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MadCowCrazy 03-06-13 08:03 PM

I'm MadCowCrazy and I have a crack addiction...
 
So I bought a shelf the other day as I figured I'd sort out my boxes of unopened boxes. Problem is I rand out of space pretty quickly, at least I got all of my unopened boxes into the shelf, or I believe I have. I have about 20 boxes in my closet now that I think about it but still.

After I packed up most of it I realised I may just have a plastic crack addiction, I have a similar amount of models at the gaming club because I physically can't fit it at home. I have random sprues in boxes on my dog cage and more sprues in desk shelves and a bit here and there.

I took a picture of my new shelf, because the lighting in my apartment sucks it came out a bit blurry but it should give you a good impression of how much unopened stuff I have.

Yes, it's stacked in the back and front. My shelf is pretty big, you can put 2 vehicle boxes in front of another and they barely stick out of the shelf, and I mean top to bottom and not side by side.



I'm now starting to realised just how much of a problem I have, I'm collecting way more stuff that I will be able to paint in 10 years time. If I built and painted a kit every week it would take me way over 5 years to get it all done.

I dont even want to think about how much money I've spent on all this stuff :crazy:


Any of you guys in a similar situation? I've been in the hobby since the start of 5E yet I dont have a single model fully painted yet. I have thousands of built and primed models but I just can't get myself to paint as I'm afraid to mess it up.

I definitely need to sell some of this stuff yet at the same time I feel I dont want to get rid of it. I think I have a serious hoarder problem building.

I collect all armies except for SM (though I have allot of kits I acquired when I started collecting), heck I'd say I have complete sets for most of the armies I collect. If it's in their codex I can put as many as the codex allows on the table... or I did until 2000pt dual force org came along...
Except for IG, you can put 22.000pts into a single troops choice, or was it if you maxed all slots, but I can field a pretty big IG army if it wasn't still in boxes.

Why I'm writing this? I dunno, guess I just wanna share my problems :crazy:

normtheunsavoury 03-06-13 08:18 PM

I sympathise with your problem and have just started the Norm Helps You Beat Your Addiction service, all you have to do is send me all your stuff, it really is that simple, send me your stuff and I guarantee I will cure your addiction to grey plastic crack!

MidnightSun 03-06-13 08:19 PM

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You have too much stuff.

Guard can get 27000pts-ish from one FOC, I've got spreadsheets for SM, Tau and Guard for that.

Midnight

Tawa 03-06-13 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadCowCrazy (Post 1346141)
So I bought a shelf the other day as I figured I'd sort out my boxes of unopened boxes. Problem is I rand out of space pretty quickly, at least I got all of my unopened boxes into the shelf, or I believe I have. I have about 20 boxes in my closet now that I think about it but still.

After I packed up most of it I realised I may just have a plastic crack addiction, I have a similar amount of models at the gaming club because I physically can't fit it at home. I have random sprues in boxes on my dog cage and more sprues in desk shelves and a bit here and there.

I took a picture of my new shelf, because the lighting in my apartment sucks it came out a bit blurry but it should give you a good impression of how much unopened stuff I have.

Yes, it's stacked in the back and front. My shelf is pretty big, you can put 2 vehicle boxes in front of another and they barely stick out of the shelf, and I mean top to bottom and not side by side.



I'm now starting to realised just how much of a problem I have, I'm collecting way more stuff that I will be able to paint in 10 years time. If I built and painted a kit every week it would take me way over 5 years to get it all done.

I dont even want to think about how much money I've spent on all this stuff :crazy:


Any of you guys in a similar situation? I've been in the hobby since the start of 5E yet I dont have a single model fully painted yet. I have thousands of built and primed models but I just can't get myself to paint as I'm afraid to mess it up.

I definitely need to sell some of this stuff yet at the same time I feel I dont want to get rid of it. I think I have a serious hoarder problem building.

I collect all armies except for SM (though I have allot of kits I acquired when I started collecting), heck I'd say I have complete sets for most of the armies I collect. If it's in their codex I can put as many as the codex allows on the table... or I did until 2000pt dual force org came along...
Except for IG, you can put 22.000pts into a single troops choice, or was it if you maxed all slots, but I can field a pretty big IG army if it wasn't still in boxes.

Why I'm writing this? I dunno, guess I just wanna share my problems :crazy:

Aah, I feel much better about my backlog now. Cheers, MCC :so_happy:

normtheunsavoury 03-06-13 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tawa (Post 1346155)
Aah, I feel much better about my backlog now. Cheers, MCC :so_happy:

If you have also have a problem, I'm here to help!:ok:

Battman 03-06-13 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by normtheunsavoury (Post 1346151)
I sympathise with your problem and have just started the Norm Helps You Beat Your Addiction service, all you have to do is send me all your stuff, it really is that simple, send me your stuff and I guarantee I will cure your addiction to grey plastic crack!

Hahaha no send it to meee! :D I understand you compleatly I'm not quite that bad at the moment but saying that, my bits box is currently a battlewagon box and I'm needing a bigger one

Tawa 03-06-13 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by normtheunsavoury (Post 1346157)
If you have also have a problem, I'm here to help!:ok:

I'm presently fighting the urge to go and buy a StormPigeon and a pair StormTalons :)
And a metric fuckton of FW crack :blush:

LukeValantine 03-06-13 08:32 PM

My suggestion is get a friend to at least build one of you kits for you every 1-2 weeks then at the very least you will have a horde o assembled models and not just a bunch of random boxes.

Barnster 03-06-13 08:43 PM

Have to admit I'm in a similar boat, except I can't keep shiny wrappers on my stuff, that has to go, even if its just so I can look at the sprue.

I'm in the horde of assembled (and generally undercoated) models but that is harder to store

As such I invested in a shed, It was meant to be a hobby shed, turned out that I just filled it and its all used for storage

I have way too much, that said I'd trade it all for more

MadCowCrazy 03-06-13 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Battman (Post 1346158)
Hahaha no send it to meee! :D I understand you compleatly I'm not quite that bad at the moment but saying that, my bits box is currently a battlewagon box and I'm needing a bigger one

See that big box at the bottom of the shelf? That is one of my bits boxes, that big box on top of my shelf? That's another bits box, I know my bits box is worth at least $2000 in bits as I was buying $200-500 worth of bits each month for 3 years straight. I have a few other bits boxes as well that are full of stuff.

It's good to know I'm not alone. If there was a service out there to whom I could send my kits and the only thing they would do is cut the models from the sprues and remove the mold lines. I've asked many painting services but they do not offer this service, they only do it as part of their painting commission.

I enjoy the building and converting part of the hobby, more than I do the playing (as Sisters of Battle are what I want to play but their "codex" is just pure fail). I've started painting my Necrons as they should be relatively easy to paint, then I see what other painters out there can do and I get stuck wanting to learn how they did it but they dont provide a tutorial so I just get depressed about it.


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