Saturday, June 09, 2018

Saturday Film Club: Proper model shops

I'm not usually a fan of people ranting on-line, but this is an exception. 

For a start, it's very well done and then it's also a subject I feel passionately about, the loss of model shops. 

Weirdly, there are (at the time of writing) 97 people down voting this video. That's 97 people who presumably think model shops going to the wall is a good thing. 

I've seen this on forums before, those who are pleased to see shops close because they think they can buy everything direct from China. Of course, they haven't needed to buy paint or glue because they don't actually do any modelling, or comprehend that if all the shops and factories close, their kids are going to find job-hunting somewhat difficult. And now I'm ranting. Just watch the video.


Jim said...

That's Lindybeige, one of the best channels on YouTube - loads of highly entertaining stuff on old weaponry etc

Paul B. said...

Thanks goodness for fantasy RPGs then. Not my cup of tea, but their popularity means that most towns have a toyshop selling Games Workshop paints and brushes etc. And it gets some young folk actually making, or at least painting, stuff.

Huw Griffiths said...

That's certainly an improvement on all those unboxing videos that have been infesting YouTube recently.

As for the wargaming malarkey, it's never been my cup of tea either - but it can actually be quite interesting to see / read how they go about painting stuff.