As a young boy I almost exclusively made 1/72 aircraft of the airfix variety and occasionally a model ship or two with my uncle. However when I returned to the hobby a number of years ago, my hobby interests changed drastically. The first change was the subject; gone were the aircraft and ships and in came the military subjects in 1/35. I exclusively stay with the 1/35 scale as the choice of models and accessories in this scale are fantastic and in addition I have built up a large spares box of parts and figures from previous builds that now serve to compliment my present and future projects. I would also say that although a great many of my 1/35 dioramas and vignettes are from the WWII era, I will not discount any other area of military history be it past or present as long as the subject holds interest to me. I also love painting and sculpting figures in 120 mm or 1/16. The figures are not exclusively military or historical and I suppose that this is the area of the hobby where I let my imagination run riot, choosing subjects that either interest, entertain or shock in some circumstances. Basically, if it feels right I'll sculpt or paint it.
Every now and again I will also step out of my comfort zone and do something completely different like a sci-fi subject or a war gaming piece and recently I have began working on a steam punk model. Basically as long as I maintain my enjoyment levels I will just about take any subject on that I have an interest in. Like anything else in life I suppose its easy to find criticism in a topic (such as my distaste in making aircraft models) however when it comes to things that I like I suppose that I wear some very deeply tinted rose spectacles and can honestly say that I like all aspects of this hobby, even appreciating models and figures that I would never build but admiring them when someone else has made them.
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Great post. I look forward to seeing the Steam Punk model. :-)ReplyDelete
Good read and I look forward to seeing some sculpting soon....I do swap scales but at times wish I stayed to just one for the same fact, spares.ReplyDelete
Nice work mate. Sounds like you have decided to have your cake and eat it, and the results I have seen are excellent!ReplyDelete
thanks for all the comments guys. The steam punk model is almost ready to start, just collecting the last few bits that I think I will need. As far as the sculpting goes; I'm waiting for inspiration to strike!ReplyDelete