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Darn! My wife found me out...
BillyBishop
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 08:18 PM UTC
Sigh after switching rooms in my home, me going to a a bigger workspace that can house my computer, drafting table and gaming stuff, and my wife going into the basement to house her small business/fashion design space, I have been found out!!!

I was putting my last model kit on the shelf in my new workspace when she came into my room and said "Oh my God! Look at all those (bleepin) models!!!" I knew I was in trouble...

I tried to explain that since I have been away from the hobby for a few years that alot of these kits are older kits but that line of defence didn't work. I tried to explain that I know some guys that own 10 times!!! the amount of kits that I do but she rolled right over that one.

I said "but honey most of these boxes are figures" I knew that wouldn't work as soon as it was outta my mouth.

Well the reason I mention this is that I was in the process of heading to my neighbourhood hobby shop to purchase the new DML Panther A and the Tristar German figures sets 1 and 2 but looks like I will have to wait another week

See I have been told that it is "reasonable to finish a kit before you buy another one, since you have 30 or so unbuilt on you shelf"

Reasonable, I thought, but unfair

MSW (who is getting the shakes thinking of the Panther A with his name on it)

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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 08:33 PM UTC
LOL...I know, feel, understand, and share your pain BB!
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 09:31 PM UTC
"I'M SORRY" I guess that I just dont get it. I would think that ones wife would be pleased to know that your there working on something like a model. And spending your money on that instead of Girls, Bars, and Boose, like so many other folks out there. I know that My wife supports my hobby. But She does sort of frown when I mention the idea of buying another new kit. As I am currently working on a Spitfire Mk-IIA and I have another 6 kits waiting in the wings 3 A/C and 3 Armor. So enough to keep me bus for awhile. Anyway. GOOD LUCK !!

DAGGER: A weapon with a short pointed blade: "THE CUTTING EDGE"
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 09:37 PM UTC
I feel your pain......mine keeps telling me to stay away from e-bay
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 09:37 PM UTC
My wife knows that although my model collection has grown out of hand, she could have it worse. I don't drink, smoke, watch sports or hang out at the club for all hours. Small price to pay.
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 10:59 PM UTC

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... "I'M SORRY" I guess that I just dont get it. I would think that ones wife would be pleased to know that your there working on something like a model. And spending your money on that instead of Girls, Bars, and Boose, like so many other folks out there......



My sentiments exactly. My wife 'understands' my interest inthe hobby, She also, for the most part, lets me purchase new ones without too much trouble. Her only point is that that money could be spent on other things we need, like new patio furniture, or a new kitchen floor.
And I'll tell ya what, with the increasing costs of kit, research books, PE kits, metal barrels, metal exhaust pipes, resin update kits, replacement road wheels, Fruil track sets, etc, etc, etc. I'm beginning to lose the argument guys....

Tread.
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 11:37 PM UTC
Tread,
Lol...just think in twenty years with the rise in kit prices you can sell off your horde and retire a rich man! hehe

I would definately be in Billy's postition if were atively trying to purchase kits. Somehow with the 30 or so I have in storage I doubt the "But honey....these are old molds!" would go over well.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 01:58 AM UTC
Thanks Tread,
I'm glad to hear some one else backing me up on that. In a word gone so CRAZY, So many men out there dis-honoring thier families in that way. It's good to know that their are a group of us who socialize at places like this , thanks to people like JIM who make it available. And it is a positve influence on our children and thier interests as well.
OKAY, enough on the SoapBox.. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS....My wife feels like I tend to ignore her when I am so deeply involved in a project. And spending so much of my time working on it Anyone else here have that problem?? And what about Penny?? Does her spouse have a problem with her interest?! UH.....Is She even married?" OOOPS" Sorry I dont know that much about her. ........"ANYWAY" I love my Hobby and I lke having folks like yourselves here to converse with and share ideas and interest. "THANKS JIM"

