Sprue Cutters Union #18 : Inspiratzione

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Inspiration. The start of any creative expression…

This week Jon wants us to talk about what makes us inspired to start building our next model.

Initially i thought “thats gonna be a short post…” Ill try my hardest to elaborate somewhat as i go along. The fact is, at least for me anyways, that inspiration and/ or desire to build a certain subject can literally strike me from anywhere . It could be from watching a movie, reading a book or magazine, researching the web or tweaking out on youtube. Playing a game, while taking some quality time in the little frogs room (you’d be surprised, no seriously) or even while talking to a collegue! Inspiration literally strikes from anywhere imaginable.

In my case i can explain a bit maybe by sharing some finished work and what inspired me at the time.

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This is an obvious one…. I play flight simulators alot and this il-2 i simply had to do based on the game with the same name.

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Historical photographs of ww2 era submarines performing emergency surface drills inspired me to make this vignette

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This deep snow winter dio was inspired by an article in a magazine

So you see how various methods can inspire me… Then lastly there is also the sort of kits that “talk” to me when i am at the store. My latest aquisition is just such a case:

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Initially i entered my lhs thinking about maybe getting revell’s excellent B-17 again or this airfix Ju87 i saw during an earlier visit. Then i spotted this one and i grabbed it without hesitation, totally going with my gut feeling and feeling inspired just by seeing the kit on the shelf.

I personally like how my inspiration takes me haphazardly into totally different subjects all the time. It keeps things new and fresh. It can also be somewhat frustrating as i can jump from interest to interest in a matter of minutes.

My current A-10 build was started as i told myself to stop flip flopping and go for it as i was researching hurricane kits one day, frogfoots the next and warthogs on the third…. sometimes i cant even keep up with myself!

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