Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Clutter - The gamers evil addiction..

So you are a wargamer, right.?

You have a dedicated painting table, correct.?

But somehow the world conspires to cover it in masses of ever growing clutter..

It is a conspiracy it tell you. Last year I had a pretty good clear out and managed to get the point where my painting chair was free to use and the painting table.
Now I can barely see either. Hmmm where did it all come from. And what is it?

The answer is, its stuff I hauled out to look at when I had a whim and interest in something and then somehow never got to put it away. Worse, the place that is came from has now been filled, with something else.

So, yes, its storage problems partly.. and just the fact that was gamers, I am not alone in buying new things here and there without really contemplating if I needed them. I just had grand ideas which have yet to be realised in the main.

So.. yes, it is time to be more strict and cut the clutter and buying. To paint what I have and to keep it organised and tidy.

Hmmm de-ja-vu is springing to mind.. was this not what I said last year..

So anyhow, it was and I am know it was. So operation table clear #2 is now about to commence. The aim to liberate my painting table.
However moving the clutter aside will not suffice this time. I need to sort some longer term storage of paints and tools etc to keep it the table tidy. Not only so I may paint, but also so I may be able to tackle some of those modelling jobs where cutting etc is required.

So, paint storage.. this will be one issue to investigate. Lots of commercial options out there, but most are pricey and most don't fit what I want. I need some sort of paint rack to take vallejo paint bottles and hold them horizontal, so i can mount the rack vertically against some shelves. I can see some engineering being needed.

Anyways, this is one project to get things started. The other is also a clear out of some non progressing projects and miniatures.

Will post some photos of how things progress in the coming weeks.


Zombie Ad said...

It is a never ending process. When I got my own dedicated Man-cave I thought my problmes would be over. But now I just have more spaces to put clutter and more projects on the go at any one time! Good luck! :)

Goose on the loose said...

Yes, sadly it seems so. But I am determined to break the cycle for a while.. I just need to get some of the clutter cleared.

Ebaying various bits and pieces has helped. But need to combine the matter with better storage too.
Twin pronged assault! I shall win.. eventually.