I've been building plastic models, off and on, since I was 9 (1967). As a kid I build everything from cars to Revell's famous "Spanish Galleon" model. I revived my model building interest in the mid 1980s, and built a lot until about 1994 (marriage and a young son will do that).
I spent a couple of years working at Tomcat Hobbies (1987 to 1989) in Riverside, CA. Some of you may remember that store's owner Tom Brown (RIP).
I'm jumping back into building. First on the agenda is a DML Early Tiger in Das Reich livery.
I remember learning all my techniques from the works of Shep Paine, and the Kalmbach books.