Hi All, I'm Mark from Australia and am 56 years old. My first build was the old Frog DH110 and then the Frog Gloster Javillen at seven years of age. First Airfix kit was the old McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom in Royal Navy markings. My modelling in those days was the old slap together and then fly them around the room.
I was an air force kid and have fond memories from growing up on air force bases. I was at Amberly when the F-4's arrived and then when they left and the F-111's arrived. Favourite aircraft, the F-4 of course and it doesn't matter what version or which country.
I've built alot of Airfix, Frog, Revell and Hasagawa over my youth. When I "grew up" I joined the army and then modelling fell by the way side. Started up again when I was in my late 30's and been enjoying myself ever since. Currently rebuilding all those kits I had when I was a youngster, even trying totrack down the oddities.
Have built aircraft, armor, ships, cars, space craft, but still come back to aircraft.
So glad when Hornby came to the rescue and saved on of my favourite model companies and can only hope that it goes from strength to strength. Love all the new kit releases and even some of the older rereleases. Only read three magazines ritually and Airfix Modelworld is one of them. The other two both come from England. Any others are only if something in them interests me. Regards to all.