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Old 05-21-2016, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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(Copying this from a diecast forum for model cars I'm a member of. Thought it was cute enough to share.)

...in other words, are you addicted to diecast?

Here is an easy test questionnaire to help you determine if you are addicted to diecast; it was derived from the CAGE test.

Two "yes" responses indicate the possibility of diecast addiction.

1) Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your diecast buying?
2) Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your diecast purchases?
3) Have you ever felt Guilty about diecast buying?
4) Have you ever felt you needed to view/touch your diecast or visit this forum first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or get you going?

Tip of the day: If diecast is only your addiction, you can proudly remind your spouse/partner/friends that there is worse than diecast!
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(Copying this from a diecast forum for model cars I'm a member of. Thought it was cute enough to share.)

...in other words, are you addicted to diecast?

Here is an easy test questionnaire to help you determine if you are addicted to diecast; it was derived from the CAGE test.

Two "yes" responses indicate the possibility of diecast addiction.

1) Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your diecast buying?
2) Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your diecast purchases?
3) Have you ever felt Guilty about diecast buying?
4) Have you ever felt you needed to view/touch your diecast or visit this forum first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or get you going?

Tip of the day: If diecast is only your addiction, you can proudly remind your spouse/partner/friends that there is worse than diecast!
The answer to those questions is yes!
It`s the reason I`m getting out and start kitbuilding some armor.
I figure I`ll be more engaged in my hobby and spend a lot less time on forums as well as being a lot less expensive in the longterm.
Also any QC issues that crop up can be laid at my door with no frustrations with poor workmanship coming from China.
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1. yes
2. yes
3. no
4. no

5. A desire to spend long periods of time on the forum -
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Definite addiction.
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1. Yes
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Um.....as much as I hate to admit.

Yes to all the above!
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WTF... this is just bizarre. Especially number 4. Sounds like OCD or another serious mental disorder. I've always known this hobby is full of weirdos, but wow...
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WTF... this is just bizarre. Especially number 4. Sounds like OCD or another serious mental disorder. I've always known this hobby is full of weirdos, but wow...
Like many serious mental disorders, IPS (Ironic Post Syndrome), can be difficult to see...
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Like many serious mental disorders, IPS (Ironic Post Syndrome), can be difficult to see...
Bahahahahaha you so funny. Not.
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I think I am in the "cage" due to how long I've been collecting diecasts. The exception is and ironically is diecast cars. The price increases of those just went too far for my budget. I've still kept a small collection but stopped adding to it years ago.
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My addiction is under control now tho having narrowed my collecting criteria to a few Airlines... I once had the collect everything approach which was a slippery slope... much better now
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Yes.
No.
No.
Yes.
I am limiting myself to my airline but I am able to make an exception for an iconic aircraft.
Also I make custom models of my airline, not expensive and very enjoyable.

Jean Pierre.

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(Copying this from a diecast forum for model cars I'm a member of. Thought it was cute enough to share.)
Two "yes" responses indicate the possibility of diecast addiction.

1) Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your diecast buying?
2) Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your diecast purchases?
3) Have you ever felt Guilty about diecast buying?
4) Have you ever felt you needed to view/touch your diecast or visit this forum first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or get you going?
1/ Need to cut down...? Never... I've been collecting diecast model planes since I was 7yo (or to put it another way, for the past 45 years and counting), tho I switched to 1/400 scale some 10 years ago. I still have some 3,000 military models I collected for the first 35 years in boxes but display the commercial 1/400 in our lounge and dining rooms. (inside 8 display cases)

2/ Annoyed..? No. I usually laugh at such remarks. Most of our friends go out and spend money on booze, smokes, watching sports or gambling. All waste their money and get nothing but a headache in return. Me..? I purchase models which look awesome and when I die my wife can sell them and get all/most of the money I've spent back. It's an investment. Plus I don't drink, smoke, gamble or watch sports (which pleases the wife) as I'm too either too poor to go out much (Models have gone up so much $$$) or just stuck on DA.C moderating...

3/ Guilty...? No way. My wife even gets into it, she regularly buys me models I'm after, plus it means I'm always grateful for those extra 2 or 3 models a month. Grateful = Helping out around the house and bedroom...

4/ I'm a night person, so I'm usually asleep during the day. So no getting up first thing in the morning for me. I also only log on after my wife goes to sleep, it's usually the last thing I do, definitely not the first.

