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What makes you feel good about this hobby?

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#51 OFFLINE   Dave7872

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:56 AM

 lateapex, on 08 March 2017 - 08:07 AM, said:

 Dave7872, on 06 March 2017 - 08:46 AM, said:

I really enjoy modding them now, Its actually therapeutic and calming.

This. Forever this.

I think I have close to being dead pulse when modding, its like meditation with fumes. :)

Until something goes wrong, lol.
Its a way of escaping from the every day crap in ours lives. I love this quote Fredrick...." its like meditation with fumes " Thats so right.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:37 PM

I agree, there's nothing like the smells of glue and paint to make you feel relaxed or maybe it's just that we're getting high to the stuff!?

Seriously though I haven't done any modding in quite a while but I do really enjoy taking a model that anyone can buy and putting my own little personal touches to it. Whether it's a full on re paint or just new wheels, it makes the model truly unique to my collection.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:24 PM

Weirdly, I have been so turned off by low quality, high pricing until the point that I have started buying plastic kits again...I haven't built a fully painted/detailed plastic kit since 1997 (except for Tamiya's 1/12th Enzo) :yahoo:  Wondering when can I make time to do this? :occasion14:

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:38 PM

Very good point about meditation. I am neither a builder nor modder so i might not be able to fully relate to meditation with fumes but I find inner peace and joy whenever I re-arrange my models in display cabinet. I can easily spend up to 3 hours just position them, take steps back look at them from different angles to ensure their pose looks the best before i move on to the next model. And listening to easy listening music while doing this late at night after everyone have slept.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:20 PM

 ///M meister, on 11 March 2017 - 04:37 PM, said:

I agree, there's nothing like the smells of glue and paint to make you feel relaxed or maybe it's just that we're getting high to the stuff!?

lol, i'm with you there! I used to love using Tamiya's paint colour called Buff (XF-57), because its rather heady aroma always reminded me of the smell of the wonderful Baileys Irish Cream drink. Mmmm, nice :) I used any excuse to paint a model's interior that colour! :-))))

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:44 PM

Yeah Tamiya paints do have an alluring aroma, some are kinda fruity haha. I always think of this when I smell model paint: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=m9iXlOHtzV4

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

 ///M meister, on 06 April 2017 - 04:44 PM, said:

Yeah Tamiya paints do have an alluring aroma, some are kinda fruity haha. I always think of this when I smell model paint: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=m9iXlOHtzV4
Yes, their Acrylic paints have a special smell, but these days, I try to avoid loosing more brain cells as I had done as a kid..LOL :giggle:

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:21 PM

It only hurts once David. Then you wont miss em hahahahaha ooooooooo purple dots....i love dots...... :giggle: :giggle:

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:45 PM

 wrx_triggerhappy, on 06 April 2017 - 06:21 PM, said:

It only hurts once David. Then you wont miss em hahahahaha ooooooooo purple dots....i love dots...... :giggle: :giggle:
huhuhuhuhu!!! :giggle:  I probably don't even realise/realize how many are missing...well, Sam my dots are most likely orange :nice:

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:39 AM

Oh man, I used to dabble in Monogram 1:24 kits and the smell of Testors paints would give me all kinds of nostalgia - right before giving me other, less desirable conditions :giggle:

 D N, on 06 April 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

my dots are most likely orange :nice:

Do we have the same favorite color? :occasion14:

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:55 AM

I would love to get back into plastic kits, but I don't think I could find the time right now. As a teenager I built a number of them. Large scale kits like the Renault Formula 1 car from Tamiya, a 1/8 scale Harley bike, a few big trucks and a huge Duesenberg from the 1930s. For some reason when I was 17 or so, I burnt all of them! I guess it must have been the brain cell kill from the old paint removers/brush cleaners I used.
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