After what can only be called a "difficult" experience in a Hamilton carpark (nothing to do with relationships or a car dent) on Thursday I found myself an hour later in the only modelshop in town. And yes I know their prices are over inflated but I walked out with the Tamiya Archer, and after 3 months off the hobby was pleased to sit down with the world cup on and make a start and the crap of that morning just disappeared.
I agree modelling is a great therapy,it's seen me thru some bloody hard times(spinal injury/divorce & a whole lot of other crap}just immersing myself at the work bench even for half an hour has always given me a boost,life does go on,the sun will come but first I've got to find that bloody part I just dropped <BUGGER>think I'll start something else........
its great to get the hands doing something other than typing too... for me, it lets me concentrate on a tactile subject. plus all the planning and stuff that goes on,..thinking about how to paint X it really does ease the mind.
Yep, therapy. I find I enjoy being at the bench the most when home alone, and without the tv or radio on. To me it is a relaxing thing...both body and mind. I find all my cares and worries just disappear, and my entire focus is what I am building (or painting) Time goes by incredibly quickly and even if the resulting model is rubbish, the time spent is well worth it!
I cannot agree more with comments above.
People often ask why I spend so much time and money on this hobby, I tend to fall back on the following.
Its cheaper and better for my health and marriage than smoking or drinking all the time and I am coherent (by my own low standards) and in the house.
Its also cheaper and just as relaxing (to me anyway) as golf, biking or any of those other hobbies that get you wet right through and frozen to the bone.
Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol.
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