Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Old Dogs Vow to Learn New Tricks

Resolutions for 2015...

There are always new tricks, tools, techniques, and things to get accustomed to while at the workbench. It can be difficult to step outside of your comfort zone though so that is why this month, the Sprue Cutters Union got together and wrote about what newfangled ideas, products, or procedures we would like to attempt this year. Check it out!

The Union was relatively inactive all of last year, due for the most part to time constraints thanks to my job, but it has come back in full strength this month with a record 15 responses! Sixteen if you include mine. Lets hope it continues!

Don't Forget!

All Current Members, to help grow our respective audiences, don't forget to add the links from your fellow contributors onto your post.
If you want to join the Union, all you need is a blog and a passion for the hobby! Spread the word! Join the Union!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

What's Ahead? A New Approach

It's a new year and it is already looking up. I have a renewed vigor for blogging and the Sprue Cutters Union is once again on the upswing. Looking back a bit on last year, the stash grew at a healthy rate and now contains a diverse selection ranging from Kinetic, to Hasegawa, to Academy. However, production was not what it could have been. While I completed eight different projects, only three of them were  actual kits, built out of the box from start to finish. The rest were simple vignettes using old parts, or paint-ups for my dad's collection. Quick and easy was the name of the game in 2014 due to the fact that I was starting a new job which seriously cut down my time behind the bench.

So, what does the future look like for 2015? My schedule isn't going to change any time soon so production is likely going to remain at three to four kits this year. This is essentially the same problem every modeler has faced from the time cavemen discovered how to stretch sprue over their fire - the number of kits coming in always outnumbers the number of kits built per year. It is a well known fact, backed by science and defined on Wikipedia.
I, however, intend to tackle this problem with a new approach to my hobby and it may just blow your mind...

Saturday, January 3, 2015

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