The photograph on the right shows the state of my painting area, currently being used as a conenient dumping ground for anything to hand and hasn't seen use as a proper painting area for about a year.
The few things I have managed to paint have all been done from a wooden slab that I use regularly for carrying figures on that are to be spray undercoated (Photograph below)
|My paint-table 'annexe'|
I have thought several times to renew my adventure in Jimland, they take up little space, are fun to play and I can do them solo (I've had enough practise), but whenever I've looked at the state of my games room I give up. The room hasn't seen a game for sometime (about two years) and that was just me experimenting with western rules ! So the priority for me atm is packing away all the stuff and putting it back in storage, whilst finding new space for all my Magnificent Seven buildings thats have added to my western collection. I fear some of my old building may well have had their day.
I really have used up all the space available to me, two bedrooms and there is still spillage into our dining area (where I've played my gladiator games). (My living room currently has a row of buildings and the Church for the Magnificent Seven.)
|The current state of my games table, that also doubled as a Xmas present wrapping station |
In addition to the table being used now as just another storage area and unfortnately anything that has recently landed on the floor has had to stay there, due to my current inabilty to bend at the waist to reach anything on the floor. SO over the next couple of weeks I'm going to assign an hour a day to tidy this room up, store my old western buildings and fins somewhere where the Magnifient Seven building can reside.
I'll let you know how I get on next week probably as I can't imagine anything what else i can post about.
That's it then for another week, sorry there's no better news from this end .
Can fully understand you keeping to your limitations movement wise Joe, as aggravating an illness or surgery, is just a recipe for disaster.ReplyDelete
Making space and decluttering can be very therapeutic and help find new enthusiasm for projects, unfortunately I just seem to keep adding to the pile ! LOL
Thanks Dave, I reckon I'll get distracted when 'tidying-up', as normally happens, so it'll take me twice as long. Finding new homes for things is going to be tricky too.Delete
I had a look at Jimland, at the start of the first quarantine and thought about playing out small solo skirmishes - when encountered - on a 2ft x 2ft scenic terrain board I made years ago (it's never been used. oh dear). Very limited space, fair enough, and may have to ratio down figures to work, but it would keep playing space and miniature/terrain requirements small - an excellent quality, since I'm hopeless at finishing projects.ReplyDelete
I've got some plastic Zulu figures from Perry Miniatures I was going to use as natives, at least one White chap who I can use as a central character (though he's more 1910s than 1880s, not that that matters). From memory it was the native bearers that I don't have any of, and such miniatures are central to a lot of the ambush skirmishes in Jimland, I believe?
If you're resricted for space, why not go for counters or paper figures, like those on Junior General dot org ?Delete
They have everything there that you could need,
Use cm instead of inches and your 2' square playing area becomes a goood size.
Did a semi clear of my tiny hobby area but still didn't find the enthusiasm to do anything. Hope you manage to get some hobby time this week Joe.ReplyDelete
Thanks MJT, I've come out of my funk enough to give a try to clearing off my table, but how long it lasts is anyone's guess.Delete
I'm sure once you have some free space. You'll be in the mood to play some games!ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie, I'm sure you're right, but it's a big ask atm.Delete
Glad to see I'm not alone Joe! My paint table is a nightmare, but it works for me.ReplyDelete
Haha, Thanks Terry, it's why I needed an extra painting areaDelete
Congratulations, Joe, I think your table is the only one in the universe in a worse state than mine LOL!ReplyDelete
Thanks Matt (I think), I'm just pleased I didn't show what's on the lfoor of my gaming room!Delete