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"I said get rid of them"
Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 8:00 AM

Hello all,

I was on my way home from work the other day and I noticed a yard sale. What caught my eye was two large tables stacked with model kits, so I pulled over. After I reached the tables an elderly gentleman approached and asked me if I had a kit in mind. I replied to him with a friendly "all your kits are nice". As we talked I noticed a elderly woman coming toward the table with a very stern look on her face. The gentleman stated it was his wife, and we continued to talk about the kits. When I started making my selection he was calling out the cost of each one. 

As he was doing this his wife kept giving him the "evil eye"and saying no. At this point I was feeling horrible for this man as I could tell he was embarrassed and being controlled by her. The woman told him to lower the prices and "Get rid of this stuff" I mean it! She then turned and walked off. The man informed me that his wife was making him get rid of his stash because she didn't like looking at it anymore. I then started to rethink my picks to help him retain his kits....I hate to say it, but I kinda did this out of spite and to help him keep some of his stash. After making my picks and putting a good arm full back the man gave me a look as if he knew what I was up to. As I gave him my money he gave me a big smile and a whink, and wished me a great day.

As I made my way to my truck, I couldn't help but feel sorry for this man. Because I could tell he had been modeling for along time and his wife was making him get rid of his enjoyment. 

 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 8:13 AM

I know what i would be getting rid of, and it wouldn't be the stash. Looks like you got a nice little haul there though Hunter.

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

  

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 8:22 AM

Bish

I know what i would be getting rid of, and it wouldn't be the stash. Looks like you got a nice little haul there though Hunter.

 

LOL!! I agree with you Bish. Man, she was a pill.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 8:30 AM

Your a great man Hunter, nice haul. GOOD JOB!Yes

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:53 AM

Bish

I know what i would be getting rid of, and it wouldn't be the stash. Looks like you got a nice little haul there though Hunter.

 

Exactly...

wives... can't live with 'em... can't kill 'em..... (legally)

 

but there are are plenty of more understanding ones out there looking for a man... poor ba$+age....

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 11:13 AM

Hi Hunter !

 You know , I feel for anyone in that position . Some years back , before Ina Passed we went to a yard sale .She bought a large sealed box labeled Ships . She said the lady wouldn't even let her hubby open them !

 We talked about it later in the evening over a Brandy and she said " I hope I never do that to you " Well , she had her hobbies ( she collected coins and pocket knives !). And at the time we got hitched  , I had four commissions from Clean bay in California .

 She would bring me a Tankard ( that's what I called that cup ! ) Of coffee and stand or sit and watch , Sometimes asking questions .

 To get back to the Box she bought . I opened it the next day . It was one of the large storage boxes from that well known storage and trailer company - U - Haul ! Inside were the following . The full line of Revell Victory at Sea kits , plus a scad of the LifeLike /Pyro Boats and such , on the bottom , a whole collection of Airfix and Lindberg P.T. Boat kits all sizes ! Except the very large one !

Ina had exchanged phone numbers with the lady . She called and said there was a second box that was supposed to be sold with the one we had . Would we please come pick it up ! .

 Shocked , we did ! It to was full to the brim with floaty thingys . It was a wardrobe box full to almost overflowing ! with Italeri ,Heller , Lindberg , Revell and Tamiya ships .

 In a waxed envelope on the bottom was research material ( Photos ) of better than half of them with extra decals too ! I really felt sorry for this guy ,  believe me . I have built about a third of them and believe me , when I got a 1/200 U.S.S. Arizona from a client as a gift I was shocked at how ship prices in modeling had gone up !

 The prices were high enough that I never was able to afford to add the 1/350 " Beehive Island " Enterprise to my stash . My son Fixed that ! Well , there you have it . I am donating everything to Help Disabled Veterans and the local V.A. Recreation center when that time comes .

 Oh , Ina , NEVER , EVER , told me what she paid . When I would ask she would convolutedly change the subject .   

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 12:45 PM

stikpusher
Exactly... wives... can't live with 'em... can't kill 'em..... (legally)

I don't know Stik, with your legal background and my medical we should be able to come up with something Whistling LOL JK!

 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 12:53 PM

Tanker-Builder,

That's a great story TB, and thank you for sharing that. We all have "little complaints" about our best half. But when it comes down to it they always have our backs and support us in whatever corky or carzy things we get ourselves into. 

"The Box" that was a one in million find, and that's great that the woman contacted Ina to inform you of the other items. And your plans for your kits is a awesome idea and I will follow your lead. Thank you again TB.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 12:53 PM

Wow!  Excuse me while I go give my wife a kiss and hearty "thank you" for her encouragmemt of my modeling endeavors! Smile   

Chad

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 12:55 PM

Mopar Madness

Wow!  Excuse me while I go give my wife a kiss and hearty "thank you" for her encouragmemt of my modeling endeavors! Smile   

 

There you go MM EmbarrassedBig Smile

Hunter 

      

AT6
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Posted by AT6 on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:04 PM

I say keep the kits and get rid of the hag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God never made any woman worth that kind of misery.

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Posted by DESooner on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:10 PM

AT6

I say keep the kits and get rid of the hag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God never made any woman worth that kind of misery. 

 

He made one, and she kind of ruined it for everyone.

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:16 PM

DESooner

 

 
AT6

I say keep the kits and get rid of the hag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God never made any woman worth that kind of misery. 

 

 

 

He made one, and she kind of ruined it for everyone.

