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#61 Draggon

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

Seeing Ron's Hoard makes me look like a wimp.... :(

 

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#62 martinfan5

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

I would post more pics of my stash, but I keep them all stored at hobby shops around the world :lol: :lol:


Edited by martinfan5, 17 December 2012 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

let me guess you cant get them out of storage till you pay the bill upon pick up.... HEHEHEHE

Yeah, how did you guess :lol:



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:54 AM

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plus whats not photoed and new additions nearing 500 kits 



#65 2000-cvpi

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Why did you do this topic?  I cannot turn around in my basement. Over 2000 of them.
 
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And this is the tip of the iceberg.

Do you need an adoptive son? That's my dream collection, good job getting that many rare kits.

#66 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

^Man, I'm so jealous that you have a 1/8 IROC-Z Camaro...

I had it since the car was new. My Sister in law had a blue one. I had a Z28(Company Car), that I was thinking about replicating. I may build it one day, when I make room to display it. I have a Black ''83 built-tp, that I may refurbish. I looked at it 2 months ago, and it is not in terrible shape. Just a little dusty, and needing a few parts put back on it, as it has been in the box for 20 years. If I can get it to look good.



#67 Johnag4004

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

How many more of these "mines bigger than yours" types of threads are there going to be...Bored2.jpg



#68 peekay

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

How many more of these "mines bigger than yours" types of threads are there going to be...Bored2.jpg

Hopefully many...



#69 Nick Winter

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

How many more of these "mines bigger than yours" types of threads are there going to be...Bored2.jpg

No body's holding a gun to your head and forcing you to look. :rolleyes:



#70 XJ6

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

How many more of these "mines bigger than yours" types of threads are there going to be...Bored2.jpg

What !!! This is " Model Car Magazine".... #1....it is all about.....Well Model Cars....Sorry you are bored....perhaps you should find another Hobby...



#71 martinfan5

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

No body's holding a gun to your head and forcing you to look. :rolleyes:

 

 

What !!! This is " Model Car Magazine".... #1....it is all about.....Well Model Cars....Sorry you are bored....perhaps you should find another Hobby...

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#72 Hippie Dude

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

How many more of these "mines bigger than yours" types of threads are there going to be...Bored2.jpg


I hope there is heaps more to come man If this is so boring WHAT the hell are you doing on a car models forum man. Keep'em coming dudes I'm loving this and finding it very helpful man :) I had no idea some of these kits were even made man woohoo

#73 GeeBee

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

Here's my little lot ...

 

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#74 martinfan5

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

Geoff, I dont think thats really little, but its still a nice stash



#75 gray07

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

as you can see from my pictures i have alot of kits But the kit i want so bad, i guess you could call it my holy grail kit is the 1/8 iroc, i want one so bad, i bought a brand new iroc and i loved that car.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

^ Agreed!


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Took these picture well over 5 years ago. At the time i had 1500 unbuilt kits it swelled to over 2300. I have been selling them off the last 3 years and is back down to a lttle over 1500 again. StashWholewall2-vi.jpgStashNo22-vi.jpg Just a couple pics as i have a shelf all around the top of the room with models 2 deep and 6 of the largests plastic tubs full as well

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

MANY MANY nice collection/stashes here. I think I'll go dry my shirt off now...I drooled a bit ! ;)



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

I've got cases of the Lindberg 64 330 Dodge sedan and 64 Pymouth Belvedere hardtop..Just can't get enough..Anyone want to buy a slant 6?

 

I'll buy multiples of what is my main interests ( old drag cars mainly)  I get what I can , when I can, while I can. Theres been WAAAAAAY to many times in the past I'll pass on something only to find out later it's been dis-continued . And I have to find it in the secondary market at a considerable costs markup.( and I'm a tightwad by nature )

 

as an example I have nearly 3 dozen lindberg 1964 Dodge and Plymouth kits. And probably close to 18-20  or so Polar Lights Charger / Barracuda / Mustang Funnycars ( multiples of each one make/model)



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:15 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 see where Richard is coming from at 1 time I would buy a kit , build it and refrain which was hard from buying another kit before I was done with the current project.

Then I got the collecting bug and collected model kits until I had over 5000 of them, and one day when i had no more space to store them, and after two moves got tired of paying to have them carefully moved, came to the realization that in five lifetimes I would never be able to build them all, starting selling them off and using the money for model supplies and paying bills.

Now, I regret a lot of the hard to find kits being sold, but I do get why I sold them. I am currently down to about 100 and still trying to sell of the unbuilt kits because what i find my self doing is when i feel burnout on my current project (The Aztec Warrior, or any of the other 30 started, ill go look in the stash to start another one just to burn out on that one, and let it sit in the box) and then you get the point ill just keep adding to the unbuilt pile that I have some never touched in over 12 years. Which isn't unhealthy I just like to finish a model that I have started, but never seem to be able to, the last one completed over a two year process was my hell train build, it was very complicated and took a lot for me to stay on track to finish it, I am trying that with my most fresh and current build the Aztec Warrior but Im finding myself getting off track already.

 

Its a viscous cycle, and there is the building part of the hobby and the collecting end of the hobby as well which are both very good and healthy, but for me I am trying to get all the current projects finished then go back to the process of after the current build being done, go out and buy another new kit and start on that.

 

I say that now but keep going thru the remaining models to see what I want to keep, what I want to build, and not part with, like I said earlier I regret a lot of the hard to find kits I have sold in the last few years but keep telling my self that this is the best way to go.

 

So for me its a struggle, I loved having a garage full (couldn't fit any cars in it) of kits, was like having my own private hobby shop but for me was very difficult to manage, for others would be heaven.

 

Its one of those things that it depends on the person, having multiple kits for me for a current build means if i lose a part Ill have another one so i dont have to scratch build it or go out and find that Kit, Like the aztec warrior I bought three kits of the same 1950 ford pickup that way I have extra parts, like the doors i cut them out and if i did not like the result have another cab, and so on and so forth. its just up to that individual having cartons of the same exact kit. Some kits build up effortlessly and that is another reason. so you see if you want the stash of 5000 go for it, if buidling 1 then going out and buying the next one for your current project works, go with that as well.

 

That is what makes this hobby so unique and so fun, you do with it what you want to...