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  • #95863
    Not Connard Sage
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    This bloke went a bit overboard 🙂

    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/lichfield/2018/07/29/2000-model-aircraft-kits-that-never-launched-going-under-hammer-at-lichfield-auction/

     

    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."

    #95864
    Mike
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    The Express and Star. Not read that for many a year…

    But yeah, that is a horde.

    You could scratchbuild / kitbash some epic huge things with all those bits.

    #95866
    Guy Farrish
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    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).

    #95867
    Mike
    Keymaster

    No way man. I air rifled paper targets. All that damage. The horror.

    #95870
    Mike Headden
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    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!

    #95909
    Etranger
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    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.

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    #95915
    grizzlymc
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    FIFTY DOLLARS?  Bloody hell, it’ll be cheaper to buy the real thing soon.

    #95946
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    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..."

    #95949
    Mr. Average
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    My dad was that way – but he gave them all to me when I was a kid.  One at a time – he had them stashed in the garage and other places.  I loved building those kits – my dad always helped me and brought them out in the summertime.  A really happy memory.

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