First things first, my name is Wayne Zammit, I'm 31 years old and I'm a Software Engineer. My first contact with the world of scale models was at a very early age.
My grand parents had an abandoned pigeon loft on the roof of their house, brimming with old stuff. It was off limits to us kids but one summer day I managed to sneak up there. While rummaging through the junk I stumbled upon a number of model aircraft that my uncles had built many years before together with a LOT of old war comic books. I hurriedly ran down the stairs, excited with my find. I vaguely remember being scolded for disobeying but my dear old granny said I could keep the stuff The aircraft included a Ju 88, He 111, Me 109 and a Hawker Tempest. They were dusty, chipped and had no propeller blades but I was fascinated by them.. they were my most precious toys
My dad also owned a Toy Store in Valletta ("Brittania Store" - some of you might remember it) so I was lucky as I has access to paints and Airfix Models aplenty Also, when dad closed the shop in the early nineties I picked most of the remaining kits we had in storage (most of which I still have today, unbuilt!)
By the time I finished secondary school Warhammer was just starting and I was hooked as well. I focused on building and painting a space marine army and set aside my aircraft projects.
As time passed though, mostly due to work and GF (now wife:)) I found I was modelling less and less until it ground to a complete halt. All my unfinished projects, paints, miniatures are currently in storage.
However, earlier this week I stumbled upon your website (I knew the club existed and that Maltese modellers were top notch) and I was literally blown away by the excellent work you guys make, especially scratch-builds.
I'm glad to say you re-ignited my passion for the hobby, although I must say I feel a bit out of date with the techniques/supplies available today and feel like a total newbie.
My main interest lies in Luftwaffe aircraft especially fighters, my favourite being the Me262 and Fw190.
I can't wait to set up my model station and get cracking once more.
Now where did I put that 1/32 Hasegawa Me 163??...