Oh you’re not the first one to get “Kinja’d today”! Poor Camshaft Chris
Doh! Autocorrected yet again!
I dated a girl once that tried that tampon delete you speak of... I don't recommend it.
Buying things just to have them is what makes any hobby boring over time. If you do something with it though, like photography, writing, or customizing, you’ll find it a lot more fulfilling and enjoyable. There’s more to these cars than just paperweights - you just have to find it!
This world is a broken place and, eventually, the shine wears off of all tangible things, diecast or not. Reflect and/or pray for what makes you happy then
Box’em up, stay away from all things diecast for awhile..Errrrrrr...Except for this website of course... Maybe you will be lucky enough have a die-cast renaissance…
I’ve been thinking a bit lately about my relationship to collecting as well. I’ve bought very few cars in the last year, but I have hundreds of HW’s that are sitting in a Rubbermaid bin in the basement.
You just gotta do what you feel is right. I’ve only been able to keep a steady interest because I’ll take a solid month or more off at a time from looking at anything.
Lots of good advice already, but here’s some from me. I hear way too often that people don’t post to LaLD because they don’t have anything new to share. You don’t need to buy new!
You’ve gotten some awesome replies already, but I can reiterate that taking a break and a few deep breaths can help at least make sure you make the right decision. If you still feel like you want to sell off some of the collection after that, go for it, since it will be a fully thought-out decision. When the hobby…
I agree with others, just take a break. It might be a month, it might be years, but it can help. And resist temptation to sell off too much, as when you come back (and you will), you don’t want regrets.
Been there. Years ago, I built NASCAR models. LOTS and lots of NASCAR models. Life changes. Budgets change. A bit ago, I had over 100 1/24 built plastic NASCAR models in display cases. No interest in them whatsoever. Started selling them off. The holy grail model for me has always been the Danbury Mint Hirohata Merc.…
This guy (Doctor Suarez) has a lot of creativity going into some of his projects. Really nice themes going on and they’re just fun to follow.
It took me a few years. I just jumped back in the hobby after taking six or so years away.
I’ve been there, and to me the solution is always to take a break. If you feel like thinning out, do that after you’ve had a while to think about it.
Is your interest switching to a different type of hobby? I have that happened to me. I’ve been collecting cars when I was little and then switch to several different hobbies and eventually got back to cars again. Of course even after I got back some of the models that i used to like may not be as appealing anymore and…
Sometimes these things run their course and there’s nothing wrong with that. We dig in, extract some value, learn something, meet cool people, but maybe it’s time for the next thing. I’m brand new to this and even for me it can sometimes feel like an empty ritual.
I've faced this exact situation, multiple times, as well. My advice would be be to simply take a break. Pack up your collection and store them away for a few weeks, months, even years. The nostalgia never dies, it just needs refreshed now and then. I bet that when you liberate a box of forgotten cars from storage,…
Yeah those antennas are usually removable for shipping and such. I had the same thing happen to my Mazda 787B. Unfortunately I was taking shots of it by a lake and it popped off into the water and immediately sunk... was a crappy day lol.
PERFECT color. LOL
Congrats for having a baby congrats again thumbs up.