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Old 01-23-2014, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear fellow collectors,

Probably this has been asked many times before but I've been struggling about when to stop buying models.

I can't go on and on buying models even when it are only 2 a month.
I'm running out of space and it's not like you want to sell all of them next month. Most of us will keep them for many years or try to keep them for many years to come.

When I switched from 1/400 to 1/200 I only wanted to collect Russians and every AC type released one piece. However the collection I have sofar shows I went a bit of track. I need to cutback but when do you stop?

When do you say enough is enough?

What are your thoughts?
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There are some members on this forum that need to go on hoarders! It's relevant to space I believe. Some people have hundreds, but they are neatly stored away in the garage, basement etc. When I see the people that have rooms stacked with boxes, literally no space to walk around and piles of models sitting on tables, I think its a bit much. That is just my opinion though.
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When do you say enough is enough?

When you have to move the guest bed out of the guest room into the living room and have your in-laws sleep in a hallway because the guest room is full of model airplanes..
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That is beyond RED line.. However I understand.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've recently switched back to 1/400s for lack of space. I have a lot of widebodies, and it does get overwhelming after a while. Going forward, I'm only buying 1/200 models that have big sentimental value, of planes I've flown or worked aboard.

I got back into 1/400s this summer when I was buying some for co-workers of mine, AA flight attendants who were retiring. They make great gifts. I was impressed by the fair amount of detail on the 1/400s, so then started collecting them for myself. And there is more variety in 1/400.
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I have 6 1/200s on display and 20-ish 1/400s in the closet. Why buy a model if you don't have room to display it?
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Dear fellow collectors,

Probably this has been asked many times before but I've been struggling about when to stop buying models.

I can't go on and on buying models even when it are only 2 a month.
I'm running out of space and it's not like you want to sell all of them next month. Most of us will keep them for many years or try to keep them for many years to come.

When I switched from 1/400 to 1/200 I only wanted to collect Russians and every AC type released one piece. However the collection I have sofar shows I went a bit of track. I need to cutback but when do you stop?

When do you say enough is enough?

What are your thoughts?
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Ohhh no...... :-)

From time to time you wonder how fellow collectors are dealing with it.
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At some point, I realized I was running out of room. So I took stock of how much room I had left, and used that to set a limit for new models/year. Tighten up your collecting criteria. If you want to exceed the limit, then you get rid of something.

At this point, I have a list of what I would buy, if it were released. if a new release isn't on my pre-made list, then I don't buy.
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I'd have enough if they just stopped making them!
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When I can no londer display then in an organized fashion, I will stop buying. Right now have 3 display cases/cabinets with around 160 models 1/200 and have a bit more room to display some.
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I hope the list below helps:

1) When your wife gives you an ultimatum, her or the models.
2) When you move into the tent in the yard because there's no more room in the house.
3) When you approach your Boss for a Pay rise to help pay your hobby.
4) When your bank manager rings and "wants to talk to you".
5) When your on a first name basis with your retailer and they invite you over for dinner because your losing weight due to lack of funds.
6) When you go to the shop to buy some milk and your wallet is empty.
7) When you buy a model only to realize you have another two of the same.

Do I need to continue? There's a difference between LIKE and NEED. I would like every model BUT do I really need it. Be very careful, there's a fine line between collecting and ADDICTION!
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NEVER, just store em safe and rotate them out, the rotating is actually quite a bit of fun for me. Put away some and put our some different ones, usually with a Laptop nearby as I always end up wanted to looking something up on the history of a model or squadron or whatever as I am handling them and dusting them. Pure fun

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I topped out over 200 and have been slowly parting with them. I was so excited this stuff was even made in my early collecting days that I bought models just because they looked great. Now I'm only buying stuff that has significance to me such as aircraft/liveries I've flown and memories from when I was younger. The models I bought that have no relevance to me are being sold off one by one. Having said that I'm still sitting with way too many boxes filled with non-displayed models in my basement and home office... I can see the day when I'll get my collection down to around 50-75 or so models and hold at that level...
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The room to display them issue has become significant for me. My room is fairly small. My current criteria (747s of various airlines that have a visually pleasing [to me] livery) means I am almost finished collecting. I still want less than 6 models, and have purchased the odd 777, DC-10 and L-1011, but don't plan to fleet build beyond Pan Am. After I add some more shelves to my Detolfs, I will wind down collecting, and probably only add a single model, now and then. Plus the amount of money spent on my collection has become considerable. Basically if I can't display models, then I have too many.
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I stopped collecting 1/400 for a couple of reasons, one being I can't see the damn things very well any more (I'm losing my vision from a combination of ailments). But I'm still enthusiastic about 1/200, and as long as I have my sight, I will be collecting. But when it goes, look for a massive sell-off (about 860 models right now).
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I've struggled with this.

I'm addicted plain and simple. Its the first thing i think of when i wake up, and almost the first thing I think of when i go to sleep. People slate Callum and his obsessive posting on here but I'm the same only without the posting - i can totally relate to the bubble of collecting he's found himself in.

