Let’s get the most important aspect out of the way: You are not the only one! I am pretty sure every modeler gets to a point sooner or later where they experience something similar to you. So don’t worry, that’s just a natural part of our hobby.
If I take a look at my stash (actually a digital list, as I am a geek), I can see 51 unbuilt kits. About ten of those are “why did I buy this one?” cases, all the others I absolutely intend to build sooner or later. Then there’s my wishlist of kits – basically all the kits I am interested in because they would advance one of my topical collections. And this is where it gets absurd. The list currently consists of 257 kits – 1/35 vehicles, 1/48 planes, 1/350 ships – so given my age, my average yearly build rate, and the assumption that every year brings only four additional new releases I am interested in, this would mean I would complete the wishlist at the age of 89. Clearly my masterplan needs to be revised…
What it comes down to is that we will never be able to build every single kit we would like to. Never. And once we accept that, we can start thinking about what we want to build “the most”, and get rid of everything that distracts us from enjoying the moment. Here’s two ways to do that:
– Get your stash out of sight. If you find the tower of boxes looming over you, silently accusing you of not building “fast enough” or something like that, move the pile to your basement, garage etc. Basically you want to create a clean desk situation where nothing distracts you from your current project.
– Sell your stash. You stated there’s only five or six kits you actually want to build. Why keep the others? If it is the thought of finacial loss (a valid thought), maybe think about it another way. Yes, you will lose money, but that’s still better than forcing yourself to do something within your hobby you don’t want to do. Basically the money you lose will buy you peace of mind.