My father did model cars and trains, then went on to do stuff with real cars. He still builds trains (thousands of dollars worth) and I bought him a Tamiya V8 Opel kit last year.
He bought me my first model, ech... maybe when I was six? Seven? We built it together, obviously. Twelvish years seems so far away. This was before the "participation awards" thing. I missed that by a few years. Thank god I missed Common Core and standards-based by a year. I like a little return on my work, though - don't we all? Not to say I don't like criticism. I need a little. However, lately I've been building for me and haven't been posting anything I've been working on, mostly because I know I'm not doing carb linkages, I know I'm not doing distributor wiring, helll, sometimes I don't even put shocks in some of my models. I build models because I'm a dreamer. That's why I play Gran Turismo, or spend hours driving in GTA V - cars give me a rush. I'm dreaming now, dreaming to the future when I'll be financially stable enough to own every model I've built in 1:1 form. Basically, if any of us younger people want to build models, we will. I think I'm just reiterating that from others who have scribed posts before me, but it needs to be said. And don't sniff the glue.
With a myriad of other projects going on, what's another?
1996 Caprice as a starter. This was how I got it. Most likely, I'll change it to 4WD, but it might just be 2WD with sand paddles in the rear. As you can see, I started the sloppy openings on the rear wheels. I think I'll do big, ugly JC Whitney d-bag truck plastic arch extensions.