Just Ask!

It was the morning of September 2009. This was the day I was going to step outside of my little basement fiefdom of model building and enter into a more social model-building arena. I was going to enter one of my builds into a contest! Apprehensive? Yup. Not so much that I wouldn't win anything.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Yellow Peril on a Centennial Pedestal

Have you ever seen this symbol? If you have no idea what that logo is, well, I apologize. Because things are about to get a whole lot Canadian for a couple paragraphs. Growing up, this logo was plastered on pretty much every public building I frequented. I'm talking indoor pools, arenas, libraries, outdoor pools, amphitheaters,... Continue Reading →

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