I was working this out the other day but Ive been collecting since 2000, and spent £4500 on my first 1:400 collection until i sold it, £5000 on my next, £3000 on my third and then now £7000+ in 2 years on my first 1:200 collection.

Given that I've sold all my other planes on three occasions in the past, at some point the collection value even if you accept cents in the DAC database value dollar is so high that I eventuially take the money. I swear each time to not start up this addictive and financially ruinous hobby again.

My current 1:200 colection is in the region of 102 military 1:200s and 82 civil and is worth a lot of money. I could easily see myself growing it to three or four times that big.

I definitely need to take a few months off collecting, thats for sure.
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There are some members on this forum that need to go on hoarders! It's relevant to space I believe. Some people have hundreds, but they are neatly stored away in the garage, basement etc. When I see the people that have rooms stacked with boxes, literally no space to walk around and piles of models sitting on tables, I think its a bit much. That is just my opinion though.
That's why you haven't been invited over, haha!! Jk.
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And THIS, too! Haha
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THAT'S why?
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What are you suggesting, "ABRAHAM"?
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You will not be satisfied with my answer but I manage to delay this situation in a very simple way.

I am very selective.
Limiting my collection to my airline or aircraft of historical interest.

It's good for my wallet and so far, it is not a problem.

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Very true and I used to buy anything that is being produced and lost it to space and money. Now I am very selective and I only buy really good and nice liveries and heavies (777/747/380/340).
The smaller ones, have it and would not have similar models even with nice liveries.

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from the beginning men were hunters and/or collectors, so if you're not a hunter you can figure out for yourself what your fate is...

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I bit the bullet last year & just stopped buying them. I was seriously tempted by a few that came out during the year but resisted purchasing any of them. I reckon what I saved in not buying models enabled me to buy a new ride-on mower!
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I've struggled with this.
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My current 1:200 colection is in the region of 102 military 1:200s and 82 civil and is worth a lot of money. I could easily see myself growing it to three or four times that big.

I definitely need to take a few months off collecting, thats for sure.
I'm in the same situation! It's not only civil i like, it's military too!

I have this incredible weakness for the Herpa AN-2, Mig-21, Mig-25, Mig-29 and SU-27/30.

Every single release will end up on display.
150+ military.......
I only miss one AN-2 (Antonov club) and one SU-27 (Sovjet Navy).

I have every single Herpa AN-24 and most of the AN12's, PHX TU134 and JC/IF/AV TU154's.
100+ civil..........


The TU's are not even my holygrails , the Ilyushin's are!
What's in the pipeline? Exactly the IL62 and IL76.............
What will happen when the IL86 shows up? You may think; lucky you, there aren't many liveries on that frame..............


When to stop? I like them all!
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We all have options for display be it shelves, desks or display cabinets. Display cabinets are expensive as we all know, and to be honest this is why we all collect to display and enjoy and share our collections. You cant leave the models in boxes for ever. I will never forget the first time a meet fellow DACer, my now good friend Hu and had to pull out models from their boxes from everywhere in storage though my house for hours. Last year I purchased my first two display cabinets and never looked back. I have now cut down to what fits my collecting scope. Although there are many temptations. My advise is not what you collect or how many aircraft types & liveries, you must make the space to enjoy your collection every day.....life is too short so get there as soon as you can to enjoy however you can enjoy your models.
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That was your BIG mistake!! I would love to collect 1/200, but as long as the same models are available in 1/400, why would I want a model twice as big, costing twice as much and taking up twice as much space, when the detail on the 1/400 version is fantastic? I know that if I gave in and bought one 1/200th model, I would want another and and other....and...soon run out of space! Even in 1/400, I am running out of space so God help me if I ever go down the I/200th slippery, slidey slope!
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That was your BIG mistake!! I would love to collect 1/200, but as long as the same models are available in 1/400, why would I want a model twice as big, costing twice as much and taking up twice as much space, when the detail on the 1/400 version is fantastic? I know that if I gave in and bought one 1/200th model, I would want another and and other....and...soon run out of space! Even in 1/400, I am running out of space so God help me if I ever go down the I/200th slippery, slidey slope!
Well thank God you 1:400 scale collectors find the time to post in the 1:200 section and it is totally so relevant about space yeah. Now I have to canvas the 1:400 threads to make sure that all models released in 1:400 as you say are available to us 1:200 collectors as well now dam it. Thank you so much for your contribution
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I've decided that I'll keep collecting them as long as I have room to display them. As others have stated I do not see the point of collecting them just to put them in their boxes and store them in the garage or closet. I have 237 1:200 models right now, all on display, and still have room for more. I'm guessing I'll have room for about 300 total before I have to start thinking about which ones I really want or not. But who knows. By the time I get to that point maybe I will have found some more display cabinets
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This could be a funny thread if we attack it as fun.

When you're afraid to open a closet door for fear of being buried under a barrage of cradles, you might have too many models.


Seriously...
When you start considering what you might be willing to get rid if, you have enough.

Two words: Four Digits.

