GETTING TO KNOW . . .
Sean has just been elected as the new President of IPMS/OC
Born August 6, 1976 in Glendale, California, Sean grew up in the cities of Maywood and Downey. He started modeling at about age 5 until about 8, and then picked it up again more seriously about age 12 and has been building ever since. Sean joined IPMSOC in 1993 at age 16 and won Best Junior Achievement Award (Junior Best of Show) at that year's OrangeCon. He has been an enthusiastic member ever since. He is also a member of the Ship Modelers Association, since 2002. Sean earned a Master’s degree from UC Irvine and his full time employment is as a Structural Engineer at VCA Engineers in Orange for the last 14 years.
Sean’s preferred modeling subjects are aircraft in 1:48 scale and ships in 1:700 and 1:350. Lately, he reports, that he has been developing a fascination with some of the more unusual tanks in 1:35 scale as well, and he also enjoys the occasional fictional subject from time to time. On modeling various subjects, Sean writes, “I enjoy the build, but what I really savor is the history - building models is a way of getting a ‘feel’ for the subject while researching and learning about it."
Some of Sean's models...