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I recently got back into plastic modeling (had been doing the flying kind for a long time). I've found that there were a bunch of subjects, paint jobs and markings that I wanted to model. I'm an air traffic controller and want to model all the military aircraft that I had the privilege to work over the years. The problem is there are a bunch of kits and decal sets that are out of production. I am generally able to track them down but it takes some effort and I seem to always want to buy two or more. Maybe to sell them later or just have them because I know I can't get them anymore.

 

It seems like the "stash" is kind of normal but wanted to know if others are in the same boat.

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No. Never. Absolutely not. 

 

 

 

 

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. 

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Just another instance of gear acquisition syndrome. Absolutely normal.

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My name is Geoff and I have a stash.  Part of the MA (modeler's anonymous) creed.😬

 

Geoff M

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Posted (edited)

...is there anyone who DOESN'T have a stash??

I know I never intended for one, when I started building as a teen, but it just....happened....

 

I'm down to 18.  Built or sold everything else.  Was up over a a hundred at one time but wouldn't admit it.

Edited by Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy

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18 hours ago, sideshow said:

Are stashes normal?

 

Yes.

Yes, they are.

Surely everyone has cardboard boxes filled with plastic parts worth a small car or two in their basement, right?

Right?

 

RIGHT?????

 

2 hours ago, foxmulder_ms said:

I have 12 in my stash. I hate myself for it. I just have too much ambition.  

 

I have around 700 in the stash. I hate myself about 58 times as much. 😉

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18 hours ago, Helmsman said:

Just another instance of gear acquisition syndrome. Absolutely normal.

 

So we all have GAS? I've been unable to relieve my GAS for years

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I've lost count. I have so many My friends come over to my hobby shop errr house to buy model kits...LOL

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39 minutes ago, viper730 said:

I've lost count.

 

I was forced to acknowledge my stash problem when I had to create a spreadsheet of my stash in an effort to not buy a kit I forgot I already had.  

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All items in my stash, that may or may not exist, are in a Google spreadsheet. This enables me to check at home or on the road, on my desktop, tablet, or phone.

 

There are tabs for kits, AM, and books. Multiple kits are OK, but multiple copies of the same book is dumb as a post.... 

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2 hours ago, habu2 said:

 

I was forced to acknowledge my stash problem when I had to create a spreadsheet of my stash in an effort to not buy a kit I forgot I already had.  

 

Been there, done that. Still bought one I was sure I didn't have yet. :bandhead2:

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1 hour ago, eraucubsfan said:

 

Yes!

 

latest?cb=20180401221552

 

Oops, wrong type of stash  :coolio:

 

That is a text book deployment stu'che.

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Don't have a stash , don't want one, don't need one. I use to but a lot of it I lost interest in. Now I build what i want and when.

With the stash I had way too may WIPs. If you like them that's fine. they just caused all kind of problems for me, JMO .  jon

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I would say it is abnormal, its a waste of your money and solitares you completely from a normal living.

Who cares?

 

300+

 

 

Edited by cag_200

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:yahoo:

I think it's Very normal to have a stash. whether it's on your upper lip or it's model kits or Playboy magazines!

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I try to keep mine under 200 kits...and it's "rotational", I'll sell stuff off, buy new kits that come out.

 

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Then there's the "Aftermarket Monster" !!

 

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1 hour ago, airmechaja said:

:yahoo:

I think it's Very normal to have a stash. whether it's on your upper lip or it's model kits or Playboy magazines!

 

All three will can land you in the dog house with the significant other :rofl:

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An avid reader sometimes has a library.

A music lover may have a record collection.

A movie fan may have a DVD or blu-ray collection.

A woodworker may have a lot of tools and special wood.

 

So a modeler may have a kit collection. Nothing wrong or right about it, although like anything else, when you lose your ability to do it in moderation, other aspects of your life may suffer. Some modelers are OK with that, but I would guess that most of us are making an effort to make sure the hobby doesn’t become an unhealthy obsession. If I can afford to have $10,000 tied up in kits and aftermarket and supplies, then that’s no different than the person next door buying a boat or a classic car. 

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My grandmother liked to make her own clothes.  She had a dresser full of patterns and a closet full of fabric. Never heard her call it a stash though.....

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On 8/25/2019 at 3:27 PM, Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy said:

...is there anyone who DOESN'T have a stash??

I know I never intended for one, when I started building as a teen, but it just....happened....

 

I'm down to 18.  Built or sold everything else.  Was up over a a hundred at one time but wouldn't admit it.

 Only a 100, amateur! LOL 

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After some purging and selling on ebay I am down to 80ish.  Need to update my list on scalemates.  

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