When my mother-in-law was still alive and pissing me off, she would go to Vegas once a year with her sister. Those two old bittys were the luckiest two on the planet. One time she won 5 grand on the second pull of the handle on a slot machine. Another time she won 25 grand playing Roulette, and on the same day she won 10 grand at the Blackjack table. She would go down with about 2 grand and planed to not bring anything back, but the two of them always came back with 10 to 20 grand between the both of them.
I agree. My weekly allowance was 3.00 ( I know, it's an odd amount but that was my old man ) A model kit was between 2 and 5 dollars ( in Canadian dollars ) I added to my weekly allowance by returning pop and beer bottles, and cutting lawns in the summer and shoveling snow in the winter. Saturday afternoons I could be found at the local hobby shop. And yes, our world was perfect
I built the same kit a few years ago and used a scribing tool to separate the body into the individual parts.I used a scriber from Mr. Hobby and one from SMS. Both fit in the handle of an X-ACTO knife. Take your time when using these cutters, and you'll get a nice clean cut line.
It depends on what I'm in the mood for. My two favorites are Popeye's Chicken and Fat Bastard Burrito's ( and yes, that's the real name of the place ). When I was in high school, there was a local place call Harry's Burgers in Scarborough. My standard order was their Steak on a kaiser ( medium rare ), onion rings and a large orange drink.
You make some very good points Howard. As you know, we have 5 hobby shops in our area of Durham Region and the eastern part of Toronto. I buy from all 5 as well as the internet shops, Ebay and yourself. What I can't get from the LHS I get from other sources. So, I think that I spread my cash around the hobby and support everyone, both brick and mortar stores and online ones.