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You Know You Are Sick with the Diorama Fever When . . .

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You Know You Are Sick with the Diorama Fever When . . .
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 1, 2006 7:51 PM
Your kid's cousin shows you a box of Legos and you go crazy with all the different gadgets and parts they make for it . . . and then you beg to keep a few parts . . .

Of course, this didn't happen to me, I'm talking about someone I know . . . sure . . .Wink
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Posted by Chester on Thursday, June 1, 2006 8:54 PM
You sit down to Thanksgiving dinner and start making roads in your mashed potatoes. (Broccoli tree tutorial to follow)
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Posted by soonerolds on Thursday, June 1, 2006 9:34 PM
You try to convince your wife that the dining room table would make a good base for a super-size dio.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 2, 2006 8:00 AM
when you tell your family to find you a new room because the last dio you built took over your bedroom ( thats what happend to me when i was still in italy)LOL
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Posted by Chuck Doan on Friday, June 2, 2006 9:02 AM
your friends back away slowly as you shovel some "really cool dirt" into a side pocket of your backpack...10 miles in the backcountry...and you actually pack it out.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 2, 2006 9:28 AM
You find yourself asking people to save their cigar tube cedar wrappers for you . . .
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Posted by bsoder on Friday, June 2, 2006 11:57 AM
You can think of a dozen things to do with LEGOS that they weren't intended for!!..B
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Posted by kvwildhare on Friday, June 2, 2006 1:08 PM
You have no qualms about buying doll hair and sequins at the craft store, or fake fingernails (....for hood scoops...) at the beauty supply outlet.
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Posted by HollywoodJim on Friday, June 2, 2006 2:03 PM
When you scrape rust out of old toilets and save it because you might need it someday for a diorama.
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Posted by kvwildhare on Friday, June 2, 2006 2:37 PM
Hmmmm.......that's sounds familiar.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 2, 2006 3:07 PM
When you go to a bridal store and ask for 3 yards of veil for chainlink fences.

When you look forward to unloading five yards of mulch from the trailer just to get a pail of fine ground cover left on the bottom.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 2, 2006 4:03 PM
You look at couch lint and think "that would make a really cool bush if it were painted green"! Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 2, 2006 5:36 PM
.... When you ask a friend with an auto body shop to save the rusted pieces of cars so you can grind up the rusty pieces to weather a model.
.... When you take your film to be developed, you have one picture of your family, and 199 pictures of your work in progress.
.... When you spend $600 bucks on a dinning room table, that will never be used to eat on.
.... When you take your family on vacation, they want to visit a waterpark, zoo, a wild life preservation, so on and so forth, you want to visit salvage yards, old broken down buildings, closed down motels, so on and so forth....




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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 2, 2006 7:47 PM
this topic is tooo funny great choice,(BTW those are ALL TRUE THINGS, because i did it too, beside the $600 for the table i spent $30) LOLCoolSmileEvilWinkTongue
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Posted by Diehard on Friday, June 2, 2006 8:56 PM

You finally get a new and better digital camera and you don't give the still good old one to your kid to learn on. You take it apart for neat little pieces. (You'd be amazed !!)
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 2, 2006 10:14 PM
You never throw away old electronics or broken toys. You never know when you might need them for something..

You root through the dust piles from when you sweep the floor around the work area. You almost always find something that you dropped, or didn't even know you had.

You use common things for uncommon uses. Such as bic pens for exhaust pipes, Elmer's glue to make puddles, and those plastic "for sale" signs to make your buildings.

I'm guilty of the first two, despite building only a handful of dios. As for the third, I've debated these many times.
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Posted by Chester on Saturday, June 3, 2006 8:28 AM
When the real world becomes just another subject you want to build in miniature.

Now there's a comment worthy of a Rod Serling show.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 3, 2006 2:16 PM
when everypiece of flotsam and jetsam you see becomes a possible candidate as a part of what you are building. Dew..di.. dew dew...Whistling
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 3, 2006 11:51 PM
....... When your wife wants to know why you keep asking if the kids have broken the new dvd player yet.....
....... When you find a use for anything that was not it's original purpose
....... You have no room in any of your closets because they are full of future projects
....... your wife wonders why the plasma tv in your diorama looks like her old cell phome display screen...............??? I don't know ???
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Posted by niel on Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:28 AM
This topic id truely funny yall, thanks for ideaspens, cellphone, and all
that good stuff.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 7, 2006 4:48 PM
When your house starts lookiing like a Dio, or the other wat around. I didn't pay anything for the dining room table for my Dio, it was in the house when I moved in with my wife.....Sorry Hon...Your crap's gotta go!!
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Posted by bentmetal on Friday, July 7, 2006 11:10 PM
Your in the hospital recovering from a heart attack and you start going thru drawers to see whats available for your current project!!
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Posted by kvwildhare on Friday, July 7, 2006 11:20 PM
Hey....welcome to the group, Bent.
Your observations are very true. I'll bet we all do that while we're waiting to see the doctor, too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 7, 2006 11:22 PM
I do that all the time waiting for my root canals, or at a red light, or the podiatrist!
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Posted by glusnifr on Saturday, September 2, 2006 10:41 AM
when your wife fills the sink with hot soapy water to do the dishes ,and then catches you cleaning your new resin 55 pontiac body and jimmy flintstone figures with it before she can start..
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 2, 2006 11:02 AM
Heck, when the kids are away for the weekend, and you and your wife are alone and she invites you out on a hot date and you begin to pout because you wanted to put the finishing touches on your model.Black EyeBlack EyeBlack Eye
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Posted by Chester on Saturday, September 2, 2006 11:56 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by vsuarez666

I do that all the time waiting for my root canals, or at a red light, or the podiatrist!


Or the proctologist. (what does he intend to do with THAT!?!)
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Posted by lscrima on Saturday, September 2, 2006 12:02 PM
You Know You Are Sick with the Diorama Fever When you leave your basement workshop and go outside and everything seems larger than life.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 2, 2006 9:57 PM
How about when you steal the leather from the seats out of a car thats been sitting at the bottom of your road for the past 8 years!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 2, 2006 10:14 PM
...you're at the grocery store and see a wire strainer and think "I can make a fence or car grille out of thatTongue
...you look for a SPECIFIC type of dirt/gravel/sand because they're all so differentBig Smile
...you cut a chunk of screen out of an old screen door someone threw by the scrap metal dumpster at work because you had a use for it.

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