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#121 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

why do you have so many kits plastic wrapped?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#122 Pete J.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

For those who have been questioning insuring models, it is not really nessesary to have a separte policy.  They are automaticaly covered as personal property on any homeowner, renters or condo policy. 

 

What you do have to have is a current list and some photos of your stash so that you can prove that you owned 953 kits.  Valuation can be shown by ebay or some other auction site or current cost if the kit is still availble. You need a separate rider for such things as jewerly, guns, money, furs etc. because the above mentioned policies have specific restriction or limits in the policy.  There are no such restrictions on models.  I would guess that most insurance companies don't see a lot of claims for plastic kits. 

 

However there is one restriction and that applies to your built kits.  Unless you bought it from someone else and have a reciept you will only get the value of a replacement kit.  Insurance companies don't recognize your efforts unless you are a professional and they are inventory for sale.  Then there is a whole differant set of rules that apply to business inventories.  This also applies to your photos.  The companies only have to give you replacement film.

 

So, for the average hobbiest, just keep a list and some photos, but then that applies to just about everything in your house. 

 

Personally, every couple of years or so, I get the video camera out and shoot the whole house.  I open all the drawers, cabinetes and closets and shoot everything.  I then make a dvd and throw it in the safe depost box.  Takes a couple of hours but I had to use it once and it came in handy. 



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

Wow, I'm glad that the thread is such a hit! It's great to see so many collections and kits! Thank you to everyone who participated iñ showing off their stash...keep 'em coming!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

Here's my collection...even though a few of them are "traded" and need to get boxed up, that is what I have as of right now. I have a few others, but they are boxed and ready to ship to the new lucky owners. LoL

 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

Here are some pics of my stash. Some of the unbuilt ones.

 

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These are built waiting for paint, and accessories.Left hand side in the plastic shoe boxes.

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

For those who have been questioning insuring models, it is not really nessesary to have a separte policy.  They are automaticaly covered as personal property on any homeowner, renters or condo policy. 

 

What you do have to have is a current list and some photos of your stash so that you can prove that you owned 953 kits.  Valuation can be shown by ebay or some other auction site or current cost if the kit is still availble. You need a separate rider for such things as jewerly, guns, money, furs etc. because the above mentioned policies have specific restriction or limits in the policy.  There are no such restrictions on models.  I would guess that most insurance companies don't see a lot of claims for plastic kits. 

 

However there is one restriction and that applies to your built kits.  Unless you bought it from someone else and have a reciept you will only get the value of a replacement kit.  Insurance companies don't recognize your efforts unless you are a professional and they are inventory for sale.  Then there is a whole differant set of rules that apply to business inventories.  This also applies to your photos.  The companies only have to give you replacement film.

 

So, for the average hobbiest, just keep a list and some photos, but then that applies to just about everything in your house. 

 

Personally, every couple of years or so, I get the video camera out and shoot the whole house.  I open all the drawers, cabinetes and closets and shoot everything.  I then make a dvd and throw it in the safe depost box.  Takes a couple of hours but I had to use it once and it came in handy. 

Good advice here, Ive been in the insurance industry for 30 years, READ YOUR POLICY!!!!!    they will cover collections but there is a dollar limit to it. If your collection exceeds this amount you need to have a writer added to the policy to make up the difference.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:56 AM

Well I figured i'd bump this topic with my new collection than that one a few posts above...its gotten quite larger with some rare and desirable kits.
 


Edited by brodie_83, 04 October 2013 - 01:49 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

If I post pics of my unbuilt, yalls would just laugh at me and tell me to come back when I can hang with the big boys :lol:

 

<----has under 100



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:20 AM

If I post pics of my unbuilt, yalls would just laugh at me and tell me to come back when I can hang with the big boys :lol:

 

<----has under 100

 

Don't feel bad.

 

I have far fewer than you do.

