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It is a Monday morning and I would rather be home scale modeling.
Posted by Bakster on Monday, December 07, 2015 10:12 AM

Monday morning blues here at work.  Sigh. It is nothing that a few hours at the bench couldn't cure.

Back to work.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Monday, December 07, 2015 10:59 AM
I hear ya, brother. It's the same for me here as well. Clearly whoever invented the concept of "work" wasn't a model builder.

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Posted by Cat Daddy on Monday, December 07, 2015 12:06 PM

Yup.

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Posted by patrick206 on Monday, December 07, 2015 2:05 PM

Happily retired after 40 years and 2 months, although I liked my job, I always considered work to be the eternal foe of the dedicated hobbyist.

Patrick

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  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:07 PM

I can relate to the thread topic and patrick206's reply.  There are many days I wake up and say to myself, "I'd rather be building." only to have to go to work.  On 02 January 2016, I'll be hanging up my gun belt and parking my cruiser for the last time to start retirement on 03 January after 31 1/2 years in policing.  Time to start thinning out the stash!

Retired and living the dream!

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:13 PM

You are a lucky man. Congrats!

 

 

 

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Posted by OldGoat on Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:19 PM

I retired recently. 35 years on the job. I have been warned by the "Sergeant Major" we are rapidly running out of display space. That's a good thing. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 13, 2015 11:20 PM

murph

I can relate to the thread topic and patrick206's reply.  There are many days I wake up and say to myself, "I'd rather be building." only to have to go to work.  On 02 January 2016, I'll be hanging up my gun belt and parking my cruiser for the last time to start retirement on 03 January after 31 1/2 years in policing.  Time to start thinning out the stash!

 

good for you Murph! I have almost finished 27 years on as of now... 4 1/2 more and I'll park my radio car by yours and be done as well. Looking forward to that day.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 14, 2015 12:36 AM
Just had a week off after finishing at my last job and about to start a new one. And I would much rather be able to spend the day at the bench.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by OldGoat on Monday, December 14, 2015 10:41 AM

stikpusher

 

 
murph

I can relate to the thread topic and patrick206's reply.  There are many days I wake up and say to myself, "I'd rather be building." only to have to go to work.  On 02 January 2016, I'll be hanging up my gun belt and parking my cruiser for the last time to start retirement on 03 January after 31 1/2 years in policing.  Time to start thinning out the stash!

 

 

 

good for you Murph! I have almost finished 27 years on as of now... 4 1/2 more and I'll park my radio car by yours and be done as well. Looking forward to that day.

 

I miss the job, I miss the camraderie, I don't miss anything else........

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Posted by Buckeye on Monday, December 14, 2015 11:17 AM

Work has a nasty habit of getting in the way of life. Confused

Mike

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Posted by ModelMan68 on Monday, December 14, 2015 3:34 PM

Congrats Murph.....and Stik your's is right around the corner. For me I have 6 more years and I will be able too spend as much time at the bench as I want!!! Work is definetly one of those things we could do without but then we could not afford to do what we love. I am lucky because I really enjoy my job. I get to see our country from a different point of view.

Bish....congrats on your new job and I wish you well on your new journey

Jeff     

a.k.a.  ModelMan68 

 

ON THE BENCH:  Spending Time With Family and Friends Big Smile

 

 

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Posted by murph on Monday, December 14, 2015 3:44 PM

OldGoat
 
stikpusher
 
murph

I can relate to the thread topic and patrick206's reply.  There are many days I wake up and say to myself, "I'd rather be building." only to have to go to work.  On 02 January 2016, I'll be hanging up my gun belt and parking my cruiser for the last time to start retirement on 03 January after 31 1/2 years in policing.  Time to start thinning out the stash!

 

good for you Murph! I have almost finished 27 years on as of now... 4 1/2 more and I'll park my radio car by yours and be done as well. Looking forward to that day.

 

I miss the job, I miss the camraderie, I don't miss anything else........

 

goat - my sentiments exactly.  I'll miss the clowns but I won't miss the circus.

 

stick and Jeff - well done, boys.  You'll be there before you know it.  I can't believe how fast time has flown by.  It's been a great career.  No regrets whatsoever.  Good luck as you head down the homestretch.

 

bish - congrats on the old and goof luck with the new.

Bakster - thanks very much.  I appreciate the sentiment.

Retired and living the dream!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 14, 2015 3:59 PM

ModelMan68

Congrats Murph.....and Stik your's is right around the corner. For me I have 6 more years and I will be able too spend as much time at the bench as I want!!! Work is definetly one of those things we could do without but then we could not afford to do what we love. I am lucky because I really enjoy my job. I get to see our country from a different point of view.

