Wow everybody, thanks for all the posts! It is really incredible how many kits some of you have. I could only wish I had all of those...but realistically I'd probably build not even a 1/10th of them! I have a hard time finding the time and ambition to build what kits I have now!
Pictures of your kit collections (waiting to be built)
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:09 PM
I would take photos of my stash and post them,but then my wife would have evidence of how many kits I actually do have. Can't have that!
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:38 PM
I can't speak for others but I have multiples of the same kit (especially drag and Nascar) because there are so many folks creating decals for other cars that can be built from that same kit. Plus, when something new, or reissued, comes out, and it's desireable you've got to pick up at least one before they run their course and you miss out. If you do this enough times then you eventually find that you have enough unbuilt models to last at least three lifetimes. Because of this I have actually found that over the past couple of years I have sold off some of my stash that were at the bottom of the "to be built" list.
So with that being said, here's my stockpile.
And all the racks shown in these pictures are all two deep so there is almost twice as much as what you can see.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:25 PM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:50 PM
Why so many Kits? I've bought every kit with the intention of building it.. some of the older kits were very simplified such as the Johan 63 Dodge Polara, I purchased a Lindbergh Color me Gone 64 Dodge to use under the 63, But I also wanted to build a Color Me Gone 64 Dodge,so now I need at least two kits. Same with Polar Lights, or Revell Funny cars, take one of these kits and any resin Funny Car body, some aftermarket decals and you can replicate any number of early funny cars.
I have also passed on kits earlier in my life only to later purchase them at collector prices, and thena couple years later, they reissue the kit and I've got a ton of money tied up in a kit, If I have any interest I try to buy it just in case, if later I decide I'm not going to build it I sell or trade it for something else.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:29 PM
I have over 400 unbuilt kits in my stash. Some were bought to build, some were bought as trans kits, some were bought for parts.
I like having several of the same kit because you may see an orange Fairlane you would like to build while researching the blue Fairlane you're currently building.
Sometimes I'll look though a Hot Rod magazine, I see a picture of a car I'd like to build, but I already have one built. Well since I had two in my stash, I get to build one like the one I've just seen.
I have 4 '70 Mustangs that I've built, along with 4 '64 Fairlanes, etc.
Just my two cents.
Roy the Ford guy
Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:07 PM
Why i have so many is, i love to build vans and trucks and unusual cars, so i buy them or trade for them, but my problem is people come up to me all the time wanting to sell me built models, so i buy them to help them out, but alot of times i start rebuilding the builts thats what i been getting into. Right now i know someone waiting to sell me around 60 built up models but i already have over 200 builts in boxes. But like my wife says sooner or later i will buy the guys builts to help him out. And another reason i love models and meeting people at shows and on forums.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:48 AM
I do have a mess of stuff and was running out of room to store it all. So I bought a bigger house!
I have things I swear I never saw before. I'll see a decent rebuilder for sale and buy it, only to discover I already have two. Eventually I'll build something from the best one and sell the others.
When I get the time, I am going to build shelves in my storage room for them all and organize what I've got. Then I'll cull out some of the stuff I don't have an interest in, duplicates etc and sell them. I'll then use that money to fill in the gaps in my collection.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:22 AM
My space right now is rather long and narrow so its difficult to see everything...
All told I have about 420 kits or so. I usually buy multiplies of kits that have several building options. So, I have 2 68 Chargers, 2 69 Darts, 2 70 Mustangs, 2 57 Black Widows, etc. I have one each of the various versions of the 69 Nova as well. I have every intention of building every one of those kits, it just might take me a while. The open/upside down boxes in the third picture are projects currently on the go, but with most of these kits you can grab any one of them off the shelf and chances are there's something started in there; some more than others. I have what I guess you could call modeler's ADD: I start one kit and then get an idea for something else so I start that one too and on and on...
Edited by kataranga, 15 December 2012 - 06:24 AM.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:53 AM
i do have a question , why do people buy that many boxes just to put on shelfs ?
dotn get me wrong i think it looks freaking cool and i would love to go through those collections and see whats in them ..
already see coolness in the pics ..
but in a way i dont really get it ..
i mean you guys are never going to build all the kits in this life time , some people have multiple kist (the same) and i understand some are rare and might become real valuable ..
atm i have 4 kits in stock myself and those are already burning on the shelf ... ooh i want to start them so bad
my way is more like i want to build one kit at a time and i would def. like to make a collection of boxes , just i would want to have boxes in stock i want to build and wil build in a certain time frame ..
so anybody wish to explain the idea / feeling / drive behind the hudge collections ? like is that a hobby on its own , just the collecting of kits ?
and again dont get me wrong i think its awsome to see such extensive kit collections > love it
I always love to hear the questions of why do you have to buy so many or why so many of the same kit. My theory is that, if you like it, you better get it now or your going to regret it later!!!!!!! I just pulled a Mercury Cyclone stock car kit off the shelf that I bought two of when they first came out and started working on it. I paid 19.99 for those kits when they were available, now they're going for 65.00!!!!! I have hundreds and hundreds of kits and yes, I'll never be able to build them all but it sure is nice to be able to have any kit that I do want to build, right at my finger tips!!!!!!!
Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:58 PM
This is my stash, sans the other un-started Nascar kits.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:42 AM
Edited by ChrisR, 16 December 2012 - 12:47 AM.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:41 AM
wow .. 2232!! .. and some real oldies there, Chris.
I just have kits that have lured me to build for one reason or another. Not one still has the shrink wrap on. And many have a part or two pirated.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:00 AM
More than some, certainly less than others.
Edited by Dragline, 16 December 2012 - 10:02 AM.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:10 AM
I have many old ones of my dads problem is finding parts they need to be able to build/restore them....think there is about 75 of them still to build/restore. I might have around 30 of my own to build or re-build.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:10 PM
Here is mine, yes I know its so small compared to everyone else's , but I am builder and not a hoarder, err collector , this is the stash minus four that are on the bench
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:24 PM
My stash is relatively small compared to most of yours. This is just the shelf in my closet. I have about 10 stacked up under my desk, and a few more in the mail on their way to me.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:42 PM
Pictures are from October, I added quite a few since then.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:41 PM
Some of mine - 2 232 in total.
That's a very nice collection of model kits Chris!
I definitely have a ways to catch up! LOL!
Here's a few of mine!
Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:23 PM
Why did you do this topic? I cannot turn around in my basement. Over 2000 of them.
And this is the tip of the iceberg.