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Friday, 20 July 2018

Sortie into the attic

For the past couple of weeks I have been raiding some boxes close to hand at the edge of the attic space above my garage, but I have been unable to find some of my old Airfix figures.  So, a sortie was planned to go up amongst the dead flies, cobwebs and mouse droppings in near 90F heat to recover all of the boxes.  Most have been unopened since the 1990s and many contain figures from the 60s and 70s. 

The figures and vehicles are kept in old model boxes and it is not clear exactly what each contains. Having retrieved all of the boxes I spent a fun afternoon opening them up to reveal the contents:

The plastic and card boxes are brought down:
Each containing loads of smaller kit boxes:
A few are unmade, but most contain battalion plus size units of artillery, tanks and infantry:

Having retrieved the lot, I emerged triumphantly from the garage, dusty, covered in cobwebs and very sweaty. Over the next couple of weeks I will go through these and re-base them and reorganise - until I get bored and move on to something else!


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    1. It is quite exciting opening the boxes. There are things that I had forgotten about and most are in excellent condition.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun in store revisiting (and cataloging?) everything then. Hope you might share a few photographs opf your (re-) discoveries here.

    Best Regards,


    1. I am not going to open the boxes all at once, but will open one, take out the contents, repair and re-bae, before moving on to the next. I will post some pictures as I go through them though.

  3. It's like the wargaming equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb

  4. The infantry based on Card taken from Kellogs Cornflakes packets! I wish I´d taken pics of mine before rebasing...although some might have been based on Card from Weetabix packets :-)