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Thank Your All
Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:44 PM

I have enjoyed the past seven years on this forum immensely.  But the time has come to pretty much depart, though I will still lurk and toss in a comment now and again.

The entire stash, both unbuilt and partial starts, has been split between two fellow forum members, and I won't divulge who.  That will be up to them.  Told them to do as they see fit with the whole load, build, dispose of, or toss in the closest dumpster..

While I've kept 5-6, I just hope to get built.  If so, will post up the finished item, if I'm satisfied with it

I'm withdrawing from all of the GB's I committed to, and offer my humble thanks to the hosts, and for the great builds I saw come out of them.  I also give my sincerest apologies to everyone that was thinking and supporting me to finish.

My health and abilities have fallen off a cliff in the last few months, and the friends dealing with my stuff when I pass would just have tossed them out.

Thank you for helping me keep my sanity through the loss of two ladies in the last seven years.  You are some of the greatest people I'll never meet.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:04 PM

Sorry to hear this news GH. In my humble opinion you are one of the best builders on this Forum and also one of the nicest guys on here. I'll be looking forward to seeing those 5 or 6 models show up either when you're working on them or they are completed builds. Take care.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:29 PM

   Fair winds and following seas good sir.  Maybe I will bump into you at a show one day. Modelcrazy has my contact info.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:37 PM

Yeah going to miss you around here. You're a great guy and a hell of a modeler. God bless and hope your health gets better. 

Please pop in a say hello when you get a chance. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:46 PM

Sorry to hear this.  I hope you feel better.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, April 11, 2022 11:56 PM

Yay, this came as a surprise, a bad one unfortunatelly. Take care, hope you recover and hope to see those kits built.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:51 AM

Here's wishing you fair skies and calm seas.  I hope you find things a little easier now that you don't have to worry about finishing something.  Smile  Take care!

Gary

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:33 AM

Well I completely understand about the hobby,if you can't do it the way you want,it could be frustrating.Sorry about your health problems.

But if your up for it,don't flee the forum,it could still be a place to hangout and conversate,many can still benefit from your knowledge and encouragement.So don't make yourself you scarce.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 9:48 AM

If nothing else, your experience and expertise is an invaluable tool for the rest of us. Lurk often and please share your advise and help us where you can. Building may be difficult, but passing on what you know is easy. Stick around as much as you can and make us all better for it. Thank you my friend.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10:02 AM

Take care goldhammer. Your knoledge can be passed on to the younger crowd. I truely believe they can benefit from it. You are a fantastic modeler and I will argue with anybody about that. Wish you all the best in the future. Take care of yourself and hope to see you on here more. Best wishes to you and your family.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 1:18 PM

Take care my friend, you're are a good mate. Please continue to encourage and teach. I completely understand your position and would do the same. Better to move the kits on than know they'll end up in the landfill. We will all be in that position at some point, It's inevitable. You're one of the lucky ones who can pass them on and bless others with your collection.

You still have time, now you can relax without concerns regarding the hobby. Sit back, read, post and enjoy.

Fair winds my friend and I expected to see you here for some time to come.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 1:53 PM

goldhammer88
I will still lurk and toss in a comment now and again.

I will look out for those, Goldhammer, and for the finished builds.  I am sorry you're stepping back, but it's good to know you won't be far away.

Take care, mate - all the best.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:06 PM

GH. 

    You are connecting to many whose steps resemble yours. You will be missed. Definitely lurk and comment for sure! HEY ! I have to add this! You ,sir will always be the one that met us in heart and Mind.I've lost two ladies and I know the lonliness that slaps with. Good faring mine friend and come to homeport when you can.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:08 PM

BrandonK

If nothing else, your experience and expertise is an invaluable tool for the rest of us. Lurk often and please share your advise and help us where you can. Building may be difficult, but passing on what you know is easy. Stick around as much as you can and make us all better for it. Thank you my friend.

BK

 

Agreed! We need you. If you are able, please stick around. You don't have to build in order to be with us.

Whatever you decide, take care of yourself, GH. Thanks for all the good advice and support that you have given me. God bless.

