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Post #34030, posted on 09-19-2010 GMT-5 hours    
Here's my little collection,
255 kit's and approx. 600 aftermarket decals.








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Post #34032, posted on 09-19-2010 GMT-5 hours    
I know many of you guys don't like it... but HEY! I LOVE THOSE HELLER 1/125 727'S!!!!



I'm still short in room to keep anything else than my mere 20 to 30 kits on stand by. Since I've been flying like hell these last 4 months, my workbench looks like a deposit for everything, except the models it should house...

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Forget about all you've learned on thrust, drag, lift, weight... if you want a plane to fly you need MONEY.

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Post #34036, posted on 09-20-2010 GMT-5 hours    
Here is a question. Besides trying to bid on Ebay, is there a site that actually sells airline models a little cheaper than the rest of the guys? Any place is the US?

Stephen

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Post #37644, posted on 07-02-2011 GMT-5 hours    
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Post #37647, posted on 07-02-2011 GMT-5 hours    
Well,

This is part of my built collection, called Marana:



I've had 1.102 kits (there are some more arrivals not accounted for yet) and about a little more than half of it is in the boxes. In my website (Hangar de Plastico - Plastic Hangar) there are some specifics about those kits. Below one example: how many airliners I had, separate by manufacturer:



Check out more at my Plastic Hangar!!!

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Post #37659, posted on 07-02-2011 GMT-5 hours    
Reading this threadprompted me to update my spreadsheet. So the total now is 327. Of those, about 50 are currently in production. As it is winter here, and I paint my models outside, there is a bit of a log-jam of models awaiting painting. The first fine, clear, still weekend day there is going to be a lot of paint hitting plastic.

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Post #53467, posted on 05-28-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Just ran into this thread from a few years ago. Looks like some of you could run a small hobby shop. Any updates?

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Post #53471, posted on 05-28-2014 GMT-5 hours    
And I thought my stash of kits and decals was 'over the top'... It's currently at a mere 83 kits unbuilt or in various stages of production, 57 completed, and ~100 aftermarket decals.

Having seen how quickly some kits and decals have gone from readily available to hard to find, it seems only sensible to build a stash while it can be done at realistic prices.

The question concerning kit/decal stashes to which the answer seems ever elusive is: When does too little (if there is such a thing?) become enough...and enough become too much? There are as many different 'answers' to that question as there are model builders/collectors...none of which can be shown to be right or wrong on an empirical basis.

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Post #53472, posted on 05-28-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for bringing this thread up again Ahmed. I was afraid that I was bad at collecting (or good actually) and not building enough, but this thread makes me feel better, as I now know that I am not the only one. It is also good to know that I am not the only one that needs to keep track with an excel sheet. And even that doesn't suffice as I recently unpacked everything that I stored in banana boxes and checked my inventory against my excel list. I found an additional 737-800 and now have "only" 25 of them

Because a picture can say more than a thousand words:


This is what 306 civil kits look like. I also have some militiary kits of which I haven't kept track, my guess is around 30 to 40. I also have 262 after market decals and counting...

I hope to finish them all in this lifetime. On the photo you can see my soon to be hooby room. So than there is no excuse anymore not to finish models. At the moment I have to work on the kitchen table.

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Post #53487, posted on 05-29-2014 GMT-5 hours    
You know that is an interesting thought. Never really sat down and took stock of what I had. Would not be a bad idea though.

On the bench and in the works....

A mixed bag of aircraft.

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Post #53496, posted on 05-29-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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Because a picture can say more than a thousand words:




What the hell Ingmar, you should really start building again! Did you decide a livery for all of them? I thought my stash was bad but this will keep you off the streets until your retirement. I'd be very happy to help you clear your stock

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Post #53499, posted on 05-29-2014 GMT-5 hours    
I've always feared having a big stack of kits like this. I presently have 1 in the stash and 1 in build. I always try to get them one at a time before I build them in order to prevent myself from collecting boxes. One worrying trend I've noticed is that I tend to take on a new challenge with each kit, though I'm trying to keep that in check. This whole FOMO attitude has me wondering if maybe I should get a stash of 144 kits (AA 707, RVG 748, Braz A345) to prepare for the apocalypse....

