What got you into modeling??

07-23-2003, 10:53 PM
wel what got you into modeling guys??? for me i was just searching for this crx pixs on yahoo ....then i pressed the link and it went to AF..i saw those kool models you guys make..so that brought me into modeling.

07-24-2003, 01:32 AM
Got hooked on from my bro
I think this has happened here is the link

07-24-2003, 01:45 AM
hahahhaaha boredom, and an AMT camaro i saw that my brother left half unbuilt so it used scotch tape and put it together.

after that i just started liking cars and the cars i liked were the carss i built

bah humbug
07-24-2003, 01:57 AM
I heard someone in school talking about car models.

I was curious, and looked what happened. :bloated:

Next time I hear someone over talking I'll just leave it to them. :biggrin:

07-24-2003, 02:10 AM
i started out modeling airplanes with my dad when i was little and have been making model airplanes and armor for awile then i bought a S2000 model afew months ago and i was hooked...just finished a 911 GT3

Purpura Delujo
07-24-2003, 02:20 AM
My dad got me into models, but I got helicopter models. A hind and an Apache. But I've always loved cars, my first car ride was in a done up split screen Kombi :sunglasse I was only 5 hours old or something. So being a revhead from young age I got into the car kits, giving all my respect to old cars I find nearly no interest in building new car models. They just don't have the styling or class that an old car does.

07-24-2003, 03:07 AM
ive always been one of those people that have to know how things work. when i got a new toy i would rip it apart and put it back together (not as easy as ripping it apart though). anything i got.... clock radio, stereo, bike, any thing i could find to take apart i would but putting it back together was the best, though, rarely successful. so as a kid (and poor really) my mom would go to hobby stores for craft stuff or K-Mart for clothes or whatever and when i saw all those pieces of a model kit it was much cooler then a Matchbox car... can i build this? so thats where it came from i guess... now im going to a racing mechanic and driving school and models are a learning tool. but ultimately i have to know how things work and modellling is the best way to find out. not to mention cars are what i think about most. in america they reprsent so much in peoples lives and there obsessed with them as neccessity and i like to see what makes people tick so when is see a new car i ussually cant take it apart but through modelling i can put it back together!

07-24-2003, 03:38 AM
I was in it (making model cars) as a kid but came back to it as a mature ?? adult on the recommendation of my doctor. She reckoned that it was a great way to relieve stress and reduce blood pressure.

There is another activity that has a similar effect but my wife is not as accommodating as I would like!!

07-24-2003, 04:19 AM
it was right after college, and i bummed out for a couple of months before i started working. it was at this time when i was vegetating that a friend of mine talked me into car modelling. been hooked ever since.

primera man
07-24-2003, 06:00 AM
I got interested because i thought it was cool to be able to build cars that i'd know i would never probably own.

07-24-2003, 06:42 AM
As I kid, I lived near a military airfield - they closed it down 7 years ago - and seeing all those jets all days, I tought it was cool to build them as plastic models, so I started at the age of 10 making Airfix and Matchbox kits. Then I went to the military school - to become airforce pilot (yeah right :rolleyes:) and got more and more interested in cars. Especially Honda at that time, but it was not before I finished my training there, 4 years later on, that I got back into modelling and started doing cars. Mercedes only came into play 7 years ago, at the time they started supplying McLaren with engines.

So there you go, the whole story :biggrin:

ps. never became a fighter pilot though :bloated:

07-24-2003, 07:48 AM
well i did a couple of box stock kits quite some years ago...but i simply did them because i love cars. a few months ago i was browsing the internet from school looking for decent die-cast models of the ferrari enzo...one of my searches took me to p'mans enzo on this site...from that moment i was hooked. i now have the tamiya enzo sitting on my shelf, and i am in the middle of doing a lotus 7.

oh and there should be warning on this site about how expensive it is once you join:frown:

07-24-2003, 08:00 AM
My dad also more or less got me into modeling. He has a wall in our basement filled with model cars, and I always thought that it would be cool to build some of my own. So I am into anime and bought a gundam kit and built it and since them I have been hooked. I have built 8 gundam kits, 1 mitsubishi zero, a japanese war ship, and, finally, the tamiya bmw 320i racing. And know I am working on tamiya's audi quattro. I love this site and visit every day. You guys all give me really great ideas, thanks.

