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aaron williamson31/12/2010 10:12:37
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hi chaps , could anyone give me some advice on how to hide my planes from her indoors, cos when she finds out how much i have just spent she is gonna come at me with a sledge hammer!!!
Chris Bott - Moderator31/12/2010 10:16:56
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Aaron have you tried the age old "won it in a raffle" ploy?
00131/12/2010 10:22:32
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Looking after them for a clubmate who has gone abroad for several years!
Stephen Grigg31/12/2010 10:26:12
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One of my club members has the same problem.He knows her movements so hides his new models under the bed.Then ,he will produce from his pocket a small box.He will then say his been to the model shop,but only bought this.Itll probably be an engine,but its only small ,so in his wifes mind he hasnt  spent much.Then when she is in the bedroom he will deliberately bring the new  model out,saying he is going to build this model he bought a couple of years ago
aaron williamson31/12/2010 10:28:28
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could buy her that perfume she goes on about to soften the blow!!!
Stephen Grigg31/12/2010 10:40:14
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NO<NO<NO,dont waste good modelling money
ken anderson.31/12/2010 10:54:34
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just tell her --your the 'boss'...and then let us know which hospital you end up in...we'll send some get well card's.............
 
 ken anderson    ne...1.
Phil May31/12/2010 12:05:48
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Tell her it was a cheap second hand bargain you could not refuse, then explain how much you saved!
Martin Harris31/12/2010 12:39:57
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Posted by ken anderson. on 31/12/2010 10:54:34:
just tell her --your the 'boss'...and then let us know which hospital you end up in...we'll send some get well card's.............
 
 ken anderson    ne...1.

 I wonder if there's a connection here with Myron's thread?

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator31/12/2010 12:49:01
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Well we are into very advanced modelling techniques here. One tactic that has proved very sucessful over the years is the so-called "perception method". This explots the fact that most women cannot tell one plane from another but are very sensitive to colour (this is the "scientific approach). So always make all models the same colour - say red. As long as she never sees them together you're laughing.
 
Another one is the so-called "gender adaptation method" - basically this steals a tactic often used by the ladies themselves - "What, this old thing? I've had this for ages dear." Needs to be said with great conviction. Basically as a ploy it relys on the fact that if she were to challenge you on this it might lead to the unravelling of some of her own little schemes - so she can see that this is one best left alone.
 
The third method is known as the "phobia technique". In this you come out of the shed one day - when you are sure she is looking - shake your head and say "wow, if I hadn't seen that I would never have believed it." She will enquire what you are on about (don't worry - she will ask, women can't stand not knowing something they think you know). You say "In there, the biggest spider/mouse/rat (take your pick) I've ever seen" She'll never go in there - any new models will go unobserved in there. Be sure to make frequent references to the beasty in the shed - just to keep her revulsion level up. Invent a whole life story for it - it could have "little beasties" for example. Anything really, as long as it keeps her from the shed.
 
Next week - "How to get your wife to buy you a four stroke engine, a years supply of fuel and pay your club subscription"
 
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Chris Bott - Moderator31/12/2010 13:02:04
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Brilliant BEB
 
The last line though, does have me wondering if you're in some dreamland or other? Or have maybe started the new year celebrations a little early?? 
Ross Clarkson31/12/2010 13:17:36
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I think when it comes down to it, and after all the replies so far.......
 
JUST LIE!!!!!!!!! Or as they like to call it, slightly bending the truth!
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator31/12/2010 13:30:01
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Posted by Chris Bott on 31/12/2010 13:02:04:
Brilliant BEB
 
The last line though, does have me wondering if you're in some dreamland or other? Or have maybe started the new year celebrations a little early?? 
 
 
I've no idea - hic! - to what you are refering Mr Bott - hic!
 
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Augusto31/12/2010 13:47:37
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Impossible to hide a new model, she smells it at long distance and know all the lies I have been using for ages ...
 
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David Ashby - Moderator31/12/2010 14:48:13
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LOL BEB, very good, you're a bit of an aeromodelling guru/agony uncle on the quiet
 
Joking aside, I do know flyers who really do go to great lengths to hide some very big boxes and always live in this constant state of hyper-tension  
Steve W-O31/12/2010 14:58:46
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Occurs to me here that the problem here isn't the new model, it's the wife.
 
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aaron williamson01/01/2011 13:12:22
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many thanks chaps for the great advice, i shall try them all one by one, incidently the closest hostpital is st peters chertsey, will await cards!!!!
Chris Bott - Moderator01/01/2011 13:34:50
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aaron keep us posted, it will be useful to know which work best.
simon burch01/01/2011 14:07:43
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Just show her everything that comes through the door, make a big point of doing it whilst getting very excited about your new toy. After two or three of these type of events, she will be bored of it and take no notice.
 
Or don't moan at the cost of anything she buy's..............I found this one works !!!.
 
Cheers,
 
Simon
James4001/01/2011 14:32:43
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If your other half is anything like mine then the postman turns up on a daily basis with something or other she's ordered on the internet or through catalogues.
 
Just as BEB said though, she has no idea what plane is what so if she asks if a plane is new, I give the standard answer "no I've had it ages, just a new paint job" .
 
It's not until she counts them that my secret is revealed, but there again, I keep them moving around from workshop to house to keep her confused. 

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