Stop worrying about the stock markets and the banks. It will pass. What will be, will be - regardless of how it turns out.
Hobbies thrive during economic downturns. Been that way all of my 62 years. People are too busy going places and doing other things to mess with models when we are in economic good times.
Break out that old kit you have been saving. Pick up a pint or a quart of yellow glue at Wal-Marts along with some sandpaper and get busy building. Purposefully do not turn the TV on to the news channels or any serious discussions. Find a rerun of The Addams Family or The Munsters. Even Gilligan's Island. Relax, enjoy yourself while sipping your diet soda.
I suspect that many stocks that have depreciated sharply recently will be right back up there again within the next year. Sit back and enjoy the election circus. If Palin ever needs a staff brown noser, I know someone that would volunteer in a heartbeat. 8>)