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Re: Music and model matching
I find that I have more energy listening to my records of War at Sea (vol 1 & 2) or my CD of Japanese naval marches or my other 2 general collections of marches.
I used to work in my library, where the record player is. But have moved to the family room where my computer desk is located. It is is more cramped there but the desktop computer enables me to research photos of the ship I'm modeling in my photo collection and to watch youtube videos of random subjects that interest me.
What a great idea! I collect in both your areas, too, so now I'll copy your clever match-up by combining music by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera with my current 1/700 kitbash project on the 1930s (Italian-built) cruiser 25 de Mayo. I am also building the old Tamiya HMS Hood for a friend, so maybe I'll spin some Edward Elgar, William Walton, or Benjamin Britten when I switch off to that parallel pursuit. Thanks for the inspiration! -Gordon
I can identify with your back pain and eye strain. I prefer mid-morning and afternoon work, with natural light, at an old wood desk (which my father built over 50 years ago) in my bedroom. I need to stand and stretch more frequently now, and rarely spend more than a single hour doing constant model building. I had to practice a series of exercises to relieve back pain from too much bending forward, and so some of my building is done on a small platform attached to my wall next to the desk so that I can assemble while standing. To make the work go more pleasantly, I play classical music while building -- but from composers native to the country whose ship I am modeling. Right now I'm building Combrig's Imperial Russian protected cruiser Pallada, so the CD player has been playing Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin (I collect classical music as well as model warships)
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