|Quoting MidEx216 (Thread starter):|
I recently picked up an old model that's been sitting in my basement for ages and decided to try it out again.
Same here but it was about 3 years ago. Found a Monogram B-17G kit in the attic that I bought 15 years ago for my son Patrick and I to build. It was a big kit, like 1/32 maybe. Really nice, still in shrink wrap. Unfortunately, like that song "The Cats in the Cradle" we never had time to build it.
So... about 3 years ago I discovered it and thought "Hey, what a great way to have adult Father - Son male bonding. Building a Monogram B-17G Kit"!. Patrick was 25 yrs old by then and I was twice his age when we finally trekked down to the hobby store for some model glue and paint. It was definately the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
After covering the kitchen table with newspaper, we carefully removed the factory Monogram shrink wrap and opened the box for the first time. It was all there but unfortunately years of exposure to hot So Cal attic temperatures had warped the wing and fuselage pieces and crispified the decals. I suppose it could be saved, maybe, but this is where I draw the line between fun and not fun. We decided to buy a six pack of beer and watch the movie "Bullitt" instead.
So, listen here..... You young'uns better enjoy building model kits while you still can. Model building is a great hobby especially when you can share it with a family member or best friend. By the time you get to be my age, It's difficult to see the holes for the landing gear struts and not smear any glue on the cockpit windscreen.
And.... even if you screw up building it, you can always have fun blowing it up with firecrackers.
Hey, welcome back! Haven't seen you post for a while.
[Edited 2010-07-15 01:16:37]
474218, Carl, You will be missed.