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  • Member since
    August 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:44 AM


 I have all these little thingys called kits .Do I build um' or let them subtly age and hopefully become rare and valuable. No , I will build them , adding all the little bits that bring them to life . I have to ask , why do we do this ?

    I think the answer is really simple .We have this ability to relive , in our minds , a little history as we build them . This is one reason . Then there's the ones in our crowd that see a model part in the most odd configurations of packaging and found stuff .

    I personally cannot look at a "bubble pack " or some such , without seeing a "bubble top " for a car or moon or mars exploration vehicle .AAH , that's where that " KING TIGER " chassis went ! Now let's see , the other day I got these BIG sheets of EVERGREEN plastic , WHY ? Well let me tell you a story .

  I was walking around the hobbyshop , looking at all the wonderful kits and other stuff. I spied these large sheets and saw a new ship in there. It's like was said about " LEORNADO DA- VINCI " as saying , "You chip away until the object you see is out and visible , " or something like that .

 Anyway , I want all of you to know ,we AIN'T crazy .We are creators of something new . We bring it to life and revel in it's complexity , if it's a kit .Or if we choose ,we get a pile of " scratch " stuff together and then it's a tank , plane or ship , YES even a car .

   Plastic , ahh , I swoon in the smell of freshly opened packages of that aforementioned plastic sheet , My mind reels with the possibilities within. Don'tcha just love it ? I know I do . Well , gotta go , catchya later     Tanker - builder

  • Member since
    July 2011
  • From: Pittsfield, IL USA
Posted by novembergray on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:15 AM

Tank, building these darned things is the only thing in my life other than books that has allowed me to turn hours to minutes. We touch something we otherwise couldn't. That's a good place to be.


It's not about how fast you get there or even where you're going. It's whether you enjoy the ride.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:27 PM

Buying a kit to collect and not build is like buying a sports car and parking her in the garage and never driving her.

What's the point of having it if you're not going to enjoy it!?!

I guess to some people the having is the enjoying but I guess it's hard for me to see.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen



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