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A World without models, ARGGGGGH.

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A World without models, ARGGGGGH.
Posted by lolok on Thursday, October 2, 2003 4:09 AM
My fiance and I were watching a Discovery channel show on Parallel Universes last night. She said to me what would I do instead if all the models in the world disappeared overnight???
NO,NO,NO, I needed to lie down for twenty minutes after just thinking about it. The world would be a grey and lonely place.[:0]
Jim Ryan Ex-Pat Limey in warsaw.Poland. " MENE,MENE,TEKEL U PHARSIN"
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 2, 2003 5:50 AM
Jim

Are you sure that you and your fiance were talking about the same thing?
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Posted by styrene on Thursday, October 2, 2003 5:51 AM
You'ld just find something else to spend your money on..or maybe take up ophthamology, dentistry, or watch repair as a hobby (hey, you have to use those tools for something!)
Gip Winecoff

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1900: "Nietzsche is dead"--God

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Posted by Kugai on Thursday, October 2, 2003 9:08 AM
I'd say a lot of us would search high and low for toys of our favorite subjects and "cutomize" them to make them more accurateBig Smile [:D]Tongue [:P].

Wonder how they'd have dealt with such things as combat flight training ( where they use models to help pilots visualize maneuvers and recognize foreign planes ) and tactical maps in that alternate universe?

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Posted by gregers on Thursday, October 2, 2003 9:59 AM
don't know what i would do but i would certainly be somewhat richer LoL. there must be about 300 kits in my loft alone not to mention those that are in cupboards around the house, at a modest avarage of £8 per kit that works out at ....err......[:0] ho my god i have to lie down.................................................
Why torture yourself when life will do it for you?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 2, 2003 2:20 PM
6X6X3
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 2, 2003 3:14 PM
My computer would get used an awful lot more, and this forum would kinda become a mute point. I don't know if I could handle spending time with family...

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 2, 2003 3:26 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........Dead [xx(]Dead [xx(]Dead [xx(]

Do not even think of these horrors!

Dead [xx(]Dead [xx(]Dead [xx(]
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Posted by Woody on Thursday, October 2, 2003 4:46 PM
Cha-ching! I would be the ruler of the universe after starting the only model company in existence! One innovative product after another would roll out of my company and all the firsts in the industry would be mine......mine...mine...all MINE! Hey sounds like an opportunity. I would never let a little thing like no kits keep me from modelingWink [;)]

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Posted by djrost_2000 on Thursday, October 2, 2003 4:57 PM
If there were no models left in the world, I would join the SCA and learn how to make chainmail and plate armor.

DJ
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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 2, 2003 5:47 PM
Might have time to do some of those things that I USED to do before the wife and I got married. Wink [;)]

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Posted by Keyworth on Thursday, October 2, 2003 9:39 PM
Woody's keeper left the door unlocked againBig Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]
If I woke up and found a model-less world:
1) I'd go out and get the SOB responsible
2) I'd resurrect my secret stash buried in the really BIG jar in the backyard
3) I'd wake up from the B-movie nightmare I was having, shake off the angst,and go build something! Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Cool [8D]
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Posted by paulnchamp on Thursday, October 2, 2003 9:54 PM
A world without models??[:0]
Didn't you see the thread about not using foul language on this site??Dead [xx(]
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, October 2, 2003 10:00 PM
Jim,
I realise I don't know your fiance, and I might not really be able to make this value judgement, but I think she needs treatment.
Just call the boys in the rubber truck to take her to the "happy place" so she can get a little "rest". Then you can start scratchbuilding that 1/24 scale B-52 that you always wanted to build................better buy a biger house.........
Cheers,
LeeTree

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Posted by berny13 on Thursday, October 2, 2003 10:44 PM
Well, there is always the pocket knife and some scrap of wood. I would be forced to scratchbuild my own.

Berny

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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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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 3, 2003 6:26 AM
No Models? Why, if there were no models, I'd have to bust the Union down! A SOUTHERN government would make model kits, you bet!
LeeTree,
what's this 1/24 scale nonsense? Everyone knows that 1/1 scale is the way to go with Strategic Bombers!!
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Posted by lolok on Friday, October 3, 2003 6:38 AM
she was just talking hypothetically,but with a glint in her eye. Thinking of all that cupboard space she would have back. Silly girl..........how many clothes does a girl need anyway???
Jim Ryan Ex-Pat Limey in warsaw.Poland. " MENE,MENE,TEKEL U PHARSIN"
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 3, 2003 12:20 PM
If I were promised them in Heaven then maybe...just maybe I could wait 70-80 years but it would not be a fun wait. I think out insane asylums would be more crowded. I don't know about the rest of you but what do you think has kept ME outside the wall for all these years. My office would be a boring place, too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 3, 2003 12:45 PM
I would have to start collecting the real thing......mmm a b-52 in my yard......yammie.
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Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Friday, October 3, 2003 9:08 PM
I'd scratchbuild.

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Posted by KJ200 on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 7:15 AM
Some things are just sacred.

This is one of them.

Currently on the bench: AZ Models 1/72 Mig 17PF

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 1:49 PM
If there were no models what would I do with my dining room where my work bench is.

Put in a table and chairs and eat there....I think not!

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 16, 2003 3:41 PM
Seriously,
I think we all need to work hard so that it will never happen. Just two years ago a friend told me that he felt model building was a "dying craft". We need to teach others about why we build models.
Look at what happened to Aurora Models. A giant one day then gone the next. Look at the models that are sold in the big super stores, most of them are easy kits or level one. Some stores have stopped carrying models, look at TOYS R US, KMART, and a few other toy stores.
Im glad that Polar Lights has some vision on the craft. I hope to build three Polar Light models next year.They will be on my Christmas list. A local model store carries Polar Lights models. We need to support stores that carry models.

"Don't take for granted what you have today, someday it just might be gone!"

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Dale

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