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I am!

By Monday I should have 8 Model car bodies in paint so that I will have plenty of models to finish over winter!

Of course last time I did this it took me over a year to get them all done as real life got in the way!LOL

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I try to do this every year also but seems I'm behind this year. Think I have enough projects that are 3/4 done so that should keep me busy this winter. A few of them require lots of decals so I can do that inside.

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Having just moved very recently, I'll have more than enough to keep me busy throughout the winter! The house I just got I'll say needs some TLC, not so much on the outside, but certainly inside. Hopefully before too long I can get back to that '55 Ford that I was working on before it got packed away.

Either which way, the new place has a model room that I set up and can build in and due to a nasty flood experience I had at the last place, VERY LITTLE will go into the basement as this house literally sits along the river. I can see the Susquehanna right out my back kitchen window. ;)

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6 hours ago, Dennis Lacy said:

I live in Southern California. What is this 'Winter' thing you speak of?

B)

Last winter here in central NY we awoke to this light dusting of snow..

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Getting outside projects done before we get those " lake enhanced weather "again lol

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Winter is coming,  I finally gave up and turned the heat on this week.  Only needed it to warm the place up in the morning so far!  The leaves are falling quickly too!

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It's been raining pretty steady here past couple of weeks, turned on the fireplace ---- mist be winter coming!

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Our super hasn’t turned the heat on yet so it can’t be winter 😂

We’ll have to relent and take the air conditioner out of the window in the next couple of weeks but it’s still just warm enough some days for it to kick on.

Hoping to have a couple of low-humidity days in the next week so I can get some painting done before I start with some winter builds!

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I'll be OK with winter as long as we don't get another one like this! :o

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That was from 2016 and frankly it could never snow again and that would be fine with me!

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No arguement from me there Bill, here's February of 2011 for us, and 2014 was either this, or sub zero, all..winter..long!

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This is starting to make me consider servicing the snow blower for this winter. 

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I'm getting ready too.  Transplanted a bunch of lilies and then cut the grass.

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On 10/19/2019 at 8:49 AM, Dennis Lacy said:

I live in Southern California. What is this 'Winter' thing you speak of?

B)

It's the season where we actually want to wear socks with our shorts. 😀 It comes right after fire season. 😟 A little later, we actually need that 4/3 wetsuit.

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22 hours ago, Joe Handley said:

 

No arguement from me there Bill, here's February of 2011 for us, and 2014 was either this, or sub zero, all..winter..long!

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That’s one thing I don’t miss about Chicago is snow but traded it for humid hot summers. I seldom where a jacket here. I have painted bodies and some curb side kits ready to go...

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Pretty soon it'll be Christmas...... ☺️👍

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You all can just stop talking anytime now. Otherwise I'm going to have to put my fingers in my ears. I have lived the last 32 years in places where it snows WAY TOO MUCH! My wife and I have decided that our next move is going to be to Fiji. The depressing thing is, I'm just not sure when that will be.

I Hate Snow!!

Later-

 

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The hill I live on is up the side of a mountain in The Berkshires of Western Mass with a steep driveway. All my Porsches and rear drive cars hated it, even my last, a VW GTI front driver. This year I'm ready with another VW Golf but this time am all wheel Golf R!.

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AS long as this doesn't happen (below) I'm good!

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I'll be fine up here in the Great White North.

My garage is insulated, and now heated, and vented with a small paint booth set up, so i can paint all year long.

It's just finding the time to devote.

:)

 

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Well didn't quite make it but should have enough days that will be good enough to get to 8 maybe 10.

#7 just needs clear and #8 needs paint and clear to be done but it was too windy in my paint booth today!LOL

 

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I have a few painted and rushing to get 2 more painted by the end of October  ... 

Those should hold me down until spring time...

😇👍🏼

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On 10/20/2019 at 1:05 AM, MrObsessive said:

I'll be OK with winter as long as we don't get another one like this! :o

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That was from 2016 and frankly it could never snow again and that would be fine with me!

 I like your artic areodynamics there:)

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On 10/20/2019 at 1:05 AM, MrObsessive said:

I'll be OK with winter as long as we don't get another one like this! :o

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That was from 2016 and frankly it could never snow again and that would be fine with me!

Brrrrrr...... 😬 Makes me want to move back to Australia...... I lived down there between '61-'71....

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This was here last winter. Our driveway and the sidewalk snow wind up on the front lawn. We have some removed a couple of times each winter. However, like Dan Clark, I have a heated garage . I also have a spray booth made with an old microvave hooked to a mini shop vac to suck up all the overspray. So for the time being I can build year round. Now we are thinking of moving too with the possibility of renting. That may curtail the modelling and the woodworking.

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On 10/21/2019 at 8:25 PM, iamsuperdan said:

I'll be fine up here in the Great White North.

My garage is insulated, and now heated, and vented with a small paint booth set up, so i can paint all year long.

It's just finding the time to devote.

:)

 

Had you not insulated your garage, put no heater and vent in and not built a paint booth, you'd have had ample time for painting.

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7 minutes ago, Junkman said:

Had you not insulated your garage, put no heater and vent in and not built a paint booth, you'd have had ample time for painting.

Yeah, but only for 6 months of the year! 

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