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#61 Tom Geiger

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

 

What good is a model collection thats been footie stomped or a pickup thats been burnt to a chrisp?

 

I dunno Craig!  I haven't been associated with women with that kind of passion!   :)



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

 

What good is a model collection thats been footie stomped or a pickup thats been burnt to a chrisp?

I GOT IT! ...doorstop! :lol:  :lol: 



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:25 AM

Make sure the Pre-nup states 'In tact' or Full Collector Value!!

She trashes them, she pays!!



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

 

and remember.. for every beauty you see, there's a guy who has just about had enough of her stuff!

 

Oh so true!

 

#3 was/is a stunner. 5'9" tall and 4' of it are legs, 125 lbs,  Long raven hair and looney as it gets. I've been told she's been through three guys in the last four years since we split. All ditched her..............

 

Now #4, well there's a keeper. I've stated this before but it bears mentioning again.

 

Her comment regarding models was simple. "I'd rather have you sitting at the breakfast bar building a model, than sitting in a bar hitting on one."

 

Those that know her agree she is a keeper. She told me if I quit smoking I could use the money saved on the hobby. That's a no brainer eh?

 

Jonathan the vacation was superb! Thanks you sir! I miss my baby girl, and she is growing up so fast.

 

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

G,  Glad to hear all is well and you're back . . . and back to normal.

 

And, you're right.  Mrs. G is a keeper!

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

The best advice I got was that all females are crazy. You just have to figure out which one has the least amount

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

The best advice I got about marriage was that all females are crazy. You just have to figure out which one has the least amount of crazy you can live with the rest of your life!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

The best advice I got was that all females are crazy. You just have to figure out which one has the least amount

:rolleyes:That's like figuring out which can of fruit cocktail has the most cherries...BEFORE opening them! :lol:  :lol: 


Edited by MAGNUM4342, 19 January 2013 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Prenuptial agreement! Make 'em sign that you get to keep your model car collection. And yer pickup.

 

If I ever get married again...i'm getting a pre-menstrual agreement! :lol:  :lol: 

What ya need is a post menstrual woman!



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

I remember when the GF was going through menopause. She's no longer the GF. That's a good thing!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Wow...talk about veering off course. Anyhow, after realzing that I lost a SECOND car, I now thought something was up. I started looking through my boxes and had forgotten I put them in a storage box until show time!!!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

Those look sweet Henry, congrats on finding them.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Those look sweet Henry, congrats on finding them.

 

Henry...LOL.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

I had once lost an entire Ford Falcon parts box.  It became a running joke in my club, the elusive Falcon box.  One day I emptied the bottom of my closet. I found a box marked "old Matchbox cars" and there were the Falcons! I had marked "Falcon" on the other end. I marked both ends of all my parts box on that day!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

I lost my entire first collection somewhere between ,Manitoba and British Columbia in 1972 when my parents moved and I stayed behind to finish commercial art school. Among those MIA are :

'63 Craftsman Series '63 Impala molded in a butterscotch colour - man - what I wouldn't give to have that back or another one like it - I have never seen or heard of another molded in that colour..It was my all time favorite..

'67 AMT Impala SS 427 convertible annual - another favorite

'59 El Camino Trophy Series - unpainted and totally stock

'57 AMT fairlane H.T. painted red and white

'64 AMT Comet convertible...

'59 mercury convertible

'65 galaxie HT and convertible

'67 Falcon - totally stock

- plus many others too numerous to mention.I had them all packed but we were short on room and I somehow suspect that my models all went to the nearby landfill as my dad really did not like them and figured them to be a waste of time. But what ever - what is done is done - I always hoped to find them hidden away somewhere after the move but never did.

As if that wasn't enough, I began collecting again and in 1981, our home burned along with a sizeable collection of unbuilt annuals from 1959-1965 and many, many old built ups. Imagine unbuilt, in the boxes -

'59 Hubley Nash Meropolitan

Hubley '61 Ford sedan

AMT '63 Pontiac Bonneville hardtop and convertible

AMT annual '63 Galaxie hardtop and convertible

Johan Mopar kits from the early to mid sixties

AMT '64 Chevelle HT

AMT '65 Cutlass convertible

and many, many more unbuilts

I still have the list of what all was in the collection in the insurance papers from after the fire but because I did not have a special rider policy on the models, I got nothing. I never look at that list as it just hurts too much.

fast forward to today and my collection has quantity but it lacks the quality ( i.e. - old annuals and hard to find kits ) that my previous ones had. I shudder to think of what I'd have to spend to replace most of what I have lost given the ridiculous prices that some guys pay for old kits. I no longer even consider trying to replace what I have lost. I am just thankfu to have what I now have and my wife who, for what it is worth, is totally suportive of my habit - I mean,, hobby. She's a keeper and no one could or will ever take her place. She is truly a special lady and I love her with all of my heart no matter what. She is my first and only wife - no one could come close to her as a wife, mother and soul mate. I am truly belssed to have a woman of her caliber and reading some of the previous posts on this thread really reminds me of that fact.

So I don't know if "losing models" was meant to include entire collections, but as Paul Harvey used to say, "And now you know - the rest of the story". For you guys who still have the stuff from your youth, I am happy for you - trust me when I say that nothing can really replace the originals once they are gone. Not even an identical kit. It's just not the same. :(  :(  :(


Edited by impcon, 23 January 2013 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

Impcon reminded me of what happened to my childhood collection.  My bedroom was on the lower level of the house and my closet was a long deep one that filled in a void under the stair case along the outside wall of the house.  When I moved out at 19 I left most of my stuff there, since it was still my room and I didn't know if I'd be back.

 

My dad discovered termites swarming outside the house and found where they came inside in my closet. They ate the wall and wood molding and got into all the model boxes stored on the floor. They ate the boxes and instruction sheets, and left a muddy mess everywhere.  I never got to see it, he just packed it all in the garbage and away it went! 

 

Lost were a bunch of early 70s Mopar and Chevy annuals, Tom Daniel customs and a bunch of Airfix and Revell of Germany kits I had brought back to the US from when we lived in Germany. Many of these kits had my juvenile work on them, but we know how to fix that now.

 

So all I have left from my teen years are the kits that were on the top closet shelf.  Oh, I do have a Porsche 914 kit that has the box side panel eaten as a souvenir from that episode.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

I had a large box, once, that contained the following models I had opened but, not built:

 

Revell Tuner Ford Focus

Revell Tuner 93 Honda Civic

Revell Lowrider Chevy Citation

Revell Lowrider Mercury Cougar XR-7

AMT Fast and Furious Mitsubishi Eclipse

AMT Fast and Furious Toyota Supra

 

No one knows what happened to that box to this day. But I went to my parents' house the other day and found an open Dale Earnhardt Goodwrench Monte Carlo, with some of my other models in my old closet, that I do not recall ever buying.  :huh: 


Edited by Skydime, 25 January 2013 - 08:19 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

 The truth is out there, the aliens took it.   :lol: 



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

If you find it, check and see if my car keys are in it. My granddaughter miss placed mine. I believe in the same place. Gotta love 'em



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

 The truth is out there, the aliens took it.   :lol: 

Then where do I get a kit of their ship so I can build it and then smash it to bits?  :angry:  :P