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Do you 'model', 'scale model' or 'build model kits'.....?

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 10:02 AM
I would say that I build models. I do very little adjustments to kits, although am thinking about venturing into them realm of scale modeling. That idea will have to wait for a while due to the fact that I am working 13-14 hours out of the day and my weekends are for my family.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 10:04 AM
For me it's definitely "SCALE MODELING". Everything I build is to 1/35 and nothing gets built "stock box". A diorama looks pretty silly with 1/35 armor, 1/48 aircraft, and 1/350 ships.
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Posted by J-Hulk on Friday, November 14, 2003 10:07 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by pathfinder
A diorama looks pretty silly with 1/35 armor, 1/48 aircraft, and 1/350 ships.



Unless you're kickin' it "forced perspective" style!
I've seen some cool dios done mixing several scales, with brilliant results.
Nothing silly about that!Wink [;)]
~Brian
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Posted by PHATBOB58 on Friday, November 14, 2003 10:09 AM
As 95 percent of what I build are either planes (pre 1960's) or ships (mostly square riggers), I tell people outside the hobby that "I build historical miatures". If need be I will go on from there, however If I mention I'm going to a model contest I still get that person unaware of what my interest are that thinks I'm the actual model (ha, ha, ha).
Bob Moore 4660 Kingston Dr. Pensacola, Fl. 32526
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 10:11 AM
I usually say I build scale model aircraft when asked.
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Posted by codahowe on Friday, November 14, 2003 11:30 AM
Depending on how the question is asked I say either "I build scale models" or "I'm a modeler".
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 11:40 AM
well, i do both, i build model kits and i scale model, because i try to detail my models as reallistically as i can, and sometimes i have to make detail parts by scratch-building
them from styrene,resin or epoxy putty, after consulting the appropriate references and measuring to scale. i'm always careful when i talk about my hobby, for the same reasons you have exposed. why people always confuse modeling (our hobby) with fa-
shion modeling? i always wonder.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 11:53 AM
I tell folks I build plastic models, you know, what Junior puts together in an hour and covers with glue, I take 6 weeks and end up with a museum piece
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Posted by propfan on Friday, November 14, 2003 12:51 PM
I do also build airplane models, so there can't be any confusion.Thumbs Up [tup]

Happy modeling

Bert   IPMS SIG Airliners and Civil Aviation 90002

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Posted by erush on Friday, November 14, 2003 1:08 PM
I fall in the "build model kits" catagory. But Shermanfreak is being way too modest. Just the other day Dave was telling me Sermanfreak used to model Michelin Man but he's trying to keep a low profile. Tongue [:P] Mischief [:-,] Big Smile [:D]

Eric
Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a Modelholic too. I think I have PE poisioning.     "Friendly fire...isn't"
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 1:33 PM
I have to agree with "Woody." It makes no sense to talk about our modeling interests with people who don't build models. They might be able to conjure up some distant memories of the kits from yesteryear -- about twelve parts in the whole kit and suitable only to be blown up with a firecracker! Those are the people who wouldn't believe the products produced by serious model builders these days. Even the average builder is an "artist" as stated by "crusher123." I've shown some of my own models to a coworker who used to build in earnest about 20 years ago but has stopped completely since. He couldn't believe what can be done today with the kits offered. Then I showed him some of the REAL models on some of the websites. They made mine look like child's play and completely blew his mind. Thus, even a guy who used to build is way out of touch with what the hobby is for us today. As long as we enjoy it, what does it matter what others may think?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 1:48 PM
as a decorater i get a similar response when i tell people im doing a stripping job but its wallpaper not chippendales ( or chickendales i was once told) i personally tell people i build hand crafted, unique, collectors items NOT! toy planes
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Posted by plasticmod992 on Friday, November 14, 2003 6:54 PM
I tell people who ask me about my hobbies, "I build scale models", they get it every time and reply with, "like scale model cars and planes". I tell them yes while smiling.
Greg Williams Owner/ Manager Modern Hobbies LLC Indianapolis, IN. IPMS #44084
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 10:35 PM
I build model kits, scale model kits that is. Plastic, resin, vacuform, multimedia... can't remember the last kit that I just built out of the box. Give me armor, ships, sci-fi, aircraft, figures..... just don't care much for car's or trucks.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 11:37 PM
Hi everyone, I tell people that I build models. I generally get the " look "out of the corner of someones eye. It's too bad they don't know how to relax and enjoy life! I like to build a little bit of everything, but armor is my favorite. YATYAS!
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Posted by kitbuilder on Saturday, November 15, 2003 12:04 AM
Blush [:I]
I am in transition in my philosophy of modeling.
I used to buy a model kit and build either to box art or the instructions.
Recently, though I decided that each model will be an opportunity to stretch my abilities in research, construction technique, and finishing.
My goal is to challenge my existing abilities.
A case in point is an AMT 1953 Corvette in which I have opened the doors, cowl vent, trunk, boot area(convertible top storage). Not only have I never done this before, but I have to learn how to fabricate the hinges, latches, related hardware and structure.
It is more important to me to achieve a new level of excellence than to buld my status quo.
"CREATE BEYOND WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS POSSIBLE"
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 15, 2003 12:54 AM
i build mostly military,in 1:35 AND 1;48 scale, and cars in 1:24 scale. but i also scatch build 1:35 scale buildings and diramas. Using scrap drywall and around the house materials such as fireplace matches for floors, etc. The challenge of creating something out of junk is rewarding, and it saves me alot of money.
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Posted by dragonworld2 on Saturday, November 15, 2003 1:33 AM
Now it all just depends on Who is asking. If She is a babe, just "modelling" would suffice and let the chips fall. (Why disappoint the honey?? ;o) But usually the "I build plastic models" is the one used by me.

