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  Ontario, Canada

Occupation: Industrial Trainer/Technical Writer (Ret)
Interests: Computer programming, Web design, military history, reading
Username: tread_geek

  



About tread_geek
I've been building models since about age 10 with the occasional hiatus due to real life events. First armour model was a 1/76 Airfix Tiger I and was followed by a 1/72 Revell F4U Corsair. I've built primarily 1/76 and 1/72 armour and aircraft but occasionally have tinkered in other larger scales. Early on I also tried ship models and the odd car model. Since my return to the hobby in '07 I've concentrated on 1/72 armour.

My Forum Posts (2627) [ Topics Started ]

My Gallery Photos (54)

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My Feature Articles

1.HeritageCon 10AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
2.HeritageCon8SHOWS/EVENTS ENGLISH
3.HeritageCon 2014AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
4.NorEastCon 42AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
5.BuffCon 30 - IPMS NiagaraARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
6.BuffCon 30AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
7.HeritageCon Model Show ARMOR/AFV ENGLISH
8.IPMS Hamilton HeritageCon 2013AIRCRAFT ENGLISH
9.155mm M1A2 CDN HowitzerARTILLERY ENGLISH
10.BuffCon 29 Model ShowAFVS ENGLISH
11.Braille Battlefield Campaign Giant Photo ReportAFVS ENGLISH
12.SpPz 2 LuchsAFVS ENGLISH
13.Matchbox Nostalgia CampaignDIORAMAS ENGLISH

My Reviews

1.Jaguar 1BY ARTITEC ENGLISH
2.KaJaPa BundeswehrBY ARTITEC ENGLISH
3.Su-35SBY HASEGAWA MODELS ENGLISH
4.Renault FT-17BY FLYHAWK MODEL ENGLISH
5.Dieppe ChurchillBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
6.Tiger I and Tiger AcesBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
7.SS-25 BY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
8.Mark I "Female"BY MASTER BOX LTD. ENGLISH
9.Braille Model Building DetailsBY VALUE GEAR ENGLISH
10.Panzer I Ausf. ABY FIRST TO FIGHT ENGLISH
11.German Military Truck BY FUJIMI ENGLISH
12.Churchill NA 75BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
13.Pz. Kpfw. IIIJBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
14.C-17ABY REVELL ENGLISH
15.Flakpanzer 341BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
16.LRDG Truck w/ BredaBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
17.Flakpanzer VBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
18.VK.45.02(P)HBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
19.LRDG TruckBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
20.Sd. Kfz. 261BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
21.Sd. Kfz. 260BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
22.Panther Ausf. DBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
23.Small BasesBY ASTRA SCALE MODELS ENGLISH
24.Story of Matchbox KitsBY HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS ENGLISH
25.Tiger I and KübelwagenBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
26.Neubau-Fahrzeug BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
27.Panzer IIINBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
28.Chi Ha EarlyBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
29.Soviet Naval InfantryBY ZVEZDA ENGLISH
30.Airfix Build & ConvertBY SAM PUBLICATIONS ENGLISH
31.Horch 108BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
32.Armoured 4x4 TrucksBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
33.Sd.Kfz. 223BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
34.Type 97 Chi HaBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
35.TPz-1 FuchsBY REVELL OF GERMANY ENGLISH
36.LVT(A)-4BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
37.Kfz. 70 w/PaK 35/36BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
38.SU-152 Soviet Assault GunBY PEGASUS HOBBIES ENGLISH
39.Jagdpanzer IV Ausf. FBY ITALERI ENGLISH
40.Rubble PilesBY ASTRA SCALE MODELS ENGLISH
41.PzH 2000BY REVELL OF GERMANY ENGLISH
42.Sd.Kfz. 251 & PaK 35/36BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
43.Panzer IV F2(G)BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
44.HornisseBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
45.3.7 cm Flak 43BY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
46.Munitions TrailerBY MACO PLASTIC MODELS ENGLISH
47.Pz. Kpfw. IV Ausf. F1 P.E. SetBY E.T. MODEL ENGLISH
48.M4A3 Wading ShermanBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
49.7.5cm PaK 40 w/Gun CrewBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
50.BTR-80BY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
51.M4A2 Tarawa Sherman 1/72BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
52.M1126 Styker ICVBY TRUMPETER ENGLISH
53.Tiger I F13BY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH
54.SU-85MBY DRAGON MODELS ENGLISH

My Awards


Armor Between the Wars Campaign: This award signifies this person completed the Armor Between the Wars Campaign.
Armored Wheeled Vehicles: This award signifies this person completed the
Braille Battlefield Award: This award signifies the person that receives it has completed the requirements of the Braille Battlefield Campaign. The symbolism of the award is that the 'BB' is not only an acronym for the campaign name but also a small weapon projectile; thereby small scale. The arrows represent unit movement as might appear on a military map.
Campaign in the Pacific: This award signifies this person completed the Campaign in the Pacific
Campaign Sherman Award: This signifies that the
DML Ribbon: This award signifies this person completed the
Hangar Queen III Award: This award signifies this person completed the Aeroscale
HT Ribbon: This ribbon is awarded to all those valiant modelers who have completed a halftrack for the Tracking Halfway: Halftracks! Campaign.
Killer KVs: This award signifies this person completed the Killer KVs Campaign
Korean War Campaign on KitMaker Network Award: This award is bestowed upon those who have kept the memory of the Korean War alive by building models of that Conflict in the Korean War Campaign of 2011. It represents a tiger face on the ribbon of the official Korean War Service Medal of the Republic of Korea.
Lets Get Small: Awarded for completing the Lets Get Small campaign, which was no small feat. Congratualrions on a job well done!
Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign Ribbon: The prestigious MNC ribbon will be awarded to those that successfully complete the campaign requirements.
Mighty Wheels 2009: This award signifies this person completed the Mighty Wheels 2009 Campaign
OTEF Award: This award signifies this person completed On The Eastern Front Campaign by depicting vehicle or other item used from Molotov's Line to the wide fields of Soviet Union and back to Berlin: on the Eastern Front.
Panther Campaign: This ribbon has been awarded in recognition of this member completing the Panther Campaign.
Shermans Campaign Award: This award signifies this person completed the Shermans Campaign
Small is Beautiful: This award signifies this person completed the Small is Beautiful Campaign
Strictly Out-of-the-Box: This award signifies this person completed the
Stryker: This award signifies this person has completed the Chariots of Fire Campaign.
Technicals and Improvised Combat Vehicles: This award signifies this person completed the
The Armoured Cavalry Badge: This award signifies this person completed the Wheeled AFV's/APC's campaign.
The Workhorse Panzer IV and variants: This ribbon will be given to all those brave warriors that finish the Panzer IV and variants campaign. Congratulations!!
Wings of Gold: This is awarded to every landing on the carrier