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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 26, 2007 3:50 PM
So, i counted my kits yesterday as i cleaned up my house and organized things. my collection of unfinsished-started kits is now up to 47, and my overall collection is up to 51...... im just wondering if anyone else has this problem.....!?   if not, lets just hear how many kits you have in "your stash"
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Posted by Triarius on Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:33 PM

293—and mine is quite small, compared to some.

It's not the number in your stash that should concern you. It's the ratio of completed to stashed that should concern you.

Mine is 4/293…Ashamed [*^_^*]

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Posted by Foster7155 on Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:36 PM
I'm strictly a "one kit at a time" builder. I open the kit, finish it, and then open the next one. Therefore, my current started stash is exactly 1 kit. My overall stash is entirely another matter. According to my latest computer inventory...this is a clue by itself...I now have 309 kits, 296 of which are 1:35 military subjects. However, the inventory is off by a few. I won 6 kits at a contest last weekend, but they've been added to a stack of kits I'm trying to sell at this Saturday's local model Swap Meet. So, my stash may drop down to 300 or so by Sunday...

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Posted by MAgather on Thursday, April 26, 2007 6:29 PM
Heck, I'm a piker compared to you all.  I've 'only' got 15 or 20. Started = 3, finished and in my posession = 0, so I guess I'm a tail end charlie.
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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, April 26, 2007 7:27 PM
32 with about 4 in progress. I'm trying to avoid ebay like the plague, otherwise I'd be over 50.

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Posted by crazygerman on Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:07 PM

i have 2 stashes, kits i bought in the past month (since i've returned to the hobby) which includes 7 armor kits, and my stash from about 2 years ago when i used to build 1/72nd scale aircraft, about 43 kits, out of which i have two b-24s, and two hellcats started from way back...

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Posted by Lufbery on Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:32 PM

The subject of our collections of unbuilt kits comes up pretty frequently around here. Some folks have stashes that are closer to 1,000 than 500!

Just for fun, I'm posting my stash, which is only 21 kits. I have not bought any new kits for more than two years. I'm determined to build, trade, or trash these kits before I buy another one.

In the stash (about half of these were gifts!):
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Revell 1/144 scale B-52G (gift)

Roden 1/72 Fokker D.7 (Alb.-built, early), with a Part PE set (gift)
Roden 1/72 Bristol F2.b with a Part PE set (gift)
ESCI 1/72 F4C National Guard Phantom (gift)
     (an example built by another modeler is here:
      http://www.modelingmadness.com/others/features/f4pages/haroldharkieesci72f4c.jpg
Meikraft 1/72 Piper L-4 Cub
     (you can see an example built by another modeler here:
      http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal3/2001-2100/Gal2056_Piper_Costa/gal2056.htm)
Fujimi 1/72 F-14D Tomcat
Revell 1/72 F-14D Tomcat

Hasegawa 1/72 Weapons Set VII --Special Bombs & Lantirn Pods, JSOW, JDAM, ECM Pods
     For the Tomcats! 

DML 1/48 Spad 13
Monogram 1/48 P-61 (gift)
Monogram 1/48 P-38
Monogram 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher
Monogram 1/48 Grumman F9F Panther (gift)
Monogram 1/48 Spitfire IX (gift)
Monogram 1/48 Stuka Ju 87G-1 (gift)

Revell 1/32 P-38 (gift)
     -- Started by someone else years ago. Some parts glued together, but nothing is painted.

Testors/Italeri 1/35 Panzer IV H (gift)

MPC Millennium Falcon

Airfix 1/600 H.M.S. Hotspur (gift)
Revell Germany 1/1,200 U.S.S. Hornet
Monogram 1/800 U.S.S. Nimitz (gift)
     -- Came in a package with a Monogram 1/72 scale F-4J (the F-4J is now built).
Revell "SnapTite" Nautilus Submarine (scale unknown)
     -- A pretty cool model of the submarine from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
         It does not look like the model used in the movie, but recreates the look and feel
         from the book.
         See here for another modeler's example:
          http://www.modelingmadness.com/contests/scifi/ronmnautilus.jpg

Total: 21

Regards, 

-Drew

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Posted by overkillphil on Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:45 PM
I currently have 43 kits in my stash.  That doesn't include a couple of Hasegawa weapons sets, several garbage kits that have been relegated to spare parts and the one kit I have on special order at the LHS.
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Posted by Wirraway on Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:23 PM
Rob Gronovius wins this, hands down.  Remember the photos of his stash a while back ?  He has more unbuilt kits than my LHS.

