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#41 oldcars


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

I did have around 200 kits to be built and was pretty happy. Then last year we got our things out of storage in another state(they had been there since 1992). Every time we went to get them out something always came up to take the money(doctors,car repairs, etc., etc.)I now have over 500 kits and everytime I go to build one I have no idea where to start and end up building nothing. All my new additions are between 25 and 40 years old so I just look. I don't need to buy a kit for the rest of my life but that will likely never happen. Richard

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

I think I have 4.



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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:44 AM

I am a lucky man as I have two "man caves" to work out of. My "stash" is about 400-500 kits and over a 100 sheets of decals. Im a sucker for them. So many great cars to build and Slixx has a ton of them. Also have to many parts in too many box,s. Oh ya and have 5 model boxs of just engines of all types. I got it bad. Is there a cure? I dont know.....

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:47 AM

More than you can build in your lifetime, then you know you'll never run out.:D

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

When you figure you have 2 times more than you could ever finish before you kick the bucket, your getting close! :lol:

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:14 PM

I want them all them all then ill be happy.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

I think a good stash can start from 10 kits to 1000 plus besides does it really matter we are all model hoarders right?

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:41 PM

I've got about 150 unbuilt kits. Like everyone else I just keep buying new issues like the Revell '49 Merc, the '48 Ford, the Hudson, the '55 Chrysler... This year I bought a couple of resin kits at the NNL East. I know I'll never build them all in my lifetime but I've got the same styrene addiction we've all got. It's fun ain't it...???

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

I've got to many kits. Right now my collection is 183. I sold about 150 or so early last year when I counted all my unbuilt kits and had over 300. I cut my number in half, and have been adding back to it ever since. I changed my outlook from having too many to not enough. Now I am kinda hoarding all I can get because I wonder what this hobby will look like in thirty years with most of the demographic not buying kits due to the age of most modelers now may not be around by then. At least that's my current reason for buying more than I build.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:49 PM

I have 10 gets in my stash two works in progress. I think if you have the money and the space theres nothing wrong with having 100+ kits. this lets you be creative and make some custom creations that you couldnt have before.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

He who dies with the most toys wins. :lol:

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:47 AM

I have over 350 kits in my stash. 2 works in progress. 4-5 started and back in the box.
150 cans of assorted spray paints.(does it go bad?)
200+ little bottles of paints.
Close to 100 pieces of after-market stuff(read as wheel sets count as 1 piece).
Eight different airbrushes and one compressor.
One priceless jewelers saw,made in germany, that was given to me by my friend who is a jeweler.
$300-$400 worth of tools and other supplies.
All of this I have aquired over the past twenty or so years.
Value of replacement for home owners insurance $10K.(remember the stuff was cheaper 20 years ago,the $10K covers inflation)
Time that I have to actually build is about 2 hours per month right now.
My wife does not or will not complain because in her words"There's a lot of other bad stuff he could do with the money" and also I have something to show for it.I don't do drugs but "there's nothing like a good glue buzz early in the morning".LOL just kidding guys my workspace is well ventilated.

now for the addmitance. I am addicted to models and I am happy. thanks bigtim.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:10 AM

When you have so many kits that you forget you have a certain kit only to find that you just bought the third one........your half way there!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:48 PM