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Happy Father's Day!!!

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Happy Father's Day!!!
Posted by Jeeves on Saturday, June 14, 2003 12:54 PM
Best wishes to all you dads out there...tomorrow will be my first :)

My wife had quite a surprise for me-- she said she was taking the truck to go to Lowe's to pick up some mulch and potting soil-- so I stayed home and babysat the newborn :)

Hour later-- she comes back and asks me to help her unload-- I was downstairs in my office working out some ebay auctions I had won-- went outside and there was a 6 foot display case that she had had made for me for my models :)

I had brought the plans for it to a local craft/furniture store-- they were pretty reasonable. The cost for this case was at about $350-- which I thought was reasonable, but really was more than we could handle financially. The crazy woman went behind my back and ordered it anyways ;) Now my only dilemma is how to distribute the models around :)
Mike
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: UK
Posted by gregers on Saturday, June 14, 2003 3:35 PM
Hi Jeeves , You lucky devil the only thing my missus would get to use on my kits is a very large hammer. Even though she has infact built a couple of kits herself (a P51 and a Kamov ka25 )and did a very good job of them too...Greg
Why torture yourself when life will do it for you?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 14, 2003 3:37 PM
congrats to all dads .... but im not one yet =( .
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  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Saturday, June 14, 2003 4:29 PM
Good for you, Jeeves. I'll be getting a few kits, without any doubt, that will one day fill my lovely display case..!
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  • From: Poway, Ca.
Posted by mostlyjets on Sunday, June 15, 2003 12:55 AM
Jeeves, congrats on your first Fathers day! Now as a single dad, I cherish the days I get with my 6 year old. I'm introducing him to modeling and he likes it! You are getting great support from the Mrs. Say, does your wife have a sister!
All out of Snakes and Nape, switching to guns...
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:30 AM
Thanks Jeeves,
Happy first daddy day to you too. I miss those newborn days (really I do). I have 10 yo son and a 3 yo daughter. My son is with his mom and the daughter is clumping around the house in my work bootsBig Smile [:D]. Kids are certainly a special joy.
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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Sunday, June 15, 2003 2:48 PM
Jeeves, what a great gift and what a special lady you have. My three kids got me some modelling supplies that I needed-now I know why they were skulking around the workbench the past week or so! Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there. - Ed
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 15, 2003 3:27 PM
I hope you're enjoying your first Father's Day!! Smile [:)]

You most definitely have a special lady. For her to go through all that trouble and give you such a wonderful surprise, that's awesome. The fact that she supports your interests and hobby like that is wonderful.

Kids -- there's nothing better. Watching them grow up, learn about things, play together and everything else is great. Smile [:)]

I have three of my own - one girl age 7, two boys ages 3 and 5. This morning I woke up and the kids (with mom's help) had made breakfast. My daughter had put together a Father's Day cheer and they all had presents they had picked out from the Dollar Store. What's great about the Dollar Store gifts is that they love shopping there -- they spend literally an hour or more sometimes looking for gifts. They put a lot of thought into picking things out. It's amazing what those kids come up with. Then there is the look of pride when they hand out their presents. A true example of "it's not the gift, it's the thought that counts!". That is what it's all about!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 15, 2003 5:35 PM
Congrats Jeeves!!!

Yes fatherhood is the best in the world! I have four of my own and my two oldest boys (7 & 5) really get into modeling!
By the way your missus there is somthing special! Youre very lucky, mine would just as soon dump them in the trash (sometimes)!
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  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Sunday, June 15, 2003 8:24 PM
I got my Fathers Day gift early this year. My two sons got back from Iraq. One three weeks ago and one last week. I couldn't ask for any thing more.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 16, 2003 7:41 PM
Jeeves, that was a great story as are all the others. Father's Day truely is a special day that we can all appreciate. It kind of makes you feel fuzzy all over. To Berny13: You must be relieved as well as incredibly proud of your boys. I think all of us on this forum owe them a special thanks for what they did for America and Iraq.

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 Eric 

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  • From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted by Jeeves on Monday, June 16, 2003 8:08 PM
Amen berny13....that one puts my story to shame and I am happy for it-- send our best wishes to your brave sons....
Mike
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Warwick, RI
Posted by paulnchamp on Monday, June 16, 2003 10:23 PM
Jeeves,
I hope you enjoyed your first Father's Day immensely. From my own experience,
they get better each year. The only thing more rewarding than building models is raising children.Smile [:)]

Now, if I can just ask Mrs. Jeeves to speak with my wife for a few minutes. . . Wink [;)]
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 6:38 PM
Jeeves & Tigerman

Thanks for the kind words. I talked to my youngest, who just got back, last night. It seems he is now interested in a model. She moved in next door while he was gone. Single, 26, five foot seven, blue eyes, red hair and models for a clothing magazine. That sure beats the one I am now building.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 8:36 PM
Berny, how do you top that one? Godspeed to your son and full speed ahead.

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 Eric 

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