Who is this Mike bloke anyway?
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.
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?
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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