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What Are Your Other Interest??
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:05 PM

Hello everyone,

I know all of us have immense involvement in scale modeling, and military history. But like most of you I have other interest in life that I like to be involved with. When I was 8 years old my dad took me to a motorcycle speedway race in Costa Mesa, CA. at the fair grounds...I was hooked, we went every Friday night during the race season until we moved to Montana 3 years later. Ever since then I have been a large follower of the European teams in the UK, Poland, Sweden, Australia, and Norway. 

Watch this to understand what I am talking about if you don't know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxSP0UGZ0m0

I also enjoy target shooting at long range and CQ target at a outdoor range near home. I have various 308's (7.62mm) and AR15's (5.56mm) that I really enjoy useing. I am currently learning how to "Reload" my own ammo...and slowly purchasing the tools needed to do so. I've always been one of those individuals that like's to learn and try new things.

Last...My wife and I enjoy backpacking the back county of the mountains in our beautiful state. We take trips that range from 3 days to 8 days.

So...let us know what other interest you have.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:16 PM

Great idea Hunter. In addition to modeling I really enjoy golf in the warmer months. I also love to read historical fiction books. My wife is even worse tho...she can read a book in a day or two lol!

-Andy

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:19 PM

Great topic.  I enjoy watching Texas Rangers baseball and classic cars shows.  I also enjoy a good book!

Chad

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On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:20 PM

rooster513

Great idea Hunter. In addition to modeling I really enjoy golf in the warmer months. I also love to read historical fiction books. My wife is even worse tho...she can read a book in a day or two lol!

 

Andy my dad loved playing golf in the spring and summer also. I would go out with him once in awhile. And my wife is like your's...she can have a book done before I get to the half way mark LOL.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:29 PM

Mopar Madness

Great topic.  I enjoy watching Texas Rangers baseball and classic cars shows.  I also enjoy a good book!

 

MM,

Are you able to attend many car shows throughout the year?

Hunter 

      

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:36 PM

 

Do a lot of shooting in the summer. AR and .22 mostly. Also do a bit with slug guns (12, 20), muzzleloader (50cal)...these are more "tools" than anything, the first 2 being more for fun. Also do archery and crossbow. Those things obviously lead me into deer hunting. Salmon fishing. Been playing guitar for almost 30 years now, had a few bands(nothing now). Wood working. I thoroughly enjoy the "around the house" work (remodeling, repairs, landscaping...anything that improves things!). Also...#1 Flying! I'm just getting back into it (after 8-9 years)...the job market is picking up again, hopefully I can get a foot in the door somewhere. Had a couple flights over the last year, not enough to really count for anything. Went up this evening, to a towered field to work on my radio skills (or lack there of)...did good. Felt better than anything else you could do, with your clothes still on! I feel like a pilot again!

 If we had mountains here...I'd be all about days long backpacking/hunting trips. I'm stuck in the flatlands with a huge population...nowhere to go with any real freedom, and not running into a crowd. 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:39 PM

Used to whack a ball when I worked at another shop, but haven't touched a club in 10 years.  Still do some wheeling in the Cherokee, been a member of PNW4WDA since '76.

More into gold prospecting/mining, belong to 3 clubs, and am part owner in 3 claims. Also got into metal detecting with two mid/upper type machines, and belong to a local club.

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:39 PM

Outstanding Fermis...you've got some great other interest.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:42 PM

goldhammer

Used to whack a ball when I worked at another shop, but haven't touched a club in 10 years.  Still do some wheeling in the Cherokee, been a member of PNW4WDA since '76.

More into gold prospecting/mining, belong to 3 clubs, and am part owner in 3 claims. Also got into metal detecting with two mid/upper type machines, and belong to a local club.

 

GH,

I have always wanted to try gold prospecting. One for the adventure, and I would enjoy the outdoors and scenery. Great interest to be involved with.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by fox on Thursday, January 04, 2018 7:04 PM

Well, lets see. Started drag racing the year I got out of HS. Did it for a few years until I discovered how hard it was to drive the race car to work every day but couldn't afford a   second car with 2 kids to feed. Switched to R/C car racing and R/C Sailboat racing. Threw in a few R/C planes along the way but had a bad habit of making very hard landings. Added hunting and target shooting for relaxation. All the while these hobbies were going on, I built plastic models too. Started in 1946 and still do it today along with a few of the others.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 7:11 PM

Wow Jim...very broad and interesting hobbys. I was into R/C cars for awhile. I was into 1/5 scale gas. I had 2 HPI Baja 5B's with a lot of aluminum upgrades. I aslo had acouple 1/10 trail rigs.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Chemteacher on Thursday, January 04, 2018 7:29 PM

Besides modeling, I enjoy fishing, especially for bass and panfish. I’m also a member of the USS Alabama Living History Crew. We have drill one weekend every other month and rennact life aboard the ship during WWII. This is tons of fun and I get to meet so many folks from all over.

