Hello, I am a 70 year old modelbuilder. I have completed my first card model ship in 1962, the Scharnhorst was my first effort as published by the Wilhelmshaven Lehrmittel Institute , as they were called in 1962. This was followed by a whole host of other warhips, all the way down to the small Schnellboot also by Wilhelmshaven. While my center of gravity tends to be in the navy style shipping themes, I also like air craft, trains and anything alse that is an accurate representation of a real life object. I have recently retired (mostly) and have now got some tim for myself and my hobby. The urge to make a model of something has never left me and I am now eager to start something. The level of sophistication and the level of detailing has increased a lot since the days of my first efforts in the early '60's. So have the selection of models, subjects and means of acquisition. I look forward to get going.