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TangoJuliet

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I work a week on, week off schedule and every other weekend I'm at work. My weekends have been painfully slow, so I thought instead of daydreaming about what I could be doing if I was off, I'd use that time to actually build models.

This past weekend I finished a Mini Fat Boy and a Goblin.
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Today I received three more kits to start on my next weekend at work.
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They'll all get finished to the point of paint and decals at work, then I'll take them home for final finishing. These are all kits I wanted to buy when I was much, much younger but couldn't afford them. Now I'm re-living my childhood, and having a blast!��
 
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Big Bertha was my first kit ever, built with my dad. When I got back into rocketry with my own kids, I made sure it was one of the first builds. Great flyer, and love that they brought back the color scheme from my childhood on the card! I can't get away with building at work, but I do a fair bit of simming and browsing!
 

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Last year I changed positions. Before I was balls to the wall from 0400 to 1730 every day, with a lot of stress. Now I have almost no stress at all, an upstairs corner office with limited secure access, and lots of idle time! They even installed a 65" flat screen TV on the wall with satellite TV! I try really hard not to complain :grin:.
 

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Sounds great! The fact that you draw the line at finishing reminds me of something I did (got away with!) many years ago. I worked in a hospital lab on the 8th or 9th floor of a tower in Syracuse NY. I had no where at my apartment to paint, so I took my Mirage to the lab on a Saturday, just carried it through the lobby in two pieces. Security didn't say a peep, and I was in my fume hood spraying away as happy as a clam in a matter of minutes. I did put up newspaper, and my medical director and I frequently did some odd ball stuff, so I was confident I was fine. This was just before 9/11; I'm pretty sure one couldn't walk into a hospital with a rocket and not be questioned now!
 

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Heck, you probably can't even walk in with a can of spray paint in NYC and not get questioned!

There's no way I'd even try to paint them here at work.
 
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