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  • Member since
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  • From: Central Oregon
Cats and Gravity verses Models
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, February 1, 2021 2:49 PM

Yes, cats and their innate curiousity plus gravity, compounded by height are two of the biggest threats to our labors. I don't have a cabinet for my builds so bookcase shelves are their display locations (maybe someday I will learn!).

Fortunately this particular crash was not overly devastating and a comparitively easy fix; thank goodness.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, February 1, 2021 2:53 PM
Back in the 80's I had a Tamiya CVN-65 build sitting on the top shelf of a low bookcase.One time I found paw prints on the deck in the dust with no damage.Never knew how she pulled that one off

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 1, 2021 2:56 PM

Know that feeling. Had a 72nd hase B-24 take an 8ft plunge after it had been toppeled by our kiten who had climbed the curtain. Had to right that one off.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, February 1, 2021 3:22 PM

"I wasn't there, nobody saw me, you can't prove a thing."

signed, The Cat

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 1, 2021 3:29 PM

Mine likes to steal bits of sprue, toothpicks, tape etc from the workbench and try to kill the dog.  So far she hasn't gotten to my shelves where the built kits are.  But she's part of every kit unboxing and has a curious affinity for the plastic wrap the sprues come in

https://youtu.be/xTvWJt-YduU

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, February 1, 2021 3:53 PM

Is that the new kitten Brian??? I tell you, serious mischief lurks in those eyes!!!

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

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, February 1, 2021 3:56 PM

Oh yeah, She is a cute little monster. Though, it is one of the older ones that steals things from my desk top. She has a special affinity for paperclips.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, February 1, 2021 7:28 PM

Ya gotta love em!!

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

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, February 1, 2021 7:31 PM

Was working on one of those Italian sailing ship kits the "Irish Maid" a while back and had the plans laid out on the floor of the spare bedroom I used as my workroom. Took a break and when I got back the plans were in shreds all over the floor. That was the first time my cat had done any damage in the room. Took an old spare screen door and put it on the bedroom. She sat outside the door and watched from then on.  Took me quite a long time to get another set of plans.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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

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  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Monday, February 1, 2021 8:36 PM

One time I had a sprue still in the clear bag that our cat carried up two flights of stairs to office room  upstairs.  Just recently, our new long hair kitty exploring around a book case got on the top shelf and knocked three on the basement floor.  One, an AFV Cub  8 inch howitzer, busted pretty good.  Anoher, a Academy kit of an Ontos, also damaged.   Other models occasionly have little parts taken and then I find them in random places in the house. It keeps me on the look out.  

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 1, 2021 9:09 PM

Our Calico likes to lay down in my airbrush booth when I'm at the bench.  Occasionally I'll find a fine white hair in what should be a smooth metallic finish! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 1, 2021 10:15 PM

One cat, stacks of partial builds, finished builds below, and gravity later...

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:31 AM

My cat has actually been really useful in finding bits and pieces of things I have dropped on the floor.  Had a spray nozzle come off a can of Gunze Mr. Super Clear Semi-Gloss while I was shaking it and I didn't even know it had flown off until I tried to paint the thing I was trying to paint.  I stole one off of one of the other cans, wondering if maybe it just didn't have a spray nozzle when I bought it.  About 3 days later, in the middle of the night, I heard a clunking sound out in my living room, so I went to go see what my cat was up to.  There it was, the missing nozzle that had suddenly become the coolest cat toy ever.  I felt bad about taking it away from him when he was having so much fun with it, so I gave him another toy and some treats.

The cats I have had have never been much of a problem with damaging things, since they have enough dexterity to step over, around, and in between things without touching them.  The 2 iguanas that I used to have (Had 1 for 25 years, and the other for 17...so they both lived long lives) on the other hand...they were a different story.  Like us iguana owners used to say, "Iguanas have all the curiosity and intelligence of a cat...but none of the grace."

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:03 PM

stikpusher

One cat, stacks of partial builds, finished builds below, and gravity later...

 

 

Ouch!!!!

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

  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:05 PM

Wow, pet iguanas. Thats cool!

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

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:10 PM

We don't have cats or iguanas, but my wife found this bloke sunning himself on the loungeroom floor a couple of weeks ago.

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

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:40 PM

Dodgy

We don't have cats or iguanas, but my wife found this bloke sunning himself on the loungeroom floor a couple of weeks ago.

That's cool, Dodgy!  Is that a blue-tongued lizard?  Nice to see someone who isn't afraid of reptiles

Iguanas are fantastic pets, just as long as you're prepared for what happens on the rare occasions you might get bitten.  Their teeth are almost identical to tiger shark teeth, so they can easily do a lot of damage, even when they don't mean to.  Had a few trips to the ER over the years.  For the most part though they're docile, extremely intelligent (can even learn things from other animals by observing them, including communication), and even see you as their friend and want to hang out with you.  My female iguana used to get jealous of my cat and would sometimes chase him away when she thought he was getting too much attention from me.  LOL.  She only did that when I was around though...the two of them were actually best buddies.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:28 PM

Awsome Eaglecash I'd love to meet an iguana, they sound like fascinating creatures. And yes it is a bluetongue. Just a little bloke though. We have several of them living in our yard. Although how he found his way inside has me buggered.

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

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:01 PM

Sounds like Blue-tongues have a lot going on in their heads too.  Its amazing the stuff that some reptiles figure out how to do...and once they figure something out, they remember.  My male ig actually taught my female how to use a litterbox, no intervention or help needed from me.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, February 5, 2021 7:07 AM
I’ve trained my two cats on where they can go and not go in my hobby room. It took a little work however both of them know they aren’t allowed on the desk or allowed to jump on shelves with models. I keep a chair with an empty box next to my desk and usually one of them will sleep next to me while I’m working on something.

 
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