Author Topic: SEEKING KITS FOR THERAPY  (Read 246 times)

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
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.

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
Mosquitos (a B.IV and FB.VIs)
Academy P-40M/N (half a dozen would be a dream come true but even one would make me very happy)
A6M3 Type 22 Zero by Hasegawa or Tamiya
Pitts S-1 and/or S-2 ďPitts SpecialĒ
Vickers Vimy
Yak-52
Revell Boeing Stearman
Airfix Spitfire (new) Mk.I/II
Matchbox Horten IX
Lockheed 10 Electra
Harrier GR.3
DH.60 Moth/Gipsy Moth
Fokker Southern Cross
MiG-3
DH Sea Hornet F.20
Monogram Snap-Tite B-26 Marauder
Airfix DH.4
FROG etc Canberra B(I)8
Focke-Wulf Fw44
Douglas F4D Skyray
Blackburn Botha
Vickers Vildebeest/Vincent
Miles Master
Piper Cub
Supermarine Walrus
Airfix B-25C/D or Italeri Mitchell

1/48
A6M3 Type 22 Zero by Hasegawa or Tamiya
Pitts S-1 and/or S-2 ďPitts SpecialĒ
Unicraft Fletcher FU-24
Airfix Hawker Sea Fury, Spitfire XIV
Kitty Hawk UH-1D
Eduard Spitfire IXc
Mikro Mir Lavochkin La-9
Eduard Yak-3
Yak-11
Harvard/Texan/T-6/SNJ
Bell JetRanger
BT-13 Valiant
Curtiss P-36/Hawk 75
CAC Wirraway
Polikarpov I-16 (Eduard?)
MiG-15UTI
Supermarine Spiteful

1/144/box scale
Heller Nord Noratlas
Douglas C-117D/R4D-8 square-tailed DC-3
Ilyushin Il-14
Convair CV-440, CV-580
1/144 A-4 Skyhawks x6
Revell BAe146-100 STA
Revell ZeppelinNT

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: Today at 02:30:44 AM by KiwiZac »
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

Zac Yates

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

Zac Yates

Offline kerick

  • Responsible for all surrendered booty....Arrrr!!!!
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

Zac Yates

Offline kerick

  • Responsible for all surrendered booty....Arrrr!!!!
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

Zac Yates

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

Zac Yates

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

Zac Yates