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ProfSparks

Not just a hobby

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Hello , my name is Steve and I have anger management issues.

 

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I've been posting on this site for a year or so, having got back into kits after a long absence.

 

My return to this hobby was prompted by a sequence of life events over which I felt I had no control.

 

Actually, my therapist suggested doing those grown-up colouring books, but they seemed a bit pointless and made my eyes hurt.

 

I got more relief from tearing the book up and putting it in the bin.

 

It was then that I noticed my box of old modelling stuff, and had a flashback to better times.

 

A cursory scan of t'Interweb brought up this site, and as there was a starter set group build in the offing, I thought I'd give it a go.

 

Since then, as some of might probably know, I've been messing up any bad old kit I can get cheap.

 

I've cut down on drinking (not stopped, just better quality wine) and become more relaxed, being able to focus away for hours.

 

It's been more help than the professionals.

 

However, the above photo is a reminder of how it can still suddenly descend and take over.

 

I was trying to cut the small piece of plasticard and it wouldn't stay still.

 

The ruler got the workout, whereas previously I would have smashed, crushed or cut whatever I could lay my hands on, including myself.

 

This isn't a plea for help, just a note of recognition that it's not just a hobby for many, we are all here for our own reasons.

 

 

Normal service will be resumed when I get another ruler.

 

 

Cheers

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If it helps, keep doing it ^_^ (the modelling, not the ruler reprofiling) Just remember not to cut yourself though - we don't want to read about you in the newpaper :fraidnot:

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Steve i understand your situation. Modeling is my escape as well. Though my reasons are different I’m disabled and fighting to keep my left foot and leg. Thats after three surgeries and 21 months of seeing specialists. I can only watch so much TV, and so i need an escape. Thats what modeling is for me. Please understand We all do. 

 

Dennis

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Thanks guys, back in the room.

 

Looking through the site when I joined, it was the interaction that stood out for me.

 

Threads would regularly involve personal trials and tribulations, and sometimes would be more like a support group than a hobby website.

 

Makes me appreciate what I have. 

 

55 minutes ago, Mike said:

If it helps, keep doing it ^_^ (the modelling, not the ruler reprofiling) Just remember not to cut yourself though - we don't want to read about you in the newpaper :fraidnot:

Thanks, I haven't been in the papers for years.

And it wasn't for that anyway.

 

33 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Steve i understand your situation. Modeling is my escape as well. Though my reasons are different I’m disabled and fighting to keep my left foot and leg. Thats after three surgeries and 21 months of seeing specialists. I can only watch so much TV, and so i need an escape. Thats what modeling is for me. Please understand We all do. 

 

Dennis

Sorry to hear about your ongoing leg situation, hope you're getting some relief. 

 

Cheers

Steve 

 

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Good stuff Prof Sparks - good to hear a story of someone taking a situation into their own hands and taking back control of their life in a positive way. Keep going mate! 👍

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Welcome aboard Steve, good to have you here.

 

I'm another new kid on the block. This place definitely has a friendly atmosphere about it.

 

Looks like rulers can double up as safety valves!

 

A mate of mine works for Headway, the brain injury rehab charity. He started a modelling club at work that has turned out to have exceeded all expectations. The guys involved all enjoy building models, motor skills are sharpening, concentration and application have all improved, the list goes on. There's something in us that enjoys creating things. Modelling helps express that it would seem.

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Hi there - I can relate about the colouring books comments. I had a major life change that led to me speaking to a counsellor for a while. That helped me immensely but I found the recommended meditation stuff really ovine but modelling lets me get into the same contemplative kind of flow that I used to access through sport. 

 

I can 100% guarantee that things in modelling will go awry - canopies will fog, masking will let paint seep underneath and the dreaded carpet monster will demand sacrifices of the most intricate and irreplaceable kit parts but there is almost always a fix someone can recommend or someone who'll pop up with a spare in the stash.

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