Saturday, 23 May 2020

Third world problems .


One problem I didn't foresee about the effects of the pandemic was running out of 2p's ! , we are using swipe card and chip and pin for shopping and have hardly used cash at all the last two month  and to my horror I had found I had finished the last of my hoarded coins !. I use them a lot for basing individual figures, luckily I have ordered some MDF 2p's  from off EBay - phew ! panic over !!



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  1. Know the feeling of realizing that stocks of some hobby materials are dwindling. By the way, I have discovered the Pre History Guys thanks to the "What I'm Listening To" on your blog. THANK YOU!

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  2. Yikes, essential basing shortage averted. I have nearly run out of pennies, but have stash of metal washes the same size, so OK for now; also a small stash of 2p's.

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    1. Have lots of 1p's , but they are to small foe 28mm figures .

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  3. It's over thirty years since I left the uk for NZ, so I think the coins may have "shrunk" in the meantime....in my day, the 1p coin was the same size as the NZ 10c coin, which I have used a lot for individual basing of skirmish level figures...approx 10mm diameter. The 2p coin was at least twice the size and to me, would have been too large for a single figure? When I wanted them, I just went to the bank and handed over a $10 note in exchange for 100 coins...much cheaper than 20mm washers!

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    1. Think the banks are still open , but at the present time don't want to make a special trip into an otherwise closed town for a bag of 2p's .

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  4. Hi Tony- I don't use MDF for basing figures- instead I use rectangles of Mat Board- a cardboard usually found in Framing Print Boarders...I bought $30 Worth thirty years ago and my supply is still going strong. I use Mat Board a lot for modelling structures- as well as MDF. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. I have some thick card for cutting square bases , it's the rounds that are a prob.

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