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Smeg's Model Abode

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Wow, nice one!
I'm super happy for you. That is an excellent gift to self. :D

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Alas, the days of the current modelling abode may be numbered.

The owners of the property I'm renting have advised that they intend to sell both the residence and the adjoining cafe (it was all originally one house). One of two possibilities could play out. The first is that the new owners decide to leave the property as is, though I suspect I could face a hike in the rent as I'm paying "unders" at the moment. Secondly - and it seems the norm these days - they will bulldoze everything and build as many two-storey units as they can get approved by the local council. Granted these things will take time, so I could be entrenched for a while to come yet. But I am now looking at what I can sell/chuck out/give away so, if the day comes, I don't need to hire a Galaxy to move my crap. :roll:

From what I read, I think Angus seems to have had the most moves whilst being a member of the forum. Could be wrong ...
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GB25 - Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk III (AFV Club), Gloster Meteor F.1 (F-Toys refinish), Vickers Windsor (Anigrand)
Other - Gloster Meteor F.8 (MiNiWiNG)
SoS - Douglas C-47B Dakota (Minicraft) and way too many others :-(

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Re: Smeg's Model Abode

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farking real estate vultures. pimply college bros borowing from the devil.
sorry to hear about that mate.. been though that here too. :evil:
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Shame, as you had a nice looking set-up in this place.

Then the whole, finding a new place, dealing with agents etc. A complete nightmare.

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I had to check. I've been a member since 2010, so:

2013 separated, divorced in 2014 and moved
2018 the connecting house had a fire, which encroached in my area, so moved house in the fall
2018 moved to Ohio in December to help take care of my mom and moved in with her
2019 moved out of that house to my own
2019 moved my mom to assisted living
2020 moved my wife from Cincinnati to northern Ohio
2020 moved my step-daughter to an apartment
2021 moved same daughter out of the same apartment
2021 moved that same person to her dorm (it wasn't the same time as moving her out of the apartment, hence the extra "entry")
2021 moved myself and my wife to a new side-by-side duplex
2023 moved myself and my wife to the "other side" of the side-by-side duplex.
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Re: Smeg's Model Abode

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Matt, you are now definitely the leader in the clubhouse! I've got two daughters, so I'm starting to hyperventilate ... :shock:

I went through a spate of moves back in my early work and postgrad research days, but never had to move a house-load of stuff. Even now, the only thing which would hold up any rapid move would be pinning all of the built-up models back onto those foam boards with toothpicks like I did the last time around. And it is a kick-up-the-rear to get me selling stuff that I meant to get rid of when SWMBO showed me the Red Card in 2017. Was going to flog a few boxloads before my last move, only to be stymied by our lockdowns and exorbitant postal charges.
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GB25 - Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk III (AFV Club), Gloster Meteor F.1 (F-Toys refinish), Vickers Windsor (Anigrand)
Other - Gloster Meteor F.8 (MiNiWiNG)
SoS - Douglas C-47B Dakota (Minicraft) and way too many others :-(

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Yes Matt wins hands down! I’ve only moved a mere seven times since joining up, even if one of these was to another hemisphere.

Bad luck Smeg. That’s a real drag for you, I’m sorry to hear it.

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Not sure if I want to thank you or not. :lol:

One thing I left out. The 2018 move to help my mom was across the US; from Nebraska to Ohio. Thankfully I had movers to help, but still. Had to make a few car trips to schlep stuff I didn't want them to touch. Like my bicycles and built models. ;)
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I was filling out a form last week and realized that I’ve been at this address since 2009, the longest I’ve stayed in one place since, I think, 1981. Migrations include four countries across two continents.
To be fair, the last time we moved my wife noted the extent of the ‘library’ and gave me the ultimatum that there needed to be less books by the next move. So, now we can’t move again. 😁

Andy

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Re: Smeg's Model Abode

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The Wages of Fear Poster (1953).jpg

Moving model collections ... :shock:
OTB ...
GB25 - Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk III (AFV Club), Gloster Meteor F.1 (F-Toys refinish), Vickers Windsor (Anigrand)
Other - Gloster Meteor F.8 (MiNiWiNG)
SoS - Douglas C-47B Dakota (Minicraft) and way too many others :-(

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