1) What are your 1 or 2 favorite units or non Waffen-SS topics with the SS as a whole ?
Primary interest- Biographical research covering all elements of the Waffen-SS, Allgemeine-SS, and Deutschen Polizei. Main SS topic of interest- the men, offices, and formations of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt and Ordnungspolizei.
2) Who are your 1-2 favorite division or corps commanders ?
Divisional: Heinz Harmel, as in addition to courage and leadership skills he showed a genuine sense of commitment to the well-being of his men (the most important quality in any commander, I believe). Corps/Army: Felix Steiner.
3) Who are your favorite 1 or 2 Knight's Cross holders ?
Remy Schrijnen- one of the greatest stories of courage and dedication to duty I've ever read.
4) What Waffen-SS involved battle or campaign interests you most ?
Anti-partisan operations (in which Waffen-SS as well as other SS/Polizei units were involved), notably throughout Russia, the Balkans ("Prinz Eugen", "Handschar", etc.), and Poland (Warsaw Ghetto, Apr./May 1943 and Warsaw proper, Autumn 1944).
5) Do we have any modelers or minature figure painters ?
Used to build dioramas featuring MRC/Tamiya Panzers, figurines of German soldiers, etc. as a kid- built an entire Russian village in a dirt field behind my house, complete with tanks, artillery pieces, civilian refugees, barbed wire entanglements, houses made of painted cardboard; for the grand finale, set corners of the houses afire and invaded the village with Pzkpfw IV's and III's. I was a weird kid.
"I am a historian before I am a Christian; my object is simply to find out how the things actually occurred."
~Leopold von Ranke, 19th Century German Historian