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Old 11-27-2019, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been on the fence about moving on from this hobby. I love planes, aviation, just the hobby in general. But my collection sits in their respective boxes within a couple of large moving boxes. I don't look at them, take them out, or really anything you should be doing to enjoy the hobby. I just counted that I have over 20 models and have spent close to 3k within the past year-ish, since starting the hobby. Small by most standards on this forum but a good amount of money to be sitting in boxes. I have models that I am obsessed with and others that are enjoyable because they bring back life memories of when I was on that airline/plane.


Bottom line of this is, at what point do you feel as if you are ready to move on from this hobby? Might be a money issue, a room issue, or etc. I am not trying to get anyone to convince me to stay or leave the hobby but I just want to see where people draw the invisible line



Thanks for taking the time to read this and sharing your experience or reasons if you do so. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it. Thanks
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simple: when I'm dead that's when I will stop
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I used to eat, breathe, sleep aviation. My job is in aviation. I have aviation themed decor, models. Love flying, love airports.

But I woke up one day and wanted nothing to do it anymore. I packed all my models up, took down most of the decor, deleted lots of aviation apps, unfollowed lots of aviation accounts on Instagram, and am actively searching for a new job. It just hits.
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Slowing down or completely stopping acquiring models does not necessarily mean you have to 'quit the hobby'. (Note to self), just maintain control and balance, and the enjoyment should endure a lifetime... Doug
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Do you have a plan for the models, OP? Having them just boxed up seems like your mind is already made up. You just need to ship them out really.
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..... I have been what I call "collected out" with model airplanes since November 2011 when I bought a pair of Cathay Pacific propliners from C-Excitement, my last model purchase. Eight years already. I just lost interest in collecting something I can't display and sits in their boxes unseen on shelves. Probably most of my collection has been even looked at once... the day I received them in the mail. I have lost interest in those models and, even though I still frequent the forum here, see nothing to grab my interest in new releases to get me started again.
..... Instead I've renewed my interest in photos of planes. Now I would rather have a photo of an airliner than the 1/400 scale model of it. Piecemeal I'm selling off my collection. That is slow, but I've already found some shelf space I didn't have before.
..... I have not lost any interest in aviation, just collecting models I really don't get any enjoyment from.
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I used to eat, breathe, sleep aviation. My job is in aviation. I have aviation themed decor, models. Love flying, love airports.

But I woke up one day and wanted nothing to do it anymore. I packed all my models up, took down most of the decor, deleted lots of aviation apps, unfollowed lots of aviation accounts on Instagram, and am actively searching for a new job. It just hits.
Sounds like it wasn't a passion to begin with, then. Especially at your age. What you've described sounds more like a mental illness.
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I am fortunate to have all my 1:200 models on display, so I get to see them and enjoy them, and its nice when friends and family see them as well, as it starts quite a few memories and discussions on the hobby, even had a couple start there own collection as well, I do not think I could just leave them in there boxes.
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what I find interesting, is those that are done and finished collecting and want nothing to do with it anymore.... are still here...
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I used to eat, breathe, sleep aviation. My job is in aviation. I have aviation themed decor, models. Love flying, love airports.

But I woke up one day and wanted nothing to do it anymore. I packed all my models up, took down most of the decor, deleted lots of aviation apps, unfollowed lots of aviation accounts on Instagram, and am actively searching for a new job. It just hits.

Maybe you just dove too deep into the aviation lifestyle and didn't take it slow to enjoy it over a lifetime? I understand things 'die off' so to speak but whatever the case may be I wish you nothing but luck in your next adventure


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Slowing down or completely stopping acquiring models does not necessarily mean you have to 'quit the hobby'. (Note to self), just maintain control and balance, and the enjoyment should endure a lifetime... Doug

I'm one of those guys where I'm either 100% committed to something or it's over. I could use the money else where. The only reason why I am hanging on it because I am interested in how upcoming airplanes will be created. Wanted to collect one plane from most airlines and of course new planes like 777x, 220-300, and E2.


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Do you have a plan for the models, OP? Having them just boxed up seems like your mind is already made up. You just need to ship them out really.

