I have about 400 kits in my stash (90% planes 1/48, the rest earthlings in 1/35). In the old Kitmaker I often took part in campaigns, so I had to plan when to build what. In the new Forum I don’t take part in campaigns so often but I still have a roughly plan what I want to build the year round.
I finish 8 - 10 models per year, so that gives me the option to choose 8 -12 kits from my stash I would like to build during the year. Usually that works fine for me. But of course sometimes the priority changes a bit when I buy a new kit which I want to build asap. That happens now with the Bundeswehr Feldumschlaggerät, which I got in August. Just have to finish my recent builds (2 Spitfires) and the next kit is ready for the bench … The Spits are my finished kits 6 and 7 this year. And every kit I have chosen earlier and don’t build it this year I postpone to next year.
Richard, I understand your enthusiasm for the Tamiya P-38 (the original is one of my favourite planes) but I won’t buy it. The reason is very simple - I have 9 Academy P-38 in my stash (+ 3 already built). The Tamiya P-38 is quite expensive here (above my limit), so for 1 Tamiya I get 3 Academy… I go over my limit only for kits I really, really, really want, like the Hobbyboss MAN 5 to/ 7 to gl family.
Happy modelling everybody!