On the bench: Revell P-51D (pending decals)

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 7:32 PM

Chemteacher
I’m also a member of the USS Alabama Living History Crew. We have drill one weekend every other month and rennact life abourd the ship during WWII. This is tons of fun and I get to meet so many folks from all over.

Chemteacher,

That would be something to see. I bet that is an absolute blast. I hope one day you might post photos of that. Very fun, and interesting!!

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Chemteacher on Thursday, January 04, 2018 7:47 PM

It is a blast.  We have a 40mm Bofors mount atop turrent 3 that “fires” using propane and is able to traverse and trane. We also have 3 20mm mounts that work the same way as well. Mock air attacks are staged on the Saturday afternoons of drill using replica fighters from the Mobile airport. I am assigned to a damage repair division as a firefighter. We have also piped aboard veterans of any battleship if we know they are visiting that particular day.  This is such an honor to be able to do for visiting vets. 

On the bench: Revell P-51D (pending decals)

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:06 PM

Hmmm....where do I start?!  I suppose it depends on the season around here.  Winter time is stuck in the house, so other than modeling I do cross stitch on occasion.  Summer time is a plethoria of things.  I have my Dad's 69 Z/28 so I work on that.  I rebuilt the engine in it 10 yrs ago when I got the car.  I've restored my current motorcycle, I swear it spent more time on the center stand than the kick stand when I bought it.  We have a yearly camping trip in July, and I also hunt with the hubby.  So trips to the range to shoot guns for fun is a pretty frequent thing.  Photographing airplanes whenever I get the chance is one of my favorite things to do as well. 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:34 PM

Lets see, I used to do 10-15 motorcycle track days a year. I was getting ready to get my CCS race license when I crashed and ended all that fun. I still enjoy motorcycles, but, I haven't been riding in five years. My wife and I also enjoy target shooting a few times a month. I'm thinking this year I may attempt to do my own reloading as well. During the warmer months I do like to hit the links. But, most of all, I enjoy spending time with my wife, kids and our grandson. Now to get a couple of them hooked on making models! lol

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:49 PM

Hunter

 

 
Mopar Madness

Great topic.  I enjoy watching Texas Rangers baseball and classic cars shows.  I also enjoy a good book!

 

 

 

MM,

 

Are you able to attend many car shows throughout the year?

 

Not as many as I’d like!  I tend to frequent the local clubs but the national shows always elude me. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 04, 2018 9:02 PM

Scale anything.  I was into RC cars way back - 1/10th scale Associated RC-10.  Got pretty decent at the local track.  Then on to RC Planes, then Helicopters (scary world), and I have a small RC sailboat for the pool.  Still have the planes but since my boys went off to college I don't fly them much. Mostly sticking to slow flying foamies and the choppers.

On to 1:1 - got into High Performance Driving Events with my Boss 302LS.  Been about a year or two since I've been on track but used to do 8 or 9 weekends a year.  

Video with telemetry on Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1fFeH1OwA&list=PL_52ClA89QUcO4GfQxKNH-bt8cBGjeKJ_&index=7

Also like the drag strip in my 09 Charger.  Current setup is a bit of a beast on the street and no longer 'smog'able, but @760RWHP on Q16 race gas with a procharger F1A @ 14lbs of boost its a lot of fun.  Previous setup was a magnacharger @ 8lbs of boost and ran around 11.5 in the quarter (about 480RWHP).

At Barona 1/8th mile with my daughter riding shotgun.  I redlighted and got smoked by a monster chevelle (that was in my old build).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QziUVxirLE&index=6&list=PL_52ClA89QUcO4GfQxKNH-bt8cBGjeKJ_

On the dyno tuning day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGHh6JPIwwc

Also do a little trout fishing, skiing, water sports  - though sold my boat after the kids went to college (theme here...).  Occasional shooting - love my M1A

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 9:20 PM

Wow, everyone has a ton of great interest besides scale modeling! Such a vast range of things done or currently doing. It's nice to know all of this about each of you...it's just an extra insight to each individual. Thank you for posting.

keavdog...loved all the videos. Thank you for posting.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 04, 2018 9:35 PM

Well, young fella, they change over time.

Sold my clubs, sold my guns, sold my bikes, sold my skis, never owned a boat or any rods.

I like to cook. I eat out a lot, and I like to analyze, I like talking to chefs, and I have an entire wall of cookbooks.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, January 04, 2018 9:54 PM

Watching and obsessing over Manchester City Football Club.  But that goes without sayihng.

 

Lots of active folks here.  Me...not so much.  I have a group of friends I board game with once a week.  Have been doing that for about 20 years.  We do strategy board gaming, and the rule generally is that if there isn't fighting or monetary domination, we aren't interested.  There is a hearty amount of bluster, and a fair amount of swearing.

I LOVE to read.  Always have.  I read mostly non-fiction, but will also read historical fiction (love me some Bernard Cornwell) and some fiction (Nelson DeMille and Stephen King are my favorites).  Currently reading "The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War" by David Halberstam.

