Webster’s dictionary defines obsession as someone or something that a person thinks about constantly or frequently. Are we as model builders obsessed? Maybe a little. I can honestly say that in the two years that I have been back at building, I have amassed over 100 kits. My father always says “if you don’t get it now, it won’t be there later”. Bad influence? It’s all in the eye of the beholder. I tend to agree with him. How many times do you have a specific kit on your wishlist destined for greatness, only to discover that it has been discontinued. Buy it when you find it. Thus my collection. All of my kits have a destiny. I’m not trying to get crazy here, but they all have a plan. Model builders around the world, you know what I mean. We buy multiple kits for multiple ideas. This F-16 is going to be an Arctic Bandits version and that one is going to be in the Thunderbirds scheme. Right? Granted I may be a little obsessed, but it is relaxing. The whole experience is fun to me. From the research online to the awful filling and sanding, I am stress free when I am building. The finished product keeps you motivated for the next build. The imagination is endless and so are the possibilities with hundreds of planes. The imagination keeps me buying fifty kits a year. Maybe my imagination is obsessed? More than likely I will never build every kit in my collection, but I sure am gonna try.