I was out in the garden yesterday afternoon cutting up some old bed frames using the angle grinder and as is the norm whilst doing a mundane job my mind wanders and it got me thinking about how often I feel the need to step away from what is safe and normal and try or … Continue reading Stepping out of……THE COMFORT ZONE!!
As I sit here on a chilly and windy Saturday evening wondering where the day has gone and why on earth I have not got any modelling done yet again and my thoughts also turn to the fact that I have not blogged for the best part of 4 months so after hanging my head … Continue reading A sad modellers tale…..
As the sun begins to set on another year here at average modeller HQ and I find myself sitting at the workbench pondering over what has been a reasonable modelling year all round, yes I could have finished more models, yes I could have attended more shows and yes I could have blogged a bit … Continue reading Another year over and am I any wiser?
Modelling has been on the back burner over the last few months, well actually most of this year due to many reasons, my health, life in general, lack of inspiration and of course work which has been particularly stressful with much going on especially over the summer and with the couple of weeks that I … Continue reading It’s that time of year once again….. is it too early to panic??
(picture courtesy of http://www.92sqdn.brushhouse.co.uk/planes.html.) This Blog post is dedicated to the memory of Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC. Since my last musings bench time has been at a premium as work and just life in general just seem to have gotten in the way, as much as I try and eek out some time here and … Continue reading Here we go again……..
Now I have only ever done 1 build for any kind of article before and that was for a kit I had not chosen and was just thrust at me in the car park of the international centre Telford the year before last and was the subject that kick started this whole blog thing off … Continue reading Tamiya 1/48 Crusader MK I/II Build part I
After many months spent away from the bench whilst I refurbished the old workroom in all honesty I have not done much modelling since just before Telford last November this is due to many reasons and not just the fact that I had dismantled my desk and thrown it away. So over the last couple … Continue reading A return to the bench, the return of the usual frustrations and what’s next?
As I sit here with a little bit of time on my hands contemplating this wonderful hobby of mine that has kept me both entertained and frustrated in equal measure for the best part of 20 odd years. I marvel at the wonderfully talented modellers whose work grace the many magazines that I look at … Continue reading Midweek May Musings – The state we find ourselves in, modelling in the modern era……
As is the norm these days you start a project that seems quite straight forward at the beginning yet keeps you bogged down with problem after problem after problem and when all seems lost and you are on your knees ready to give up then bang it all goes together in the end like a … Continue reading There is light at the end of the damn tunnel……
Well it has been a whole year since I started this blog and I have to admit it is not always easy to find things to write about and sometimes you have to wait for the right subject matter to rear it's head and then BANG!!!! you have it. Over the last month and a … Continue reading Here we go again, frustration after frustration after frustration……