I was flicking through social media the other lunchtime and specifically Facebook and was reading with not too much enthusiasm the news that Takom, or it could have been Meng or perhaps both announce the release of the Panther A family in 1/35 scale, please do not get me wrong I love a Panther it is a great … Continue reading Moaning modellers, are we spoilt or are we just too hard to please??..
The hardest part of modelling for me is getting the project across that finish line, when I find myself in the zone, which does not happen as often as I would like, I select the project which is usually inspired by a model I see in a magazine or online, do a bit … Continue reading Getting it over the finish line…
For those that are familiar with and read my blog you will know and be aware of my struggles when it comes to finding the time drive and inspiration to get myself to the workbench and do some modelling, my poor return of 1 completed kit in the last 7 or so years speaks for … Continue reading Playing it safe….
I quite often sit (or stand for that matter) and think about this wonderful hobby of ours, the many diverse areas of modelling I see at shows and on the internet, the many fantastic works I see in books and in the magazines that I buy and the ones I peruse in my local WH Smiths. In this … Continue reading A few modelling thoughts……
As I sit here at the keyboard thinking about modelling in general and the state of my own little corner of the hobby, the fact that I have not written a blog post for what seems like an absolute age, the forthcoming summer break and whether or not I will get any modelling time in, … Continue reading Modelling time, does it really exist????
I was sitting at the workbench this afternoon just looking around the room which to be honest is a favourite past time of mine, no wonder I never get anything started built painted or finished, and I was looking at the many boxes that crowd the many shelves and as I looked over into … Continue reading The Spares Box
I have to tell you my blog has kept me sane the last few months whilst I battled with my ever occurring inability to motivate myself and get back to modelling again. I do not know why or where this inability to motivate myself has come from, maybe it's drawn out of the enormous … Continue reading Is it all really worth it in the end?, the trials, the tribulations, the feelings, the wasted opportunities……
I was sitting at the kitchen table over the weekend with the cutting mat in front of me, a selection of glues set at the top, an array of tools off to the right along with the table lamp and an open box of plastic in front of me struggling to remember where I was the … Continue reading Drive or lack there of…..
You know that feeling when you drag a kit from the stash, part build it and lose interest because something comes up either another kit or just life and it gets put amongst the pile of ever increasing part builds or 'shelf queens', sound familiar? it could be my life story, to be honest I am a bit embarrassed by … Continue reading Shelf Queens, or the pile of shame and embarrassment….
There I have said it and I admit it, I love model shows, whether it's one of the biggies or a small local show I love them, the atmosphere the feeling the ambience I love it. last year I attended 8 and it would have been more had funds permitted. The show circuit for me, actually us, (always … Continue reading I Love Model Shows!!!