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#21 uncle potts

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:54 PM

I just tell them that this is my hobby, if I started doing this for money, it would become a job, and would take all of the fun out of my hobby, so  NO!



#22 Tom Geiger

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:57 PM

I just tell them that this is my hobby, if I started doing this for money, it would become a job, and would take all of the fun out of my hobby, so  NO!

 

Exactly why I won't do it!   Earlier in life I was an enthusiastic stamp collector.  That led to becoming a dealer and brokering collections and such. I got so involved in that aspect that I never had time to work on my own collection. And when I had time, I didn't want to look at another stamp! 



#23 Ridge Rider

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:19 PM

I would tell them your precious time is for your builds and direct them to the diecast world.  I have built several models of 1-1 and given as surprise gifts but if asked and/or pestered it probably wouldn't happen.  Stick with your gut on this one.  



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:04 PM

I face the same issue. I politley tell them you have to pay for talent and its not cheap. ThT usually shuts them down. If not i tell them when your hobby becomes your job then its no fun. And i enjoy my hobby. I treasure my bench time as i work 50 plus hours and my comute time plus family duties. Dont let them pressure you into doing it.