DAGGER : A weapon with a short pointed Blade: " THE CUTTING EDGE"
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 01:59 AM UTC
Man, just think. I don't complain about too many models. Hell I buy hubby a kit that I know he would like to do someday,(when he has a spare minute) and get me two. He doesn't complain about what I have, he just keeps asking when am I going to build my Acc. Min. TBF-1C. He does show somewhat of an interest in my hobby. :-) :-)
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 02:22 AM UTC
My girlfriend just loves working with cardboard, wood...
So when she moves in with me, she'll probably be asking me to teach her the basics of modeling ! Knowing her, she won't be building anu military kit though...

penpen
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 02:40 AM UTC

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Man, just think. I don't complain about too many models. Hell I buy hubby a kit that I know he would like to do someday,(when he has a spare minute) and get me two. He doesn't complain about what I have, he just keeps asking when am I going to build my Acc. Min. TBF-1C. He does show somewhat of an interest in my hobby. :-) :-)

:-) :-)
"LADY M.B. Your Hubby is indeed a fortunante Man, The rest of us should be SO LUCKY LOL...

DAGGER: A weapon with a short pointed Blade: " THE CUTTING EDGE"
Kencelot
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 04:07 AM UTC
Please don't misunderstand me. My wife completely supports me with my hobby interest. She's always asking me what I'm working on now, or why I'm not working on something, or what's new at Armorama! She's terrific with it. Although I think my unbuilts has reached the saturation point for her.
The one thing she does not understand is the "collecting" of kits. She tells me it's not nessassary to have so many kits on the shelves and not on the table. ( I can only fit just so many on the table) But, she's coming around. Since I started building again, my unbuilts went from 6 to 24! :-)
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 04:07 AM UTC
Keep 'em in a big box. That's what I do. Big box behind the stairs. Yes, it makes it hard to fondle and gaze upon them, but she tends to forget what is in there..."Pay no attention to that pile of kits in the big box behind the curtain...."

That said, the box got too small a while back and the pile on top is growing again. I am lucky that she recognizes the positive effects of them on my disposition and activities. She herself has pointed out that, "I guess you could be at the bar/fishing/hunting camp/casino, like a lot of other husbands I know..."

She even (still, fingers crossed) calms down pretty quickly when I spend money, since she knows that any of the bad habits above would cost a pile more! I'm a pretty lucky guy, all around. I got her, my models, and you guys (in the fully non-gender specific usage of "guys"). :-)
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 05:13 AM UTC
Well, think about having one corner of a kitchen/livingroom/computer room for modeling...
Every time I take out my colours or start carving some putty walls I have to move the keyboard and be sure that not too much extra debris gets in the wrong places...my computer table is my working space.
And the Wife...well, a couple of times she has stated that she HATES all the (one) dead soldiers lying around the house. As well I dont hang around in bars or ever leave home so at least for me it sounds reasonable that I do sometimes long nights with a Project...
As I only have two dios finished and Im concentrating in small figure dios, lets see how things are when I reach twenty finished ones...

Toni
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 10:08 AM UTC

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Thanks Tread,..... THE ONLY PROBLEM IS....My wife feels like I tend to ignore her when I am so deeply involved in a project. And spending so much of my time working on it Anyone else here have that problem?? And what about Penny?? Does her spouse have a problem with her interest?! UH.....Is She even married?" OOOPS" Sorry I dont know that much about her. ........"ANYWAY" I love my Hobby and I lke having folks like yourselves here to converse with and share ideas and interest. "THANKS JIM"

DAGGER : A weapon with a short pointed Blade: " THE CUTTING EDGE"



Boy Oh Boy....can I identify with that sentiment! As I said before, she's pretty much OK with most of my modeling shenanigan's. The only real issue we have IS the time issue. And the truth is, when I take a moment and think about it, she's justified in her feelings. She's been surrounded by kids ALL day, (she's a school teacher, and we have 4 children) so all the interaction she's had has been from 'little' people. And I don't know how much experience you've had with the 'little' people, but they can drive you to a state of appeplexy in just a few moments. Sooooo, I can't win that argument either. My only option at this point is to try my darndest to balance it all. That is of course unless some genius out there has it all figured out?..?..?..?

