Thursday, 4 January 2018

The challenge for 2018 πŸ€”

Well a slow start to 2018 as I have continued to fight a nasty Christmas cold. I have been working on my new project the 1967 Arab/Israeli and will post some of these soon. In the meantime my challenge project for 2018 is not to paint more figures but where to put them. I have previously been using strengthened file boxes from a local shop but these have recently gone up in price.

Roll on the Christmas sales and I have been looking at the ubiquitous really useful boxes, these have always seemed an expensive option but whilst sale shopping in Carlisle I discovered Ryman’s the stationary shop had an excellent sale with 3 boxes for £10 this made them quite a bit cheaper than my usual storage boxes..........so I returned to the shop with a big bag !
Now all I need to do is work out where to put them πŸ˜€

26 comments:

  1. They look fine just where they are, in fact I can see enough space to put another stack next to them :-)

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    1. Yes but then we wouldn’t be able to get to the kitchen πŸ˜€

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  2. And a guard dog protecting your treasure!

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    1. Sadly only one guard now as Lucy is no more but the door Bell is fixed πŸ™‚

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  3. An army runs on logistics! Now that you have resolved one of your bottlenecks, get on with your new project!

    Hope you feel better soon. I contracted a flu over the holidays as well and still trying to throw the demon out.

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    1. Yep good suggestion pushing on with the Arab Tanks πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow, those boxes look brilliant - I can never seem to plan far enough ahead for that sort of thing.
    I hope you get over the bug soon.

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    1. They were too good a price to miss out on πŸ™‚

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  5. Really Useful Boxes are really useful! Most of GHQ is stuffed with them!

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    1. But not that cheap and I have never met a wargamer that likes spending money πŸ™‚

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  6. I'm fortunate that I now don't own hardly anything, so the storage of my miniatures is a doddle. MDF buildings, however!

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    1. Not sure how fortunate that is Roy ?

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    2. Since I've mostly solo gamed for last few years I can get by with far less than I could when actively gaming with clubs.

      Only trouble is, now that I skirmish game (having got rid of the 10mm WW2 armies) you need far more terrain, which is bulkier to store than toy men. Bit of a Catch-22.

      Saying that, my naval stuff only needs a blue table cloth and a few models that can be stored in a lunch box!

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  7. Room for a lot if "stuff" there Matt

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  8. The paradox of finding storage space for your storage space

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    1. I will move a few across from old boxes then crack on with filling the new ones

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  9. I do like the Really Useful Boxes, and have used them since a friend at our wargaming club recommended them. Get well soon.

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    1. Can’t complain with them at this price

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  10. I like the really awful boxes. My preferred storage now.

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    1. They just feel expensive to my cheapskate sensesπŸ˜€

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  11. Good solution to the eternalproblemof storage

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    1. I plan to shift some collections across from box file to plastic but I haven’t really sorted it out in my head yet 😱

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