Monday, March 16, 2009

Here's my latest. I could fiddle with this scene 'til I'm blue. This was one of the most fun projects I've ever done. It will be staying in my own collection.

This past weekend I attended a small charity model building contest in nearby Joplin. There is a terrific little shop down there that has a decent amount of items that would interest me. I stocked up on some Plastruct while I was there. The contest itself was much more diverse than anything I am used to. It was also a 1st, 2nd, 3rd type of affair. I don't really care for that format, but for such a diverse exhibit it makes a certain amount of sense. I enjoyed seeing some of the car and truck models that I don't normally get to see. These guys are very good at painting. The diorama section was pretty well populated. The group I've started visiting in Branson was well represented. I especially liked Nate's "Willy and Joe" inspired vignettes.

When I got back from Atlanta I was turned on to Facebook by some friends at church. I went ahead and registered and immediately was contacted by some folks I hadn't talked to in years. It has turned into one of my favorite places on the web. Social Networking indeed.

I've been on building stuff from plastic stock nearly to the point of obsession. I bought about fifty dollars worth over the last month. I knocked out a couple of muskets for my good friend Anders Heintz at HeLo. I'll be doing some more in the near future, including a shotgun for the Confederate Guerilla I'm doing for Thunderbird.