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Need to take a break.

Don't know when I'll come back to building, but I will at some point. It's far too stressful for someone like me who has a temper. Between working on my 1:1, school, and job, I just simply don't have a lot of time right now.

I'll still check back on the forum once in a while, but for now I'm boxing all my models till I get the "bug" again.

Thanks

Andy

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Andy do not let the stress get to you . Take your break and keep checking back in . This is your hobby, not your job or school.

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Andy, a hobby should never stress you out,kind the opposite of what a hobby is :lol: , the hobby will still be here when you want to come back, school is more important anyways

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If building model cars is stressful, you need to pick a new hobby!

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I lock myself In my work room to get away from stress lol. When a kit gets me down I just crack a new one out. Sometimes a day or two away from one project makes the problem seem like a small issue once you are relaxed again. This hobby has helped me through some pretty tough times in life. Don't give up on it bud!

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Summer break. That's what I tend to do too. Box up all but the primary project, pull out the motorcycle and come back later for the long winter.

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I lock myself In my work room to get away from stress lol. When a kit gets me down I just crack a new one out. Sometimes a day or two away from one project makes the problem seem like a small issue once you are relaxed again. This hobby has helped me through some pretty tough times in life. Don't give up on it bud!

Yeah......What he said.

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Andy, you are going through what many of us have experienced in our lives and sometimes a break is necessary. As others have said, this is not supposed to be a stressful hobby so if it is for you, walking away for awhile is a smart thing to do!

Check in like you said and someday, maybe sooner than you think, the urge to be creative will come back to you.

I was expecting to see another Gearz winning build from you soon, maybe next year!

Take care.

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You and I have had differences in the past, but let me tell you this (and I hope it makes sense to you);

I work two jobs (one in aviation and the other in Mustang-specific/FOX Mustang rebuild/modify) and work on my 1:1 daily drivers and 3 project cars/bikes. That is why I don't get a lot of building done. When I find the 'stress' of any one of my hobbies creeping in, it is usually because of people and my self-induced 'expectations' they hold for me. When that phantom stress creeps in, I simply go silent/dark for a while. I am still building/working, just not in the 'public' eye and under the 'scrutiny' of it. Without that, the implied stress melts away and I start to enjoy what I am doing again.

Holding a hobby to the 'false' feelings of self-induced stress is NOT where you want your head and heart to be. TRUST ME.

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Thanks for the words everyone :)

I'm pretty sure I'll come back, I've always read here on the forum that most people do return after a break! Recently I had an almost finished 70 Camaro model, nothing was going right in the final assembly. So I lost it and I threw it across the room :lol:

Mike, I was going to enter the Gearz contest but I couldn't make up my mind and I didn't have the time :lol:

You and I have had differences in the past, but let me tell you this (and I hope it makes sense to you);

I work two jobs (one in aviation and the other in Mustang-specific/FOX Mustang rebuild/modify) and work on my 1:1 daily drivers and 3 project cars/bikes. That is why I don't get a lot of building done. When I find the 'stress' of any one of my hobbies creeping in, it is usually because of people and my self-induced 'expectations' they hold for me. When that phantom stress creeps in, I simply go silent/dark for a while. I am still building/working, just not in the 'public' eye and under the 'scrutiny' of it. Without that, the implied stress melts away and I start to enjoy what I am doing again.

Holding a hobby to the 'false' feelings of self-induced stress is NOT where you want your head and heart to be. TRUST ME.

Bradley,

I tried to send you a PM some time back but it wouldn't let me.

So I'll just say it here.

I'd like to apologize for being an a-hole in the past, I don't know why I was really stupid enough to argue with somebody who knows more about that kind of stuff than I do. So I sincerely apologize for that. :)

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Whatever you do, DO NOT sell all your kits, tools, parts, supplies, etc.. Just put them in a box in a corner and they'll be there when you're ready to start up again. Ask me how I know this.

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"I'm pretty sure I'll come back, I've always read here on the forum that most people do return after a break! Recently I had an almost finished 70 Camaro model, nothing was going right in the final assembly. So I lost it and I threw it across the room :lol:"

One of life's lessons through model car building is when things go wrong, instead of getting mad, learn to take a deep breath and just walk away for the evening. Wait until you are in a better frame of mind and try again. You will find that the problem that had you mad, has an easy solution you just didn't see because you were upset.

Believe me I know. I was pretty hot headed and learned to calm down this way!

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Whatever you do, DO NOT sell all your kits, tools, parts, supplies, etc.. Just put them in a box in a corner and they'll be there when you're ready to start up again. Ask me how I know this.

X2. Even if it's ten years like my last extended break.

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Whatever you do, DO NOT sell all your kits, tools, parts, supplies, etc.. Just put them in a box in a corner and they'll be there when you're ready to start up again. Ask me how I know this.

X3. i agree. work use to take model time away until fall when yard work and work slowed down. l don't have a temper or stress like working everyday anymore. Models make me forget about the world outside now that l have retired....

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Whatever you do, DO NOT sell all your kits, tools, parts, supplies, etc.. Just put them in a box in a corner and they'll be there when you're ready to start up again. Ask me how I know this.

Sadly, something I think we've all done at one time or another :(

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I have a temper too, but modelling helps a lot. If I get stuck or break something, I move on to something else until I have a plan to fix it. I don't have to finish, no deadline, I can do whatever I want. Modelling after work helps me stay calm throughout the week.

As someone who has lost a fortune in the RC car world from selling off everything twice, don't get rid of your stuff. Just put it away until you want to build again. I dumped off thousands of dollars worth of stuff for hundreds and it cost me thousands to get back in again. It's the worst thing you can do.

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I think most of us here can understand the burn out we get from time to time. Seems lately more often then build times for me. Take a break, save your kits & supplies, Like the rest of us we all come back to after a Hiatus. Wish you well in your endeavors what ever they may be.

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