Anyway, I've hit that point. Seriously considering boxing up a bunch and selling them off.
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I'm at around 225 pieces and need another cabinet. I reckon 250 is optimum and from then on 1 in = 1 out. That would definitely sharpen up the collection which is already 100% retro and pretty darned ok for me.
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I keep a list of models I am interested in. If I wait long enough (usually a couple months) I lose interest in most of them. The ones I still want I end up buying. On occasion a model I want will sell out, but for the most part they don't. And of course, I make exception for models I want that are guaranteed to sell out - a good example being the 1/400 Gemini LH 748i. I usually preorder those, which aren't many..

I guess the short answer is: avoid impulse purchases.
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That was your BIG mistake!! .............
God help me if I ever go down the I/200th slippery, slidey slope!
I switched to 1/200 when I noticed my AC Interflug TU154 was suffering and starting become dust again.
Didn't want to stop collecting and saw heaven in 1/200.
I also didn't want a huge collection like i had in 1/400 so that's why only Russian types and 1 piece of every AC frame brought on the 1/200 market.

Collection today shows different though.

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Absolute! I'm not desperate or want to call it crisis. (sorry Callume )

Just a thread for brainstorming with fellow collectors.
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New Collector Here........

I purchased my first Inflight200 model about 60 days ago. I now have 14 in the hangar/cabinet. I am only collecting historically significant aircraft to myself. Aircraft I admired at my local airport or special aircraft I have flown on. Before I started purchasing I decided once I find the models I want- then that is it. This is what I have collected thus far.

IF200 Air Canada B747 Black Nose
IF200 Air Canada L1011 Black Nose
IF200 Air Canada B727 Black Nose
IF200 Air Canada DC-9 Black Nose
IF200 Air Canada DC-8-63- Next gen livery
IF200 Wardair B727
IF200 Wardair B707
IF200 CP Air B737
IF200 CP Air B727
IF200 CP Air DC-10
IF200 Western Airlines B727
IF200 Hughes Airwest B727
IF200 Air New Zealand DC-10
Hogan 200 British Airways Concorde 1970's livery

Models yet to be sourced and funded to finalize my collection.

IF200 CP Air DC-8
IF200 CP Air B747
IF200 Air Canada DC-8 Black Nose
IF200 Air Force One SAM 28000
IF200 Wardair DC-10
IF200 Wardair B747 - Not yet produced.
IF200 Western Airlines B707 - Not yet produced.
IF200 Pacific Western B737 final livery - Not yet produced.
IF200 Pacific Western B737 2nd livery - Not yet produced.

Once I have these- that's it.

There are some great models out there- but only these mean anything to me. I have a large floor to ceiling display case with Aviation and Space models & collectables and everything in there connects to me, my memories, my background and my interests in some significant way. I was so impressed with the Inflight200 models I decided to go this way instead of plastics & resins for the airliners.

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N E V E R ! ! ! ! ! I have 715 diecast 1:200 airliners,900 Corgi Aviation of all scales, 1850 1:50 construction models and thousands of plastic airplanes of all scales!!!!!.......and KEEP COLLECTING.....

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as said before, when you are............. DEAD, OOORRRRR, when you are......................BANKRUPT!!
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When I can no longer fit the model in or on top of my single Ikea Detolf case that's in my home office. Having hundreds of models just sounds silly to me. Heck, even having multiple models of the same type of plane is pushing it for me as well. I'm nearing the point where I can't fit anymore planes in the case, so I currently have a couple models listed on eBay. Ones that aren't must haves for me.
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N E V E R ! ! ! ! ! I have 715 diecast 1:200 airliners,900 Corgi Aviation of all scales, 1850 1:50 construction models and thousands of plastic airplanes of all scales!!!!!.......and KEEP COLLECTING.....

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When I can no longer fit the model in or on top of my single Ikea Detolf case that's in my home office. Having hundreds of models just sounds silly to me. Heck, even having multiple models of the same type of plane is pushing it for me as well. I'm nearing the point where I can't fit anymore planes in the case, so I currently have a couple models listed on eBay. Ones that aren't must haves for me.
Ive often looked at the Detolf cases, But they only have 2 or 3 shelfs, how and where do you fit more
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Ive often looked at the Detolf cases, But they only have 2 or 3 shelfs, how and where do you fit more
Not necessarily. There is a total of 5 layers to put models on in the Detolf case (4 inside, 1 on top). The very bottom, three glass shelves, and the very top. I also have a pretty neat lighting system installed on each level that I also bought from IKEA. I don't need anymore models than what I can fit on/in that case. I even have larger models in it including an A380, 777, L1011, 767 etc etc, and a bunch of narrow body planes. All in all probably about near 20 1/200 models displayed.

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I keep a list of models I am interested in. If I wait long enough (usually a couple months) I lose interest in most of them...I guess the short answer is: avoid impulse purchases.
Great advice! Impulse purchases can be a wallet killer. If all diecast retailers had a "one-click" purchase option like Amazon.com, I'd be broke. I try to adhere to my collecting criteria, but I'm a sucker for a model I perceive as highly detailed and especially well-made. But having criteria is a good start.
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