Anyone have an issue buying a kit, only to sell it, and end up buying yet again, or in my case for a third time? I have done this with at least three kits where I purchase on a whim only to decide I won't build it and sell it off, yet regretting it or deciding that I will indeed build it after all. The kit in question is the older Nichimo Nick 1/48. I'm sure the Hase kit is better, but they aren't cheap on ebay and I scored said kit for just $15.50 shipped. That was far less then what I sold it for last time. Maybe I'm just addicted to ebay. One thing is I'm a patient bidder, so I only seek deals.
Can anyone else relate to this illness?
Eric - Beyond building models, another interest is modeling tools and airbrushes. In the sixties I used a Binks Wren, today it's considered crude but at that time it was considered a good 'un, I liked it and it worked well for me.
But along came Badger, Paasche, Iwata and several others, I upgraded and gave the old one away to a friend to get him and his son started, but I recalled the old Binks fondly. My friend passed away a few years ago.
When the fancier airbrushes came along I kind of quit thinking of the old one, but a couple of years ago while looking through Ebay I happened across a Wren, in a familiarly marked box. The dealer I had originally bought it from had placed his store price tag on it, I recognized that and the price. Scooped it up quickly. Paid a little bit more than the original cost, and happy to have it back.
It still looked as new, guess friend never used it or he gave it the same care I had. The store listing it on the Bay was a thrift shop, so I guess it left friends house in a garage/estate sale. No matter, just glad to have it back. Sentimental old fool I am.