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Michelle Edwards

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  1. Michelle Edwards

    Petlyakov Pe-2 - Eduard Ltd Edition 1/48

    Looks great Peter
  2. Michelle Edwards

    Hobbyboss 1/48 BAe Hawk Mk.200/208/209 (81737)

    Nicely done.
  3. Michelle Edwards

    While I was away

    Nice work, you have been busy
  4. Michelle Edwards

    St Gabriel Master Korabel 1:72 Scale

    Impressive looking kit
  5. Michelle Edwards

    HMS Eskimo, Trumpeter 1:700 + Flyhawk P.E.

    Wow, just caught up, really stunning work.
  6. Michelle Edwards

    Revell 1:600 RMS Titanic (easy-click system 05498)

    Looks great, nice one
  7. Michelle Edwards

    Heinkel He 219 A something UHU

    Really taking shape now Darren
  8. Michelle Edwards

    Airfix F-4 FG.1 Phantom 892 NAS

    Looks great
  9. Michelle Edwards

    WNW Sopwith Pup

    Oh my, that really is a bit good. Please bring it to a show.
  10. Michelle Edwards

    Accurate Miniatures F3F-2 1/48 VF-6

    I like it, if fact I like it a lot.
  11. Michelle Edwards

    Future of modelling?

    This is not only happening in modelling, but all hobbies. Every hobby that I’m involved with, have been involved with or have friends involved with. This ranges from rifle and pistol shooting, photography, amateur radio right through to stamp collecting or collecting of any kind. Th older stalwarts of the above hobbies all bemone the fact that there is no youngsters coming into their respective hobbies. However they survive, why? Because the newcomers are older and there is a good reason for this and like most things it is simple. Part of the question has been answered. Young people to day have more distractions and access to things like phones, computers, games consoles etc. Also let’s look at the cost of hobbies, this I feel is just another reason young people don’t come into hobbies. When I was a kid I could buy a pocket money kit and the odd tin or bottle of paint. When I got a little older I could buy a cheap camera and film. I could take my air pistol to the local club. With all these hobbies, with acquired skill and teaching I could see my models, photo and scores develop. I didn’t need to have the most expensive model or airbrush, camera, target pistol. Because most people were using the same equipment. Yes you would get the rich, must have, show offs who flashed the money around in the shape of the newest and best equipment. And to a degree you can still get by on a budget. However, go to a model club what are people building and using? Kits and paints are more expensive, just about everyone has an airbrush and compressor. Not pocket money purchases. Also lets just say you go to a hobby club and there is nobody there of a similar age, are you going to feel welcome, able to engage on a similar level? Probably not. i guess what I’m trying to say there is no one reason why young people today are not coming into hobbies. It’s down to the changes in society, whether they be free time access to activities or financial. By all means keep attracting younger people to hobbies but shift you target by a decade or so. People need money and maybe a distraction from family life and work. Then they find a hobby they like and can afford. Just my tupeneth or two cents depending on where you live. 😊
  12. Michelle Edwards

    Revell P-51D

    Watching carefully
  13. Michelle Edwards

    Heinkel He 219 A something UHU

    Looking good Darren