Return of the Artist
Been ramping up actually building out my studio scale kits and scratch-builds, including pulling the plastic off a couple of old scratch-builds to maybe resume the crazy amount of finish work on them still left to do. Been starting kits from my Build Stash, now that I have that organized, too. Stay tuned...
Going forward, I am finally ramping [re]learning CAD (after 35+ years) and 3D Printing. Have only dabbled with some of the free CAD tools, a Prusa-MK3 FDM-printer, and a Cameo3 cutter. This will include an in-hand upgrade of the Prusa to the MK3-S+ version. On the cutter, I am perfecting styrene panel-cutting, which I had only used previously for cutting vinyl paint masks and custom vinyl decals. At some point will add a resin printer (or two).
It took the last 3+ Winters (2017-2021) to [re]organize and [re]inventory the 1000+ Star Wars kits for insurance. With an updated spreadsheet to keep up on real-time now, I am now working on standardizing kit stats for uploading to an eventual "My Collection" page. I also have pulled five to ten years worth of model kits for my "Build Rack". That was easier said than done, lol.
The Build Rack
Between 2020-2021 (with the extra at-home time that the pandemic provided), I was able to narrow down the build rack for the next five to 10 years of build or commissioned-build work. Plus I add a few new ones here and there, hand-picking which of the newer-age 3DP/Designed "kits" available. The primary focus is on Studio-Scale, and in consideration of how much space I have left in my current/temporary "museum" space.
Status: Ongoing + Current Projects In-Progress