My name is Ross Mahoney and I am the Royal Air Force Museum’s resident Aviation Historian and a PhD candidate in Military History at the Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham. You can read about this here.
This blog is about my hobbies, modelling, photography and art. I started modelling back in 1993 and made my way through most of the Airfix range quite quickly. I then started modelling vehicles and eventually in 1998 I joined my first club, BMSS Aldershot, where I was introduced to figures. I originally painted in oils but now mainly paint in acrylics though I still use the former for faces and leather etc. I no longer pigeon hole my hobby and just model what I like be that a figure, armour or aircraft. There is a lot that can be learnt from the different genres of the hobby. More recently I have taken up photography and when time and money permit I hope to pursue this further as I have a keen interest in aviation photography but as yet do not have the tools to do it.