Model car builders mindset list 2013

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Most have heard of the mindset list. usually devoted to the mindset of those entering college this year. Here is the mindset list for model builders born in 1995.
1. There has always been several excellent versions of 1969 Camaro kits available
2. Revell and Monogram have always been the same company.
3. There have always been Photo-etched detail sets.
4. There has always Been resin conversion kits.
5. There have always been two or more high quality Model car magizines to choose from.
6. The don't remember when mail ordering a model kit invoved sending an sase for a catolog or stock list.
7. You could always find nearly any model kit you wanted on eBay.
8. Johan kits have always cost a lot.
10. The Revell 32 fords have always been available.
11. there have always been internet forums.
12. Automotive paint has always been available pre-thinned in convenient hobby sixed bottle from several sources.
13. there has always been high quality NASCAR stock car kits and an almost endless supply of aftermarket decals for them.
14. there has always been Bare metal foil and Alclad.
15. When you bought an old glue bomb you could always buy replacement parts for them from Modelhaus.
16. NNL has always been in the model car lexicon.
17. MPC was always part of AMT
18. There has always been a National Model Car Museum.
19. they have always gotten same day, (and in some cases real-time) notification of new release announcements.
20. there have always been numerous large regional model car contests.

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21. T.V.s always have remotes and flat screens.

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21. T.V.s always have remotes and flat screens.

I was kind of keeping this model related.

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I was kind of keeping this model related.

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:(

I wasn't trying to slap you down or anything, but if we don't keep this model related it could get out of hand real fast.

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I wasn't trying to slap you down or anything, but if we don't keep this model related it could get out of hand real fast.

:mellow:

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Born in '95, the following weren't true for me.

2. Revell and Monogram have always been the same company. (When I first started it was Revell Monogram)
7. You could always find nearly any model kit you wanted on eBay. (I never used Ebay until about two years ago, and have hated it since)
11. there have always been internet forums. (they might have existed, but I've only been on them for the last few years)
14. there has always been Bare metal foil and Alclad. (I only ever started hearing about it in the last year or two)
19. they have always gotten same day, (and in some cases real-time) notification of new release announcements. (I only ever found out about new releases when they were on the shelfs until about 3 years ago.
Nick

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HA HA HA

like to see one on us old guys,,,,,

1- like remember when you could get a Johan for $1.25.

2 testors bottle paint was $.o10

24- If they could put model building as a Video game,,,i could get 16 grandkids into it.........

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Kinda sounds like you guys have something strongly against video games. I have a PS3 and a Wii and play them fairly often. I also build model car kits. Does this mean I have ripped a hole in the space time continuum? :o

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That's pretty funny. I was born in 1995 and pretty much all of that is true! :lol:

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I graduated H.S. in 1995, now these kids are going to college? *sigh* Guess that explains why the music I listened to then is filtering into classic rock...

As part of the Gen X set of modelers here, I had video games growing up on the original Nintendo (Atari before that) and watched the internet be born (and had a Commodore 128 before that), and yet I and a slew of other people ate all still here, still building, and most if us are proudly still playing video games of one sort our another. I don't understand why some people feel the two "pastimes" are mutual exclusive of one another.

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Born in 95? Ha! I have clothes older than you... :lol:

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Born in 95? Ha! I have clothes older than you... :lol:

Laughen myself silly,,, Thats funny,,i don't care who ya are,,

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23. Some modelers are still waiting for resin orders placed in 1995.

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23. Some modelers are still waiting for resin orders placed in 1995.

I just about fell out of my chair with that one.

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Born in 95? Ha! I have clothes older than you... :lol:

I have food in the fridge older than you. :blink:

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23. Some modelers are still waiting for resin orders placed in 1995.

ain't that the truth!!

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24. Model kits will always be around $5-6 bucks

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Some of us have builds we started in 95 and have not finished. Time does fly by...

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I have food in the fridge older than you. :blink:

:lol: That could be a potential health hazard.

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Some of us have builds we started in 95 and have not finished. Time does fly by...

So true...

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24. Model kits will always be around $5-6 bucks

I think you're missing the point here, for someone born in '95, they've never seen a kit retail for $5, they've always been at least triple that.

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I think you're missing the point here, for someone born in '95, they've never seen a kit retail for $5, they've always been at least triple that.

True enough...I was born in '70, and I can't recall when kits last retailed for under $10...maybe 20 years ago or more.

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Perhaps a mindset list for guys entering retirement is needed too? It would include things like "Model kits are too darn expensive nowadays" and "Young people don't build models, they're too busy with their touch things" "Real modelers don't use aftermarket parts, they roll their own wires from thread and wax" and multiple variations of "The glory days are long over/The hobby is dying a slow death"!

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True enough...I was born in '70, and I can't recall when kits last retailed for under $10...maybe 20 years ago or more.

Wow, I guess that makes me old. I'll venture a guess that at least half my stash were $9.99 or less , with quite a few at $4.99 + $5.99

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