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9 hours ago, ChrisBcritter said:

When I first saw the episode, I kept thinking "Uh, you know he's going to be dead from the radiation in a few days anyway, right?" :(

You mean the story with Joan Crawford and Tom Bosley, directed by Steven Spielberg?

B)

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I don't think I've bought a model kit in over a year, maybe closer to 2 years now. And in all honesty. I dont have much desire to buy either.

Ive actually sold close to or even over 100 kits , both builders and unbuilts. And this trend will most likely continue.

My newest garage toy will take my free time for a while

Retirement is just under a year away. And I hope to get back into building some models afterwards . But I honestly cant say that I have the drive for them like I did in years passed

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I'd have to think awhile to tell you the last new model kit I bought, prolly months ago. I do continue to buy rarities off eBay, and promising glue bombs for rescue at the local toy show. 

Just remembered what my last new kits were: Grumpy't Toy Vega, and full-bumper '70 Camaro. Had to order them from Model Roundup because they haven't shown up locally. Can't remember the last kit I bought at Hobby Lobby. I already have "enough" of everything they stock. 

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Back in the days when there were model shows I attended regularly with an eye for cheap kits that were good for parts, old customs from the early 60s and anything that struck my fancy. I’d always come home with a few bags of stuff.

This year has been different to say the least! I bought a copy of the 67 Chevy 4 door and the new Land Rover. I bought one resin VW. And j just bought 4 decal sets on eBay. Then I bought 9 kits at Ollies. 

Aside from that it was just paint and supplies to keep me building. 

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Yes.

I know what my completion rate is and I know how many kits I have. Ne’er the two shall meet. 
Borges has a quote about books, of which I have the same problem, the gist is “we buy more books thinking we are buying the time to read them”.  Same for models. 

Edited by Erik Smith

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We all buy kits with every good intention of building them 'someday'.   

Someday seems to slip away all too often when one does the maths equation;         Too many kits plus too little time = having to sell off shed loads.

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I had to stop. My meters running and I have 12-1500 kits. Every one has a build plan. I stopped by looking at each kit, figuring where in the gotta build it slots it fits, and proceed from there. I kinda forget to sell, have done so at a few shows with stuff I haven’t looked at in ages. Walk with 12-1500 each time, price stuff to go away. Sometimes 60-100, sometimes 10. 
Hard to stop but doable. 
Paint is my limiting step. So a lot are primed, bodywork done. 
Not much ambition to build either when ya feel lousy all the time. 
Good luck. 

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I have a large stash.  I try to limit my kit purchases to kits that I am really interested in due to lack of space in my apartment.

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You know, nothing much is cheaper than it was 30 years ago...

...so if you might want to build a particular kit before 2050, best to get one now! 🤪

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20 hours ago, CabDriver said:

You know, nothing much is cheaper than it was 30 years ago...

Let’s see.. back 30 years ago I was buying kits from a dealer at club meetings for $6 each!  If I tried to resell those at a show today I might get $10!  Big profit! 😵

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13 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Let’s see.. back 30 years ago I was buying kits from a dealer at club meetings for $6 each!  If I tried to resell those at a show today I might get $10!  Big profit! 😵

Depends on what kits. B)

If any of them were JoHans, I daresay you could do better than $10 for them today. 

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52 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Depends on what kits. B)

If any of them were JoHans, I daresay you could do better than $10 for them today. 

Unfortunately they were mostly AMT etc like 55 Chevy Cameos and things that have been reissued to death.

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On 11/17/2020 at 9:54 AM, Snake45 said:

Hi, I'm Snake and I'm powerless over styrene.....:wacko:

😉📣 Hi, Snake!!!! 😀📣

I confess, I too have an addiction. 

However, I don't drink, smoke, do drugs or spend time carousing somewhere. My wife and family know exactly where I am every evening. 

I guess I'm just boring. But I'm content. 

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22 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

😉📣 Hi, Snake!!!! 😀📣

I confess, I too have an addiction. 

However, I don't drink, smoke, do drugs or spend time carousing somewhere. My wife and family know exactly where I am every evening. 

I guess I'm just boring. But I'm content. 

That,s a good thing. Only model guys know how much fun we ar having....

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On 11/23/2020 at 5:40 PM, Tom Geiger said:

Let’s see.. back 30 years ago I was buying kits from a dealer at club meetings for $6 each!  If I tried to resell those at a show today I might get $10!  Big profit! 😵

That's better return on investment than my bank offers!  I'm gonna hit Hobby Lobby on the way home to do some more careful investing!  :D

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I managed not to buy any kits yesterday at Hobby Lobby, despite the 40% off sale.  It would have been easy to justify but there wasn't anything I didn't already have or anything I thought I "needed."

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2 hours ago, JJ Deuce said:

I managed not to buy any kits yesterday at Hobby Lobby, despite the 40% off sale.  It would have been easy to justify but there wasn't anything I didn't already have or anything I thought I "needed."

One of the reasons I rarely go there. I think the last few times I've gone there was for a bottle or can of paint and that's been a few trips in as many months.

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3 hours ago, JJ Deuce said:

I managed not to buy any kits yesterday at Hobby Lobby, despite the 40% off sale.  It would have been easy to justify but there wasn't anything I didn't already have or anything I thought I "needed."

I always find something!  I know I need a new bottle of CA. So if there’s nothing else I’ll get that for 40% off. And past that I’ll buy a new can of Testors Dullcote or flat black.  And I can always use album pages for my stamp collection.

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