Who am I:
I am 50+-year-old Industrial Engineer/Manager responsible for the development and implementation of chemical coating-removal systems aimed primarily at the automotive, medical and military industries. I am married with three children, two cats and live in Sandusky Ohio, the Roller Coaster Capitol of the World.
I remember the first model that I built. My father gave me a
Revell submarine kit for my birthday in 1969. I clearly recall the two
of us sitting at the dining room table with one of those orange tubes of
Testors cement putting that thing together. It was an excellent bathtub
toy for many years. Prior to that my older brother had entertained my
sister and myself with aerial operas involving a 1/48 scale Monogram SBD
Dauntless and a Monogram Corsair - I still have those two planes, dusty
and worn but laden with memories that can never be replaced.
The keel was laid down 23 May 1900, she was launched in 1901 and entered service in 1904. On 27 May 1905 the Japanese Navy sent her to the bottom. It was a really short service life of the lead ship for the pre-dreadnought battleship line of the Imperial Russian Navy. Here is the Zvezda 1/350 Battleship Borodino.