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#1 OFFLINE   bennyjammin

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 11:18 AM

possibly a bit of controversy here...what does your other half think?? My girlfriend is OK with it, we just have 'discussions' about what next to put in the display cabinet in the living room!!    :fight  :fight

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 11:33 AM

Eleanor used to hate the small cars because of what she saw as a waste of money and the way they infested our apartment. But in more recent times she has realised I'm hooked and so now doesn't mind too much at all and in fact allowed me to put my two large display cabinets in our little used living room where they look great and are out of her way!!!

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 12:06 PM

My wife basicly puts up with it.
Once in a while she will complain :fight  and sometimes she will go out and buy me a car :nicejob

Pretty much a peacful coexistance :happy

Too be honest, she should complain more, my house looks like a frigging toy store :giggle
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Reason why 1:43 scale cars aren't that popular because most people including me(sorry it I offend) consider them toys and not Collectable model cars. .

Should you collect 1:43?

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 12:31 PM

I do not have to worry yet. I have none
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 12:36 PM

My EX likes them and encouraged me to collect.  We went to KB on our first date and she was pulling them out of aisles and showing them to me.  :giggle
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 02:40 PM

I really don't know if it's #2 or #3.  :giggle Oh well, Mrs. SM has suggested that I buy a proper display case/bookshelf so I'm assuming she's good with my colelcting.  :happy
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 03:10 PM

My GF is OK with me collecting  :giggle


She actually likes looking at the cars, which can be a minus, because she knows when I have a knew one! :lol


She doesn't, however, like the space they take up :giggle
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 03:21 PM

Larissa didn't like them very much in the beginning, but now that the collection got to an impressive size (at least to look at) she's enjoying it
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 04:06 PM

my other half is pretty supportive. She always defends my addiction by stating I could be spending it on other things that leave you just broke without any sense of accomplishment. She has also bought me a few pieces, notably my signed 1/43 Dario Franchitti and my signed 1/18 Ron Fellows C5R.

It's one of the things that makes me love her even more.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 06:18 PM

I've got the unlitmate excuse, it's my job.

My GF has absolutely no interest in cars what so ever but she does check out my new additions. I am trying to teach her that F1 and Lemans cars aren't 'pretty' but i don't think she gets it.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 06:58 PM

RCP, on Mar 10 2004, 12:18 AM, said:

I've got the unlitmate excuse, it's my job.

My GF has absolutely no interest in cars what so ever but she does check out my new additions. I am trying to teach her that F1 and Lemans cars aren't 'pretty' but i don't think she gets it.
:lol  :lol  :lol "Form vs. Function" is one of the things alot of women just don't get! (Mind you it often makes them better at decorating than guys!!!). Men are more likely to appreciate functional, "no-nonsense" things while women prefer most things to be asthetically pleasing. Forgive me for generalising of course!!! :lol

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:23 PM

Surprisingly enough, the only time wife complains is when she has to carry heavy boxes in from the driveway. Other than that shes fine, now if I could get to dust for me she would really be supportive :giggle

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:03 PM

One day my wife pulled onto our street and the mailman, heading the other way after dropping off a package, waved to her.  :giggle She thought that was just wrong - knowing the mailman that well. Other than that she doesn't mind.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:37 PM

I dont have a partner but my mum tries to make me miss out on the good ones by making me put all my money into my savings account.....

For the next fortnight I have now got $10 for myself out of a $580 paycheck.

All payments and savings were paid out within an hour of getting the money out of the bank

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:59 PM

My Ex hated them, probably contributed to her being an Ex.   :blastaway

My current inherited me with them, and also has her own collection:

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Of course, I bought them for her.  She liked the colors (they are all duplicates to mine, except for the Tony Stewart Indy Car).

However, I think she would rather I temper my enthusiasm, just a bit.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 10:34 PM

This thread makes for some good reading. :lol

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 10:35 PM

Max Power, on Mar 9 2004, 01:06 PM, said:

My wife basicly puts up with it.
Once in a while she will complain :fight  and sometimes she will go out and buy me a car :nicejob

Pretty much a peacful coexistance :happy

Too be honest, she should complain more, my house looks like a frigging toy store :giggle
That sounds awfully familiar .

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 12:20 AM

It is good to see that so many of us have supportive partners...well, if not supportive then at least they don't mind!! :lol
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Posted 10 March 2004 - 03:08 PM

My boyfriend has no problems with my hobby - he's actually quite OK with it  :giggle  Now if I were collecting garden gnomes...  :scared

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 03:27 PM

I sorta feel good being single.  Other than that,  my sister does not mind at all...   :happy
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 04:39 PM

When my gf wants to get me a present for my birthday or christmas she will look for 1:18 diecast bc she knows I only collect that scale. She will look at them remember them and not buy anything bc she doesnt know if I will like it. Later she will tell me she was going to get me a model and what kind she found. In the end I only end up with a card which is not bad but its just teasing me, even though she doesnt do it on purpose.


I appreciate that she is thinking of me. But Ive missed out on the following model cars she had the money and intent on buying but didnt bc she thought I already had it or I wouldnt like it.( all I would take in a heart beat!)
Even though I tell her over and over again that I would take any model car graciously from her! (and I really mean that) She just doesnt want me to be upset if I get the wrong car, but whats there to be upset about its diecast, I tell her. :lol

1. Muscle Machines NSX  :drool
2. Maisto Corvette Stingray :drool
3. Maisto Mercedes SL class :drool
4. Maisto BMW Z8 :drool
5. Carrera GT prod version  :drool
6. 1:12 Nissan Silvia  :drool
7. H1 SUT version :drool

I should just shut up now. I shouldnt be complaining.

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 12:06 PM

CollectorX - I don't whether to :giggle or to :cry . :lol

Edited by Speedfiend, 10 December 2004 - 07:33 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 08:33 PM

Nobody to argue with over the collection, 'cept my pup. Although I'm sure she'd thoroughly enjoy it if I threw some. She would gladly fetch them and bring 'em back. Woof.

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 12:39 AM

Sppedfiend its ok, its the thought that counts. She was on the right track. :cool

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Posted 14 March 2004 - 06:21 AM

i think the term is Silent tolerence of my model collecting.could be worse ,start collecting  snakes . :lol




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