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Re: In Dollars per hour spent building, Modelling is still probably the cheapest hobby around. n/t
Disagree completely. Do you buy a new compressor, airbrush, tools etc for each build? Scale modelling is a very cost efficient form of entertainment. Notice I didn't say cheap....what is
nowadays. Unless of course you need 367 reference books for each build and buy every piece of a/m doodad and count each rivet and DO buy a new compressor each time you make a model.
...you get to look at your masterpiece year after year. Do tickets to a sports event or the theatre or a restaurant or a round of gold boast that advantage???
If you bemoan the cost of your hobby then sounds like your hobby is not doing its' job...ie that of making you HAPPY
Not so cheap if you add in tools, paints, airbrush, compressor etc not to mention references and proportionate share of computer/broadband costs.
its no wonder to me that the hobby is now only for adults!! look at the insane money it costs to build a frikin model..my nephew not too many years back wanted to do some car modeling but was shut out because by the time you buy a model at around 25-30 bucks ( thats a cheap one) and all the paints and glue your near a hundred bucks!! AK wants 7-9 bucks for 1 little bottle of weather wash!! over 10 with shipping..we better get our cooperate acts together or this hobby is gona be DEAD after the baby boomers are gone!! PPG paint or someone needs to step up and save our hobby!! im done..Jay
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