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I have been building models on and off for over 50 years. Ships, tanks, planes, cars, ect. I have quit building several times but I seem to always return. I do enjoy it and really close out the world when I build. I have not thrown a model against the wall in several years. Plus, model building is the one of my two favorite hobbies I can do inside.

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Building models is an outlet for my creativity. 
 

Building models is a positive distraction that brings balance to my life. 
 

Building models and then sharing them on various social media (like this forum) has brought me friendships and connections with people abroad that I otherwise would have never had. 
 

Building models makes me happy. 
 

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Been playing with models for 40 years started when I was 7 and stoped when I got married for 6 years and have never stopped.

and another reason like Rocky said I can’t sing and dance...

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12 hours ago, Straightliner59 said:

John, that is exactly how Paeth did it! This site has it available in several quantities.  http://www.whimsie.com/toolingfoilcoppermetal.html

It's known as "tooling" or "embossing" foil. It is also available in actual brass and copper, as well. I saw some on Ebay that is 38 ga. which might work even easier. I only saw it in longer rolls, at a much greater price. The stuff I have comes in a yellow tube. The foil is 12" wide and 36" long. I must have gone nuts, at some point, because I have 3+ rolls of the stuff! If you were in my neighborhood, I'd say swing on by and I'll give you one of them! 😁

Thanks, Daniel. I've bookmarked that site and will check it out later today.

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