Dave's Intro

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Dave Finkleman, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Dave Finkleman

    Dave Finkleman New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2014
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    10
    I have built model aircraft forever. All kinds from pistachio indoor flyers to yow meter RC gliders. My work is used for advertising such as Dave Diels 1/24th scale rubber powered WWII and Ecardmodels card models. I have been building card model aircraft for about fifteen years and have over 300 at scales up to 1/33rd. Some built better than others. I am in my 70's. Still working, having failed retirement three times do far. Among other things, I am a retired USAF Colonel.
    Revell-Fan likes this.
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,066
    Likes Received:
    3,701
    Hello Colonel!

    Welcome the forums! :)

    I know of a few people who have also failed retirement, either because they love their work so much or because they have to keep working in order to make a living. I always say, "age is only a number in your passport". :) It depends on how you feel and how you live (Story Musgrave is a prime example of that). We all get older day by day, hour by hour, second by second, but we must not get OLD! ;)

    It is great to know that you have such a fulfilling hobby and that you have decided to join us. It seems like you have a very impressive collection. I'd love to see some pictures of it!

    Stay healthy, take care and have fun and enjoy!

    RF :)
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    7,697
    Likes Received:
    3,532
    Welcome to Zealot Col. Finkelman. I believe you are the highest ranking person we have here from any branch of any military. Glad to have you aboard. Please feel free to post pictures of your work, regardless of when you made them. :)
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,526
    Likes Received:
    2,460
    Hello and welcome to the forum Colonel.
    Thank you for your service!!!
    By all means, please post photos of your work.

    If you have any questions, comments, concerns, need help or advice, please feel free to ask and we will do what we can to help you (or at least point you in the right direction).

    Once again, welcome aboard. I hope that you enjoy yourself here. I look forward to seeing your work.
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,066
    Likes Received:
    3,701
    Holy moly! I've been looking at your pictures and must say that your collection is gorgeous! At first I thought your planes were CGI renderings, but on closer inspection I noticed that these are all made of paper! GREAT WORK, COLONEL! :)