According to Scalemates, I'm now at 179, two years after returning to modelling. To be fair, the stash was at around 30 in the loft for 17 years, With 43 inb the completed pile, only 9 of which are not teenage builds in need of restoration. In the last 2 years, I have completed 7 kits and another 15 or so are in progress.
And a good number of those are high complexity kits (1/12 tamiya race cars and 1/16 classics) but I have focussed on aquiring almost every out of production kit that I previously told myself "One day, I'll buy one of those and make it", only to find they had for one reason or another stopped making them, MPC/AMt dropped the Star Wars licence, and though the quality leaves something to be desired, they are the most impressive when the effort is put in, then I recently found out (thanks james) that Revell no longer produced their original range of high detail trucks, only the monogram snap fits.
What is most meaningful though is the Tamiyas, I have obtained 6 F1s, both Le Mans cars and the Datsun Safari, all of which my Dad built back in the 70's when they first came out, and was crazy enough to hand to 5 year old me. Over time, they shed parts bit by bit until they were just a pile of parts, which somehow got lost in one of the many moves we went through over the years. I returned to model making a month after my dad passed away in January 2017. I started looking on ebay for those kits I remembered, but couldn't find them easily. It has taken me 2 years and a very understanduing wife to get to where I am on the wish list, I have only a couple left to get - The JPS lotus 72, The Tyrell Ford, and the lotus 49 (just got the 49B). I guess I'll just have to fill in the gaps with the Honda, the Matra and the Ferrari 312.
I do have a few multi builds in that stash though, I have a pile of RAF ground vehicles to accessorise my aircraft, and a full squadron of MPC X-wings.
But, for now, the Stash building has dropped off, and I'm looking forward to the builds I've been waiting 30+ years to do, but first, must finish the hand painted christmas decs I've been working on all year.
19. November 2019, 17:49