Brent Asks: Game Room or Junk Room?
It isn’t enough just to own the miniatures, is it? No, you need paints, washes, brushes, files, clips, primers, sprays, sand, flock, super glue, white glue, plastic glue, epoxy glue, green stuff, brown stuff, shapers, hand drills and rotary drills and drill drills…
…and that’s just the start, isn’t it?
Hello again from Strictly Average! Well, it seems likely Big Red booted this, my weekly Terrible Tuesday love offering, off its normal midnight perch due to the News and Rumors new-mini announcement, so really the pressure to perform just isn’t in me today.
(Turns out he didn’t – Editor)
Nothing new, really. But you’re distracting me again – let’s get started!
As the opening alluded to, miniatures and dice are just the narrow tip of the hobby iceberg – it might be all you see on the table but there’s more lurking under the hobby sea.
Ugh. Sorry for that – the iceberg metaphor was pretty awful. It’s simple, really; I have a thing for ‘hobby junk’ – up to and including game rooms! It’s some strange, voyeuristic quirk, admittedly.
So let’s look at some hobby-related junk, shall we? The junk in question is all junking up my room…
|Okay, it’s not very practical, but I have way too much fun with this thing.|
Keep the dirty jokes to yourselves, please! (Or email me privately… but don’t alert Big Brother!)
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|It’s hard not to get back to storage. Here, I found I was wasting shelf-space, so I made off with stuff from my wife’s kitchen. The cookie racks on the left have been the most useful. I tend to put WIP stuff there, otherwise out of sight out of mind.|
|I won a tournament at the Comics Asylum in Dallas not too long ago, then disappointed my buddy by spending some of the prize money on two of these bad boys. They’re designed for cards, but they make for great storage boxes.|
|Big shelves. Wal-Mart. Not expensive. Eye-sore. Move on..!|
|Remember the stupid iceberg? I go through a ton of spray paint.|
|Everybody has their own approach to painting stations, I guess. I’ve converted an old computer chest. The keyboard shelf pulls out with the paint, which is handy, but best of all I can close the door on the mess.|
|I have two bins where I throw junk that may or may not be useful for the table I may or may not get around to making.|
|Lest you think it all junk! Safely tucked away in the corner, behind the normally open door of the cabinet, is my pride and joy – the TableWar Display Case! I love this thing – it’s seriously the pride of my collection.|
There you have it! Call it junk or a storage solution, but my long-sufferring wife is cool with it all as long as it stays in its designated room.
Except those occasions when she gets home from work to find the bar has been converted to a game table, but what’s she going to say in front of company, right?
Lest you think it all but air, my friends! Below I’m dropping a link for the best storage solution you’ll find anywhere – the plain green case!
Got any storage solutions to share? What about just junk – I’ll take that too! Drop your links and your pics, your comments and your thoughts, below.
Oh yeah. Standard outro!