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What’s Your Other Hobby
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:48 AM

Mine is vintage bikes.

1955 Schwinn Spitfire 

1973 Schwinn Continental 



1948 CWC Roadmaster 

1959 Schwinn Hornet 

1973 Schwinn Speedster

1946 Rollfast tall frame roadster

1941 Columbia Deluxe Motobike

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:12 AM

And yes I ride all of them 8 to 17 miles several times a week. 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:32 AM

Very nice collection pj! My other hobbies are camping/canoeing, reading and playing golf.

-Andy

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Posted by rcguy on Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:33 AM

Very cool.

I like the CWC Roadmaster

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:15 AM

When I'm not hunched over my hobby bench I like to make photographs.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:49 AM

Cigars.  Nothing like talking models over beers and Padron 64's.

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:57 AM

    Your allowed TWO HOBBIES??Surprise  

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:01 AM

Camping, nature and aviation photography, flight simming in VR, restoring vintage military rifles, shooting, racing when I'm near a cool track (did Nurburgring in Germany), building computers.

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

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:12 AM

I write history articles for small publications like Church Bulletins and the like.

I also cook quite a bit and recently built a pizza oven.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:17 AM

My other hobby now is photography, and as the other post above shows, they are handy to pair with each other.

Age has caused me to give up a couple- flying and auto racing.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:47 AM

Too far from water for diving and too old now for motorcycles (dirt) and rockclimbing. But back in the day .  .  .

Now it's firearms, writing, photography. 

  

 

  

Oh yeah, and I collect WWII era handleless coffee mugs.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:59 AM

Pickin' a guitar and watching baseball.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:13 AM

I barely have time to model, so no other hobbies, but there are plenty of activities and interests that I enjoy, but I wouldn't call them hobbies.

Watching sports live + TV

Watching TV

Reading

Museums

Hiking

Traveling

Socializing with friends and neighbors 

Dining out

Visiting small towns

Sight seeing

 

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Posted by WillysMB on Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:30 AM

I teach Karate 3 times a week and co-own the studio. Also collect antique Fords (Model A, T, and V-8), and do WWII re-enacting. Yes, I'm retired...

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:30 AM

Some real beauties there, Ernie. My favorite is the '55 Spitfire, just a perfect example of a classic bike of that era. Nice to see these old timers continuing on, and so well looked after.

My hobby besides models is photography and collecting cameras, mostly Rollieflexes and Leicas.

Thanks for the post and photos.

Patrick

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:32 AM

Half owner of three mining claims, claims and outings director of the local chapter of a national prospecting association.  So out looking for the yellow stuff.

Used to love hunting for deer and upland bird.  Not able to get one out anymore, so had to give that up.

Do a little metal detecting as well.

dlh
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Posted by dlh on Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:45 AM

Astronomy, Audio recording of local concerts, Ham radio, High-end audio, Cigars, Computer gaming.  Did I mention model building? Wink

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:06 AM

I cycle almost every day, although I consider that more of my personal fitness regimen rather than a hobby. I love hiking near my new home, but I would put myself as more of a dabbler than a hobbyist. I love snorkeling, but only get to do that when on trips to locales that offer good diving areas, preferably tropical waters. I do like to collect militaria, so I suppose that is something of a hobby. My other activity that most qualifies as a hobby is one we're not supposed to talk about anymore here on FSM, and that is shooting: pistol, rifle, and shotgun. I did it before I was paid and trained to be proficient with those items, did so on my own time while being paid to use them as tools of the trades, and will do so now that I'm retired and there is a nice little area a few miles away out my back door. I'm looking at getting into kayaking on local waters once the last of setting up our new home has been taken care of. 

 

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Posted by Deeve_ on Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:52 AM

I have a few. 

 

First and formost, Bowling. Its one of my things. Been doing it since the late 70s as a kid.

 

Second, Motorcycles. Been riding street bikes since 1992.

 In Progress.

