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