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General Ranting / Re: Moving on.
« Last post by Inso on February 06, 2015, 05:47:49 PM »
If I can wangle it... part time shelf stacker in a supermarket. That will allow me time for some voluntary work with Shelter Box while keeping up my pension pot.

The trouble is, I would be over qualified for the job but I really don't want the responsibility of management any more.

After 26+ years of having to be responsible to/for EVERYONE, I want a 'chill-out' period before I have to bother with all that nonsense again (if I ever have to... but the demon 'money' may have a say in things).

If all else fails, I can start sculpting/casting for a living... or be a welder. I've always fancied beaing a welder...

I also plan on being the village eccentric :)
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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« Last post by Gangrel on February 06, 2015, 01:28:55 PM »
Cool. Enjoy it!   :D
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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« Last post by leadhead on February 06, 2015, 07:13:52 AM »
It qualifies/currently has classic collectors plates, which means super cheap insurance rates.

I am excited.
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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« Last post by beefcake on February 06, 2015, 06:50:46 AM »
Woohoo! Congratulations.
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Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« Last post by leadhead on February 06, 2015, 04:52:00 AM »
I am the pround new owner of a fully restored Postie Bike.  Like this.  But yellow.



Wanted one for years.  Coworker saw one on Facething this morning, told me about it and I called on my lunch break.  Went to look at it after work, test rode and made an offer, he said Deal.  Gonna pay him the rest and pick it up tomorrow.
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General Ranting / Re: Moving on.
« Last post by beefcake on February 06, 2015, 02:44:52 AM »
Any idea what you are going to do for a job once you leave the airforce?
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General Ranting / Re: Moving on.
« Last post by Inso on February 05, 2015, 12:55:09 PM »
Big steps but plenty of time to plan and carry everything out.

I have never sold stuff on E-Bay before so will have to get my learning hat on when I get home... learn all the tricks to reduce costs etc (I understand you get free listings but only so many a month?).

I may end up having to have a shop for a couple of months (I have a lot to sell)!

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General Ranting / Re: Moving on.
« Last post by beefcake on February 04, 2015, 06:30:58 AM »
Good luck with all the changes. It seems you are having to do a huge amount of changes all at once where most people spread them over a few years/decades. I hope it all runs smoothly for you and I expect the sale of you minis will mean you won't have to get a mortgage for a house ;)
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Cool Toys / Re: Way Cool Model Truck.
« Last post by leadhead on February 03, 2015, 02:42:14 PM »
 :swear:u. Threadomancy GOOO.  Just to say it still isn't available yet.
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General Ranting / Moving on.
« Last post by Inso on February 03, 2015, 12:11:19 PM »
The next two years are going to be pretty big for me. I am planning to leave the military and set up home in Cornwall by the end of 2016.

It is a big step (especially seeing as all of my adult life has been spent in the Royal Air force) but I have come to the decision that the time has come for me to move on.

That means a host of things... buying a house, moving, leaving the security of the military, new jobs, new opportunities but most of all...

... it means that my hobby stash has to be dramatically thinned down.

Part of the reason for the thinning down is space. Then there is the demand it has on my spare time... it dictates terms and I want to reduce the burden it places on me. There is also the fact that I have a lot of stuff that I bought on a whim that is never going to be looked at.

So... with all that in mind... is E-bay the best option? If it is, I will be spending most of this coming year selling on E-bay because I have a LOT of stuff to get rid of.

What will I keep?

My Grymn
My beetlebots
My walkers/robot miniatures
My VOTOMS and certain model kits
Some of my Alien projects (visitors, Tyranids and Mushrooms)
One or two other bits and bobs

Everything else will be going (including a lot of converted/scratch sculpted stuff amongst the metal and plastic).

I think that I am doing the right thing because I am just fed up with all the clutter, fed up with having SO MUCH that needs working on and need to make a fresh start where I can have a reasonable amount of hobby stuff to keep me entertained and not so much that it becomes a chore.

So there it is...

Starting in May (once I've had a holiday after returning from the Falklands), I will be spamming everywhere with links to what I am selling. If anyone has seen stuff that I have posted that they might like to get hold of, please feel free to PM me and we can talk terms... unlike many hobbyists, I am not emotionally attached to my lead mountain so you never know... you may be able to get hold of a complete original :)

In the words of Bob Dylan... The time's they are a changin' :)
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