Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Useful storage boxes

Sue and I often visit the shops in nearby Welling, which is to the east of Shooters Hill. It is not a major retail area although it does have several supermarkets and an inordinate number of fast food outlets, nail and tanning salons, and Turkish barbers! It also has several small, specialist shops, one if which – Bargain Kingdom – sells all sorts of hardware and seasonal goods.

We paid a visit to the shop yesterday, and I saw and bought a couple if small storage boxes that I thought might be useful for storing armies for use with my PORTABLE WARGAME.

Today I experiment with the boxes to see what I could store in them ... and the results were encouraging.

These boxes come in two heights in several different colours as well as in smaller and larger sizes. They are designed to stack on top of each other (there are locating tabs on the bottom and indentations on the lids) and they fit very nicely into the pigeon holes in my bookcases.


  1. Hi Bob,

    Nice boxes and very practical. As I recall from the mid 1980s there used to be a toy/model shop in Welling - do you remember it?

    All the best,


    1. David Crook,

      The boxes are sold for use for storing things like fishing tackle, craft materials etc. The compartments seem ideal for storing multi-figure bases, and that is what I hope to use them for.

      I remember the old Welling Models shop very well indeed. The premises is now occupied by a retailer of mobility scooters(!) and for a long time there was no model shop in the area. A small one opened in Wickham Lane last year, and I frequent it whenever the opportunity allows.

      All the best,


  2. Small world! Used to live in Welling about eight years ago!


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