My first foray into the blogosphere

I have watched from the sidelines, for a few years now, as my good lady wife has used the universe of blogging to connect with, and update those who are interested in, her craft exploits. This does not seem to have consumed vast quantities of her time and she has, over the years, grown quite a following. She has become part of the wider community around her crafting likes but has also found this as a way to expand her horizons.

After many years as a progressing adult, I have found myself reminiscing over the things that used to be part of a much simpler time in my life, when there was not so much of a need to watch clocks, trouble myself with the desperate needs of others, or worry unduly about concentrating on things that couldn't make me smile.

I recall weekend afternoons, if the weather was not fit for being outside (according to my Dad there weren't many of those that could be used as an excuse to be inside 😉), when hours could be whittled away attempting to glue pieces of plastic together in order to approximate the picture on the box.

As I remember it, the glue was always stringy and thick, the fingers always left their mark in the glue that had oozed from between the two parts that were now joined and the finished product always never quite looked like the one on the box.

I decided a year or two ago to try my hand at scale modeling again to while away a few rain-soaked afternoons, but it wasn't till I came back to NZ that the will and the ability to carry on in such a manner became distinctly possible.

On with the show...


  1. For those of a certain age the words Airfix, Revell, Matchbox & Humbrol will spark memories of rainy weekends, spaghetti on toast from mum after football.
    Clearing the kitchen table, laying the newspaper and examining the parts whilst visualising the finished model positioned so it can be seen from your bed.
    With the afternoon war movie on TV we start.
    Nothing could be more perfect.
    Most of those companies are still around and during a visit to the Canberra War Memorial Museum 23 years ago (scary huh!) I became mesmerised by the dioramas and the ship models of quite stunning detail. That excitement as a kid returned immediately and before long a found myself purchasing a 1/72 Lancaster at the gift shop.

    For those of us that dreamt of owning the large top shelf models whilst spending what seemed like hours choosing what model would fit into our pocket money budget.
    Those days are gone, however the discovery that the hobby has progressed and the discovery of model magazines it's like having your own personal instructor. Then you discover that you can produce models of a similar Museum quality with the detailing products available.

    With the advent of the net help is only an email away and most are happy to help and advise.
    We are a worldwide community no matter what subject we can each appreciate the work and talent involved.
    May your fw-190 inspire others to start/return to the hobby.
    The satisfaction of modeling is only known if you build and finish one.
    If you do I bet you'll build 2 then 3..........


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