 

------has under 4 (one of those kits needs to find a new home on ebay, and I am building one of those kits now)



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

Well I figured i'd bump this topic with my new collection than that one a few posts above...its gotten quite larger with some rare and desirable kits.

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Wooooooooooooooow Brodie!!! I want those 1/8 and 1/16 kits in the worst way possible. I didn't even know they existed. How is the quality of them outside of the box?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:52 PM

Wow! Great to see what other people have. My wife shouldn't complain. I've been selective as to what I've bought lately. When I build something, it's usually for a person (eg, father in laws' mx5, granddad's first Mack) and I give it to them when its finished. About to give a couple of truck models to a truck museum. I have a lot of unbuilt ones at the minute.i would like to complete one a month but that's pushing it with work, study and training. The last model I bought was the aoshima subaru brz with engine to model my own car. Cheers and thanks for sharing.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:02 AM

Here is my collection.
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Hey Corey, two of your Ramblers are out of place with the others!!!! LMAO Sorry had ta say it......


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:24 AM

I have two big deuce kits, the red one & the yellow one.

Only reason I bought the yellow is the red one didn't have a flathead in it.

The yellow kit was offered to me at about 1/2 the cost of the aftermarket resin engine kits...dollar saved, dollar earned.

I can only build one at a time.

Besides my guitar collection plus my git build shop takes up all of my available space.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:41 AM

I think I will get around to getting a formal inventory of what I have as I need to "thin the herd" again. I am quickly coming to the conclusion that I have bought some kits on impulse or with the idea that I can whip right through a build, which I have proven to be difficult, even with a snap together kit!

 

I have the camera out for other reasons, I think I will take pictures of the stash this weekend.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

This is my collection as of august 2012 till recent when I started building, I like to collect models I once wish I had when I was a teen, that I couldn't afford of a $5 allowance. I like the feeling I get of looking at my closet and seeing all these models, each and everyone of them. Some are rare to find now, I want to wait until im pretty good to build the monte carlo aerobacks and the amt 73 mustang.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:59 AM

Been playing with my camera and Photoshop to see what I could do with my model area.  Here is a panorama shot of one end of my garage.  The other end is dedicated to all my other ######!  Last inventory which was over 8 years ago, the could stood at 500+.  Yes, the file boxes are full and some are stacked two deep, or should that be too deep. :lol:   Probably time to thin the herd a bit.

 

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The wall next to the door is my box art gallery.  A few years ago, as I finished a model, I started cutting the box top off the kit writing the date on it and stapling it to the was as a gallery of the finished models.  At this rate the box tops will never equal the boxes.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:06 AM

I thin the herd, and somehow the herd continues to reproduce.  Most of my kits are in large plastic storage boxes that I bought at Lowe's, living in a crawlspace area in my basement.  Others are boxed, sitting on rollers in the basement.  The swap meet dedicated sale kits are in my garage.   



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:20 PM

Been playing with my camera and Photoshop to see what I could do with my model area.  Here is a panorama shot of one end of my garage.  The other end is dedicated to all my other ######!  Last inventory which was over 8 years ago, the could stood at 500+.  Yes, the file boxes are full and some are stacked two deep, or should that be too deep. :lol:   Probably time to thin the herd a bit.

 

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The wall next to the door is my box art gallery.  A few years ago, as I finished a model, I started cutting the box top off the kit writing the date on it and stapling it to the was as a gallery of the finished models.  At this rate the box tops will never equal the boxes.

 I see you put the best 6 center stage!!!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

It is kind of a priority build thing.  In file boxes or up high, not so much a priority, lower and more to the middle, get done sooner.  Well, that is the theory. ;)



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

I thin the herd, and somehow the herd continues to reproduce.  Most of my kits are in large plastic storage boxes that I bought at Lowe's, living in a crawlspace area in my basement.  Others are boxed, sitting on rollers in the basement.  The swap meet dedicated sale kits are in my garage.   

 

They're like Tribbles.