Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:18 PM
I had a good time here and it was good while it lasted. See y'all around!
Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:27 PM
Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:35 PM
Wes, while I respect your decision, I am very saddened on learning about it I agree with you that this is an expensive hobby and for people like us who demand high quality the expense only goes up. However, can I ask why you are quitting completely by selling off your entire collection? Surely you can keep the best pieces or those that are your favorites. Pick a number - 5, 10, 20, etc models and keep those. Or have you completely lost all interest and fascination with diecast?
If you keep some of your models at least you can come back to the hobby any time without having to spend even more time and money re-acquiring the good models.
So, in conclusion let me say I hope you stay, but if your decision is final, then godspeed my friend, you were an amazing member of the community and an inspiration to me. May the winds of good fortune always blow in your favor
Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:41 PM
Wishing you and your gal all the best in your new adventures, and thank you for the years of sharing your enjoyment of the hobby with us with such enthusiasm!
Remember, if you feel the need, you will always be welcome at DX!
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:00 PM
Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:26 PM
Edited by Haromaster, 15 February 2017 - 06:27 PM.
Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:09 PM
My 1:18 road car collection:
Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:01 PM
I entered this hobby near the end of my second marriage, with my only son in college, and with a six-figure salary. Those elements have allowed me to enjoy this hobby without it encumbering me, my family, or my lifestyle.
Wes, as pointed out above, will return. Might not be soon, but our love for these representatives of our deep-seated interest in things mechanical have a way of attaching themselves to our souls.
Godspeed Wes, you are my new hero!
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It's just there so I won't get banned.
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:14 PM
Wes, I don't know what to say besides I hope that you'll at least stay a part of this board and comment as much as you do! You will really be missed I'm not in your shoes and can't see it from your perspective, but best wishes and much success in your future! CHEERS to an OUTSTANDING run here on DX!...Take Care!
Feel Free To have a look at my 1/18th Collection Showcase. Link Below :occasion14:
Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:47 PM
With my business experience with real cars and diecast models, collecting modelcars is a better idea than buying a brand new 1/1 car.
Spend 30K $ for a new car, 3 years later your car is worth 50 % of that money... not a good investment IMHO
Anyway, Thank you for the years on DX, as a friend and a great member. I wish you all the best
Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:09 PM
Thanks for the kind words Uzair. Maybe I'll keep a couple
Thanks Eddy. I'll be around I think
Yeah that's the problem and it's just becoming unbearable. New models are like bills that I have to factor into every paycheck and it's adding to anxiety. Thank you!
Thank you, been driving the crap out of it!
Thanks so much, means a lot to hear that! I hope I'm doing the right thing. It feels sad but I feel like it is the right thing to do.
Thanks for having me! Cheers and I'll be sure to visit
Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:17 PM
All the best in your future endeavours and don't be a stranger. it was always nice going through your threads and posts.
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:19 PM
Thank you, yes I'll be looking to get a little extra for my effort, although not too much. Some of the parts are pretty cheap. I dont really put a price on my time, it's all fun. I know what you mean about the kick, but that kick is doubled when I use this money to close all my credit cards and free up $500 of income per month!
Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:34 PM
PS I knew I should have started an office pool here, for "When will Wes sell it all?" I must say you part with great models more easily than any collector I have ever seen on here. I am not really surprised you are doing this. But I am certain you are doing it for the right reasons, again good for you!
Feel free to View My Collection Thread
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:57 PM
Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:27 AM
Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:37 AM
I've got you on FB, So I am sure we will chat again at some point.
Take care my friend.
" If one does not fail at times, Then one has not challenged himself "
My Showcase Pictures.... Click here
Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:47 AM
I hope you do get to keep a few and at least display on your desk or mantelpiece etc.to serve as some sort of reminder of all the good times you've had in the hobby. As a 26 year old who got married 4 years ago whilst in university and is about to have his second child any second, I truly appreciate where you're coming from. I sold about 150 models to clear a credit card debt and have been selling off small batches of models ever since to constantly refine my collection and free up funds and whilst I've often thought of quitting the hobby completely, I'm a true believer that every guy needs some sort of hobby that he can turn to just to get away from the daily struggles and model cars does that for me - I enjoy writing the reviews and seeing what everyone else is buying (although not without jealousy at times).
Thanks for all your input here and elsewhere and hope to see you around!
Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:05 AM
I've seen car stores opening up and closing down, unless the store sells their cars completely overpriced and absurd or its only open a couple of hours by appointment only, they can't stay viable and after a few months they're gone.
In any case, good luck to you and your future plans and all the best!
Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:37 AM
Seriously though, I know DX will be poorer without all your contributions and it's been fascinating watching your collection evolve, as well as drooling at all the high-end beauties that your postman has delivered! Best of luck with everything, I hope you'll stick around here, and that one day you'll be in a position to get back into the hobby.
*** Collection thread updated 6th Feb (Sun Star Peugeot 207 S2000) ***
Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:39 AM
Well, like Haromaster I dont think you are really leaving. :) The next age of opening models will bring you back.
Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:42 AM
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