When I was a youngster there were no video games or computers. When school let out it was either a pinball machine or model cars that filled my evening. That is until I discovered girls! Once I aged sufficiently I was able to advance into real cars and real girls!
Back to when I was younger, it was a time of building plastic hot rods and custom cars out of the newest AMT plastic kit. Those 1/24 scale models allowed me to escape into a world of cars that I have yet to journey from. My passion then, as it remains today, was to create the overall concept but had difficulty ever finishing a project. It was all those annoying details that I hated. I always envied the guys who had the patience to do all the intricate detail work that makes a car a true standout.
Look at the photo above very closely. It is NOT real; it is a 1/24 scale diorama constructed by Michael Paul Smith. I am absolutely blown away by the craftsman ship of his work. This is real art and talent. To see a complete slide show of his work click the link below.