> hasn' been done in awhile...
> any kids posting here?
> any women here? I personally don't know any women who build/collect > models.
> or is it just a bunch of old farts filling their basements with stuff? >
There is a lady up in your end of Californy who builds car models.
Even with neuropathy she builds better cars than I ever did. You can
find her stuff on E-bay under the name 'mustanggal', IIRC. Jackie is
her first name. More than that I wouldn't say.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
57 and trying to maintain equilibrium in the basement.
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Dennis Loep, male, from Enschede in the east of the Netherlands, near the
36yo, so no old fart (yet). I CAN feel like one sometimes, but most of the
times I (like to) feel younger.
About 700+ 1/48 plane kits in storage. Plastic, resin, paper etc. Have
built some 50 over the years.
I live in a converted horse barn, so all the kits and work space is up in
the insulated hay loft. No basement, but still space left!!
Have worked in a model shop, a lubricating oil/grease producer and am now
working in civil construction, where I lead teams building concrete
structures on, under and above ground. Like overpasses, parking garages,
fly-overs, rail road bridges etc.
So whats wrong with being an old fart who makes models...thought it was
part of the thing, train spotters have anoraks, we are old farts...well
and yep..its the basement thats the modelling room/workshop, and like
most modellers working in the space that you cannot swing a cat round
in, never mind a 1/72nd B-52 (that might be why its now got its wings
"old farts filling their basements with stuff". Well I guess that
pretty well describes me. Actually I just turned 68 and have been model
building since I was about 8 or 9. I build models in the Fall and Winter
and compete in black powder rifle competition in the Spring and Summer.
Also Baltimore IPMS member.
Not quite an old fart yet (I hope) at 46. Started modelling again about 5
years ago and have made 59 1/72 models in that time. I have about 145 kits
in the stash in the garage (where my modelling is done). I share the garage
with 2 cars and 2 dogs.
Will turn #@%&* this November, and retired last November. However, I do
not consider myself an OF. No basement here in Texas, so the stash is in
the garage, some 300 models of which about 50 percent are in some state of
There are two husband and wife teams in the club I belong to. They (the
ladies) do build some very good contest quality models.
The wife and I share one of the bedrooms for her arts/crafts and my
modeling. I am working on a mobile workbench so I can work on models and
watch TV at once - or at least try - then roll it away when I am not
working on models (will post some pics on abms when I get it completed -
about another week).
"Ray S. & Nayda Katzaman" wrote in
Always makes me think of one of my favorite artsist who came from
Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Thank you for that.
Bill Hicks predicted that on Thu, 25 May 2006 04:31:47 GMT, "Ultan
Rooney" would write:
My wife and I build, I'm 42 shes 21 (the second time around) ;> we
have a 1000 sq ft trailer and we use the middle room. It's about 7x8
or so and we built two benches (had to assemble them in the room) on
either wall and put up shelves above them. She does rockets and RCM
planes I do the regular plastic models and love to spare part build.
(not just kit bashing, I take anything I can find, spark plugs, old
hard drive insides, mouthwash bottle, when she was in the hospital
they let me take home her iv set, old primers, parts of her infusion
set (she is a 32yr diabetic) etc and make stuff out of them. I
haven't seen or heard of anyone else that dose what I call "spare part
model building", just kit bashing, oh well. It dosen't take a lot of
space to bulid and have fun.
Paul & Victoria Heisner