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Other Hobbies, Interests or Pastimes that you enjoy

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Hello all,

 

We are all builders, but I think we probably have other hobbies and interests.

I was wondering what your other hobbies or interests are besides building.

 

Here are a few of my other hobbies besides model ship building.

I love reading books, my favourite authors are Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter as in you know who).

Photography, especially nature as you can see in the pictures. And fishing.

 

Sjors

 

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Hi.

I like to walk long distance on my local hills ( Dartmoor ) it's so peaceful up there. I prefer to do 2 or 3 days walks.

Also scuba diving.. In the water tonight tomorow and Tuesday this week. I am NOT a deep diver but I like to look at the marine life.

I also fly model airoplanes.

I also as a hobby convert toys for disabled children to enable them to operate the toy with there disability.

 

This list keeps me fit , happy mind and feel good in my self.

 

Regards Antony

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I have been in the past very active in stationary steam engines and old staionary engines and there preservation having two in the garden and two in the workshop and several in a charitable museum of which I was chairman for several years, in all about 20 years working some weeks over 20 hours in preservation on top of my day time job. Taken a bit of a back seat this last year to spend more time with the admiral well 20 years of weekends had to come to an end sometime. So now I have my models to play with but at least I am at home. The big trouble was I changed jobs about 5 years ago and I do so much more work away from home so something had to change.

 

Norman

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 Play the on-line game EVE a lot

DIY

Gardening

i follow and watch all the F1 races on SKY as the BBC who gave the best coverage ever, decided to pretty well give it all up (Money reasons)

Photography - i keep a daily diary - so i tend to photograph things as they happen (within reason) 

Getting married (done 3 times) lol - i like wedding cake

Looking after a family of wabbits 

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Hello Jim,

 

That's a great picture.

What kind of bird is that?

I never see one!

It looks like a stork …..

 

Sjors

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Hi all:

 

My other hobby is decorative bird carving. I carve life size and miniature birds of prey, songbirds, and wading birds. At the moment I'm in Ocean City MD at the Ward World competition, where I entered a Green Heron in the Intermedite level of competition.

 

I also enjoy bicycling - road cycling in particular. Lets me get away from the workbench for some good exercise.

 

Frank

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i love reading some of my favorite authors : Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Robert Jordan, Terry goodkind,

 

done some crosstitching too and latch hook :

 

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oh yeah and since i am a computer geek i play a lot of videogames mostly rpg (although not so much these days)

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Great photos!

 

Ive been into the ILM studio models made for Starwars for a log time.

 

Here is a 1/72 model of the Slave 1 by Finemolds:

 

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A scratshed ATST in the same scale as the original I made last year (its laying on reference pics of the original model):

 

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Ive also made some helmets and props. Here is a TIE Fighter helmet:

 

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Cheers

 

 

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Besides ship modelling, I have another time-consuming hobby, i.e. video filming and editing. I make mainly travelogues of trips I made with my wife after my retirement (a bit early at 59, due to a heart condition).

 

I put extracts of some videos on Vimeo. If you want to take a look, just click here.

 

Lou

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Hi all:

 

My other hobby is decorative bird carving. I carve life size and miniature birds of prey, songbirds, and wading birds. At the moment I'm in Ocean City MD at the Ward World competition, where I entered a Green Heron in the Intermedite level of competition.

 

I also enjoy bicycling - road cycling in particular. Lets me get away from the workbench for some good exercise.

 

Frank

Hi Frank,

 

Do you have some pictures from the carving?

I think that more of us will want to see that.

 

 

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Thanks Jim,( It's John not Jim )

 

The only darter that I know is someone who trow darts into a dartboard…... :D

I don't think that you can trow those birds……they are trowing with you!

And it looks indeed like a periscope!

 

 

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Hello Brian,

 

Can we change cars????

You are racing with my bus and I can take my passengers with your car.

Then I know that they are quick to there destination  :D

 

Hello Lou,

 

I have just look at your videos.

You see a lot of the world.

That's something I want to learn….how to make a good video film…..

We have a lot of small movies from our vacation in the south of France but I have to make 1 movie of that….

I have to figure out how I movie works on our I-mac…...

 

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Hi.

 

Kevin wrote " Play the on-line game EVE a lot " my son also play this space pirate/management game.

 

Regards Antony.

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My other hobbies and interests are photography (mostly nature), drawing Mandala's (still learning), making my own jewellery (on hold for now) and computer games (Adventure games, and Jewel Quest)

 

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My first attempt in drawing a buddha

 

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The first necklace I made for my mother

 

Anja

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Hello Anthony (Crackers),

 

You are surrounded by so much beauty mother nature has to offer.

Thank you for the beautiful pictures.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

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Hey Anthony-   I've seen that fish before  :D  :D

 

Bob- You said that's a Ford?  I couldn't quite make out the nameplate.

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As with many here I like to build scale models of all sorts ... here is a pic of a Hispano Suiza which was my last 'auto' build.  Currently there is a 1966 VW Karmann Ghia waiting in the wings (or box).

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I also like to do a lot of 're-imagining' or 'recycling' of old stuff.  Here's a couple of an old 'artists dummy' which I 'converted' into a monument of sorts.

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Detail of the scaffolding - I was inspired by Gulliver's Travels for this one.

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Wax sculpting - a castle made from parrafin/candle wax as well as microcrystalline (jeweller's) wax.

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A functional clock made from old watches and electronic bits.  The 'central' clock does work, everything else is decorative.

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And my 'artistic' expression of my feelings towards Smurfs ...

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My problem is I have too many hobbies -- "jack of all trades, master of none."  I love reading (history, political science), genealogy, hunting, fishing, watching sports (especially Giants baseball and Bayern Munich soccer games),and playing percussion (djembe, congas, cajon, bodhran).  Did I leave out anything??  My other modeling passion besides ships is card airplanes in 1/33 scale.  Here's a few...

 

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This is me and my fully restored 1950 Ford F1.

 

               Bob R.

Bob

   That brings back some good memories.

 

The Ford not the girls   ;)    My father had a 1950 fully restored candy apple red truck also back when I was in high school  

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Augie - Is that a wolf - out it the wild? :o

 

Crackers - The Darter's scientific name is 'Anhinga melanogaster', so they're obviously related.

 

Kats - I want a clock like that! I want a clock like that! :)

 

John

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Other hobbies?  Well. when i was younger it was skiing (water, downhill, cross country), SCUBA Diving (had over 1,500 dives/2,300 logged hours when I stopped in the mid-1990's) and boating (any type - sail, canoe, kayak, motor - particularly enjoyed small sailboats and whitewater canoeing).  Also used to do some fire photography and go to 3 or 4 fire schools annually, in addition to the firefighting and EMS work (mainly as a volunteer responder for about 30 years).  Once the kids came along, most of those got cut - still enjoy hiking and camping with the boys, and reading (history, philosophy, international relations, some fiction - Clive Cussler, WEB Griffin, etc).  Most of the free time now, though, involves whatever the kids have going on for activities.  Ah, well, retirement will, eventually, arrive and then - who knows?

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Augie - Is that a wolf - out it the wild? :o

 

Crackers - The Darter's scientific name is 'Anhinga melanogaster', so they're obviously related.

 

Kats - I want a clock like that! I want a clock like that! :)

 

John

No John, just a common coyote.  Here's a wolf:

 

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