Wrapping Up

I enjoy building models. I don't do a lot of it, but I enjoy it. I started young, building snap-tite models of cars, then moving on to the Skill Level 2 models that require paint and glue to complete. I built cars and airplanes - they didn't usually come out that well but I enjoyed the process anyway. About a year ago I sat down to take on my first model in years: The USA-1 monster truck.

Painting and assembly went very well, but I never finished it. Our daughter Amelia was born before I completed the model, and since she's far more important the truck has been sitting almost-done on the shelf for the past 11 months.

I started this website as a way to share my creative projects; let's start with one that lay dormant for almost a year before completion:

USA-1 was featured in a video I watched many, many times as a youngster and it holds a special place in my heart because of it. In the future I'd like to get another USA-1 model kit and paint it to be the Stomper truck, another favorite from the Turning The Power On video.

It feels good to finally finish this project. I've got several more creative projects lined up, including a secret one I've been working on for the past month, which I'll be able to reveal after Christmas (shh... it's a gift for Caitlin!)

Here are more photos of the completed model: