Monday, February 17, 2014

BOSS' BIG ATTACK WING PROJECT PART FOUR: THRIFTY COLLECTING...WALKING THE TALKING!

I have been very happy to share with you friends of B6*R7 all that I currently know about building a serious and cool STAW collection in our go to scales of 1/2500 and 1/50.  Now to demonstrate how easily one can achieve this I am going to share with you the reality of  making this sort of project happen.

You can collect a properly scaled fleet worthy of appreciation, and do it for the cost I have outlined in previous episodes of this series. $10 to $20 per model is the golden figure I have given as our target. Here is what I was able to achieve with about two weeks of EBay searching in my free time.




$333.41 is the grand total including all shipping and handling fees, this month, to get exactly 32 wonderful ships. I hope that my Star Brothers out there will do the same while keeping within their financial means, and share their projects at the forums where we chat.

The fun math says 32 ships x $10 = $320. So with a lot of searching on EBay, and going to Hobbylink, my long time source for cool model gear at a great price, I kept to our Boss' BIG Approved cost.

I hope this makes it real for you like minded collectors out there. Many times I had a cool model in my watch list and almost bid or paid for it as a buy now item. Then a new auction would be listed or because I changed my search words another auction would come up on my search. If you can not find a model or group of models that fit your budget do not buy them...Ha, Ha! You have to have discipline, and keep looking to find some of these awesome toys at a nice price! Remember the ultimate goal is a larger picture.

As my collection stands now I managed ten great big bucks per ship when you look at the whole...and that is close enough to perfect for me.
Of course the large resin models presented in episode three of the series will be an expensive treat, and I will have to buy them over time.
In the end, my collection as a whole will be closer to $20 per ship...and that is still awesome. You could say that for a mere $5 upgrade per ship to the $15 STAW Expansions standard cost...I fixed Attack Wing. If you are of the mind to do this and have a cool looking game on your table, YOU CAN DO THIS TOO.

This was a fun project! I will be posting a lot of STAR TREK ATTACK WING modeling articles soon, and one day I will even be able to post some cool battle logs, I think...

PART THREE: FIXING THE SCALE...INTO THE RESIN NEBULA!


PART FIVE: UPDATING THE MODEL COLLECTION...SIZE STILL MATTERS!!!

Trekkie Boss out!