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Summertime....
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 11, 2003 2:14 PM
Seeing as summertime is approaching fast, and the sun is out a lot longer, I was wondering how people handle their modeling projects?? Do you put modeling on the back burner to do in the fall and winter months? Myself, I just started this hobby in December, and already I'm finding myself going out more and not paying as much attention to modeling.

What is everyone's thoughts???
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Posted by naplak on Friday, April 11, 2003 2:25 PM
Summer is PRIME modeling time... My time cycles up and down in modleing (and web building... and working on my modeling site). But Summer is always a good time for modleing. After being outside... doing whatever... it's nice to come in and work on the models for a while late at night... Big Smile [:D]
www.naplak.com/modeling ... a free site for modelers www.scalehobby.com/forum/index.php ... a nice Modeling Forum
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 11, 2003 2:39 PM
I can open the window and not sniff so many paint fumes....Tongue [:P]Dead [xx(]
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Posted by upnorth on Friday, April 11, 2003 2:41 PM
I can take my airbrush and spray cans and do that sort of work on my patio again.
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Posted by Keyworth on Friday, April 11, 2003 5:30 PM
I can see what the kit looks like in real light! ... and no fumes, and outdoor modelling, and other diversions :) -Ed
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Posted by paulnchamp on Friday, April 11, 2003 6:03 PM
Summertime is my main modeling time. I teach and have six weeks off during the summer Big Smile [:D] so I can generally get a lot of uninterrupted modeling time in. Also, my work space is in the basement (where it's nice and cool!) so I can avoid the heat.
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 11, 2003 7:06 PM
i like summer cause i have school and get off for 6 weeks and a great way of "relaxing" is modeling
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 11, 2003 8:58 PM
Same goes for me. Lots of modeling to do in the summer. I live near many airports here in the northeast. The good weather brings everyone out in droves itching to fly. This always inspires me to do great things. Endless ideas for new projects. The warm weather also helps with ventilation of those pesky fumes.

Darren
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Friday, April 11, 2003 9:18 PM
SUMMERTIME = Models (1/1 female!) ie; Girls, Girls, GIRLS!

Plastic? What's plastic?

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Posted by shermanfreak on Friday, April 11, 2003 9:26 PM
Nothing quite like the smell of dullcote wafting around on my deck. Gotta love summer.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 12, 2003 6:26 AM
Yep, I model the same all year 'round!
Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 12, 2003 2:29 PM
I agree with Blackwolf, summer is when the girls come out! Who needs plastic when there's silicone? Wink [;)] (jk - I'm a "natural" kinda guy, myself!)
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 7:01 AM
Summer?
You know we have a saying here in England for when the sun comes out, it goes...
"AAAAHHH! WHAT THE ********* IS THAT?"
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  • From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted by Jeeves on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 9:37 AM
Yup-- I am also a teacher-- and this summer, I am not working. Instead, the wife is going back to work and I am going to babysit our daughter. Plenty of modeling time when it's naptime ;)

Also-- my basement is also my workshop-- so much cooler....
Mike
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 10:06 AM
chill snibble old man....PROFANITY does not a punchline make...i know that foul language is more or less the norm for people whom have trouble stringing together a coherant scentence....but i dont relish having to explain to my six year old nephew.
what *********** means......he's a smart boy and probably knows already..but you get the idea....?
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Posted by U-96 on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 10:52 AM
I don't paint outside because all the pollen, catkin fluff and insects in the world seem to stick to enamel. However, it's quite nice on a still day to sit at a table outside with a beer or G&T and trim and assemble some stuff.

On the bench: 1/35 Dragon Sturmpanzer Late Recent: Academy 1/48 Bf-109D (Nov 06) Academy 1/72 A-37 (Oct 06) Revell 1/72 Merkava III (Aug 06) Italeri 1/35 T-26 (Aug 06)
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:06 AM
Did not know there was a low, back-burner time for modeling...!
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Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 1:17 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by snibble

Summer?
You know we have a saying here in England for when the sun comes out, it goes...
"AAAAHHH! WHAT THE F****** H*** IS THAT?"


