Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Clear Out

Like quite a few gamers wargaming has been a part of my life since I was around 12 or 13.
It's been a constant in my life and I guess through times of stress, upset etc its been something I can retreat to, collect my thoughts and focus on something other than reality :)

It also means that I have acquired through good reason or not an awful lot of stuff!!
This year will see my son move to America and he is going through a huge declutter program in his life and that really kickstarted me to do the same.

So I'm having a huge clear out - not selling through dribs and dabs just selling to a dealer in one big go. No stress, no hassle and I'm still leaving myself an awful lot of figures and games to look at but in the periods I guess I started the hobby with and the ones I'd like to finish with !!!!



Just some of the stuff I'm looking at shifting. Hidden behind all that is some 2000 painted Lord of the Rings figures - came as surprise to my son and I that I'd painted so much but I guess the last game was 10 years ago. Whilst the collection brings lots of good memories - that's what they are and I have photos etc to bring those times back.

So its hopefully the one and only big clear out and its back to business as usual painting whats left. :)

9 comments:

  1. A good clean out is good to provide focus on what's left ... so well done

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    1. Dave,
      Absolutely, a little touch of reality every now and then doesn't do any harm
      Graham

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  2. I did a little clearing out for my recent move, but I probably could have done more. Past moves and clear outs have taught me to be cautious though; but then I was probably too aggressive before and too cautious now.

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    1. I've been the reverse, mini, cautious clear outs in the past. This is the aggressive one and when it's done it's done. I will be left with the periods and the games I really love

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  3. Bloody hell Graham that's an awesome/aweful amount of surplus stuff. And I thought I was a boarder!

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    1. Colin,
      Right on both counts awesomely awful.! But I will feel better when it's gone.😀
      Graham

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  4. What a pile. Hope you get a good price for it

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    1. Allan
      It's all relative I guess, taking it round the shows over the next couple of years I could most probably double what I get, but a few thousand pound in hand in one go offsets the hassle and the chew 😀

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  5. Very sensible solution. Moving house twice in two years was very therapeutic for focusing on what I still wanted from the hobby, and I became quite an expert at selling on Ebay!

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