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Posted by Borg R3-MC0 on Friday, April 27, 2007 2:31 AM

I have a 100+ stash (might be 110) and that's little league compared to a lot forum members! 

Most of my stash is aircraft, I have got 2 tanks, 1 racing car, an X-Wing and stuff for aircraft dioramas (starter and refuelling trucks, personel, ground equipment etc)

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Posted by J-Hulk on Friday, April 27, 2007 10:21 AM

Let's see, right now, I have 159 built and 256 unbuilt (some in the US and some here in Japan).

I have three or four kits started and in various stages of tinkering, but there's ever only one on the workbench at any given time. 

There's a big "Modeller's Flea Market" held a few times a year here, so about once a year I take a good hard look at the stash and cull whatever I've lost interest in. Before I moved from Osaka to Gunma for my new job last July, I let go of about 135 kits! The extra space and the extra cash made the move a little bit easier!

Of course, I've bought about 30 kits since the move. And built only one...sheesh!

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Posted by IYAAYAS on Friday, April 27, 2007 11:09 AM

Awaiting build: 8 total kits...3 started

Built: 964 most 1/35 armor, most US, most WWII, most some variety of Sherman.

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Posted by Matthew Usher on Friday, April 27, 2007 1:19 PM

Er, here's part of mine...

 

Matt 

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Posted by jwb on Friday, April 27, 2007 1:25 PM

My built list is about a dozen kits, and my unbuilt stash is about 2 dozen. I build one or two at a time.... sometimes three... but I never put them away unfinished before starting another. I generally try to keep it current size, only buying a new one when another gets completed.

What I'm trying to figure out is where am I going to put all these kits? I'm running out of shelf space! Smile [:)]

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Posted by Triarius on Friday, April 27, 2007 1:33 PM
 jwb wrote:

What I'm trying to figure out is where am I going to put all these kits? I'm running out of shelf space! Smile [:)]

Oh, that's easy: just build a 1:1 scale model of another house…

Laugh [(-D]

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Posted by Triarius on Friday, April 27, 2007 1:37 PM
 Matthew Usher wrote:

Er, here's part of mine...

Matt 

Aha! Rob Gronovius and Matt Usher are really the same person…that, or one is the other's evil twin, Skippy…Laugh [(-D]

Just out of curiousity, Matt, how many non-work-related kits have you completed? 

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Posted by waikong on Friday, April 27, 2007 1:48 PM
Matt, I've seen your stash before and I have to say, not only is it big but very well organized!  I only have about 40 or so - light weight compared to some of you.
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Posted by DrewH on Friday, April 27, 2007 2:27 PM

Hmmm......... so a theif could get into Matt's place, swipe 30-40 kits without him knowing Mischief [:-,] InterestingWhistling [:-^]

I have about 150+ and nearly 40 completed, 4 on the go and a trip to the LHS commingBig Smile [:D]

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Posted by Matthew Usher on Friday, April 27, 2007 5:13 PM
 Triarius wrote:
 Matthew Usher wrote:

Er, here's part of mine...

Matt 

Aha! Rob Gronovius and Matt Usher are really the same person…that, or one is the other's evil twin, Skippy…Laugh [(-D]

Just out of curiousity, Matt, how many non-work-related kits have you completed? 

Now that's the question, and I think you're the first person to ask. To be honest, I had to think about it. In the ten years I've been at FSM, I've built constantly, with at least one model on the bench all the time. But in that time, I've only finished one model that wasn't work-related. All the rest have been for FSM or Scale Auto, our sister magazine. But I still go to the hobby shop every week, and clearly I keep buying kits I intend to get to eventually!

