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Old 07-11-2009, 07:47 PM
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10.5 gig of free, legally acquired, models from the internet, and I've hardly scratched the surface. Free models are released so fast by so many new designers that it's getting near impossible to keep up.

Does anyone else have suggestions for cataloging software?

btw - (in best Vincent Price "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" voice) "It's not an addiction, it's a loathsome disease for which there will never be a cure. Ahahahahahaha!!!!"
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:59 PM
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You will feel better if you talk to a serious plastic modeler whose closet, spare bedroom and garage are stuffed with kits--for "when I retire."
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:20 PM
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Dave, are you referring to this? Obsessive? NOT!

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Old 07-11-2009, 10:00 PM
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Dave, are you referring to this? Obsessive? NOT!
Not even close. I am, in fact, referring to collectors whose accumulation dwarfs yours, and seem to be bent on unending accumulation. One rarely mentioned attraction of paper modeling is that one's wife rarely complains about too many models on the hard drive.

(There was an Eragon model? Did I read that right?)
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:36 PM
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The space factor is definitely a plus for paper models even if you have commercial or printouts of digital models. Haveing been up to around 4000 model car and truck kits at one time, I can testify to that.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:41 PM
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Dave, it is Eragon, but the board game, not the model.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:52 PM
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As of this week my dedicated model stash drawer can no longer close.
I think I'm going to move my GPM kits somewhere else, since they make a nice little bundle.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:01 PM
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My question - is this a problem?
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Or, is it just the pack-rack in me?

It's not a cost factor - I have U-Verse and it takes only seconds to do it. But I just checked, and I have at least 6.8gig worth of model files. True, I have bought 30 or 40 of them off various online sites.

I'm not really concerned - I'm just curious how others view this habit of collecting all the freebies that we can.....

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Only 6.8 gigs, you are just starting to collect. At last count I have over 20 gigs in my paper models folder. Some duplicates and a lot of scans of my purchased commercial kits.

I as a rule I do not build any downloaded models Iím too fussy about the quality (average) of my printer. But I do down load them just to see how the designer went about creating the model. For me it is a glance in to the mind of the designer and I often see new solutions to building paper models.

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Old 07-12-2009, 04:34 PM
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Ah hah!

So I can claim that I being "prudent" - ensuring I have lots of choices. But, I can also claim that this is "professional education" - learning how to solve design problems. Of course, I doubt it is therapeutic..... sometimes I get tempted to pull out some of my remaining hair finding a particular model.

I could also use any suggestions about collecting software. One tool I'd particularly like is a file manager that would display the 1st page of any pdf file. I used to use CompuPic Pro - which can do it, but it isn't available for Vista. Currently I use Faststone, but it doesn't do that.

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Old 07-12-2009, 04:50 PM
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Vista will show the first page of a PDF if you have it set to "medium icons" or larger, like the old thumbnail views for photos.
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