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#21 lanesteele240

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:55 AM

I have a bunch of kits stored up to trade for food when the economy fails.
Who knows what a kit will go for with paint in hard times

#22 Foxer

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:14 AM

I just get a kit when something comes to mind I want to build. I only have something less than 100, so I'm not a hoarder!

 

Just about every answer here has given me fuel to defend my pile, though! :)



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:52 AM

I'm.with Jonathan on the Japanese kits. Some if their variations seem to follow a "One Run of Very Limited Fun" sales scheme. There are a pair of GT-R kits that Aoshima put out around Christmas that are already OOP and discontinued on a lot of the direct to US sales sites.

I have to prioritize my purchases that way since even a "common" kit has a run of around 10k compared with the 50k Revell run (and invariable bi-annual reissues).

#24 von Zipper

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

I hoard and stash kits because I have an addictive personality,

I don't drink alcohol or do drugs anymore,

Even though I don't spend as much money on models as I did drinking and drugging-This way I have something to show for it.



#25 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

Parts, rarity, long-term projects, a design "library", things I had as a kid and like to look at sometimes, deals too good to pass up. All just rationalizations because I WANT TO. B)



#26 Luc Janssens

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

It gives me sort of a peace of mind, that when I need or feel the desire to tinkle with a certain kit, that I just can pull it from stock.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

I'm sorry I only got as far as "not allowed" before my eyes went crossed in disbelief. Say WHAT again?

Look I have a wife and three kids, bills, budgets and the whole nine yards, but I also didn't marry my mother, and as an adult no one short of a law enforcement officer can tell me I'm "not allowed" to do or buy something.

I get keep 'em happy to keep 'em quiet, and I'm not going to pretend to be a marriage counselor. But if you managed to figure that relationship out, you're a saint.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

How many times have you found yourself thinking "man, I wish I would have bought that kit when it was available! Now it's so expensive, I can't afford it!"

I buy kits as they are released and stash them to avoid that!

yes yes!  that's me as well :)



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

Because I can!  :D  :D  :D



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

90% of what I build is within a same/similar subject matter . so I tend to have multiples of like kits

Most of my stash is duplicates of one kit or another.. The kits I have only one of , is extremely rare

Edited by gtx6970, 07 April 2013 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:01 PM

Everything in my stash was purchased with the intention of building it, or at least using it as kitbash fodder.  I just don't build anywhere near as quickly as I buy.



#32 Tom Geiger

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

Because it sure beats collecting shoes!   :)

 

I do have a lot of stuff. I generally can't pass up a $5 kit of something I like.  Only with certain kits I hadn't realized I did it at least a dozen times.  



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

I have a bunch of kits stored up to trade for food when the economy fails.
Who knows what a kit will go for with paint in hard times

Not sure if your joking or not (Wouldn't suprise me if you were serious the way things are going!) but, I actually paid all my bills for several months selling kits I had extras of or really didn't care much about while I was out of work last year.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:02 PM

  I've been told I have too many kits, been "stashing" them for over 40 years, but I look at it as "adding inventory" and an investment that I enjoy and planned on it being my "job" when I retired, which was last December. While I haven't started selling any of the old kits yet I enjoy being able to emulate a build by others with my own version pulled from my inventory without having to troll e-bay for that certain kit needed for the build. I'm always on the lookout for interesting (to me) kits at reasonable prices, just picked up 17 more Saturday after our club meeting, but that's just me.



#35 Daddyfink

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

 

Not all of us.

Yeah, some of us are collectors!  :lol:

 

I keep adding to my stash because of a simple reason, I like model cars! 



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

I have only been back into it for a couple of weeks and so far I have three kits. One is almost done, I have just started the second while I wait for parts on the first to dry/cure and the third is on deck. I kind of look at kits like I look at my work load at my job. I like to have a back log of work so I know that once I finish one project there is another waiting to be worked on. I also feel like others that if I see a kit that I want to build and have the money to get it, I get it because you never know if you will see it again. 



#37 Hawk312

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

Interesting responses. 

 

I can say, for every one of my now over a couple hundred kits, I`ve had specific plans for every one of them. I can look at my stacks of boxes, and remember exactly what I wanted to do with each one of them.  I just don`t have time to finish them.  :(  I just checked my kitchen cupboards (yes, my wife puts up with alot!!) and I have 15 painted bodies.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:40 AM

Aside from the so called kitbashers and self proclaimed someday I'll build its, it's really OCD. We must have it and we buy it. It is endemic in our genes to do so. I must have one to six of everything I see. It's fun,yes!!!


Edited by raildogg, 08 April 2013 - 03:40 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:52 AM

It may be genetic. Perhaps it is our caveman reaction to hoarding a perceived scarcity like food. Only more important in this case....styrene!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:16 AM

For me it is a sickness, I can't control it......................................Sorry gotta go there's a model out there with my name on it.