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Why do we keep buying models, when we know we'll never get to all of them!
Posted by lcb248 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 1:39 PM

After thinking about this for a while, I've finally decided that it's because I enjoy the "potential" and anticipation that opening a new box gives me. What about everyone else?

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, November 03, 2016 1:42 PM

Hello!

That, plus the thought: If I don't get it now, it's going to be hard to get and ridiculously expensive later!

Good luck with your modelling projects and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 1:46 PM

LOL!  I ask myself the same question evertime I leave a model show with 20-40 kits...or UPS backs up to my house and unloads 16 medium and large boxes (I was privy to an enormous estate sale in Ohio)..don't ask.  :)

But I think I can go with your explanation.  Yeah, that sounds good!  ;)

Eagle90

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, November 03, 2016 2:01 PM

WhistlingBecause we have more money than time... 

 

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, November 03, 2016 2:25 PM

stikpusher

WhistlingBecause we have more money than time... 

 

The truth has been spoken here today!

Many reasons. 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 03, 2016 3:07 PM

All of the above, plus its nice to have a good selection to chose from for your next build.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, November 03, 2016 3:14 PM

See also this related thread:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/6188.aspx

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 3:28 PM

I couldn't say why you or anyone else does it,because I myself don't have that issue.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 03, 2016 3:46 PM

Because like a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter, I want something to build after I retire and don't have any money to buy new kits.

I have enough to last probably 3 years if I don't buy anything else. I better get shopping.

 

Plus like Bish said, to have a good selection for my next build.

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Posted by Raulduke on Thursday, November 03, 2016 4:00 PM
This has been asked on this forum before. I wish I could remember who to credit this to. We buy books in the hope that we are buying the time to read them. Mike
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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 5:33 PM

Figured I'd build them at an increased rate after retirement, which was correct. Failed to realize back then, that after retirement the sand in the hourglass would have already been flowing for six decades. Long ago reached the realization that I won't have the time to finish even the majority. 

But neighbor kids and friends grandkids love getting some as presents for B-days and Christmas, so still it was a good investment for me. Pure enjoyment when they bring one by to show me their work, I find as much pleasure seeing it finished, as they get for having built it.

Patrick

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:52 PM

Because it's so satisfying sniping someone on an eBay item. Lol I never use those paid snipers that I've heard of. No fun in that. Going back to the question, I've acquired most of kits from eBay and other sites, because they are more affordable. I do realize my tastes are too fickle and I but too much on impulse. I thought that I wanted all the newer updated kits, but see myself gravitating towards Tamiyas newer kits due to simplicity and fewer parts. I can't finish these over-engineered kits with interiors and the such.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:58 PM

Buying models we know we never will build is like all religions:  A denial of death.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by fox on Thursday, November 03, 2016 7:23 PM

Amen Cadet Chuck! I've got enough to last at least 300 years. I'll get some more at the next show.

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 03, 2016 8:17 PM

Several posts apply to me, but mostly I've learned that I find it easier to build the stash than the kits. Seems as if research into some current subject has a way of wandering into new info or an area of interest that has yet another kit or two attached. They just seem to fall into an online paint order, or happen to be on eBay at a can't resist price.

Someday my kids will be able swap my stash for a decent fishing boat!   

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Posted by lcb248 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 8:51 PM

Tojo72

I couldn't say why you or anyone else does it,because I myself don't have that issue.

 

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Posted by lcb248 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 8:52 PM

modelcrazy

Because like a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter, I want something to build after I retire and don't have any money to buy new kits.

I have enough to last probably 3 years if I don't buy anything else. I better get shopping.

 

Plus like Bish said, to have a good selection for my next build.

 

The retirement angle fits for me too. With luck, 6 years away...

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Posted by lcb248 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 8:54 PM

tigerman

Because it's so satisfying sniping someone on an eBay item.

Yeah, I have an ebay problem too. Sometimes I end up paying the same as I would from

www.myfavoritewebstore.com (not a real link!)

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Posted by lcb248 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 8:54 PM

Cadet Chuck

Buying models we know we never will build is like all religions:  A denial of death.

 

Yeah, it kind of "is", isn't it.

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Posted by lcb248 on Thursday, November 03, 2016 8:56 PM

mrmike

Seems as if research into some current subject has a way of wandering into new info or an area of interest that has yet another kit or two attached.

 

Me too. For example, reading about the US Army in Tunisa has made me want to get a Grant, early sherman, Half-track with 75mm, etc.

