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Film student Ken Tsui attended Vancouver's Emily Carr University of Art and Design. One of his classmates is the son of IPMS Vancouver's Past President Warwick Wright. Ken found our hobby and its related culture fascinating and spent many hours speaking with Warwick and following him around with a camera. This little film is the result of his efforts.
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About the Author

About Is a secret (Jessie_C)
FROM: BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA


Comments

I think the guy is crazy, One kit at a time and NO stash???? What is the world coming to?
AUG 13, 2013 - 02:35 AM
Hi there It's really nicely shot and edited, although I'd have liked to have seen Warwick's models in more detail. I don't know his work, but it must be pretty special. I wish I had a model shop as well stocked as that near me, but I don't think it'd stay in business long if everyone followed Warwick's example and only bought one kit at a time and then spent a year or so working on it! Really, the whole industry relies on nuts like the majority of us buying far more kits than we'll ever build... All the best Rowan
AUG 13, 2013 - 03:34 AM
This is a good film, short but very nice. Puts a lot of good light on the hobby to those who are not involved yet and explains them why we do this. I think many of us has some internal "need" towards detailing, or precision, or art of painting or anything that makes the pieces of plastic working like a magnet on us. Maybe to reasonability? I also don't have a big stash and even going to make it smaller by selling few of them. There are just 30 kits at this moment, including few started (Spitfire and Mig-21), few single figures and about 5 or 6 ancient vacuum kits which I'll never build. Just like Warwick I don't understand buying many models knowing they will be never ever build.
AUG 13, 2013 - 04:01 AM
Rowan, I guess I'm really lucky, as my almost LHS is stocked like that. Just wish he'd expand to one more line of paint. And yes, if we didn't buy more then we do, he'd soon be history, a sad loss for all. Joel
AUG 13, 2013 - 04:02 AM
Siderius has told me so much about this that I will watch it.
AUG 13, 2013 - 04:47 AM
Frederick, It's really well done. Not a "how to build" video, but a personal philosophy of a well known British modeler. Of course being from the other side of the pond, I have no idea who he is. Will be doing some Googling in a concerted effort to find out more about him. Joel
AUG 13, 2013 - 06:32 AM
Warwick is Canadian, not British He lives in the Greater Vancouver area, and is a very active member of IPMS Vancouver.
AUG 13, 2013 - 07:53 AM
Jessica, Thank you for the correct information. I was only off by more then 3,000 miles, and the wrong continent. Joel
AUG 13, 2013 - 08:59 AM
Jessica, Thank you for the correct information. I was only off by more then 3,000 miles, and the wrong continent. Joel[/quote] Nonetheless you still fit in the Commonwealth.
AUG 13, 2013 - 05:16 PM
Cool video. Always looking for someone to explain to me why I do this to myself.
SEP 01, 2013 - 06:29 AM