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|Jim Starkweather, PUBLISHER, AEROSCALE|
Jim is the founder and sole software developer for the KitMaker Network. He created Armorama back in 2001 as a hobby to learn more about how to build large community Web sites. As someone who had built models, Jim was hoping that creating a fun and interactive site covering scale modeling might even get him back into the hobby (and it has). He lives in Clovis, California with his wife and daughter.
|Kevin Brant, MANAGING EDITOR, NEWSDESK|
Kevin grew up in Ontario, Canada, spend a lot of his younger days hanging around hobby shops. He actually hung around one hobby shop so long, they hired him. During his stint in the U.S.A.F. he drifted away from the hobby, then came a girl, marriage and kids. He found his way back into the hobby by trying to introduce the children to model railroading. After building a couple of railroads, he found his way back the model section of the hobby store, and re-found his love of building again. He then found his way to Aeroscale, and volunteered to help give back to the hobby.
|Rowan Baylis, SENIOR EDITOR, AEROSCALE|
Rowan has been modelling for about 40 years While happy building anything, his interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft - especially Golden Age and WW2 era . Almost 20 years ago he marketed his own range of resin accessories, Blueprint Models, but gave it up when he realised he was losing sight of why he begun modelling in the first place; for the fun of it. As well as editing Aeroscale, Rowan now acts as an informal advisor to a number of manufacturers including Dragon Models but, probably as a result of this background, he hasn't lost his weakness for short-run kits - relishing the challenge they represent, as well as the exciting subjects they offer.
|Andy Brazier, SENIOR EDITOR, AEROSCALE|
Started modelling as a young boy with his Dad. Once he reached his teens, modelling took a back seat to going down the pub, and then starting a family. Got back into modelling and now models just about anything from figures, armour, Sci-Fi and aircraft depending on what mood he is in. Finding the Kitmaker Network has kept the interest well and truly alive.
|Tim Hatton, NEWS REPORTER, NEWSDESK|
Tim's background is ceramics and he has a degree in ceramics. He has taught it in Secondary Schools and in Further Education. Before becoming a Lecturer he worked as a printer. Currently living in the Gers, France renovating a farmhouse. His primary and if he is honest only interest is in aircraft, although he would love to do a submarine or two some time. His favourite period of aviation is from WWII up to present time. He particularly enjoys the aircraft that were built during the change over from prop propulsion to jet during the late 40's and early 50's as well as the first, second and third generation jets. He is also interested in airliners and is hoping to get back into this side of modelling in the next few months. Favourite scale? 1/48 and 1/32. Here on Aeroscale he wants to increase the profile of the Cold War period through the forum, news and builds.
|Jessica Cooper, SENIOR EDITOR, FEATURES|
Jessica has been building models since the early 1970s. She comes from an artistic family, and found her outlet in 3-dimensions rather than the more traditional 2. She prefers brush painting to sprays, and while she bought an airbrush 10 years or so ago, she still hasn't got around to using it. She intends to start Real Soon Now. She has worked for many different organisations, most recently in the Safety and Quality department of a major helicopter maintenance company. Her primary interest is aircraft, stemming from the fact that she was an Air Force Brat, but she has been known to build in every genre in the Kitmaker network.
|Richard Tonge, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, AEROSCALE|
My professional background is as a licensed Industrial Mechanic/Millwright and a licensed Sheetmetal Mechanic. Most of my working life has been involved in prototype development. Now working at the Royal Canadian Mint on equipment and product improvement in the Technical Services Department. My hobby background has been mainly Aircraft, Autos and Tanks/Soft skins with side steps into Ho/N Gauge Trains, Ship. I enjoy building limited run models and the challenges that always seems to come with them. I hope to do some scratch building soon of a Handle Page aircraft that I have scale drawings of. I am married (35 years) with two grown up children and one grandaughter. I live in a quite rural area south of Ottawa Ontario.
|Michael Satin, CAMPAIGNS ADMINISTRATOR, AEROSCALE|
Michael is an attorney (he asks that you not hold this against him) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He's been modeling for over 40 years, mostly aircraft from WWI and WWII and early jets but also with an emphasis in Israeli subjects. He is married to an extremely understanding wife and has two brilliant and beautiful (of course!) children. He's been a member of the KitMaker network since 2008 and really enjoys the learning and comradeship of the site!
|Adie Roberts, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, ASSOCIATE EDITORS|
Adie Roberts spent a number of years within the emergency services first as a firefighter later taking on a paramedic role before having to quit his job due to a disablement. He has been modelling most of his life including some modelling work for Tv and film. His hobbies include fishing and has a passion for falconry having done many falconry displays around the UK. Building dioramas are one of his favoured modelling passions, especially seascapes, ships, boats and flying boats. He also does make a lot of armour kits especially IDF. He lives in the New Forest in the UK with his partner Jade, their dog Sasha and various other animals.