The passion is probalby what makes you collect. That being said, don’t worry if you don’t follow these tips straight away. Heck, you don’t even have to follow my tips and this guide on collecting model cars, and I’ll still love you. Brotherly love. You might be a free-spirited person who doesn’t listen to anyone and will tell me « don’t tell me what I can or cannot do!! » – and that’s OK. To be honest, the first 3 models I bought were a total compulsive buy after a Monaco trip, at a random tourist shop in Nice (France) where I definitely overpayed. I didn’t think it through, I didn’t go price-hunting or comparing different makes on the internet first. It was a spur of the moment, the passion and the heart spoke – but it was merely the beginning. The thing is, you have to take action and start thinking about it straight away before it gets too out of hands lol. I’m not saying it WILL, but you have to take into consideration the possibility.
My first model was a 1/18 red Ferrari Enzo (I wanted this one to be the first, considering it’s my favorite car) along with a Pagani Zonda Cinque & a Lamborghini Reventon. Yes, 3 birds one stone, that’s a fast way to start. I don’t regret it, I’m not complaining, I just think I could’ve planned a bit better lol. Especially on the Reventon. I mean sure, it’s a rare car, it’s a supercar. It has its place in my collection, without a doubt. But I could’ve waited and made a more… reasonable choice, maybe.
By the way, a lot of people *will* criticize this hobby of ours, this hobby of mine. But then again, it wouldn’t be fun if everyone had the same tastes. One of the least harshful things they can say is that collecting toy cars is childish, or something along the lines of « GET A LIFE!! ». To be honest, I don’t really care about what others say lol, and neither should you. I mean, this is your private life, your hobbies we’re talking about. This is the passion that motivates you, nothing should get in the way. As long as you’re perfectly happy with what you do, and you willingly know you’re not disturbing / hurting anyone in the process = WHO CARES. Just do what makes you happy and enjoy yourself to the full extent. After all, we only have one life and as the saying goes “tomorrow may never come”!
I hope this Guide on collecting model cars helped you a bit!