So that's No, No, No and No...

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I was trapped in the diecast cage for years but I finally escaped by selling all my diecast models and now I build my own models kits now for way less. Here are a couple of 727-100s 1/100 scale plastic kits.
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My addiction is under control now tho having narrowed my collecting criteria to a few Airlines... I once had the collect everything approach which was a slippery slope... much better now
Same for me! I had to scale back in a big way! Used to try to get everything that was released that interested me. Got way out of control.
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Two "yes" responses indicate the possibility of diecast addiction.

1) Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your diecast buying?
2) Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your diecast purchases?
3) Have you ever felt Guilty about diecast buying?
4) Have you ever felt you needed to view/touch your diecast or visit this forum first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or get you going?

Tip of the day: If diecast is only your addiction, you can proudly remind your spouse/partner/friends that there is worse than diecast!
1) Yes
2) Yes, I am the weirdo at my family. Every purchase is a discussion.
3) Yes, but curious thing, the most expensive models I have are not die-cast (metal) models.
4) No, never. I only touch my models to reaccomodate them or dusting the few models I have in shelves. About visiting this forum, oh man, every time I see a "New release" thread I really hope to not get hooked.


So 3 and 1/2 possitive answers, guess I need a rehab.
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I was trapped in the diecast cage for years but I finally escaped by selling all my diecast models and now I build my own models kits now for way less. Here are a couple of 727-100s 1/100 scale plastic kits.
Those are 2 really great looking models built very well and realistically !
Which plastic kits did you use to build those Boeing 727s ?

My interests are both plastic model kits and diecast models -although I have
not built any kit for a long time.

I have the following Boeing 727 kits: 1/72 KMC,1/96 Aurora,1/100 Platicart,
1/144 Airfix and 1/200 Hasegawa.
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I was trapped in the diecast cage for years but I finally escaped by selling all my diecast models and now I build my own models kits now for way less. Here are a couple of 727-100s 1/100 scale plastic kits.
Yep - i tend to agree.
There is more satisfaction in making your own unique model and sitting back and enjoying it than having the same mass produced model that a ton of other people also have!!!
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This was the kit I used to make both of those 727-100s . I am in the process of building another 3 models.
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This was the kit I used to make both of those 727-100s . I am in the process of building another 3 models.
Nice work on the kits by the way...
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Kudos to the OP. This is a funny and cool thread. Thank you for posting this topic.

1. No
2. No
3. No
4. No

Cheers! T7 (oh, all my answers would have been 'Yes' if this was posted about 4-5 years ago! ! )
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1) No
2) No
3) No
4) No

I used to build airliner plastic kits, but found that:

a) I just no longer had time to devote to it.
b) I quickly ran out of space to display many models, as the scales were too big.
c) I ended up storing them in boxes in the attic, where I couldn't see them and enjoy them. Meanwhile that storage took its toll with atmospheric changes, yellowing white paint, cracking decals and general deterioration.

Since I started collecting 1/400 diecast airliners in the late '90s ( collecting 1/200 scale is unnecessary), I have superbly finished accurate models in a scale that I can collect,display and enjoy in glass cabinets without taking up too much room.

My wife loves my collection, I am not spending time sweating over building kits any more and enjoy reading posts on here and other forums from other similar collectors. Basically, collecting diecast models has freed me from the 'kit building cage'
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This was the kit I used to make both of those 727-100s . I am in the process of building another 3 models.
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I was trapped in the diecast cage for years but I finally escaped by selling all my diecast models and now I build my own models kits now for way less. Here are a couple of 727-100s 1/100 scale plastic kits.


Serious question then to you then...
You do realize that this forum is dedicated to Diecast aircraft?
It name DA.C (DiecastAircraftforum.Com) is kinda obvious.

And this particular section is dedicated to 1:200 Scale Models Aircraft too.

I just find it strange that people who no longer wants a particular service frequents places where others still enjoy that past time.
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Collected for many years and then stopped.
Generally nothing interesting being released of late and quality deteriorating.
Build my own kits, lots of satisfaction from doing that.
Prices are getting ridiculous.
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Not addicted to diecast and more than content with Hogan, Risesoon, Herpa and only opt for diecast if the former 3 do not deliver.



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