Recycled Fridge Magnet Bases

Recycling old fridge magnets into magnetic base strips for toy soldier storage boxes …

I found a small cache of these old disused flexible fridge magnets being thrown out at work, so before they were binned, I snaffled or scrounged them (with permission).

I have recycled them into either figure basing strips or the magnetic strips on the bottom of toy Soldier storage boxes, as the magnetic polarity ‘thing’ goes.

After peeling the shiny advertising paper label off, they are thin enough to easily cut with scissors. This has saved a pound or two on magnetic self adhesive tape and also saved a tiny patch of landfill.

Blog posted by Mark the scrounging Man of TIN on 12 May 2019.

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Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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