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If Your Wife Knew The Cash Tied Up In Your Stash

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    June 2022
If Your Wife Knew The Cash Tied Up In Your Stash
Posted by Southpawslingshot on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 5:54 PM

I remember a long time ago seeing a photo of some modeler's huge stash of kits and him saying something to the effect of , "If my wife knew how much I had tied up on that stash of kits....." So I wanted to throw this humorous question out to all the husbands out there and see what kind of hilarious responses I can read. I laughed hard when I saw that photo years ago. 

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:12 PM

Basicly, she's OK with whatever I buy because I haven't "bought" any for quite a while. When I go to contests, I always buy raffle tickets. When I win, I show her the kits with the winning ticket slipped under the plastic and say "See what I won". If I don't win any, I buy 1 or 2 and slip one of my loosing tickets under the plastic and you guessed it "Look what I won". Has worked fine for quite a few years.Wink

Oh, save your loosing tickets for next contest if you don't have the cash to buy more tickets.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:52 PM

No secrets here,we are both responsible,we both have our hobbies and our spending money and it's all good for 41 years now.

All of this crap I read about smuggling in models, hiding the stash,worrying about if she sees the mailman first is just ridiculous,what are we 12 year olds,she's not my mother,we just buy what we want,and nobody's blowing the monthly budget. Confused

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:23 PM

My wife is super supportive of my hobby.  She doesn't care how much money I spend.  She has been to shows with me and enjoys the company of the guys in my club.  She has been mentioned on a popular modeling  podcast about her support and enthusiasm.  I'm proud of that and I got very lucky.  

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Posted by lurch on Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:52 PM

My wife is alsovery supportive as well. She hasnever said anything about any of my hobby stuff. We have been together for 12 years now. Guess I also am one of the lucky ones.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 17, 2022 1:03 AM

I built our life through long nights, good decisions and a bit of luck.  We live a good life and I buy what I want.  She laughs sometimes at my collection but never edits so to speak.  My model collection is a fraction of her shoes and purses.  We are fortunate to do what we want but I have a frugal gene in me that I can't shake.  I'm more of a critic of my puchases than she is.



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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 17, 2022 8:46 AM


          My Late first wife was very supportive of my hobby. It helped with Anger issues and Disabilities as well. They were great therapy tools after I got hurt in civilian life! Did youknow  that you can crush a model car without even cutting yourself? Yup, and it ain't buildable after that either. Took me fourteen months for her to put a model car in my hand and to just hold it there withought involuntarily crushing it.

         There was a time when that question came up. Remember the articles about Imelda Marcos, from the Phillipines and all her shoes? My wife counted all hers and that included a bag( Large Black Garbage) That she was going to donate. She had Tiny Feet.

       The largest shoe she wore was a woman"s size Eight! She was a tiny woman to start with, 5'1" in her stocking feet. It was hard for her to find shoes in the right size in some of the places we lived, So when she found some she always bought more than one pair!It Wasn't hard for me to find models though. She bought a pair of shoes I bought a model. Or so I thought.

        When The models were inventoried for insurance I had as many models as she had shoes at 150! Over the years we both slimmed our stashes because of living conditions etc. When she passed i gave away 165 pairs of shoes to the womens shelter! My models then took up half of a two car garage.

        Now that I live in an extended family situation, The stash has hovered at 125. Some form out of storage and the rest added to since I have lived here. Oh, and that includes an eighth of the Garage with LEGO stashed in there. To Be honest, I really don't know just how many I have. I have four large boxes of cars in the backyard storage shed too. I wonder what they do in the dark. Why? Well, although it was some years ago, I sold off five large storage boxes of cars and two garment boxes of planes at a model show.They filled a 3/4  ton van. We left with four models I had traded for and a fistful of money. Now, I am having to figure out new ways to stack them. Hmmmm. Time to thin again I think!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 17, 2022 9:39 AM

No wife here... no worries. Wink

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, June 17, 2022 10:23 AM

Hubby knows I have a bunch of kits.  We go on about who has the bigger stash, me with kits, or him with guns, lol.  He's got a lot, and I mean a lot more money into his gun stuff, so he leaves me alone when it comes to my stash. 

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    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, June 17, 2022 10:37 AM

Not married, but most of my stash came from Amazon points. But the boxes take up shoe space in the closet, so there would be that. 

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  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:14 AM

She knows and doesn't care.  It's a moderate stash of 50 kits.

Retired and living the dream!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:01 AM

Hey ! Murph!

       Thank you for your service as a Peace Officer!

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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:34 AM

One of the advantages of being in a modeling club- my wife knows who to contact to sell my stash.  And someone from a club has knows to call her if she does not after a while if she does not contact him (I belong to three different clubs in area).

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, June 18, 2022 3:47 PM

Yep, no wife, no problem!  Oh wait - no wife, no guilt, no restraint, and therefore... no room!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:34 PM


No wife here... no worries. Wink



On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:38 AM

She doesn't care, supports my hobby fully. She understands that what I/we have paid for the stash is pennies compared to what they will cost in 5 10 20 years from now as prices continue to rise. I have enough to last 25-30 more years of building. What's left when I'm gone can be taken by my son or sold off and given away. All I know is I don't have to worry about inflation affecting the cost of my kits as I have most of what I want. Adding one here and there as a special kit is peanuts at this point.


On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, June 19, 2022 4:32 PM

Once my wife got used to the idea that they were not just a bunch of toys, she didn't have a problem.  While we were in Olinawa I woiuld make two trips each payday or payday weekend.  First to the bank to cash in some money for yen and then to the local toy stores for kits.

By the time we had to get ready to return to the stated I had pretty much filled up the spare room and its closet with models.  It took three packing srates for that load.  Unfortunately when we arrived I couldn't find a job for a while and we got hit with a bill for being 1,500 pounds over our weight limit.  My wife's sister helped by buying groceries and even after I did find a job I would grab old paper bags to take home for use in the trash.  I eventually was almost out of kits by the time I got a job for a whole 6.00 an hour.  As it turns out they couild not touch her A.F. disability/ retirement pay like they did the first time we came back and were also 1,500 pounds over, along with several others I knew. In the lqast few years I have mostly used kits for trading.

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  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:40 AM


Hey ! Murph!

       Thank you for your service as a Peace Officer!

Thanks.  It was an honour to serve my community for the 32 years that I did.

Retired and living the dream!

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:55 AM

I too am lucky, I have a wife that supports my hobby. The only comment she has ever made about the stash is "If you're not going to build them all, why not sell off the ones you don't want and buy stuff you do want with the money". How does a bloke get this lucky?

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned


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