The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

As I’ve said before, I’ve always loved the world represented in miniature. As much as I love taking these pictures at this event, I’d love it even more if I could take these types of shots under ever tighter controlled circumstance where I could light them properly and shoot from a tripod. Still the artistry, …

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This one is going to be long and picture heavy. I used to be an avid modeller, it’s how I met my wife (she was working at the hobby shop where I hung my models). I built models up until the point where we started to have kids and after that there really wasn’t time …

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This is the third Heritagecon I’ve attended. There was a huge dealer section this year and while there was a good turnout of modellers and their completed kits it wasn’t quite as good as last year, at least in the diorama categories. I’ll admit, I’m always more drawn to the strange, the scratchbuilt and the …

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So now we’re into the diorama section and this year was different from any of the other years or at least it felt different.  For example in, “The Interrogation,” it depicts a pretty bleak period at the very beginning of the second World War.  Not something I’ve ever seen at a model show before.  Even …

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So it’s taken me three days of concerted effort to work my way through the shots I took at Heritagecon 8 on Sunday.  It’s still been worth it. I’ll be honest, I never mastered the art of dry brushing and while I know scale models of armor are very popular  and I’ve always been impressed …

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Each year I look forward to the Heritagecon held at the Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum in Mount Hope.  The mastery of the model builders is always inspiring to see and the atmosphere is pretty cool too.  This year I was able to get my hands on the old Airfix Stirling Bomber Kit in its original …

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As promised, here’s the rest of the set from HeritageCon And there you have it.  The Sigma does pretty well in its macro range.  If I’d been able to use a tripod, I’d have been able to shoot deeper with higher f settings but these things do tend to get a bit crowded and I’ll …

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A long time ago before my house was invaded by small grasping hands, I built model aircraft.  WW2 1/48 scale to be precise.  In fact I met my wife in a Hobby shop, the hobby shop her Grandparents owned.  It’s strange to have had a longer relationship with your Wife’s family than you have with …

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