So, just as a general question: where do you draw your inspiration for your builds from? Since I brought it up, I’ll go first.
When I first got back into modeling, and truck modeling in particular, back in 2000 or so, I was a member of the Yahoo! Model Truck Discussion Group. Anyone here remember that? At that time I drew inspiration from the other modeler on the Group, and Tim Ahlborn specifically. Hey, I’m not afraid to admit it, I was seriously impressed with his builds! Another inspiration for my truck builds was Hank’s Truck Pictures (R.I.P., ), which was a Black Hole of Time, but there were a lot of great photos of trucks on there that would keep a builder busy for about a century! I also drew some inspiration from TV shows (Movin’ On) & movies (Smoky & the Bandit & White Line Fever). There were also a couple of ProBoards Forums that I belonged to were I got some ideas.
More recently, I have branched out into cars, aircraft, & ships. Inspiration for these can come from a wide variety of sources like songs (G.T.O. by Ronny & the Daytonas), books, TV shows (Dukes of Hazzard), and of course fellow modelers on the Forum. It was a friend & fellow modeler that got me interested in muscle car builds.
My problem is that my inspiration comes from all sorts of sources, which is a good problem to have I guess. For example, I am correctly reading Spearhead by Adam Makos, so now I want to build a T26/M26 Pershing tank & a M4 Sherman tank. When I read To Wake a Giant by Jeff Shaara, I wanted to build the USS Arizona: and I’m sure when I read The Eagle’s Claw , I’ll want to build a carrier. I’ve even started building/collecting some of the cars from Cars . I think I have enough “inspiration” to last me until the next century.
Ok, I shared. Who’s next? Where do you draw your inspiration?