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Its raining here in Oregon,nothing new! I dug out my AMT models to make a written list . I have 7 large plastic boxes  hold 28 models  each. Yes that is a lot of models I haven't gotten around to build yet. Fun looking back , remember the kits in tin boxes? What was that all about? 

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Last time I did inventory, it took 3 days. Was almost like going to the hobby shop, found cool kits I forgot I had, haha.

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On 2/23/2019 at 11:25 PM, Cedward said:

Its raining here in Oregon,nothing new! I dug out my AMT models to make a written list . I have 7 large plastic boxes  hold 28 models  each. Yes that is a lot of models I haven't gotten around to build yet. Fun looking back , remember the kits in tin boxes? What was that all about? 

I guess the company(Monogram?) Thought 'There are some people out there who will buy another Red Baron just to have the latest packaging' Who cares if it never gets built, thats another few $$$ in the bank, Oh yes and there is a limited edition of 40,000:lol::lol::lol:
I did have every Li'l Coffin issue in every box at one time but I really liked the old artwork , though I built the modern issues somehow the boxes are still hanging around even though they are just to boring to be bothered. My favourite box was the Mattel era full artwork haunted House box.

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As I am just getting back into modelling after 20+ years, my list is easy. I have one, a 1964-1/2 mustand in 1:12 scale. Even back in the day, I never really was one to collect models or have a stock pile of kits. I mainly bought a kit and built it.

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I tried about 10-12 years ago!  I wanted to learn Microsoft Access so I created a database.  I didn't have a laptop then so I was writing it all down in my various storage areas, then transcribing it into the database.   I never finished, it was overwhelming creating all the categories... unbuilt kit, built kit, parts car / rebuilder,  resin transkit, etc  and I lost count of multiples soon enough. And I wasn't updating it as I bought stuff, which is the killer to all inventory systems!

Today I probably have three times the amount of kits I had back then and refuse to count!  At last inventory, I consolidated some of my favorite kits into bins.  For instance, I like to build the Revell 1950 Ford pickup, so I dumped 3-4 unbuilt kits into a plastic bin to pull parts from.  

Then I realized I was better off just sorting my kits into cases by car manufacturer.  I grabbed up a bunch of model company 12 model cases at shows and from my favorite dealer.  I further refined those as I had a lot of kits.  For instance "FORD"  became  "Ford - 1920s thru 1930s",  "pickups",  1950s, 1960s, 1970s  etc.   These cases are all stacked down in a storage room I call "The Model Vault".  While not on a list or in a database,  I can find stuff pretty quickly.     

I did this a number of years ago.  At this point I can do some sorting and adding in kits bought in the past few years that are all up in the model room.  

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I really should inventory the stash. I'm at that point now where I buy something because it looks great, and "how do I not have this already?!"

Then I get home and I already have it.

I don't know if it's because of the size or because I'm old.

Lolz

 

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My Apple MacBook has their Pages app, so I have a running list of kits that I add new acquisitions.  It's not a spreadsheet, so I have to manually count when I want.  In my case, I have Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes, Porsche, then American, Military, aftermarket, and misc.  I should have cost.

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NEVER ad cost..........., that’ll just drive you nuts when you see the total, lol

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On 3/1/2019 at 10:36 AM, tbill said:

NEVER ad cost..........., that’ll just drive you nuts when you see the total, lol

I hope that when I die, my wife doesn't sell my stash for what I told her it cost.

 

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On 3/3/2019 at 5:48 PM, iamsuperdan said:

I hope that when I die, my wife doesn't sell my stash for what I told her it cost.

 

That would STILL be better than going to the landfill!

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I have pals in my local club with kits in the 1000's. It blows my mind. That many kits would drive me crazy. Every day I didn't build, would make me feel guilty for the expense not being utilized. I have kept my stash to about 85, and when I read threads like these it makes me very happy that I have. 

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On ‎3‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 10:31 AM, 89AKurt said:

My Apple MacBook has their Pages app, so I have a running list of kits that I add new acquisitions.  It's not a spreadsheet, so I have to manually count when I want.  In my case, I have Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes, Porsche, then American, Military, aftermarket, and misc.  I should have cost.

I do sort of the same thing in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Categories are 1/25 cars, 1/25 figures & accessories, 1/25 resin kits, 1/35 kits/accessories, 1/32 kits, big trucks, motorcycles, aircraft, etc. And finally a Miscellaneous spreadsheet for kits that don't fit anywhere else.

I only inventory complete kits. If I remove parts, I take them off the inventory. (Or sell them on eBay).

Columns in the spreadsheets are: Manufacturer, Kit Number, Description, Quantity, Price and Notes. Under "Notes" I put down where I got the kit and the date.

All this comes in handy when I'm looking at eBay "Ending Soonest," and only have a couple of minutes to figure whether I already have a certain kit or not.  It's a lot quicker to call up a spreadsheet than to run downstairs to the basement and check the stash.

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