It's been a while since I did a workbench post (June 2016, to be precise), so I thought it might be time for another. Have I completed all the models which were present then? Is the area less cluttered than 17 months ago? Let's find out...
Nope, it's even less tidy than before, if that's possible. I even have the leaves of the desk extended and covered with models, as well as piles of boxes and other stuff down the sides.
Let's take a closer look at some of these ongoing projects...
On the left are a couple of boats (a steam launch and a sampan) for Pulp and/or colonial games. On the right you can see the ponies for my final six Strathclyde Welsh warriors. After I've completed them, I'll have a basic 4 point Strathclyde warband for SAGA and will therefore be able to play them in a game.
The paint station is covered in a huge mix of different models, all part-completed. Amongst other things, you can see:
- A ducking stool (and Puritans to man it); this will be used in witch-hunting games.
- Some members of my Frostgrave "red" warband.
- Various figures for my Hordes of the Things "Barbarian" army, including more foot warriors and a wooly rhino (in the small, black box).
- Some of my son's Warhammer 40K Tau models: a missile turret and a battle suit.
- Part of a relic/mecha from Relic Knights (also in the black box). The large circular base for this is partly visible in the bottom right of the picture.
To the right of the paint station, but still on the desk, is a box of Relic Knights figures. These are Star Corsairs and are a mixture of very nice and quite awful poses!
On the right-hand leaf of the desk you can see my long-promised generator model. I'm thinking that this is more 20th century (so, Pulp or Spy-Fi) rather than futuristic, but who knows?
Behind that is another of my son's Tau models, plus a cardboard space fighter and another cardboard model (a refuse truck) on which the glue has failed; the components are all falling apart and I haven't yet decided whether it's worth trying to rescue it.
Moving on, here is a pile of 3 sci-fi "colony" buildings, partly painted. I really must make more progress on these.
Finally, this is an MDF building (minus the roof, which hasn't yet been worked). It's going to be a colonial trader's or missionary's house. I've ordered some fur fabric with which to "thatch" the roof; hopefully that won't take too long once I have the material.
I really need to finish some of these models, if only so that they can be put away and not take up so much room on my desk! The thought of having so much incomplete stuff was so depressing that recently I couldn't face painting. Instead, I spent much of last weekend building some Saracen heavy cavalry to start a new SAGA warband...
Personally I absolutely love these sorts of posts as its great to all the different projects other bloggers have side-lined, progressed or simply put to one side for another day. Thanks ever so much for giving us the time to have a peek into your world, Colgar6. One of my fave postings of the year :-)ReplyDelete
Goodness, I didn't expect such a compliment for this post - thanks very much! And it's OK for you (or anyone else) to say that it *is* a mess, you know :-) .Delete
That level of untidyness looks strangely familiar...ReplyDelete
Funnily enough, I don't think it ever gets much better than this. I've done a few "workbench" posts over the years and I don't think you can see the desk itself in any of them...Delete
I have a goal to get the workbench tidy by the end of the year...Delete
Best of luck with that.Delete
Erm, am I looking at a different set of photo's? It looks meticulously tidy compared to the post-apocalyptic scene which passes for my workbench ;-)ReplyDelete
Some great looking WIP's there!
"Meticulously tidy"? Hah, I think I'll have to tell my wife that she's mistaken, then :-) .Delete
These posts are great because it really shows we're a lot alike! From the desk, to all the different projects going on at the same time :) Great stuff!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ivor. Ah, yes - too many different projects (and that doesn't even take account of the ones which are packed away in boxes under the desk).Delete
I love the workbench - such creativity!ReplyDelete
That's right, Michael - think positively :-) !Delete
Erm, am I looking at the correct picture ? This looks far more organised than I've ever acheived with such a large amount of ongoing things.ReplyDelete
One thing that my nostalgic eyes noticed was the shere amount of plastic present, rather than the legendary "Lead mountain" that evryone has - a sign of the itmes we're in?
Hmm, I hadn't thought about that, but you may be right. There's definitely more plastic and MDF, less resin and metal than I might have expected. Although I think that most of my figures (built and unbuilt) are metal, even so...Delete
Great looking workbench and work area. :)ReplyDelete
It's nice of you to say so, but I think it's a bit of a mess really :-) .Delete
Ha ha you should see mine ... it's an absolute horror show. I'm so disorganised that I spend more time looking for paints than actually painting XDDelete
dare I say like my work bench only tidier! No Seriously.ReplyDelete
Nah, I don't think I believe you, Clint :-) .Delete
Haha very messy and very familiar. I’ve now expanded my work space to incorporate the breakfast bar in the kitchen, as well as my table and da Grotto....ReplyDelete
So, where do you eat breakfast, then :-) ? Or is it only a temporary expansion into the kitchen (a sort of recurrent/tidal hobby space)?Delete
My name is Bob, and I'm a disorganised wargamer...ReplyDelete
A heart-warming sight - an organised hobby desk obviously doesn't see enough traffic. I'm particularly reassured by what looks like Tesco pasta meal deal containers? I've been stocking up on those and raw meat pots for a while now with a view to putting them to pretty much the same use as yourself, and done nothing with them (other than - thankfully - washing them).
Hello and welcome, Bob :-) .Delete
Wow, there's a man who knows his packaging - got it in one! Yes, those sci-fi colony buildings are indeed based on Tesco salad containers.
I wouldn't dare post a photo of my workbench :-o it's currently covered in jungle and I think the vines are taking over! Interesting to see that steam launch. I picked up the very same model from Sarissa recently - although mine is still a flat pack. Looking forwards to seeing what you do with it, so I can borrow some ideas ;-) I thought I might replace the chimney though, perhaps use a dowel or straw instead.ReplyDelete
Yes, I have made several modifications to the steam launch! Hmm, I really should make some progress on that model; once it's finished I can document it...Delete