I keep them in their boxes tucked away just in case I sell one here and there. I know people want them NIB never displayed, etc, etc, and that's how I keep mine. That's how I'd like mine to be when I purchase them so I do the same thing to make whoever is buying them at ease knowing it's from factory, mint, no problems


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..... I have been what I call "collected out" with model airplanes since November 2011 when I bought a pair of Cathay Pacific propliners from C-Excitement, my last model purchase. Eight years already. I just lost interest in collecting something I can't display and sits in their boxes unseen on shelves. Probably most of my collection has been even looked at once... the day I received them in the mail. I have lost interest in those models and, even though I still frequent the forum here, see nothing to grab my interest in new releases to get me started again.
..... Instead I've renewed my interest in photos of planes. Now I would rather have a photo of an airliner than the 1/400 scale model of it. Piecemeal I'm selling off my collection. That is slow, but I've already found some shelf space I didn't have before.
..... I have not lost any interest in aviation, just collecting models I really don't get any enjoyment from.
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I am the same way. Clicking the buy button brings so much excitement to me. Then the plane gets here and I'm like, ehhh. I will always love aviation but I feel like I can enjoy it in cheaper ways or more hands on so to speak.



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what I find interesting, is those that are done and finished collecting and want nothing to do with it anymore.... are still here...

Yeah I think I would do the same. The reason being you want to keep up with the hobby and see if that one special model you had no idea about has come to market. Who knows really
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"What you've described sounds more like a mental illness." The Doctor is in... Doug
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Have I slowed down on my purchases? Definitely. But I don't think I will ever stop, there is always something new being released that will find interesting or a "must have".
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I used to eat, breathe, sleep aviation. My job is in aviation. I have aviation themed decor, models. Love flying, love airports.

But I woke up one day and wanted nothing to do it anymore. I packed all my models up, took down most of the decor, deleted lots of aviation apps, unfollowed lots of aviation accounts on Instagram, and am actively searching for a new job. It just hits.
Wow I was quite shocked to read that!! I know everyone is different,but trying to comprehend what might've bought this about? Did you have a bad experience that was aviation related and it's simply put you off it completely? I'm very intrigued about this!!
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Unfortunately I don't have a massive room to display my models as that was ultimately my biggest dream! Instead I live in a squat little flat and have resided to leaving my models packed in boxes! The problem I have,is at various stages in my crazy life,I get days when I think well what's really the point and why am I collecting models just to have them in boxes? At these stages,I want to just sell off my whole collection!!!
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I'll get days when I'll randomly take my models out and look at them and it brings me so much joy and am relieved at that point,that I never did sell my collection! Especially when I look at some of my models and recall some absolutely fantastic memories I've had aviation related and all this conjured up by spending some few precious minutes admiring my models.
It's a very catch 22 situation! For me anyway!
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I've been collecting, on and off since around 2000. I have a modest collection of 1:200 airliners (AF and CPA), a small collection of 1:144 airliners that are special to me, and a larger collection of Corgi 1:72 RAF WWII models. Where are they today?

Part of the RAF collection is out, my puny CPA 1:200 collection is on my desk, and everything else is currently packed miles high in my closet.

Last model I bought was about 3 months ago (AC200 CPA DC-8-43), previous to that, it was about 7 years back. So why do I still hang around here like a bad penny? Curiosity. What's new, who picked up what, what MAY be released—that sort of thing.

So how will my collection end up? Well, we have no kids, my wife sure isn't interested, nor is anyone else in my immediate orbit, so—landfill. The lot of them. They will have served their purpose at that point.

I've been an aviation enthusiast since I was around 5 years old or so. Started collecting Dinky Toy aircraft in the late 50's. Sixty-one years later, I still look up when I hear familiar music.

There you go. No sales job, just observations.
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what I find interesting, is those that are done and finished collecting and want nothing to do with it anymore.... are still here...
ok boomer... still enjoy seeing other people happy with their models...

