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#1 1to1scale

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

I am sitting here thinking about what kit I want to build next, I realized that in the last 30 days I have bought a lot of plastic. Last night, after my wife went to sleep, I went to my "stash" closet and was looking through my kits for a quickie project. I started opening boxes, fondling plastic, I even found a few pieces of AM I forgot I bought and stashed in the box. I then realized that I have quite a few kits. If I count everything including 1/72 and sci-fi BSG and SW stuff, I have over a hundred kits in my stash. So why is it that I still have a need to buy more kits? I must be off my rocker because I bought some more just recently.

 

Here is a list of what I bought since mid December:

 

Model 339C/D Buffalo, Special Hobby 1:32
P-40E Warhawk, Hasegawa 1:32
Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, Trumpeter 1:32
F9F-8 Cougar, Fisher Model & Pattern 1:32
F-80C Shooting Star, Czech Model 1:32
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, Czech Model 1:32
Messerschmitt Me-163B "Komet", Meng Model 1:32
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc, Fly 1:32
MiG-15 bis Fighter, Trumpeter 1:32
Mikoyan MiG-17PF, Trumpeter 1:32
F-86F Sabre Jet "Skyblazers", Italeri 1:32
King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 Porsche Turret, Takom 1:35
P-47D Thunderbolt (Gabreski), Hasegawa 1:32
Republic F-84G Thunderjet, Hobby Boss 1:32
Sopwith Pup RFC, Wingnut Wings 1:32
Colonial Viper MkII, Moebius Models 1:32
Fokker E.V, Avis Models 1:32
 
And this does not include all the AM that I bought for each of these.
 
I start to wonder if I need therapy, better self control, is there is a problem I need to address... or do I need to build more kits, and faster. What do you guys think? Am I crazy?

 


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#2 Shawn M

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:18 PM

the only help I need is more money and room for kits

 

 

and just go burn this one:

MiG-15 bis Fighter, Trumpeter 1:32


Edited by Shawn M, 16 January 2018 - 08:19 PM.

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I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


#3 BiggTim

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

I don't need any help, but you do.

 

My purchases since mid-December:


In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

Completed in 2017: Trumpeter Bf109E-4, 1/16 Waffen SS figure

Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


#4 harvey

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

Not any kits, but lots of AM. But they are for planned builds. I think Mine is around 50. I think you and I should build more buddy.....Harv


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#5 Out2gtcha

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:33 PM

Id have to go over my .xls sheet that covers all of my stash in its entirety including, 32nd kits, "other scale" kits , 32nd AM, "other AM" and finally decals and documentation...................

 

Dont feel too bad, Last I checked the 32nd aircraft tab was somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 - 100 lines long, my AM list was 50 - 75 lines long and decals and documentation was in the 20s or 30s.    :rolleyes:    :lol:   

 

 

Its my hobby, and my passion. I figure we could be out spending much more and to get much less in return.    


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

Its my hobby, and my passion. I figure we could be out spending much more and to get much less in return.    

 

Now you're talking :innocent: :hmmm: :frantic: :evil_laugh:


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#7 LSP_Typhoonattack

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

Not LSP's as such, but model hoarding in particular, yes. Between aircraft (all scales), armor (several scales), ships, sci-fi & real space, cars & trucks, as well as some large scale figures, I have way too much stuff, and they're spread out all over the place, and yet I always seem to want more.


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Kevin

I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress:

 

 

 

 


#8 1to1scale

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

Its nice to know that I have common company. Now when those 5 kits I bought this last week show up on the doorstep, I need to think of something to tell the wife.... 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

I do have too much stuff in the stash, but then I could have spent that money on golf or liquor, or even rock and roll concerts and have nothing by memories, and not even those, in some of the cases. I still have many of my brain cells and some of my hearing, but no tan and too little exercise. However, I could get a pretty good return if I sell the good stuff (WNW) and maybe move the rest of the kits at a loss.

 

Tnarg


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:21 PM

Even more scary is how much it all cost us!!

I have around 300 kits at an average price of maybe £50 per kit...............no, I daren't think about it for too long.

Plus AM and my very large decal collection and paints, books etc it all works out to a big chunk of money!!!!

However, if I spent my money on another hobby like golf over the same amount of years I think it would work out a lot more than that.

Why do we do it? 'Cos it makes us happy dear friends.

If all else fails do what the wife does.................go SHOPPING!!!!!!!!! 

Happy days.  :P


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Don't just talk about it, build it! 

 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

Well the ones we finish are priceless works of art, and the ones we don't are capital that can be sold,  in most cases,  for a profit. So no problems here.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:51 PM

Now when those 5 kits I bought this last week show up on the doorstep, I need to think of something to tell the wife....


That she should be thankful you are not out spending it at bars or on drugs or women?
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

Dang it.  The mail man didn't bring the one I ordered!


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:16 PM

                I need to think of something to tell the wife.... 

 

Unbuilt kits are like unworn shoes.

Can't have too many.

 

People collect stamps and never stick them on an envelope.  :shrug:


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I just like airplanes

 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:17 PM

Its nice to know that I have common company. Now when those 5 kits I bought this last week show up on the doorstep, I need to think of something to tell the wife....

Things I think about saying when the wife gives me the " another model?" look:
It's cheaper and safe than hookers...

Back in the day I could have drank that away in a weekend...

Do I complain every time you get your hair and nails done?...

... to name the nicest of them...

I only have about 40 kits. I only have a few that are on my " must have" list. Most of those are either not for sale yet, or WNW hopefuls. I stood in my LHS the other day trying to find a kit I actually really wanted. They didn't have anything that was jumping out at me, but the Gift Card I had was approaching it's expiration date. I went safe and bought another 109.

But yeah... shopping is fun!

Gaz

Edited by Gazzas, 16 January 2018 - 11:18 PM.

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