Just re-blogged this post from the rather excellent chap that is Steve Budd – please check out his Blog.
As it is I agree – Blooming well said Steve! There’s rubbish enough in modern life already. Why therefore we let this hobby try to drag us down (Me included) is just daft – it’s something I’m trying to kick against – sometimes building it like a kid is the BEST therpy.
(oh and I’v bought a copy of the book)
When Chris Ellis first published ‘How to go plastic modelling’ in 1968, I was ten years old and utterly captivated through youthful innocence, by a world of unbridled imagination and creation. Kits were relatively crude in comparison to today, specialist tools were similarly few and the handful of finishing techniques only needed a page or two to fully recount.
Communication between modellers was provincial, confined mainly to club meetings and landline telephone calls. It was a time of comparative simplicity but unbeknown to the modelling populace, there was one facet of the period that is now only apparent looking back – a blissful absence of the insidious unhappiness, introspection, complaint and dissatisfaction that has entrenched itself in today’s hobby culture.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that with stratospheric quality and quantity prevalent in kits, materials, techniques and tools, that pleasure, satisfaction and contentment in the hobby would be at commensurate…
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