We started with the first workshops at Elementary Schools and Secodary schools in Slovenia. The number of circles has been increasing over the years. On average, more than 100 children regularly attend the school once a week. We are organizing workshops until the middle of 2020, when COVID-19 prevents us from conducting them
We organised workshops for children in the lake Bunyoni, Uganda (Africa). And despite the language barriers, we made plastic models together. We found out that the children in the workshops had difficulty building detailed things. They had problems with fine-motor skills. The reason for this is found in their school system in which they do not find technical subjects such as Technical Teaching. This experience brought us a lot of new insights and thinking about developing Back to basics tutorials.
We take over the online shop makete.net (which has existed since 2005) and combine workshops for children and on-line sales under the brand and the company Miniatures d.o.o. and become the largest provider of models and accessories in Slovenia. Web page: www.miniatures.si The company is proud recipient in achieving one of the highest credit ratings in year 2019 and 2020. More info: https://btb-tutorials.com/a-rating/
Since 2013 during the summer holidays, we have been organizing a holiday program full of joy, sports and creative activities. Children at the Summer Workshops Camp spend a lot of time creatively while building plastic models. In addition to modeling, the program also includes a lot of fun, sports and creative activities.
The first idea was born how to combine knowledge in the field of pedagogy and modern technologies in video content called Back to basics. How to encourage youth to create in a different way.
We successfully organised first Scale Model Workshop. 3 demonstrators , 4 workshops, 1 day for seven to ten participants presented different modeling techniques from basics (sending, riveting, scribing, surface primer and painting colour modulation, decal aplication for scale models) to finishing (chipping, scratches effects, wethering, washes, filters,…). Emphasis on an individual approach, working together with mentors, has done this kind of education unique and special.
Due to Covid-19 we were forced to locked down our Model workshops after 20 successful years. We saw this time as an opportunity and a new beginning. And so we decided to publish the 1st Video tutorial Back to Basics Yakovlev Yak-3 on our our YouTube. We received incredibly positive responses from both the general and modeling public at home and around the world. Fortunately, in July and August we were able to organize 2 Modeling Camps where we tested how the Video Instructions look in practice (class room).
In September, we took the next step in product development where we launched the Yakovlev YAK-3 online classroom. More: The Covid challenge
In december 2020, we upgraded the classroom with a new tutorial: Messerschmitt BF109 F-2:
Our new web page Back to basics is finnaly done! We add new on-line clasrooms. In april we launched new project, called Fire Fighter project.
Born in 1981 in Kranj, Slovenia. 20 years of experience organizing workshops, exhibitions and running a hobby shop.
After completing his doctoral degree at the Faculty of Architecture he also turned his attention to the field of industrial design.
Since 2003 he has been designing and illustrating assembly instructions for Revell, the largest manufacturer of scale models.