Monday, September 3, 2012

Does This Ever Happen to You?

The above title sounds like the beginning voice over for an ad for some sort of Made for TV product, but its fitting for my brief rant. Recently, I took advantage of GHQ's latest special deal that they offer. You buy $50 or more of figurines and you get 15% off. There were a few things that I really wanted to get. They've been coming out with a number of South African AFVs that I really like. There wasn't enough to make the $50, so I added a few other things to the order. To make a long story, short, when my order came I discovered that I already had some of the items from previous orders!  They aren't figurines that I need in large abundance, either.

As I rifled through my storage boxes looking to see if there were any more duplicates, another thing I discovered was that there were pieces of microarmor that I either couldn't identify what they were, and/or couldn't identify the manufacturer that made them. I've never been known as Mr. Organization, but I've always been pretty good at remembering what something was. I guess my memory is going. 

So, I decided to make an inventory of all my figurines. It doesn't matter what stage of production they are in: unpainted, painted, based, etc. I'm going to start with the microarmor and then move to other collections. Good thing there are spread sheets. I am also going to aggressively label my boxes. I have in the past, and most or my WWII stuff is labeled, but I have not gotten around to labeling a lot of the modern stuff. I am not sure how long this is going to take, but its like periodically cleaning your workbench. You don't really want to to do it, but it needs to be done.


  1. Thanks for following my blogspot, Chris. You will observe that yours has also recently acquired a new follower. Although microscale (1:300) isn't really my thing, I am rather taken with your 'Gambusian Campaign', and look forward to seeing more of this. If you haven't seen it already, may I commend to you Gowan Ditchburn's blogspot 'Projects and Ideas' for his 'Oronegro (Black Gold)' campaign.

    Ion A. Dowman (Archduke Piccolo)

  2. Ion,


    What drew me to your site is your various campaigns. They are really creative. I used to be more of a strict, heavy-duty historical gamer, but as I grow old, I am moving away from that.

    My view in terms of scale is whatever works for you, go with it!


  3. I'm scared to start any inventory project, it would take me a year to complete, way to much stuff.

  4. Dan,
    I plan to do it in baby steps. My main reason right now is the microarmor. I don't want to be buying stuff I already have. Also, with the first battle of my Gambusia campaign in sight (he says with foolish optimism), I want to know if I actually have what I put down on paper for the various OOBs.