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The Model Citizen: You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...

Tom Geiger
TSSMCC News/JSMCC News
April 1994

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
You realize that the neat floor pan details on your finished model are really ejector pin marks.

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
You finally conquer hand lettering on a race car and notice that you've spelled your own name wrong.

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
Someone points out that the body panels that you've expertly rusted are fiberglass on the real car.

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
You win your first trophy for "Best Beater", only you didn't do a beater.

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
A tiny photo etched part launches itself from your tweezer directly into hyperspace.

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
In a local contest, your car is mistakenly put into the junior class and doesn't place.

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
Ertl announces the coming release of your latest scratch built project car.

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
You accidentally pick up the wrong spray can and paint flat black over your final body color coat.

You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...
You win first place in the magazine mail in photo contest, only to realize that you sent in your reference photos of the real car instead of pictures of your model.

(This column originally appeared in the TSSMCC NEWS, April 1994 and the JSMCC NEWS, April 1994)

Copyright 1994 by Tom Geiger, All Rights Reserved, Used with permission.



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