|The General (known behind his back as "The Great Pooh-ba" is a slightly modified Zinnbrigade 1900 Prussian artillery officer.|
And of course...
If it doesn't move, paint it!
Over the last few days I carried out the previously mentioned plan to remove the south wall shelves, move the bookcase, paint the sloping ceiling over them, and replace the shelves with a larger gap between them.
As anticipated the white has appreciably lightened the room. Probably not enough to help much with photography, I need to lower the table to below tripod height for that, but enough to aid my eyes when looking for something and to make it just a bit more pleasant.
Its taken a while to reload the top 3 shelves as i was sorting and considering options as I went. The top 3 shelves are now roughly in chronological order from 16thC on the left (off camera) to the Great War on the far right by the wall. Its not quite that simple though as the various collections don't always fit easily into the 3 tiers.
The 4th shelf is not yet filled and there are obviously more eligible 40 & 54mm figures than shelf space, esp considering troops awaiting reassignment not to mention the ones waiting to be painted. The same is true on the North Wall where Prince Valiant and the 25mm medieval/fantasy armies are hosted. Probably time to downsize again, esp as 100 new Elastolins are on their way or at least an update to my hobby plans for the next 5 years..
First though, it calls for an actual inventory, figures on active duty, figures in the active reserve in storage, figures in the inactive reserve in storage and existing figures waiting for reassignment, repair or disposal. Never mind the reserve pool of unpainted figures for now. Somewhere in there I'll take close up pictures of the shelves.