The Mrs. also forces me to be sociable on occasion, which is a good thing.  We have some very nice friends we don't get to see often enough.  I do enjoy spending time with my wife.  We are hoping to travel a bit when we retire in a few years.  We both discovered how much better a meal can be with the right glass of wine, and have put a little effort into learning about wine and food pairings.

I used to spend too much time computer gaming, but model building has largely replaced that.  Now I spend too much time thinking about model building, and not enough time actually doing it (this happens a lot at work....shhh...don't tell anyone).

Enough.  I do tend to ramble.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 04, 2018 10:11 PM

I used to be heavily into RC planes and scratch building, then I realized they used up copious amounts of money and space. I also use to own a plane and flew quite a bit, then I got married to my current wife and bought a house, that ended that.

While in the Coast Guard I pistol shot for competition, and when I got out I crewed for a hot air balloon company in northern CA.

Now it's pretty much scale modeling and waiting. Soon I hope to pick a few things up again like maybe camping on occasion.

I'm not very interesting right now.

Steve

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1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

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1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 11:10 PM

GMorrison

Well, young fella, they change over time.

Sold my clubs, sold my guns, sold my bikes, sold my skis, never owned a boat or any rods.

I like to cook. I eat out a lot, and I like to analyze, I like talking to chefs, and I have an entire wall of cookbooks.

 

That is great to know about you Bill. You live in a city where I would dine out a lot too. My wife loves to cook different dishes all the time. Between cookbooks, and shows like Top Chef I never get bored with dinner LOL. I hope you are well and improving every day.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 11:15 PM

ManCityFan
I have a group of friends I board game with once a week.  Have been doing that for about 20 years.  We do strategy board gaming, and the rule generally is that if there isn't fighting or monetary domination, we aren't interested.  There is a hearty amount of bluster, and a fair amount of swearing.

Hey D,

Great tradition. That sounds like a great time, and a good group of friends. My wife and I always have a Scrabble or chess game going between us. Needless to say there is a worn out dictionary next to the Scrabble board Big Smile.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, January 04, 2018 11:22 PM

modelcrazy
I used to be heavily into RC planes and scratch building, then I realized they used up copious amounts of money and space. I also use to own a plane and flew quite a bit, then I got married to my current wife and bought a house, that ended that. While in the Coast Guard I pistol shot for competition, and when I got out I crewed for a hot air balloon company in northern CA.

Not interesting right now!?!? My friend that is very interesting, and awesome. How many people can say they owned and flew their own plane,and flew hot air balloon's? Not me, Jill wouldn't allow that LOL, she can barely handle my job let alone putting me in the pilot's seat LOL. "What's this knob do"? Whistling LOL. You have, and will live a very interesting life.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by mawright20 on Friday, January 05, 2018 3:11 AM
Hunter, I’m with you! I live in Colorado and we’re an outdoor family. My kids all shoot, some of us shoot a little friendly competition like steel challenge. I also help coach my daughters 4H shooting team. Also fish, hunt, and like to travel.
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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 05, 2018 6:03 AM

Looks like a nice variety of interests in here. Me? I love hot rodding but can't do it all the time due to how expensive it is. I did , however , just plop a nice fat 400hp 383 small block Chevy into my truck. It felt good to do something performance related again after about an 8 year absence from it.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 05, 2018 6:34 AM

Like you Hunter, I enjoy long range shooting several weapons I have purchased thru the years. Most or all are at least for me unaffordable at today's going rates. I found a great outdoor range about 45 minutes drive from the house where I can shoot my Mauser 8mm rifles, Garand and M1 Carbines.

Then there is an idoor range close to the house where I can shoot my handguns. I hate the tiny military sights on the 1911 Colt.   

I also love flying rc planes and have several including two 1/4 scale biggies. It's unfortunate to have a lack of public flying sites here in Central Florida while a crowded S Florida had a couple of public fields. I don't know if they are still around but out here it's all private clubs with some hefty dues.

I also love classic cars. I owned a 1955 Chevy 210 2d hardtop for over 15 years and loved working on it. Till this day I regret selling her and wish I held on to it.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, January 05, 2018 6:59 AM
I was a local tournament bass fisherman for over 20 years. A job change made me give that up. Part of me missed the competition but not the politics. I also woodwork and love fixing things around the house and my vehicles. Was a gearhead when I was younger, would love another muscle car but they are so expensive. Will be moving to Florida this year so will be adding boating and beach to my list.

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, January 05, 2018 7:28 AM

ManCityFan

Watching and obsessing over Manchester City Football Club.  But that goes without sayihng.

 

 

I LOVE to read.  Always have.  I read mostly non-fiction, but will also read historical fiction (love me some Bernard Cornwell) and some fiction (Nelson DeMille and Stephen King are my favorites).  Currently reading "The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War" by David Halberstam.

 

I have to agree with you ManCity, Bernard Cornwell is probably my favorite historical fiction author. The Saxon Tales are a great series!

-Andy

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