Kevin J. Burke
Tell us a
little bit about yourself: age, occupation, where you
live, family (nothing too personal but a general idea).
Kevin J. Burke, 50, Independent Courier Newington CT. I
am engaged and have 4 children: 1 daughter and 3 sons
Modeling Interest: (Planes, Cars,
Ships, Figures, etc.)
I build primarily World War II planes but also build
armor, dioramas, sci-fi and small scale figures
How long have you been interested in modeling? How did
I've been building models since 1985. I worked in the
same building as Hal Marshman, Sr. and saw his work. He
gave me an Otaki Corsair and Iíve been building ever
How long a member of Wings and
10 years total
Who in the hobby world has
influenced you and why?
Hal Marshman, Sr.:he took the time to explain and teach
so many different aspects of detailing, painting and
Joe Ravino His drive, organization and attention to
Bill Grigg. His attention to details and free sharing of
new techniques he had mastered
Al LaFleche His constructive suggestions and advice
All members of Wings and Wheels. At some point, everyone
has given me advice, told or shown me a way to do
something and their support
What is your favorite historical
period and why?
I love World War II. Near the end of the war, aircraft
and armor were making drastic changes to known and
common design and manufacturing methods leading to
cutting edge vehicles
What is your next project?
F- 86 Saber
What do you enjoy most and least
about modeling and why?
I enjoy the challenge of detailing kits and replicating
the details in miniature.
The cost of models and accessories
Besides (possibly!) what you
model, do you collect anything? If so, what, for how
long, and how did you get started?
At this time no collections
Is there something in modeling you
have always wanted to do but never tried?
I would love to learn metal foil and how to resin cast.
What type of paints, brushes or
other modeling equipment do you use and why?
I use mostly model masters. I do use Humbrol, Tamiya and
Floquil on occasion. They were the standard for so long
and I've never had an issue using them
What other outside interests do
you have (music, food, auto racing, sailing, etc)?
I am a Civil War and Rev War Historical reenactor. I
portray, Confederate Artillery gunner, Pirate, Privateer
Parting Modeling tip:
Never be afraid to ask someone advice