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A modeler's instructions for life
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 Posted: Wed Jun 8th, 2011 03:35 am
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Location: Florida USA
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Found this a long time ago at rec.models.scale:

A modeler's instructions for life

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Memorize your favorite paint scheme.
  3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or model all you want.
  4. When you say “ I love you”, mean it.
  5. When you say “I'm sorry”, look the person in the eye.
  6. Dry fit for at least six months before you use glue.
  7. Believe in love at first sight.
  8. Never laugh at anyone's models.
  9. Sand deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it is the only way to live life completely.
  10. In disagreement, fight fairly. No name calling.
  11. Don't judge people for their choice of kits.
  12. Talk slow but think quick.
  13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask: “Why do you want to know?”. Not “F**k you”!.
  14. Remember that great models and great achievements involve great risk.
  15. Call your mom.
  16. Say “Bless you” when you hear somebody sneeze.
  17. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  18. Remember the three R's: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions.
  19. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  20. When you realize you're made a mistake, take immediate steps to fill and sand it.
  21. Smile when ordering models over the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  22. Marry a woman you love to talk to. As you get older. Her conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  23. Spend more time alone modeling.
  24. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your models.
  25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  26. Make more models and watch less TV.
  27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
  28. Trust in God but lock your hobby room.
  29. A loving atmosphere in your modeling room is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
  30. In disagreement with modelers, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  31. Read between the lines.
  32. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
  33. Be gentle with the Earth. Don't pour Diosol down the drain.
  34. Pray – There's immeasurable power in it.
  35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
  36. Mind you own business.
  37. Don't trust a modeler who doesn't close his eyes when you kiss him.
  38. Once a year, go model something something you've never modeled before.
  39. If you make a lot of money, put it to use buying models for others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
  40. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
  41. Learn the IPMS rules then break some.
  42. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for more kits.
  43. Judge your success by what you have to give up in order to get it.
  44. Remember that your models are your destiny.
  45. Approach love and modeling with reckless abandon.

Junk is something you throw away three weeks before you need it.
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 Posted: Wed Jun 8th, 2011 01:22 pm
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W C Greene

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Location: Royse City, Texas USA
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Great guidelines to remember. I might suggest a slight change in #26...imstead of "make more models and watch less TV" about "make more models and TURN OFF THE COMPUTER"!!! Of course I couldn't send this if my computer was off...but you get the general idea. Again, thanks..


It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
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 Posted: Wed Jun 8th, 2011 09:46 pm
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Joined: Sat Jan 1st, 2011
Location: France
Posts: 447
W C Greene wrote: about "make more models and TURN OFF THE COMPUTER"!!! ..


But there are those of us who now make our models on our computers......


I don't like getting old, but it's better than the alternative....
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