John Vojtech, is a fine scale modeling veteran and owner of UMM-USA. John is also a member of IPMS / USA Internail Plastic Modelers' Society (National) , member of IPMS / Richard I. Bong Chapter (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), IPMS / Lakes Region Scale Modelers (Crystal Lake, Illinois), IPMS / Butch O'Hare Chapter (Downers Grove, Illinois) as well as AMPS Armour Modeling Presevation Society (Illinois).
Born near Prague, in the Czech Republic, John currently lives in Deerfield near Chicago, Illinois USA with his family.
As a young boy, John was taught about the modeling by his father. This passion for modeling led him to later teach modeling theory and practice at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
John has been building fine scale models for nearly 35 years. He builds models with great attention to detail, using the highest quality materials and matching as closely as possible the real thing.
His fine craftsmanhip and attention to detail have earned him numerous awards and widespread appreciation and respect for his work.
What has long been a hobby is now his profession. Drawing upon his success, John has expanded into new fields, offering consulting services, teaching, seminars, exhibitions, as well as continuing to teach modeling theory and practice to the young generation interested in this work.
UMM-USA is an on-line Store, importing and exporting kits, modeling tools and supplies, and seeks and offers solutions on technical issues.
In addition, his services currently include design and production of master parts, casting of original masters, photo-etched masks, decals, and building made-to-order models for customers.
You can see a sampling of John Vojtech's finished projects in the Our Gallery section of the Web site.
More information on John's work can be found in The Award Gallery in the website.
If you wish to contact UMM-USA, please see the Contact Us information on the website.
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