Completed models, missed opportunities and a desire to improve – what will next year bring?
“Here’s to 2018 and to another year of diverse builds, intriguing releases and conversations about the hobby and just why it is that personal favourites are sidelined once more in the face of kits that actually make money for those involved in their creation”
Hasegawa’s 1:72 F-15E Strike Eagle lives again…
If you want to build a new kit but your skills aren’t up to it, perhaps that kit is not for you…
“It’s as though I and modellers like me, belong to the modelling equivalent of the Illuminati, where classified ideas and secret handshakes are as much a part of taking a look at a kit, as you know, sticking together the pieces and painting the results”
How a weekly ritual can bring back memories of those favourite old kits…
“Back then, those small dusty shops, run by old guys in leather-patched tweed jackets that smelled of cigarette smoke and resentment, sold not only newspapers, local and national, but also magazines, sweets and most pleasingly, plastic model kits”
In the face of larger scale kits with more detail, 1:72 remains an enduring love.
“I have neither the time to build larger kits nor the space to display the results, so more often than not I return back to my first love and that as in obvious now, is 1:72”
Why can’t a modelling project be a success from start to finish – why do we always have to make mistakes?!
“After 40 years of building models you would think that I would have everything pretty much down pat and most things that I tackle would be an easy progression, A to Z, but no: if I can foul up a model I will”