As adults, we are so preoccupied with our everyday tasks and problems, that we forget about having fun and unwinding. Most of us find some way to relax and de-stress, whether it’s watching our favourite show, exercising, long showers or baths, it’s important to find a healthy way to care for your mind and body, and having a hobby is one of the most beneficial ones. As we grow up, most of us leave behind all of those little interests that have been filling in our spare time as kids, focusing only on inevitable activities, to help us advance our careers, do our jobs, or must-do home tasks.
If you are someone who loves scaled models, there are all kinds of hobbies that can help you feel more fulfilled, and it’s never late to start. If you are looking for a pastime activity to satisfy your inner child, while also taking care of your wellbeing, relieving stress, and having fun, here are three options to think about.
Enter the RC World
Most, if not all children, love cars, aircraft, boats, model trains, as well as scaled models. There is simply something extremely satisfying about realistic miniature versions of real-life things. But many adults also find it fun to be able to play with models. The RC hobby offers many opportunities for different activities. You can drive your RC car or truck in the garden or around the neighbourhood or an RC boat at a nearby lake or a pond; you can go on different types of RC events, you can socialise, compete, upgrade or repair your radio-controlled vehicle, etc.
One of the reasons why this hobby is a great option for those amongst us young at heart is that it is quite an easy one to pick up. Once you find a good RC model hobby shop and you choose a model you like, you’ve started your new hobby. There are many different types of RC vehicles you can choose from, ranging not only in models but also in quality, size, strength, propulsion, speed, acceleration, and so on.
It’s important to determine your plans even before you visit an online hobby store to get your first RC vehicle. If you only want to play with it alone or with your kid once in a while, for instance, you can go for a ready-to-run model with basic batteries and a charger. Nevertheless, if you want to dive deeper into it, you can build your own RC vehicle, customise it, upgrade it, repair it, etc.
Collect for Military Toys
If you are a military buff, collecting army toys is another way to go. A military-themed hobby can include many different things. For instance, if you are into the RC hobby, you can get getting military model vehicles in a model hobby shop. Moreover, if what you are looking for is a pastime activity you can share with your children, building construction sets, putting together jigsaw puzzles, collecting military miniatures, etc., are also great options.
While children can easily find things to entertain themselves, providing them with a hobby that will allow you to spend more quality time with them is always a good idea, and as I mentioned before, most of them love scaled models. Moreover, if you share this hobby with your child, you will always know what kind of gift will make them happy – not only because they will like it, but also because they will know that it’s a gift that will allow them to spend even more time with you.
This hobby is also a great way to spike your child’s interest in building, help them learn about responsibility, as well as develop their motor skills, problem-solving skills, social skills, and so on. Furthermore, unlike other little obsessions children develop over the years, this is an interest that will likely stay with them for a long time. This is another reason why it’s a good idea to buy military toys, figurines as a part of your shared pastime. Many of these are collectables and can end up being a valuable part of their future collection, or beautiful memorabilia to always remind them of you and the wonderful time they’ve spent with you.
Play Tabletop Games
If spending quality time with your family and your friends is your priority, another great hobby to consider adopting is playing tabletop games, such as board games or miniature battle games. Unlike RC vehicles or military toys that can be a more solitary hobby if that’s what you are looking for, these games offer you the possibility to socialise more and share your passion with other people.
While this hobby is quite different from the RC and military ones, there are some traits they share. Not only can you find military games to add to your toy and games collection, but also because there are some tabletop miniatures games with beautiful life-like figurines that you use in the small world you immerse into every time you start a new game.
Of course, most people own at least one or two of these games they play with their closest friends or family, typically simpler ones like monopoly or playing cards. However, if you want to get more serious, the world of tabletop games is much broader, ranging from easy and fast to extremely difficult and elaborate ones that can take quite a while to finish. This hobby can allow you to partake in the best game-night gatherings, learn to strategise better, solve problems, and so on. Moreover, it can give you the opportunity to meet new like-minded people and become a part of a great community.