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    Watched that Stark DVII go on Ebay. Was $116 USD or so at end. Not in my wheelhouse, not now, not ever. Picked up a Rahn DI for $37, that was about my ceiling.

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    Does Überboten mean "Way Overpriced" in German?

    On a serious note, this shows that there is high demand for planes...Ares are you paying attention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    Does Überboten mean "Way Overpriced" in German?
    Unfortunately, it doesn't. But something like "this item is overpriced" would be nice^^
    It means that the one who did the screenshot also bid on the item but was outbid. I think you were joking, or?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    On a serious note, this shows that there is high demand for planes...Ares are you paying attention?
    Is it though? I mean, yeah, I would buy DVIIs but only because they are the best planes in the game. I bought shapeways to have at least two of them. I also bought two shapeway modells so that I can paint one to be Max Immelmann. Other than that, I don't feel the desire to have more planes... but maybe I am in the minority

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix
    Other than that, I don't feel the desire to have more planes...
    How is this possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix View Post
    [...] Other than that, I don't feel the desire to have more planes... but maybe I am in the minority
    Quote Originally Posted by zenlizard View Post
    How is this possible?
    Short answer: I'm already thinking of joining Board Games Anonymous, plastic crack is another addition I can't afford.


    Long answer: For me at least... Since Magic the Gathering, early Mage Knight, and Star Wars: X-Wing I am no longer very tempted by the constant need for the latest shiny (plastic crack). When I first got into this game I was just on my way out of Star Wars: X-Wing so I thought I would buy a few. I found I liked it and my wife preferred the history so I made a list of what I wanted and set out to get those. Far more than I originally planed; but I still self imposed a limit.

    I have, in my opinion, a nice collection and think that some of the planes may never get to the table, so why buy more? I enjoy the game, and often use the same planes. Even if somehow this game suddenly was in production, gained popularity and people were clamoring to play I would still have more than I think I might ever use. Finally we have a wide selection of games that get played at our house. So as tempting as it is have a few of everything, I think at house we're fairly well set. About the only thing I really don't have but though of would be a couple of squadrons of planes of a specific type. There are a few reasons I would not go down this path. One being that I can't think of a time that we would use them over drawing the planes we already own.

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    So if it helps with the "guilt" I read a comparison of "hobby expense " once, bar tabs $100, golf fees $200, guns and ammo $400, cars $$$$, the list of my friend's hobbies far exceeded mine . . . the guilt vanished : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    So if it helps with the "guilt" I read a comparison of "hobby expense " once, bar tabs $100, golf fees $200, guns and ammo $400, cars $$$$, the list of my friend's hobbies far exceeded mine . . . the guilt vanished : )
    Or you could become a historical reenactor; For AWI, a "cheap" militia kit (either side; just change out the cockade) can be had for $600-$800...more if you can't (or have a friend/spouse) sew.
    An "elite" unit, say the 23rd Welch Fusiliers, cost over $3000 (plus sewing) 10 years ago. Not counting camp gear and such.
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    I saw an advertisement about selling de-armed Mig-21: a user asked how much it costs. The answer: "If you need to ask, you can't afford it!"

    I guess David is really low cost player / engineer - a nice shiny kits from almost nothing. Congrats, David, you would survive even socialism with it's planned economy (no kidding, there were how to articles in kit builders magazines about mixing your own glue from toluen and rest of chemicals just because they were not available in shops) (yes, even in late '80)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Or you could become a historical reenactor; For AWI, a "cheap" militia kit (either side; just change out the cockade) can be had for $600-$800...more if you can't (or have a friend/spouse) sew.
    An "elite" unit, say the 23rd Welch Fusiliers, cost over $3000 (plus sewing) 10 years ago. Not counting camp gear and such.
    Karl
    Don't.................

    My 14th Century articulated plate armour + underlying maille, padding and Knight Hospitaller tabard cost me £1900, and I've only worn it once
    I estimate I have kit totalling in excess of £12000 all in all, and I haven't attended an event in over 3 years.

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    Tim......good Lord mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Don't.................

    My 14th Century articulated plate armour + underlying maille, padding and Knight Hospitaller tabard cost me £1900, and I've only worn it once
    I estimate I have kit totalling in excess of £12000 all in all, and I haven't attended an event in over 3 years.
    "In for a penny, in for a pound ..."

    My Lord! (Should we call you Baron Helmut?)

    But I know the feeling - I don't 'dabble' either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenlizard View Post
    How is this possible?
    I have about 80 planes from WW1, WW2 and Crimson Skies. There can only be so much planes on the field at once... and I don't have much chance to play with others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Don't.................

    My 14th Century articulated plate armour + underlying maille, padding and Knight Hospitaller tabard cost me £1900, and I've only worn it once
    I estimate I have kit totalling in excess of £12000 all in all, and I haven't attended an event in over 3 years.
    Oh, I didn't want to go medieval in this discussion
    I'm sure I spent nearly as much over the years for the SCA; a lot is gone now, as I sold the pavilion at a slight loss, and donated most of my hard kit to the group's Iron Key.
    Still have my Norman helm in case I get back to fighting after retirement....whenever that will be. Plus an attic full of fabric, a few dozen weapons....
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Well, those prices make me search for my sealed boxes and think to make some more money...
    On the other hand, in December 2019 I sent one new foreign forumer (playing with his kids) "in need" one of my sealed Gotha bombers just as a welcome surprise. Nicely shoked he was, but that's how it all here goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    On the other hand, in December 2019 I sent one new foreign forumer (playing with his kids) "in need" one of my sealed Gotha bombers just as a welcome surprise. Nicely shoked he was, but that's how it all here goes.
    Indeed. Clipper sent me a beautiful D.VII as a welcome gift and in 9 months I've fallen for 162 WGF and 29 WGS planes. I'm not sure how the story ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachi View Post
    I'm not sure how the story ends.
    The easy answer? It doesn't
    343 WGF and 252 WGS with a shipment arriving today that will add another dozen or so to that 252
    (Plus 8 or so Tripods)

