Do you remember your very first solo model for this magazine?
It was the bungalow already mentioned. I redrew it about four or five times, but it was never published, even up until today. The competition in architecture was too big. Coincidentally, one editor asked me if I wouldn’t like to return to it, so it could actually get published. So we’ll see. The first of my models that ABC put out was the lorry LIAZ 100.47. That was in 1991.
What prerequisites should a person have if they want to go into model making?
Certainly patience and spatial vision. This kind of work is all about learning to deconstruct any kind of object in your head and separate it out into separate parts. And when this ability is more advanced, then you can get into more parts and details.
Which models do you gravitate towards?
I have always been closest to planes and machines, although automobiles account for around 70 % of my work these days. There is more interest in them. But planes will always be the best for me because they are difficult to put together. This is due to the large amounts of round shapes. True, automobiles have also been getting more and more rounder over the last few years. This, of course, puts greater demands on the design, author, and in the end results, also on the modeler.