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Whine coming from.... My wife everytime I buy a RC Tank?

Old 04-19-2014, 08:46 PM
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Default Whine coming from.... My wife everytime I buy a RC Tank?

Any ideas on how to make it stop?

Signed, desperate RC tankers worldwide.

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Old 04-19-2014, 09:23 PM
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In World Of Tanks, you use gold to buy additional garage slots for tanks. I think gold works for the wife as well.
Old 04-20-2014, 02:53 AM
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It's all about the timing.

HLs are easier to sneak in because they're small. It's the mammoth Tamiya shipping boxes with the beautiful eye-catching logo that takes some careful choreography. It helps to enlist the kids too: "Alright, UPS just left, here's the play: one of you go to the back of the house and knock something over, the other wait at the top of the stairs for the hand off, run it to the shop, put under the bench...and don't open it!. On two, break!"

Tamiya should send them in a plain package marked 'assorted bits of wood, nothing to see here'.

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Old 04-20-2014, 03:37 AM
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she needs a hobby.... My wife makes jewerly and I support her obsessively!!!
Old 04-20-2014, 03:41 AM
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A divorce worked for me ..... LOL
Old 04-20-2014, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by billinmillstonenj View Post
she needs a hobby....
I've been trying this for 20 years now. My wife's always on the go doing something, but has not discernable hobby to speak of. Nothing that I can support or contibute to in terms of gifts, etc. The only thing near to a hobby that interests her is gardening, but that sucks all of us in...Instead of running off battling tanks, shooting airsoft at, or crashing planes into each other, we end up doing yard work.
Old 04-20-2014, 04:51 AM
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It's a trade off in my house. I get something, she gets something. Plain and simple. Keep momma happy and everybody is happy.
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Originally Posted by thecommander View Post
Any ideas on how to make it stop?

With as many tanks you have Bob I would think you're used to it!





Jeff
Old 04-20-2014, 06:09 AM
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It's a very simple decision. When you're sitting in that porch swing, gray haired (if you have any hair left by then) watching the sun go down, do you want to be sitting next to that tank or to that little woman that gave her life to you, nurtured you, did your laundry, fed you, and most of all loved you with all your hobby quirks?

Believe me after 34 years with the same woman, the hobby is meaningless in comparison to the woman that loves me for who I am.

I'd give up the hobby for her in a New York minute if that was the decision at hand.
Old 04-20-2014, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by pmerritt View Post
It's a very simple decision. When you're sitting in that porch swing, gray haired (if you have any hair left by then) watching the sun go down, do you want to be sitting next to that tank or to that little woman that gave her life to you, nurtured you, did your laundry, fed you, and most of all loved you with all your hobby quirks?
Believe me after 34 years with the same woman, the hobby is meaningless in comparison to the woman that loves me for who I am.
I'd give up the hobby for her in a New York minute if that was the decision at hand.
That's love I agree and feel like that. I'm 36 and still in love and she is more important that my 50 years in the hobby.
Old 04-20-2014, 06:49 AM
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I am lucky not married anymore just me and me dog, RC tanks, cars and lots of plastic models If you can get your wife involved

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Old 04-20-2014, 07:30 AM
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Typically the whining can be stopped with some quality time.

I have been married for 29 years, and still to this day there are times I have to spend some effort to quiet the whine. It has nothing to do with money and everything to do with time.
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My second and present wife have been married (and as strong as ever) for 33 years. It's a give and take as she loves multimedia gadgets (I-Pods, E-Books, etc., etc.) and I have my hobby. We both know the money story so we both are responsible to what extent we can take it to.

Of course I probably get by with more due to my 23 year chronic disease I've been dealing with... and so has she. It's been awhile since I have been able to BUY an RC tank but I have 4 Tamiyas in the closet to build yet. The last 1/16 tank I bought was last year and it was the SU-100.

Last year was a spending spree as I sold some stocks and bought 2 HL Panthers, 2 HL Shermans and the HL Chinese tank. And paid some bills too.





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Old 04-20-2014, 09:11 AM
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every dollar in RC tanks my wife gets a dollar for her things, it has to be fair on both sides
Old 04-20-2014, 01:20 PM
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I have found that some small gifts from jtv. Does just fine.
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It has been 43 years since we tied the knot. I thought the whine came when the bearings went bad. I build tanks and boats and cut the grass, she gardens, and if she doesn't want it cut, she better put a fence or rocks around it.

Herman
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No Matter what our hobby is they are going to whine when they feel neglected. spend some time with her and if that doesn't work ask what you would you be doing it not enjoying a hobby. it could be worse.
Old 04-20-2014, 06:02 PM
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The day I bought a HL M41A3 5 years ago ,she was with me assisting me of buying it and also called it "Bulldog". ...We spent times together playing the Bulldog in a park and I let her play it herself many times.
Now I am planing to buy some more HLs there is no any Whine.....
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Next time she runs out to buy a pair of shoes, go with her and whine, the entire time, every time.
Old 04-21-2014, 05:23 AM
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A cheap receipt always works wonders too If you need one for our tanks I'll see what I can do for you guys, you would be surprised how much that matters at some of the shows I go to lol. I'm lucky, I've been with mine for 7 years now and she is just as big of a nerd as me if not more. I had her driving the 1/5th scale gas powered monster truck in the backyard this weekend. She asked me why I didn't have a gas powered tank....
Old 04-21-2014, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by thecommander View Post
Any ideas on how to make it stop?

Signed, desperate RC tankers worldwide.

As has been suggested, she needs to feel she's more important than the tanks. Putting down the tanks for a while (even though painful, I know) for quality tiime will tame the lion.

It's like preventative maintenance, gotta do it to prevent a total breakdown.
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Improper lubrication. First clean with alcohol, Pina coloda, then apply proper palm based oil warmed in a tropical sun. If whining continues, the unit can not be salvaged and the "ring" gear must be discarded.
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Get her a tank and paint her name on it see if she will play .
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Originally Posted by pmerritt View Post
It's a very simple decision. When you're sitting in that porch swing, gray haired (if you have any hair left by then) watching the sun go down, do you want to be sitting next to that tank or to that little woman that gave her life to you, nurtured you, did your laundry, fed you, and most of all loved you with all your hobby quirks?

Believe me after 34 years with the same woman, the hobby is meaningless in comparison to the woman that loves me for who I am.

I'd give up the hobby for her in a New York minute if that was the decision at hand.
Got it in one
Old 04-22-2014, 04:21 AM
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yes its givin and taking am now 27 years married she had her hobby's too ... so i have no throuble but its treu you have to spend time with your wife too ... sometimes we go together at the modelfairs ... sometimes together to her hobbyfairs that's how it is workinng for me

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