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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Downsizing: Another progress report

So far, I have managed to empty the 'hidden' alcove behind the draw units and stacked REALLY USEFUL BOXES in my toy/wargames room and to sort through my book collection. In total I have boxed up six boxes full of books that are going to be bought by an online second-hand book buyer (WeBuyBooks.co.uk) and have filled three plastic crates full of Heroscape hex terrain that I will store in a shed in the garden.

I have also set aside several boxes of terrain and painted 15mm-scale buildings that I will be passing on to fellow wargamers ... and the three Games Workshop vinyl terrain clothes have also be allocated to new owners.

The only contents of my toy/wargames room that have not yet been sorted are my figures ... and that is a job that I want to take time over. I need to spend some time looking at what I have and to identify what I am likely to use in the foreseeable future.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      I'm getting there ... slowly.

      The process has turned out to be a lot more positive than I expected, and once it is complete, I should be able to do even more wargaming.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. I work on the principle .. if it is being looked at then it could be used .. if it is hidden then you may as well not have it ;)

    One box deep only
    Well done

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    1. Geordie and Exiled FoG,

      It's a good principle ... and it is one that I should have used. Most of the stuff that has been discarded was in the boxes I could not get to, so from now on it will be 'One Box Deep Only' for me too!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Bob,
    Good that you are making progress with the downsizing. My recent cull was all the Humbrol Paint Tinlets- had not opened one in a very long time- preferring to use Acrylics these days- so out they go- dozens of them...making extra room in the paint Cupboard. Your task of going through your Figure Collection I'd imagine to be difficult- what exactly to keep etc. All the best. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson,

      I had a similar cull of my Humbrol paint tins a couple of years ago and got rid of a load that had dried up over the years. It was surprising how much space they took up.

      Culling my figure collection will take some time, and will involve some heartache ... although I must admit that I feel far less attachment to figures that I have bought ready-painted than those I have painted myself.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Very well done so far Bob - good luck with the figures. I remember you did a lot of thinking about the figures a few years back, in your Manifesto: http://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.com/2015/08/manifesto.html

    Have your thoughts on the figures changed much since then?

    All the best

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    1. JWH,

      I am actually following the thinking/plan I set out in my Manifesto ... although there may be a few changes or tweaks depending upon how much space I have available. For example, the 25mm ACW figures could - with a few 'borrowed' cavalry figures from my Napoleonic collection - be useable for nineteenth century imagi-nations.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. Good luck.

    I have started clearing out some things again. Put 4 boardgames up on ebay prompted by buying a new game and needing the space and have also listed my Warmaster High Elf army as I will never play with it again...

    I am tempted to clear out a few more things like my Redoubt Miniatures 3 Musketeers collection - have't used it for 5-6 years and I have Gangsters if I want to play skirmish games but it is still one of my favourite sets of figures..

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    1. Mike Lewis,

      Good luck with your downsizing. The boardgames should sell without too much trouble, and I hope that the same is true of your High Elf army,

      If your Three Musketeer collection isn't too big, I'd consider keeping it. If it is a favourite set of figures you might regret getting rid of them at some point in the future.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. I've found Boardgamegeek useful for selling games, but also for buying so may not have helped with the overall storage situation.

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    1. Nigel Drury,

      I do have some boardgames I could sell, but I'd rather like to keep them if possible. If I do decide to sell them, I'll certainly consider using Boardgamegeek.

      All the best,

      Bob

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