I should also note that this picture is a couple of years old. Last fall I culled the collection fairly heavily and sent several boxes of kits to the troops. (Something I'd highly recommend; there are great instructions and addresses at www.ipmsusa.org).

Matt

 

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Posted by Lufbery on Friday, April 27, 2007 9:23 PM
 Matthew Usher wrote:

I should also note that this picture is a couple of years old. Last fall I culled the collection fairly heavily and sent several boxes of kits to the troops. (Something I'd highly recommend; there are great instructions and addresses at www.ipmsusa.org).

Matt

 

 Now THAT's a good reason to have a stash. Otherwise, having a big stash (or even a small one like mine) seems to me to be a waste. If I thought rationally about spending the money, then I'd be better off buying tools or paints, or reference material for the kit I'm working on than buying another kit that I won't get to for a long time.

Actually, that's what I've done these past few years.

It's just so much easier to buy a kit than it is to build one, and that goes for everyone! Some of the folks who build the most models around here also seem to have the largest stashes.

But anyway, if you're going to have a large stash, then sending parts of it to troops who will appreciate them is a good use for that stash.

Regards,

-Drew 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Saturday, April 28, 2007 12:00 AM
Only about a dozen or so unbuilt kits in my closet, but I build one kit at a time and it takes me years to build that one kit.

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, April 28, 2007 9:57 AM
 Hi folks, I fit right in to this thread,I've got 80 + or - 10,split between 48scale aircraft and 35th armor.my desk is a disaster area with maybe 3 different projects going on(if im not careful I'll edn up with a mig21 katushya or a warhammer m3 stuart)yea thats 4 but if i cant count my prjects maybe i shouldnt count my stash..... im afraid very very afraid.heres a question i dont know how to post, when did we become "collectors vs builders"? I dont intend to die till i build everything in my collection so i still might be rattling around at the next turn of the century.

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Posted by mikepowers on Sunday, April 29, 2007 11:45 AM

Matt, that is disgusting and COMPLETELY AWESOME!!!!

Yikes

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Posted by hwells on Sunday, April 29, 2007 10:15 PM

Here are some pics of my stash.  I have culled over half of my collection, and this is whats left.

 

and my other collection.......

Henry

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Posted by m1garand on Monday, April 30, 2007 7:50 AM

My stash has grown to over 300 unbuilt models (mostly armor and figures).  I keep them in the basement (the MAN CAVE!), but now where near being neatly organized like Matt or Hwells. 

Henry,

Looks like you have No.1 & No.4 Enfields, K98 Mauser, Russian M-44 carbine and rest of them looks like Moisin Nagants.  Nice WWII collection!  Where are Garand, carbine and m1911?

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Posted by hwells on Monday, April 30, 2007 12:14 PM

My M-1's, carbine, and 1911a1 are over at mom n dads.  I haven't finished my gun cabinet yet.  Those Mosin Nagants are addicting.  Especially since they are fairly cheap for one in excellent condition.  Plus there are so many different variations, markings, factories, and so on.  Check out www.7.62x54r.net .

 

Henry

 

 

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Posted by grandadjohn on Monday, April 30, 2007 12:31 PM
I have no idea how many built and unbuilt kits I have, and to be frank, I'm afraid to count. I have culled my stash and continue to build, but it still grows. Think they breed on thier own
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Posted by zokissima on Monday, April 30, 2007 1:01 PM
I"m at about 50 unbuilt kits. I don't count the figure kits. There are about the same number of those.
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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, April 30, 2007 4:47 PM
 hwells wrote:

Here are some pics of my stash.  I have culled over half of my collection, and this is whats left



If you need some more help culling, I'd gladly help with some of those. Wink [;)]

As for me, I have between 35 and 50 kits laying around. If I count my Games Workshop Lord of the Rings miniatures, it'd probably be closer to 60.

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Posted by RWard on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 9:57 AM

I just hit 40 over the weekend, not including the one I am working on.

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