Orangeville, ON (James Doan) The start of any modelling project is a time for both research and creativity. To build the most accurate representation of your subject requires careful study of the prototype. At the same time, you should not overlook the opportunity to express your own creativity by searching your spares supply for unique customizing material to develop your own design. In either case, the excitement of looking forward to your ultimate finished model is one of the great rewards of scale modelling.
Regardless of your level of skill, each modeller brings certain talents to the modelling bench. Each project provides a chance for you to improve your current techniques and learn new ones to enhance your skills. Sharing skills in a friendly club environment is a great way to pass time. If you are unable to join a club, there are opportunities for self education through magazines and books available at book stores or through libraries. As well, the ubiquitous internet offers websites specific to your interests.
Most modellers build for their own satisfaction. You can work on a project at a comfortable pace, without the pressure of deadlines, and build to a level of detail and finish that meets your personal standards.
If entering competitions is part of the modelling experience that appeals to you, there are several possibilities close to Orangeville:
Heritage Con (Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton)
Hobby Militaire (Ontario Model Soldier Society, Toronto)
Torcan (Peel Scale Modellers and International Plastic Modellers Society, Toronto)
Annual Model Car Contest (Group 25 Model Car Builders Club, Toronto)