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  • Member since
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  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:46 AM

A

Mopar Madness

Lots of new homes on this forum. That's awesome!

 

A lot of people who don't know any better! Smile.  The market is absolutely insane.  But the environment is such that you'd kick yourself if you miss out on the rates.  But after this experience, it's doubtful we'll EVER move again.

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:41 PM

Yes, insane.

Here in the Boise area, where BK was as well, so many people are moving here there is literally no housing avaliable....nothing! The new homes being built are way overpriced, higher per sq foot that California due to need, low interest rates and material costs. Those who already live here don't dare sell. If they do, they'll get a super price but won't find anything to move to and if they did, it would be far smaller for the same price.

I am also a real estate agent and times are very difficult (unless you sell for a builder), no one is selling.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:30 PM

modelcrazy

Yes, insane.

Here in the Boise area, where BK was as well, so many people are moving here there is literally no housing avaliable....nothing! The new homes being built are way overpriced, higher per sq foot that California due to need, low interest rates and material costs. Those who already live here don't dare sell. If they do, they'll get a super price but won't find anything to move to and if they did, it would be far smaller for the same price.

I am also a real estate agent and times are very difficult (unless you sell for a builder), no one is selling.

 

Same here in Co.  it's just nuts.

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:38 PM

Not much different in OR either.

You'd figure with covid unemployment, there would be a glut of sellers and not too many buying.

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:49 PM

goldhammer
You'd figure with covid unemployment, there would be a glut of sellers and not too many buying.

I think a lot has to do with those who can now work from home find themselves free to escape the location they were limited to for a reasonable daily commute.  

Around here, many new owners are families fleeing the issues in the big city too.  (Milwaukee in this case) 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:54 PM

Could be.  I've been working from home, on call.  But the shop is 200-250 yards from home, but would really like to escape, not in the cards... stuck here since '86, until I die.

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  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Friday, April 2, 2021 1:45 PM

Glamdring

 

 
goldhammer
You'd figure with covid unemployment, there would be a glut of sellers and not too many buying.

 

I think a lot has to do with those who can now work from home find themselves free to escape the location they were limited to for a reasonable daily commute.  

Around here, many new owners are families fleeing the issues in the big city too.  (Milwaukee in this case) 

 

I think you nailed it.  My company has allowed for people to continue to WFH, which certainly influenced our thinking for a new house.  Not to mention going nuts on a new home office which will be a nice tax write off!

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:29 PM

Hey everyone! Builds are looking great! I havent had much time for modeling lately. Life and work have been crazy! But a couple days I officially started working on my SS gift, I will get pictures up ASAP. Hope everyone is doing well!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 11, 2021 3:01 PM

No worries BB. I haven't worked on mine since January. I'm starting to get more time to work on other projects so I'll get back to the Freedom soon. I just saw an article about some Coast Guard personnel onboard the Freedom during drug interdiction.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:10 PM

I had some help the other night:  

Though with friends like this, who needs enemies?  I am still picking hairs of the Paladin assemblies.  

Have made good progess since though.

 

 

This kit begs for an interior since all hatches are workable, but no interior assemblies are included.  I decided just to glue them all shut instead.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:26 PM

Coming along.

The look on your helper seems to say.. "Yeah, go ahead and glue it up, I've got plans for that thing, so don't turn your back".

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:13 PM

Well, I am cracking this one open

Only one frame with lots of small parts. What was santa thinkin'...

And the PE parts are even smaller. YAY

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:49 PM

That is tiny.

You must have forgotten to leave his cookies and favorite beverage out.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, April 12, 2021 5:47 AM

Glamdring i bet you locked up some cat dna in there forever when you closed those hatches! lol

castelnuovo looks like you'll have lots of time for paint. Should be a quick assembly...although that PE may slow it down. 1 sprue, Really seems odd given it's called an expert kit right on the box. Guess maybe they were referring to that tiny PE fret. 

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 12, 2021 8:07 AM

Glamdring, I have a lab and half the box is filled with his hair somehow after I complete a kit. I have no idea how I keep it all out of my builds.

I keep a box for the cat. They seem to just love model boxes for some reason, even the empty ones Confused

Looks like a fun build Castel. I'm intrested in seeing that Arma come together. I bought two of their Huries when they were pushing their new mold but have never really taken a look at em'. What I did see was nice.

Yeah, they consider the kit "expert" when they put PE in it.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, April 12, 2021 10:28 AM

goldhammer

That is tiny.

You must have forgotten to leave his cookies and favorite beverage out.

 

I left him a bottle of my favourite Scotch so he must have mixed up the scale. Will be an interesting build Smile

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:41 AM

Glam, leaving an open box with a cat around is just inviting trouble. You are making good progress there. With kits that have posable hatches now I am looking to fill some of those with figures, but closing it up works good too.

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:42 AM

castelnuovo

Well, I am cracking this one open

Only one frame with lots of small parts. What was santa thinkin'...

And the PE parts are even smaller. YAY

 

Thats a tiny kit indeed. Should build up nicely though. Can't wait to see it together.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:48 AM

Well, I'm back online again, but that's it so far. My new hobby room is only partially done and all my stuff is in boxes. So, I'll be a month or two before I can crack open my SS gift. Moving sucks, it just plain sucks. Our market, like Steve mentioned is crazy. I had to purchase in a smaller area across the state to get what we wanted and the move took my a full week. I drove Uhauls and personl rigs back and forth across the state "daily". 4 Trips in the Uhaul, largest one they make, and 4 trips in my truck and trailer plus my other rigs. Man, what an ordeal. But, in the end it was all worth it. I have a full 180 deg view out back of the eastern Idaho mountains and I can see the Grand Tetons from my dining room. No houses behind me for miles and nothing but farmland. My neighbors have come by and said hi and welcomed us all. They even took out my garbage, without asking, when I was driving and forgot to do so. Then brought the cans back. This is a fantastic place, we love it here. I won't move again until I'm dead or they drag me out kicking a screaming. I'll update more soon and show you guys some pics. Great to be back online. Have a great day.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:26 AM

What a relief - moving is a pain for sure.  Glad to see you're back Brandon.  Idaho is beautiful.  My brother was stationed at Mt Home AFB and later moved to caldwell and spent 30 years working for Zilog.  I've been up there a few times and loved it.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:42 AM

Good to hear BK!

Man that place sounds great! nice views, neighbors, clean air, water and all the space you could ask for.

We need a pic of your hobby room when you get it set up.

Make sure all the wife's things are unpacked before breaking into your kits! Just sayin.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:55 AM

modelcrazy

Good to hear BK!

...

Make sure all the wife's things are unpacked before breaking into your kits! Just sayin.

 

stellar advice there! The 1st thing I thought when you were talking about being a month or so to get the model room up and running was "aww that's too long to wait", and then i read Steve's comment and laughed at myself 

definately want to see some pics. Those views sound great.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:22 AM

Got some bench time in the new diggs and was able to get some work done on the Spit.

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"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:36 AM

DiscoStu

Got some bench time in the new diggs and was able to get some work done on the Spit.

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Bench time? What's that? LOL. Looks good Stu. I am no where near working on anything atm.

I do have some pics of my new backyard view. I'll work on the hobby room and get some pics of that up soon.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    January 2006
  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:51 AM

Nice!  That's gonna be tough to mow :)

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:19 PM

Nice view BK. Even if that's a corn crop it won't obsure it. I just hope you don't have to smell the cow compost, if they're using it.

All you have to be concerned about now is the Yellowstone super volcano. But if it goes off you won't have to worry for long. The rest of us will have to suffer.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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