In between running the business and chairing the local model club I have been doing research in to how the brain works, and how beneficial our model making hobby is to our health.
I had one person contact me about their challenge after major surgery it left them with reduced dexterity, as they have unsteady hands and found it challenging to paint their models.
During the conversation we came up with a number of ways to mask up the model and using an airbrush to apply the paint. While this may be a longer build process it does allow this individual develop their hand-eye coordination, and giving them a higher quality finish.
The act of building model ships or any model kit can have many health benefits, both physical and mental. Here are some examples of how making model ships can improve your overall well-being:
- Improves hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
- Can be a form of low-impact exercise, as building model ships often requires sitting and using small tools
- Can help with dexterity and attention to detail
- Can be a form of stress relief and relaxation
- Can improve concentration and focus
- Learn the history of your models
- Can provide a sense of accomplishment and boost self-esteem
This is a great hobby to enjoy with your children or grandchildren, and this means you can build your projects together, strengthening your relationship and teaching them the rewards of good teamwork.
Spending time with loved ones or being part of a local model club helps to combat any feelings of loneliness.
If you would like to discuss your challenges with me, we can explore different ways to overcome them!