Have an almost 3 yr. old. (B-day in 4 weeks). Have managed to keep all of my
1/48 WW2 collection away from him. Until today...
Wife called me at the Job to tell me that he used his child's ingenuity to
stack items to reach and destroy two of my aircraft. Now experiencing mixed
emotions: Happy at his complex reasoning skills, sad that about 40 hours of
work just went down the crapper...:-(
Well, time to find another LTD 1/48 IAR-80. Mine was destroyed beyond any
chance of repair.
Ah! Now we get to part of the problem.
Cop with wife in school, so house isn't really big enough but will remain
our home until her graduation and we can afford a bigger one. Model
collection has increased in size steadily while said house hasn't...
To make matters worse, my collection started when I was single, so I didn't
see anything wrong with 1/48. Now I sometimes wish I'd went with 1/72 to
save some space. I've intentionally held off on building all of my 4-engine
aircraft until we get a new house!
Don't take that all tragic. That's natural . My kid broke few of my models
in this age too. Just keep in mind that four or five years from now, you'll
find yourself teaching him how to cut parts, sand, add glue and so
My mother broke more of my models than either kid, the scottie or the cat. But
by golly the models got dusted!
Of course that was a long time ago and my workmanship wasn't too great back
This will be of no help, but a cat would have taken it out in less
than a year and would have added insult to injury and by eating most
of it too. For some reason plastic tastes good to them. I told
customer support at Revell several years ago that I needed replacement
parts for their 1/32 AH-64. I told them that I would like to say that
they were missing, but that the truth was my cat ate them and wasn't
even nice enough to get ill. Even though I offered to pay they were
good folks and replaced them.