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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Ceasing Modeling Operations for Now
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:13 PM

Well in preparing for the sale of my house and impending move,I decided to box up the stash and the work bench,tools,and supplies.

I dont know when I will see some bench time again,but I will still be around posting for sure.Keep you all up to date.

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:17 PM

Good luck with the move!  I can relate...  Sad

Gary

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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:18 PM

Hope the sale & move go smoothly!

Cheers

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:19 PM

Hoping for a smooth transition for you, hopefully you will be back to building soon. 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:37 PM

Hope it all goes well and we see you back here building soon.

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

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:57 PM

Having moved two times in the past seven years, I know where you’re coming from. Good luck to you with the move and getting your set up running ASAP in your new residence.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:50 PM

Good luck on the move and sale.

Will be doing the same in the next 2-3 months.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:00 PM
Good luck with the move!
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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:01 PM

Yep, me too. Twice in the last three years.

I've gone from half of a two-car garage, to a spare bedroom, to half of a spare bedroom, to a desk.

One thing, I now have a bunch of land so I have a shed out back for the stash. I live in a place thats about 60-65 degrees year-round, so no worries about warped plastic.

Good luck Tojo. I'd suggest you make a ready bag of the essentials. It takes quite a while to unpack and reorganize, but it's nice to have a simple set up running quickly.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:08 PM

Hey ;

 Good luck on the move .You need to keep a folding card table close by .Anything 's better than nothing ! 

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:25 PM

Good luck with your move Tojo, don't rush it but HURRY BACK MANSmile. After moving the company I work for in January/ early Feburary I refuse to move again. Hope it goes smooth and easy good sir.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:11 PM
Thank you guys,I will definitely continue to be online.Not relishing the move but at the same time looking forward to it.going from North. New Jersey to Asheville North Carolina area,will definitely rent 1st and look for a house from down there.The housing costs in New Jersey are over the top,too expensive to retire here.

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, March 11, 2018 6:36 PM

Yup, as an upstate New Yorker, I can relate on the taxes.  My sister moved from Buffalo to North Carolina, and has never looked back.  She loves it there.  

Good luck on the move, and hope you can get a bench sorted out soon.

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

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:11 PM

Life is frought with silly delays. We'll wait for your return!

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:59 PM

Good luck on the trip and the move Tojo. We just moved in November. We're about 3 miles from the turnpike entrance at Morgantown. That makes us about 1/2 hour closer to the contests that we usually enter. Was hoping to see you at Mosquitocon. If not, Maraudercon in Virginia will be pretty close to you. Maybe we'll see you there. 

Enjoy your retirement.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:08 PM
I just came out of the same thing we bought a fixer upper that my inlaws used as a rental house for about 10 years after my wife's Grandpa died. It's a old Victorian had no insulation and the plaster was in poor shape so doing the work myself tore all that out, insulated rewired while the walls was opened also replumbed, dry walled and three years later moved in and was able to get back to modeling.

Clint

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 12, 2018 6:13 AM
Good luck with the move. I'm right with you Have packed up all the stash and the built kits Will be moving from Connecticut to SW Florida

 

  • Member since
    March, 2013
  • From: East York (Toronto) Canada
Posted by over47 on Monday, March 12, 2018 6:19 AM

Hi, I sure can relate to the moves.

I created a small emergency kit. Just the bare essentials, knife, a few extra blades, a file, a little glue, no bigger than a shaving kit.  When everything just got too much for me, I would pick up a simple 1/72 kit or an old airfix figure and kept myself busy.  Just to get past that craving for modelling. Kept my sanity when the going got rough. Kept the kits in an old shoe box, finished them later on. Just kept me occupied.

All the best. 

On the bench;

Converting a 74 gun Heller kit into HMS Sutherland; 1/200

Converting Bomb Ketch into HMS Harvey; 1/200

Cleaning up an Aifix lot of 54mm figures, for converting.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 12, 2018 6:34 AM

While I have my dream shop now- 12 x 20 basement room, I certainly put in enough years in dinky places.  I never stopped modeling when I went off to college, building in three different dorm rooms.  Then, in different apartments when I was in AF and back to grad school.  Then, another apartment before we bought our first house.

It is possible to build simple kits with a portable board that goes on a table or desk, with a small portable case to store tools and supplies.  I found in the most restricted areas that certain kinds of models took more easily to portable building than others.  Old ships and WW1 airplanes can be brush painted and still look fine.  This past winter my basement got too cold to work in for any long period, so I rigged up a building board I could use on dinette table, and worked on a paper model I had been wanting to try.

Only real disaster I had in dorm was when I was building a balsa model with a carved fuselage.  I had the waste basket half full of balsa chips and my roommate came in after drinking a bit too much.  He was smoking a cigar and flicked it into waste basket.  Fortunately, no smoke detectors in those days and we got the fire out with only a scorched basket as damage- but we did have to pay for the basket when we checked out that spring :-(

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, March 12, 2018 6:53 AM

Good luck on your escape!

On Ed's bench, ???

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    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, March 12, 2018 7:41 AM

tempestjohnny
Good luck with the move. I'm right with you Have packed up all the stash and the built kits Will be moving from Connecticut to SW Florida
 

Nice,I have family on Sanibel,and friends in Ft Myers

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 12, 2018 11:04 AM

Tojo72

 

 
tempestjohnny
Good luck with the move. I'm right with you Have packed up all the stash and the built kits Will be moving from Connecticut to SW Florida
 

 

 

Nice,I have family on Sanibel,and friends in Ft Myers

 

moving to Naples

 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
Posted by Beauslx on Monday, March 12, 2018 11:58 AM

Good luck on the move. And I can relate, breaking down my bench today and packing up my supplies! 

A Man has got to know his limitations...

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 12, 2018 12:10 PM

Good luck with the move Tojo! Lots of work but I've found things in my stash I didn't know I even had this way.... Tongue Tied

 

If you have the time pop up and visit our show in Salem, Virginia on August 11.

http://www.rvipms.com/

It's under 'contest' but no details are up other than the date yet. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, March 12, 2018 2:36 PM

Best of luck with the move, Tojo.

-Greg

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:02 AM

goldhammer

Good luck on the move and sale.

Will be doing the same in the next 2-3 months.

 

Ditto

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 Eric 

  • Member since
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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:45 AM

Greg

Best of luck with the move, Tojo.

 

I'm with Greg, best of luck, Tojo.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:22 PM
Lot of us on the move Thanks all

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:46 PM

Good luck tojo with your move 

  

 Nick.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, March 16, 2018 6:04 PM

ManCityFan ;

 now you know why I retired to TEXAS     T.B.

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