Monday, 30 September 2013

New Modelling Area

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”
Rodney Dangerfield

Done!  After three weeks of packing I have finally moved into my new digs in the middle of sunny Cambridgeshire.  Of course, as all fellow wargamers will know my main concern was the model box (the driver's leisurely pace of work, charging as he was by the half-hour, coming in a close second).  

All the paints and modelling supplies went into the top of a clothes box for extra cushioning (with double black bin bags to protect against spillages).  The lion's share of the supplies went into two shoeboxes and I had enough foam model trays to keep the models themselves in.  And of course the desk itself was one of the first things to be set up.  A year or so ago I did a post on the layout of my modelling desk in the London flat.  Time for an update.


Huzzah!  As you can see, clockwise from top left:  paints tray, the 20mm Brits I'm working on, the brushes/tools tray, and modelling desk itself.  It's all mounted on trays so I can shift it about, pulling it into the sweet spot under the window for additional lighting, and also so it can go in the wardrobe when film nights and excessive drinking commences.  It's nice to have friends over, but the first accepted norm of politeness to fly in the face of increasing drunkenness is the restraint to touch the 'toy soldiers'.  So they're safely locked away when the chaps come round for port and cigar evenings.


While I'm at it, I'll show you what's on there at the moment.  At the back are of course the WW1 Russians and Germans, still on my desk as I plod away at them.  There is one of the Palladian casualty models, and of course the Bolt Action 'Pakwagen'.  My WW2 German collection has stalled a little bit so I'm going to try and have a couple of those on the go at a time.  Of course, the Trench Raiders campaign is ongoing at the moment and following on from that is the 1919 Campaign which uses a version of the rules.  The models for the latter campaign will be my next purchase.

So there we are!  It's quite cathartic to list all your projects like that (with the links hopefully being useful/interesting for you), helps see where you are.  Anyway in the meantime, hope you're all doing well and enjoyed this little update.

All the best

Ed

13 comments:

  1. A very neat little space. Will it stay this tidy?
    "Sunny Cambridgeshire"? Granted I have only been to the UK 2 or 3 times but I have never seen the sun there. I looked at the forecast over there to see about this 'sunny' business. Apparetnly there is one day of 'sunny intervals' so I guess that counts :P

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    1. Already, in the 24 hours since I've posted this, it looks like a frag grenade's hit it. Ah well, the sign of a busy workstation I suppose.

      I should add a disclaimer that any use of the word 'sunny' on this blog in relation to places in the UK is strictly ironic. 'Sunny intervals' is just the gap between two rainy seasons.

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  2. Cambridgeshire is a very scenic area. I very much liked the drive down from Norwich. Congrats on the successful move sir.

    You've a lot on your plate! If I ever slow to take stock of my own pile of on-going projects, I fear I'd feel overwhelmed altogether.

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    1. It's a bit flat, I like my rolling hills really but I could have ended up in the Falklands or something. Thanks for the congrats, glad to get it out the way.

      I think I set myself unrealistic opportunities for painting. I'm always chiding myself for not doing very much, then at time (like this) I realise I do a fair bit.

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    2. Everyone likes the drive away from Norwich !

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  3. Glad to hear you have settled into the new digs and have a painting space again.

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    1. Thanks mate, hopefully lots of lovely models to follow and make up for my recent slackness.

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  4. Nice painting area, it looks like everything turned out nicely for you! Looking forward to seeing your updates again

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    1. Cheers, it's always nice to get your painting operation set up again after a break.

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  5. Hope you join the Primarchs group - nice bunch from what I hear

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  6. Congrats on the move, and enjoy Cambridgeshire!

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    1. Thanks - settling in well with plenty of time for modelling, so that's the important stuff covered.

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