Why do I build?

I suspect it all started with Lego.

I have often asked myself what it is I enjoy so much about modelling but the answer eludes me to this day.

I love the possibility of creating a life in miniature or telling a story. The ability to capture a moment in time. The ability to add the little details in the subject that make all the difference. The ‘essential non essentials’.

I love the lessons learned during every build. The history of the machines and the stories of the soldiers that fought in them. A new product or technique.

I love the fact the hobby can be so time consuming, frustrating and deflating but can deliver you such an amazing high and a sense of satisfaction only other modellers can know.

I am an enthusiast, passionate about the hobby and the subjects it is based around. I am constantly learning, growing and refining my skills. This website ‘Workbench Hobbies’ is simply a means of showcasing my work and the work of others as well as promoting this amazing hobby and being able to share it with others.

One of my goals for this site is to connect with like minded people, all across the World, and share in the art of scale modelling.

I hope you enjoy


Clayton Ockerby