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Nov 19, 2022 18:13:26   #
Moeby
 
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As a child I would slap one together and crash it into my buddy’s who would do the same to mine. Plus endless hours in front of the TV rolling them on the carpet as I watched Rocky and Bullwinkle. In adulthood I collected model kits and stored them away promising myself I would one day build them. My career was very satisfying and I worked with a passion so extreme there was little time for modeling or much of anything. I am pushing seventy now and retired two years ago. Over the years i have acquired around two hundred and fifty model car kits. Spending ten to twenty hours a week (sometimes more) building those old kits is heaven. The new adhesives, paint and tools are great and the web has so much info, tips and tricks. I average two to three cars a year. Also do some body painting (my specialty) for other modelers. Took two months to build my paint booth which is climate controlled and blows the fumes directly out of our house. So I can paint with out regard to weather. My brother, who has even more models than I do, goes to model shows with me. At the shows we see mostly old men like us, it is a strange community. When I had my only new, cool car it seamed like washing and waxing it was always a pleasure. When I’m building a car it is kind of the same feeling. But, I don’t have to go to a dealership and deal with sleazy salespeople, BMV folks, service techs or any of the hassles you encounter with real cars. If I wanna put a Hemi in a Volkswagen Wagon I can. Four wheel drive Corvette? No problem. I read articles about how guys my age are number one for suicide risk, not me. I spring out of bed each morning wondering what part is dry today and how did it turn out. When I roll a model back and ford across a table I’m seven years old again and it’s Saturday morning. Time for some Rocky and Bullwinkle.



Also I put axles In all my kit
Also I put axles In all my kit...

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Nov 19, 2022 18:28:04   #
American Vet
 
Moeby wrote:
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As a child I would slap one together and crash it into my buddy’s who would do the same to mine. Plus endless hours in front of the TV rolling them on the carpet as I watched Rocky and Bullwinkle. In adulthood I collected model kits and stored them away promising myself I would one day build them. My career was very satisfying and I worked with a passion so extreme there was little time for modeling or much of anything. I am pushing seventy now and retired two years ago. Over the years i have acquired around two hundred and fifty model car kits. Spending ten to twenty hours a week (sometimes more) building those old kits is heaven. The new adhesives, paint and tools are great and the web has so much info, tips and tricks. I average two to three cars a year. Also do some body painting (my specialty) for other modelers. Took two months to build my paint booth which is climate controlled and blows the fumes directly out of our house. So I can paint with out regard to weather. My brother, who has even more models than I do, goes to model shows with me. At the shows we see mostly old men like us, it is a strange community. When I had my only new, cool car it seamed like washing and waxing it was always a pleasure. When I’m building a car it is kind of the same feeling. But, I don’t have to go to a dealership and deal with sleazy salespeople, BMV folks, service techs or any of the hassles you encounter with real cars. If I wanna put a Hemi in a Volkswagen Wagon I can. Four wheel drive Corvette? No problem. I read articles about how guys my age are number one for suicide risk, not me. I spring out of bed each morning wondering what part is dry today and how did it turn out. When I roll a model back and ford across a table I’m seven years old again and it’s Saturday morning. Time for some Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As ... (show quote)


Impressive paint jobs!!!!

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Nov 19, 2022 20:57:28   #
nonalien1 Loc: Mojave Desert
 
Moeby wrote:
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As a child I would slap one together and crash it into my buddy’s who would do the same to mine. Plus endless hours in front of the TV rolling them on the carpet as I watched Rocky and Bullwinkle. In adulthood I collected model kits and stored them away promising myself I would one day build them. My career was very satisfying and I worked with a passion so extreme there was little time for modeling or much of anything. I am pushing seventy now and retired two years ago. Over the years i have acquired around two hundred and fifty model car kits. Spending ten to twenty hours a week (sometimes more) building those old kits is heaven. The new adhesives, paint and tools are great and the web has so much info, tips and tricks. I average two to three cars a year. Also do some body painting (my specialty) for other modelers. Took two months to build my paint booth which is climate controlled and blows the fumes directly out of our house. So I can paint with out regard to weather. My brother, who has even more models than I do, goes to model shows with me. At the shows we see mostly old men like us, it is a strange community. When I had my only new, cool car it seamed like washing and waxing it was always a pleasure. When I’m building a car it is kind of the same feeling. But, I don’t have to go to a dealership and deal with sleazy salespeople, BMV folks, service techs or any of the hassles you encounter with real cars. If I wanna put a Hemi in a Volkswagen Wagon I can. Four wheel drive Corvette? No problem. I read articles about how guys my age are number one for suicide risk, not me. I spring out of bed each morning wondering what part is dry today and how did it turn out. When I roll a model back and ford across a table I’m seven years old again and it’s Saturday morning. Time for some Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As ... (show quote)


