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

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    November 2003
  • From: Manila, Philippines
Posted by shrikes on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 11:36 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by lreid

I have to agree with "Woody." It makes no sense to talk about our modeling interests with people who don't build models.

How true. How many times have you gotten the eye-roll, or the polite puzzlement as your listener tries in vein to figure out what plastic models are? The only one i talk to about this is my gradeschool classmate who is now a professor at my university (yes i'm a delinquent. Big Smile [:D] I just love school SO much Tongue [:P]). So it looks really odd when we're talking near a bunch of freshies about cammo patterns on US tanks in WWII... As for what I say when asked, it would have to be that "I make plastic model kits". Of course now that i think about it, it sounds as if I'm a 8 year-old asian kid working at the vac forming machine in an illegal sweatshop.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 8:27 PM
I build models, more on US military hardware, from WW2 to Present. I'm a member of a local scale modelers club here in my country and most of these guys are married (except me). Their common gripe is their wives can't seem to appreciate the hobby. Saying it's a waste of money and time (for quality time with them and the kids) makes me think twice on getting married, unless I manage to find a wife who does appreciate the hobby, the noise from the drilling and airbrushing, not to mention the smell of paints and thinners wafting in the house (I have yet to construct a permanent workroom).
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 28, 2003 1:43 AM
my generation looks down on me for my unusual hobby. no fair. i still tell people who ask that i "build scale plastic models of figher planes"
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  • From: Central USA
Posted by qmiester on Friday, November 28, 2003 12:07 PM
I just tell people I build models in my spare time. And if pressed tell them mostly aircraft and armor. Most people seem to understand its my way of relaxing but occasionaly get someone who gives me "that look". Tongue [:P]
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 1, 2003 11:52 PM
I build Models, depending in who I talk to it is either plastic models or garage-Kits (I do both).

Scale, no preferences have done and will do anything fomd 1/4 scale downwards.
Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 12:56 PM
I usually, as a rule, don't mention my hobbies to casual acquaintances. The people who know me know what I do and they seem to appreciate it, once they have seen the work that goes into it. When someone is in my office and they are looking at a few of my kits I have at work, they usually make comments about them. Depending on the comment, I may explain it to them or just simply say, "I collect memorabilia, and most of them require assembly and painting."

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 8:49 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Aurora-7

One lady in aour group asked me about my interests and I said I like history, travel and I do modeling. Her eye went wide in disbelief and she stammered 'Y-you model? Y-your a male model'?

It could be worse, One of my hobbies is photography. Therefore, I like to shoot women. Whistling [:-^]

On the modeling front, I usually say "I like to do models" Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 5, 2003 3:08 PM
I usually admit that "I build scale models as a hobby" though two(2) ex-wives would probably say that its more of a way of life for me than a hobby!!!

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