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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 15, 2003 4:02 PM
KEEP YOUR CHIN UP
IT HAPPENED TO ME THREE TIMES. I FINALLY LEARNED MY LESSON . DON'T PUT A MODEL UNDER ANYTHING THAT CAN FALL ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TED
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  • From: Rhode Island
Posted by oz1998 on Friday, June 13, 2003 2:51 PM
In 1985 I built a Tamiya 1/350 Bismark. I went all out on it. I even got brass 15'' guns to replace the plastic ones supplied with the kit. There were many other scratch built details added as well. It came out perfect, it was my best effort ever and it sat on it's own shelf in my bedroom. In 1986, I got married. After I moved out, my parents decided to make my bedroom into an office, something that I was not informed of. One day to my horror, I was told that Bismark had fell victim to some sort of construction "accident" during the re-modeling of my bedroom. Interrogations from eye witness revealed that "a beam fell on it." Anyway, my Bismark now looked like what the real one must have looked like when King George V and the rest of the British navy got done with it. It was a total wreck. Sadly, I scooped up the pieces and stored them away. About 7 years ago, I came across the Bismark wreckage that I had stored away so long ago and got inspired to try and repair it. It would be my Winter Project for the year. I carefully rebuilt as much of it as I could. I repaired most all of the damage, though it may be missing a small piece here and there, (I no longer had the building instructions) but after much puttying, sanding and scratchbuilding, it looks almost as good as new. So, today she still sits proudly, on her own shelf, in my own house. Where I can protect her from carpenters. :-)
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  • From: Newfoundland, Canada
Posted by rodc on Thursday, June 5, 2003 1:07 PM
Ah yes....I remember a horrid experience of my own.

My first model after a 20 year hiatus was Revell's RMS Titanic...poor kit for the most part but spent about 6 months detailing the beast with a 000 brush, adding rigging, etc. I was so proud of it and being away from buidling for so long, I decided to place it on my son's shelf in his bedroom as a place to display. Three days later I was cleaning my cat's litter box and noticed things that should not be there including pieces of undigested smoke stacks still with the testors paint showing quite well. At first I was mystified about the origins of the litter surprises. I shrugged and decided to go get the Titanic and add some flags that I had prepared the evening before and lo and behold all four stacks were missing. Its a good thing cat's have nine lives!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 5, 2003 6:08 AM
hey send me a couple of paintball guns will you, i have a neighbour with some incredibly annoying dogs... woof-woof.....KERBLAM....
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 1, 2003 4:43 PM
If it weren't for bad luck, you'd have no luck at all!!

Greetings,
Tappie
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 25, 2003 2:21 AM
I had the sam problem with my compresser wanting to jump from the shelf.
Try this.
Put some nonslip pad under you compresser.
I used the stuff that is sold for kitchen drawers and tool boxs.
Also try to wedge your compresser with some items on the shelf.
But don't let anything get to close to the belts and such.
Good luck.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 24, 2003 2:39 PM
I took my airbrush & compressor down to the garage so my step daughter could use it to paint a fish for her school project. I put the compressor up on a shelf. It rattle itself right off the shelf and fell 5' to the hard cement floor. Now this didn't happen just once, but twice. The first time I was horrifed, the window for the pressure regulator came off, But I put it back on & it worked. Then I put it right back up there thinking that I'll pay careful attention to it. I didn't. It fell again. This time the plastic part of the end of the hose broke. wasn't able to go for a third cause I don't have an extra hose & can't use it until I get another one. To my suprise, the compressor still works just fine.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 24, 2003 1:56 AM
Exorsize that thing before the pox spreads to more of your kits.
Burn the king tiger as well.
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  • From: USA
Posted by FITTER on Friday, May 23, 2003 7:13 PM
Hey, Smith: I wouldn't mind having that Revell Phantom; I bet it would make a nice in-flight ceiling display!

I had built the 1:72(?) Aurora B-58 Hustler bomber, and it was on my dresser with my other models. My Mom (may her Soul rest in peace) came in after I had gone to bed... she fiddled for the light switch and knocked it onto the floor, smashing it to bits.

I rebuilt it... still have it around somewhere...

FITTER (saves everything)
IBTL
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  • From: The flat lands of the Southeast
Posted by styrene on Friday, May 23, 2003 11:05 AM
I can sympathize...Had just -- completely and finally -- finished a 1/35 Italeri Puma and was getting ready to mount it on a base for the 2002 IPMS Nationals that started in about 24 hours. I tilted the base slightly to check for any warpage in the board that might affect how all 8 wheels would sit, when the kit slid off the board, hit my kitchen table where I was standing, exploded, slid across the table and hit the floor after bouncing off a chair and exploded again when it hit the floor. In short, I was devastated. Picked it all up, and spent the next 12 hours putting it all back together. Still managed to enter it. Probably should not have fixed it and entered it as battle damaged....
All the best,
Gip Winecoff

1882: "God is dead"--F. Nietzsche

1900: "Nietzsche is dead"--God

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  • From: Sunny Florida
Posted by renarts on Thursday, May 22, 2003 8:32 PM
If it won't make a good model it will certainly make a pretty fire....

