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pbeccas (Paul)

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Other hobbies?
« on: June 22, 2020, 09:29:40 AM »
Just wondering if anyone has any other hobbies other than miniatures and wargaming? 

I collect 1/30 (60mm) soldiers.  King and Country are my favourites.
I occasionally glue my eyelids to my fingers building model warships.
Thinking about building an n scale model railway.  8ft x 3ft, so not very big.

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Paul

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 09:36:30 AM »
Bowls, boardgames and listening to music ( mainly American west coast rock from the 60s and 70s, British rock from the same era and the Grateful Dead).
Also watching/listening to football and cricket.
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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 11:07:08 AM »
Freemasonry,  music. Reading. 

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 12:28:12 PM »
Reading and the occasional dabble in model railways (mostly rescuing and renovating old stuff off ebay).

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2020, 01:54:08 PM »
Prob a few too many with others now come & gone.

Reading, CNC things, cyclekarting

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2020, 03:16:21 PM »
Wood working, DIY model railways and volunteering (coach restoration) at the local heritage railway.

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2020, 03:40:04 PM »
Tabletop roleplaying, running two separate Warhammer Fantasy 4th Ed campaigns right now.
Amateur photography, mainly wildlife such as birds in my garden during lockdown.
Occasionally a board game or two.

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2020, 07:31:18 PM »
Rugby - although not playing anymore - too many aches and pains from the injuries.
Reading military history and visiting battlefields
Nature - mostly the wildlife in my garden

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2020, 10:04:26 PM »
Interesting question Paul.

We have sheep and chickens.  So for the sheep I have to make the  hay and look after the lambs when they are borne in March / April.
We have a large garden that can provide most of our fruit and vegetables.
In our hamlet we have several elderly neighbours so we cut their grass.  We also help to cut their and our hedges.
I have the wood to cut and split each winter as our heating and cooker are wood fired. Usually need about 8 stere.
So I do not know where you would call these hobbies or not.

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2020, 10:39:24 PM »
I played golf for my county as a young man.

I now play a bit of tennis.

I also play the guitar and ukellele.

But mainly I am taxi for Ava' s burgeoning tennis career 🤣

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2020, 09:06:42 AM »
Sounds like members are leading full and busy lives.
Don't forget the pastimes of "lining up your armies for review" and "moving the figures from one box to a better box". Keeps me busy for hours. :-[


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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2020, 09:41:48 AM »
Sounds like members are leading full and busy lives.
Don't forget the pastimes of "lining up your armies for review" and "moving the figures from one box to a better box". Keeps me busy for hours. :-[


martin

Also the occasional dust / shower, and painting medals on those troops that have performed well, while decimating units of poor performers?

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2020, 11:29:17 AM »
Sounds like members are leading full and busy lives.
Don't forget the pastimes of "lining up your armies for review" and "moving the figures from one box to a better box". Keeps me busy for hours. :-[


martin

and my personal favourite - rebasing figures for new rules systems!

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2020, 12:39:12 PM »
Apart from wargaming, my hobbies are chiefly walking, reading, listening to music and watching films. I usually try and take in an historical site or two when I am walking. Planning some walks in the Netherlands using You Tube videos posted by Dutch hiker Wilco de Jonge, who does his commentaries in English.

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Re: Other hobbies?
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2020, 06:20:35 PM »
Railway modelling (mostly building everything rather than out of boxes)
A bit of sketching and watercolours
Boardgames
Reading lots of history
I still try to keep up with developments in materials science (people say "what were you before you retired?"  and I reply "well, I'm still a scientist, I didn't have to give my PhD back when I stopped working) but I'm not sure that's a hobby.
I'm also involved in a clinical research programme but that's trying to find a positive out of a chronic health condition.

Brian