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#1 slusher

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:10 PM

l have over a hundred kits and still need kits for parts and planned builds. How many make a good supply and stash??

#2 Mercman

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

How many can you hide from the wife? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

At one time I had 3,500, and still kept on buying.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

It all depends on how much space you have available.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

Enough.

More than enough is too many.

Not enough is too few.

Enough is just right.


But remember ~ ~ My enough may not be enough for you.

Your enough may not be enough for me.

Or, my enough may be more than enough for you.

And, my enough may not be near enough for you.

But's that's enough of trying to figure it out.

So, enough!


B)

Edited by Danno, 23 July 2012 - 04:56 PM.


#5 Pete J.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

A good stash in big enough so that you complete the last one, you drop dead in your modeling chair. Any less is not enough and any more is a waste.

:D :D :D

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:54 PM

Enough.

More than enough is too many.

Not enough is too few.

Enough is just right.


But remember ~ ~ My enough may not be enough for you.

Your enough may not be enough for me.

Or, my enough may be more than enough for you.

And, my enough may not be near enough for you.

But's that's enough of trying to figure it out.

So, enough!


B)

A good stash in big enough so that you complete the last one, you drop dead in your modeling chair. Any less is not enough and any more is a waste.

:D :D :D


Yeah...what they said.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

Enough.

More than enough is too many.

Not enough is too few.

Enough is just right.


But remember ~ ~ My enough may not be enough for you.

Your enough may not be enough for me.

Or, my enough may be more than enough for you.

And, my enough may not be near enough for you.

But's that's enough of trying to figure it out.

So, enough!


B)


Ohh that gave me headache :lol: :P

I dont have a stash, I cant seem to grow one very well, ohh wait wrong stash we are talking about :lol: , I dont have one of those either :( , I think I have 15 maybe 20 unbuilt kits right now

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

I have probably 45-50 unbuilt right now. Can't seem to get ANY building done right now, but I STILL keep buying.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

I have about 20 unbuilt i reckon. But i'm trying to grow it now so i don't run out during the winter. I know i'll be building more so i can't do as much outside activities.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:59 PM

I have 18 unbuilt kits, soon to be 17, I need to start another for August's club theme
Here is what mine looks like, minus one that I pulled out to start working on, the viper kit was a kit bash , so only the body and few other things are in the box
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Edited by martinfan5, 23 July 2012 - 07:11 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

I have 18 unbuilt kits, soon to be 17, I need to start another for August's club theme
Here is what mine looks like, minus one that I pulled out to start working on, the viper kit was a kit bash , so only the body and few other things are in the box
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I want that Hummer. Hard to track down.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

Your always going to have those impulse buys when you have a coupon, or clearance kits. When you have to pay shipping then thats a diffent story. kits are a better investment then other things...

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

Your always going to have those impulse buys when you have a coupon, or clearance kits. When you have to pay shipping then thats a diffent story. kits are a better investment then other things...


I beg do differ. 90% of my stash came from Ebay. I have a weakness for OOP kits.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

I beg do differ. 90% of my stash came from Ebay. I have a weakness for OOP kits.


I think for me its 98% comes from ebay

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

I think for me its 98% comes from ebay


I was just guesstimating. I just did a quick count of my kits. Out of the 77, only 5 were bought at an actual store, the rest came from Ebay.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

I have 20 i just counted from my todo list but it doesn't count my Nascar projects so prolly add five to that

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

Out of all the kits I have, the three NASCAR kits, the two hummer kits, and the 70 ford police car were bought here in town at one of the swap meets. So I guess 98% is a little high, but I only buy local at one of the swap meets which happens three times a year

Add one more kit, I have a kit of the Titanic

Edited by martinfan5, 23 July 2012 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

2 203?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:10 AM

I'm at 128 unbuilt kits and I think it's too much. I've promised myself that I won't buy any more kits until I reduce the present inventory by building them.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:22 AM

Glad this topic was started , I seem to have issues lately more then normal :) I have been back in this hobby less then a
year after 25 + years away from it . And already have 30 + unbuilt kits . I have never collected anything
in my life till now . So let's see 30 kits average 20 bucks , 600 bucks of kits sitting , goes against every rule of finance
in my book . That being said I have decided to do as Jim already said , no more till I build some of what I own . Before anyone
wants to give me a flogging for this ( each to there own ! ) Just because I can afford it doesn't make it good financial sense .

Now to the question Slusher asked . It can't be answered , people buy kits for different reasons ,
some for projects they will build , some for the kit they always wanted . And some just because
they can . Can't see any formula to figure this out .






edited because of typos !

Edited by heatride, 24 July 2012 - 04:29 AM.