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Wow I was quite shocked to read that!! I know everyone is different,but trying to comprehend what might've bought this about? Did you have a bad experience that was aviation related and it's simply put you off it completely? I'm very intrigued about this!!
I loved aviation ever since I was little. All little kids wanted to a police officer, or a firefighter. I knew exactly what I wanted to be, a pilot. Took lessons as a kid and loved it, eventually life happened and I had to stop. Moved to a big airport to work with planes when I was 19. Started out as a tug driver hauling containers around, worked with private jets and met a lot of awesome people, and eventually became a loadmaster on the 747s. Went out of the country for the first time, marked Dubai off my bucket list, along with other cities. Been to military bases some people don't even know exist. Going to a war-torn country this weekend and I'm excited for it, but I'm not doing what I always thought I would be doing. I've flew with numerous pilots and have disliked 90% of them. Pilots are nothing but whiny little asshates, like some people on this site. Didn't want to be a pilot anymore after that. My company has very little trust in me and I don't get near as much flying time as everybody else and I have not given them a reason to not trust me. I just fell out of love with aviation. It happens.
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I've been collecting military diecast models for over 15 years and own over 2,000 models. To say I'm addicted is an understatement, more probably an undiagnosed mental disorder (to be brutally honest). I've tried many times, unsuccessfully, to divorce myself from this hobby but inevitably returned to it, an embarrassing predicament.

Fortunately, I see light at the end of this tunnel and am fast approaching it. Somehow, someway, the thrill collecting models pretty much abandoned me, and I'm left to decide how I'll divest myself from mountains of product. Thing is, I'm not entirely sure what changed my mind; outrageous rising model prices, little to no more storage/display space, competing cash needs, tiresome military diecast forums, yada, yada, yada, certainly played a hand in it. But whatever assassinated my enthusiasm, I'm entirely sure I'll be out of the hobby shortly. And from what I've read on this and like forums, I'm definitely not alone. Erstwhile passionate collectors have abbreviated their model purchases to few or none at all, a trend that's accelerating, not diminishing. I'd guess that in three to five years this hobby won't even cast a shadow.

I don't fault anybody who loves diecast models and lives and dies by them. I know the absolute thrill of buying extremely desirable replicas and joying in them. But economic and related realities can be a brutal mistress, and my advice to diecast enthusiasts is to step back and reconsider the hobby's financial, practical, and emotional impact on their lives. What appears to be a highly gratifying hobbyhorse today can easily become an old nag tomorrow.
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For me the 'problem' is that this Hobby is more like a addiction, so it's hard for me personally to step away from it and move on to other hobbies or joyful activities.. I'm actively 'retired' from this hobby but again because it's such a addiction, i keep coming back to it and keep making purchases, knowing fully aware that i should not because i simply don't have anymore space or run out of room to put all the empty boxes.. but one thing is a fact, i will always love this hobby, even if one day i'm really 'retired' and don't collect airplane models no more..
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I don’t really believe in keeping models if they’re going to stay boxed so if that’s what I was doing then I’d probably exit.

I have slowed down, though. I’m still waiting for a few must haves that I will instantly but if they are released. I’ve stayed at around 120-130 for the past 2-3 years. I think I bought 20 this year but I also sold about 20.
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simple: when I'm dead that's when I will stop

Yeah,..that pretty much sums it up for me.

However, I am lucky (and I think you are too SKF) all my models are on display.

For those who have limited display space and swap their models everyso often,...….then that sounds reasonable to me as well.
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I have been close to done for some time as there is simply no more room and the wife will not tolerate displaying models in other rooms outside the "man cave." I have only 228 models and 204 are aviation models of varying scales. I have a few diversion models too, like some 1:24 dragsters and various other military vehicles. My latest prize was a 1:16 Funny Car which I had to make a shelf for. I may be able to squeeze in a couple more small models, but not much.
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I will be done when the Fat Stewardess sings!
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I have been on the fence about moving on from this hobby. I love planes, aviation, just the hobby in general. But my collection sits in their respective boxes within a couple of large moving boxes. I don't look at them, take them out, or really anything you should be doing to enjoy the hobby. I just counted that I have over 20 models and have spent close to 3k within the past year-ish, since starting the hobby. Small by most standards on this forum but a good amount of money to be sitting in boxes. I have models that I am obsessed with and others that are enjoyable because they bring back life memories of when I was on that airline/plane.


