Hello, and welcome!
Website gurus say that a large percentage of people looking for information on the web are captured by the content of a website after quick skim over the first page. Well, I'm sad to say that that...is probably true.
Now that you've skimmed over that, and I perhaps have your attention, some introductions are in order.
My name is Michael Drover and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I'm married to a lovely lady and I've got two scone grabbers. I'm about to hit the big four OH which I think is just ace.
Aircraft modelling in 1/48th scale is my primary area of interest though my collection does cover many scales and subjects. Amongst the stash is a fair smattering of naval, vehicles armour and natural science subjects amongst all the flying things. The kids have a few of their own kits in amongst it by way of a few 1/35 Tamiya Dinosaur kits. - "Dad!!!!!! Can we build the dinosaur car aeroplane kit yet?"
My I fell in to scale modelling by following a fairly stereotypical path. I built lots of kits when I was a kid and I was an active member of my school's modelling club. Of course tertiary studies came along for a few years during which time I gave it away to pursue the usual fun stuff at uni. Partying, drinking and generally carrying on. After joining the workforce and finally having some disposable income I got back into it in the early 2000's and have been enjoying it ever since. A few pauses have of course been thrown in due to the birth of a couple of kids.
Here at The Modelling Republic I'll be keeping the content based around what I'm doing at the bench. I'm in the midst of preparing some content to share as well as starting a few projects to share here. I'll attempt to provide as much detail as possible with the builds as well as keeping you engaged. Pictures tell a thousand words right so I'll be sure to share plenty of step-by steps.
If there's anything I can hope for from this venture is that I can share my own methods, skills techniques or ignorance in building scale models with you. I hope you enjoy what I do. If you do please feel free to share your thoughts by either a comment, a like or an email.
Yours in scale,
27 May, 2016