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Is this a start of something serious????
Posted by German Armour on Friday, April 19, 2019 5:13 PM

You tell me........................ Angel

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, April 19, 2019 5:25 PM

A closet shelf is nothing. Some of us have stashes that have their own room....

Greg

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Posted by German Armour on Friday, April 19, 2019 5:27 PM

Well, I must be getting somewhere...

It has to start somewhere.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, April 19, 2019 5:33 PM

German Armour

Well, I must be getting somewhere...

It has to start somewhere.

Didn't mean in any way to belittle your collection. It's more like..."Seek help now, before it gets completely out of control...." Wink

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by German Armour on Friday, April 19, 2019 5:36 PM

Must join plastic anonymous before it get out of control................Angel 

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by Noah on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:02 PM

I'm sorry there is no other way to put this, but the infection is already started and there is no know cure. :)

Noah

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:04 PM

Amateur... call back when you get to 100. Nice models.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:06 PM

GMorrison

Amateur... call back when you get to 100. Nice models.

 

LOL!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:09 PM

Don't do it,buy only what you can build,there will always be a bigger and better version of what you have in your stash

 

Looks good,I got around 30 myself

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:10 PM

Not serious yet.....noticed I didn't see any floaty things or flappy wing things, so there might be hope for him yet, but appears to be fading fast.

 

*edit*  my apologies, on closer look, there are 4 of the flappy wing things......alas all hope is gone.Wink

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:51 PM

Please sit down as I have something to tell you,..... Yes, it is serious. 

Anytime someone chooses to gather, hoard, collect, or what ever the current term is, everything else is hopeless, completely hopeless I say.

Some have recommended a modelers diet. That consists of choosing only one subject and selectively buying within it. What you are doing cannot be cured, just ask the many others here who have been "collecting" for decades. 

Others have sunk into a modelers syndrom. When  this occurs, the modeler will often choose to work on a kit versus visiting (non-modelling) friends ,and then call it "therapy". 

I have seen where even shock therapy does not work. That is when the modeler dives "all-in" and makes some high dollar, large quantity purchases. The shock occurs when thier spouse see's the bill or they realize they spent thier lunch money and have to fast for a few days. 

Treatment or therapy does not help. The only treatment that can console a "collector" of model kits, is to treat themselves to another (kit).

Hi, my name is Ben, and I am a like minded model collector..... (Hi Ben).... 

 

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Posted by fox on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:54 PM

Every time I try to count mine, I loose count. I started building at 6 and I'm 78 now and still building and "acquiring" more. At the rate I'm building, I have enough to keep at it for at least the next 200 years. Guess I'll just keep hoping that there is a great workbench in the sky and the boss will let me bring the stash with me.Wink

Jim  Captain

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   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 19, 2019 7:59 PM

I once went over to a guy's apartment after he advertised on C-List that he had some models for sale. He went to an estate liquidation where he got a deal that was just too good to be true.

Over 3000 kits. They were stacked in his hall, his living room, his dining nook.

He introduced me to his wife, who wouldn't look up...

Makes you wonder who the poor soul was that he got them from.

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, April 19, 2019 9:16 PM

Since getting "serious" about the scale modeling hobby I've learned that it's a lot easier to build my stash than it is to build the kits. I think I'm now in Phase 2, in which I am determined to finish all the ones I started before buying any more....but there's a new kit that may not ever be reissued. and look at the price of that old one on eBay, and you get the picture.

You've got a reasonable stockpile of nice kits - hope you have a lot of peaceful benchtime building them!

 

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:31 AM

Welcome to plastiholics anonymous!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by murph on Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:24 AM

Of course it's serious.  Only four aircraft.  Not enough planes and too many targets. Wink

Retired and living the dream!

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:17 AM

LOL!  Don't fight it friend (I have 477 in my stash..and that's nothing compared to some of the others here on the forums!).  There is no cure, just roll with it.  LOL!  You have a great start there in your stash!

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:48 AM

Its deffinatly a start. I think you are now at that point of no return.

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Posted by German Armour on Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:02 PM

Don't worry, Most of them are going to group builds.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:17 AM

German Armour

Don't worry, Most of them are going to group builds.

 

Oh man, that's a good one LOL. That's what I tell my wife.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 21, 2019 3:22 AM

It's only one closet shelf. Honest

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:35 AM

tempestjohnny

It's only one closet shelf. Honest

 

Oh my. My stash of some 80 kits seems so puny.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:20 AM

German Armour

Don't worry, Most of them are going to group builds.

My big Achilles' heel is 'projects.'

No matter what I'm actually building at the moment--be it one kit, or several--my addled brain is always 'cranking' on the dozen-or-so 'projects' I'm plotting and planning for the future...and, of course, gathering 'materials' for, in the form of more kits and accessories.

Somehow the stash seems to grow at a rate embarassingly disproportionate to what I'm managing to turn out. [And wouldn't you know it? The 'projects' I haven't acquired the kits for always seem so much more tantalizing than the ones already 'in stock'....] Embarrassed

Greg

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:31 AM

My stash isn't near as many as most, but it's migrated to two different areas.  I keep telling myself to quit buying and start building.

There is 54 total.  If hubby actually knew how many.......Tongue Tied  He usually just shakes his head at me, lol. 

In all seriousness, I find in this hobby an impulse to buy and collect kits to build in the future, is literally a part of the hobby.  So a stash just comes with the territory.  Some that don't keep stashes must just have the greatest self control ever.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:31 AM

Keyda, you need to add some cars to that!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:38 AM

German Armour

You tell me........................ Angel

 

Its very serious... buy two models, build them immediately, and drink plenty of fluids.

 

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:59 AM

German Armour

Don't worry, Most of them are going to group builds.

 

That almost made me choke on my coffee laughing. Smile

Worst excuse I've ever heard, and it's so bad that it's good. Brilliant!

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:15 AM

Wa'll:

          I guess it's how you want to look at it . Since 1982 I have kept the stash to a wall of the Garage .Used to be Three small Barns till the Tornado in December of that year saw to it my stash was trimmed down !! I can actually laugh about it now LOL.LOL. These things do stuff in the dark I think ! T.B.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:55 AM

midnightprowler

Keyda, you need to add some cars to that!

 

I'm not real big on cars for some reason.  Unless it's like a vehicle I've owned it just doesn't really appeal to me.  I can't for the life of me explain why, lol. 

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:59 AM

  When the back of your storage unit, (8×10), demands an audience and an offering BEFORE removing the air conditioner in the front....then you have a problem. Right now your just running a small fever. Take Stiks advice buy two kits build them quick, stay hydrated. This will pass........in ten or twenty years........maybe. Lol

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