Who is this Mike bloke anyway?


Mike Stuart



Marital status:

Happily married to Ros for 43 years now, and we have two sons - David and Philip, who have now fled the nest.


Newbury in Berkshire - a very pleasant market town about 50 miles due west of London.


Until July 2017 I worked as a plastics engineer, spending most of my time sat in front of a computer terminal doing finite element analysis work to help the design of plastic injection moulding tools. However, I have now joined the ranks of the retired, and have been able to spend a bit more time at the workbench.

Modelling interests:

I have been building model aeroplanes since I was a kid - just never grew out of the hobby like so many of my friends. I stick with the traditional "stick and tissue" construction methods because I like building models like this. In fact, I probably enjoy building more than flying, so if at the end of the day a model doesn't fly (and some just refuse to, despite everything!) at least I have had the pleasure of constructing them. Unfortunately, neither David or Philip have shown much interest in the hobby

Before the flying scale models completely took over, I used to do a lot of plastic modelling, and have a collection of 1/144 scale airliners on display in a large cabinet in our hall. I may go back to it one day when I tire of my creations getting damaged while trying to get them to fly - who knows?

Other interests:

Both Ros and I are involved with our local church - St.Marys, Shaw-cum-Donnington and our Christian faith is an important part of our lives.

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