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Jon Bius: Taking modeling seriously since… well… never.

Thanks for visiting my website.

My hope is that I can encourage the notion that building scale models is fun. I like to say “if it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong.” At it’s core, the hobby is meant to be just that – a hobby. A way to relax, to get away from the problems of life, and just be creative.

And I also want to encourage people to realize anyone can do this. It does not take special talent, or skills. Anyone can do this. I’m living proof of that. I have no particular skills or talents that lend themselves to this endeavor. I’m simply persistent, and just keep trying. There’s always something new to learn, and always someone new to learn it from.

I graduated high school in the mid-80s. I’m an Army veteran and paratrooper (1989-1998), and was deployed to several places, including Somalia in 1993. Most of my time in the Army was in an Airborne Psyop unit assigned to the US Army Special Operations Command.  After the Army I worked in the newspaper industry until 2009, and now I work for a web design company in Fayetteville, NC.

I’m married to Christy, who is far too wonderful a wife for someone like me. We have two wonderful adult children, a darling daughter-in-law, and two amazing and rambunctious grandsons. Christy and I attend church in Hope Mills, NC.

As a kid, I built quite a few scale models. About the time I started driving, I quit building models. In 2006, I returned to the hobby, and haven’t looked back.

I have a Christian-based scale modeling website at

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