If you don't have one, buy the DVD movie(s) featuring the subject you desire to work on.
This can help you get into and keep you in the mood.
I recommend both historical docu-dramas as well as actual documentaries.
As with the scale models you wish to build, ignore the critics, buy and enjoy the ones you like.
I have a small player/TV combo nearby in my hobby room/"Man-Cave". So, if nothing else, when I get tired of the build subject, I can enjoy the entertaining theme of the movie as well.
The main thing I have to watch out for is what I call:
"The Dr. Frankenstein Effect"...
That is where I get the feeling that I have created a monster by achieving a newer, higher threshold, that like Dr. Frankenstein, in order to please others, especially the critics, when the Monster was coercing him into creating a female Monster like himself, of course.
In the original novel he trashed and abandoned the project because he felt trapped by being expected to use his medical/surgical skills only to make more like his original creation, without the time or freedom to re-think what he just did and to see if he could find other more rewarding alternative channels.
But then, I realize that most critics are typically those who frankly like his "monster" are not in a position to tangibly reward me for pleasing them, are they not the one who bought my kits, much less purchase and send me any of the extras to get the special results they might pressure us into.
So to get past it I buy something "off-subject" like others, a model car, a space ship, etc.
Edited by Gigant, 11 April 2018 - 07:38 PM.