I've always been fascinated by all things miniature, toy
cars are a common interest amongst younger kids but I was
encouraged by my parents to make plastic kits and balsa wood
planes. As I built model after model my skills and eye for
detail improved, so that today I have a keen eye for painting
small details, and somewhat of a perfectionist nature. I built a
model of the Starship Enterprise which is a little over two
feet long and pretty detailed, the 'space dirt' was applied with
pastel powder, then a matt varnish applied to seal it in and
also to protect the decals.
As well as physical models I am also interested in the computer
generated kind, i.e. 3D models, and with my SGI's I can make
almost any model I like if I am prepared to sit down and do
it. Making 3D models takes preparation, time, patience and
skill; some models only get as far as the preparation stage.
If I knuckle down and get on with it I am rarely disappointed in the