Tread.

No pun intended Dagger, I feel your pain...
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 07:57 PM UTC
I know the feeling their BB. My collection has grown from about 15 unbuilt to about 50 unbuilt in the last 2 or 3 months now the closet is full and I am again filling up the hobbyroom with them. Oh well She says that I ordered another $300.00 worth in last month so I say Oh well, now where is that Squardon circular at.
BillyBishop
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 09:07 PM UTC
So lets see, I should hide the models under the stairs in a big box, yeah that's it right beside her shoe box (this shoe box is the size of a gabage can)

Or take up drinking and smoking and sports (though I play hockey once a week already) and stay out till all hours and then say, "see honey, if you would have let me buy those kits I would be in my room right now and you'd know where I am... "

Seriously, she is pretty cool ( I mean she's married to me isn't she?)

If I spent more time modelling and less on the computer the amount of models and such would be less of an issue. I also war game on the 'puter and board game (no kids just a pooch). I think it is more of a time issue, spend more time with her when she is home and do whatever I want within reason) when she is not...

MSW

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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 03:16 AM UTC

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If I spent more time modelling and less on the computer the amount of models and such would be less of an issue. ....I think it is more of a time issue, spend more time with her when she is home and do whatever I want within reason) when she is not...



Ummmm...yeah. Sounds right to me!
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 03:46 AM UTC

One possible approach is this : If you have a friend with the police, make him bring you home at five tomorrow morning, stone drunk and dressed in ladies' garment. She will BEG you to start modeling again ! :-)

Alternative approach ( less fun, but more successful) : find a safe place to stow your newly bought kits and make sure she notices when you build something now and then.

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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 04:52 AM UTC
...you're a man after my own heart Jan...
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 04:56 AM UTC
Personally I think Penny should be the one to straighten us ALL out on this one!! You are the resident "lady" here right?...?
As they say..."with great power, comes great responsibility".

Be a dear, Penny...help us neanderthals out !

Tread.
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 05:42 AM UTC
:-) :-) Hey Tread:
Talk about Irony. My Wife Is also a Teacher (Say that with respect Pilgram) LOL In fact shes a K-1 Teacher. So Yeah I know what you mean. In fact she has TWO from a previous Marriage Girl 10 and a Boy 13. Which I get along with pretty well. BUT Their are moments when you ask yourself. "Say What" Oh boy, Here We go again. " But For the most part they are great kids and very close to one another. So we manage to keep it on a good level with each other. But yeah I can both see and heasr the stress in her voice after a full day at school and then having to deal with her own. She Is not always all that paitent with them as I THINK she shopuld be. "BUT THEN" who am I RIGHT?? We've been together for 4 years, So they have not known me all that long. But I still try to be as positive as an influence on them as I can with out interfering with their real dad and his rules.
Anyway I'm getting Off track. On a more level note I have been enough of an influence on the boy that He has taken up an interest in the hobby. Not as big as me. But still the interest is there. So that is a good thing.

DAGGER: A weapon with a short pointed Blade:" THE CUTTING EDGE"
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 08:23 AM UTC
I can't say I know how most people here feel... My parents have no objection to my building models (or accumulating more) as long as it dosen't interfere with school. One problem I do have is work interfering with modelbuilding.... Only another 50 years 'til I retire!

YodaMan
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 08:34 AM UTC
I'm catching He** for my "stockpile" of kits. Promised her no more "vehicles". Never said anything about figures Etc.......

Matt
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 11:27 AM UTC
Happened to me too... she said "what are you going to do with all those models??" after we moved and I could no longer hide the accumulation. Well, I just explained that I would build them... she was very skeptical.

She was impressed, though that I have finished 5 tank kits this spring... and it DOES keep us out of the bars, though... but I DO have a fridge in my workaspace :-) .
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