I'm in my mid 50's and just completed my first model in 40 years. I built the 57 Chevy Stepside pickup by AMT.
i purchased the model about 10 years ago and put it away without starting on it. I don't know what happened, but put it away and then forgot about it. I then had a good friend buy me the 69 Camero kit for Christmas, and I remembered I had the truck kit. So I thought I'd build the truck first since I got it first, and wanted to practice on it too. I painted it and built it just like the pic on the box. Except I put plug wires on the engine and that was a first. I didn't know anything about prewired distributors or custom wires built to scale, so I used telephone wires which are a bit to big for scale. I'm a Dental lab owner/Ceramist, so I've got all the tools that work great with model building. As well as working with my hands on small items, I'm pretty use to working on small delicate items. You'd think that after working 10 hrs a day on small teeth, I'd have nothing to do with model building, but I do find it rewarding and relaxing. Like I mentioned in my intro, I haven't ever been a member of a forum of any kind, but joined this one to read about others experiences and tips.
I still need to learn how to upload photos so I can share them with you all. Any help would be appreciated. But on the other hand, it's great to view your awesome work, there truly inspiring.
I don't have a airbrush, and have never used one. But think it would be cool to learn, so maybe that's in the future. I'm really excited about all the custom aftermarket parts available to enhance the kits, and look forward to applying them as well. Maybe you can tell me which items work well and which ones don't. I'm also looking forward to doing some scratch building too, but I'm going to stick with kits for starters to increase my building skills.
so this is my response to the member that asked for profiles, hope to hear from you all at sometime in the forums.
Best, Danny StyreneStain
Well, at least I know-
"In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday." -- All the best, StyreneStain 2014