I think it would depend on whether this is permanent or temporary. If temporary, certainly don't sell your stuff unless it's something you know you'll never build. If its permanent and there doesn't look like you've got any job prospects, then sell if you must. Your family and its survival are more important than any hobby material.
Been meaning to do this for awhile now and might as well get started. Here you will find a collection of threads of people who refind their childhood collection, inherited one from a family member, friend or have found a blow out find at a garage sale/storage unit auction. Most often they also...
Seconded. I'm sure Space X and Virgin need experienced people, among others. I'm sorry for your crisis and hope it's only a short-term bump.
I can tell you from personal experience in my own life crisis, don't anticipate huge money from selling your stuff. Figure you're getting pennies on the Dollar. Don't forget you have to figure box and packing and tape and postage into your profit/loss calculation when you sell. I got bit by eBay when I didn't have the cash to ship a toy I sold and the funds would not be released until I shipped. Catch 22 personified! Luckily I was loaned the postage but that was so frustrating.
So don't assume you're paying off the house with your kits. I would suggest hanging on to them for now while you explore unemployment options and other work opportunities. And you said laid off. Does that mean it's possible you could be re-hired?
Anyway, I suspect this will end up a short term thing and you'll come out of it better than you expect. I wish you the best of luck and success!
I'm currently slowly building the Hawk. I will add a cockpit, landing gears and probably an elevator for the crew to access the Hawk. Here's where I'm at right now.
In 1979 I tore down my original Mattel Eagle and rebuilt it to make a more accurate representation of the Eagle. I added cages made from leftover sprue from model kits, engine plumbing and I modified the landing gear to be more accurate. I then made a passenger pod, built from scratch. I had to...
So while on vacation this past week I finally decided it was time to build the E.
I've had this model kit for a few decades I think.
Bought it at a Walgreens when they still carried plastic models; that, in itself, tells you how old this kit is.
Anyway, this is the 1/1400 scale Star Trek...
I have had this in the stash for a while, It's a crappy kit as we all know, but I wanted to build it before the new kit comes out the end of the year.
It will be out of the box, no mods at all. I have ordered an aftermarket decal set as the original ones are yellowed badly. My kit is missing...