That was five years ago, and the time has come to start painting the house. We are always careful to make sure that the wargames room is well ventilated, and we also use a dehumidifier when necessary. Despite this we have a damp patch on the ceiling where the models are stored, which we are having sorted out next week. Fortunately the damp has not affected the model soldiers or the scenery. We have some very old paper buildings which we bought in Germany about 40 years ago, and even they are fine.
This is the first time that I have moved them all since we arrived in Spain, and I was relieved to see that they all look in excellent condition. When I started collection metal figures, in the early 1970s, there was a lot of talk about “lead rot” or “metal corrosion”. I was delighted to see that there is no sign of it on my collection.
I hope to finish redecoration in the storage area by the end of next week, and return them to their usual place.