Sunday, 23 October 2011
I've packed a big back of two pence coins to use as bases for my Darkest Africa Nkonde villagers. I always use two pence coins as they're just the right size for 28mm figures, don't cost very much and are nice and stable. I also always stick the figures on the heads up side due to my republican (with a small R) sympathies, which is probably a treasonable offence but makes sure that the figures are nicely glued in place.
Anyway, as I need about 150 coins for the Nkonde I've had to grab as many as I could find down the back of the sofa and various other unsavoury places. Usually I only select the nice new shiny ones as the superglue and PVA seems to stick better to a cleaner surface. The ones I'm using this time, however, are far from shiny, so I've had to launch a big financial clean up operation.
I've used Cillit Bang to soak them in and it's done a very good job. I reckon that Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and George Osborne could learn a lot from Barry Scott. In fact, I think he should be immediately promoted to head guru at the European Central Bank. I'm sure he'd clean up the Greek financial meltdown in no time at all with a quick squirt of Cillit Bang!
He can't do much worse than the aforementioned so what's to lose?
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