Minnesota, United States

Occupation: Industrial Automation Manager


About BigSmitty
Originally started modeling in high school in the mid to late 1980s building whatever I could afford, which meant a ton of Monogram and Testors aircraft. Every once in a while I would be able to treat myself to a nice Tamiya armor kit or Hasegawa aircraft kit after mowing a myriad of lawns. One year I was able to afford the 1/350 Tamiya USS Enterprise. I remember it being exceptionally big, and very unsteady on the top shelf of my bookcase, ultimately leading to its demise. After high school, real life (and a 15 year stint in the Navy) intervened and took me away from the hobby. I build a bit of everything now, but I stick mainly to armor of any era and country. I still have a large number of unbuilt aircraft kits, but they are mainly for nostalgic reasons.

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1/48 Scale Campaign Ribbon: This award signifies that the bearer has successfully completed the 1/48 Scale Campaign on Armorama which lasted from September 2010 to February 2011.
1/48th Scale Campaign 2: This award signifies this person completed the 1/48th Scale Campaign 2
APC/AFV Ribbon:
B-A-T 3: Award for successful completion of Build A Tool 3
End Of Days Campaign: This skull and crossbones ribbon signifies that the participant has completed at least one semi-scratchbuilt model for the EOD campaign
Not Fighting Vehicles: Award given to those who finnished Not-Fighting Vehicles campaign.
Panzer IV Award:
The Great War 11-11-11: This ribbon signifies that this member is a veteran of The Great War campaign commemorating the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which officialy marked the end of the war to end all wars.  Well done!