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#41 bogger44

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

Right now, anything that's GM. Lol

 

In reality I plan on building everything I have, but it's prolly unlikely I'll get 'em all built.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:09 PM

I have 3 each of MPC 73,74 Caprice kits that I want to build but I just can't seem to do it.

I just decided to leave them unbuilt for the moment and occasionally take them down off the shelve and open the boxes and smell the vintage plastic that's still sealed in the bags.

 

I love that smell  ! ! :wub: :wub:



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

I buy kits to build them, but there are 2 that I have in my stash that I keep looking at and then putting them away again, Ive been doing that with these kits for over 15 years now !

These two

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

I am definitely a builder not a collector. That being said, I have a MIB pontiac Grand Prix that I haven't even dared open. Part of my reasoning is that I have so many started and I don't want to ruin the potential value of this kit before I am absolutely ready to build it. Everything else on my shelves has been opened started and possibly even finished!

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

Technically were all collectors to a point....rather we build them and put them in a display case or have them on a shelf in the box built or un-built. 

 Great point Mark...



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

If I live long enough, I'll build everything I've bought.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:47 PM

I am definitely a builder not a collector. That being said, I have a MIB pontiac Grand Prix that I haven't even dared open. Part of my reasoning is that I have so many started and I don't want to ruin the potential value of this kit before I am absolutely ready to build it. Everything else on my shelves has been opened started and possibly even finished!

 

I have a bunch of cars where I have a MIB kit, but  I also have a restorable old built kit or two.  I'd always build a model from the old built up first, as  I'd rather build value from something needing work than dive into the pristine new plastic.  Plus, I'd enjoy that build and results more since it's a lot like restoring an old 1:1.



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:54 AM

We're all de facto kit collectors until they're built.

I do have some kits that I MAY never build-a Gunze Sangyo Ferrari 250 GTO(all those multi media parts still give me the shivers),a Revell 1/16 scale Model T coupe from the 50s(I've never seen another one),and an MPC '71 Charger with the pre painted(fogged) body and those stupid "Wild Ones" parts.

That Charger kit poses a dilemma for me.I've tried to sell it at shows with no success. I could build it but I'd have to paint because it's SO ugly with that black fogged tan body and orange interior(!).But if I paint it that would hide any uniqueness of the kit.I think my best answer would be to find it's companion kit with the fogged orange body and tan interior and kitbash the two kits.



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:01 AM

This is how it starts! I'm twice your age and never took the ten year break. I always have an idea or two on how I'm going build a kit. I just get distracted by other kits. I have a lot of built kits. I maybe have slightly more unbuilt kits. I'm sure all together I now have over 500 or 600 kits! Probably close to 100 or more promos. And I can not even guess how many Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning, etc. I own. So your young. You have plenty of time to catch up.

Scott

 

I probably have about 60-70 built on the shelf, and some packed away. 

 

I'm also really bad about hotwheels/matchbox/johnny lightning stuff too... I have bags and bags of hotwheels still in the package, packed away in the closet. 

 

Not to mention the 1:1 hobby... I've got a '94 Mustang, '88 Mustang, '77 Mustang II, 93 Lincoln Mark VIII, and my daily driver '04 Ranger Fx4 level II... used to have 2 more cars... lol