- 29/07/2018 at 12:20 #95863Not Connard SageParticipant
This bloke went a bit overboard 🙂
I’d love to have a good old root through that lot.
"I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."29/07/2018 at 12:34 #95864MikeKeymaster29/07/2018 at 12:57 #95866Guy FarrishParticipant
The worrying thing is, looking at those photographs, I’ve built a lot of those over the years – and haven’t got one of them now!
That’s a lot of time and effort (not to mention exposure to noxious fumes) to just disappear.
I suspect the discovery of air rifles, circa age 12, had a detrimental impact on the collection. I know a lot of Airfix tank armour proved incapable of withstanding a .22 round (although oddly resilient to .177).29/07/2018 at 13:00 #95867MikeKeymaster29/07/2018 at 13:58 #95870Mike HeaddenParticipant
Let me copy something I posted to Facebook which touches on this.
Tsundoku is Japanese for the habit of collecting books one never reads.
Longer explanation here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-44981013
On reading the article I realise that I increasingly indulge in tsunomochanoheitai … the collecting of toy soldiers one never paints or plays with!!
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!30/07/2018 at 03:44 #95909EtrangerParticipant
I’ve got a couple of those kits in my stash! However, I don’t have 2,000 in it, despite what SWMBO thinks….
Given that the boxes look to be in near mint condition, the widow should get a tidy return for those. As an example (& because I built one once) that Frog Flying Fortress will be worth a bit if it is. There’s one currently for sale in a tatty box for 25 quid.30/07/2018 at 05:38 #95915grizzlymcParticipant
FIFTY DOLLARS? Bloody hell, it’ll be cheaper to buy the real thing soon.30/07/2018 at 15:30 #95946Darkest Star GamesParticipant
All the pix look like 1:72 scale. Too bad there didn’t appear to be any 1/100…
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."30/07/2018 at 15:46 #95949Mr. AverageParticipant
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