I am a professional model-builder now, but spent most of my life as a forest ecologist and person who plans for the long-term development of forests. I live high (very high - 9,000 feet) in the Central Rocky Mountains of the United States. Winter often lasts for 8 months here, so I have time to make many models. I have spent some 60 +/- years looking at oceans, rivers and streams (in addition to forests and mountains), so I like to make models of liquids and am always looking to improve my skills in that area. Models of boats should be cheap and easy for people to enjoy putting into a scene, so you'll also find some of these here and at other sites that display my models.
Come see our specialty store for Japanese objects/models at http://www.expandingwave.com You'll find freebies there.