Yeah I get that a lot of kids have things to do. And it really is a problem (I feel like it has increased) of kids having no time of their own. My busiest year of high school was grade 10. I was a senior position in Air Cadets (I miss cadets), had two jobs at one point, went to school on the mainland when I lived on an island (which of itself took and hour and a half to get to) add on school work and I was also helping raise the chickens then general medical appointments and therapies. But for normal kids who were allowed to do sports, they would have even MORE on their hands. I get that kids are busy, and I hate that they are so filled with other things that they don't get to live a life. I see so many people my age so devoid of character because they ARE their activities (most of which are not by choice).
But yes, your point of the cost being static is correct. I just majorly fluffed up a kit. Melted the entire front end, stupid mistake with a heater. Anyway, I have to now pay for a new kit to get the body to do it again. That (including a paint I bought just for this kit) is 50Cad for original kit, 18 for the paint (automotive paint yay) now a new kit for about 30cad. 98 cad for 1 kit, versus $60 for endless fun is a really REALLY easy choice. I had a friend tell me to open my eyes a bit, I was complaining about my generations addiction to the internet. She said that there is far more cheaper things to do on the internet. Video games, 3d rendering, photoshop art, video making, all sorts of things that are way cheaper, AND are creative that you can do while not going anywhere.
I do apologize to @Reegs . I wanted to snap at you for being ignorant, but I am the ignorant one here. I have no right to be talking about a subject I really don't know anything about. You are correct. Truce? haha
But returning to the topic at hand. I guess the only reason I got into modelling is that I am not like my compatriots of age. I can't do sports, my family only had 1 computer among us when I was growing up so video games were not a thing. I don't have a fancy smart phone.
Maybe my generation just doesn't need modelling. They get the experience of cars more visually in games. Sad to say, but if the generation above mine is the last to appreciate models, I think we can see where this community is heading.
Sorry for the rant. Modelling is burning me out right now, I am seeing a bit of a different side. I am also going to be a real adult soon so I really ought to stop referring to myself as a kid and see some form of reality.