Bottom line of this is, at what point do you feel as if you are ready to move on from this hobby? Might be a money issue, a room issue, or etc. I am not trying to get anyone to convince me to stay or leave the hobby but I just want to see where people draw the invisible line



Thanks for taking the time to read this and sharing your experience or reasons if you do so. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it. Thanks
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I enjoyed this hobby since 2013 to around 2017, that was the prime years (probably since 2007) for this hobby with the state of art quality and good price. My reason to stop this hobby is mainly because of quality downhill, raising price and manufacturers not doing good mold/models. This hobby could be ok, as long as HM, and some major manufactures can stay with shrinking number of collectors. In fact, many diecast online stores have been closed or some are pending to close.
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Aviation18...I'll add and a big Cheech and Chong Ganja stick!

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When they make a B-29 1/72 diecast.

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I don't think I'll ever be able to quit this hobby. I hit periods where I slow things down a bit to recover from all the spending, but other than that, my passion is alive and well. I'm one of the unfortunate ones, at the moment, where I am extremely limited on space, so I do the good ole' swap method for now until we move into a bigger home. Luckily my 3 year-old has taken a liking to aviation as well, so I know who I'll be passing them along to
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In some ways I am lucky. I am a facilitator to other collectors of vintage metal desk and shelf models. My personal collection is very concise... only 8th AAF desk models that were actually displayed at the UK bases, from 1942-1946 and that's it. I have acquired some models with significant provenance, or sample of each that flew in the 8th with a few multiples. The rest of the models I have are transients. They are at the shop waiting for overhaul, restoration or custom modifications. The rest are for sale. This way I can keep the inventory relatively low and I'm not burned out.

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For many that reach a point of frustration, they may reflect on their efforts and investments yet still want to be in the hunt even from the aspect of a voyeur. By now it's in our DNA.

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I put this in bold to emphasize my feeling of the significance of the hobby! No matter how broke i get, no matter how much hardship i get(as i currently have) with household arguments over space, clutter, etc, no matter how many airline models i get a hold of or sell to compensate for financial crisis, i will never ever stop searching and collecting even if its only a few pieces at a time. Its what we enthusiasts live for!
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Back in the MAC days, a collector showed photos of his spacious apartment in Belgium(?). Every wall except kitchen and bathroom had ceilings to floors covered with beautiful built-in glass cases. 2,000+ models We all were amazed. One response was subtle but significant. "Nice glass cases, makes it easier on you and your significant other to keep all those models clean". Wife? No wife. She told me six years ago it was her or those damn models. He kept right on collecting without hesitation!
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:59 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Yeah,..that pretty much sums it up for me.

However, I am lucky (and I think you are too SKF) all my models are on display.

For those who have limited display space and swap their models everyso often,...….then that sounds reasonable to me as well.
Me too. When I die I'll be done.

I have the majority of my collection on display, but have plans for the spare room to display the complete collection some day.
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Old 12-27-2019, 12:02 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I have O.C.D., so never.
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Old 12-27-2019, 01:25 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Many of you are lucky to be fincially well off with ample space to displayall your models. Some are not as fortunate. I am one of those unfortunate ones. My apt is tiny, household income is low and although the significant other tries to compromise with me, she still looses it from time to time and I get stepped on and broken down and those are my breaking points when I feel like I just want to get rid of it all and just have left a couch and dining table in the apt. That would make her happy if I got rid of the clutter. I have given up and will get rid of the much smaller 1/400 and few miscelaneous display pieces (non aviation) such as action figures and 1/18 scale military planes in their huge boxes. I guess there needs to be a compromise and you gotta let go of some of it in order to keep what you love the most (models ofcourse). This would be the only way to get peace in the household.As you can see from the photo(half of apt), you can see how the clutter could be irritating in the eyes on the general public.
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:16 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I have cut down considerably. Sold off a majority of my diecast 1:200 models and only keeping a select few. (Air Canada< Wardair) I have no room for all these models so feel that it was best to sell. I will still collect but on a much smaller scale and I am now also getting into 1:400
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:47 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Changing criteria and scale is a good thing, and found I enjoy the hobby When I buy some planes, display them for awhile, and move them on to others seeking models. There is a core part of my collection that stays. Even if one has the means to add, add, add and never let anything go I would think it would get to be a burden! I like aviation as a hobby, but not to take over my life, that seems to me to be one of the definitions of some sort of condition; ie, hoarding, etc. Remember, the hobby is supposed to be fun!
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I do not find it fun anymore. I am fed up with all the bashing and BS. I think this is one of the reasons I have decided to part out most of my collection
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I get it! Take a break for awhile and see if you miss it, if not, then you know you are done. Also the change in scale may be the change that you need to continue to enjoy the hobby!
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Many of you are lucky to be fincially well off with ample space to displayall your models. Some are not as fortunate. I am one of those unfortunate ones. My apt is tiny, household income is low and although the significant other tries to compromise with me, she still looses it from time to time and I get stepped on and broken down and those are my breaking points when I feel like I just want to get rid of it all and just have left a couch and dining table in the apt. That would make her happy if I got rid of the clutter. I have given up and will get rid of the much smaller 1/400 and few miscelaneous display pieces (non aviation) such as action figures and 1/18 scale military planes in their huge boxes. I guess there needs to be a compromise and you gotta let go of some of it in order to keep what you love the most (models ofcourse). This would be the only way to get peace in the household.As you can see from the photo(half of apt), you can see how the clutter could be irritating in the eyes on the general public.

