My name is David, and I'm a Plastiholic, ("Hello David"!!)
It all started when I was 10 or 11, building the occasional
airplane or car.
Then I went in the Marines at the age of 17 and didn't
have a craving for a build in like 10 years. Too busy!!
And then it happened, my Mom said that I still had some
stuff laying around. And finally I picked said boxes up from
their house. Inside I found cool stuff I didn't even know I
had anymore. Including some model cars from the late 60's.
Completely unmolested, and perfect boxes, the works!
Suddenly the desire returned, but I went out and bought
a new kit. And I think that like a lot of you would agree, is
that from there it just never seemed to stop.
And I have loved to collect things all my life. It started
with bottle caps when I was young. Later I started on book
collecting, then bicycles, car magazines and jumped up to
small firearms. Then that grew bigger after the Marines!
So collecting things has been, and still is a love of mine.
So here I sit some 450+ kits(edit 400-ish) later, and not
enough time left to even build them all!!
I'm quite blessed to have a wonderful wife who allows
me a over-stuffed hobby room in our home!
So I gave up weapons collecting for model cars. And I
can honestly say, it's a lot cheaper hobby for sure.