Thursday, July 30, 2009

The War Room is Ready!!!

Well after 2 months of work the room is ready! LordAshram came over last night and we set up my first official table, it looks SICK!! Ill keep the text light and let the pics do the talking.

First up the table (5 by 10 with custom built edges and curtains).

The stuff (a selection of some of my favorite toys, aside from minis). This is my roomie Tank on his chair:

Fireplace, ACW NCO swords, 2 fraternal swords:

My first rope tension drum, this one is a 16x16 repop from Cooperman, made about 1978.

The long arms, Charleville, Potsdam, 2 band British Enfield, P53 Enfield, another 2 bander, 61 Sprinfield, Remington Zouave, a dug Liege conversion.

More swords and guns

These are my medical antiques, large collection of panniers, apothecary chests, and 19th century USA Hosp Dept antiques.

My AWI guys split by an 1870 7th Regt dress uniform with my pistols and revolvers overhead

That's all for now. I have a TON of stuff that I will get around to featuring soon enough. Hopefully these can tide everyone over for now. Videos (pretable) are below...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

War Room Update

I am suffering from the recent financial shit storm as much as anyone, as a result I didn't think I would be able to pull off the room as I envisioned it. I was going to build a bar, do dark hardwood floors, hideaway flat screen, a real officers club feel. Reality hit home fast and the mortgage payment became the focus very fast. I was so put off that I almost put it all on hold. Then LordAshram over at the House of War pointed out..."Sean you have a ton of great stuff, just start putting it up and I'm telling you it will look great." I think I have had my collections in storage for so long that I forgot how much I had.

Well I've added more items to my war room. A new standing gun rack reclaimed from storage, a family heirloom barrister's bookcase (15mm WWII, 25mm WWII, feudal armies) and my CS flags, all Ben Tart made, ANV battle flag with 12th Alabama markings, a Bonnie Blue (also Alabama), a 1st National, and my yellow hospital flag. I will be putting my silk 88th NY colors on either side of the fireplace soon. Then the 10 by 5 a few more odds and ends and I am ready to play! Thanks Ash for the needed kick in the ass!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Guns Are Up, One Step Closer!

The peg boards I needed arrived so I modified, sanded, finished and sealed them right away. This morning I was able to mount them on the studs and hang up part of the old gun collection. I think they look great!

I just need the barrister's bookcase for my WWII and feudal armies, a wall case for my pistols, the 10 by 5 table and I'm just about where I want it. My 15mm Nappys and ACW will have to wait until one more cabinet is in the budget before deploying from the cigar boxes.

The 10 by 5 has been sitting dormant in my parents basement since I left years ago, it will be good to have it home. I cant wait to start making that first table layout. I have so much terrain that has been in boxes due to the apartment life constraints of the past. This will be the first time I get to use it all on one table.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

War Room Update

I have been busy getting the war room up to par. The fireplace is in, chairs placed, cabinets all set up, except for one antique barristers book case.

I've made a rough video giving a preview tour. The center piece will be a 10 by 5 foot table with all the trimmings. The guns at the end of the video will be going in a floor to ceiling rack I'm making. The sad part is, I still don't have enough room for all my toys. I may need to make a second room!