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Do You Really like Model Cars ?

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  • Member since
    October, 2008
Do You Really like Model Cars ?
Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:13 PM

Why ?

   All they are is boxes of plastic shapes and parts , for which you are paying more and more money for . And in many cases no more parts than a A.M.T. Styline kit gave us years ago .

 I have to tell you a secret . I have recently entered Model Car Builders Anonomous !

 Why ? Well  , I got so addicted to building , cutting and recreating my little four , six and twelve wheeled  and eighteen wheeled loves that I was spending my Greaat - Grandkids legacy . Yeah , It got that bad ( don't tell the big nurse down the hall , If she finds I have a stash here she'll never appreciate the Ford Focus model I built for her ! ).

 Yes , You Betchya , they are addicting . Gosh I open a box and just go ecstatic from the smell of the nice shiny parts . Ooh , Ooh , a new one , Bye !!

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:34 PM

Good humor for sure, but true as can be! Pure enjoyment is what I find by building in my golden years!

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:04 PM

Yes, oldcarguy, I like them.  I have some kits I bought years ago, and I have opened the boxes and planned what I'll do with them several times, and then packed them away and opened another one.  When building, even if things are not going well or that paint job is not right, I still enjoy myself.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:23 AM

Oh, they're OK, I guess.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Kennesaw, GA
Posted by nick63 on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:56 PM
Strive to enjoy yourself in this hobby. When you don't enjoy it, try another project, but most importantly have fun.
  • Member since
    March, 2008
  • From: Powell River, B.C.
Posted by CLASSIC770 on Sunday, December 16, 2018 6:02 PM

Still feel 6 years old when I crack the cellophane!

In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin’s minstrels. And there was much rejoicing. 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:45 AM

I started at 8 years old and am now 70 and retired from paid work! I do about 5 hours per day model making, printing decals, casting parts etc. It couldn't be any better!

I'm in a cabin in the garden with heating, lighting, racking, tools, seating, spray booth and four display cabinets, how good is that? Pure joy! 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:25 AM

PatrickW

I'm in a cabin in the garden with heating, lighting, racking, tools, seating, spray booth and four display cabinets, how good is that? Pure joy! 

Sounds like a piece of Heaven, Pat.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

  • Member since
    November, 2018
Posted by Vic2003 on Monday, December 24, 2018 6:13 PM

PatrickW

I started at 8 years old and am now 70 and retired from paid work! I do about 5 hours per day model making, printing decals, casting parts etc. It couldn't be any better!

I'm in a cabin in the garden with heating, lighting, racking, tools, seating, spray booth and four display cabinets, how good is that? Pure joy!

 

Wait a minute! You're living my life!

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:11 AM

I was talked into selling my Collection from 1958/1978 . I figured out I had sold myself and became a non-person . I found ohter "activities" . When the faild marriage crumbled and the fast talker left my life in 1984 . I found myself and re-imersed . I'll never find all I parted with or regain all those kid built models . Thanx .. 

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