Every once in a while, I like to take stock in my collection. I like to rearrange things to be the way I want them and I like to think about where I'm going with all of this. I have an ultimate goal in mind, but I still have a long way to go. In the meantime, I like to make sure that I'm not wasting precious time. What do I mean? Ok, follow me. Let's sit down for a moment. I promise this won't take long.
At the moment, I am looking for ways to maximize my storage space. Some of you may have noticed I recycled all my Auto World boxes. A few months ago, I did the same with my Matchbox boxes. All of this was done in the name of saving some space for... more... incoming... diecast. The Auto Worlds that aren't in my single Carney display case will go in baggies and into a tote. This will save space and allow me to store more diecast in a corner of my closet and allow me to get rid of some jammers, later.
You may ask why I'm doing this. What's the point? Well, first off: I only have ONE display case, because that's all the wallspace I can use in may living room, without making it look like a diecast takeover. I'd rather keep it tasteful, instead of looking like something I would do in my garage (if I had a garage). Secondly, I still have a considerable number of cars I'd like to get my hands on. That's why I need to maximize my storage capacity. This sort of brings me to the point of the post. Where am I, in my collection?
Well, presently, I feel as though I'm catching up. What I mean by this is that there are a lot of cars that have been out for quite some time before I became an adult collector, and I'd like to get my grubby little hands on them, first. These are cars that are mostly race liveries or Le Mans winners from years past. Things like that. I don't generally go for the "hype". I like what I like. At the same time... I'm running out of space.
What to do? Well, the way I see it: once I run out of space, I will have to stop collecting for the time being. If I have the time or am able to MAKE the time, I will go back to customizing and diorama building. That's another facet of the hobby which I enjoy and which makes me think this is such an amazing hobby. I may even help a friend build a train layout in S scale. Now THAT would be amazing to take diecast photos with.
At some point, I hope I'll be able to afford a house, again. Then, the hobby will probably expand for me. How about you? Where are you with your collection? Have you given it any thought? I think it's worth some cogitation.
And if you've survived this far, here's a shot of Kowalski packing the Land Rover. He's going out to his winter cabin with the lads, for the winter. The garage will probably be shut down for most of the winter with him gone. But there will still be Duke of Diecast's garage😜
A custom I did a while back, with some hand made accessories.