I recognise that I am nobody. My art is created to suit me, my hobby, life. In fact one of the most, ridiculous things I ever heard was, you need to take a break from the Hobby. A hobby is often the only legal self-medicating procedure this world has. And I partake with fervour, so does my new friend.
Well, I ask Michael Paul Smith to have a chat about what drives his hobby. And what do you know, we found Common Ground.
You can view more of Michaels work here at http://www.visitelginpark.com/
I just recently learned KC workshops existed. And I am amazed by the offerings on the website. Great prices and designs.
It is my honour and pleasure to share the work of Hank Cheng. From Taipei Taiwan, I feel he is a member of an international club of master modellers. One look and you think it is a real model. Then you see it is a model, of a model. Watch as the camera pans further back opening the edges of miniature worlds.
Plus a few shared techniques.
You will never know how thankful I am for the modellers that are in my periphery. I am literally surrounded by amazing artists who are quite satisfied with their art, and less so with fame. To me, it is really humbling to see what the difference is between a wealthy modeller and one that scrapes by with only the tools he needs.
Like a cheapo camera and simple household lamps for "studio lighting"
Please enjoy while I interview my latest Patreon supporter, Chester Fesmire. And hey, if you are not a Patron that is ok, you can see the interview too.
The tools of the trade can be whittled down to a list of few essentials. In this article, we have polled the most important tools and sometimes even the essential brand name. Thanks for looking
- Hobby Knife #11
- #11 scalpel blades
- Scale Ruler
- Razor Saw
- miter box
- Pin Vise
- Drill Bits
- Pounce wheel
- clothes pins
- Small Blue Bar Clamps
- Push Pins
- 1,2,3, blocks
- Bright desk lamp with magnifying lens
- Spring loaded pliers
Glues & Abrasives
- - Weldbond Small
- - Weldbond Large (this is what I get)
- - Tamiya Extra Thin Cement
- - Super Glue
- - Faller Expert Glue
- - Plastruct 2oz
- Sanding Sticks
Paints & Brushes
- Paint Brushes -
- Micro Brushes
- Hemostats - Holding Small Diameter Wire for glue and touch up paint.
- Glycein USP - anybrand
- Weathering powders
- Make-up foam wedge
- Oil washes
- Blue Painters Tape - 3M
- Rotary tool
- Mini chop saw
- Mini table saw
- Inkjet printer
- Laser Printer(for high quality prints)
- 3d Printer
- Evergreen Styrene
- Stripwood & scribed sheets
- strip wood chopper
- craft jewellers storage bins
Model Railroad Supplies
- Foam cradle to hold loco/rolling stock
- NMRA Gauge
Ok, not everything I do ends up in failure. Sometimes I stick with it till it works. Other times I run away screaming NOOO!!! We also see what happens when you try and lock the ol' lady out of the room.
I was requested by a modeler to share everything I know about signs. After they watched me mask my Son's name on his tablet. He was going on a trip and I wanted to make sure if some kid stole it (he is autistic and is a target), that kid (i hope it would be a kid, really) would have to hide his thieving butt to remove said signage.
No I messed up on a technique I saw somebody "talk about" before. I wanted to make sure I knew how to do it. I failed, it was hilarious. But I also shared a number of valid technique y'all might like. So check them out.
In today's meet the modeler we interview Joshua Smith. Where we discuss the art, other modelers and a world scene of scale artist who are breaking out inta a new mainstream artform.
Modelers we talk about Ryan Thomas Monohan, Goon Hugs, Hank Cheng, Kevin D'Alenti, Alan Wolfson, Randy Hage, Marcel Ackle, Jens Trenckle, Ali Alemady and Henry Thong
I know, the title will toss a few over the edge and does break into the realm of click bait. I believe it to be true.https://www.miniatureland.ca/