Name John Tham aka JT Models
Occupation Financial Analyst
About
The modeling bug bit me when I bought a 1/72 scale Airacobra and a tube of glue (both Airfix products) from MPH Stamford in 1978. The build was sloppy - unpainted with visible glue stains! It resembled an aircraft nevertheless, and at 8, i felt a sense of achievement, but more importantly it was fun.

I built mostly aircraft at the beginning, but shifted to AFVs over time. I later picked up airbrushing and detailing in my teens by buying the necessary tools and books written by Shep Paine and Francois Verlinden, and skipping lunch (well, the money had to come from somewhere).

NS, studies, and a 24x7 job somewhere in my career path resulted in a break away from my beloved hobby. When the tech bubble burst, I ditched the 24x7 job before it could ditch me, and found myself a job where there was more certainty of a lunch break. One fateful lunch hour in 2002, I chanced upon MH at Marina Square.

How modeling had progressed! The quality, range and availability of modeling products were something I only dreamt about when I was growing up, and the finesse and skills of the modellers - out of this world.

I wanted to model again. Luck was with me and I met Bernard Cher, M Workshop's founder, who patiently taught me the way (and still does!). It was also my good fortune to have met other modellers who I continue to learn and get inspiration from.

My job in the banking sector has some long and unpredictable hours. However, I try to squeeze in some modeling time whenever I can (usually after midnight) because to me, finishing a model today is still as fun to me as it was when I completed my Airacobra in '78.

Artist’s Achievement
Singapore Tamiya Modelling Competition 2006 1/35 AFV - Grand Winner
WORLD EXPO GIRONA 2008 1/48 AFV - SILVER
M STUDIO Artist since 2003
M STUDIO Master Model Artist

JT MODELS GALLERY
(Updated on JAN 2013)

SEMOVENTE M40

SEMOVENTE M40PANZER III LSHERMAN FIREFLY
VALENTINESU-85CHEVROLET 15CWTSTUH 42 G
PANZER IV F1BT-7PANTHER GM3
B4CROMWELLCHURCHILLCHURCHILL






SWORDFISH
MK.V