My 1-Year Evaluation.
It is by now, a little bit over 1 year that I re-started my old hobby again. Building scale models. And I would like to tell you something about how it was for me.
To start again, was easier than I thought. I think it is like riding a bike. Once you learned it, you will never forget it.
Of course, I was still a little bit rusty. You need to get the hang of it again. There are also new kinds of different glue, paint, and other tools. But I think, only by working with them and reading about it, you will learn.
So far, I have made 2 scale models in one year’s time. Only “big scale” models. The scale of the two scale models are 1:8 and 1:12. And to be honest, I was warming up to working on that scale. Especially the 1:12 scale.
The last model had some challenges, (You can read that in the post about the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300)
Anyway, I am very had with the result.
The Next Scale Model.
Right now, I am preparing my table for the next scale model. It will be the ’58 Corvette from Revell on the scale 1:24.
This is a little bit of a shock to me. When I opened the building instructions, to see what paint numbers I needed, I was shocked when I started looking at the building instruction. I was used to the old way of how the instructions were. And also the last two models had the way I was used to it.
But now when I looked at this new booklet, I found it “too busy”, “confusing”.
Okay, I can understand that they also are trying to improve the instructions or make it a bit modern. In the image, you can see the difference between the two.
On the left, you see the instructions as I know them. On the right, there is the “new” layout of building instructions.
I think they are also trying it to make it easier or more attractive for new builders. The younger generation. I think I just need to get used to it. Maybe if I look longer at it and start building, it will grow on me.
The other shock came to me when I started unpacking all the bags and started to look at the parts frames. My God. The parts are so small. I think this is also because the last model I build had all big parts. Okay, some were small, but not as small as I see now. It is hard to imagine that in the past I built so many models with these small parts.
I think I just need to get started on it. Maybe it also will then grow on me. After this, I will see what I will do. If I go back to the bigger scale models or maybe just mix. Some small, some big. We will see.