We all have our areas where there's just clutter. My wife has a craft room...it's actually more like a woman-cave. I told her I just don't even care anymore about the mess...it's her room, just keep the door closed.
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From a pragmatic standpoint, we are done with our collections when we sell them or when we die.
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Unless your spirit haunts them!
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Unless your spirit haunts them!
Ok, I'll give props to the spiritual realm.
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Reading all these responses was interesting. I am relatively new to this forum and I feel like I resonate with some of you.

Right now, I have models in boxes and models displayed. The thrill of purchasing a new plane is fantastic. However, when it arrives, I am suddenly hesitant to open it and put it in storage to protect it. As it sits there for a while, I find I am not as passionate as I was when I first got it, and feel a freenzy to sell it and purchase a new one that tickles my fancy at that moment. Its a crappy cycle and kind of exhausts me when all I want to do is enjoy the hobby.

Almost seems like I have placed some attachment to a brand new airplane model in its box as though I can say to myself that if everything goes to crap, at least I have something I love boxed up and protected. We move quite a bit with our jobs and I feel like we are always in a new place in a new home with different things; sort of a wierd secuirty blanket with the models I guess.

I know that I always tell myself, this was the last one Ill get or I will control my spending and collecting, but the cycle continues. So for me, I dont think this will end my passion, but I certainly need to let go of the posessive hold they have over me sometimes. Probably comes from my dad and I collecting when I was younger and he made sure that the 'collectible' ones were kept in their boxes and stored safely.

Thanks for reading. Glad to see others working through 'conflict' with this hobby as well.
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Interesting thread. Been collecting various airliners since a kid as my dad was with the airlines before I was born. I also worked a few years at LAX in the 70s. Started with some travel agent models my dad got me, then Schuco etc. Then it was fiberglass/resin from the likes of Topping, PacMin, Marketing Aids et al.

Purged almost everything in the late 70s except a few near and dear to me. Then Geminijets/Aeroclassics started sucking me in again in the late 90s. Collected mostly stuff I flew on or saw through the 50s, 60s, 70s. Then the occasional 1:200 would come out in something I liked and purchased it.

Now with 118 1:200 on display all over the house, I am almost out of room. I have one more model on preorder, DLH B748 which will put my cabinets at full capacity.

Am I done? Probably not. In order to not violate my own rule of "everything must be displayed" I will sell and replace with others as my interests change.

After many years of being a divorced bachelor, am getting married this year, and the spousal unit has made it clear, no planes in the bedroom and is making noises about me moving out ones in the guest room so she can have a woman cave. My media room man cave is at full capacity with 19 1:200s, 1 1:72 and a 1:500.

If I put up shelves in my home office that could work. And as I type this, am thinking I could expand even a bit more since the wall my desk is on is completely empty.

All the models are listed in an Excel Workbook, but it's unlikely any of my surviving relatives would give $.02 about them. So it's landfill or to my kindred spirit buddy who has most of his stuff in boxes.

Geez what an obsession.
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