History to Scale
When you put together two things that I love, history and scale models, what is the result? A museum. I love museums. I can’t remember a day of my life when I was not excited to go to a museum. Museums have all the cool artifacts, all the history, and all the scale models. Oh, the scale models. I became interested in the most random topics just because I was fascinated with the models and the dioramas. The Night at the Museum movies were a perfect visualization of my grandest fantasies. I never read much about Native American buffalo hunts or animals of the Upper Midwest, but the dioramas at the Milwaukee Public Museum piqued my interest and continue to leave their imprint on me. Fortunately, I can live out many of my fantasies when I get to travel to Italy for my job and visit all of the fabulous museums and see all of the fabulous models.
I have spent a good amount of space on this blog talking about my influences as a modeler, so it is only appropriate to step away from my own work for a short time and share some of the great model work from museums and sites in Italy. These models are a wonderful representation of some of my earliest influences as a scale modeler.