1/72 Revell Arado AR-240-c2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

Deeve_

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:06 PM

Computer gaming, really just one game the last 15 years, the World of Warcraft, all the expansions although the past two years I've been playing the classic version mainly.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:32 PM

Well;

 My other Hobby( main one) is scientific research into old Building Sites.( Some would call it ArmChair Archealogy.) With one difference. I look at old ways things were fastened together other than Nails or Mortar!

 I have discovered, with other colleagues That Humans and other creatures that share this planet with us have certainly devised some interestingly simple and certainly dramatic ways of fastening their structures together( This does NOT include Corals)

 Did you know there are over forty species that use Spit ( YES Spit! ) to hold their dwellings together! One of those species build homes that may weigh as much as a couple of hundred of pounds when complete for the neighbors and themselves!

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:51 PM

Very nice collection!

I have several  hobbies - I'm a bit of a gear head

I like camping/fishing/shooting/outdoors

Fiddle around with my guitars

I enjoy cooking and anything RC.  I also have a Ham radio license since I was 13 but I'm not active WB6PJZ :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:04 PM

Very interesting diversity of hobbies from you guys. That is one way to stay busy specially for us retired older dudes.

Patrick

I try to keep them as they were intended, original and well taken care of.

stik

I have 3 more ten speeds and try to ride as much as I can. I try to make this a daily regimen but life gets in the way. My doctor wanted to put me on cholesterol medication 4 years ago till I said no sir, changed my eating habits and started cycling again. I went from a size 36 waist to a 34 and went from 187 lbs to 168lbs and I'm 65. Cycling is very healthy and fun soecially if one has good bike trails and good low traffic neiborhoods. Peddling these 57 lb bikes is quite a workout.

Hoo  Yah

Fireams and specially ammo prices are ridiculous. Miss those days where You could purchase at a gun show a nice Colt 1911A1 for $300. Can't afford the prices now.

Bill

Geez man your pictures just made me super hungry lol. The chicken looks yummy.

armornut

no, actually I have two more , woodworking and rc flying. Haven't done Rc for a while and currently I'm working on a wood project for the wife. And by the way, she pushed me to get that 1941 Columbia bike that I just got in last week. 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:07 PM

keavdog

Very nice collection!

I have several  hobbies - I'm a bit of a gear head

I like camping/fishing/shooting/outdoors

Fiddle around with my guitars

I enjoy cooking and anything RC.  I also have a Ham radio license since I was 13 but I'm not active WB6PJZ :)

 

Oh man is that a 65 Pony???

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:09 PM

wpwar11

Cigars.  Nothing like talking models over beers and Padron 64's.

 

I like Olivas and a bottle of Jameson Black BarrelBig Smile 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:10 PM

rooster513

Very nice collection pj! My other hobbies are camping/canoeing, reading and playing golf.

 

thanks

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:12 PM

rcguy

Very cool.

I like the CWC Roadmaster

 

Thanks . All 62 pounds of steel are fun to peddle, actually very smooth and agile rider.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:07 PM

Eaglecash867

Camping, nature and aviation photography, flight simming in VR, restoring vintage military rifles, shooting, racing when I'm near a cool track (did Nurburgring in Germany), building computers.

 

Green hell as Jackie Stewart used to call it.  This is the longer 164 corners (or so) longer configuration?  Very cool.  If I can ask what car did you circuit the track in?  I've been to many F1 tracks but never drove one.  

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:17 PM

plasticjunkie

 

 
wpwar11

Cigars.  Nothing like talking models over beers and Padron 64's.

 Olivas are nice too.  I wish I had the income to smoke more Padron 64's.  My everyday cigar is the Arturo Fuente double chateau.  

 

 

I like Olivas and a bottle of Jameson Black BarrelBig Smile 

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:25 PM

Beautiful bikes!  Love that styling from the 40s & 50s.  My other hobbies are riding my Kawaski Voygeur motorcycle, working out, reading, and relaxing with my family.  While I was teaching, modeling was the only hobby I could squeeze in my life but now that I'm retired I'm trying to "broaden my horizons".

TJS

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