It's been about 8 months since I last posted any pictures of my workbench (here) and I thought it would be worth while to see how that compares with today's reality. I'm expecting that it's much less tidy today; I'm having real problems in trying to keep on top of the mess and my ever-expanding range of interests.
|OK, it's a mess...|
As you can see from the picture above, I can barely sit at my desk, let alone do any work. This is partly why I've not been doing much recently; I just don't feel much sense of satisfaction at making models in such an untidy environment.
To the right of the desk (on the pull-out leaf) are a couple of part-built Old West buildings - an undertakers and a construction site. In front of them are smaller outhouses (a garden cold frame and a hen house); the box on the right has a 28mm quad bike.
At the back are some ruined buildings from the Stoelzel's Structures car sales yard. They are ruined in the sense that my builds of the models are warped and twisted, not that they portray derelict buildings. I haven't yet decided what to do with these, so they stay there as reminders to go back to that project some time...
Behind the completed models, another tray holds elements of my partly-finished Barbarian army for Hordes of the Things. I think that 3 elements are painted and varnished; all the rest are only partly painted.
Also note that my 3rd Viridian skimmer is just behind the Greeks.
Mixed in with them are a few pulp villains and heroes.
To the other side of the workstation, there are some new additions. The guys in metallic green armour are my middle son's elves. He hasn't done anything on these for many weeks and I suspect strongly that I'll need to nag him horribly to get them finished and moved out of my space.
It's nearly Christmas, when I know for certain that I will receive even more models. If I cannot find a better way of managing this area (and if I cannot find more storage space!) then I'm in danger of drowning in figures. Metaphorically, of course (I hope)!
I'm pretty much at my wits end here; I've no desire to cut down on the number of my projects, but equally I don't see how I can manage all the current ones either. What to do?