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Honestly now - how many unbuilt kits do you have?
Tin_Can
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Florida, United States
Joined: January 26, 2002
KitMaker: 1,560 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 06:53 AM UTC
Wow, I must be hurting...lol! I just started back into modeling after a 12-year layoff and have exactly zero unbuilt kits besides the Panzer IV I'm working on. Maybe the wife will start getting the hint and buying me some. If anyone wants to call her and give her idea's I'll give you my number...lol! :-)
tankbuster
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Wien, Austria
Joined: January 08, 2002
KitMaker: 134 posts
Armorama: 89 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 07:59 PM UTC
Hi folks!
I did some pictures of my hobbyroom and the kits
a few years ago for Tamiya News. I do not know where my originals are. But I will go downstairs and take some pics.
The solution of "bypassing" the kits physically is
not a problem. We are living in a flat, but I have a hobbyroom in the cellar. That means I can get my stuff from the garage directly to the shelter..
I also restore some boxes frequently, for camoflague reasons.
But I also have a certain quantity of kits which surpass the "official" way, as "she" is aware I can't make it without buying stuff.
The more difficult problem is the financial one.
We have a combined account and I have to take care which amount per month can "vanish".
I also print out the accounts-report with the credit card invoice whenever possible and throw themn away immediately.
I know this is not right and fair and I have reduced this madness quite a lot.
to be honest, a few years ago "she" discovered
2 creditcardbills, 1000,. -$ in total and she was close to throw me out and get to divorce.

Since then I concentrate more on that what I have already, than always purchasing new stuff.
As a compromise and compensation for all my failures "she" could buy a new cat
(Maine Coon) for 600.-$ last october.

werner, the crazy tankbuster


Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
KitMaker: 12,587 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 10:56 PM UTC
That was a big benefit to being an officer in the Army and marrying after I had settled into the "career-mode". As a single lieutenant that was always in the field, I got paid more than I could spend (nothing to buy in a forest in Germany or desert in Asia). Before direct deposit, I used to have 2 or 3 paychecks (twice a month paydays) uncashed before I could get to the bank.

When I got married, my wife came with 3 kids and no money. I handle all the bills and she spends more on her things than I do on mine. I still make enough to support 5 kids and both of our hobbies.

I guess having a degree in Banking and Finance helps too.
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 06:36 AM UTC
19 German Afv kits and accessories,a lot of imagination but no god damn time!!!!!!!!!
and how are you meant to finish one kit when the next one is just cryin to be opened and made (or partly at least)
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
KitMaker: 12,587 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 07:33 AM UTC

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19 German Afv kits and accessories,a lot of imagination but no god damn time!!!!!!!!!
and how are you meant to finish one kit when the next one is just cryin to be opened and made (or partly at least)

You've got to be building one while the paint dries on another!
pipesmoker
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Virginia, United States
Joined: January 31, 2002
KitMaker: 649 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 08:05 AM UTC
OK guys, after reading this I had to get up and count the boxes. 73 either unbuilt or started, 12 boxes assorted figures, 8 boxes individual track links, (mostly Pz III/IV) and a cork bulletin board with photoetch tacked up. Not as may of some of ya'll, but enough to keep me busy. ANd with the show coming up, I'm sure to add to the stash.
drewgimpy
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Utah, United States
Joined: January 24, 2002
KitMaker: 835 posts
Armorama: 388 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 10:44 AM UTC
Well, I only have 3 models unbuilt, but not bad for just starting back up just before Christmas. I am mainly spendig my hobby money on paints/tools so I don't have to cut corners when building the kits. when I am ready to restock my models, I will make a post in the proper thread asking if someone wants to sell some of the ones they probably will never get to.
Chappy_ju87
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Ohio, United States
Joined: December 01, 2001
KitMaker: 146 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 09:57 PM UTC
I am sitting at 110 unbuilts but expecting a couple more packages in the mail....running out of shelf space but cannot stop buying them when I see a good deal. My problem is what to do with them after they have been built, anyone ever selll their completed kits on e-bay....I have been kicking around this idea for sometime now
YodaMan
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United States
Joined: February 21, 2002
KitMaker: 1,561 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 11:52 PM UTC
I've just counted and I've got 13 unbuilt, less than I guessed. 2 armor, 2 auto, 1 plane, an Aliens warrior and 7 Star Wars kits. Actually the Alien warrior is my brother's, but he's in college, so I'm trying to convince him he'll never have the time to build it...

YodaMan
cfbush2000
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North Dakota, United States
Joined: December 01, 2001
KitMaker: 1,796 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2002 - 12:26 AM UTC
At last count it was under 190. All but 3 collected in the last year. I know I shouldn't say this, but there are very few kits I am looking for. There are a few new realeases I am waiting for. And, other than the Tamiya jeep and the M577, I usualy don't but more than one of a specific kit.
NeilUnreal
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Joined: January 31, 2002
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2002 - 12:32 AM UTC
Always at least one fewer than I want whenever I'm in a hobby store.

-Neil
ArmouredSprue
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: January 09, 2002
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2002 - 04:16 AM UTC
All;
Enough was said regarding this post, but the most important is:

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KEEP BUILDING THE MODELS, DON´T WORRY IF THEY´RE THE MOST ACCURATE OR DETAILED, AND ABOVE ALL, BUILD THEM TO HAVE FUN


Hope to see your works in the Armorama.com Photo Gallery :-)
See you around!
CARFACE
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 128 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2002 - 04:18 AM UTC
Hi All,
Only around thirty or so- counting only injection molded styrene. Add another twenty (+/-)
resin major kits and conversions.
Life is to short and DAMNED EXPENSIVE