Thursday 20 July 2023
The Eagle has Landed
What the interior of twenty year old Honda Civic (luckily with five doors!) when full to the rafters with WW2 goodies looks like! For the record I could see out the rear view mirror over the 1944 British Armour….
And from the side - you can just about make out the box of unpainted figures on the front passenger seat!
As mentioned previously, yesterday evening saw me take the quick forty minute drive to visit Bill at Maison Knowles, deep in the Essex countryside, to relieve him of the WW2 collection of his father. The pictures above give you an idea of the size of the task and yes, the front passenger seat was occupied with a large box full of unpainted figures!
As I type this the collection is still in the car and so will be unpacked at lunchtime and transported into the man cave for a proper sort out. There were a few surprises - not least of which was a further box of Ottoman Turkish bits and pieces that were missed off from the original haul.
This is going to be a significant undertaking and so I will be spending some time organising and re boxing a lot of it into something more manageable. There appears to be quite a lot of Corgi die cast vehicle, some items of terrain, some large calibre artillery and more rear echelon and support stuff than could shake a large stick at!
There are troops from either end of the war including French, Germans, Poles, Belgians, Russians, Americans and British (including the 14th army for Burma). Plenty to be getting on with then!