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On 11/8/2019 at 4:29 PM, niteowl7710 said:

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At least you can take comfort in knowing your stash is being cared for by top men... Top. Men.

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Just made a spreadsheet because I knew I had several duplicates.  Overall, a little over 60% of my total stash (52 kits at the moment) is duplicates.  Of those, almost 20% is one kit, 10 copies of the Revell ' 69 Corvette (in a few variations).  followed closely by 5 copies of the Revell '69 camaro (9.6%).  

I need a dedicated hobby room.  For now the kits and supplies are stashed in my mechanical room.  I have an outbuilding with a/c we use for a gym, mostly.  I have thought about setting up a permanent workspace out there so I don't have to clean up kits mid-build.

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I use copier paper boxes to store most conventional kits, 6-7 kits AMT/R-M per box, probably 4-5 Tamiya/G-Revell style kits per box. Promo style boxes 16 per box. You can stack them 4-5 high, label outside, and move easily, find stuff easier. Not a lot of duplicates, so I need to sort and group kits by type usually (32's/Showrods//Annuals etc). Builts I sort by year. Resin I always use shelves, try to keep bodies flat to avoid warp. Boxes take less room than shelves.

Like Tom's signature, floor load is biggest concern. Boxes do make it easier to take stuff to shows sometimes, as easy to pack. HTH.

You guys have a lot of nice stuff. 

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I have a load of duplicates.  I go to a lot of shows, and I will buy different $5 kits just to use for parts.  I will also buy cheap kits of kits I like... 1950 and 1953 Ford pickups, Monogram Model As,  AMT 55-57 Chevy pickups.  In fact at one point I realized I had a dozen 1950 Ford pickup kits. I took 5 open ones and dumped them into a plastic tub to work out of.  It makes it easy to take chances on modifications since I have more.  I probably screwed up three interiors to get the sectioned one into the Scary Little Rod!

I also buy cheap kits for favorite parts.  Anything with a 6 cylinder engine,  AMT Dusters and Revell Darts for chassis for future Valiant models.  AMT '57 Fords for future old custom restorations...  that kind of stuff.

 

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I am pretty surprised at all the comments on why we do what we do and all the thoughts we have. I buy my kits simply for the nostalgia and just happen to build a few along the way.

Thanks to everyone.

Mike

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