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Model appropriate music.
Posted by Wirraway on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:35 AM

Does anyone else listen to the music that kinda 'gels' with what they are building?

I must confess to listening to a lot of Glenn Miller when I build a B17 or B24/B29 or anything U.S.A. WWII

Also Vera Lynn when I build a Spitfire or a Hurricane, Lancaster etc

Good thing I dont build much Axis armour.   Havent got much in the way of German marching music.

For me it just ties in with the historical aspects of the hobby.

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Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 AM

I have to say that my musical choices depend on what stage of the process I'm in.

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Posted by Bill Clarke on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:01 AM

Well, for Luftwaffe subjects then Aces High March from the battle of Britian would be appropriate.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:09 AM
Music can bother me while building,I prefer guiet or talk radio on low volume.

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Posted by damouav on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:20 AM

Anything playing on JJJ or streaming on my media server, be it Hunters & Collectors, Vivaldi, Hilltop Hoods, Lorde etc etc etc. Just not stupid rap!

I find that I need something to listen to or I start talking to myself, it dosent matter what.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:48 AM

I converted all of my albums in to digital media and then copied them onto my Ipod.  It is set to play back in the shuffle mode so I can be listening to Willie Nelson one minute and then a christmas song. Nothing like singing Winter Wonder Land when it's 103' in San Antonio.

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Posted by damouav on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:15 AM

What is this iPod device you speak of?

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:41 AM

Hi Wirraway !

 Now being as how you ask . Here goes .The High and the Mighty soundtrack . From the days when prop liners were King .

 Flight of the Valkiyries when building anything from the " Nam " . Military and Sea Chanties when doing those things .  And last but not last . Glenn Miller and yes , Lawrence Welk and the Grand Ole Opera when building cars and trucks .   T.B.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:43 AM

Aw C,mon Mark !

 Why not the Texas Troubador when building ? Me , It's The " Man in Black " himself and his buddies ,  Willie , Waylon and Merle .  LOL.LOL.  T.B.

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:22 AM

Cockles warm remembering building all those "slap togethers" 1963-65 to contemporary British Invasion tunes & U.S. sound alikes particularly in inclement weather, daytime talk radio is what I've been building by for decades now. Ambient noise also works when calm is needed for difficult building subjects.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:53 AM

Baseball

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:14 AM

GMorrison

Baseball

 

A perfect backdrop

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:47 AM

Tanker - Builder

Aw C,mon Mark !

 Why not the Texas Troubador when building ? Me , It's The " Man in Black " himself and his buddies ,  Willie , Waylon and Merle .  LOL.LOL.  T.B.

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:50 AM

Silence for me when working on my models. 

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Posted by Kien on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:56 PM

I don't listen to music when I build models, prefer silence. But if I were to during those German or Russian builds.... Horst Wessel Lied, Panzerlied, Kalinka, or USSR anthem. 

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Posted by fox on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:46 PM

Most of the time, it's the local classical station. Othewise it's a conglomeration of '50s, '60s, and opera music. Just started building Armour recently and as Kien said, Panzerlied and a few other German marches are great ones to start with. Having had two years of German in H.S., I attempt to sing along with them. 

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:25 PM

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Dixieland jazz.

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:28 PM

Being a "metal head", I usually have Pandora radio on (mostly "power metal"...sometimes 50's-60's "oldies")

Most "fitting" for modeling tiny war machines...I'd have to say Sabaton. Great metal, out of Sweden. 95% of their songs tell the tales of battles/wars throughout history...from Sparta right on up to the Gulf. Highly recommended for any and all into hard rock/metal!

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:18 PM
Fermis - Sabaton puts on a great show! Seen them a couple of times. I'm a metal head also - big fan of Arch Enemy & Once Human but I will sometimes listen to Klingon Opera while I tinker. ;-)

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:29 PM

Hello!

I mostly listen to the radio, but sometimes their musical choices or ads start to bother me. There used to be an internet radio station that used to play Vietnam-era music from the sixties with real AFVN infomercial clips pasted in - that was great. But unfortunately they have taken it down due to some chane in the US law. It was called 1stCavMedic, created by a vet that died due to cancer some 10 years ago, but his wife hept this station active as a memorial.

When I listen to MP3s, it's mostly blues (very good music for modelling!), rocksteady (pre-Reggae), dixieland or some classic Rock and Roll. Like already said - Johnny Cash is great. Jimi Hendrix also has a lot to say. And check out something entirely different - this clip just played and inspired me to write this post: Jamesie and the Happy 7. It's a band from the US Virgin Islands. That music feels like concentrated tropical sun!

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:52 PM

Lodni Kranazon
Fermis - Sabaton puts on a great show! Seen them a couple of times. 
 

The truth is what you speak!!!

Saw them twice, in Detroit ("Heroes" and "Last Stand" tours). Got to meet and take pics and autographs with Joakim and Par. Cool guys! I love small venues!!!

Now, If we could just get Sabaton, Kamelot, Gamma Ray, and Helloween together...that'd be a hell of a show!!!

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:03 PM

Cadet Chuck

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Dixieland jazz.

 

Till 3:00 p.m. Pacific here, ambient noise till 5:00 p.m. when Tucker comes on if am still building. Used to get Lou Dobbs at 4:00 p.m., can't find a "pirated" channel now. ok.ru has lots of classic war movies, move speakers in hallway to listen, "The Blue Max" fits whenever pine for Jerry Goldsmith music skipping the "love scenes" of course... 

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Posted by patrick206 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:17 PM

Taped old time mystery radio shows, corny but fun. Taped Prairie Home Companion, taped books on historical figures, Churchill, Ike, Patton and the like.

Music: Bluegrass, Elaine Page, Kanawa, Loreena Mc Kinnit, Ahmad Jamal, some light classical.

Patrick

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:27 PM

If you guys click on my avitar you will see what I listen to or watch while I glue stuff.

It's too much to post here all at once.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:13 PM

YouTube is my go-to source for music when I am building. The music genre is called "epic" and it's quite good. The music doesn't interfere with my work but does keep me motivated. My favorite composer is Thomas Bergersen.

Here's a sample: https://youtu.be/ZEj1cA2wu4k

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:29 PM

Tanker - Builder

Aw C,mon Mark !

 Why not the Texas Troubador when building ? Me , It's The " Man in Black " himself and his buddies ,  Willie , Waylon and Merle .  LOL.LOL.  T.B.

 
Don't forget Kris....

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:36 PM

I have an old iPod Classic with about 3500 songs on it. It's set for random play, so I can hear anything from Enya to Johnny Cash to Casting Crowns to Patty Loveless to Chris Tomlin to Steven Curtiss Chapman to Allison Krauss to Trinity River band to Boston to.......Well, you get the idea. I listen to just about anything except rap. I won't call it stupid - just not my style of music. 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:37 PM

Cadet Chuck

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Dixieland jazz.

 
I just KNEW there was a reason I liked you, Cadet Chuck!

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Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:22 PM

I've been known to watch college football or listen to political talk radio while modeling. Or I listen to the score of either my favorite movies (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc) or a movie related to what I'm building. For instance, I listened to Hans Zimmer's score for Dunkirk while building both the Spitfires I just wrapped up.

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:43 PM

I was talking to a friend of mine that told me...

"If you're building German war planes, you have to listen to Wagner ( or is it Vagner?)

Otherwise the plane just wont turn out right.

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