If only I had the space...

Toy Soldier Collector International|August - September 2020

If only I had the space...
Chris Bartlett tells us about how he builds the occasional small diorama to help with displaying his vast collection
Chris Bartlett

As a collector of toy/model soldiers for over fifty years my wife indulges my other passion (not only her!) by allowing me to occupy the largest room in the house, that we now refer to as the ‘Soldier Room’, where in over twenty cabinets, I display my collection.

However with all this collecting it is very easy to cram the figures on to the shelves and as a consequence not only can you not see what is in the back three rows of a shelf (one metre wide and 300mm deep) but anything on the bottom two shelves and the very top one come to that - cannot be seen either. Each cabinet is about 1.9m high and has ten shelves.

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