Report FYI...Dave Wahl in Welcome to the Forum! Posted July 23, 2009 - I have been wondering if Dave and Ed were related. I guess this answers that question. I'm one of the lucky guys that is not only still on speaking terms with his brother, but we also live in the same city (and haven't throttled each others necks yet) and go on yearly road trips to places like those Nationals thingies were we get to hang out with all of those other model geeks! - So Dave, 2008? I would have pegged you for a seasoned veteran of the Society. No matter. As long as you're enjoying the hobby and I don't say anything to ruin your fun (I've been known to do that occasionally. Sorry), that's what matters. Model on Brother of the Sprue. Ken, and others: I have no idea if Ed and I could be related, probably not as my dad was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. and we still live in Southern N.Y. As far as being a seasoned veteran, maybe I am, having been building since the 60s with no letup. Unfortunately my painting skills developed in the later 70s-early 80s. I have a small group of builders down here (5 members) and we call ourselves the Kitbashers Model Car Club. We meet the first Saturday of the month as holidays permit. I am just now starting to learn how to spray paint half way decent, with the airbrush to still be learned. One of our members is around 68 y/o and just learned to airbrush, so theres still hope for this tired old cat, LOLOLOL. I have gotten some awards for my models at Buffcon and the Glen Modeling Experience in Watkins Glen, N.Y. I got two third in 1/72 Aviation for an Air Force OV-10 ( one in Buffcon, one at the Glen) and a third forfor an AMT/Ertl 68-70 Nova. I did that as a modified box stock. Well thats enough about my models.