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How much have you spent on modeling in 2020?

Compared to previous years.

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Paul Marsh06/08/2020 10:32:16
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As question. As there has been no shows, less income, etc.

SR 7106/08/2020 10:37:27
463 forum posts
140 photos

They dare not say in case the wife reads it smiley

Barrie Lever06/08/2020 10:46:45
325 forum posts
53 photos

I never keep a record of the spend.

Jon - Laser Engines06/08/2020 11:00:35
5621 forum posts
271 photos

I have spend £2000 ish on toys this year. Only one was a model, a 90 inch P51. The others were an OS320 pegasus engine (2nd hand) and 2 guitars.

I have also been selling off surplus equipment, things i will never use etc and i think i have more or less broken even.

Callsign Tarnish06/08/2020 11:07:04
112 forum posts
2 photos

I plead the 5th.

Robin Colbourne06/08/2020 11:48:22
640 forum posts
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Its a trick! Our wives and girlfriends are either holding Paul hostage and have hijacked his account, or else they've discovered what he has spent and are going to tell his significant other if he doesn't get us to spill the beans.

As the saying goes, I pray when i die my girlfriend doesn't sell my model stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

All I'm prepared to say is, that throughout lockdown, eBay was still working and the Sussex Model Centre were still doing mail order! wink 2

Brian Cooper06/08/2020 11:52:12
588 forum posts
27 photos

Hey, it's a hobby. . . Who keeps exact records of the expense? surprise

Flyer06/08/2020 11:57:17
631 forum posts
109 photos

You can't value happiness......... and that's what aero-modellying gives me laugh (and because swmbo may see this!)



Stephen Smith 1406/08/2020 12:26:29
236 forum posts

To much but only about 2 grand this year but the previous 2 years about 5 grand each

Bob Cotsford06/08/2020 12:43:06
8746 forum posts
489 photos

Less this year, and that will be effectively reduced as I'm selling off a few models that haven't been flown for a couple of years. That this also makes room to store more new builds is purely malicious gossipface 1

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 06/08/2020 12:43:51

Jon - Laser Engines06/08/2020 13:47:26
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Posted by Brian Cooper on 06/08/2020 11:52:12:

Hey, it's a hobby. . . Who keeps exact records of the expense? surprise

Me, otherwise i risk spending beyond my means!

Nigel R06/08/2020 13:57:33
4082 forum posts
694 photos

Twenty quid a week would cover my normal outgoings, fuel & build costs, etc. I keep track of the major outgoings, big lumps like a TX or engine, because, household budget and all that - there have been none this year.

Bought a couple of second hand four strokes and sold some two strokes that I am unlikely to use (with more to sell yet) as the writing's now sadly on the wall for the two strokes at our club site * probably a net zero there.

* PS still looking for a second 40 surpass if anyone is selling.

Stuphedd06/08/2020 16:26:28
721 forum posts
376 photos

with the lack of swap meets I have spent very little !! The fund pot is still fairly healthy !!

but built/re-built a fair few !!


kc06/08/2020 17:42:59
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Surely if any thread is to be closed by the Mods it should be this one! This thread could cause divorce, loss of subscribers to RCME, loss of hot dinners, more closures of modelshops,demand for more expenditure on the house, buying of more new clothes ( for her ) clothes not laundered, new curtains, scrutiny of credit card statements, inventory of how many models you have, confiscation of credit cards, more and more new shoes,..........and endless undesirable repercussions!

However chaps in all honesty I have spent far far less than you have .........I am doing this for you not for me!

Sorry Paul .....if only you had started a thread saying how much money have you SAVED.........or how much cheaper is the model club subs than the local golf course fee......or have you saved more money on haircuts than you spent on model aircraft.....

kevin b06/08/2020 19:09:55
1895 forum posts
150 photos

Who cares how much you spend ? You can't take it with you and if there is any left, others will spend what the tax man doesn't take.

As long as you can afford it and don't have to sell the children for medical experimentation (not always a bad idea).

In the scheme of things these days, our hobby is not particularly expensive compared with what a lot of people spend on theirs (and I don't just mean football tickets). Vanity is an extremely expensive pass time for instance !

It isn't "how much" you spend. It's whether or not you get "value for money".

Just as long as you get your priorities right (The mortgage is paid, as is the TV license. There's enough fuel in the car and plenty of beer in the fridge.).


kevinb Yorkshire and proud of it.

kevin b06/08/2020 19:21:18
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150 photos

Talking of haircuts. My next door neighbor (don't you just hate American spell-checks) told me today that she was looking forward to going to the hair salon now it has re-opened. She then told me how much it was going to cost her. I haven't spent that much on haircuts in over 10 years. (I added it up).

There are 2 things in life I have never been able to figure out how they work. The Universe and a woman's mind. I leave these matters to those who have more time to waste, while I continue with the important things like making sure batteries are charged and that I have enough glow fuel to last me until the next trip to the LMS..

Edited By kevin b on 06/08/2020 19:23:09

Eric Robson06/08/2020 19:42:42
331 forum posts
61 photos

I have spent a lot of money this year on my hobby, even when my wife was alive I told her what I spent. I gave up smoking in 1976 to buy my first Futaba radio set. I was smoking 30 cigs. a day which now would cost over £100 pound per week. The big bonus is I am in my mid 80's and still enjoying good health, have a great hobby in the fresh air when I am not building or repairing .

Geoff Copping07/08/2020 08:58:18
39 forum posts
3 photos

Don't drink, don't smoke, don't......................well, at my age I've got to do something to keep my mind active.

Neil James07/08/2020 09:33:38
55 forum posts
22 photos

Posted by kevin b on 06/08/2020 19:21:18:

Talking of haircuts. My next door neighbor (don't you just hate American spell-checks)

Don’t cast any spells and you’ll be fine! 🤣

Edited By Neil James on 07/08/2020 09:38:39

iqon07/08/2020 09:38:00
1496 forum posts
239 photos

No divorce needed money spent but none wasted..wink 2

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