The move is done. The boxes are unpacked, the furniture has been assembled, the pictures are hung, and the Gentleman's Gaming Parlor is finally a reality. I have long daydreamed of having a dedicated room for my hobby interests, who doesn't? As I bounced across the country, across the globe, and raised a family, there never was space available for me to both spread out my crap, and keep from mucking up SWMBO's standard of living. Never had there been more than a desk, set up in a corner of the living room. And all too often, it was a portable operation that was put down and picked up from the dining room table for each and every hobbyist session. But now, I am a truly grateful painter/gamer indeed. I did have to make one consolation, the room had to contain a guest bed. Not too much to ask, I dare say. Enough with the sob stories, and on with the pics...
God bless IKEA! They have made more game rooms possible, for more gamers, than probably any other furniture maker. lol The desk's right pedestal contains my basing materials and air bushing supplies. The left pedestal, my air compressor. And my trusty toolbox as made by my Great Grandfather, well, that one is self explanatory.
On the walls are various sentimental reminders of my Granfather's service in World War II as well as from my own through the decades. As a "somestimes" militaria collector, a "previous" reenactor, and longtime Soldier, I have a fondness for military headgear. The PASGT helmet is mine from Desert Storm, but the MICH helmet is an extra that I have had in my possession. The real MICH that I wore was foolishly turned in when I outprocessed.
For a bit of historical perspective, my hobby desk as written about back in 2011 (follow the link): chargebayonet.blogspot.com