"This is a bit much," I thought, so I went to http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/ and got a quote there. Very happy with my sub £500 quote, I also got a 0%, no-fee, balance transfer for my credit card, but that's another story ...
"What does this have to do with wargaming/hobby/anything-we're-remotely-interested-in ?!" I hear you cry
Well, it got me thinking; if I had a house fire, or flood, or similar disaster at home, how would I claim to replace part/all of my miniature collection and/or lead mountain?? Would the insurance company be satisified with "errr ... about 40 28mm painted vikings, around 200 3mm moderns, some spaceships, a few modern 1/6000th ships," etc ...
I think that either they'd probably say "Prove it" or something along those lines
So in an attempt to have some proof, I've decided that I'm going to use the My Lead Men page on this blog as an index page to a catalogue of all my miniatures - even the unpainted ones that are part of my lead mountain. As you might imagine, this will be quite a task and one that I might never finish, but I think it's worth a try. It might even help with those times that I'm thinking "I'll just get X figures ... have I already got some of them?"
I've already got a page with my 1/6000th Cold War Naval that I posted about the other day as well as a page for my Elfball teams and I've just created one for my Faustus Furius stuff that has new (but still quite bad) pics of the chariots.
As I post here on the blog with updates on various projects, I'll update (or create) the 'My Lead Men' page as well
I wonder if any of my readers think this idea is worth pursuing themselves? after all, how would you prove what you had in your collection if you had to make an insurance claim?