 

LOL....very good DESooner. If she only followed that one simple rule.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:28 PM

My ex-wife and my currrent wife have always been supportive of my hobby, never complaing about my picking up kits and never building them all. But coming up on 64 in November and with my extremely slow build rate, I decided to bring the stash down to a more manageable level by selling over half of it at an upcoming Model swap meet on the 16th. Figure what I have left ought to hold me well into my eighties.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:36 PM

I'm with you there Archie.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:49 PM

Mopar Madness

Wow!  Excuse me while I go give my wife a kiss and hearty "thank you" for her encouragmemt of my modeling endeavors! Smile   

 

Ditto Though it does help to keep the stash in the shed and in boxes.

What she can't see doesn't exist Wink

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

  

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:58 PM

Bish

 

 
Mopar Madness

Wow!  Excuse me while I go give my wife a kiss and hearty "thank you" for her encouragmemt of my modeling endeavors! Smile   

 

 

 

Ditto Thoug it does help to keep the stash in the shed and in boxes.

What she can't see doesn't exist Wink

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:12 PM

 

 

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Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:27 PM

Hunter
I then started to rethink my picks to help him retain his kits....I hate to say it, but I kinda did this out of spite and to help him keep some of his stash


That's not spite Hunter ,that's empathy,a very fine quality. Nice kits,looking foward to seeing a few finished. It took me two times,but my second is a keeper.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 3:38 PM

patrick206

What's the guys address, I'll arrange to have the wife disappear.

No charge. 

I know you're joking around, and it doesn't bother me a bit that you are, but watch whatcha type on the forums - some of this stuff can you get you in some legal hot water. Too bad that things have gotten this way in the last few years.

Devil Dawg

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 3:40 PM

Mopar Madness

Wow!  Excuse me while I go give my wife a kiss and hearty "thank you" for her encouragmemt of my modeling endeavors! Smile    

Triple Ditto !!!

My wife is extremely supportive of my hobby, as I am of hers (quilting, scrapbooking, rubber stamping).

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Travel 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II;  Travel 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  Travel 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings;

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 3:47 PM

If she was tired of looking at them I'd have bought her some dark sunglasses..... Cool

 

Gee, sometimes I get depressed about being single, and then sometimes I hear about horrible women like this and think it's better than being in a terrible relationship.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 3:48 PM

Devil Dawg
but watch whatcha type on the forums - some of this stuff can you get you in some legal hot water.


Sad but true,sound advice Dawg.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:01 PM

Hunter

 

 
Bish

I know what i would be getting rid of, and it wouldn't be the stash. Looks like you got a nice little haul there though Hunter.

 

 

 

LOL!! I agree with you Bish. Man, she was a pill.

 

 

Ain't heard that in awhile. Smile

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:16 PM

Devil Dawg

 

 
patrick206

What's the guys address, I'll arrange to have the wife disappear.

No charge. 

 

 

I know you're joking around, and it doesn't bother me a bit that you are, but watch whatcha type on the forums - some of this stuff can you get you in some legal hot water. Too bad that things have gotten this way in the last few years.

 

DD,

You are a 100% correct with that statement. You have to watch everything now, everything.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:20 PM

Gamera

If she was tired of looking at them I'd have bought her some dark sunglasses..... Cool

 

Gee, sometimes I get depressed about being single, and then sometimes I hear about horrible women like this and think it's better than being in a terrible relationship.

 

Gam,

I love it. Leave it to you to have a classic comedic comment. Yes

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:22 PM

Devil Dawg

 

 
Mopar Madness

Wow!  Excuse me while I go give my wife a kiss and hearty "thank you" for her encouragmemt of my modeling endeavors! Smile    

 

 

Triple Ditto !!!

My wife is extremely supportive of my hobby, as I am of hers (quilting, scrapbooking, rubber stamping).

 

DD,

I am immensely grateful that my wife supports and encourages me to be involved in modeling or what ever I am interested in. She always has been.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:30 PM

templar1099

 

 
Hunter
I then started to rethink my picks to help him retain his kits....I hate to say it, but I kinda did this out of spite and to help him keep some of his stash

 


That's not spite Hunter ,that's empathy,a very fine quality. Nice kits,looking foward to seeing a few finished. It took me two times,but my second is a keeper.

 

Thank you Templar....my wife stated she wasn't surprised that I put them back. It really bothered me because I could tell by the way this gentleman was looking and talking about all these kits that it was like taking a piece of his life from him. He informed me that he had been modeling for almost 50 years non stop. He stated the he and his grinch(wife) were in their early 80's and he was still going strong at the bench.

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:07 PM

I post the stuff my wife does all the time. Most of it I "exagerate " a bit just for comedys sake. Truth be told I dont know why she puts up with me. She supports my "miniature world", even finding me kits from time to time. She would NEVER DREAM of doing what that wife did! When I read her this post she squeesed me a bit and gave me a peck on the nose......

 

And thats why all my money is going to her... OOPS ...  our house.

 

Hunter my hat is off to you sir. You showed great restraint in the candy store.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:12 PM

Unfortunately, I was once married to a woman like this. 

While living in the Dakotas with her, I began doing commission work for a local hobby shop. I would build models for the owner's display cases. At first, I was paid in cash, but there were a lot of instances where I accepted unbuilt kits and supplies in return for my labor. We had a double stall garage that was filled with kits from floor to ceiling, in addition to shelves and closets full of kits in the house.

I came home from work one day to find three or four dozen kids running down the street with their arms filled with those kits and there were still more kids crawling out of the dumpster with more when I pulled in to park. While at work, that miserable wench had thrown out my stash - the fruits of my labor and a lifetime's worth of collecting were hauled to the dumpster out of pure spite because she had grown tired of me finding even the smallest degree of happiness. She, too, just wanted to see it all go away.

Divorce papers were filed the next morning.The contents of the last remaining box of kits was auctioned off on e-Bay and I recouped enough of the loss to pay the legal fees and my attorney. 

Having both "been there" and "done that", my hat is off to you for having shown a little empathy and a great deal of class with this gentleman, Hunter. 

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