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post #31 of 167 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well put Steve.

Yes the seventies was a tacky time in many ways but its the people and the attitudes that I miss the most.....people who knew how to handle things, kept thier cool, didn't fly off the handle cuz you looked at them the wrong way, I remember pin ups in work areas that were considered a MANS area and no one 'seemed' to care. Has most people lost thier sense of humor, is it a learned thing?

What attracted you to a kit?

For me it was interiors! the more the better! and when I saw that old Revell 1/32 scale UH1-D Huey helicopter for the first time I freaked! anything Sci-Fi TV/Film I bought it!

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OK!! I CONFESS!!
i did'nt like the seventies because i dressed badly and my hair sucked!!

i look way better now!
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Is it me or does every decade rank high in tackiness when viewed in hindsight?
YES!

That is the main reason that I have completely avoided any tendency toward trendiness.

People make fun of green shag carpet (guess what I have on my floor). But what about more recent trends to textured painting, sponge painting and glazes on walls? 10 years from now, people will laugh when they see a house with that "so 90's" glazed wall. Remember track lighting? It was the BIGGEST trend of 1998 and by 1999 it was about as hip as a green polyester suit. Check out the current crop of home renovation shows and see how popular concrete counter tops have become. They are as trendy as heck...and in five years, people will be so embarrassed by them they will be ripping them out. I've watched three renovation shows in the last week with people using travertine tiles. Wanna bet that you won't be able give away travertine tiles by the year 2015?

My personal philosophy is to respect EVERYTHING as a period piece whether it's music, models, cars or furniture. Step in the front door of my house and you will be standing on 1973 green shag carpet. Against the wall is a 1940's "waterfall" style dressing table with a 1955 Philco radio on it. Beside that is a 1940's airplane ashtray stand. Next to that is my 2003 HDTV and sourround sound system.

Everything I have clashes with everything else.
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For me it was interiors! the more the better! and when I saw that old Revell 1/32 scale UH1-D Huey helicopter for the first time I freaked! anything Sci-Fi TV/Film I bought it!
slobber: interiors. (Is it still ok to say that here?)
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OK!! I CONFESS AGAIN!!

my house still looks like the seventies.............

lots of ugly wood trim....sob!
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YES!

That is the main reason that I have completely avoided any tendency toward trendiness.

People make fun of green shag carpet (guess what I have on my floor). But what about more recent trends to textured painting, sponge painting and glazes on walls? 10 years from now, people will laugh when they see a house with that "so 90's" glazed wall. Remember track lighting? It was the BIGGEST trend of 1998 and by 1999 it was about as hip as a green polyester suit. Check out the current crop of home renovation shows and see how popular concrete counter tops have become. They are as trendy as heck...and in five years, people will be so embarrassed by them they will be ripping them out. I've watched three renovation shows in the last week with people using travertine tiles. Wanna bet that you won't be able give away travertine tiles by the year 2015?

My personal philosophy is to respect EVERYTHING as a period piece whether it's music, models, cars or furniture. Step in the front door of my house and you will be standing on 1973 green shag carpet. Against the wall is a 1940's "waterfall" style dressing table with a 1955 Philco radio on it. Beside that is a 1940's airplane ashtray stand. Next to that is my 2003 HDTV and sourround sound system.

Everything I have clashes with everything else.
I hope you don't have a cat!
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Here's actual proof on my personal timewarp. this photo was taken from just inside the front door so this is the first view a visitor sees:



Note all the things I mentioned: the green shag carpet, waterfall dresser, old Philco radio, the ashtray stand. Also notice the tacky brass sculpture over the Tv, the old turquoise "tv lamp", the lava lamp in the corner and the collection of toy robots. Plus some seasonal Christmas clutter which makes it look even worse.
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Remember when everybody had paneling (50s and 60s), Im living in a 60s paneled room right now. In the middle of moving and it sucks, all my hobby stuff is packed up in plastic boxes. Will be sometime before I can build again, have some great kits I cant wait to get into!
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HA! You are WAY too young to "remember when..."


Oh...and speaking of premium...my '68 Triumph gets much better gas mileage than the other cars but the manual recommends 102 octane fuel (a common requirement on British cars at the time). 102 octane was also a common requirement of most high performance in the 60's. My poor 'Vette was running 12:1 compression and I was using the entire local supply of Octane booster in 1984. The idea that 93 octane could be called "premium" would have been a joke. 93 octane was the crap we used to light the coals in our BBQ.
I have to buy 115 octane leaded gas for my GTX, $4.99 a gallon- not to bad and it has been the same price for three years now!

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My previous Subaru required 92 octane or above, but when I bought my Outback last year they said regular was okay. Saved me a bundle this year!

And hey, I have a panelled basement! So what!?
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OK ya' wanna talk 70's. This was my bedroom at my folks house. Check out that cool wall mural scene from Hawaii. The paneling and that Roman rollup blind. And trust me there was orange/black/yellow shag capeting on the floor that I used to "rake" all the time. Even had acoustic tiles on the ceiling to try to keep the noise down from my guitar.

Most of my models came from Bargain Town/Toys R Us because my mom used to work there. That's when they had big aisles of models as far as the eye could see. My first Aurora kits came from there.

Most of the building was done in the basement, still have a few undone boxed kits left - Johan '64 Chrysler Turbine, AMT '66 Mustang, AMT Bandag Bandit.
I know were romanticizing the past but I do miss the good times in the 70's.
Not to mention all of the great music that came out in that decade (disco not included).


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And hey, I have a panelled basement! So what!?[/QUOTE]

It's just that it was hugely popular at one time and not that in style anymore.
I remember stores and lumber yards devoted to paneling, I like it myself.
John, the pictures that you post of your basement are wall to wall model kits!

Every time I work on a model I think about my early model building years and how great a time it was.

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Of course, HiWay Hobby House was always there too. Dad would drive me there. I went with $5 once and came home with 6 models. That's when Monogram's 1/48 fighters retailed for a buck, and HHH always sold them for 70 cents.

I remember wheh Monogram's big B-52 came out and I opened the box to check it out. Back then the boxes weren't always shrink-wrapped, and only occasionally taped shut. John, the owner (and he's still the owner) yelled at me to not open the boxes if I wasn't gonna buy it. I think it wasn't too long after that they bought their own shrink-wrap machine.
[Sigh] The Ol' Hiway Hobby House, I too used to make my dad drive me there when I was a just widdo tyke. It was a long way from Clifton but boy was it worth the trip. I bought my first model from there. It was a TOS klingon cruiser.Best dang hobby shop in New Jersey, Greatest sci fi section EVER. I have not been there in a couple years now though. I heard that the founder Passed. Is that true? That Hobby shop will always have a special place in my heart.
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