Welcome to my blog!
My name is Daniël, and I live in Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands.
I only recently picked up making scale models again, but like many modellers I do have a background of modelling in my youth. I got back into after a burnout last year.
An experience like a burnout really makes you look into what works and doesn’t work in terms of energy, and when I was trying to ‘do fun things’ as the doctor had ordered, it became clear that computer gaming actually costs me quite a lot of energy, and concentrating on something took enough energy on its own.
I have tried to pick up modelling again a few times in the last couple of years, but a lack of room and knowledge about things like acrylic paints really made it too much of a hassle for me to get into it again. I usually crammed all the stuff in a box again and ended up behind a screen again.
A short while ago I tried it once again, and this time I got hooked. I even feel it played a role in my recovery. Not only did I discover that this is something that gives me energy, I was also really glad to be doing something that required some of my engineering skills and resourcefulness. The reward I felt after giving each component the attention it requires for me isn’t something I can compare to computer games! It is still amazing for me to be creating something with my hands!
In my search for help with all the techniques I didn’t know about or cared about during my building as a kid, I discovered some nice YouTube channels by some great modellers, and there I first got the idea to start something for myself to track my progress and have a place to share it with others. Obviously I wrote a lot more when I was still at home last year, but thankfully I am working full time again and that means I have less time to spend on modeling or writing blogs about it.
That means that in my earlier blogs you will find a lot of details about the building process compared to the later ones, but I still want to be thorough in displaying the progress I make on my models.
I write in English because well, the modelling community in The NL is quite small, and I like to hook up with the english community and show my stuff!
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