Im back after a much needed break

Hello everyone,

So it’s been a bit of a crazy year for me, I had been working away on my house doing some much-needed renovations, and trying to also run my own business along with finding time for family at the same time and unfortunately, I managed to burn myself out! I neglected my website, Facebook & Instagram and put the hobby on the back burner.

I lost all interest for a while in the hobby and had zero inspiration to carry on, It even got to the point where I packed all my model related bits n bobs and packed them away.

This was in part due to frustration and I think, I was trying to run before I could walk.  Been part of so many model building groups and seeing some amazing builds made me want to be instantly as good, as we all know …. you don’t get good at this hobby overnight and we are bound to make mistakes.

I also had a painting disaster with a kit I was building and totally checked out and thew in the towel for a while.  So I have had a good sulk, collected my thoughts and come to terms with the fact that I’m going to have to invest a lot more time into the hobby to get better at it.

My Return

Last week I was passing my local hobby shop and decided to pop in and have a look, see if anything could pull me out of my slump and give me the kick I wanted to dust off my hobby bench and set back to work.  Now my local hobby shop does not stock much in the way of Plastic kits, long ago they went down the road of RC to survive in this day and age…however, their love of Tamiya kits stayed true and they have always had a nice stock of them. 

To my surprise, I noticed they had a few Takom kits in, when I inquired if they are going to be stocking them more regular, they said its a trial run to see how they sell. I could not leave without picking up a kit in the hope they start stocking more of them and I wanted to support my local hobby shop in this. 

At this point, I started to look what kits they had when suddenly I noticed the Maus D2 kit hidden away in the pile.  At that point, everything became a blur … the next thing I knew I was running back to my car with a new kit in hand and a huge smile on my face.

Takom 1/35th Scale Maus D2

The plan started to form

On my drive home I distinctly remembered seeing photos of the Maus Hull in the factory, still in Red Oxide primer covered in chalk marks and at that point, I knew I wanted to recreate a similar look.  This really got the creative juices flowing. I’m not going to go into the detail of the kit here, I shall post an in-box review for that and I will also be posting a Build post for this kit so you can watch my progress. However, let me just say that I have spent all weekend just passed working away on this kit, and boy have I enjoyed it!

Going forward

So if you have made it this far Thank You for taking the time to read the ramblings of a seemingly crazy person! I had a lot to get off my chest and thought my personal blog would be the place to do so. I feel like I have managed to re-ignite my passion for the hobby once more and have made a return to my website, Facebook & Instagram.  I’m confident that this time it will be a permanent return. I am also planning on starting to produce some YouTube video content for reviews, news and tips. I plan on posting on my website weekly and hopefully be able to carve out more time and post every few days.

Be sure to keep checking back for more content and Thank You for taking the time to read this post.

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