Who am I and why have I created MTB.com?
I guess the first thing you need to know is that I am not a skilled writer/blogger so please forgive me if what follows is a bit clumsy. Second, I am not an expert model builder. In fact, over the past 20 years, I have only completed two model trucks but I have just recently started two new builds. Third, I am not a truck expert but I am a huge truck fan.
My uncle is an owner operator and from an early age until I joined the Air Force at age 18, I spent every moment I could on the road with him or at the garage helping him work on his trucks. He has owned many makes; Mack, GMC, International, Autocar, Ford, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, and multiple models of most of those makes. I was bit early and I have never lost my love for trucks. I picked up some truck knowledge along the way but that knowledge is fairly limited. I know enough to sound smart to the complete novice and little enough to sound stupid to the experts, so I will spend a lot of time in the "Tips, Tricks and Help" forum.
Early in my career, I learned that models do not fair well during military moves and thus, I decided to save model building for a later date. However, thanks to the internet, I have been able to keep up with hobby and with the works of builders like Kuenn McClinton and Tim Ahlborn, I remain inspired to built my own model truck fleet. I completed what is likely my last cross-country move earlier this year and now it's time to get started!
I obviously don't need to operate a truck modeling website to build my fleet but having picked up some webmaster skills during my 8 years running C-130Hercules.net, I thought I would try to build a site for the model truck community. A site where builders can have their own photo album(s) to display their work, find reference photos, chronicle their builds (blog), download kit instructions, share their WIPs, get feedback on their completed builds, and get tips, help and more. Wish me luck!
Thank you for stopping by, please join and contribute to the community, and let me know if there is anything I can do to improve your MTB experience.