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#21 Art Anderson

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

The husband of one of my niece's builds model cars, I found out over this past Thanksgiving, when I drew his name for our Christmas gift exchange.  He was really excited when he unwrapped a Moebius Hudson Hornet!

 

Clyde's also building a G-Scale garden railway (model railroad layout in the back yard).  

 

Finally, after all these years, a fellow traveler in the family.

 

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#22 Harry P.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

The husband of one of my niece's builds model cars, I found out over this past Thanksgiving, when I drew his name for our Christmas gift exchange.  He was really excited when he unwrapped a Moebius Hudson Hornet!

 

Clyde's also building a G-Scale garden railway (model railroad layout in the back yard).  

 

Finally, after all these years, a fellow traveler in the family.

 

Art

 

I've seen garden railways on TV and always wondered how weather affects them? Rain, sun, dust, etc., etc. Those layouts are not cheap... so how are they protected from the ravages of nature?



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:33 PM

I am the only one here that is into the hobby but my dad use to build i have his collection and my goal is to restore them someday when the needed parts are found for them..so i guess its a sort of family thing???



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:35 PM

My youngest son (11) builds, my oldest (19) has no interest. Nor does my wife other than the money orders bring in,



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

..so i guess its a sort of family thing???

 

Not in my case. I'm the only one in the whole extended family that builds models. My kids built a few back when they were young... mostly because I built them and they wanted to do what dad does. But none of them kept at it for very long--except me!



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

My GF (with serious future) expresses interest in my projects, but I know she's just being nice.

 

A GF from ten years ago was embarrassed that I built models and recommended I not spread it around. Didn't think it was a respectable adult hobby. She grudgingly attended Twin Cities IPMS regional with me and she had a revelation when I showed her a couple award winning military dioramas; how every figure serves a purpose, how it tells a story, research, history, artistry, etc. She was awestruck and enthralled. But still thought modelers were geeks (read "nerds").

 

Older brothers definitely planted the bug for me to build.


Edited by Lunajammer, 07 March 2013 - 02:38 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

when I was about 8 my mother helped me ,my dad still calls my models toys, my wife is very supportive and puts up with me taking over are hause with my model stuff.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

My wife really has expressed no interest in it, although she is "supportive". My son (7) & daughter (9) have both built some snap kits (planes, helicopter, fire trucks, & a few cars). My son has been asking me to get him a glue kit, but I'm not totally sure yet. He also has wanted an ambulance, and now with the Revell/Monogram reissue of the 1937 Ford Panel Truck there might be a future birthday present there!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

Me and a couple of my brothers built when we were kids ( 60's + early 70's ) 

But I'm the only one who kept with them on and off over the past 40 plus years. My youngest daugher has expressed a passing interest in it and has built 2 snap kits  and one glue kit( the clear car trailer kit )  so far. 

 

my wife has ZERO interest other than keeping track of the money I spend on them . But at least she tolerates them and me . so I'm good with that.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

At christmas time I got my step son into the hobby and the stinker did great he is on his fourth model total but second #2 kit and at age 8 he is doing 1000% better then I did at his age

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

Nope...my kids built a few when the were younger and were good at it.  Its just me



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:31 AM

my wife is currently building her second model, pretty cool!!



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:09 AM

My dad and brother both built a little bit when I was younger, but not so much anymore.  Dad's true love is woodworking.  My brother doesn't really have many hobbies besides reading and music.  My wife has expressed interest in trying to paint a kit.  I've got a spare one in my stash I'm going to offer her.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

I was going to post here. Then halfway through what I was going to say I got really depressed. So i'm going to do something really nice for all of you and just stop here. :( 



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

 How about your kids, your mom or dad?

 

My Dad built when he was in his teens and 20s, then once again with me when I was eight or so, and occasionally now, but rarely. It's safe to say that his time spent with me building MPC's "Mud Slinger" Jeep Commando and Revell's "Ice Patrol" Chevy Scottsdale 4x4 was the spark which has become a supernova. :) 

 

Here are an AMT '32 Ford 5-window and Model T he built 50 years ago or so:

 

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He's not much into dusting.  :lol:



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

My wife used to build back when we were dating and when we were engaged.  She stopped after we got married and she became pregnant with our first child. She never really went back to it, but she will get mad at me if i ever ask if i can build something from her old stash, even though she shows no interest in getting back into it. She did once accompany me to a big sci-fi hobby show in Kentucky, and even picked up a couple of figure kits for herself.

Both of my daughters have shown interest, but i have no idea how long that will last. The 10 year old likes cars, Star Wars and Gundam.  The 8 year old only cares about Super Deformed / BB Gundams.

My son is on the severe end of the autism spectrum. I have shown him what I do, but he has never really showed any interest.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

Mom and Dad got me started. That'd be 50 years ago this spring.

 

Oldest son never built a model, middle son has built one or two, baby daughter (19) is an accomplished builder with awards.

 

This wife (#4) finds the hobby fascinating, and attends shows with me most of the time. She is enthralled with the skill level of the builds, the number of people attending, and Danno.

 

She likes Jonathan a lot as well, but the little critter rarely shows up........................

 


Edited by Agent G, 10 March 2013 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

My daughter built several many moons ago when she was younger. I don't know anyone in my circle of friends that build. My wife supports my hobby but has no interest in building ( shes a reader ). She will fake some mild interest when I finish one and I get the usual " Good job " from her.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

My daughter built several many moons ago when she was younger. I don't know anyone in my circle of friends that build. My wife supports my hobby but has no interest in building ( shes a reader ). She will fake some mild interest when I finish one and I get the usual " Good job " from her.

 ​This so describes my wife exactly.  Same mold.  :lol:



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

I guess for the most part models are a guy thing. Are there any female builders here ? I never noticed.