the next ten years, my collection grew to huge proportions. These
photos were taken around the time my involvement in the hobby had
reached its peak. I continued to build and collect for several more
years, but the hobby was beginning to change.
As the late 70's rolled
around, the number of new kits had started to dwindle, and interest
in the hobby in general had started to wane.
By 1980 had pretty much
thrown in the modeling towel. I started selling off the collection,
a process that continued for several years. By the late 80s, what
was left amounted to about 30% of the original collection.
A second phase of selling
in the early 90s reduced the remainder to a couple hundred models,
and a couple dozen unbuilt kits. In many ways I regret having sold
off what I did, because there were many rare models in the collection.