My name is Vlad. I work as a Treasury Director for a financial company in downtown Toronto. I live in Mississauga with my wife and two daughters.
I started to build models in 2004, shortly after I have moved from Europe to Canada. I found my new homeland to be a great place for an aspiring modeller with number of great people willing to help and share their knowledge and experience.
Model building is in my case fueled by the great interest I have in the WWII period and participation of Canada in the War. With memories of this not so distant history fading from the collective consciousness, I believe that modeling is a hobby that can help to preserve the experience of the past generations for the benefit of the future. Having European roots I am always on the hunt for more historical information on WWII events in my native lands – Slovakia and Czech Republic, these being rather few and sketchy after years of politically motivated twisting of history .
This blog is to be a reflection of my experiences and ideas primarily from the world of modeling, but you will also find here information on military and history that I find interesting and relevant for the modelling enthusiast. My hope is that you will find something interesting, helpful and inspiring on these pages.
When I am not building models you can occasionally see me in the ranks of Canadian and Loyalist regiments reenacting military conflicts of our past: