Name: Richard A. Dauglash
City: Los Angeles
Year joined LAMS club: 2007
Favorite Subjects: A/C, Armor, Automotive, Figures…
How I got interested in building models: Just seemed like fun at the time.
First model I ever built: Some kind of Navy Plane by Monogram, I can’t remember as it’s been so long ago; methinks in the early sixties.
Method of painting I prefer: For aircraft, armor, automotive; airbrush of course. Laying on base colors/primers on figures as well. When the need arises, I do resort to hand brush application, such as in spot detailing fine points in aircraft, armor and automotive. Figures demand a different approach as I apply colors to the subject with a hand brush, then, dry brushing comes into practice to blend in the hues.
Most challenging model kit I ever built: Still building it!!!
The finished model kit I am most proud of: Check out the “GALLERY”!
They’re all there.
The worst project I ever did: Still building it.
Since joining the LAMS Club I have learned “how to” or “improved”:
Thanks to all my mentors in the club(You know who you are), I’ve evolved in my figure painting skills.
Name something you would like to build or model that you’ve never attempted: Don’t know yet for sure, maybe I’ll try ships/naval, maybe a submarine as I don’t have to show everything especially if I built it in a submerged situation.
Did you ever destroy a model? If so, how did you do it?
Never did I destroy any from my best recollection, because I just gave them away, and the recipients were more than happy to get them. Now, were the laughing with joy, or were they chuckling because the model I gave them was such a joke?
Have you entered any competitions? Yes
If yes, which ones? IPMS Regionals, IPMS Nationals, TamiyaCon, DragonCon, Dragon Expo, ValleyCon, AVG, etc.
Received any Awards or Recognition? (Don’t be modest)
Mostly first and best in category/best in show in the shows that I’ve entered in. (You said not to be modest); First place in vignette at the IPMS Nationals.
Named Master Modeler at the ValleyCon.
Every modeler purchases more kits than they can build. How many kits are in the garage, closet, or storage waiting to be built? At the latest count, 147 kits.
Most of them are keepers, and the others are up for sale. Any takers?
What is the best part of the club for you? From when the meeting starts ‘til we are asked to leave (forcibly).