Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Workbench is dead. Long live the Workbench!

We had an upright freezer delivered at 7.30am today, which meant I spent the rest of the morning and quite a bit of the afternoon shifting the garage about to fit it in. This has meant that the tumble dryer has now joined the little fridge on my side of the garage, at the expense of the good old workbench.

This was an old coffee table top that I salvaged when we moved house a decade ago and didn't need anymore. It had a laquered birch veneer surface which was great for keeping things nice and clean for painting while providing a nice stable base for cutting, trimming and scratchbuilding. It had seen better days but it was still going strong.

However, it was too long to fit in the space between the dryer and the fridge by about six inches, so it's now been recycled as a base for the big fridge and upright freezer on the other side of the room. I'm making do for the moment with a couple of mdf squares that I had lying about but it's not perfect, so I'll be off to B&Q at some point to find an alternative.

Anyhoo, I've been sorting out the new workbench and tidying up my paint collections, so at least that's something worthwhile out of it all. I've decided to re-organise the paints by manufacturer rather than by colour too, as it seems to make more sense that way.

I've had hardly any time for painting or modelling let alone gaming recently, so things have fallen behind schedule in a fairly serious way. I need to get on with the Rapid Fire! Tommies and want to start on the Iron Cow 6mm stuff and 28mm ECW project too, so I'll have to try to find the time from somewhere if I'm to move things along and get going again.

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