Some of our
were all sub-contractors, not employees. Each was an independent, commissioned
as part of a team, at the commencement of each project. Below
are just a few of the model builders, who contributed to our success. It's
not possible to mention everyone who worked for us,
years in Canada.
good friend David was almost part of the family,
and worked with me on many of our early model projects.
Later as our engineering consultant on the Alcan
Aluminum project. Both our families shared many wonderful times together,
visiting Air Shows etc., until Dave's passing in August
was a great
guy to have working with you on any kind
of project and stayed with me for many years,
prior to his passing. A good friend, and a true asset to
our team. Metal work was his passion, which
was invaluable to us during our Criterion
Engineering TPL, UBC, and the Royal Hudson era.
Heiko Hubatka had an extremely
good attitude to work. A dedicated and reliable team player, with
the specialized skills necessary to ensure the continued success and reputation
of this company. Heiko moved on to a great career in the government
public health services.
Anthony Wing Kong Lam
joined us in
already an accomplished model builder, with a very keen
interest in motorsport. His dedication to quality,
is an inspiration to all who work with him, and made Mr.
Lam a very highly respected member of our custom model
came to us on a work experience program, before joining us on a full time basis.
His talents and skills were many, but woodworking
was certainly one of his strengths. He also made a strong contribution
to our Ferrari Dino 156 Sharknose project during it's development.
Yvonne Paterson was highly
skilled in the art of casting and finishing component parts. Hand
polishing the clear coat, was the most critical phases of the models.
Yvonne perfected this art to the extent that she made it look so very easy.
Mc Fee contributed greatly
to our overall production capability. His team work on the 2000 BAR
car project, and the Special Edition Silver Honda's, to mention only a couple,
convinced us of his skills, as a fine scale model builder.
fourth generation of the "Brinkworth Family", son of
Barry, Rodney was the youngest member of the firm at
that time. His most noticeable contribution
to our team effort was during the manufacture of our new
chrome mags on the Swift Atlantics, under the expert
tutelage of his "Uncle Bill".
one of the latest addition to our team, joining us at
the start of our DP01
Champ Car project. She worked tirelessly from the
development stage to eventually heading up the parts
production contracting scheduling in the workshop.
Caroleen Dyball was originally
part of our
Indy Car program. She rejoined us
again for our
Newman/Haas, and Player's projects. Painting,
polishing, finishing and decal application were her
strong points, but most tasks were within the range of
her expertise. A valuable member of our
joined us on our first major project for Japan. He also teamed up
with Kevin on the 2000 BAR cars, and the Special Edition silver models for
Honda. Vance, and his wife Kelly, worked on quite a few complex projects
together, and proved to
be two very reliable and dedicated sub-contractors.
Jeremy Lau was also a valuable
member of our team of contractors, and came a long way since he joined us as
part of a work experience program. A very talented model builder, who
could always be relied upon to give you that little bit extra effort. Both
talent and dedication ... made him a key member
of our team.
Morley was a born leader and came to us after many years
in the retail model-shop business. A skilled
model builder, who soon became a valuable member of our
model building team.
was a man destined to go a long way. He came to us
a fully qualified model builder. He later
formed his own company which specialized in custom built
Railroad models I believe.
not with the company very long, but was a great
contribution to our team. Most of his work I
remember was on the Player's Indy Lights cars, both in
1:10 and 1:5 scales. A real gentleman as
I remember him.
What can you say about Paul ?, he had an extremely
dominant personality, and certainly has his way of doing
things, but he was a very talented model builder, and
could be relied upon to get a job done on time.
Paul was very active during our BC Ferry Spirit Class
a real family man who never ever stopped working,
from the time he arrived, to the time he went home.
I think he turned out more product in a day, than
anybody else on the team. There are not too many
Hassan's around in today's work place.
Another Asian gentleman who came to us, as a skilled
model builder, specializing in Architectural cardboard
massing models, but slotted into our techniques with no
problem. A great team player, respected by
everybody who worked with him.
Meet the rest of the family