and build a realistic looking model. Of course, I went back to aircraft. I have built 5 aircraft total since that time. Recently I've switched to automotive builds and have built a 1970 Dodge Challenger and am currently working on an old Revell Street Demons Ford F-100 pick up.  I've got a background in the mechanical field wether its Huey helicopters or tracked vehicles in the U.S. Army and am now employed at a local refinery in the automotive service department after many years working for General Motors in car dealerships so I have an idea of how stuff works mechanically. With that I'm glad to be here amongst fellow modelers doing what we do best.......BUILD STUFF.

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  • Member Title MCM Ohana
  • Age 46 years old
  • Birthday August 27, 1968
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    Corpus Christi , Texas
  • Full Name
    Joe Shaw

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