Eric's passion and website was very liberating for me. I knew no one with a passion for Airfix and toy soldiers and thought I was the only one 'nut' out there. In high school — a football jock — I hid my toy soldier fascination lest the cheerleaders spread rumors I was an überdork and 'played with toys.' It was a hobby I loved but shamefully hid.
Finding his site (around 1998) got me back into figures, comradery and the comfort of knowing that there are others out there. We are not alone.
I would not have started painting and collecting again nor started a blog if it weren't for Eric.