he builds trains, ships, miniature machines, and buildings. from scratch. somehow, with big hands slightly shaking, he remains precise. he recreates historic buildings from his town. taking a tape measure to the sight, and his camera, he makes a blueprint of sorts. he researches a building's history, becomes a local authority oftentimes.
what comes after always amazes me. in weeks, sometimes months, sometimes years, there sits a building perfectly to scale. more amazing still is that the soul of the building is there too. i see him in every little detail. my grandfather.