Author Topic: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY  (Read 1359 times)

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
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SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« on: November 30, 2019, 01:07:02 PM »
Hi all,
Iíll be honest. Iíve been dealing with mental health issues including a hospital stay after misusing medication, and have developed nasty social anxiety (right now Iím waiting for my wife to advise she and her friend are ready to be picked up from the wedding I left due to a panic attack) and the only thing thatís been helping is styrene. Being at The Bench has made me the happiest Iíve been in months and is wonderful therapy. However this means Iíve been paring down my stash at a rate Iíve not experienced since my first days on this site. However, I was recently made redundant from my job due to a downsizing and both wife and I have been applying for work left right and centre without luck - government support is helping but things are not good. Weíve sold furniture, clothes, as much as we can to get a bit extra for bills and food. I canít spare even $5 for a bottle of flat black paint or cement.

I know this will come across as greedy, maybe even demanding, and I feel shame even submitting this post, but Iíd like to ask for specific kits (yes, this beggar is a little choosy) that you may not get around to and are happy to send to someone whoís trying to cope the best he can and canít pay in anything but gratitude.

1/72
Amodel Pitts S.2A
Amodel Sukhoi Su-26M
Hasegawa RAAF F-111C or F-111C/G
High Planes Models CAC CA-27 Avon Sabre
Hasegawa or Tamiya A6M3 Type 22 Zero
Grumman HU-16 Albatross
AZ Model OH-6A Cayuse
Supermarine Walrus
Matchbox Meteor
T-6/SNJ/Harvard (not Hawk/Testors or Hobby Boss please)
new-tool Airfix Spitfire Mk.I/IIa
Airfix Short Sunderland
Matchbox/Revell Wessex HU.5
Revell Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Italeri/Tamiya OH-6A Cayuse
Italeri/Tamiya AH-6 Night Fox

1/48
MikroMir Lavochkin La-9
ERTL/ESCI/Italeri Bell JetRanger
Fujimi Bell OH-58A Kiowa or Bell JetRanger
Tamiya Hughes 500/OH-6a

1/144 and misc
A-4 Skyhawks
Platz T-6 Texans
Convair CV-440, CV-580
1/100 Bell UH-1H Huey
1/100 Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk
Tamiya 1/35 M5A1 Stuart

This is a ridiculous thing to do. I know IĎM not as active on the board as I used to be but since it was founded BtS has been a welcome home of my models online and Iíve enjoyed being part of the community. Times are hard and this silly hobby of ours is the only thing thatís helping me through. God knows why Iím crying while I type this.

If you can help me Iíll be incredibly grateful. If the mods or anyone else thinks this is way out of line please PM me and remove the topic.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2020, 09:31:31 AM by KiwiZac »
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 10:16:27 AM »
Update
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline kerick

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Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 12:45:18 PM »
I thought I replied to this earlier but I was using my phone and it seems it didnít go through.
I wish I could help but I donít have anything on your list in my stash. Do you have any second choices?
Iíve been in similar situations myself. It can get better. I donít know the health care system in NZ but is there any chance of seeing a dr? The right medication can be very helpful.

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 02:24:51 PM »
You did, but somewhere else  ;)

My doctor has been very generous with discounted or free appointments and our pharmacy is currently offering free prescriptions, so that has been a big help! Our systemís pretty good but Iím unclear on much of it...I have an appointment this week with a social worker so Iíll prepare some questions.

Iíll be honest, I didnít want to go crazy with my wishlist but I have gone back and added some things
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline kerick

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Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 12:27:00 AM »
Sounds like using a guide to get you through the system is a great idea. Our Veterans Administration is like that. Not even the people who work there know the whole system.

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 01:01:54 PM »
I get the feeling (which others who have more experience share) that unless you ask, you aren't told what's available to help. I received a random email recently advising - apropos of nothing - that may be eligible for extra temporary assistance. As advised I called them, the lady placed me on hold a moment, and after making calculations (without asking anything at all about bills etc) came up with an arbitrary number! Appreciated, but very very odd how they arrive at such things.
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 02:19:08 PM »
Iíve amended the list :)
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2019, 03:07:37 AM »
Thanks to the kind souls who have been in touch  :-* Iíll amend the list to remove offered kits and avoid undeserved double-ups
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2019, 02:17:45 PM »
Amended again :-)
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2019, 04:12:11 AM »
With innumerable thanks and a lot of gratitude to kind forumites, I've amended the list.

Thank you again to those who have helped me out. I can't put into words how much your kindness has boosted me mentally, and The Bench has truly become my happy place. My wife has mentioned several times how pleased she is to see how joyous I am  :-* :-*
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline kerick

  • Responsible for all surrendered booty....Arrrr!!!!
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2019, 07:40:20 AM »
Sometimes itís little things that can get you through a tough time. Glad itís helping!

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2019, 02:25:19 PM »
Sometimes itís little things that can get you through a tough time. Glad itís helping!
Very much so :) It fills my days and keeps my mind on a happy level  :smiley:
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2019, 04:04:41 PM »
List updated  :-* Happy New Year!
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2020, 07:38:05 AM »
List amended thanks to a mystery generous person!  :-[ :-*
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2020, 11:23:16 AM »
Hi team,
Iíve had a lot of supportive messages and very kind, welcomed and very generous packages over the last two months and Iím feeling increasingly guilty having this thread running.

Thank you to everyone, Iím excited to post all the builds in the coming weeks and months  :smiley:
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand