Nostalgic tour of an endangered institution: the model shop

Lindybeige takes viewers on a wistful tour of a Helsinki model shop while remembering the now-closed shop of his youth.

Shops dedicated to modelmaking have long been a gateway drug to art culture and maker culture for young people. My dad loved model trains, but I was not so much into that. I did love making landscapes of lichen trees, painted foam mountains, and rivers made of melted wax. Modelmaking teaches attention to detail, how to read diagrams and instructions, and how to improvise.

Here's another view of Mallikaupan, the shop featured in the video:

Here's their site. So many fond memories!

Proper Model Making - a rant against the decline of good model shops (YouTube / Lindybeige)

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