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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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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 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."

Dave...
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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 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]
Quincy
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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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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)....it 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 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.
Blackadder: This plan's as cunning as a fox that used to be Professor of cunning at Oxford University but has now moved on and is working with the U.N at the high commission of cunning planning
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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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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 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

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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 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 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 2:52 AM
M-My Na-Name is Paul......& I..I build scale models
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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