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Accidentprone

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Hello, I'm Chris and I've recently gotten back into modeling since getting really sick, and dealing with a chronic illness. Being nearly immobilized by chronic pain, and other serious issues have made working on 1:1 cars extremely difficult/impossible. I have a degree in multimedia design, but my real passion is building cars, back in the early 2000's I was part of a group of people who worked on mostly VW's, Audi, Porsches and BMW's.  We even got a few magazine features. But then I got sick in 2005, and I've never really gotten any better, despite seeing almost every doctor in the field in this state, or the surrounding 4 states. 

So I have been doing lots of things to try to help cope with the pain, and the inability to work. Recently modeling has become one of my favorites. I never knew how much detail y'all were putting into your models. I've been working on a few myself, and I've been slowly increasing the level of detail and customizing I put in. I find focusing on small details helps with the pain some days. My biggest issue is cost right now. I probably spend at least 3 hours a day making wishlists, or filling shopping carts on some of the model website's, and/or on shapeways. I'm just amazed at everything you can buy.

Right now I'm working on 2 different 66 Mustangs, one is the amt funny car with the injected sohc engine. After looking it over I don't think I'm going to put too much extra time into it.  I also have the Amt resto rod 66 mustang coupe which I'm either going to make a duplicate of my 1:1 66 gt coupe, or I might just make what my dream 66 coupe would be, especially since I also got the injected sohc engine by tdr innovations, off of shapeways. I don't know which way to go, because I'm going to have to sell my real Mustang soon, so I don't know if an exact copy will be a warm reminder, or a bitter one.

 

Well that's enough ramblings from me right now, I will get some picks taken of the 2 models I'm actually willing to admit I made and post them in a few days.

Thanks,

Christopher Snider

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Welcome to our plastic playground Christopher.

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Welcome Chris..!    I know all to well about having to have something to help one deal with the chronic pain issue....modeling is a great way to help keep ones mind off things and help pass the time by.   I am accident prone myself...LOL... 

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Welcome Chris. I know about pain also. My back tends to hit me every so often which needs an opioid and some bed rest. 

I've just gotten back into modeling after years of neglect.

Hope you feel better soon, Robert

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