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24 Apr 2020 12:54 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 12:48 p.m. PST

How big is your lead mountain / shelf of shame?

Doing an inventory/cleanout of mine and it's not too bad:


Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 1:24 p.m. PST

Does this mean you'll be posting on the marketplace soon?

Your deals are hard to resist.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 1:36 p.m. PST

Yes, but honestly there's less here than meets the eye. Here are close ups of it all:

Many of the boxes you see are half full. The 6mm SciFi, for example, has just 8 VTOL model kits. 15mm Vietnam not much – a hooch, a dozen US figures, some misc. terrain bits. The Vikings box just has 4 or 5 ship hulls I need to finish some day.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 2:02 p.m. PST

You know, at this point, the stuff to finish up the "keeper" armies could be put in a bag and lifted with one hand--about 3,000 H&R, mostly ancients and maybe 100 28mm horse & musket. There's a bunch of stuff in the garage I mean to paint before I sell, and two--well, call them the "Strategic Painting Reserve"--a shoe box full or WWII Soviets and another of Russian Napoleonics, which would only be painted if, say, I was locked down for months at a time and deprived of all my normal activities.

That is, they're on deck when the lockdown resumes this fall and winter.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 2:40 p.m. PST

This could easily fit in a plastic tub and be listed with 2 hands.

Skeptic24 Apr 2020 4:16 p.m. PST

The Vietnam hooch and the By Fire & Sword wooden walls would be interesting…

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 4:57 p.m. PST

The walls are not for sale. Bought them in Warsaw, so they are a souvenir.

The hooch might make its way to the marketplace tho

Syrinx024 Apr 2020 5:41 p.m. PST

No pictures but the unpainted units fill two 6x3 shelving units. The third shelf is hobby supplies and some painted units. Most of my painted stuff is at our gaming club.

ecaminis Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 7:26 p.m. PST

If I can keep up my painting pace, my 28mm Napoleonics pile will be down to odds & ends that are not complete units. Of course then it's onto the 1/1200 ship pile, then the 1/3300 aircraft,etc.

TMPWargamerabbit24 Apr 2020 10:24 p.m. PST

Looking for a large panavision camera to take the picture. Stay tuned.

Rumor has the weight over 1/4 ton in metal. As for plastic kits I count 30 apple boxes of 1/72 or 20mm unbuilt kits or plastic miniatures, all neatly stacked. I know the auto transport carrier had "axle bend" during the recent move to new warren several months ago. The good news…. almost all is inventoried with spreadsheet and in good order for quick finding when summoned to the construction / painting board / table.

Huscarle25 Apr 2020 2:46 a.m. PST

Unfortunately, mine's a lot larger than Extra Crispy's (and that is not something to be proud of). Around 10K of 28mm sitting in various boxes in the spare room, the loft & the shed (most of which is inventoried on a spreadsheet). One day, I will have a clear out…maybe.

Personal logo Vis Bellica Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 2:58 a.m. PST

I'm just doing the same myself.

So far we have about seven cubic feet of pure lead (including a huge amount of helicopters for some reason) plus a top of a king size bed full of projects that are actually underway.

Actually very useful: I found a tray full of semi-painted figures that I am now itching to finish off. Trouble is, I'm also tidying and de-cluttering the painting station, so there's no room on the table for actual work.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 6:11 a.m. PST

No pix, but an accounting:

– 1 linen closet
– 1 rolodex type shelf
– underneath 1 Japanese dining table
– 1 (used to be) music shelf
– underneath one folding table

then the counting gets hairy – half 1 bedroom that is basically a his/hers craft supply storage facility

That accounting bit aside, I have a lot of figures, but I also have a lot of large craft pieces, like boxes, injection plastic molded packaging, dowels, rods, j channel, and various greeblies.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 8:23 a.m. PST

I only keep a small bits box – one file box of plastic packaging, dowels, sheet styrene etc. I'm not a huge scratch builder. But that to me does not count i the "lead mountain" though building kits do…

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut25 Apr 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

No pics, but half a 10'x5' storage unit, various boxes in the garage, and two cabinets in the house.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 3:04 p.m. PST

I have an 8'x8' shelving unit with 5 shelves of plastic Sterilite containers. Some are stuffed, some are fairly empty so I'd say around 80% of that is actually full.

By this estimate and current burn rate I should live at least another 110 years, provided there are no new purchases.

mildbill25 Apr 2020 4:22 p.m. PST

down to two boxes…..the mail delays are killing my project completions.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine26 Apr 2020 11:48 p.m. PST

Haven't gone through my lead/plastic pile yet. Did spend yesterday going through my terrain collection I really need to rationalize it. I have boxes of stuff that hasn't seen the light of day in some time, other stuff that is damaged or just not up to the standard of my newer scenery. Problem is I like making scenery. One day I'll find a system this is the perfect mix of pretty and flexible.

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