Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Junk Shop Find

A recent Sunday morning saw the family in Sheffield's (increasingly gentrified) Nether Edge area having breakfast at a cafe we've recently discovered.  Nether Edge has gone up in the world since I lived there but it still has a fine crop of interesting junk shops.

We were passing one of these junk shops when Stella suddenly said, "Hey, that looks great for your room!"

I looked down to see a large, oval, Victorian mirror with a carved, dark wooden frame.   "Sad", I thought, "my wife's succumbing to senility."

"No, that!" she said, pointing to a small, metal filing cabinet.  "I thought it would be good for 25mm figures."  We first met over a role-playing game so she's not completely devoid of knowledge where toy soldiers are concerned.

£21 later (it was £20 for cash but the local corner shop's cash machine charged for withdrawals) I was the owner of a new piece of furniture for the workshop.

The drawers are slightly over foolscap paper sized, which probably says something about its age, and an inch of so deep.  So a little shallow for today's oversized "25mm" figures but just fine for 6mm scale units.

When I get magnetic material attached to the bases of all of my Great Northern War and Late Roman forces, they'll be safely stored and, because the drawers come out easily, safely transported too!

Meanwhile, by way of a bonus pic for you guys, currently on the adjoining workbench is this:

It's an Italeri Mil-24 Hind.  When finished it will bear the colours of the Andreivian Air Force.


Pete. said...

A great find- would love something like that.

I'm looking forward to seeing the Hind finished too.



Joakim Ström said...

A great find!

Counterpane said...

Thanks guys. Keep your eyes open in those junk shops! Or travel with an observant partner!

Richard Phillips said...

Great find a really useful storage unit. Liking the new addition to the Andreivian Air Force. Very Impressive!

Counterpane said...

Cheers, Richard. I'm going to have to think of a scenario to use it in. Probably not much use for Crisis Point 2017!

Richard Phillips said...

Not unless it has a flux capacitor and Marty McFly is the pilot :-)

Counterpane said...

Don't tempt me!

Tim Gow said...

Very useful, those metal drawers. I have several (but never paid more than a tenner...) http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/more-toy-soldier-storage-solutions_26.html