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redsoldat
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California, United States
Joined: May 13, 2016
KitMaker: 97 posts
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 02:51 PM UTC
I came to this site while looking for prices for the models I was selling off. Now after x amount of years I am buying models again..1 ACAM M113, a Ba10 from EE, A T28 from ICM, and now a T34/85 from DML. Haven't built a one, just bought like five PE kits for the 113-Does this make me a hoarder?
First it started with a TAM 113 I had from the 70's. Figured I would slap that together to get back into the swing...Well I drove 113s for a while so next came the "Wow this is wrong, and where is that, and on..." Til I realized I couldn't just slap this together. So one day I see a Ba10 armor car. Then after I buy it I look it up and wow, you have to do this and that and the other..The T28 is a diorama idea so that goes down the pit, along with the BA10. Then at last I see a T34/85 (So far I have bought two Red Army AFVs and one US) and at last I have my "Just slap it together, paint it, and call it done". A simple T34/85 with AT screens, then I start to look stuff up.... And then I see a KV2...
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,265 posts
Historicus Forma: 3 posts
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 03:18 PM UTC
it's not 'hoarding', it's 'collecting'.
there is nothing wrong with collecting things. lots of people collect bottles, buttons, coins, sea shells, farm implements, etc etc.
collecting model kits is a fun hobby related to building model kits,so enjoy them both ways.
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
KitMaker: 3,033 posts
Historicus Forma: 11 posts
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 11:15 PM UTC
I prefer to call it "herding" — just doing my part to move product off of distribution shelves and into my stash! 📦
In all honesty, I try to maintain a sort of mental redline so that stash growth doesn't overly exceed build rate.

Anyway ... that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

—mike
redsoldat
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California, United States
Joined: May 13, 2016
KitMaker: 97 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 01:51 AM UTC
I think that mental redline is the key to keeping a proper perspective on what you want vs what you can do. At this point I am keeping away from aircraft-that would just get too insane. I visited the Wingnuts site,
http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/
man, if that had been around when I was modeling back in the dayz, I would be living in a polystyrene landfill right now.