Author Topic: recycling  (Read 2269 times)

Offline kerick

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« on: June 22, 2015, 01:45:27 AM »
Just a question I've been considering lately. How many folks use past builds for new projects? Do you give a new paint job and decals or strip it down for parts and throw it in the spares box? Or are the kits you build on permanent display forever?
Some of my builds will definately have a long life on the shelf while others are looking ratty and the poorer skills of the past are showing through. Considering the cost of some new kits recycling looks better and better. What do you think?

Offline Frank3k

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Re: recycling
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 01:50:14 AM »
Some kits get recycled for parts, or as the basis of new builds. Some are given away. I have a few models in my display that are close to 30 yrs. old.

Offline LemonJello

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Re: recycling
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 02:34:12 AM »
Last "purge" of previous builds saw a lot of them broken up for interesting parts and the carcasses sent to the dump.  Since then, all of my finished builds are on display either at home or in the office. 

In fact, I've been meaning to "rotate the stock" and take some from the house to the office.