Florida, United States

Occupation: Joyfully Retired
Interests: -
Username: grumpyoldman

  



About grumpyoldman
I'm rewriting this in a much more humoristic way, to help over inflate my ego, and place my self on a pedestal, because I don't have a life, and plastic models are the only thing I live for. I plead guilty as charged to excessive babble, light hearted humor, and continued encouragement to youngsters, and returnees to find the fun, excitement, enjoyment, and relaxation that I have found this last half century. My interest run the entire spectrum of modeling interest. I'm an expert in nothing, but do have a lot of experience building models from old carve yourselves to plank on frame, and working through each problem as they came up. I personally threw away 3 cases of awards, my micrometer, digital rivet counter, and computer-color- spectrograph years ago, and I'm not about to go looking for them. If anyone finds them, I hope they use them in good health. Over the years I've learned that no matter how much research you do, someone is going to find a missing rivet, or have a different color perception than you have, and that crazy glue stops excessive bleeding until the emergency services arrive, and there is no need to argue over any of them. I was a fine art major, but found out I enjoyed living in a home, and eating real food, and wearing real clothes, more than the starving artist syndrome, and returned to doing my trade that I started before my "OLD" Navy days, when I earned the mighty sum of .60 cents an hour shoveling coal into a boiler. I don't shovel anything now, and make a heck of a lot more than .60 per hour. My main building interest are soft-skins, figures and aircraft, although I actually jump from area to area. My favorite forum is the JUNK DRAW, because we laugh and joke a lot, and develop good friendships. Life is too short to not take time to laugh, joke, and develop good friendships. I'm a firm believer in edification, not degradation, lead and guide, not push and shove. Feel free to say HI when you see me on line via instant messenger, and yep, you can even call me "Fluffy-Grumpy"....

My Feature Articles

1.AMPS East ShowARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
2.National Museum of the Marine CorpsARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
3.AMPSEAST show reportARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
4.M29 WeaselAMPHIBS/TRANSPORTS ENGLISH
5.Trakz German Staff CarSOFTSKINS ENGLISH
6.Chinese B1212A SOFTSKINS ENGLISH
7.Armorama.com AMPS 2007 Award TROPICAL ENGLISH
8.Mototriciclo Benelli M35 500ccSOFTSKINS ENGLISH
9.Danbury Military MuseumSOFTSKINS ENGLISH
10.GMC Fuel TruckSOFTSKINS ENGLISH
11.Sherman M4A3TANKS ENGLISH
12.'41 ChevyARMOR/AFV ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Various Groundwork BY ARMOR FARM ENGLISH
2.AerosanBY TANKOGRAD PUBLISHING ENGLISH
3.Animal Set 1BY MANTIS MINIATURES ENGLISH
4.German Soldiers at WorkBY MINIART ENGLISH
5.Wheels for L4500ABY PLUS MODEL ENGLISH
6.Panzerwrecks 9BY PANZERWRECKS ENGLISH
7.Antenna Unit BasesBY LIONROAR ENGLISH
8.Chinese DrumsBY BRONCO MODELS ENGLISH
9.221 Early WheelsBY BRONCO MODELS ENGLISH
10.Type 97 Motorcycle w/ sidecarBY PIT-ROAD ENGLISH
11.1/35 US Tanker FigureBY NEOGRADE MILITARY ENGLISH
12.Wehrmacht Radio EquipmentBY EDUARD ENGLISH
13.Horse Drawn Breda 20/65 Mod 35BY ITALERI ENGLISH
14.Screws and Hex HeadsBY LIONROAR ENGLISH
15.Enamel SignsBY REALITY IN SCALE ENGLISH
16.Diamond T 4-Ton 6x6BY TANKOGRAD PUBLISHING ENGLISH
17.Bolts and NutsBY LIONROAR ENGLISH
18.M5A1 StuartBY KAGERO PUBLISHING ENGLISH
19.Studebaker US6BY ICM HOLDING ENGLISH
20.Sherman PeriscopesBY TRAKZ (VLS) ENGLISH
21..30 Cal Machine gunsBY VOYAGER MODEL ENGLISH
22.M2/M3 Halftrack Wheels ComparisonBY TRAKZ (VLS) ENGLISH
23.Sherman-HunnicuttBY HISTORICAL ARCHIVE PRESS ENGLISH
24.Jeeps 1941-45BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
25.Ford GTB (Burma Jeep)BY C.G.M. PRODUCTS ENGLISH
26.The British Home Front 1939-1945BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
27.British Mark I Tank 1916BY OSPREY PUBLISHING ENGLISH
28.M3 Lee/Grant In ActionBY SQUADRON PRODUCTS ENGLISH
29.Mototriciclo Benelli M35 500cc.BY MODEL VICTORIA ENGLISH
30.Chevrolet 1941BY PANZER RESIN MODELS ENGLISH
31.Polish Fiat 508/518BY S MODEL ENGLISH
32.Maquette Russian Cavalry 1914-45BY MAQUETTE ENGLISH


My Awards