It’s taken a whole year but I finally got around to replacing the broken shelf with a new piece of acrylic sheet which was a tricky and rather nerve-racking experience. Today I fixed it to the wall in my study and was finally able to get the Hinton Hunts out of their storage boxes and back on the shelves where I can see them.
The cabinet is very tricky to photograph because of the mirrored back so apologies for the quality of the photos but I thought some of you would be interested to see the collection en-masse. There are 600 figures on the shelves and I have another 200 or so that wouldn’t fit in.
|The cabinet is 60cm wide by 50cm tall and has 6 shelves.|
|Repairs involved fixing a replacement bottom shelf and wooden|
support strip. The tricky thing was trying not to get too much
glue on the clear acrylic.
|Top Shelf - a mixture of British, Brunswick, French and|
Prussian cavalry. You can see the mirroring effect on the
second shelf showing the backs of the troops.
|Shelf 2 - the Poles are sharing a shelf with the Austrians.|
|Shelf 3 - mostly Prussians.|
|Shelf 4 - the Duke's finest on parade.|
|Shelf 5 - Vive l'emperor!|
|Bottom Shelf - French, Prussian and British heavy cavalry.|
The question now will be which troops do I displace when I finish the Guard Marines?