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#101 ONLINE   StratosWRC

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:08 PM

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#102 ONLINE   Josh

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:19 PM

My wife is a petrolhead and has bought me several models including most recently a Spark Dauer 962. So she is very supportive and actually makes my enjoyment of the hobby that much better. Others models I can recall off the top of my head include a Streetfighter twin turbo Camaro from GMP, Maisto 96 GS vette, 57 Chevy Hot Rod from Hot wheels, and Bbuargo Murcielago she bought in Italy!! Plus she helps me haggle over prices at trade shows, she is cute so the sellers always cave LOL!!

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:23 PM

Wife finds it a total waste of money, pointless, and useless...:)

"I have to admit I dont understand 1:43. 1:12 and larger I get, but most 1:43 I have seen (MOST) dont look like real cars. They are usually off in some way."

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#104 OFFLINE   Derrty06

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:59 PM

I get the "why do you have so many and what's the point of these useless stupid cars" all the time. She HATES the hobby

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:05 PM

She doesn't care, and has bought me some over the years as well. My other hobbies (and sometimes this one) far more than support my diecast collecting, so there's not much to complain about.
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#106 OFFLINE   ozzibaz

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:42 PM

When I first met my wife I didn't collect model cars but knew I was interested in cars in general. It was only after our sons were born and they showed interest that I started too. I started with Hot Wheels 1:64s and then moved up to 1:18s. She is not terribly interested in looking at my collection, but she knows I love it and supports it. She will even go looking for Hot Wheels in the shops for me and tells me when the TVSN 1:18 collectable cars episodes are on TV. She actually collects quite a few of the Pixar cars toys and has a few other cute diecast cars eg minis, beetles, and cow themed cars in her own collection.She knows I am careful with what I spend, and I'm OK with her buying the clothes/shoes etc as long as she spends responsibly too.

The worst that happens is that I might be spending too much time looking at my collection when I've got chores to do and she'll tell me off for that.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:45 PM

I just broke up with my girlfriend and had her move out.  We lived together for 3 months.  She didn't like my models and thought it was weird that I collected them, but whatever, that's not going to stop me.  What did stop me was that our room was so full that I had to put them away, but now that I have my own room back, I can display them again.

In the future, it would be cool to find a girl who could tell me a thing or two about my cars. But as long she's not judging or disapproving of my hobby, there won't be a problem.
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#108 OFFLINE   Derrty06

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:58 PM

Yea I want a man cave with my diecast vehicles and she strongly disapproves...she also says it's weird to obsess over them. I stay on eBay searching for rare things and unique vehicles

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:54 AM

All my ex girlfreinds and any other girl I've had in my bedroom all love my cars. Usually they get drawn to my white Lexus LFA for some reason.
It's my mates that laugh or think my models are for kids etc.
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#110 OFFLINE   Craig

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:12 AM

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#111 OFFLINE   audirs6

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:27 AM

No partner - No problems :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 01:26 AM

My Girlfriend actually caught the bug with cars because of me.
It started with asking what this or that car that was driving on the road really was and has gone so far, that she attended the Spa Classic Festival on the Francorchamps Racetrack with me a couple of weeks ago. Now she even distincts alpinas from regular bmw M´s.  As far as collecting is concerned, at the moment she goes along nicely with my plan but I already know I will want more models than I´ve planned so far :nice:  but I think talking about the hobby really is important. One should not ignore the other one in a good going relationship.

#113 OFFLINE   wrx_triggerhappy

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:05 AM

I give you all permission to use my scape goat excuse next time you are confronted........IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE THE REASON BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I JUST CAN'T QUIT YOU!!!

Joking.

Lately I the wife has calmed down towards the collection and the idea of collecting. But I think something is wrong with her. Maybe she is sick. I'm used to the fireie eyeballs of doom and fangs appearing when a box shows up on the bench. Something is not right in the force I fear.....

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#114 ONLINE   Josh

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:30 AM

LOL Sam, you and Darrin should start the Diecast Annouymous husbands club!

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:46 PM

Mine just deals with it... If a box turns up and i havent told her about it she goes crazy...

Like a bulldog chewing a wasp...

But if i tell her i ordered it, she forgets haha
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