26th July 2023: What A Nice Rack
Earlier this year I got stuck in the hellscape that is home renovation. Unfortunately, while this means my available gaming space is now neater and easier to move around in, it does mean I've been left with far less storage space for "stuff". So now I'm having to try and be more economic with the space I do have. And it also means in the near future I'm going to have to be ruthless with some of my gaming belongings and probably get rid of some things.
It also probably means a lot of the terrain plans I had will have to be shelved, as there will be simply nowhere to put anything I create.
Up first, to save some shelf space, I thought I'd finally get rid of the old toolbox I'd been keeping my paints in for the last twenty or so years.
So I got hold of some small, simple acrylic shelves, and mounted them to some MDF that I painted black, and screwed the whole thing to the wall. It's not fancy, but it does the job.
The space saving ideas continued when I bought some new boxes for all of my Epic scale infantry. These are wide and not very tall, meaning I can fit a lot in each box without the models climbing all over each other. All it needed was a bit of support made out of some foam board, and the boxes can now all be stacked on top of each other, saving me a great deal of space.
All I need now is some new solution to all of the metal Epic models and I'll be sorted.
Something awesome happened just recently when Scoob straight up gave me his elf Blood Bowl team. What's even better is he also gave me a treeman model to go with them.
I never played Warhammer Fantasy like he did, so I had to do a bit of research to learn that this is actually the old Durthu model, who is one of the characters from the wood elf army. While it was super freaking cool to just be given this model, I knew I would have to modify it at least a little bit, as I really didn't like him having that massive arm up in the air and looking all goofy.
So out came the hacksaw and other tools in order to completely re-pose and pin the arm so that it didn't look so weird. It will also fit into a storage box much easier in this new configuration.
All that was needed after that was a little Milliput to fill in the gaps and strengthen the joints, including where the treeman meets his new base.
While Scoob intended this model to be on the wood elf roster, I think I'm more likely to use it as the star player, Deeproot Strongbranch, as it is quite big. So I'll have to get another one for the team.
Speaking of the team, in terms of painting them, I really want to choose some colours that you would never normally associate with wood elves. It makes sense to use a lot of purple and/or red, as these are Scoob's favourites, so I started making up some ideas in Photoshop.
I really like all three options, but I've already got a black and red team in my undead team, and a red team on the way courtesy of the lizardmen. So it means the purple and blue option might be the way to go. No rush for any of that though, as I'll need a few more players to fill out the roster first.