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You Know You're A Tamiya Addict When...

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I've just admitted it to myself (the first step in getting help?!)

  • I have more kits in bits than i do built
  • I think about buying more when I have more than enough to be getting on with
  • Can't help buying cos 'It's a good deal' (TLT coming soon!)
  • I panic a little bit if i can't search for 'Tamiya' every day on ebay.....

Commmon; a problem shared is a problem halved!

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to anyone who dares to ask "I don't have a problem, YOU have the problem"

You may have too many if... you sell one or three and you still can't make space. :(

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Glad its not just me then! I wish I had a pound for how many times I type Tamiya into eBay everyday - good job I am the IT guy so I scout round the web blocker system...! :(

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  • I have more kits in bits than i do built
  • I think about buying more when I have more than enough to be getting on with
  • Can't help buying cos 'It's a good deal' (TLT coming soon!)
  • I panic a little bit if i can't search for 'Tamiya' every day on ebay.....

Yes, yes, yes and yes.

Commmon; a problem shared is a problem halved!

No you're wrong - a problem shared is a problem multiplied, many TC members have this, it's an epidemic !! :(

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oh and:

  • My better half threatened to leave me....

now we have "date" nights, and "me and my stupid toy" nights!!

And who else has sold one only to buy 2 with the tempting paypal pot!?

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Apparently we no longer have a spare room - its now the "stupid radio controlled car workshop" :(

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Me addicted Tamiya? No way and I've never lied, swored or cheated...really

Also, never gambled, touched any alcohol, smoked or being selfish.

I just a regular Saint :(

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Apparently we no longer have a spare room - its now the "stupid radio controlled car workshop" :(

Hehe! me too!

Maybe we should get a Tamiya Wives club set up?!

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I love Tamiya, I started racing Tamiyas back when i was around 12. I am almost 32 now *shivers*. Now mind you I did have a LONG break in between there, but when I made the choice to come back to the hobby I went right back to good ol trusty Tamiya.

As it stands now here are the cars I have

TT-01 Heavily modified

TA-05MS Stock... for now.

RTR Porsche GT which doesn't seem upgradable at all

coming soon

Either a TRF 415MSX or 416, I haven't decided which ill order. 416 is "coming soon" but I can pre-order it.

Also looking at EVO V since I am used to shaft drive...

The wife is used to my expensive hobbies, from my Wii/PS3 and about 35 games between both of them, to my electronics addiction, and just as she got happy that I stopped playing golf so frequently and sold off my clubs the smile half stopped when i turned to RC :(

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I love Tamiya, I started racing Tamiyas back when i was around 12. I am almost 32 now *shivers*. Now mind you I did have a LONG break in between there, but when I made the choice to come back to the hobby I went right back to good ol trusty Tamiya.

As it stands now here are the cars I have

TT-01 Heavily modified

TA-05MS Stock... for now.

RTR Porsche GT which doesn't seem upgradable at all

coming soon

Either a TRF 415MSX or 416, I haven't decided which ill order. 416 is "coming soon" but I can pre-order it.

Also looking at EVO V since I am used to shaft drive...

The wife is used to my expensive hobbies, from my Wii/PS3 and about 35 games between both of them, to my electronics addiction, and just as she got happy that I stopped playing golf so frequently and sold off my clubs the smile half stopped when i turned to RC :D

least you havent started using her jewelry boxes for parts storage boxes yet :(

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Maybe we should get a Tamiya Wives club set up?!

how about a Stepford Wife with a RC upgrade... y'know, chipped to

add in services like pit crew, marshalling, car maintenance & cleaning? :(

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Maybe we should get a Tamiya Wives club set up?!

Sad truth is..

It'd be closer to a Tamiya Widows Club..

A good indication of a Tamiya Addict is...

Some one who instantly clicks Buy It Now on eBay when they see something they have been looking for, regardless of cost..

Then having to figure out how to pay for it, let alone the fact that they bought 2 of them since it took them so long to find one.

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Sad truth is..

It'd be closer to a Tamiya Widows Club..

A good indication of a Tamiya Addict is...

Some one who instantly clicks Buy It Now on eBay when they see something they have been looking for, regardless of cost..

Then having to figure out how to pay for it, let alone the fact that they bought 2 of them since it took them so long to find one.

hahahahahaha ! lol ! CAUGHT!

Brilliant!

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Pretty much all the messages in this thread apply to me!

