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Dr. Cranky

Member Since 13 Jul 2006
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In Topic: 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD

Today, 03:02 AM

Oh my and the TZH caravan keeps growing and growing.  Impressive builds.


In Topic: How much should model kits cost?

10 August 2014 - 05:06 PM

LOL, my parents were factory workers their entire lives.  I still feel ashamed that I harangued my father into buying me a train set one fine Sunday when I was twelve because I saw it at the store and wanted one.  All these years that moment still haunts me.


In Topic: How much should model kits cost?

10 August 2014 - 12:22 PM

Harry, I didn't have an allowance, but I remember finding money under the couch cushions and saving it up to go buy kits at Thrifty's.  Once the bug hit me, I was a regular buyer of kits.  I had the split my money though between my two passions at the time:  kits and comic books.


In Topic: How much should model kits cost?

10 August 2014 - 09:38 AM

LOL


In Topic: How much should model kits cost?

10 August 2014 - 07:45 AM

I think it is healthy for this conversation to continue among all the parties involved, but long ago I settled the issue for myself by believing that I am willing to pay whatever I need to pay to continue to feed my own styrene addiction.  It's the cost of staying active in the hobby.  That simple.  Having said that I've also stopped buying kits that I know I will never build.  I have over 400 kits in my current collection and most of those I use simply to rob parts from.  When a new kit comes out I normally evaluated on a NEED-TO-HAVE-NOW-OR-NEVER basis.  Some of it is quite compulsive on my part.  But we all establish our own reasons for our wants and needs.

 

Besides, buying styrene is still cheaper that some of the other hobbies and or habits (good or bad).