At the 2017 Expo I had the pleasure of hanging out with some hardcore SWSM vets during the awards banquet (Phil, Martin, Ken, Steve, Joel, Bill etc.). Hopefully some of that award winning voodoo rubbed off on me during the dinner for future projects!
I have been in and out of the hobby over the years but since 2011 or so I started to get more active and have been trying to "up my game" so to speak. A while ago I built the SWSM HO scale Tool Shed and Lineside Shed.
I live in the rural Seattle area where we have property with four horses, five goats and a couple of awesome Field Spaniels. When I am not getting pulled aside for ranching duties during my free time, I play guitar and/or bass... or I play with "toy trains" as Jaime would say. I have been playing guitar/bass for 30 plus years, currently I play a 12 string bass at casinos/clubs in a Cheap Trick tribute band called Cheaper Trixx. Way back during the "grunge era", I was in bands in Seattle jamming next to bands that some of you might still know today. I was supposed to be a rock star as a profession, that didn't seem to work out. :-)
I am currently working on the O scale Tar Paper Shack from the Dueling Shacks kit. See the pics below. Any critiques or suggestions are welcome. It appears that I need to improve on my lighting/photography skills.....