What does the wife really think about 18th ?

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What does the wife really think about 18th ?

Post by mikeg » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:46 pm

So, i'm working on a hasegawa 32nd me163 in the basement, Marla is busy with the clothes dryer and suddenly...

One of our cats attacks the other, knocking my #28 dark blue Avenger a couple of feet to the ground; breaking a landing gear at the wheel. Naturally I cussed out the cat, what else would you do? Without pondering this in any way whatsoever, do not do what I just told you I did. Do not do it. The next few moments, I heard her tell me the following....

"our basement is not a museum!"
"you spent all our money on that?" well, not all of it :(
"what will we do with that when your gone?" really?
"our kids don't want that junk!"
etc....

So, one day, driving by- you will see 17 18th tanks and 93 18th ac laying out at the curb; gently placed I hope.

Watch your mouth next time something terrible and heartbreaking happens to your 18th stuff. The broken wheel had enough surface area to superglue :wink:

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Re: What does the wife really think about 18th ?

Post by Axis Nightmare » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:21 pm

My Wife passed away nearly 8 years ago. She was amazingly tolerant of my hobbies and encouraged my Museum work. There were times when I'd proudly show her my latest acquisition and she would just shake her head and walk away but in the end never had any outbursts. I helped her take care of her elderly father and disabled brother. I mowed their yard and cleaned their swimming pool among other things. Compromise was the key. If I was happy, she was happy and vice versa. Your problem doesn't seem to be your hobbies or your wife....it's the cats!! No way would I have cats in the house with my fragile stuff displayed! My dog couldn't care less about any of it but by default is the caretaker and watchdog for it all when I'm not home. I could just see my mannequins getting toppled and planes and vehicles getting knocked off shelves. No cats in my house!
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Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:56 am

Axis, I’m really sorry to hear your wife passed away and glad she was so tolerant of your collections.

Personally, I’m single and have my own house that I can put what I want in. My former girlfriend really liked my collections and was supportive of my hobby. She often likened staying in my house to sleeping in a museum :lol:

Anyways, I’ve got things in various scales on display in all three bedrooms, the living room, and more stored/displayed in the garage. Most of my 1/18 scale items are on display in the bedrooms and stored in my garage. 1/30 and 1/32 armor and aircraft are dispersed throughout. 1/6 items are also dispersed in a couple of the bedrooms. However I’m reaching the point that I’m running out of room unless I install some major shelving or other display solutions!
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Re: What does the wife really think about 18th ?

Post by p51 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:16 pm

I'm very lucky with my girlfriend (of 8+ years now). She's 'tolerant' of my passions, even though she's very much a polar opposite of me when it comes to collecting. She's very minimalist and clean, not someone who would collect a million things, haha! My interests range from a lot of things... I have a massive USAAF collection (mannequins, over 100 different uniforms, oxygen gear, parachutes, crew gear, paper items, massive WW2 home front collection including 40s radios, lots of coca-cola items, etc etc), a huge collection of unopened 21st-century aircraft/vehicles (hundreds) that I got when doing their product archive photos, a large collection of small diecast aircraft, and on top of that all I collect Transformers, Boba Fett related items, and occasionally Jurassic Park stuff. She's even gone out of her way to visit stores and bought me some items (transformers/star wars) when I've been hunting for a certain character. She always says 'I need to stop buying you these things' and 'where are you going to put it?' but otherwise, she's tolerant! Ha ha.

My newest and largest acquisition that she's had to put up with is my 1:1 scale 1944 Willys Jeep (GPW Ford) that I am just about finished doing a frame-up restoration. She's begrudgingly helped me every so often during the restoration and tolerated my taking the entire garage for the last year+. I guess she's a keeper! :-P

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Re: What does the wife really think about 18th ?

Post by Axis Nightmare » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:21 pm

Britt, She's definitely a keeper, as is that good looking Jeep!

T-man, I too am now single and after several years of readjustment, have turned the house into my mini museum. 1/6 and then 1-1 are space killers and tolerant as my wife was, there's no way I could have military mannequins in the living room and dinning room or army Air Corps shirts hanging down the hall. I had one room upstairs, the basement and garage for my stuff. That in itself controlled my acquisitions along with financial responsibilities. I'm retired with the mortgage and car paid off and have more disposable income now than in years past. Space now becomes an issue. I also step back sometimes and remind myself to not be a hoarder/accumulator. I'm confident it's not come to that because I have been able to thin the herd and fine tune my collecting.
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Re: What does the wife really think about 18th ?

Post by Aracula » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:14 pm

My wife thinks I am nuts, but of course she thought that before she agreed to marry me. Married for 28 years now and she is still putting up with me, so far so good.
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Re: What does the wife really think about 18th ?

Post by p51 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:29 pm

Axis Nightmare wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:21 pm
1-1 are space killers and tolerant as my wife was, there's no way I could have military mannequins in the living room and dinning room or army Air Corps shirts hanging down the hall. I had one room upstairs, the basement and garage for my stuff.
When we moved into our current house, it was actually my girlfriend's idea to turn one of the extra rooms into a 'museum', which is where my 'best of' collection items are housed on display. Was surprised she actually suggested that.

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