Juan M Leria
I started in this hobby around 1970 (when 5 years old) and for many time I hadn't stash, just build as they where purchased/received as present.
My older brother (18+ than me) was a freelance designer and worked at home, so when I was teenager I did some works for him and I had a very healthy ecomomy for my age.
I bought and build almost the full range of ESCI 1/72 armor kits in a summer! A matter of weapons race for wargamming (ended the very day I arrived with the Leopold :-D, built and painted in a journey).
Later I started to improve my skills and my output dropped, but still I was able to build 6-8 per month.
By this time flourished the 'Not available syndrome': -'Hummm... now I'll build the Hasegawa's F-14 released some months ago...' and when going to the shops.... sold out everywhere!
So I started to buy BEFORE finishing the kits in progress.
Later arrived my beloved Carmen, the output dropped in half... and the stash began to grow.
By 1996 Ivan was born, and any kit took me around four months to finish by lack of time.
Daniel was born in 1999 and I've just finished a model since then.
My hobbyroom (I have a room for the hobby!) has become a mesh meanwhile and just I can't work now :´-(
I'm in the process to put all in order, taking pics of all kits, scanning all I can (Hallowed be the Xerox 7500!!!) to save space.... I hope I'll can back to real modelling next summer!!!
23. November 2012 at 12:54:05