Gazza
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 15, 2003 7:44 AM
I just say I build plastic models of WW11 military vehicles. If they ask what kind, I explain that I build tanks, trucks, halftracks, etc. I build mostly OOTB with some detail added from styrene strip, rod and hex, wire tow cables,etc.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 15, 2003 7:55 AM
Most of the time if asked what I do in my spare time, I say "Build scale models". The question in reply is often "From kits?" To which I most often say "Yes, I find them interesting and challenging. Researching them is particularly rewarding." Then I usually get "Where do you find the time?" to which I usually reply "I have to make it, like you do for your hobbies" That usually gets some of acknowledgment or a confused look. I have to say in the past few months I have managed to get 2 people back into the hobby. To my mind, that is what it is, a hobby, but an extremely satisfying one from my point of view. That's after 40 years!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 15, 2003 8:07 AM
Just a quick one! Just read the introduction to a discount kit supplier in the Ukraine - which said:-
"AFA Trading was formed as a result of division of ICM Corporation. It is manufacturing 120 mm and 54 mm resin kit and distributing plastic model kits produced by ICM, Roden, SKIF, , Toko, ACE and Condor in the Ukraine; and by Alan,Zvezda and Modelist in Russia."
Maybe we're all Modelists!!??
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Posted by nicholma on Sunday, November 16, 2003 2:05 AM
"I build model race cars" is generally my response
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 16, 2003 8:34 AM
I always say I build model kits, and everyone understands what I mean. Smile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 16, 2003 8:06 PM
I say that I model, then explain that I build armor and planes. don't really care if anyone else thinks I'm nuts.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 17, 2003 2:52 AM
M-My Na-Name is Paul......& I..I build scale models
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 17, 2003 3:05 AM
The confusion extends to what I do for a living - I style myself as a 'learning systems architect,' but 'instructional designer' is also accurate. Among my several hobbies, I "build scale model airplanes," as I recently said to someone who builds miniatures for advertising photos (*his* mom just says he's an artist).

Corrie
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 17, 2003 3:13 AM
Hi, Pau! Cool [8D]

QUOTE: Originally posted by Bugspar

M-My Na-Name is Paul......& I..I build scale models
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Posted by berny13 on Monday, November 17, 2003 10:06 AM
I build plastic scale models. That way there is no problem understanding what I do. At one time I used to say, I build models and was always aked, "What kind and where do you fly them or race them"?

At one time I was told by someone I need to get a real hobby. He spends all his free time hitting a little golf ball all over the country side. He spends more for golf balls than I do on my kits. At least I don't loose my kits in the tall grass or water traps like he does.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

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 Aurora-7 on Monday, November 17, 2003 10:21 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Burky

Maybe we're all Modelists!!??


Modelist - I like the sound of that! Big Smile [:D]

 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 2:53 AM

BUILD to live, live to BUILD!




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