Hello Everyone! I thought I would post a few thoughts about model making. I believe that what I experience is similar to what others experience. Model making through the art of machining or other methods is a journey. It requires some form of conception, planning, and implementation. These are the challenges and what is ultimately the 'journey.' Not all of us are successful in all aspects of this journey. But when we do finish a project, there is certainly a feeling of success. There is something to be proud of in the accomplishment as well as the work product. The 'art' becomes the 'experience' and the 'experience' becomes the 'art.' When you stare at your completed project and selfishly enjoy all the little nuances of a certain part or the method of its creation, you will experience a self satisfaction, a moment of genius, a transcendent moment that only the creator of such art can feel. No one else can actually understand or really experience this. It is your own. In my younger years, I climbed mountains. In my middle years I build small things with my mind and hands. These life journeys could not be more different outwardly, but internally, they are nearly the same. The enjoyment I experience in the end and for many years to come is through overcoming the challenges of the experience and remembering the journey. I hope you all get the same enjoyment for your builds.