A Miniature Odyssey

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The Studio Tour & Project Update — July 16, 2015

The Studio Tour & Project Update

After some cleaning and tidying of the studio, I felt it appropriate to take some photos for a small tour. This room has had many titles attributed to it over the past year; 3rd bedroom, den, man cave and now studio. I landed on studio because everything in the room supports some aspect of the planning, production and finishing of hobby elements. From the books that serve as inspiration onwards this room is nothing but Games Workshop. The walls are a bit barren and my hopes are to find frames to support some of the wonderful posters I have collected over the years that sometimes included with the Imperial Armour Books from Forge World.

Although not clear in the pictures due to the sudden tidying up project, the following are currently in the works:

Warhammer 40K- Imperial Fortress Walls, Chaos Space Marines, Space Hulk and some last minute tweaking to my Execution Force Assassins.

Age of Sigmar- Starter Set and the old Skullvayne Manse scenery/terrain piece.

In terms of the Studio, here comes the tour.

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I have divided it into four sections for all intents and purposes.

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First we have the Assembly Stations. The first as you can has the Skullvayne Manse being worked on. It is on temporary hold because I want to use some ideas from the Imperial Fortress Walls on this if those ideas end up working.

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The second assembly station has essentially been taken over by the Fortress Walls. It serves more as a staging point then anything else at the moment as most of the painting is currently being done in the garage.

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This is the Airbrushing station. A future project will be creating some form of paint rack because the quantity and variety of paints is getting somewhat greedy with space and difficult to keep organized.

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Here we have the brush painting and finishing station. Everything post-airbrushing is done here.

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This is the embarrassingly large WIP and to be started storage space. The top shelf houses 40K terrain kits. The second shelf and part of the third shelf is completely Leman Russ Battle Tanks and Baneblades needing to be primed. The remainder of the third shelf contains a primed Forge World Imperial Strongpoint, several out-of-production Forge World Pillboxes, an out-of-production Taros Building and a basket of miscellaneous smaller terrain. The fourth shelf down contains two baskets of Forge World models (mostly Tauros and Tauros Venators), and out-of-production Warhammer Chapel, and out-of-production Warhammer Fortified Manner, and an empty basket ready for Age of Sigmar. The floor contains the largest basket full of smaller 40K kits and the rest of the space is taken up by an assortment of boxed sets such as Dark Vengeance, Space Hulk, Assassinorum and Execution Force.

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Finally we have the bookshelf of more WIP projects such as my Chaos Space Marine Infantry and Space Hulk miniatures. The Blood Angels have been base coated, the remainder primed. Of course the bookcase also contains books of course which in addition to the wide variety of websites out there provide a great deal of my inspiration.

That would be my workspace. Preliminary plans are in place for the design of a gaming space in the house that hopefully can hold a 8’x5′ table (subject to change based upon the Imperial Fortress Walls).