Took up the hobby up again after an over 20 year absence. I've had alot of stress in my life, mostly due to health issues amongst various members of my family. My mother lost a battle with cancer, my step father is seemingly losing a battle with cancer, and now my father-in-law, whom I'm rather fond of, is starting his own battle with.... you guessed it, cancer. I've found that building model ships has been a positive way to take my mind off the "doom and gloom" and focus on something more constructive. I can honestly say this hobby has helped me through this difficult time. Anyone else still building kits these days? It seems like it has become far more of a niche market then it was back when I was a kid. Since July, I've managed to finish 4 separate builds of various size and skill, with my 5th one, a "weathered and worn" Voyager nearly finished. Anyways, just thought I'd share and see if anyone else was interested is physical model building.