I knew I had one large box full of brand new boxed models, actually there were four such boxes and although I went through many more boxes by the time I'd got these down, dust wiped off, me wiped off, overalls in washer, vacuumed upstairs put away cloths etc I think it would be fair to say I'd had enough. I found some juicy old East Kent photos to pad out the sales boxes a few from other Kent and Sussex operators but no larges hordes but plenty of old negatives albeit many damaged or at least spotted with dust from the roofing contractor a few years back. I think I was getting the models from Graham at Halifax although there are an awful lot of Australian and Hong Kong models perhaps a trip to down under with stop off at Hong Kong on return.
They must have been when the cupboards were overflowing and never unpacked. There were various items of family interest, Mandy old certificates from school, my Royal Observer Corps cert for Red Spitfire badge top proficiency. Mandy old postcards from school friends, some of my notes and jotting books from my hippy era. A lot of the large models Alan Fenton up at Haslingden used to make to 1/43 ish, they are Eastbourne Corp and Southdown in white primer, I super detailed the ones I finished, I think I'll sell there others on to someone with time and ability to make the most of them, there is even a PLSC Lion for golden oldie lovers which would have looked fine alongside the TD1 that I did finish in war time livery.
I found some of my old coin collection and notes which can go in my museum shelf which is the bottom shelf of the new display. There were the remnants of my old Southdown disposal sale purchases of posters.
I took a quick series of shots which will perhaps cause consternation as I'd forgotten I had them! I also did a bit of practice work on the card models for the dioramas, I think ideas are coming together, when there is something to show and give you shots of them at present it is a white blank canvas of a long wide shelf. Getting days allocated this week depends of course on the weather and I'm looking at a wide area but Thursday is out as we are having blood test and flu jabs. I'll be like a dart board by the end of play, or fainted!