I created NoFineLine.com in 2012 to cover topics about, and relating to, scale model making.
My hope is to create a useful site for scale model making and a place where hobbyists can find help and share the results of their hard work. Hobby model makers may not only contribute and communicate ideas and techniques for aircraft scale models, but also other model subjects & topics.
My personal interests fall mostly to plastic aircraft models in 1/72 and 1/144 scales, but on occasion my interests do drift to other topics, scales and modeling materials.
NOTE: I reserve the right to remove submitted content at my own discretion.
I don’t mind spirited discussions, but nationalistic feelings, politics and historic perspectives can be very subjective. Things I deem racist or simply offensive I will remove.
NOTE: A word about the use of the Swastika (as associated with the flag of Nazi Germany and the Nazi Party of the 1930’s and 1940’s) for model kits.
The swastika has been a symbol of peace for more than 5,000 years. In the 1930’s Hitler created a flag for the Nazi party with the Swastika in a white circle on a rad flag, claiming Nazi symbolism in the color and the swastika itself.
Postwar, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland have criminalized the display/showing the swastika. In 2007 while Germany held the European Union presidency, they proposed criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust and displaying the swastika throughout Europe. This did not pass as the British and other governments objected.
My family survived bombing raids, and my grandfather served in the British army for six years during World War Two. He gave up a lucrative job to volunteer his help to remove Hitler, and his ridiculously cruel and stupid ideology from the world.
I usually add swastikas to my model kits, because that is what is historically accurate for certain Axis equipment of the World War Two period. It does not mean I believe in, nor support the bankrupt, facile and idiotic ideas that Hitler’s swastika represented.
I was born and grew up in the UK, but I’ve lived in North California for the past decade and Maryland for several years before that.
I’ve been making models since I was six years old. I love aircraft, particularly planes, but engines, spacecraft, trains, vehicles, ships and robots also get my attention if no aircraft are around.
Other hobbies include Rugby, Karate, waking, reading and writing.
I’m an author working on my second novel, my first novel G Constant is available from Amazon and Kobo ebook sellers, see noveltales.com.
Because of Welsh parents, I respond to Dai, Dafydd or David.