Monday, 8 October 2012

This is what I have to put up with...

So, following on from my last post I'm exciting about being focused on a couple of projects and prioritising them, but there is one slight obstacle to overcome... my filthy man cave....

Okay, that sounds a bit dodgy, but you know what I mean. Once more the place is a mess, so as a motivation I have decided to show you all the extent of what I am dealing with. Along with useful annotations! (Hopefully you can see the letters I have added in red...)

To start, the left side of the table. Usually reserved for figures I am working on or a secondary project. Currently, it is occupied by:

A) My Starship Troopers project. Not stalled, exactly, but it has sort of become swallowed up by the mess of the rest of the table so it is almost indistinguishable. I could do with finding storage for the figures and freeing up the tray from assorted paints and half finished hedgerows so I can use it for other things.

B) A plastic tower which has been there for months. A SST Brainbug which is far too big for 15mm. A unit of Warhammer Beastmen who don't currently have a home. Small plastic bags from various models. The lesson from this is not to use my table as a dumping ground for things I should really put away as soon as possible.

C) Paints, toothpicks, dice and, errrrrr, a shot glass for absolutely no reason whatsoever except that I once put some water in it to dip my brushes in....

If you thought that was bad, the right side just gets worse...:

A) Recent eBay acquisitions I have not done anything with.
B) A bag of counters I am too lazy to put away
C) Tape, glue, water. There for the same reason the counters are...
D) Bits and pieces. There are a cut up Dalek and Weeping Angel which are going to be made into objective markers for a Doctor Who game I have been planning.
E) Barrow-wights, old Citadel Chaos Dwarf Bazuka Team, spooky trees and left over WW1 I was unable to sell on eBay.
F) A Gondorian Knight Standard Bearer which I bought from a friend but have done nothing with (you know, like almost everything else here...)
G) A hidden treasure! Two packs of old WEG Indiana Jones Miniatures. I don't want to sell these, but keeping them means I should really paint them, which in turn means I need to buy a bunch of Nazis for Indy to fight! (The potential new projects never end!)

I did have some more pictures, but they are less interesting and merely add to the horror. I really need to find the time to tidy this up so I can get cracking on projects again. The rest of the room is covered in boxes of games and DVDs. Unfortunately these act as convenient platforms for me to deposit rules, modelling materials, boxes of figures etc etc, so it isn't even like the table is all I need to deal with.

So, urge me on with whatever words you deem appropriate. I can only hope some of you have a similar problem and I am not alone in this terrible situation!


  1. Haha, I love "cleaning" up my workspace and finding a long lost pack!

    1. Ha. Who knows what I might find. Well, unfortunately I do. I don't think there will be any surprises there!

  2. Go go go! If you clean up your desk, maybe I'll feel like doing mine too. Anyway, I've been missing having your awesome batreps to read.

    1. It's a deal!

      I've got a cool plastic skull I've been wanting to convert into a crazy pirate hideaway, so I might be able to get on that and create a scenario around it.

  3. I ain't gonna harangue you I'm jealous of the space you have. I got moaned at if I leave stuff out (just 1-6 figs normally) for varnish to dry in the lounge lol

    1. I am grateful for it. The room was initially pure storage. Then I found that by moving a few boxes I could create a space to sit down. Then I reorganised the shelves and put my figures on them, which actually created more space in the rest of the room ro reorganise other stuff. Pretty soon the room became my own domain!

      The trouble is that it has become so messy I started to move out mini projects into the lounge, which made me feel bad given I actually have a whole room to myself!