I am Martin, the one who perpetrated this site.
was born in 1964 in Hamburg, and built my first model with
an age of eight years. A tiny little Messerschmidt Me 262,
I guess it was scaled around 1:144. I've built static models
until I reached the age of 21. In 1986 I bought my first R/C-model
, it was a Tamiya Bruiser.
as an entry it's been quite expensive, but I've earned my
own money at that time. And this model fascinated me from
the really beginning. In my early years in R/C I've tried
several other models, including a Grashopper, a Hornet and
the Midnight Pumpkin.
noticed very early, that I most catched on 4x4 and monster
trucks, maybe due to the fact, that I have driven offroad
cars myself. Of course, the family of the "3-speeders", as
there are the Hilux, the Blazing Blazer, the Bruiser and the
Mountaineer, found a special place in my heart. Because these
models has been made the same way like the ones I drove in
real life: ladderframe, leafsprings, rigid axles, ...
I have a relative considerable collection of trucks, more
than I ever thought I would have. But I think everyone, who
fell in love with this hobby, will understand that. Problem
is with all the vintage beauties you have a lot of work, I
guess it is hardly different from full-size oldtimers.
I am going to my fourties with long strides, and I still like
to occupy with my cars. One day I've been out in the field
with one of my 4Runners, where I met a family, and the 6-year-old
daughter asked me: "Are you still playing?"
else can one say?