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Intentional duplicates (to build variations)......MPC Jeep, P/L VW Bug, AMT Challenger

Unintentional duplicates......Tamiya RX-7, AMT Ranger Splash

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20 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

So yea I'm stupid.  🙄

Then I’m a complete moron!  I have tons of duplicates bought right. 

It started right from the beginning.. I was building my first model as an adult, an AMT 57 Ford and screwed up a few things. I bought a second kit to supply the parts to finish my model. So it began.. I figured a second kit was good insurance.

And what happened to that parts kit?

+ I used the front seat and glass on my model.

+ The suspension is under my blue old custom restoration. I used hood, wheels and tires on same car.

+ The roof is on my green old custom. 

+ I sent out the engine and doors to people needing them. Someone wanted the wheel wells to transplant onto a Revell body.

So that extra kit was pretty useful.

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On 5/3/2021 at 10:40 AM, iamsuperdan said:

I've had that happen for a couple of reasons. 

 

First, I'm just forgetful. I see something and think to myself, "Dang that's awesome. Gotta have it!" Then I get home and I already have it. This doesn't happen too often. Tamiya Audi quattro, AMT Christine. Two that come to mind.

Second, it's too good of a deal to pass up. I've found kits at antique stores or garage sales at prices so low, I have to buy it. Prime example, a couple of years ago I was at a client's shop delivered his new truck, when I saw a couple of boxes of model kits. I asked, and he said he was clearing out space. Two Revell COE Aerodynes, two Revell Auto Transport trailers, AMT Ford C900 with trailer, all factory sealed and mint, for $100 CDN.

Third, I just want them. ESCI Ford Transit, AMT C1500 454SS; I have at least half a dozen of each of those.  I buy whenever I find them and they're not an arm and a leg. I just love the subject matter. 

, AMT C1500 454SS a dozen eh.. been tryin go get one for years. 

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On 5/9/2021 at 11:08 AM, Tom Geiger said:

Then I’m a complete moron!  I have tons of duplicates bought right. 

It started right from the beginning.. I was building my first model as an adult, an AMT 57 Ford and screwed up a few things. I bought a second kit to supply the parts to finish my model. So it began.. I figured a second kit was good insurance.

And what happened to that parts kit?

+ I used the front seat and glass on my model.

+ The suspension is under my blue old custom restoration. I used hood, wheels and tires on same car.

+ The roof is on my green old custom. 

+ I sent out the engine and doors to people needing them. Someone wanted the wheel wells to transplant onto a Revell body.

So that extra kit was pretty useful.

I got a good price on several Revell '67 Corvette roadsters at the local toy show last year. I don't like the shape of that body, but the kit is a parts mine. I've been parting one out. So far I've helped other modelers with the wheels and tires, front bumper/grille, decals, windshield wipers, and I think maybe the seats. I'll probably be using the engine in a build very soon, and the exhaust will definitely find a home on something sooner or later.  Oh, and I'll cut the "stinger" off the hood and use it on something else, too. 

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The only kits I have duplicates of are C1 & C2 Corvettes, Model A Ford kits and '55-56 Ford kits. I must have 10 of the AMT '56 Ford Victoria. And yes I'll buy more if I find a good deal on them! Haha.

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I bought three examples of the recently reissued Italeri Volvo 760 lately. But I could get a good deal on them if I pre ordered, and the reissue is said to be a limited edition, so why not?

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Hmmm. When Hobby Lobby puts the 40% back on next week I’m gonna grab another Revell Land Rover. I have an idea that involves cutting one up and I don’t work without a safety net! 

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i somehow got myself 4x the amt 1963 corvette. and by somehow, i mean i bought three of them from amazon with a birthday giftcard. i have 4 of them now

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1 hour ago, youpey said:

i somehow got myself 4x the amt 1963 corvette. and by somehow, i mean i bought three of them from amazon with a birthday giftcard. i have 4 of them now

Welcome to the club! I've got at least that many of them just for "organ donors" for a bunch of glue bomb AMT '63-'67 annuals I want to rebuild. B)

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