I spotted some photos of fellow enthusiasts Man Caves in a couple of different places over the last few days and so I decided to put up a couple of photos of my toy room that I took last year.
The shot above is taken from the corner of the room by the door. It shows the place in pretty much its normal state: not very messy but with a fair bit of work in progress stuff on the table.
If anyone was bothered (which they arent) it would be possible to work out how mentally frazzled I am at any given time by examining the condition of that area. The state and density of the contents of that table is often analogous to my mental state at a given time. I am only half joking about this.
The table itself is an 8 x 4′ sheet of MDF sitting on the bench that the carpenter put together to work on skirtings and banisters etc when the house was being built in 05/06. I asked him to leave it there as a stop gap until I got a “proper” table… which still hasnt happened.
Another shot of the table with some ape, zombie and alien miniatures that I was working on roughly a year or so ago. I do almost no miniature painting in the Man Cave although preparatory clean up and assembly work always takes place in here, along with the painting of terrain or vehicles and the like.
Somewhat self evidently that table is where my tabletop and board gaming pursuits take place.
The miniatures cabinet here was given to me for free by a redecorating florist, as long as I would take it away myself, which I did.
I need to organise some more brackets and shelving for it at some stage. I reckon that I could get another two rows of shelves into it if I could work out who and where to go to to get the right bits and pieces. Maybe I might get around to it this autumn.
The top shelf has loads of stuff on it dating back as far as the mid eighties right up to a year or so ago. It consists of 6mm Epic stuff, Blood Bowl teams, some Elves, some Lizardmen, some Robots, some Grey aliens and loads of other bits and pieces. I have plenty more in storage too waiting for some more shelf space.
The second smaller Ikea cabinet houses my more recent stuff. This photo is a year old now though, so its a bit out of date in terms of its content. This cabinet has worked out well and I plan to get one or two more along with more consistent shelving for the entire room later in the year.
The boxes in the corner here contain some of my shamefully large unpainted lead mountain. The less said about that the better.
Mostly comics on these shelves along with some of the assorted toys and Optimus Prime helmets and other bric a brac that dorks like me tend to accumulate for unclear reasons.
This set of shelves is largely rulebooks and game related magazines etc. It will become slightly neater once I reorganise the room in a month or two (after the now obligatory trip to Ikea).
I have done a little work and reorganisation to the room since those photos were taken and I plan to do a large overhaul in the autumn. I will probably revisit this topic then.