Thursday, 11 December 2014

New Workshop Coming Together

We have been in our new house for almost three weeks and things are slowly coming together as to various items finding their new homes. The rest of the house has taken priority over my hobby room, but I have been setting it up in between other jobs around the house which cannot be done in the evenings. 

Space has been an issue from the start, I did not realise the room was this small from when we viewed the house back in July. Storage of my stockpile of kits was going to be the biggest problem, of which some will go into the old wardrobe that was in our Kyran's bedroom. But this would only have the capacity to hold only part of my stockpile, the rest would need to be kept in the loft for now. My old desk has also gone and I am now using the old computer desk we had in the old house as the previous owners of the house had left their desk which Kyran quickly took pocession of on the day we moved in. So I had the desk we were going to give to him. I have swapped the black plastic shelf unit with the smaller grey one and taken the old large bookshelf from the computer room to. 

Gradually, the workshop has grown to the state that will be seen in the accompanying photos, but there is still some work to be done to finish it off. I need to make some shelves to go into the wardrobe for stacking the kit boxes on, plus I need to store some toolboxes at the bottom of it to. My display cabinet I use to have above the stairs in the old house needs to be fixed to the wall. There are still some boxes that need to be unpacked and anything which is no longer required, either binned or sold/given to someone else who could use it. The time I think has also arrived to either sell or pack away some of my earlier builds to make room for some newer ones. But what do I get rid of? It is hard to decide! 

So, a couple more weeks and I think I will be in the position to get back to some serious modelling and finish off some old outstanding projects. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Goodbye Luton, hello Hemsworth

It has been a few weeks since I last posted on here, this was down to the family upping our roots and moving Northwards to West Yorkshire. We have now been here for two weeks now and we are slowly getting the new house sorted out.  Things have progressed to the stage where I have now started to set up my new modelling room.  One thing, it is smaller than my old room in the old house, but this was in the converted loft space giving me plenty of room to work on and display the built models. Best of all was the storage area for hiding my stockpile of kits. This might have to be writtled down a little bit now. 

Last week, I popped down to meet the local IPMS branch for Barnsley. I was made very welcome by all of them and we had a good laugh. I think I will enjoy myself with this bunch and hopefully a start of visiting some new shows. One thing I can say about this area is that we have been made welcome by everyone we have met and everybody is so friendly around here. 

Once I have got the new model room sorted out, I will post a couple of photos of it on here and then get back to some model building very soon. So, watch this space.