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SO YOU FINISHED YOUR MODEL, NOW WHAT?

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Okay, I'm curious to find out from as many of you as it is possible, exactly what do you intend to do with your models after you finish them.

I know, we all keep them in cabinets, display cases, etc . . . but really? Is that it?

I keep them around and take the best care of them possible because every so often I like to shower with them (just kidding! LOL!) I just want to make sure you are paying attention.

Seriously, keeping your finished models around and playing with them periodically is as exciting to me as when I am first building them.

My favorite thing to do, as you already know, is to build dioramas and photo op bases so that I can continue to give my models a further life!

Do tell us, thank you.

Wow, what's bad is, the first thing I thought when you said you showered with them was "Oh no, I hope the holes in the shower drain are small enough to catch a mirror if it breaks off!" LOL

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Doc,

Really that is it. They get photographed, maybe shown to kids and wife, in the case and on to the next kit. They are rarely touched if ever after that.

Aside from two or three trips to local model shows/contests, the same goes for me.

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Go in the small display cabinet in our dining room, untill the wife has a wobbly & they go in the display cabinets in my garage.

If I ever built all my stash, I'd need a very big cabinet lol

Enlighten us 'Yanks', what's a 'Wobbly'? This side of the pond it would be too much to drink.

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I usually lose interest once a model is finished. I take it to a few shows in the area, and then it is retired to the display case. Occasionally I'll show them to visitors, and on occasion I give them away because they like it more than I do. there are some though that hold special meaning to me, like this one that I built for my wife, Bobbi...

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This I'll never get rid of because I added things that represent her, such as the cancer ribbon plate on the front, and other details that remind me of her like a sonic drink cup in the cup holder.

Darin, that's the best comment I've read at this forum since I became a member, some 150-odd posts ago. Thanks for sharing!!

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Darin, thanks for sharing such a heart warming story. It is amazing how our hobby can bring a smile to someones face like you did.

Rob

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M80's...

As I haven't built anything in 30 years, the newer stuff will probably stay around to see build quality progress. 4 cars in progress...

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Harry I think this thread should be locked! The Dr. Here used the F word [finished]!! LOL

I don't know what it is like to actually finish a model been almost a year since i have but i am getting my hudson Hornet close though.

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build them show them to my model club, drop them off at the hobby shop for the world to see a month later come in pick it up, shelf it and start the cycle all over again.

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IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A TREND HERE IN KENTUCKY TO PARK IT IN THE YARD ON CINDER BLOCKS...

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Enlighten us 'Yanks', what's a 'Wobbly'? This side of the pond it would be too much to drink.

In Canada we call them Wobbly Pop. aka: Beer

Usually the practice of drinking wobbly pop includes drinking more than one.

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Enlighten us 'Yanks', what's a 'Wobbly'? This side of the pond it would be too much to drink.

Oooops, lol. Having a wobbly is when your 'other half' gets cross with all the car stuff in the house.

Built a 28' x 14' garage to put my 1;1 57 Chevy in, along with worktops & cabinets ect. Nobody see's my builds up there, but in the dining room they do :)

Normally the new cars go in the house & the older builds relegated to the garage,

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I've come to realize over the years that building is where the enjoyment is. Displaying the new ones at shows is way cool, taking some out to look at every now & then. But the builing is where it is at.

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When I build, I try to get better as I progress. If the end result is a decent build then I will take them to contests. If the end result is less than stellar, then they get put in a display and on the shelf. The things I wonder about: if the model is sealed in a case, how is dust getting in? It's more of a ponder than looking for an answer.

When I take them to contests, I really don't care if I win. It's a social event for me and allows others to see my work. If I do win, I don't mind that either! I like answering questions that others ask about my models, but more importantly I like being the one asking the questions. Seeking knowledge is always a good thing.

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Depending upon how well the model came out , I'll put into a diorama or show it by itself . After that, I carefully box them away . Ed Shaver

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I'm glad to hear lots of folks are addicted to the photographing of their models . . .

Wow, Scott, I have to confess I have never heard of this approach, but I don't see why not . . .

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I'm glad to hear lots of folks are addicted to the photographing of their models . . .

Wow, Scott, I have to confess I have never heard of this approach, but I don't see why not . . .

For me it's all about the building. Once the kit is assembled the finished project doesn't hold much value to me. I keep a photo album to document what I've done and it's a whole lot easier to maintain than a bunch of fragile completions. Recycling certain parts also helps keep the costs down. Recently retired and on a fixed income every little bit helps.

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