I agree Kinus, you have summarised the charms of this hobby very well!
I have been collecting/painting/sometimes wargaming with 1/72 figures for many years now and the attraction of the hobby has remained throughout this time...allowing it has to be said for a 'quiet' period somewhere in the middle of this half century when career, family etc had to take priority. Now that I am retired I have been able resume a constant round of collecting, researching, reading, painting etc etc. Wonderful!
Totally agree. From Christmas Day 1961 when I woke up to find the Marx "Giant Blue and Gray Battleset" under the tree, I've had a life-long love with the "little guys" and the history they represent that I've never "outgrown."
Well said Kinus! I have always loved 1/72 scale plastic figures ever since my parents bought for me the ESCI sets of WW2 US and German Soldiers in the early 90's. I was amazed by the lovely detail in such small figures and still am to this day.
I also hope my 2 year old son will be interested in the hobby when he is older so I can share it with him. In any event he'll inherit my collection when I'm gone!