*1) Hi, I'm from the Buffalo (in West Seneca), NY area... City of the Buffalo Bills. A stones throw from Rich Stadium.. I'm 57 Years old and am retired from the Property and Casualty Insurance Field, after twenty years of handling claims.. Before that, I was a mechanic, a body repair man and painter.. I taught body shop ay BOCES and Industry Repair courses, before my insurance stint~ then retired.. My favorite models to build, include muscle cars, some trucks, Kustoms, and street rods. MOPARS are my favorite! Lately I'm getting more interested in kit bashing and less box stocks!.. I'm always looking for different parts and ideas, for my builds.. *2) My health has slowed me in recent years, I actually died!. But I'm slowly getting better and am planning a come back. I never got rid of my vast model collection of over 30+ years.. I'm still buying and squirreling kits away, n' making build plans.. I want to get back to some really serious building by Spring 2014! All the great friends and builders here at the forum, have been a great influence and encourage me!! There's alot of amazing builds, techniques and ideas that can be learned here.... I'm happy to be associated with all the interesting members we have.