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Posted by Texgunner on Thursday, November 03, 2016 10:07 PM

Raulduke
This has been asked on this forum before. I wish I could remember who to credit this to. We buy books in the hope that we are buying the time to read them. Mike
 

The late Warren Zevon is credited with that.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/192528952794563080/

Gary


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Posted by Raulduke on Friday, November 04, 2016 6:38 AM
Thanks for that texgunner. Big zevon fan here. Mike
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Posted by Texgunner on Friday, November 04, 2016 6:49 AM

Raulduke
Thanks for that texgunner. Big zevon fan here. Mike
 

Me too!  Yes


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Posted by falconmod on Friday, November 04, 2016 7:33 AM

I like having my own private hobby store.  I still have to got to my LHS for paint and stuff.  The last two nights I've been trying to organise my stash.  I've now got it into props, jets, sci-fi, cars, etc.  Now I just need to put them on a spread sheet so I know what I have when I feel like building something new.  400- 500  takes some time. Surprise

John

 

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Posted by lcb248 on Friday, November 04, 2016 7:51 AM

falconmod

Now I just need to put them on a spread sheet so I know what I have when I feel like building something new.  400- 500  takes some time. Surprise

John

I've had to do that with paint. After buying the same colors as I already had (unopened) I needed a way to keep track. And now that you mention it...I forget which models I already have. A spreadsheet for them too makes great sense.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, November 04, 2016 8:11 AM

ICB248 , Hello :

   This here is the Builder of Tankers , coming to you via FSM to let you know the real reason we keep buying these things . Have you ever wondered why so many women have over forty pairs of shoes . Or More ?

 Simple , they get a buzz seeing their feminine foots in the newest shoe . Of course she needs an outfit to go with them , right ?

 Sounds kinda like us . Got to have that kit , Oh the paint , decals and A.M. stuff for it too ! Why ? Simple . It makes us feel good when we smell that new plastic upon opening the kit , And we also get a kick out of thinking about building it .

   All that is psychological in nature . It makes us feel that life is good and we'll have the time one day to build it . How many kits? Did you say in the hundreds ? Well it's an unattainable goal , But , It's a psychological push to live longer !

    Why ? well the way life has been for me I should've checked out many years back . But while in the hospitals many times and lying there in pain , I Thought " I have to build that model I pulled out of the stash" .  Who Knows? I might be right . Who cares ? No one else knows how to do it so " I will show them " I'll do it right ! " That's what I think anyway .

 Now that said , I have to get back to work on my client's models and then mine , Bye !  T.B. 

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Posted by falconmod on Friday, November 04, 2016 8:22 AM

Tanker - Builder

ICB248 , Hello :

   This here is the Builder of Tankers , coming to you via FSM to let you know the real reason we keep buying these things . Have you ever wondered why so many women have over forty pairs of shoes . Or More ?

 Simple , they get a buzz seeing their feminine foots in the newest shoe . Of course she needs an outfit to go with them , right ?

 Sounds kinda like us . Got to have that kit , Oh the paint , decals and A.M. stuff for it too ! Why ? Simple . It makes us feel good when we smell that new plastic upon opening the kit , And we also get a kick out of thinking about building it .

   All that is psychological in nature . It makes us feel that life is good and we'll have the time one day to build it . How many kits? Did you say in the hundreds ? Well it's an unattainable goal , But , It's a psychological push to live longer !

    Why ? well the way life has been for me I should've checked out many years back . But while in the hospitals many times and lying there in pain , I Thought " I have to build that model I pulled out of the stash" .  Who Knows? I might be right . Who cares ? No one else knows how to do it so " I will show them " I'll do it right ! " That's what I think anyway .

 Now that said , I have to get back to work on my client's models and then mine , Bye !  T.B. 

 

I agree!

Also I've put it in my mind that I can't die until I've built all those kits.   If I do ten a year of 500 kits I should live to 104!    my aunt was a 108 when she died, my grandma was 97,   I better go out and buy some more kits!!!

John

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, November 04, 2016 9:39 AM

stikpusher

WhistlingBecause we have more money than time... 

 

 

No truer words spoken...

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, November 04, 2016 9:59 AM
I grew up on the M48 and M60 series tanks. Because of this, I started collecting the various models of the tanks. I've built at least one of each company's M48 or M60 series tank kits, but I don't own them all (I tend to not do the variants I did not get to crew or foreign versions).
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Posted by lcb248 on Friday, November 04, 2016 11:06 AM

Tanker - Builder

ICB248 , Hello :

   This here is the Builder of Tankers , coming to you via FSM to let you know the real reason we keep buying these things  

Great analogy!

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