07-24-2003, 09:24 AM
I started it to get girls. :biggrin: :icon16: :dogpile: :iceslolan :cwm27:

Seriously though, I think it was the show Knight Rider that got me started. I loved the car in that, and I saw kits being made of the `82 Trans Am so I decided to try. My first kit was $5.29 at a toy store, the going rate for a model kit back then. :frown: Ever since then, I`ve been building cars that like that I know I will never have in full scale.

exhaust smoke
07-24-2003, 09:42 AM
Again, my Dad was the on who started this all off. As usual the main theme was planes (Airfix). It was literally out-of-the-box build with not paint or preparation, just stuck together.

A very long hiatus insued then I got into cars and paid a visit to the local model shop. I saw the Tamiya kits, and was impressed by the quality of the box art, but they were too expensive. I started with an AMT ERTL Dodge Viper instead. It was cheaper and had full engine detail. I've still got it somewhere in the loft. As soon as I could afford a Tamiya kit, I did not turn back. As they say about first impressions and stuff.

07-24-2003, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by exhaust smoke
Again, my Dad was the on who started this all off.

Same here.. my dad was the one that push me into it.. he was modeling since I'm very yong.. sadly, it don't do lot of model as before..

07-24-2003, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by cyclone1410
I was in it (making model cars) as a kid but came back to it as a mature ?? adult on the recommendation of my doctor. She reckoned that it was a great way to relieve stress and reduce blood pressure.

There is another activity that has a similar effect but my wife is not as accommodating as I would like!!

Damn, what is this doctor ? He never built a model where everything goes wrong... bubbles in the last coat, scratch windows, stupid wiring that glued everywhere execpt in the right place, missing parts, pluged airbrush..........

Certainly not good for blood pressure !

07-24-2003, 11:49 AM
I'm not really sure what got me into modeling. I think I just thought it would be cool to build model cars.

07-24-2003, 11:51 AM
For me:

When I was a kid, I never tought of doing modeling, most paint were written "adult modelers" on it and my mom didn't want to pick up pieces everywhere (same thing for Lego) so they never bought me any model car/plane or something like that.

At the troubling age of 15, I bought my first model, it was a superb Lamborghini Countach LP500s from Tamiya... so they hooked me on. Second was a crapy AMT and they unhooked me ! In a moving, my only model left (this Lambo) was destroyed... so I was off modeling.

At 17, I had my own car so I modified cars for hobby. Time and money consuming... I love cars for as long as I can remember and my passion continue to grow.

And one day, I realised I was alone and bored, I was 28, no more girlfriend, no more dogs, alone. And a kit from Tamiya looked at me from a hobby shop window, smilled at me and hooked me again (it was the Taisen JGTC Porsche GT2). Since then, the passion for little cars continue to grow, that's the best way to have a Mercedes CLK GTR in you living room... the only way I know.

Now, I have my girlfriend back, my dogs and all the cars that I want without selling the house.

So, it's the Car Passion whose responsible for all this.

07-24-2003, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by primera man
I got interested because i thought it was cool to be able to build cars that i'd know i would never probably own.

Yep that to and i got into it when i was little but i dont know how i got into modeling but all i know is that i love cars and anything to do with cars, so i guess that was how i got into it cause of all the cars.

07-26-2003, 02:20 PM
I love cars, and bikes for that matter, my first recollection of riding in a car is the backseat fo my dads 55 chevy, when I was 6 he had a full out show and race ready 71 Cuda, anyone around the midwest in the early 70s and see a lime green Cuda with lace patterns and rainbow pin stripeing called " Mint Jewel". That was it. dad got me inot modelling and I entered my first in a contest at Karl Chevrolet in Ankeny Iowa, moved away from modelling rfor some time and now I am back and can afford to build them with all the deetail I always wanted to before. Plus I gotta put that 5 years of studying Art in college to some use.

07-27-2003, 01:30 AM
Like many of us, my father got me interested in modeling. While I was about 7-13 years of age, I built cheap aircraft kits made mostly by Airfix and obscure northern European manufacturers.

However, it was my grandparents who got me interested in cars (miniature and full scale), as they always gave me car kits for my birthday and Christmas from the time I was about 12 through the present.

07-27-2003, 02:16 PM
A woman. Several years ago, a girlfriend broke up with me. A few days after, I wandered into HobbyTown USA and saw a Tamiya Skyline model. I thought, "hey, that'd be cool to build," and bought it. I used it to keep my mind clear of the situation. Six models later, couldn't even remember her name. (though that could be because of the paint and glue fumes)

I stopped modeling for awhile after that, but I picked it up again a few months ago. Like someone mention also, I find it helps me clear my mind, relieve stress, and forget about all the crap around me.