Steve

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:17 PM

Godspeed Goldhammer, keep us updated.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:39 AM

Best wishes to you Goldhammer!  You will be missed.  Thank you for making the forum such a great place.  I hereby bestow upon you the title of Forum Good Guy!  Take care.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:58 PM

I understand that decisions like yours will eventually come to everyone here. Still it is sad to hear that your leaving the model building phase of the hobby. I sure hope you can stay around to share your experience and fellowship with the rest of us.

Kudo's to you for getting the remaining model inventory into the hands of builders and not just throwing them out.

I still will look forward to you lurking around and provide your input in the forum. After saying that, I would totally understand if you cut out and focus on something all together different, though I hope that is not the case. Take care and hope to see your remarks in the forum in the future.

Ben / DRUMS01

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:29 PM

GH sorry to hear about the challenges and totally understandable that you decided changes need to be made. Thanks for generously sharing advice, techniques and experience on the forums over the years. We wish you well and hopefully you can still gain some enjoyment through the forums.

Gil

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:38 AM

goldhammer88

I have enjoyed the past seven years on this forum immensely.  But the time has come to pretty much depart, though I will still lurk and toss in a comment now and again.

The entire stash, both unbuilt and partial starts, has been split between two fellow forum members, and I won't divulge who.  That will be up to them.  Told them to do as they see fit with the whole load, build, dispose of, or toss in the closest dumpster..

While I've kept 5-6, I just hope to get built.  If so, will post up the finished item, if I'm satisfied with it

I'm withdrawing from all of the GB's I committed to, and offer my humble thanks to the hosts, and for the great builds I saw come out of them.  I also give my sincerest apologies to everyone that was thinking and supporting me to finish.

My health and abilities have fallen off a cliff in the last few months, and the friends dealing with my stuff when I pass would just have tossed them out.

Thank you for helping me keep my sanity through the loss of two ladies in the last seven years.  You are some of the greatest people I'll never meet.

 

 

GH, I'm saddened to read this!  As a fellow collision repair guy, and fellow modeler, Ive always looked forward to your builds and perspective on car related stuff.  I, myself don't post much on these forums, as the site isn't very mobile friendl, but I've been lurking, and checking in on the Secter Santa Group build, waiting to see your results with that kit....I was that secret Santa....and excited to see the magic.

 

regardless, I do hope your health improves!  But I do understand your concerns about that expiration date we all carry, I just hope it's not too soon.  If you're on Facebook and need/want to chat, you can find me there-Justin Ryan-

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, April 17, 2022 1:24 PM

Thanks to all who have replied.  It is appreciated.

JR, I'm sorry to disappoint you, along with the other SS's, but those kits and gifts are in good hands and will eventually be done in a manner befitting the time and thought that went into them.

As to the totally untrue kudo's on the few completed builds I did put up, most everything I learned, was from fellow members here, and some 1:1 stuff from the collision trade.

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    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, April 18, 2022 11:44 AM

Best wishes for you GH.  I will miss seeing your progress builds but understand fully on what you are facing and what you have to do.  Its a good thing you are being proactive with reality.  Many of us need to take heed to what you are doing as we get on in life.  

Scott

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 9:58 PM

Good luck to you and I hope things work out for the best.  Keep in touch.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:39 AM

Best wishes to you and for you,

Rick

  • Member since
    May 2022
Posted by alirezasaraei on Monday, May 2, 2022 5:10 AM

Good luck to you and I hope things work out for the best

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:06 PM

I am gutted GH. I don't care about the builds, but would love you to continue posting. You're a great bloke and I will miss your input, so please lurk, lurk, lurk.

I'm sorry I didn't see your post sooner, but my lady has been crook and we have been away. Take care old mate.

Ferg

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:37 PM

Thanks folks.

Ferg, give my best wishes to your wife.  Don't worry, I'll still be around, probably even after I'm gone to the bench wherever it is.

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, May 12, 2022 8:15 PM

Good on yer mate. I'll pass that on.

Cheers

Ferg

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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