Where?: Lots of places. I've gone from Pittsburgh, to Newbury Park CA, to San Francisco, and right now is Ashburn, VA outside of Washington, District of Corruption.
Welcome, Deslock and Relecant!
And great, ANOTHER DelMaRVa member!
Ha! I live in Newbury Park right now. Small world. But I grew up here (Malibu/Calabasas/Agoura). Did you like it out here? Work for Amgen?
welcome aboard bro. Another local!Who: Scott disguising himself as Hardcorps
What: Retired Marine, current war profiteer or defense contractor if you prefer. customizer more than a collector, not a good one, but enthusiastic.
When: 42 or thereabouts. Got in on the ground floor of ARAH but then discovered girls a few years later. Should have stuck with GI Joe
Where: Central PA by way of the Marine Corps, originally from Montana-where the men are men, and so are the women
Why: Why do I customize? I had a box of vintagish Joes I bought for my daughter about 6 years ago. 2 years ago, she was making a diorama and I googled diorama accessories and found the world of 1:18 customizing. I found this was sort of a weird hobby that tapped into all my previous skills-knowledge of the military and equipment, some model making as a kid, knowledge of a wide variety of tools, and an enjoyment of creative work and problem solving.
How: googled 1:18 military stuff. been lurking for a while soaking up all the knowledge, well, soaking up some of it anyway. Got a long way to go.