Link to my past…
In my early teens, when I first saw those wonderful Shep Paine pamphlets included with Monogram kits, a new door was opened for me that took model building from being just a kids hobby to a passion. Even now, many years later, Mr. Paine’s work is still an inspiration for me. A couple of years ago I found out that some of his models/shadow boxes were just a few hours from where I live, so I had to go see them. The photos aren’t the greatest but I’d still like to share them with you. Who knows, maybe they’ll again inspire someone, new or old, to higher aspirations in this wonderful “hobby” of ours.
If interested, these models may be viewed (if they are still there) during the Andrew Wyeth Studio tour, located at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, in Chadds Ford, PA.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.