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Old 26-08-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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This is just a general question but do you ever feel you will never get to finish all the kits you have.I know not really a Space 1999 topic but I have Eagles in my to build pile to but Product Enterprize beat me to it

Just asking as it could be atleast another 6 months till I get a room sorted to build.

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Old 26-08-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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Oh yes......

Lets see...I have

Russian Sovremmeny Class Destroyer
M-163 Vulcan AA vehicle
SA-6 Gainful mobile SAM launcher
Republic Star Destroyer
Challenger 2 KFOR
Challenger 2 Op Telic
S103 S tank
LVTP 7
M-60 with ERA
T-72M1 with ERA
US Patrol Boat River or PBR as seen in Apocalypse Now
Italian Sahariana WWII scout car
Revell S-100 Eboat with Flak gun
Scimitar light tank
Apache Longbow helicopter
OH-6 Helicopter
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Old 27-08-2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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With over 600 kits in my stash covering all subjects, yes I have to agree. These were all bought with the intention of building them rather than as donor kits for parts, but as it happens there are several I need for studio scale projects so they will probably end up being canibalised rather than built.

Having said that, I know I don't have enough time in my life to build them all, let alone the space to display them once built, so I'm likely to have a sort out / sale at some point.

I've completely lost track of what I have now, and can't get access to all parts of my loft because it's too full...so I'll need to wait until I've de-cluttered before I can catalogue everything.
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Old 27-08-2007, 08:29 AM   #4
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My list is very simple. Two Husky Batmobiles to finish restoring (+some) for shop people. I Dinky TB2 to do the same with for another shop person. 1 AMF Defiant for build, one stun gun being painted, 1 Commlock being scratch built, 1 gantry being painted, and one being put into kit form, 1 Warp Hawk being painted.... and that's way enough to deal with for now.
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Old 27-08-2007, 09:27 AM   #5
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"Finish a kit"... you mean put all the bits together, until they look like the picture on the box, rather than just use a few bits from a dozen kits to detail one model?
What an odd idea...
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Old 27-08-2007, 02:53 PM   #6
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Far more than I want to think about to be honest, unstarted kit, models and figures or part started kits, models and figures, I have loads of projects that need attention.
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Old 27-08-2007, 03:52 PM   #7
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That's the problem with mine - too many projects started and put away again. I have to get a commission build finished and then I can get back to trying to finish some of these old projects.
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Old 27-08-2007, 04:37 PM   #8
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So I'm not alone glad to see that but the compulsion to still collect and see that one well seven kits you just want to build.

Any one in England will know my dilemma waiting for the council to do there job.Hence the 6 months and the flat ripped apart but get to check all my kits as they will be going from one room to another.

The one lucky thing is I have no part projects that can't survive a a bit of a knock about.

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Old 27-08-2007, 05:25 PM   #9
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A stacker full in the loft. Curse that uncontrollable AMT 1/24th scale plastic addiction !
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Old 27-08-2007, 05:29 PM   #10
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My problem isn't too many kits, it's trying to make kits too fast with the end result bieing a botched painted and glued disaster, I wish i had the patience you all appear to have.
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Old 27-08-2007, 09:52 PM   #11
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Quote:
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"Finish a kit"... you mean put all the bits together, until they look like the picture on the box, rather than just use a few bits from a dozen kits to detail one model?
What an odd idea...
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Old 27-08-2007, 11:06 PM   #12
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Uh... I have a huge number of kits and I may never build any of them. I've saved a lot of the poorly built models from my childhood and I'm just hoping to have time to restore some of them.

If you're looking for a 1/48 WWII aviation subject, I might have a deal for you.
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Old 28-08-2007, 07:37 AM   #13
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I have thought about it myself with a couple modeling friends dying within the past three years and having their somewhat sizeable collections getting parted out among the other members of our clubs. In my case when I say I am going to pair down my stash, it somehow seems to only grow as I use a vacancy as an excuse to acquire something else.

In my case, the most models I have of one subject are space shuttles in all scales available. I think I am up to around 40 space shuttle kits of various sizes, types and configurations now with only a small percentage built or at least started.
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Old 28-08-2007, 11:03 AM   #14
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I'm personally just like JD said. I haven't actually bought a kit in years with the intention of doing anything else but cannabalising the dang thang. I'm gonna end up with hundreds of kits with just a couple pieces missing.

The sad part is, I've thought several times, what a nice model some of these would make! Every time I start getting the urge to build one of these 30+ year old kits I bought for just one single part, I start thinking about the part I'll need for Space:1999 stuff and I just can't bring myself to waste one building it how it's supposed to be.

That's just sad.



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Old 28-08-2007, 11:29 AM   #15
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Oh, I've got a pile of unfinished kits too... but also a pile of kit parts which shall be used for my scratchbuild projects...

Some of them will probably never be finished but very high on my list of non Space 1999 models are a 1/48 Star Wars B-Wing, a 1/32 Angel Interceptor and a SHADO Moonbase Interceptor all made out of resin.

Hmm, but where did I put all my stuff???? And where is the time to finish them??? When I finally will have cleaned up my hobby room they certainly will surface and I will be able to make a complete list

I guess most of us have the same problem. We see a kit and we absolutely want to have it, then we see another kit and we also absolutely want to have it etc. etc. While one is under construction, a new one grabs our attention and sucks in all the motivation. This goes on for years and years and finally the stored boxes start to leak into the working space...
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Old 28-08-2007, 02:01 PM   #16
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There definately seems to be a pattern emeging here.

It very much looks like we are all the same......
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Old 28-08-2007, 07:56 PM   #17
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Hey, i just had a thought Revell seem to be a good kit manufacturer and they seem to be able to mass produce kits with a very limited market, why dont we persuade revell to make an eagle kit.. lets blitz their customer service e-mail in box... i think there is a market for a 1:72 scale Eagle range!!!
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Old 28-08-2007, 08:48 PM   #18
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As TonyB said there is a pattern a very big one Glad I mentioned this now I'm just happy theres a lot of similar minds out there.

As for Eaglemagnet comment to cool but will add to my build pile drop a link in



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Old 28-08-2007, 10:40 PM   #19
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i like that a lot go for it
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Old 28-08-2007, 10:53 PM   #20
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Yes, if it was a good kit it would be fun to build one as a forum wide project... those who wanted to obviously. If we could get Revel to make one that is.... lots of nice photo etched parts etc
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