Since taking up scale modeling again, I’ve started to look at the world around me a little differently. Now, on occasion, things in my environment will just strike me as unique and noteworthy in some way–I’ll see them as references for scale models. Oh sure, there’s the obvious references: Air shows, tanks on display in a city park, 0r a gathering of hot rods at the local Culvers.
What really catches my eye is the less obvious insprations: The structures, the buildings, the rust. This doesn’t make me special in any way–I know many modelers do this–but this blog has always been intended to be an amateur modeling blog for beginners and amateurs like myself. So I think it’s worth pointing out where some of my ideas come from.
Let’s start with something that I’m going to be messing with very soon: A pumping station in southeast Nebraska:
It’s just so unique-looking! Immediately upon seeing it, I knew that I needed to snap some reference pictures. Here’s another view:
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