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Post #53536, posted on 05-31-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Update to my decal stack. All boxes are full except number 6 and 7.




I have re-bagged most of the decals into 160mm x 220mm and 160mm x 250mm zip bags . Uniform zip bags allows me to storage the decals neatly in a cardboard box. Cushion added to prevent the decals moving around inside the box:



To be honest, I'll probably use only a few per cent of the decals I have.

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Post #53539, posted on 06-01-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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Are you kidding? I have to use an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of everything!



Same here! At this moment I have 560 in stock, with 25 more ordered I think I have enough to last another 200 years

Cheers,
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Almost 6 years later, I still have 558 kits and 65 coming according to my list!

BR777

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Post #53540, posted on 06-01-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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Are you kidding? I have to use an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of everything!



Hang on guys, I will soon start working on a new section for the website that will help you keep track of and show your collection to others. What I'm envisioning is kind of a big project, so it might be a while, but it's coming.

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Post #67513, posted on 06-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Ahmed,

Any news on this idea? I think it could be a real winner! I see guys with multiple kits that are high demand. Perhaps all deals could be via PayPal to limit liability?

Cheers,

Dan

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Post #67515, posted on 06-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Hi all,

It will happen, but not until the next version of the site is rolled out on a totally different platform. That will probably be next year some time.

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Post #67519, posted on 06-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
I see with pleasure the shelves and basements overflow everywhere!
Everywhere the same - I'm not alone in the world! Ha...ha...ha...ha
That's comfort me. 👍
I totally lost the overview.
No idea what's in my stock in detail - know it just so roughly.
But should be enough for the next 50 years

Think an inventory is absolutely necessary....

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Post #67521, posted on 06-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Collecting is more than half the fun! At the moment I have 104 kits, including started and renovation obects, enough to keep me busy for the rest of my life. Nowdays my collecting is concentrating to "1 of each available airliner kits" and the focus is on airliners and airlines I have flown, but for example not all 737īs types. For us whoīs been around for a while, what is available today is simply fantastic! If I remember corret the first aftermarket decal was for Revellīs DC9, a coupon for ordering was included in the kit and you went to the Post office and bought a kind of coupons which you sent to Revell and a couple of weeks later you got Delta, Southern and Alitalia decals in you mail, WOW! What I still is missing in my collection is decal for a Linjeflyg (Swedish domestic airline) CV440 Metropolitan, my first flight experience in the summer of 1971. When it comes to kits Iīm dying for a L1011-500, my hope is for EE. CV990 (flown with Spantax) and CV880 (not flown) is on my to-buy-list. Have a bunch of old Revell and Airfix kits (DC8-61, DC-10 and L1011) that eventually will be for sale, one of each is enough :-) // Cheers Anders

Decals for Aviaco F27 and AeBal MD87 would be very nice!

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Post #67525, posted on 06-17-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Wow, as of 2017, I have 654 kits in my stash and over 50 coming still. Think I have an addiction *LOL*

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Are you kidding? I have to use an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of everything!



Same here! At this moment I have 560 in stock, with 25 more ordered I think I have enough to last another 200 years

Cheers,
BR777



Almost 6 years later, I still have 558 kits and 65 coming according to my list!

BR777


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Post #67542, posted on 06-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
I am told that there is no such thing as a "former" Marine. Likewise no such thing as a former collector. If it's in your blood, it will be there until the last breath. I am 75 yrs old and have been building and collecting since my teens. I amassed over 1,000 airplane kits plus additional boats, cars, tanks etc. What would Revell, etal do without guys like us? I am now selling down my stash but holding on to my teen years kits like the Revell 1954 issues . However, if I see a "gotta have it" kit, my resolve goes out the window. (Still want a Heller Mercure) Happy collecting everybody. Revell, etal love you/us.

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Post #67543, posted on 06-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
Holy %#* ! And I thought my stash was big. I definitely can't hold a candle to you guys.