Enjoy Your Hobby Guilt Free

Occasionally there is a 'mainstream' article about hobbies in general or our hobby in particular. Generally speaking, these recent peeks into this thing of ours tend to be positive. But it wasn't always this way. When it came to Hollywood from the 70s through to the 90s, the common theme was that only disturbed or... Continue Reading →

Conventional Wisdom?

When it comes to painting and putting the finishing touches on a model, there are certain widely held beliefs that, despite logic or critical thinking, have become required conventions. As in, if your model does not follow one or more of these conventions, then it is somehow "wrong" or "off" and perhaps, (gasp!) un-chic! Now... Continue Reading →

Everyone has one great model

Bill Chappell owns my local hobby shop. He's an affable guy capable of dishing one-liners with the best of them. He loves a good story and a good laugh and he has been feeding my scale model addiction for years. I imagine he has seen every kind of builder pass through his store. From someone... Continue Reading →

HeritageCon 2022: The Triumphant Return

After an unfortunate hiatus due to factors beyond anyone's control, March 27, 2022 saw the triumphant return of HeritageCon at the unique and wonderful Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum on a cool windy day in Hamilton Ontario. For those who don't know, HeritageCon is the annual scale model show and contest hosted by IPMS Hamilton Scale Modelers. They bill this... Continue Reading →

Validation

As they usually do, this moment of clarity happened immediately after getting knocked back into reality. Not in a figurative sense either; I was hit by a grocery cart for the second time that morning. It was the eve of Christmas Eve. Or is that Christmas Eve Eve? This past year I put off the... Continue Reading →

Hesitation

Originally this post was going to be called "Bucket List Builds". I did not want to be so dramatic with that title, but the intent was to list off the kits and projects that I want to eventually complete. These builds are long term hobby goals. I am sure we all have similar long term... Continue Reading →

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