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Queen Catherine04 May 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

I've gone through the trouble to prepare to sell off a portion of my Star Wars fleets. This includes all the precision-scale unpainted kits and such from Odyssey Slipways in 1:10,000 for fleet ships and 1:2250 for starfighters / Tantive IV and Millenium Falcon.

As is so often the case, now that I am going through them and checking them out, they're just so darn nice I'm thinking I should keep them instead. I did a pretty nice job on my Nebulon B Frigate, and I do like that the scaling is accurate:

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There's a ton of pics here:
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The flip side is that I doubt I have the time and I've a bunch of the pre-painted plastics from Wizards of the Coast which is much more durable for gamers with big fat clumsy fingers or my 7yo. These are pictured in both the preceding posts, but especially this one:
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It's annoying, I always do this. Help me decide!!!

Thanks.

Mako11 Inactive Member04 May 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

If you have any doubts/reservations, keep them.

I like the metal ones a lot better, but would be concerned with letting others play with them. WOTC minis are probably best for that.

Sure, you'll free up some cash if you sell them, but replacing them may be more costly, difficult, or even impossible later, if you change your mind.

They only way I'd consider selling them would be if I really, really, was no longer interested in SW gaming, and/or if I needed the cash for something I was much more interested in, instead.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

Keep 'em! Get an offsite storage unit and some nice storage shelves and boxes. If that's too expensive, get a better job! If your new job pays well enough, buy a bigger house, with a two- or three-car garage that you can turn into your painting/gaming/storage room.

Your 7-year-old will someday be a dextrous young adult, who will appreciate and take care of the fine metal ships.

Queen Catherine04 May 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

No, I'm actually re-invigorating my interest in Star Wars gaming, but I'm also trying to be practical.

There's a bunch of hours put into cleaning, prepping, priming, etc which I put into the Nebulon B's and several small ships, almost 20 altogether.

Maybe I should just sell off the ones still in the blisters then I won't have lost all that prep time if I change my mind later.

definitely need to sleep on this…for a couple of days.

Lord Ashram04 May 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

Ditch'em and get armada ships.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 May 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

If you really need the money – sell.
If you really need the space – sell.
Anything else – keep.
Be very, very certain that the word 'really' is accurate in the first two cases.

MiniatureReview10 May 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

Sell them and then 10 years from now buy them back. :-) IMO the Star Wars Armada figures are nicer any way.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

I'd hang on to them unless space is at a premium.

If you're worried about the kid, put them on your computer desk for decoration for a year or two, until he's a bit older.

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member11 May 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

If you doubt, then keep. I've regretted many trades/sales.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2017 9:12 a.m. PST

"also trying to be practical." "Star Wars spaceships…"

Sorry, just doesn't compute.

Doug

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