Inevitably, we have to consider shopping for the children. This is actually quite an easy task, given that come every December 26th they usually start telling us what they want next Christmas. Its always nice to have a notice a year in advance....
Not unlike my children, I have always fancied myself terribly simple to shop for. I have few interests, and am not extremely picky. Really, anything model related will probably pacify me. That said, it isn't often I actually get a model kit as a gift by surprise. Most Christmases, I will get a wad of cash to spend in the hobby shop as I see fit. It would seem, though our hobby is simple enough, most outsiders haven't the foggiest idea what makes a good gift, therefore, they defer the decision making process to me. Honestly, I'm okay with this because it keeps my stash at a manageable level of interest, and it gives me the means to buy things that are not kits. Lets face it, if some one is giving me a hobby related gift, nine times out of ten...its a kit and not, say, paint.
I haven't actually thought about what I wanted for Christmas in a very long time. With a wife and three kids, it just isn't that important to me. I tend to not think about these things until I'm in the hobby shop with the money some one gave to me. So, this should be a fun assignment. Lets see what I come up with here, and compare it to what I actually get come December 25th. Without further ado, here are the top four things I want for Christmas...
We'll start from the bottom.
Part of what makes the holiday awesome is that it means I get to go to the local hobby shop. I use the term "local" loosely, however, as it is a good 40 to 45 minute drive from my house. In the course of a year, I will probably make it there only two or three times and so I use the occasion to stock up on Tamiya Acrylics and Vallejo.
How likely am I to get this? As I already said, Extremely.
3. Photo Booth
How likely am I to get this? Possibly.
How likely am I to get this? Depends. I have a deal with the wife that no new kits can enter the stash until I've depleted it. Hopefully the Christmas spirit will change her mind...
1. F-16A ADF
How likely am I to get this? Possible, considering it represents the unit I work for.
This is the list as of December 3rd. It is probably not static, as my tastes and wishes are as fluid as the ocean tides, but time will tell. I am interested to see what plays out on or after the 25th, but convincing the wife of a new kit or two is another battle I am not likely going to win. Though, sometimes wishes do come true, right?
Thanks for reading!