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Modeling and cats
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 04, 2018 2:10 AM

I've seen a couple cat and modeling issue posts here and there.   My cat does very little damage but every time I open a kit to look through the instructions/sprues she is right in the middle of it.  She has a plastic bag licking additction.

Here's a little video I called cat vs tomcat.

https://youtu.be/aa200kvoTnK-t9g

Anyhow, share your cat issues 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, March 04, 2018 3:25 AM

Can't say I have many issues.  The odd hair floating around the spray bay etc.  However, I do enjoy getting a whisker in the water dish now and again.  Great for painting with!

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 04, 2018 3:59 AM

Ha.  A guy in a local club used to use the cat whiskers for amor whip antennas.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 6:05 AM

Cats are just unique as people. Mine has an obsession with rainwater. After every rain, she has to go around her outside domain and sample all of the various lowspots that rain has accumulated. Dented trashcan lids, on bags of mulch, puddles on the ground, you name it. She does this every time she goes outside, just a few laps from each one.

I don't have any issues with her and my modeling. She made one run over my modeling bench when she was a kitten. You know those crazy running fits cats have sometimes. She hasn't been on it since, and now she's 18 years old. Overall, she's been a great little companion over the years.

This is her a couple of years ago during one of our "nature walks" around the back yard..

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 04, 2018 8:57 AM

I get the occasional hair stuck to my clear coat but that’s about it. If she’s bored, she’ll sit down on my cutting mat and demand attention. Big Smile

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 8:58 AM

My cat disrupts me by jumping onto my bench now and then. Cat hair is also an issue but what are you going to do? I made her a spot to lie down on next to my bench at the same height and am diligent about looking for hairs before and after glueing and painting. I have used her whiskers for cigarettes on a couple of 1/35 figures. I save them when I find them on the floor. And she ate a palm tree Once

 

Griffin

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, March 04, 2018 11:57 AM

I've only owned a cat (now two) for a little over two years, but cats that otherwise ignore me gain a level of interest in any model project I begin.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, March 04, 2018 12:41 PM

KeavDog;

 My cat is totally weird . She will wait till I have the box open and the sprues laid out in front of me . Then , she steps in the box and lays down and goes into " cat relax " mode with one eye on what I am doing .

 She really gets frustrated when the box is to small for her .Then she will bat it on the floor and lay in that spot .!

 You know folks . You must remember , You don't own a cat .You are their Human by their choice . Cats have a certain mystique that even the EYGPTIANS figured out . That's why a cat was one of their primary Gods .

 A cat is a wild animal in civilian disguise !

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, March 04, 2018 1:33 PM

As a kid, we had a cat. It was a nearly everyday thing, to have to pick my models up off the floor and repair what I could. Years later, after getting back into building...my wife (g/f at the time) brought home a cat. It was nearly an everyday thing, to have to pick my models up off the floor and repair what I could. Years later, my FiL brought over a cat, for my daughter. I had a separate room (closed in back porch) for all my builds. I swear, that little Censored, would wait until just the right momment, when the dog had to go out...she'd slip through the doorway and go apeCensored on the lower shelves. Haven't had a cat in over 15 years now...also haven't had to pick up and repair anything in over 15 years...coincidence???...I think not!

Amazing...2x 75-80lb dogs, in 15years,  didn't do a fraction of the damage that a 5lb cat did in a single month.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 04, 2018 3:39 PM

Well, speaking of...

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, March 04, 2018 6:48 PM

stik's cat did a number on his builds awhile back. I could have cried when I saw the carnage ... er.. damage. Cats are evil. Yes I own a cat myself as well.

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, March 04, 2018 7:28 PM

Cat's ???

Yea, I have 16 of em. I have posted about their "Activity's"  in several recent thread's, so I wont post a bunch of picture's here.

The one's that ARE allowed in my shop, usually dont go in there. The one's that ARE NOT allowed always find a way in..... no matter what I "throw" at them !

( Why do they always carry off part's "Triumphantly", ... like they killed it themself's ? )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 8:26 PM

I have two cats.  Neither one of them really bother any of my models.  They aren't allowed in my bedroom where my bench is.  They do sneak in every once in a while when my daughter comes in to talk to me and doesn't close the door all the way.  They don't get up on my bench at all.  My calico Sadie is just happy to lay on the floor, or underneath my stool while I work.  I usually just shoo her out anyway.  Hubby doesn't want the cat hair in bed. 

I worry more about my dopey golden retriever Kraven.  He's at least 60lbs, maybe more, but thinks he's still a little puppy.  His tail is lethal!

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 8:59 PM

Mopar Madness

Well, speaking of...

 

Calico's are the best! 

 

Griffin

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Posted by fox on Sunday, March 04, 2018 9:15 PM

I used to have 4 cats then 3 then 2. None of them bothered anything in the "hobby" room but I put up a refurbished screen door on the room anyway. The cats would sit in the hallway staring in at me and listening to the music (classical). When the CD ended, they walked away. When I put a new one on, they came back. Sadly, they are both now waiting for me on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. They left behind a lifetime supply of whiskers.

