Editor-in-Chief, Reviewer, Forum Administrator, Contributor, Part-time Website Dictator, Full-time Slacker.
Hello, my name is Paul Ernst and I am the leader of this scale revolution!
I am one of the original founding members of “The Fighting 1:18th“, the web’s last, best chance at finding a place to BS without BS.
I was a relative newcomer in the 1:18 world, only really discovering that this scale even existed in early 2009. However, it wasn’t long before my collection started to grow by leaps and bounds, with the famed Monkey Depot sale helping out a lot! These days, I generally prefer the modern day vehicles and troops, but I have also slowly been collecting WWII models, if I can find them for a decent price.
I, like most guys in their 30’s, played with G.I. Joe action figures as a child, and I guess I have come full circle in that regard. This time Joe has some serious firepower backing him up! I love combining the new 25th Anniversary / Rise of Cobra / Pursuit of Cobra figures with great modern 1:18 scale vehicles and gear, it’s the best of both worlds to me.
I have been dabbling with custom work here and there, trying to make more realistic figures and equipment. You can look up my 9th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (9SFGA) on the forums for some more images of my work. It’s a steep learning curve, but you’d be surprised how creative you can be when you put your mind to it!
We aim to cover the 1:18th scale world in all its glory, so be sure to check back often for news, custom spotlights, and member customs!
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