done with the hobby i think
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:51 AM
Wow! I see there is a certain theme in the responses!
Uh huh! Several of us have been there, done that, and still regret what we did. I can't, in good conscience, sit back and watch someone else make the same mistake I made, without at least throwing my hat in the ring... I still have 'down times' when I just don't feel like doing any building. The longest was three months...Long story short; I'm still building. Over the winter, I felt like giving it up. Today, I have 3 stock Model-T's on the bench along with 5 other projects, in various levels of completion. Does this sound like the same person that was seriously considering getting out of it a few months ago???
Edited by Wagoneer81, 26 March 2012 - 11:51 AM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:01 PM
If you are going to store your stuff away for awhile that it needs to be climate controlled.
If you are just going to move them all to a shed or even the garage you might as well sell them now.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:04 PM
Yup, been there as well. I sold all my stuff in '94 after my first divorce, HUGE mistake.
After this divorce, I just moved my stuff to a buddys house, and waited until the funk was gone, and dove back in.
Never again will I make that mistake
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:21 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:29 AM
Hmmm , I'm drifting off course a bit here now ... WhatI would say is , box everything up and put it in the garage/spare room/parents place/mates place/wherever so it's out of sight and you aren't tripping over it daily and leave it there for 6 months or a year , see if in that time you want to sit down and build something or want to fidle with something . If there is no interest after 12 months or so then have a think about it again and see if you really want to sell up and try something else . Just don't do something you might regret later .
Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:39 AM
just cant get into it anymore would rather work on my real toys. or am i in just a in low spot
Every spring I get in the same spot; warmer weather comes along and I do more stuff outside with my 1:1 toys and my family. Every fall/early winter gets me back into plastic again. I've been building for over 30 years, and my occasional breaks probably add up to 3-4 years altogether.
That being said, I will echo the sentiment from the previous posts: don't sell it off, just pack it away for the proverbial rainy....or snowy....day.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:01 AM