Thankfully it was just a phase. At the time i was working on "one of those" kits and got very frustrated. I think we have all had a kit like that. I have 35+ years of accumulated tools and kits. Some of them are one of a kind P/E benders and the like. I think I would have done my fathers memory a great disservice by selling the tools he made. I still get alot of enjoyment and happy memories out of modeling. When I hit a slump, I just set everything aside and come back to it later. Life and everyday happenings often give me the distraction I need to come back to the build with fresh perspective. OR i come back to the build to get AWAY from stuff. depending on the situation.
Amen. I put all my stuff away, and even thought about selling off every bit of it. After a week or two, I got the old spark back, and was back building in about a month. Its hard to gauge the ebb and flow of what motivates hobbies sometimes, and we all go through slumps, but we all find a way to pick up the brush and glue again. Its in our blood. We all share this strange addiction called "modeling"
I just finished restoring an old english 3 speed. Even with only 3 gears in an internal hub, those things are temperamental. Finding good usable or rebuildable parts for those bikes is getting harder by the day.
Yeah , i figure the Big Sky country would dry them out pretty quick. I still need to go down and inspect the damage to all the other stuff. It may have just gotten the boxes. I see a move for my stash in my future. Could have been worse, i guess.