Lack of sleep due to card modelling =)

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by gian7675, Aug 23, 2007.

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Lack of sleep

  1. I had it in the beginning but it's gone now

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  2. I still have sleepless nights now and then

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  3. Never had this sleepless thingy, I alway sleep like a log =)

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  1. gian7675

    gian7675 Member

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    Hi guys!

    Just wondering who among the card modellers here are experiencing many a sleepless nights due to cardmodelling?

    I'm currently having less and less sleep in the past few days because of my Shipyard La Belle Poule Build with it's flimsy folders that I improvised.

    I try to sleep but I wake up after 2-3 hours and I start thinking again about my card model as to what I can do to solve it's non-fitting parts. I try to sleep again but i wake up after 1-2 hours again.

    Maybe I better put my current card model outside my room. My current card model is currently sitting at my table ner my bed so that I can see it always :rolleyes:

    Any card modellers still/having/had this sleeping problem?

    Thanks!
  2. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    If card modelling keeps you awake at night how do you deal with problems at work ? Family issues ? etc....... You know, the things that some poor misguided fools might consider more important than a hobby ;)
  3. gian7675

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    Thanks God I don't have problems at work (knoks on wood), and I don't have a family of my own now so i don't have a problem with that either :mrgreen:

    Anyway, if I did have a problem at work...weirdly it solves itself immediately so I hope it never comes to the point that it will kepp me awake thinking about it :mrgreen:

    I work in a sensitive place with a lot of "eyes in the sky" watching over my every move so it never bothers me at all :mrgreen:

    I'm new at cardmodelling so mostly, it's the excitement of trying to solve the problem and finishing my cardmodel immediately that keeps me awake :p :wave:
  4. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    Ok - I'm jealous now sign1
  5. knife

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    Due to the collapse of my career by forces beyond my control, I have had several sleepless nights this last year. I find cardmodeling is a quiet late night activity that gets my mind off negative thoughts without disturbing the family. It gives me a chance to use the otherwise wasted hours to accomplish small achievable goals.
  6. Stev0

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    I have spent time where I should have been sleeping working on design ... not actual building. When I wasn't working I had problems sleeping and when I was not online I actually forced myself to card model the M41a Pulse Rifle in order to 'wind down'.

    To me the hobby is rather a peaceful activity. Currently I have been running full out so it's pretty much a given I don't have time to build.
  7. dansls1

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    I don't miss sleep when building - but I do use the 'down time' when I'm trying to fall asleep to build things in my head. Especially when I am not 100% sure of how a part of a model works or if I'm going to be trying a new technique to me in the next few steps of a model I think through it in my head - and have some great ideas in this 'clear' time right before I fall asleep.
    As far as building instead of sleeping - the first thing that happens when I get tired is my eyes start losing focus. I use this as my 'alarm' that it's getting too late and to stop - so I don't mess anything up from being tired.
  8. David H

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    Miss sleep, for any reason? You don't have young children do you...

    Next you'll be asking if anyone misses their beers! In both respects I am definitely a card modelling dilettante!

    I wonder if there is a forum dedicated to catching the Zs...?

    D
  9. sakrison

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    I miss sleep when I stay up too late working on card models. And I make sure my workbench always has room for a glass of beer or a snifter of single malt. It's a hobby, right? Make the most of it!
    --David
  10. milenio3

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    AUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMM

    Sorry... what was that?

    Oh... sleep... do I have to? If my better half goes to sleep, there's always the diner table to continue some building.
  11. knife

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    Sometimes I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep in.
  12. David H

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    Early morning modelling...now you are talking.

    I am definitely a morning person- perhaps it's the coffee!
    But today its bicycle maintenance...

    D
  13. MOS95B

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    My modelling skills are stillo novice enough that all I need is to compund my problems by fighting sleep at the same time. Not to mention the problems with The Missus when I'm "spending more time on those **** models than you do with me."

    I might lose sleep thinking about a tough part, or what's next on the build list, but I won't let myself play with sharp objects while half asleep...
  14. cgutzmer

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    my sleepless nights are from the kids, not the models ;)
    Chris
  15. Gregory Shoda

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    When I first started, I was very enthused. I'd work from after dinner until 1 am and sometimes 2 am and get up at 5:30 am to get ready for work. As time went by, I cut back on the amount of time I spent.

    So I know, gian7675, what you are talking about.
  16. Starbuzz

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    Very very well said...you spoke for me (regarding career too). I find cardmodelling to be very enjoyable in the night when the world sleeps. And I am the only one awake in the neighborhood in the middle of the night!

    I have severe sleep problems...I can sleep only for 5 hours...not more than that. So, cardmodelling keeps me occupied during those lonely hours.
  17. sergiotang95

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    Not many things keep me awake.
  18. sjsquirrel

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    Maybe sort of

    Sometimes I stay up too late working on a build or design project, but once I go to sleep it's pretty rare I wake up at all.

    On those odd occasions when I do wake up and have trouble falling back to sleep, I may sit at the computer and work on a development or re-paint of something for a bit until I feel tired again.

    Steve
  19. N. Charles Hann

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    i thought my lack of sleep was due to some psyclgical thing,but nooooo ,i have to see what there is on the computer and just finding zelot, i might as well sell the bed.
  20. AbysmalPea

    AbysmalPea Hey! You with the face!

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    I generally have a horrible sleeping pattern anyways. But now, instead of staying up late and playing video games, I stay up late and model. I figure that's a fairly decent alternative.