thought i'd share something here.
i started building models when i was 13. i bought and built the Tamiya PzKpfw II and Sdkfz 222 (1/35)from National bookstore in Crossing. Went on to build more tanks and attempted building a Mi 24 Hind (1/48) but armor was what i really loved building.
i concentrate mainly on German WW2 armor and figures. I dont know but i've always been fascinated by anything German. their AFVs are way too cool! as Dr. Pepper mentioned i also source my kits from the Chinese guy who runs shops in AliMall, GH, ATC etc. sometimes at Lil's but i tried ordering via the internet at Hobbylink Japan. Cool and fast service, they offer some kits with unusual subjects. the price is competetive too.
i build mostly for fun and relaxation. but with the advent of the internet, having unlimited access to a wealth of information one cannot help but conduct his personal research with regards to the kit you are building. there are numerous websites as Dr. Pepper mentioned like ML, HS, armorama, planet armor, PMMS etc to help you with your model building. i also have this urge to take my model a step further. before i was satisfied with OOTB builds but now i want to detail it more! in the modeller's lingo: AMS (advanced modellers syndrome)! but i want to clarify that i am not an advanced modeller, i only want an accurate kit. oh God thank you for the new Dragon kits!
also, being a bit older (31) i have more funds to divert for my hobby (to the chagrin of my wife! LOL ). now i can buy resin figures and PE upgrade sets that when I was in college hangang pangarap lang ako! hehehe. ang dami ng choices and manufacturers of different models specially with WW2 AFVs! before we only had Tamiya and Italeri and Hasegawa. now, we have Dragon, Trumpeter, Tristar, ICM, Minibox, Academy etc!
i have lots of unopened kits, i temporarily took a break from scale modelling due to space constraints. our house (condo unit) is too small to accommodate my stash! sayang, i left them at my parent's home. i'll get back to it again once i get a bigger house! LOL! yeah i wish!
i'm just glad to know that i have fellow scale modellers here! also, i want to know who builds or are interested in WW2 German armor?
Same here. I'm happy that there are a lot of us here. I think German WWII armor is really kewl, dig those 3 tone camos especially the ambush pattern! Glad to share with my fellow modellers!
Nice handle. I'm partial to the Panzer Lehr myself.