Just popping in here to make a quick edit and post a reminder about language on the forums.
http://www.finescale.com/fsm/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1794

Now we return you to the original discussion. Cool [8D]
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  • From: Sunny Florida
Posted by renarts on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 8:36 PM
I live in Florida......what winter?

Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 9:06 PM
I live in Buffalo, can U say "7 feet of snow?!?".

Say it with me friends... "7 feet of snow..."

I'll take snow over hurricanes, mudslides, earthquakes and tornadoes any day!! Wink [;)] (Although, we have had a shaker or two as well as a few tornadoes!) Now if we could have something done about these taxes...


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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 9:17 PM
"Florida: Where mole hills REALLY ARE mountains!"
Heh, LoL, a little "Florida Humor" for ya!
What am I doing this summer?
Well, my lady love in Cocoa Beach will be getting phoned more often(perhaps even visited??).
My Revell AG F-18E "Super" Hornet(like there's anything super about an F-18...) will finally get done(told y'all I was a lazy modeler! While it looks great, I've worked on it on-and-off since christmas!).
I will buy a roll of film, take photos of my models, develop the film, and post pics here.
I will try and get outside, away from my computer(but what are the chances of THAT actually happening?)
And, oh yeah, I'll be in Europe from July 7th to August 7th.(My biological father is a Navy Officer. Having one stationed in Italy has its benefits! I'm touring Italy, France, and Germany!!)
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 10:54 PM
Hey Tenchi.
Somewere in itaty is one of the best model musiums in the world.
I cant recall where it is but they did a special in fsm a couple years back.
Check it out if you can.
Thats if your not checking out the better sites( if you know what I mean).
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:55 PM
OOOOOOOH!!!! I know whatcha' mean!

I just love cheesecake. Both types! Wink [;)] hehe


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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 12, 2003 12:50 AM
Cheesecake? While tasty, I don't know why you're referring to it...
Wow-ee! Where's that museum? If anyone know's it's name, and where it is, please, tell me! I'll definitely do everything within my power to get there, so help me God!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 12, 2003 4:09 AM
Summertime? My girlfriend in a bikini?

I´m sorry guys, modelling will have to wait a bit..

Also got a 1:1 Land Rover that needs fixing up. Best do that when there isn´t as much rain than usual (no garage).
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Thursday, June 12, 2003 4:11 AM
TenchiMuyo,

AH, me young lad!! There are two types of cheesecake!

1) The kind you find in the fridge, with all it's delicious varieties. (Cherry, strawberry, chocolate...)

2) The kind you find outside on a sunny day, with all it's delicious varieties. (Blonde, brunette, auburn...) Wink [;)]Tongue [:P]


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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 12, 2003 12:13 PM
Ah, got ya! Not until she's got a wedding ring on her finger, tho!
I've usually heard that referred to as Red Velvet Cake, however. Must be a regional thing...
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Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 16, 2003 9:53 PM
I agree with bubbamoosecat, summertime is a great time to open the windows and blow away those fumes. I don't have a spray booth, so this greatly relieves me. Also, I tend to have more energy in the summer. The additional light doesn't hurt either. I might do most of the building in the winter, but I do the spraying in the summer.

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 Eric 

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Posted by oz1998 on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 12:13 AM
Traditionally, I too have been a Fall/Winter modeler. I call my modeling time my "Winter Project". I don't find as much time for modeling as I like during the warm weather months. Always seems like there's something that needs to be done, or there's somewhere to go. Besides, it give me a natural break from it, and actually makes me look forward to the Winter.
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Posted by garyfo on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 3:42 PM
Being a Minnesotan...I can sympathize with our friends from Buffalo...

It's Mid-June..so Summer is pretty much over for us up here....ok..maybe not so.

The only problem with summer up here is the humidity. It's out of control in July and August...and if you don't have AC like I don't...it's miserable to try to model in 85-90% humidity. Nothing dries!

Not that it stops me...it just means when I get done for the day I have to do a spot check and see how many pieces are stuck to my arms.
Gary

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