Although I have been reading this forum for a number of years and have had a forum account for over a year, I have finally started to post. It hasn't been easy. I will get to that but first a little about me.
Like most I am returning to the hobby (last year). I built many models as a kid and loved it. That was before I knew anything and likely that is why it was so much fun. I didn't know how poorly my models were! Glue fingerprints, lost parts or broken parts, horrid painting, spider web like strings from the cement tube...who cared it was fun. It helped fostered a love of using my hands. I have never taken a break from that...woodworking, RC planes, full scale building, always something. Over the years I built a model or two and when my son was the right age I re-entered the hobby in a more serious manner. At that time I was mature enough to acquire a bit of modeling sophistication. I was actually building models that weren't half bad. That was a dozen years ago. I again had my attention divert to other things and let model building fall to the side. This time I am in for the long haul though. I am building again. I have my modeling space nearly how I want it and I am developing a modeling philosophy (subject of a future post possibly).
My interest include everything (I think that is a problem with many modelers). I have restricted myself for the time being to WW1 aircraft (Wingnut Wings is to blame). However I do have a serious yearning at the moment for real space subjects (bought a kit to day even).
I want to end by giving a big thank you to all that have and still do contribute. There are many of us out there that read and gain much insight. I hope to be part of that.