Friday, July 6, 2018

New video: Do you ever combine alcohol with scale models?

In my latest video I discuss whether it's ever smart to combine booze and building scale models. This week I rather stuffed something up because I thought it would be a good idea to try airbrushing at 9:30pm after two pints of beer and a glass of wine. Hmm, turns out it was actually not a very good idea at all.

Do you ever drink alcohol while building scale models?
Pictured: not a very good idea.

A few weeks back, while I was still building The Seahorse, I recorded a video after I had had a couple of drinks, and I was very tempted to get stuck in and do some paint chipping. On that occasion I was smart enough to know my limitations, and I walked away from the workbench.

I hadn't released that video before now, as I wasn't sure it was professional enough to release.

After my stuff up this week, I reconsidered my position, and recorded some more video to bookend the original footage with, where I had a slightly more sober reflection on the issue.

Do you ever drink alcohol while building scale models?

Have a look and let me know your thoughts. I'm keen to hear other modellers' ideas on this topic. Goodness knows I could learn a thing or two if that dented helmet up top is anything to judge by...

Video is embedded below, but in case that doesn't work here is the link:
Do you ever mix alcohol and scale models?



P.S. Remember kids - don't drink and model.

dont drink and model


  1. Hi Dave
    I did it once and never again!
    Basically after a very short time I began to realise that my judgment and quality of work was very disappointing.....especially after I looked at my efforts the following morning! So now I dont contemplate it and just finish the bottle and wait until the next day!!

    1. Heh heh, very wise Martin - very wise indeed!