David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Disruption on the Home Front!

The room where I set up my painting desk when GHQ was relocated has arrived at the head of the queue for redecoration, new carpet and blinds/curtains. It will double up as a bedroom for any of our grandchildren who come to stay when it’s finished by the addition of a Trundle bed. The job will take our decorator about a week, so painting figures is likely to be restricted to evenings for a week or so. Then there is the matter of a new carpet, etc.The desk has been relocated temporarily in our upstairs sitting room, off the master bedroom. If I spill any paint I am a dead man!
I hope to be able to finish my two bases worth of Italian Wars Light Cavalry though. In the meantime, here are a couple of Command bases I’ve completed recently: a Mounted British officer to lead the British Light Dragoons in the War of 1812 and a second Line Infantry Brigade Command base for the French SYW Army. The former is a Perry Miniatures figure with a conversion paint job, while the latter features figures from my Redoubt Enterprises/Grubby Tanks F&IW collection which were surplus to requirements there. Anyway, you can see for yourselves here ~


22 comments:

  1. LOL, so familiar a feeling! good luck

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  2. I can only paint in the kitchen, so am fairly safe n the spillages front, but oh for a dedicated painting area!

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  3. Lovely looking command stands,as I am the resident decorator not only do I lose space,I also lose time!
    Best Iain

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    1. My decorating days are behind me now. Wayne does brilliant work and is affordable.

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  4. Lovely toys David...
    Have you considered a carpet with a paint splatter design?.... ;-)

    All the best. Aly

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  5. Follow me!

    I think we rolled a blunder there Sir.

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  6. Looks like I am following a spambot ! Anyway excellent work David not sure why you need to decorate the painting/hobby room. Anyway do as you are told at least you still have a space to work 🙂

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    1. Indonesian spam bot duly deleted, again! Useless Blogger at fault no doubt. Glad you like the latest additions. I should say that GHQ relocated two or three years ago and that the desk was always in the corner of the smaller bedroom, as it still will be, but grandchildren are bigger now and need better bed spaces!

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  7. Very nice as ever, I do wish I could just answer on my iPad but it only recognises 'Google Account' and not me, grrr.

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    1. Thanks George! There is a way to comment on iPad but it involves switching off some feature I can't recall. Perhaps Phil remembers?

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    2. Turn off and turn on again. Go to settings, scroll down to Safari, in privacy & security you will see Prevent Cross Site Tracking, turn this off. You will then be able to comment, I always turn it back on after commenting as advised by Norm.

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  8. Nice to see that, despite adversity, production continues apace.

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    1. Welcome back John! Bit slow this week so far, though I've cleaned up and spray undercoated most of my new War of 1812 figures.

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    2. Indeed, I never went away, I find your blog required reading!

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    3. Most kind! Thought you'd dropped out of circulation for a while.

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    4. Not out of circulation, but certainly on the outer rim!

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  9. Looks nice David and I'm sure the small disruption will be worth it.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher! The worst is over as the walls are papered, just painting now. New carpet next I think.

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