Monday, 15 August 2011

JR's toy sort-out. Part 1

At last I have managed to do some sorting out of all the toys.  As I had initially shoved the stuff straight from car to garage, I decided to put up my 'spare' wargames table (it was rescued many years ago from a skip outside the wargames club...) on the drive and go through the stuff in the open air.  There are many 25mm toys - mostly unpainted Ancients and 'Renaissance' types, together with some 15s and oddities such as small quantities of 6mm WW2, old Minifigs 5mm blocks, a few 25mm Napoleonics, 20mm ACW metals, 30mm AWI and an impressive number of 1/1200 Ancient ships. 
And so it begins - the tray in the centre illustrates the sort of chaos I was dealing with.
Some boxes contained more boxes which contained many random things...
This session at least left toys in some small degree of order.  But not much.  More photos coming soon.

12 comments:

Monty said...

I know the feeling...I am constantly weighing up the space constraints that hoarding ever more stuff...

Fire at Will said...

Could be a treasure trove, if you know what's what. But it's always good to have a rummage in the hope of finding something good, must be the hunter-gatherer instinct.

Mosstrooper said...

It reminds me of my 'storage' system

Tim Gow said...

Monty
One of the nice things about acquiring part of someone else's hoard is that you don't have to feel so guilty about it!

Tim Gow said...

Fire at Will
There is indeed treasure in them tharr boxes. Well, of a sort. But isn't rummaging in dusty boxes an essential part of our hobby?

Tim Gow said...

Mosstrooper
I now have everything in closed boxes, which if nothing else will preserve the 30-year coating of dust worn by some of the figures...

Paul´s Bods said...

I´d love to have an trove like that to rummage through...great stuff!!!
Cheers
paul

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
There's some good stuff in the boxes - more on the way!

Paul said...

Its like Christmas in August up there!

Boxes in boxes, this is universal I believe.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
And in some cases boxes in boxes in boxes! I don't think I'd be sorting them outside if it was December though!

Ross Mac said...

I wish this temporary muddle didn't look quite so much like my own cupboard and wargame room!. Its been fun peeking though! Oh look, Minifig ECW highlanders! I've got some of those, and what's that one.....

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Stand by for more Minifigs Highlanders. Many, many more....