    My name is Pete and I am a WoG-aholic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    The easy answer? It doesn't
    343 WGF and 252 WGS with a shipment arriving today that will add another dozen or so to that 252
    (Plus 8 or so Tripods)

    My name is Pete and I am a WoG-aholic
    Yes, the ARES WGF releases are a 12 step program. 12 steps into submission! WGS is a whole different drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post

    My Lord! (Should we call you Baron Helmut?)
    No, "Baron Greenback"!

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    Henri Vallois, Vicomte du Dos Vert (Baron Greenback!) - fearing no man, but terrified of Danger Mouse!

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    I have never spent that much on a single seater plane although I did spend $50 on a rare F-Toys Albatros once. I am thinking about getting some SM79's if ever they get released.


    Hey Tim did you ever repaint one of your planes in those green and white colours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    No, "Baron Greenback"!



    Henri Vallois, Vicomte du Dos Vert (Baron Greenback!) - fearing no man, but terrified of Danger Mouse!
    Thanks for posting the pic, Tim.
    Awesome!

    Better not drink a lot before wearing that rig ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    No, "Baron Greenback"!

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    Henri Vallois, Vicomte du Dos Vert (Baron Greenback!) - fearing no man, but terrified of Danger Mouse!
    But surely this must be Silver Helmut!
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    Well, those prices make me search for my sealed boxes and think to make some more money...
    On the other hand, in December 2019 I sent one new foreign forumer (playing with his kids) "in need" one of my sealed Gotha bombers just as a welcome surprise. Nicely shoked he was, but that's how it all here goes.
    That was me And it makes me realize what a great community this is and a great "thank you" to nightbomber...from time to time I remeber the day when the Gotha arrived and what big surprise it was (never thought I get a "childhood Christmas experience" with 40) . My son and I Play nearly every week (he loves the staaken...but he will lern that size is not everything).

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    I am still at the Point to convince my wife what a great place the living room were for a sideshow with the planes (right now they are all next to me at my "Homework" place in the cellar).

    I think if the Obsession of WGF once caught you it is hard to let it go.....the thrill of the hunt for the needed planes is great. and the exitement when you found one every few month....worth case on eBay and you bit....get overbidden and Then think...a why havent bid some more....

    My "hunt for the grail" at the Moment are the Airco DH.2....but i have time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter View Post
    Hey Tim did you ever repaint one of your planes in those green and white colours?
    No, never have...……….actually, it never occurred to me!

    Might have to do so, now

    French Baron, so Nieuport - green with white chevron...…….

    I'll add it to the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    No, "Baron Greenback"!

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    Henri Vallois, Vicomte du Dos Vert (Baron Greenback!) - fearing no man, but terrified of Danger Mouse!
    OK... THAT is seriously bad ass! You have only two modes of operation - All In (i.e. this kit) or Not At All (i.e. Sails)...

    I want to grow up to be Tim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Scharf View Post
    I want to grow up to be Tim.
    Trouble is, I never really grew up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Trouble is, I never really grew up!
    I still refuse to!

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    What's the phrase "growing older is compulsory, growing up is optional" plus I've heard if you haven't grown up by 50, you don't have to worry any more

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    I am in my second childhood anyway so it don't matter.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by camel crew View Post
    What's the phrase "growing older is compulsory, growing up is optional" plus I've heard if you haven't grown up by 50, you don't have to worry any more
    Jimmy Buffett has lyrics I try to live by.

    I'm growing older but not up
    My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
    Let those winds of time blow over my head
    I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead

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    You could the Green Knight in 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', Tim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    No, "Baron Greenback"!

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    Henri Vallois, Vicomte du Dos Vert (Baron Greenback!) - fearing no man, but terrified of Danger Mouse!
    Very impressive Tim.
    Just watch out for those Longbowmen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Or you could become a historical reenactor; For AWI, a "cheap" militia kit (either side; just change out the cockade) can be had for $600-$800...more if you can't (or have a friend/spouse) sew.
    An "elite" unit, say the 23rd Welch Fusiliers, cost over $3000 (plus sewing) 10 years ago. Not counting camp gear and such.
    Karl


    hahahaha as if any reenacting impression has a top end lol!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Trouble is, I never really grew up!
    and thats the best way to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    I still refuse to!


    in my case i think it would be i lack the ability to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post

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    Henri Vallois, Vicomte du Dos Vert (Baron Greenback!) - fearing no man, but terrified of Danger Mouse!
    If you like that, then consider these....................

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    And just to be different............

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    in my case i think it would be i lack the ability to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    hahahaha as if any reenacting impression has a top end lol!!!!
    Greater truth was never spoken! Same for wargaming too!
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    I like this one, Tim:
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    I can here you muttering; "No one better get between me and the pub!" (or maybe the portajohn? )
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    What worries me is the Templar Uniform. I always thought there was something dodgy going on there!
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    What worries me is the Templar Uniform. I always thought there was something dodgy going on there!
    There was.

    What's more, there still is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    I still refuse to!
    Growing up is over rated

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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