Little Things Matter
Model Railroading, arguably the greatest hobby in the world is unlike anything else! For those who are smitten by those intricate pieces of miniature engineering marvels such as model trains can hardly ever come out of the enchanment of those little magical creatures - they can turn a grown man's eyes glow like little kids in a matter of seconds.
But the subject of Model Railroading is much deeper than little trains, at the heart of the hobby there is the concept of realism - recreating the real world exactly the way we see it to the best of our abilities. You need a lot of skills to be a Model Railroader: research, basic understanding of architecture and engineering, carpentry, electricity, proficiency in the arts and crafts of miniatures and paintings, planning and execution, finance... a successful model railroader, the seemingly loner lurking all day in his trainroom might just surprise you with his little bag of knowledge, skills and talent!
The art of miniatures however, doesn't have to be as elaborate as a beautifully built model railroad all the time. Let's be honest, not everyone can devote the time, money and energy for months and years together. That's where Diorama Arts come into play. You take a small piece of reality and recreate that faithfully in your little world - as much as it can be about model trains for those who like to see things moving in their miniature, the possibilities here are endless! You can depict anything and everything in a diorama - war vs. peace, machines vs. nature, death vs. life, joy vs.despair, reality vs. fantasy... the art of miniatures is as significant as any other form if you look closer.
My name is Kaustav Chatterjee, and I celebrate all of it! An engineer by education and an artist by passion, I am building miniatures in one form or the other all my life, and I truly believe that the world will be a better place if we just focus on the 'little things'. I am a learner and educator in parallel - in these pages and in my YouTube channel you will find all my knowledge, creativity and research - passed onto you as I learn them. Rest assured that this will be growing for as long as I live since I am in it for life.
Do you like miniatures and want to talk about it?
Though I believe people should get their hands dirty and do what they love, but I know life often gets in the way. So, if you need more help than what you get from the content I produce or perhaps want me to build you a customized and professionally built diorama, model railroad or other miniature art, give me a shout - I'm all ears. 🙂
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