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OOPS ! !
Posted by tankerbuilder on Monday, January 14, 2013 7:33 AM

 A CONTRITE HELLO !

 It seems I shot my mouth off again.(You know , open mouth , insert foot ) type of thing . I didn't mean for the thing to take the twist like that . I won't apologise , because I find myself doing to much of that lately. Thank you TIM for stepping in and putting the brakes on .

 Now , I will ONLY comment on modeling and make sure the adjunct real life things that are depicted by models are left in real life situations . OKAY ? You fellows , ALL of you are and have been very gracious to this modeler and lonely person .I get emotional very easy now that the missus is gone . I am sorry I have let that emotional shadow pass over my comments here.

   This is one reason I do come here . It's not just for the models .I don't have anyone within fifty miles to talk to about modeling . Those that visit here from AUSTIN and SAN ANTONIO are never around when I can get around . soooo.

 I can't always be the one to go to the cities mentioned . Yes , I know there are modelers in the vicinity , but just not in the area north of SAN ANTONIO . Those from AUSTIN have chosen NOT to make their presence known when I was  IN AUSTIN so I stopped traveling there .

 I don't expect folks to give me a parade ! A casual HELLO would be nice though . I am ( I admit it ) lonely for modelers to talk to in person . My thoughts are full of ideas and there's no one except these sites to share with .So ,Yes , I do sometimes get carried away with my comments .

  It used to be fun in CALIFORNIA and ARKANSAS to spend time at a DENNY'S or I-HOP over coffee talking about and showing models from our trunks ,whatever .I feel ,in this  regard here in TEXAS  , I am in  "NO MANS LAND  ". do you see ?

 Well , enough said , I will here-to-fore confine my comments to ships , armor , and planes  , and whatever and forget the rest .      Tanker-builder

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, January 14, 2013 11:18 AM

You are not alone. I live 40 miles outside of winnemucca nv. the nearest road is 10 miles away. The nearest pavment is 20. The nearest hobby shop (r.c. stuff) is 170 miles away.  I like being away from it all but the cats dont care if I get the camoflauge on a sub right or not. So get carried away with your occasional rant or rave.....   I"ll listen. :)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

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    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, January 14, 2013 7:07 PM

Yea it's a inside joke with my friends. the first non-snaptogether kit I built I left a thumbprint on the roof. As I progressed in my modeling I left less and less of myself on the models. But once I started getting paid to build for others I thought I should sign them like artwork. Hence a thumbprint in a non-visable place.  It does'nt work in 1/87th scale tho.....  my thumb is bigger than the trucks!   :)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, January 14, 2013 7:52 PM

Tankerbuilder, I too can completely relate to in the realm of modeling isolation. Like littletimmy there I live in a small town in S.E. Utah (Moab) and as far as I know I am the only active modeler in the area. The closest LHS is 100 miles away in Grand Junction Co. So, with the advent of the internet and subsequently this forum I am now able to enjoy my hobby a 100 fold. It was one thing to just build but, to be able to talk modeling and to share my work others for critique and/or appreciation is really fantastic. So, keep the chat coming as I certainly appreciate it.

                                            Joe

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:39 AM

Hello LITTLETIMMY :

Yes I used capitols in your name ,WHY ? You have earned the Tanker-builder medal of TOLERANCE . I hereby present it humbly .    Tanker-builder

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:41 AM

Hello  Plastic surgeon. Do you really operate on folks ? Or is it a name associated with what we all do , which is surgery on models ? HE. HE .    Tankerbuilder

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  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:39 AM

Tankbuilder, I have no idea what prompted your post but keep the chit chat coming.  We are here for more than just tech talk.

Mike

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    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:16 PM

I was totally alone in my modeling interests for a long time, then something wonderful happened.  I was in Home Depot a couple years ago looking for some special hardware to mount a model aircraft.  A gentleman who worked there (about my age (70+) offered to help me find what I was looking for.  After awhile I told him what I wanted the parts for, and he said he was a modeler, too.  So we talked about our interests for a long time, and he invited me to join the local IPMS club that met montly at Hobby Town.  He and I became good friends, still are, and I go to the meeting every month where I met 15 new friends who are outstanding modelers.  We have "show and tell" each time, with everybody bringing a past or present project to show, sometimes someone will put on a demo of a technique, etc.  And I found out later that my friend from Home Depot is a former pilot with combat experience flying an A-6 in Vietnam, and many of the other guys are veteran pilots, too.

So keep your hopes up, Tankerbuilder.  You never know what might pop up any day.  May you too find this kind of friendship locally.

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

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    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:18 PM

Thanks Tankerbuilder! I accept this honor and shall wear it with pride. But the pin in the chest itches a little   :)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

  • Member since
    August 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:54 PM

HI :

Better a little itch if it makes you a better modeler.Stretch out those talents littletimmy .Your favorite Tanker-builder ?

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    August 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Monday, January 28, 2013 8:34 AM

Hey ! I thought I removed that pesky thing .Oh Well !

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