I'm a closet modeler myself. I miss the old Testers model glue, but paints have come a long way from the little bottles

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Nov 19, 2022 22:33:25   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 
Moeby wrote:
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As a child I would slap one together and crash it into my buddy’s who would do the same to mine. Plus endless hours in front of the TV rolling them on the carpet as I watched Rocky and Bullwinkle. In adulthood I collected model kits and stored them away promising myself I would one day build them. My career was very satisfying and I worked with a passion so extreme there was little time for modeling or much of anything. I am pushing seventy now and retired two years ago. Over the years i have acquired around two hundred and fifty model car kits. Spending ten to twenty hours a week (sometimes more) building those old kits is heaven. The new adhesives, paint and tools are great and the web has so much info, tips and tricks. I average two to three cars a year. Also do some body painting (my specialty) for other modelers. Took two months to build my paint booth which is climate controlled and blows the fumes directly out of our house. So I can paint with out regard to weather. My brother, who has even more models than I do, goes to model shows with me. At the shows we see mostly old men like us, it is a strange community. When I had my only new, cool car it seamed like washing and waxing it was always a pleasure. When I’m building a car it is kind of the same feeling. But, I don’t have to go to a dealership and deal with sleazy salespeople, BMV folks, service techs or any of the hassles you encounter with real cars. If I wanna put a Hemi in a Volkswagen Wagon I can. Four wheel drive Corvette? No problem. I read articles about how guys my age are number one for suicide risk, not me. I spring out of bed each morning wondering what part is dry today and how did it turn out. When I roll a model back and ford across a table I’m seven years old again and it’s Saturday morning. Time for some Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As ... (show quote)


Awesome... great work...

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Nov 20, 2022 11:37:38   #
Birdmam
 
Moeby wrote:
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As a child I would slap one together and crash it into my buddy’s who would do the same to mine. Plus endless hours in front of the TV rolling them on the carpet as I watched Rocky and Bullwinkle. In adulthood I collected model kits and stored them away promising myself I would one day build them. My career was very satisfying and I worked with a passion so extreme there was little time for modeling or much of anything. I am pushing seventy now and retired two years ago. Over the years i have acquired around two hundred and fifty model car kits. Spending ten to twenty hours a week (sometimes more) building those old kits is heaven. The new adhesives, paint and tools are great and the web has so much info, tips and tricks. I average two to three cars a year. Also do some body painting (my specialty) for other modelers. Took two months to build my paint booth which is climate controlled and blows the fumes directly out of our house. So I can paint with out regard to weather. My brother, who has even more models than I do, goes to model shows with me. At the shows we see mostly old men like us, it is a strange community. When I had my only new, cool car it seamed like washing and waxing it was always a pleasure. When I’m building a car it is kind of the same feeling. But, I don’t have to go to a dealership and deal with sleazy salespeople, BMV folks, service techs or any of the hassles you encounter with real cars. If I wanna put a Hemi in a Volkswagen Wagon I can. Four wheel drive Corvette? No problem. I read articles about how guys my age are number one for suicide risk, not me. I spring out of bed each morning wondering what part is dry today and how did it turn out. When I roll a model back and ford across a table I’m seven years old again and it’s Saturday morning. Time for some Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Been a car model kit collector my entire life. As ... (show quote)


Very nice

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Nov 22, 2022 17:08:10   #
Moeby
 
Thanks!

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Nov 22, 2022 17:10:57   #
Moeby
 
Thanks Nonalien1 !

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Nov 22, 2022 17:11:46   #
Moeby
 
Thank you Birdman!

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Nov 22, 2022 17:20:20   #
Moeby
 
Thank you Mr American Veteran, and thank you for your service. I am a USAF veteran serving from 1971 to 1979. But nothing as prestigious as the 101st Airborne. I was a medic, just another clown in the flying circus.

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Nov 22, 2022 17:33:40   #
Moeby
 
Thank you Mr Permafrost! I love the land of ten thousand lakes. Lived in St Paul and crossed Mighty Mississippi every day to attend Brown College in Minneapolis. Also worked a while in Faribault at the Minnesota State School for the blind.

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Nov 22, 2022 18:23:02   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
nonalien1 wrote:
I'm a closet modeler myself. I miss the old Testers model glue, but paints have come a long way from the little bottles


My older brother liked horror models and my younger brother made them fly!!

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Nov 22, 2022 18:49:11   #
Moeby
 
Hey Wonttakeitanymore,
By horror models do you mean the Aurora monsters of the sixties? I have the Mummy, Dracula, two Wolfman kits, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein and the bride of Frankenstein. Plus two hundred some car kits. I finish maybe four kits a year so I will never complete even half of them. Yet I keep buying more, it is an addiction. But there are worse addictions. Thanks for your reply.

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