07-27-2003, 04:40 PM
My Dad, and a local shop called 'Keith Pauls'. It was my local toy shop when I was five, and out the back it had a fantastic pile of kits. You played pot luck with what they had in stock, so I used to build anything and everything...

My first ever model was the German ship Scharnhorst, built from a Matchbox kit I got from Santa's Groto, and I was hooked from there in. My first car kit was a Matchbox/AMT 2.8l Ford Capri that I painted in Humbrol Bronze enamel (well, it was the early eighties)!

07-27-2003, 07:34 PM
Well if the question was what got me back into modeling well the simple answer would be here I have always watched teh automotive forums but being there was so many forums i never see this one so when I stumbled on it while doing a search I was hooked again. I specially like the latest modifaction of models. Fills the gap of what I can't afford or have yet the skill to do on a full scale car :) Much cheap to ;)

When I first got into it was due to lowrider stage I was in when young and another affordability issue heh

07-28-2003, 01:56 AM
i think i got into modeling because i can build cars that ill never have

07-28-2003, 04:16 AM
hmmmmm, well i have a obsession with building and drawing things, i love the creation of things.
Plus i never sleep properly and it fills the time well, but it kinda relaxes me very well and thats why i fully got into it i think,

but the main 2 things that got me into modding the models were a hotwheels wings west civic that i bought in lime green, then when i found the SAS web site and all the kind inspiration from that god of modeling chris (fotw)

07-28-2003, 04:24 AM
ok you wont belive this...
the movie 40 Days and 40 Nights...
for you who saw the movie know what i mean..
for those who dont...
the guy tries not to have sex for 40 days... no masterbuation or any kind of sexual contact..
he starts going nuts.. and to keep himself busy... he builds models...
i really could relate to this guy...
so i thought about it.. and since i wasent gettin any ass.. and was despertly try to get some..
i started modeling... and liked it...
kept me busy..
and out of confession thing...

07-28-2003, 04:24 AM
:smile: I started with legos, but got sick of having bumps on everything and got a snaptite bronco kit and a snaptite Kenworth truck. That was in the third grade. Took a brief pause for the Sega (the shiz-nit at the time) and then got a 67 Vette kit for christmas. Then a pro stock dragster. Forgot who, I parted the motor and tires out and put the motor in a cop car (revell impala ss) and the tires on an s-10 (an AMT that did come together) Mom got sick of the fumes and made me quit. I just started getting in trouble and complained of too much free time, got back in it. I now have about 20 kits lines up but they're all stateside. I guess I'll just build more here in Germany:iceslolan

07-28-2003, 12:02 PM
AF brought me to this hobbie just about a month ago...:biggrin: I started surfing these forums and I really liked what I saw and I decided that I was going to be as good a modeller as anyone else, so I bought Tamiya's Ferrari F40 just a couple of weeks ago to build it during my vacations from university... It's coming out fine, but I'm crossing my fingers to the final result :biggrin:

07-28-2003, 08:51 PM
As a kid I built aircraft and mililitary subjects. My father bought me my first few kits and helped me build and paint them up in an afternoon. That was way back in the early eighties. The only car I built back then was a Williams FW07 of Australian World Champ Alan Jones.

What got be back into modeling after a break of over a decade was an interest in the machinery and history of Formula One, Rallying and Sportscar racing.

So that is why I build, to recreate specific examples of racing history in miniature.

07-28-2003, 10:05 PM
this forum got me into modeling :)

07-28-2003, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by SwooshICE
this forum got me into modeling :)

same as me:smile:

07-28-2003, 10:35 PM
My dad got me a model as a brithday gift when I was 7. I was into building models ever since! I studied mechanical engineering because of models! :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

08-01-2003, 07:52 PM
What got me into modelling huh.................
Played the game driver, then watched Steve Mcqueen's bullit. Got me hooked on Muscle Cars. Since I was a kid back then, only way to own one was to make a model of it. My first model was a Shelby GT350H. It has since been thrown into my model car junkyard and its parts recycled. Also, my new inspiration is to modify cars, and doing it in modelling is a much cheaper way to enjoy that.

08-01-2003, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by vette_7t9
Played the game driver, then watched Steve Mcqueen's bullit. Got me hooked on Muscle Cars.Kudos on the video game reference to something other than GT. :bigthumb:

(I want to make some GTA cars...)

08-01-2003, 11:54 PM
Hmmm, when i was real little like 5 or sumthin like that, my dad bought me an AMT Snap-Fast Custom Dually truck, it was white. Since then i have been hooked since then. I dont really know why i keep on building, its just really fun, and cool to have a little model of one of your dream cars. :smile:

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