We have the spare room as my RC car room, but I have been banished to part of the garage that was converted into a spare bedroom, so I have no proper light :(

Still, at least I have a room to store them all in, just need some workbenches and storage shelves and it'll be perfect!

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Also forgot-

  • Buying hop-ups for cars you don't even own, cos "one day i might get one" or "they were cheap"... :(

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You know your an addict when you buy somthing expensive for a car you dont own so you can tell you friends "oh yeah got one of them comming soon" or you keep anyrhing rc related like empty parts spruces.

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She`s threatened to leave MANY times over my cars,parts and the room they take up.They`re still here...and so is she! Better buy some more then! :(

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She`s threatened to leave MANY times over my cars,parts and the room they take up.They`re still here...and so is she! Better buy some more then! :(

Hehe! treading the fine line of how far you can push it! (I have a 7 model limit- I own 11.... Does it count when they are in bits?!)

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1) This shows up at your internet options

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2) You wake up 2 hours before work to check the new eBay auctions from other time zones

3) You are noticing your English actually improving just by reading & writing in the Tamiyaclub forums

4) You have to figure out on a regular basis how to store those extra cars you just bought

5) eBay actually listens to your complains for being a important customer

6) Paypal regards you as a business partner

7) Friends & family are employed to search those old kits for you everywhere

8) You try to find any excuse to buy another car

9) You dont need to find a excuse anymore to buy another car

10) You have a race track in your garden and/or house

11) Your custom licence plate refers to Tamiya

12) Your known in the hood as the guy/girl with the toy cars

13) Your on first name basis with the post delivery guy

14) When reading this list, you can at least see one Tamiya car from your collection or some parts of it

15) Paint stripping is not a must do job, it is a art!

16) Your LHS employees refers to you as that guy

17) Your MSN picture has a something to do with Tamiya

18) You never have to ID yourself anymore at the post office

19) You using a database to keep track on the spare parts you have in stock

20) At THIS moment you can see at least one Tamiya car or spare part

21) You don't count overtime in Euro's but in "another extra kit to buy"

22) You can at least name 20 cars and there kit numbers out of the top of your head

23) The post guy does not bother to knock on the door anymore, he just walks in

List made a while back :)

Stefan

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1) This shows up at your internet options

post-2771-1193769190.jpg

2) You wake up 2 hours before work to check the new eBay auctions from other time zones

3) You are noticing your English actually improving just by reading & writing in the Tamiyaclub forums

4) You have to figure out on a regular basis how to store those extra cars you just bought

5) eBay actually listens to your complains for being a important customer

6) Paypal regards you as a business partner

7) Friends & family are employed to search those old kits for you everywhere

8) You try to find any excuse to buy another car

9) You dont need to find a excuse anymore to buy another car

10) You have a race track in your garden and/or house

11) Your custom licence plate refers to Tamiya

12) Your known in the hood as the guy/girl with the toy cars

13) Your on first name basis with the post delivery guy

14) When reading this list, you can at least see one Tamiya car from your collection or some parts of it

15) Paint stripping is not a must do job, it is a art!

16) Your LHS employees refers to you as that guy

17) Your MSN picture has a something to do with Tamiya

18) You never have to ID yourself anymore at the post office

19) You using a database to keep track on the spare parts you have in stock

20) At THIS moment you can see at least one Tamiya car or spare part

21) You don't count overtime in Euro's but in "another extra kit to buy"

22) You can at least name 20 cars and there kit numbers out of the top of your head

23) The post guy does not bother to knock on the door anymore, he just walks in

List made a while back :)

Stefan

I am pretty much all of them. The post man dosn't even bother to knock on the door anymore as i am always waiting for him. At this moment i can see 4 cars. I use any excuse including "Dad this guy has a sand scorcher and has listed it under old toy and it is 20 pounds" in actual fact the seller knows exactly what it is and it is 200 pounds not 20 pounds. I can name over 30 cars out of the top of my head.My msn piccy is a porsche 959. I have marked a track on the floor in the living room.

I have to rearrannge my cars every week as i am never happy with the way they are layed out. Almost everyone in the post office knows me or my parents.

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Guilty on several counts:

  • Yes I have set my alarm for 4am local time for an auction :blink: (and won it !!)
  • My postie's names are Carl & Neil. :)
  • I never need an excuse to buy another car, but I do need one ready for the missus when it arrives.
  • Hmmmm, a database for spare parts.........now THERE's an idea !!! :)
  • Several recent acquisitions have been spotted by others for me.
  • Yes my MB is on the desk beside me.

It's all downhill from here :P

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