Annoucing Hobby How-To Month

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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We’ve been enjoying all of our themes and Skill Builder series this year, but many of us are particularly excited by this month: Hobby How-Tos. All of us being kids at heart, we still have a soft spot for things like scale modeling, rocketry, tabletop gaming, Legos, R/C vehicles, model railroading, miniatures and action figure modding, cosplay, papercraft, you name it. We’ve covered these hobbies in the past, especially during last year’s Hobby Month. But this month, we want to delve deeper into the building aspects, the tools and techniques behind these hobbies, many of the skills are applicable across hobby disciplines. Since it’s the month of Halloween and the release of our Toys and Games issue (Volume 28) is just around the corner, there will be all sorts of fun tie-in potential there.

As usual, we’d love to hear what you’d like us to cover. What hobbies are you interested in getting into that you need some guidance on? What specific modeling techniques are you looking to learn? Please let us know in comments.

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