Art Of The Week: Akihiro Morohoshi

Akihiro Morohoshi manages to fit model railroads and scenes into the smallest and oddest containers.
Here’s a video of Morohoshi building a small Enoden module.

Studio Ghibli Papercraft

I realized that I hadn’t done a Ghibli post in a while.  Then Messy Nessy ran a post on the wonderful kits that Sankei produces for the Mama Aiuto gang at Studio Ghibli. How could I pass that up

These Miniature Japanese Paper Crafts are the Antidote to Pokemon

Hobby Link Japan has good tutorial on how to put the Sankei kits together.

I also found these videos, which make building the kits look easy.

Sankei is essentially two companies, one to fulfill the museum and architectural model and the kit making business, which makes the Ghibli stuff and other things for hobby.  It looks like the hobby business is growing.  Check out the videos for how easily these kits go together.

Most of these kits are not to expensive and many could provide an afternoon of creativity and some thing nice to show for it for  $20.00.  Try them out.

Model Making, A Let’s Build Resource


I’ve been a scale model builder since I was about seven or so. At least I remember having a box of kits that somebody gave me before we move to Ct in 1967.  A box that was tossed in the move and I really wish hadn’t been because one of the kits in that box was first pop Starship Enterprise, but I digress.  In any case I’ve been working various materials making small and large thing for a very long time.

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Miniatur Wunderland Goes Google

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg Germany is the largest model railroad in the world.  Since it was opened it’s become a well known attraction in Hamburg and amongst the railfan and model railroader community.  But Hamburg may be off your driven path.  Well never fear, now you can travel the railroad via the Google Streetview cam.

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