I have been making model kits since I was four years old. I started with the Airfix WWI tank and then the Leander Class Frigate. Back then Airfix Series 1 kits came in plastic bags and cost just 18p each!
Stopped modelling once I started drinking, driving and having other kinds of teenage fun. Then work, kids and the rest of life took over.
Back to modelling now that I am older and wiser (yeah, right!), as I knew I always would.
I focus on British WWII and post WWII aircraft although I have built the occasional AFV.
Spitfires and Seafires get most of my attention.
Typically it takes me about 3 months to complete a 1/48 Spitfire. I like to spend hours researching and collecting photos – thank goodness for the internet – and most of my build-focus is on final painting. I’m particularly obsessed with replicating (or trying to replicate) the apparent worn and faded condition of operational airframes – although I have a long way to go with this. The last couple of models I built I counted around 26 different paint layers!