Model-Building: Why We Do It (4)

1 Name: W-roar man : 2009-10-30 04:00 ID:rXW+RfsV

Model-Building..... I find that it is not just a useless and nerd-like obsession, but a burning passion that is found in anyone.....
Putting aside the corny into, I find, nonetheless, that model building is a very calming, recreational, hobby. I think that it is wrong for such hobbies to be labeled as "nerd-like" or the such (or is that just me (?_?)
On this Thread, I want to hear what you all think of model-making. what types, why, etc.
personally, I've gotten into GM (Gundam Models for those that don't know) and it's turned out incredibly fun.

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-02-14 17:53 ID:b9xmmJdB

I used to build Gundams as a kid for a few years, working up to Master Grades and one Perfect Grade. Soon though I lost interest in Gundams and moved on to Warhammer. I've never played the game but I love painting the models.

I find it very meditating concentrating so much on a single small thing. Painting meticulous details and everything, it's all very zen. I don't like how model building is stigmatized, but then again I don't really care what other people think. I just do what I do.

3 Name: : 2010-02-25 21:44 ID:Heaven

I gave up painting figurines when my hands started shaking. It's not like Parkinson's, but it was enough to make me quit building models and painting little things for no apparent reason. Come to think of it, I might be able to paint/build bigger miniatures.. but they wouldn't be miniatures now would they?

I fooled around with Tolkien figurines and airplanes. Oh, how I miss the good old days when I could disguise my glue sniffing habit as a healthy hobby.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-05-29 08:24 ID:TJNfWY65

I think I do it to be able to just know where all the parts go and have control of construction of something.

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