I am on holiday at present and have spent the last 2 days (while the weather was good) painting. Lots and lots of painting has been done. So much so that I cannot move my right arm without the fingers cramping up…
Sadly the painting I have been doing is all one colour and over larger surfaces than I am used to or happy with.
My small shed and all the fences (all 90 feet of it) have been done so far. Then just as my sunburn was developing nicely, we received a visit from the rain. The rain has not stopped since. That has afforded me a brief respite, but as soon as it dries up, a third day of painting outside will commence.
I may get a small break from painting when I try to dig the post for our old rotary drier out of the ground. That will be nice..! (If I can move after that, I will be impressed)
The garden will look cleaner and the Steinberg Shed Space will last longer as a result, but I may not be fit for much myself.
Holidays, such fun…
All that free space in a new shed. It kind of goes to your head. With me it was the first time that I had found space to store my gaming collection all in one place.
Never before had I been able to keep everything to hand and be able to pick and choose what table elements that we wanted from shelves all about us…
Friends will likely remember when my terrain was stored in their homes (in stairways especially) as a fix for me never having enough space to store it at home…
I know many gamers that never have the luxury of space. I had never had this luxury before. In the years before, I had stored gaming boards in an old, leaky shed, a garden storage box or under a spare bed… Setting up for a game could sometimes involve a minimum of 3 trips upstairs and 2 to the garden. All that had to be done before searching for where I had put the figures I would need for a game.
I guess I went to town (excuse the pun) by buying half a city’s worth of buildings. The starting point was a range of town houses by Sarissa Precision. Great looking builds and easy to work with. Quickly followed by buildings from Warbases and 4Ground.
The picture shows the first of these. The others you will see in time, they are a staple for most games played in the shed and cover a wide range of periods.
So that was then. This is now. Some fond time had here.
My next posts will be a little retrospective with photos of past projects and will lead me upto the current state of play… I also hope these posts will add some basic keywords to that little search button at the top of the screen.
Guess I have a few things to learn about this new game.
So… It starts with a space of my own. Actually my daughter claims it’s a shared space but if I fill it full enough of my stuff she won’t be able to fit into it. So, here goes.
Built in 2012, after I was told gaming in the new conservatory was not working for my family, the ‘game shed’ is officially a summerhouse that I use all year through. Sometimes by choice, sometimes when I am sent there by the ladies in my life.
These will be my adventures in what I like to call my shed space.
To be continued…