Restoration Carpentry, Miniatures, and the Art of Preserving History with Matthew Hankins
In this episode, host Rob Lee interviews Matthew Hankins, a restoration carpenter, historian, collector, and miniaturist. They discuss Matthew's background, his journey into art and carpentry, and his passion for creating detailed miniatures of buildings. Matthew shares insights into his process, the scale he works with, and the importance of weathering in his models. He also talks about his favorite projects and the building he would bring back to life in Baltimore. Don't miss this fascinating conversation about art, history, and craftsmanship!
- Matthew's background and early experiences with art and carpentry 🏡✨ [00:00:10 ]
- How Matthew got into miniatures and the shift from model trains to building models 🚂➡️🏰 [00:08:05 ]
- The process of creating miniatures, including scale, materials, and weathering 📏🛠️🌦️ [00:23:34 ]
- Matthew's favorite projects, including a model of a diner from Star Wars and the Light Street Pier 🌟🍔🎥 [00:30:21 ]
- The importance of connecting Baltimore to its waterfront and preserving its history 🌊🏙️ [00:38:34 ]
- Art comes in many forms, and everyone has the ability to be an artist in their own way.
- Weathering is a crucial step in creating realistic and detailed miniatures.
- Baltimore's history and architecture are a constant source of inspiration for Matthew's work.
- The Light Street Pier represents a connection to Baltimore's waterfront that should be preserved and reimagined.
Visit Matthew Hankins' website at patapscofallsdivision.net to see his incredible miniature creations and learn more about his work. 🌐🏰🔨
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