that's a great idea to make such a thread.
So I'll sign my name, too.
My real name is Marc, and I live in the Ruhr area in Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany.
I just turned 30 last month, and I must admit, there IS a certain step you take by this, at least mentally.
Still, I'm very much of a big kid, even childish every now and then.
On the other side, I'm too serious, way too deep into politics, philosophy and history. These subjects a very dear to me, and I studied them for quite some years. Nevertheless, I ended up studying Social Work, and I graduated last summer.
I'm working with young people, mainly working class kids, who try to achieve an apprenticeship diploma.
That is a bit harder in Germany than it is in most other countries, and most of them had a complicated way in life so far.
So they need professional support.
I like that kind of work.
There is not much of a secret that I am leaning towards the far left politically, and every now and then, you might catch me even getting "political correct". If I offend you by that, just drop a line. I'll try my best staying fair.
My hobbies besides modell painting ?
I like terrain making and scratch building in 1/72, too.
I even started sculpting a few weeks ago, and that's something you all should try !
It's fun !
Just don't think you'll EVER do ONE single piece comparable to Alex' work..
I've got a small and superb BMX waiting to be shaken off it's dust next spring, and I'd love to get back into Jiu Jitsu some time soon. Having an office job does not make that easy because I got pretty lame and lazy. I'm into music, too. And though I do not like watching TV, I still get myself a DVD from the video store probably once a week. I like movies !
I also love watching these video blogs on YouTube.
The Kamloopian is my favourite, and a good pen pal besides that.
PC gaming is fun and addictive, I must admit. I'm glad they don't produce that many good games anymore. They took oh-so many hours of my life time..
Finally, there's my girlfriend Alex, not to be confused with the artist here.
She's very supportative and quite good in painting figures, too. Actually, she has not yet done too many, but the ones finished make me nervous, as she definately has more skill than me.
Oh, thus far, you won't find any pictures of our work on the net.
To be true, I don't know why.
We have a camera, and some time soon, I'll post my first thread showing that I'm no master, nor a supreme painter, but at least seasoned enough to present decent results.
My collection consists of medieval works mainly. Of course, I buy lots of stuff, too, and 98% probably never will be finished. I don't like the idea of having two figures looking the same, so a lot of time is spent simply by customizing and - yes - cleaning off sprues. My conversions are what I like most, and I think that's where I have a little talent.
Being a perfectionist in heart, but a chut chap in life, most of my projects remain incomplete. Sometime even in the state of just sketches and blueprints.
I decided to never get into Napoleonics, but I have a lot of sets lying around, so probalby, I'll start a virtual flea market here at some point. You guys here can use it better than I, that's for sure.
Finally, I enjoy reading new articles on PSR, and I like this forum very much.
You're a crazy, fun and fair crew, and I'm looking forward finally meeting some of you on one of those meetings.
Again, I don't know why I didn't make it to the last few.
My thanks go out to Benno for making all this possible.