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Time for actual model building?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 6:57 PM
Over the last few months I have been spending more and more time here in the forum. This means less and less time for actual model building. About a month ago I decided that something had to give. So I have greatly reduced my time here on line. It was then that I realized how little time I was spending on real models as opposed to "virtual modeling". I don't know how you guys keep it all going at once. Has anyone else run in to this problem?
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Posted by shermanfreak on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 9:48 PM
I too spend less time modelling but I do enjoy my time in the forums too. But what I find is that the time used to build is better, more quality time because my head is more into the hobby after being in the forums and chatting with other modellers.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 10:45 PM
I have to agree with shermanfreak. With 2 kids, wife, job, and animals around, time actually spent modeling has become a bit of a luxury. When I do finally get a chance to put the nose to the ol' #11 blade, though, I actually have more of a focus. In addition, I've learned things here in the forum in a matter of minutes that could have taken hours over the net or nosing through a library for some obscure refeference. It's great to know that the modeling hobby hasn't fallen into total anarchy, and that there are people out there willing to help others in their quest for "virtual perfection."

Humbly,
demono69
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 12:32 AM
I also concur. The knowledge that I am gaining in these forums is increasing the quality of my model building so even if I am spending less time actually building the quality of the work that I am doing is actually going up.

Ray
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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 4:33 AM
Ditto the last three posts.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 10:11 AM
hi , all i am luck i am retired so time is all i have to spend on research or forums is well spent as to models how long all depends on the level of scratch building involved , latest one is in 30 hr period and is half way finished , a ww2 russian zil 5 fire engine as used on the army bases or airfields . it is just for a change from tanks . cheers ian
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Posted by Kolja94 on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 4:51 PM
Hmmmm.... sounds good, I'll have to look into this retirement thing....
what, I can't retire at 27? Darn!!

Karl

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Posted by propfan on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 5:49 PM

I do like to spend every week some time (4 hr's) building on my models. But due to shift work I have to do some planning in advance. If there is an paint session waiting than it must be in the weekend afternoon, because I have to use my bedroom and all the equipment is parked there. So good planning is the solution here.

Bert

Happy modeling

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  • From: Exit 7a NJ Turnpike
Posted by RAF120 on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 7:08 PM
I too find myself doing more reading than I do modeling. As I sit here I'm looking at a M-10 that sit atop my computer. I started it, then I found this forum, now it gathers dust.

Trevor
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 9, 2003 1:05 AM
I'm a newbie to this forum, well about a month. I subscribed to the magazine but I find that I get more out of this forum then any other place I look for reference. Whether it be in printed form or online. In the evening when I finally get everything settled & the kids to bed, I would pull the modeling stuff out of the closet & work on it. Instead, I'm pulling up to the computer to see whats new on the FSM forum. To all those who are answering my fellow newbies so informatively & patiently, THANK YOU!!
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Posted by renarts on Friday, May 9, 2003 6:26 PM
I like Ian's answer and I chalk up forum time to part of research time. I also use dry time (waiting for paint to dry) and "I just have to walk away from this project" time as forum time.

Thanks guys. We few, we happy few. We band of modelers...

Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 10, 2003 6:49 PM
I had to back off on the time spent here. The actual modeling was being neglected and I still have tons of a/c photos to upload to my website, which is time consuming itself. Then there's domestic chores... And never enough time to do it all
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Posted by Kolja94 on Sunday, May 11, 2003 12:12 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by renarts

We few, we happy few. We band of modelers...

Mike


Hey i like that!!! Big Smile [:D]
They should make a fancy, engraved sign (I envision nice wood with a deep stain...) for us to hang over our workbenches
Smile [:)]

Karl

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Posted by therriman on Monday, May 12, 2003 1:14 PM
It's dug into my modeling time some. But as I only get one day a week at it due to my work I've found that as the weather gets better my Harley riding is what is really killing my modeling time. It's been a month since I sat down to work on them. Plus there is always something that needs to be done in this house we just bought this winter.
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 9, 2003 1:05 AM
Since I have found this forum, I too may get less done than I would like. I'm pretty much a seasonal modeler, preferring winter and fall. Summer comes and your outside at the park with your kids. What it really boils down to is turning off the t.v. and locking yourself in your hobby room.

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