It would be fair to say my modelling lacks a clear focus.
I admire people who are fascinated by one line or one theme and spend all their time working in that area. They can be very productive.
But my mind is a swirl of ideas, often completely different ideas, and I find it difficult to focus. A year long meditation retreat at an isolated monastery in the Himalayas might solve this, but that’s unlikely to happen.
A couple of things have been running around in my mind for some time.
- APA Boxes. These were children’s toy boxes made by IKEA and many modellers have built layouts inside them. IKEA stopped selling the boxes. However you can still buy them online … and that’s been nagging away at me.
- Adobe Wargaming Buildings. Bob Hughes has been using Wargaming buildings very successfully on this On30 (O-16.5) layout. Sarissa Precision produce some attractive 28mm scale Adobe style buildings. I love this architectural style and using these buildings is very tempting.
By chance, these two things came together. On an online auction site someone was selling an unassembled APA box and someone else was selling an unbuilt Sarissa kit. I was able to get them at bargain prices because nobody else bid on them. (Perhaps this tells me something 🙂 ).
- APA box assembled
- Piece of plywood cut to make a base
- Building roughly assembled
Hmmm, this has possibilities….