Bish....congrats on your new job and I wish you well on your new journey

 

Thanks. I have gone from working on a USAF base to a prison. So not as much fun, but certainly not as noisey.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by fermis on Monday, December 14, 2015 6:02 PM

I should be 2 weeks into my 4 month lay-off (seasonal work)...but with temps around 60....we're working till the ground freezes solid.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:01 PM

No Monday blues for me...I work Tue to SatSmile. So when most people grumble I sleeeeeep Big Smile. But comes Saturday I am the sucker at work. But there is always Monday Big SmileBig Smile

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, December 18, 2015 12:03 AM

I had a work related accident on 5/5/10.  In short, I have TBI Traumatic Brain Injury.  I have had the Monday blues for 4 years until I built my first model, the old Monogram P-61 Blackwidow.  That was my first thread here on FSM.  

Although I am retired at 49, I enjoy each day because I get to build models almost everyday when I'm capable.  If I couldn't do this, I too would feel the Monday blues.  Thank you so much for this thread of yours, it has given me a whole new perspective of my new hobby.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 18, 2015 8:55 AM

Greetings, Toshi.  Firstly, I am really sorry to hear about your TBI. Life can serve up some really cruel things to people. I am glad to hear that you have found solace in scale modeling though.  That is a very good thing! I am also glad that this thread has helped you. That makes this thread so much more worthwhile.

There is always a silver lining in things, isn't there. We just have to look for it.

Steve

 

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, December 18, 2015 10:35 PM

Right you are, Bakster.  I'm 74 and have been retired for quite a few years, and have some serious health issues, but fortunately I am still quite functional and able to enjoy modeling, which has kept me in good mental health and attitude for a long time.  I can still turn out decent quality models, and will keep doing so as long as possible.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 19, 2015 8:09 AM

Greetings, Cadet Chuck. That is so true about the mental health and attitude aspect of it. It helps me in the same way. This is the primary reason why I came back to the hobby. Now that I am back, I can't imagine not doing it, I just enjoy it so much.

It was great to hear from you on this.  Keep enjoying it sir! 

 

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Posted by KillinMeSmalls on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 12:04 AM
Anyone else sit and just stare into space about their next build while at work?

- Smalls

On the Bench: AirFix 1/72 Spitfire mk1/mk2a

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:31 AM

As a matter of fact, I did that just yesterday. I will probably do that today too. In my case though, I am thinking about the current build. 

 

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Posted by Dash8 on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 11:45 AM

What ever happen to the Barter system ? I would

give you a couple of my built model airplanes and

return you would give me one of your goats so

I can feed my family.

On the bench: Revell Euro Fighter 1/32

Ontario, CANADA

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 9:11 AM

I model every day from about 6 am to 7 am when I get ready to leave for work. Keeps me sane.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 9:23 AM
This is the time if the year when I start ramping up the bench time. This year I have been working 6 days a week roughly 58-60 hours. Damn you Amazon. Too many pkgs. But I order a lot of kits from them. Hehe

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 20, 2017 9:30 AM

It's over two years later and I still find this post to be true. Man, I hate Mondays. Retirement can't come fast enough. Just venting. Sigh.

 

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Posted by fermis on Monday, February 20, 2017 9:40 AM

Bakster

It's over two years later and I still find this post to be true. Man, I hate Mondays. Retirement can't come fast enough. Just venting. Sigh.

 

If it makes ya feel any better...I woke up at 6am...had a bagel and a glass of chocolate milk...then hit the bench!

My situation changed last year (when I had 4 months off)...now it's closer to working about 5.5 months of the year + part time "on call", graveyard shift at the airport (snow). Been off since mid October. Benching is getting old...almost ready to get back to work...almost!

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, February 20, 2017 9:57 AM

fermis

 

 
Bakster

It's over two years later and I still find this post to be true. Man, I hate Mondays. Retirement can't come fast enough. Just venting. Sigh.

 

 

 

If it makes ya feel any better...I woke up at 6am...had a bagel and a glass of chocolate milk...then hit the bench!

My situation changed last year (when I had 4 months off)...now it's closer to working about 5.5 months of the year + part time "on call", graveyard shift at the airport (snow). Been off since mid October. Benching is getting old...almost ready to get back to work...almost!

 

Who needs Wheaties, now that is a breakfast of champions Fermis!

Remember Bakster...without a job we wouldn't have the cash to support this habit. Unless you could find a sponsor like artist did way backHuh?

-Andy

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Hey Fermis, I am laughing here at your comments. Yeah, that makes me feel soooo MUCH better.

I am sitting in an office, I don't feel like working, a coworker is coughing up a lung, and the rest of us are praying we don't get the plague of death that she has. I have asked a coworker to be merciful and put a bullet in me, but, he is being selfish. He is asking that I shoot him first. Crying 

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 20, 2017 10:05 AM

rooster513
Remember Bakster...without a job we wouldn't have the cash to support this habit. Unless you could find a sponsor like artist did way back

Right that you are, Rooster. Sigh.

 

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