Now we have a dog (rescue). We also have moved and my "hobby room" is in the loft. There is no door to the loft and Daisy comes up, sniffs around, but doesn't touch anything. We can go out shopping or visiting and leave her alone in the house. She hasn't touched anything. She is a terrific dog and we are very happy to have her. We've been here since early November and everyone in the community knows Daisy and likes her.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 04, 2018 9:24 PM

Lol Griff - They have the best looking camouflage for sure!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, March 04, 2018 10:34 PM

Jasper doesn't care about my models. Cat has far more important things to do...

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Monday, March 05, 2018 8:03 AM

Hears my cat taking care of the important stuff models right beside her .she could care less.

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Posted by falconmod on Monday, March 05, 2018 10:59 AM

 My cats drive me nuts!  fortunately they are outside/barn cats that live in the garage.  Don't get me wrong since we got them we don't have a rodent problem like we used to.   But they walk on everything!!!!   I really really hate muddy kitty prints on my car.  So much so that my wife gave me a car cover for my car this last Christmas.

Their favorite thing to do is wait for a car to come home then they jump on the hood to warm their muddy paws!  Arg!! They've gotten a lot of snow balls fired at them this winter.   I couldn't imagin the amount of damage they would do to my work bench concidering the amount of stuff they knock off the shelf in the garage. There's my rant for the week.  Big Smile

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, March 05, 2018 11:26 AM

I do admit I have an old Tamiya T-55 box top that I put on the table so they will sit in it instead of the box with my kit parts. This isn't always the case. They enjoy walking off with the sanding sticks.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, March 05, 2018 12:21 PM

Got two that come in to say "Hi" once in awhile, but since I got back into the hobby, they could care less, but don't have a dedicated bench at home for them to get into.  Just use a lap desk when working there.

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:40 PM

Ummmm ..... 

Armor 2.0 I  hate to be the one to tell you this but, I think the staff at the pet store "Lied" to you. 

That is most definetly NOT a Cat.   I believe it's actually a Chinchila.... ???

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:46 PM

littletimmy

Ummmm ..... 

Armor 2.0 I  hate to be the one to tell you this but, I think the staff at the pet store "Lied" to you. 

That is most definetly NOT a Cat.   I believe it's actually a Chinchila.... ???

 

Naw....that's the cat "guard"

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Posted by Kolvir on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:21 PM

Wow, your cat looks just like mine that died a few months ago. She was pretty good about models, but if anything was right near the edge of a table she would stretch up and try and bat it off. Miss her.

 

Didn't quote right. Was refering to Mopar Madness'es cat.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:02 AM

Had a cat epsiode last night.  She broke into the basement and snagged the lower foryard on my Constitution and did a couple of hours worth of damage.  She never goes around my bench, except Cave Cricket season has started and I think she was chasing one across my bench.

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Posted by fermis on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:02 PM

armor 2.0

Hears my cat taking care of the important stuff models right beside her .she could care less.

 

 

I burried mine 4.5 years ago. Saddest day ever. I was blessed with 15.5 years with him. (also a black lab). We had a Golden Retriever, "Dug", for just a couple months shy of 15 years. We just said goodbye to him 2 weeks ago.

I don't know that I can put myself through such things again.Boo Hoo

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:26 PM

. I am in the same boat. Buried mine recently. Not ready for another.

 

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:31 PM

[quote user="fermis"]

 

 
armor 2.0

Hears my cat taking care of the important stuff models right beside her .she could care less.

 

 

 

 

fermis

 

 
armor 2.0

Hears my cat taking care of the important stuff models right beside her .she could care less.

 

 

 

 

I burried mine 4.5 years ago. Saddest day ever. I was blessed with 15.5 years with him. (also a black lab). We had a Golden Retriever, "Dug", for just a couple months shy of 15 years. We just said goodbye to him 2 weeks 

I don't know that I can put myself through such things again.Boo Hoo

 I know what your saying you get real attached to them my lab is 12 yrs old and just about everywhere I go she goes. The best friend I've ever had

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:00 AM

See my CATatstrophe thread for evidence of what one evil wicked twisted vile critter can do. It happened, life goes on...

But models are fragile things. Some of mine have fallen victim to dog tails, toddlers, barracks room mates,  earthquakes, curtains and blinds blowing in the wind... 

Prior to my last cat model bad day, the last one was 20+ years ago when a then kitten we owned used a helicopter rotor blade as a teething item. Thankfully I was able to fix or at least conceal most of the damage...

cats... 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 08, 2018 12:52 AM

keavdog

I've seen a couple cat and modeling issue posts here and there.   My cat does very little damage but every time I open a kit to look through the instructions/sprues she is right in the middle of it.  She has a plastic bag licking additction.

Here's a little video I called cat vs tomcat.

https://youtu.be/aa200kvoTnK-t9g

Anyhow, share your cat issues 

 

Clearly she likes the smell of new styrene, like her dad no doubt.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

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