Ukraine and the plastic modeling community
The following companies are all in Kyiv:
My friend Eugen Evtushenko at Dora Wings has let me know everyone he knows in the scale modeling community are sheltering.
Armory Models Group
Big Planes Kits
Aim Fan Mode
Arsenal Model Group
Some have posted on their Facebook pages that martial law has been declared and all deliveries suspended for the duration.
From Plastic Models Store this morning:
" War came to my house!
That's Artem from PM-Store.
Dark times came to my country. Russian Invaders bombing our cities. Killing our civil citizens.
Dictator Putin hates Ukrainians and wants us to not exist.
Russian Helicopters and fighters are over my house right now!
Stop War, Stop killing people. Now all world sees how crazy he is.
We want to live in peace. Begging all your countries to help us, save our lives.
I can't believe how this is possible in our times in the middle of Europe.
This crazy midget Putin wants to start Third World War. We all need to cooperate and stop this.
Pray for Ukraine, Support Ukraine, Help Us !"
A friend of mine posted elsewhere:
These companies have produced things that have given pleasure to people all over the world, increased bonds of fellowship, and garnered newfound respect for the talented people in their nation.
Now being blown to bits.
Update this morning (2/25/22): This from Anne Appelbaum in The Atlantic morning e-mail newsletter:
"The clash that is coming will matter to all of us, in ways that we can’t yet fathom. In the centuries-long struggle between autocracy and democracy, between dictatorship and freedom, Ukraine is now the front line—and our front line too." (Applebaum, Feb 23, The Atlantic, " Calamity Again")