James at Grognardia has stared something that a few other Bloggers have taken up and as you'll probably have guessed by now I'm loath to ignore a good meme. James wrote; "What I'd love to see are more photos like this, with people showing off the shelves to which they most frequently turn in their writing and (especially) gaming". I had actually done this way back in May 2009 when I wrote The Sourcebook Treadmill so I pulled up those old photos to reuse here. But it soon became apparent that my bookshelves have changed (and expanded) a bit in the intervening years. So I grabbed the camera and shot some new photo's to show my 'work area' as it looks today:
|There be dragons!|
The old core rulebooks are still there (I'll never part with these) but most of the D&D sourcebooks have been sold or given away. This reflects my changing needs as a gamer and the fact that with 4th edition D&D any real possibility of my running a game as GM pretty much faded away. My focus has also changed a bit since then with much more wargaming and historical material moving onto my shelves.
|The Wargaming section|
A wider shot showing my painting desk and the bookshelves beyond. Don't be fooled though, most of those are actually the wife's cookery books. Her book collection makes mine look tiny!
|My tiny painting desk as it looks today|
My work desk, where I do most of my painting, is actually a small writing bureau in the corner of our family room. Its not nearly big enough for my collection of paints or the multiple projects I always seem to have on the go at any one time. Here you can see some 15mm figures and vehicles, a 1/72 plastic Jagpanther, two platoons of 1/300 tanks (Panzer III J's and Panzer IV F's) and 30 bases which I am painting for later use. I would like a much bigger desk but and at the moment there just isn't any space.
I'll only get the bigger work space I crave when my wife gets rid of her Piano - or hell freezes over. Having said that we are planing on re-decorating next year (so I am told) and this may be my chance to make some changes. Hmmm maybe that bigger desk isn't a pipe dream after all...
I would be too embarassed to share my MESS of a gaming shelf and paint table....ReplyDelete
Don't be fooled by the apparent organisation of my corner...I spent a good half hour tidying it up before taking any pictures!Delete
I guessed that or otherwise the photo passed the Photoshop :-)Delete
Wow, it's small but it is an impressive workspace.ReplyDelete
Very nice space, Big Lee. With such a compact space you must keep it neat and well-organized. I really like your little painting cubby.ReplyDelete
Nice one Lee and an excellent example of how to best utilise what we have to best effect; I must take a leaf out of your book ;)ReplyDelete
Nice paint area. My area has mutated into a mess. Might have to consider getting tidy over the Christmas break.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for sharing Lee. With too many game books, models and supplies and not enough room it's fascinating and helpful seeing how you've kept your space tidy. I see books and your work area, but how do you store your armies and terrain?ReplyDelete
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Woah. Very nice.I like the dragon warrior guarding the books above!ReplyDelete
Nice looking collection. I notice there are a few 4Ground 15mm buildings there too...ReplyDelete
nice photos , Its for miniatures lovers!ReplyDelete
thanks and Merry Cristmas!!