To say George Chilli's collection of models is eclectic may be a bit of an understatement.
The Somerset resident has a room in his home to display his collection of die-cast cars, construction vehicles and military apparatus.
Chilli has always enjoyed putting together models, but he only started to expand his impressive collection about 20 years ago.
"There was a craze in America," he said. "The craze was NASCAR die cast and I bought into it."
Chilli, a salesman, knew where every die-cast store was in six states.
"And they all knew me," he said.
Chilli started HT Bear Collectibles so he could buy wholesale and sell collectibles. But, as with most crazes, the market was flooded with cars and the demand died down.
"There was so much of it that it died," he said.
Chilli's love for models started when he was a young boy. His mother would give him a dollar to help with chores and he would spend 69 cents for a model kit and 31 cents for candy.
"Kids today can't do that because models are so expensive," he said.