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Jubilation T Cornpone11 Jun 2018 1:42 a.m. PST

Has anyone built up a force (or two) in a particular scale, abandon it and sell what you have done only to then revert back to that same scale and start again? I'm seriously, seriously considering this with 10mm WW2 having abandoned my previous efforts with this size (scale may vary hence my use of 10mm rather than1/144 etc) .

deephorse11 Jun 2018 3:51 a.m. PST

No. Unfortunately (for storage reasons) I've never sold any wargaming item and still have everything I've ever bought over the last 50+ years. Who knows, one day I might finish that 1/700 kamikaze naval game I once planned.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 4:14 a.m. PST

I'm on the edge. About 25+ years ago I sold off 5mm WWII in North Africa. Now I've built 5mm 1940 and 1944 France and North Africa is calling loudly. I'd be doing it already if it weren't for the backlog.

VCarter11 Jun 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

After college, I moved cross country and left most of my 20mm WWII behind. I kept enough to fill a 5x5 inch box. It's back more along the size of a 5x5 foot box.

Also sold off my plastic 1/72 ACW and used the proceeds to replace it with metal 22mm.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 5:22 a.m. PST

Nope. Switched exclusively to 6s and 15s and never looked back.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 5:49 a.m. PST

No, but I have seriously thought about doing it with the ACW.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

Kind of – did a lot of 6mm WWII a long time ago, stopped and then came back to it

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

I have sold some still-in-the-original-box 1/72 plastic, but for the most part, I have everything I've ever bought.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 9:49 a.m. PST

I've only actively been building my own collection for about 6-7 years now so not enough time to abandon anything yet.

Ed von HesseFedora11 Jun 2018 9:59 a.m. PST

Yep. Sold off all my 15mm Flames of War 5 or 6 years ago only to buy some more in the last year.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

I have bought and sold two other scales before finally settling on 10mm or big actions.

Wolfhag11 Jun 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

I'm staying with 6 & 10.


Mister Tibbles11 Jun 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

I've been thinking of returning to 20mm WWII but my 15mm keeps holding me back.

Jubilation T Cornpone11 Jun 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

I was happy with 10mm, sold it on a whim, moved to 28mm and now 10mm is looking good again!

Fred Cartwright11 Jun 2018 3:14 p.m. PST

Again sort of with 6mm only I didn't give it up, I had a big collection stolen!

Mark 111 Jun 2018 7:35 p.m. PST

When I was 10-14 years old I collected all kinds of tanks and infantry in 1/76 and 1/72 scales. I still have a very vivid memory of my box of tanks … T-34s, KV-1, KV-2, Shermans, M10, M36, M3 Lee, M3 Stuart, M3 A/C, M3 HT, Matilda, Churchill, Universal Carrier, SdKfz (Sid-kafitz) 251, Pz38t, Pz IV, Tiger, Tiger II etc. etc. etc. And lots of infantry, both soft Airfix plastics and hard molded plastics from 3 or 4 vendors, with 6pdr, 25pdr, Pak 38, Flak 18 ("88") and so on. Man, I can see them all right before my eyes as if they still existed.

At 14 I discovered micro-armor. Now I have maybe 1,500 tanks and vehicles in my "active forces" boxes, and probably another 200 waiting the tender ministrations of my paint brushes.

My 1/76 and 1/72 tanks and trucks were mostly expended as BB-gun targets in the early- to mid-1970s.

About 20 years ago I found much of the old infantry in my mother's garage. The soft plastic had become dry and brittle … I painted some up, but they broke apart and fell to pieces. So I bought some new figures, and a few models, and got Buck Surdu's BAPS rules ("Beer and Pretzel Skirmishes") and vowed to get into that scale.

Painted up maybe 1 or 2 squads each of WW2 Russians, WW2 Germans, 1980s Americans, 1980s British Paras, 1980s Russians. Finished maybe 1 of the models I bought. Don't think they ever got onto a game table. Still have it in a box somewhere in my garage. The soft figures are probably all dried out and brittle by now.

Still got the micro-armor. Did some painting (finishing up a company of WW2 US Infantry) just yesterday. It's my one scale. I really like the 20mm stuff, but …

I have battalions and battalions of 6mm: WW2 Russians, French, Italians, Americans, Romanians; cold-war Russians, Americans, American Marines, French, all with tanks, recons, IFVs/APCs, infantry, engineers, artillery, air support …

Too much invested. Could never let it go. You can sell my micro-armor when you pry it out of my cold dead hands.

(aka: Mk 1)

Jubilation T Cornpone11 Jun 2018 11:40 p.m. PST

I've seen photos of your 6mm collection and it's very impressive indeed Mark. I looked at 6mm when I was considering 10mm. GHQ in particular are very nice models albeit slightly more expensive. I think I probably need a sea change to jolt me out of my 28mm fixation!

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