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#21 gtx6970

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:14 PM

And I would be happy to make your problem, my problem Bill... Just send the kits to:

 

Marshall Glasgow, Somewhere Midwest America... :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

 

AHHHHHH ,,,, you funny guy   :D



#22 Rob McKee

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

i recently found a hot pink vw bug in my stash...when the heck did i buy that????

I have about 4 of those pink bugs. I am thinking the same!

 

Anne, you are off to a great start building and buying. This is a very addicting hobby but I am very glad I have chosen it as mine.

 

My only advise is keep track of what you have in your collection otherwise you will end up with 4 pink bugs. :)



#23 uncle potts

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:20 PM

what I find myself doing, is buying a really cool kit, getting it home and then discovering I already have one....or two.



#24 Dave Ambrose

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

My kit buying habits have evolved. When I first got back into model cars, I would buy new kits that I knew I wanted to build. I'd buy them as soon as they came out because I didn't want to miss out. My kit stash grew by a lot, and it's to the point where I feel guilty about the size. 

 

Now that I've been to a few model car shows, I realized that most if the kits I will want to build in the future will be available for half-price. So, I've pretty much stopped buying new kits, and stick to the swap meets. I do keep my eye out for rare kits, but mostly I window shop, and spend my hobby budget on detail parts and paint.

 

But yeah, it was that fear of missing out, aka FOMO that drives a lot of marketing plans and I fell right into the trap. Seth Godin has an interesting take on the phenomenon and is far more eloquent than I.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

I know the feeling well Dave. I'll see a kit that someone just paid $100 dollars for on Ebay, and I'll find one half that price elsewhere. My budget will be screaming "NO", but my FOMO will be quietly saying "You'll never find it at that price again..." It's funny how I can hear the whispering over the screams. So I'll buy it, and then go on a diet (ryhme not intended). Now I have enough kits to build until doomsday, and I still buy more... <_<



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

I've been feeling that way with all these cool brick building dioramas I've been seeing.

 

I need to find some space and time to get one of those built.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:46 AM

I just feel like at some point there is only so much kits i am going to be able to build in my life and in the end its all just models :(

 

You could always send them to me I never get tired of them...LOL...



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:47 AM

As model builders do we ever stop buying kits?  l have not yet....



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:04 AM

As model builders do we ever stop buying kits?  l have not yet....

 

 

My best guess ,,,,,is no.

I walked away from actually building for nearly 10 years. and I would still buy something when it caught my eye . I guess thats why I have the stash I have.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:04 AM

I'll probably leave a stipulation in my will that while on the way to the cemetary, the funeral procession must stop at a hobby shop and buy one more kit for me!!! :blink: :lol:



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

 
 
My best guess ,,,,,is no.
I walked away from actually building for nearly 10 years. and I would still buy something when it caught my eye . I guess thats why I have the stash I have.


I just recently started my second build in about 8 yrs. But yet every year at NNL East alone I'll drop money and drag stuff home. Now that I'm building I'll probably step it up some.

On a related note: I found SIX Ross Gibson resin Mopar engines scattered in 3 different places. $20-odd a pop and I lost 6 of 'em..... :o

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

I'll probably leave a stipulation in my will that while on the way to the cemetary, the funeral procession must stop at a hobby shop and buy one more kit for me!!! :blink: :lol:

 

Hmmm...

 

Time to update my will. :rolleyes:

 

Dave, that is a very good point. I have been caught up in the better get it now or it will never be available again routine. I have purchased kits at my LHS that they have bought in collections for a fraction of the new price as well as at shows. Those impossible to find very expensive kits often come up for less than $10 at shows.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

I stopped buying kits for future projects about 10 years ago.  Now I only buy a kit for the current project I'm working on.  I let others buy the kits and then store then for me.

When I need one I may pay a tiny bit more for it, but I figure the extra cost I'm paying goes to the guy who brought the kit and stored it for me.  And sometimes the kit costs even less then the original price when new.  This is not an easy thing to do because I want some of the new kits just because they are cool kits.  I have to constantly resist the urge to buy.

 

When you think about it, how many new kits go way up in value 5 or 10 years after they first go on sale?  I would say very very few of them.

 

OK so maybe this is one that went up.  I paid about $20 for it a few years ago.  Now it's up to about $50 with shipping.

But I still have no plans for the kit yet.

 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:18 AM

 

I'll probably leave a stipulation in my will that while on the way to the cemetary, the funeral procession must stop at a hobby shop and buy one more kit for me!!! :blink: :lol:

 Hey, it's often custom for the procession to pass your house so why not have them pass your favorite hobby shop too!  

 

 

 

My kit buying habits have evolved. When I first got back into model cars, I would buy new kits that I knew I wanted to build. I'd buy them as soon as they came out because I didn't want to miss out. My kit stash grew by a lot, and it's to the point where I feel guilty about the size. 

 

Now that I've been to a few model car shows, I realized that most if the kits I will want to build in the future will be available for half-price. So, I've pretty much stopped buying new kits, and stick to the swap meets. I do keep my eye out for rare kits, but mostly I window shop, and spend my hobby budget on detail parts and paint.

 

I think you hit upon a few things. First, my building habits have changed a lot over the years.  I joined the formal hobby to build Mopar muscle cars.  Then I was into factory stock cars,  the first model I did was a '57 Ford, being followed by a '57 Nomad.  I was going to build all the classics in order.   Then I met Joe Cavorley and he got me to veer off into light commercial. I got into buying obscure Japanese kits for a while. Don Banes persuaded me to collect dune buggies and other small 4x4s.  And now I'm building rat rods and such.  So many of the kits I bought many moons ago no longer interest me.  Still,  I will go through a box and find stuff I swear I never saw before!

 

 

 

 



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:20 AM

I have about 4 of those pink bugs. I am thinking the same!

 

 

My only advise is keep track of what you have in your collection otherwise you will end up with 4 pink bugs. :)

 

and pink bugs are only a problem if you don't have any paint!  :)   That's actually a nice body with the flairs on it.  I have one, could always use a few more.. wait, that's what got me in trouble in the first place.