In a recliner?.....Wink [;)] Talk about flying to the moon.

Mike
I'm telling you I cut it twice and it's still too short....
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 22, 2003 8:12 PM
Yep it sounds posesed all right.
If I may recomend a firecracker / burning ritual.
That should do the trick.
It never hurts to sacrafice a kit to the model gods once in awhile.
Burn it, Burn it now.
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  • From: USA
Posted by fussionboy on Thursday, May 22, 2003 9:22 AM
I have a problem tying knots that hold it seems as i have had a A-wing, f-20 tigershark, and an a-10 all crash land after being hung from the ceiling. Maybe they were all afraid of heights. none damaged to badly that a little super glue could'nt fix all. Also I have switched from fishing line to this rubbery stuff my wife uses for her jewelery making, no crashes since the switch.
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  • From: Exit 7a NJ Turnpike
Posted by RAF120 on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:55 PM
Yea, What Lee said.
What was it doing on the recliner seat?
Trevor Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 2:25 AM
Hey Keyworth,
Can I ask a silly question?
What was your Avenger doing on the recliner seat?

Lee Tree

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 11:36 PM
Instead of using it as a paintball target, grab yourself a 1/32 MIG and make it a scale target!!! Sorry about the plague of accidents. I had an old Monogram Avenger kit that my dad squashed when he sat in a recliner without checking. Ouch!!! Nothing salvagable but the figures and the torpedo-still have those. - Ed
"There's no problem that can't be solved with a suitable application of high explosives"
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 7:26 PM
The F4E 30th aniversary(sp) one. I think I have a pic of it after the first 2 accidents and before the 3rd.
EDIT: Yup, I do have a photo of it. Sorry about the size, I have no way to resize it. shermanfreak was right, it seems its afliction spread to the King Tiger while it was placed there for the photo. At least it didnt spread to the Panther. http://www.boomspeed.com/smithm/File0003.jpg
Keep in mind this was brush painted by a 12 year old (hey Im only 15) and was before I discovered FSM and washes and masking. And yes, that IS my modeling area (lets see, I count 6 boxes of models started, so that accounts for 1% of kits I have)
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 7:14 PM
which revell one? the f4e mig killer?
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Posted by Jim Barton on Monday, May 19, 2003 9:01 PM
And I thought the cats we had when I was growing up were destructive to modelsSmile [:)]!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 18, 2003 12:34 PM
Get a priest and exercise the house!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:37 AM
Blast! And I already bought another Revel F-4.
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  • From: Warwick, RI
Posted by paulnchamp on Saturday, May 17, 2003 9:32 PM
The way I see it, this is an obvious sign that you are actually destined to build the 1/32 Tamiya Phantom, NOT the Revell kit.
Start saving! Wink [;)]
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, May 17, 2003 6:58 PM
Sound like my last vehicle. Just as all seemed fine, another major repair. It only had 95000 when I got rid of it.
Lee

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

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Posted by shermanfreak on Saturday, May 17, 2003 5:02 PM
Obviously a possessed Phantom with self destructive tendencies ..... deposit it in the closest garbage can before its affliction spreads to other fine models.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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  • From: USA
Posted by naplak on Saturday, May 17, 2003 4:38 PM
sounds like my life.....
www.naplak.com/modeling ... a free site for modelers www.scalehobby.com/forum/index.php ... a nice Modeling Forum
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Modeling atrocity
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 17, 2003 4:15 PM
I must be the owner of the unluckiets model on the planet. I found the Revell 1/32 Phantom on sale so I bought it. After spending about a year on and off building it, I finally was ready to apply the decals. After putting them on, and placing them on our deep freeze to dry, I went to watch TV. I heard a crash and rushed downstairs to see what it was. My @*$% brother had opened the deep freeze without turning on the light, and had dumped my newly finished F4 onto the ground. After repairing it, I put it on the shelf to display. About a month later, my mom was getting a box off the shelf and dropped it on the shelf. It squished the model flat. After some further repars, It was finally somewhat shelf worthy. Just today, while cleaning for a garage sale, my dad, this time, dropped a box of videos on it. I've decided to use it as a paintball target now, as it seems cursed.

So do any of you have models that seem to be cursed.
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