The heat, the sand, the endless sand. Need shade and a cool drink.
We must March or Die …
I realise that I have spent lots of time recently repairing Broken Britain’s 54mm toy soldier size figures and somewhat neglected my smaller 15mm Peter Laing figures.
Painted resin palm tree decs £1 each.
On my travels “upcountry” (everything above my rural Southwest part of England / the U.K. is “upcountry”) I recently visited a Flying Tiger store. Fortunately they do not yet do mail order.
Flying Tiger of Copenhagen are European (and worldwide) stores selling strange and wonderful things.
A small six by six by five inch high Opbevaringsbokse or stackable storage box. Useful for storing spare heads and arms etc. Cost £2.
Three blurry Flying Tiger shelfies of things I did not buy but could be useful for gaming:
Shelfie 1: Resisted buying these fake grass toothbrush holders or soap dishes – or fake grass clumps for gaming. £3 each.
Shelfie 2 and 3: A kid’s thick card cottage lunchbox with front down flap. Or a Q-Cottage? Excellent for concealing a Home Guard field gun? £7.
Resisted the roll of fake grass AstroTurf table runner £4
Resisted the wooden plant holder in the shape of 54mm+ picket fences – cheaper than making?
Things I did buy
Magnetic boards £2 each A4 paper size, thin enough to cut and use in reverse as tray bases. It could be mounted on card or wood or tray as an A4 magnetic board to hold figures in place.
Mixing palette £1 each, a fraction of the cost in an art supplies shop.
The rest of the (Naval) gaming related purchases will follow in future blogposts.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, 5 August 2018.
Below are pictured my testing out of my magnetic sheets – not strong enough for metal 54mm figures mounted on tuppenny and penny pieces (which are slightly magnetic after 1992). A few of my plastic pound store figures I discovered to my surprise that I had based on pre-1992 tuppennies – whoops!
The heady lure of inexpensive things …