|Treasure Chest ?
What started as a clean out though, turned into something of a treasure trove !
So starting from the bottom drawer and working my way up here's the results of my treasure hunt:
|The bottom Drawer
As expected a jumble of empty, dried out pot of paints and little else, or so I thought.
|The usable meagre (very) contents
Two tins of old Humbrol paints, a Foliage Factory clear orangey-red and a bottle of GW dark-brown wash - all still very much usable - score!
The small plastic rhino was equally usable (there are pygmy rhino's right ?) and the marker pen worked fine too.!
Now if only I can find the rest of the pair of compasses for the ink 'arm' !
|The two centre drawers, looking better
The negative found I haven't a clue about (yet); the card bases were a strange size (not being my usual 20mm square, but rather a rather larger 20mm x 25mm); the paint-brush was still in fair shape; a die - always useful but the blister of figures looked a lot more promising!
The blister was indeed a tad more than promising, it was stuffed to the gunwales with all manner of goodies, as you can probably see from the photograph to the left.
Five pirates (two cursed with 'chest-foot'), fully painted; a capstan; a ships wheel; spears, swords and shields (all looking very ancient-ty), a small pile of skulls and a ships figurehead of a mermaid!
The five pirates brings my solely pirate figure collection to over 400!
|The reason for the larger bases also became apparent
|The three disappointing-looking top drawers
|The usable content of the top-left drawer
The left-most drawer had six bottles of paint (four unopened!) another die and a draft horse (I think for a 15mm ACW limber).
|The centre drawer's usable contents
The right-hand drawer, with all the plastic bags in it though looked a lot more promising
|The top right-hand drawer.
The two gladiators came as a complete surprise to me as I can't remember purchasing them or acquiring them at all - or more importantly - why! They look like 54mm figures and will no doubt fit in with my collection of gladiators and gives me reason to write another post on my other blog, that has sadly become stagnant.
|Contents of one plastic bag !
|One of the seven swivel guns 'found'.
They'll probably get used at some time in the future and I now realise why I have so many pirate figures that seem to be just washing their hands - they're to man these swivel guns.
In addition to the swivel guns there was also a ships cannon (or as I would say it's like a ship's cannon, only smaller)
|The ship's cannon. It may not look that small here....
|...but compared ot one of my home-made ones.
|The final haul
As I intimated in last week's post, this was the first of three pre-planned posts, but don't expect another treasure chest!
I in other news I'm finishing the last of terrain boards that'll be used for both "Adventures in Jimland" and pirating; when finished I'm sure it'll be fodder for another post as will my first sortie into Jimland, which is imminent!
That's it then for another week, thanks for taking the time to visit, even just to look at the eye-candy (such as it is) and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.