Sunday, 16 December 2012

Shed Update (5)

I think we are just about done.

Well, done enough to have a game Monday evening. Here's the photo's of Saturday's labours.

Firstly I relaid the carpet, having discovered another large piece of burgundy lurking in the garage. Then Mrs T helped carry in the table(s) from the garage. You can see one part leaning against the wall.

 

Looking back towards the door more bits of  table are in evidence. Having got to this stage I went outside and put up the solar powered PIR security light. Hopefully this will activate when visitors come through the side gate so they can find the door way in the dark. It'll also light the way to the back of the house.

Here's the table re-assembled. It's in four bits, acquired over the years.It includes a pasting table and ex-workbench I believe belonged to a great uncle, part of a kitchen workbench, and one bit constructed from mdf and the remains of a futon.


The chest of drawers is another family heirloom, and the zamba metal shelving has lurked around for years. It was my original wargaming storage. The garage had purpose built shelving (as opposed to shelving built by accident) sized to my storage boxes. For the moment the zamba will have to do.

   
 As you can see, the zamba has taken my toy soldier boxes quite nicely. Couldn't resist a picture of me standing smugly in front of them. It'd got a bit cool by this point as the fan heater thermostat had broken and the heater had fused. Went out and bought another one.


 Now I'm moving more stuff in. The rolled up blue thing is my double sided sea & desert mat. Or it may be a square green play surface. It's a great thing. I got if from Chris Kemp of "Not Quiet Mechanised" when he ran a shop. It's two BIG vinyl advertising displays that you can paint and still remain flexible. The green boards leaning against the wall are participation game terrain boards I did for the Society of Ancients. One of them is The Trebia, from where my internet handle derives.


Having got all the terrain boxes in and tucked them under the table, it was time to start sorting out a game.These are my plastic Republican Romans and Carthaginians. Mostly HAT miniatures these are the figures that got me into ancient wargaming.


Looking a bit tidier now, and I've got some posters up. Would have been more, but I ran out of pins and sticky pads. Posters are mostly ECW & RCW. Plus a big one of a dalek.



Same idea, looking towards the door. You can see the "Cal it Qids" and "TEITR" game boards leaning up against the wall


So hopefully all set to go, for a lifetime's snug and fulfilling wargaming.

Not sure I even need to replace the table.








16 comments:

  1. Looks very good, sir. May your first game be filled with lots of fun and exciting moments . . . and, win or lose, may it be the first of many more table top adventures.

    Merry Christmas!


    -- Jeff

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    1. Thanks for the best wishes. Fairly sure i'm going to come unstuck tomorrow night, but it's that taking part that counts.

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  2. Looking good! I shall look forward to being entertained there in the fullness of time.

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    1. I'm sure I can oblige. Who knows, maybe President Jog-Jog isn't really dead after all......

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  3. I was going to comment: 'Looking good!' but Tim Gow got there first ...

    Ah well, here's a trick I learned off TMP

    ... Looking Good!!!!!!!!! :)

    Will tomorrow be the Champagne launch party? (I name this shed 'Graham's Shed')?

    Well done!

    Phil

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    1. Tomorrow is the launch party. I was going to do tea & coffee.

      I think it's "The Shed". No further description required.

      Just tested the PIR lights. They light up as you aproach the back gate, so you should to be able to see to just come round the side of the garage.

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    2. Do cats and vermin set it off? The light I mean!

      Jim

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    3. Haven't noticed it do so, but we can't really see the light from the house with the curtains drawn. I've mainly got it so people can find the door!

      Pleased with it so far.

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  4. Wonderful, I'm green of envy: I live in a flat, so it will be difficult to emulate your work

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    1. I'm sure your wargaming life is enriched in many other ways. Don't be envious, - just plan for what you want and take your time to get there. This has been 30 years in the planning.

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  5. Looks brilliant, Graham. The picture of you stood in front of your shelves has got the authentic air of a Northamptonshire Country Squire looking grandly out at his estates :O)

    Kind regards, Chris

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    1. Absolutely corrent, don' cha know.

      Harrumph.

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  6. Excellent work. Have you timed your missus yet, to see how long it takes her to bring the brews across the garden to your 'Wolves Lair'? :D

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    1. I think as Mrs T acted as project manager on the delivery of "The Shed" she is unlikely to be comfortable with the role of NAAFI attendant.

      At the weekend I bought a kettle at Poundstretcher. Alas everytime we turned it on it blew the fuse box.

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