Thursday, 14 September 2017

My new Man Cave takes shape.


Work started on our 'new' place in late July. The house we're moving into has been literally gutted and is having new heating, electrics, plumbing and numerous other improvements made, such as a bigger kitchen, bigger conservatory/sun room, a new garage for Katherine's MGB, and a new Man Cave, as seen above. The photo was taken from the doorway into the room and looks down towards the garden end with French windows which will open out onto a patio area and eventually a hot tub! The roof will have several large skylights so there will be plenty of natural  lighting. The 'cave' is 22' x 15' so there will be masses of room for a large table, (probably 15' x 6' with 'deployment areas' running along each of the long walls), storage for all my figures, plenty of wall space for my paintings and bookcases, and a paint station at the far end.

Roll on December.

26 comments:

  1. good luck on the renovations and I hope the new house works out for you both. It sounds wonderful. And your man cave will be incredible.

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  2. Looks wonderful Colin - sounds like this will be perfect gaming paradise.

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  3. Exciting news! I can almost see the finished room in my mind's eye. Imagine how much fun it will be to unpack, arrange, and set up your gear in the new War Room.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. thanks Stokes. I am looking forward to it with some trepidation

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  4. That is a splendid project! I look forward to visiting it next year! Mind you, the moving in...

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  5. wow, that looks like it's going to be superb! Looking forward to more updates, even if tinged with a bit of jealousy...

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  6. Looking good Colin. Every gentleman should have a man cave where he can go to meditate on the ills of the world by pushing lead and throwing dice

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    1. And listen to good music, with a nice G and T, while painting some figures that are not really required.

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    2. Not sure about the G&T old chap. I find that Pimms improves my painting!

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    3. I NEVER thought I'd here a Scouser say they liked Pimms omg something I will e able to tell my grandchildren 😂😂🤣🤣

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  7. Wow! Just WoW!
    I'm betting you can't wait to get it all up and running!

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  8. Congratulations on your bespoke man cave. It's nice to be able to design it to your own requirements.

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  9. Bucky Lugger!
    Who gets an invite to the grand opening then?

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    1. Paul there will of course be an inaugural game to which you will be invited.

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  10. That is something to look forward to Colin. That room is big enough to diversify into 40mm armies

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  11. So how big is the new wargame table going to be ?

    If it bigger does that mean you have to buy more figures to put on it.

    Looking good.

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    1. Mark, I'm sure you know I could cover my existing table several layers deep in figures already! It'll be 15' x 6' with rear 'deployment areas' on the walls along the long axis.

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  12. Good luck with it all Colin. Having done something similar I know it is both exciting and a lot of work. I have similar measurements but only for half the room so I envy your full length version. Be sure to save plenty of wall space for even more paintings, or spill out into the rest of the house with them.... Having given up a sand table after many years partly because it is heavy work I would caution against for someone with a back problem, unless you have some little elves to shift the wet sand according to your direction.

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    1. thanks Chris. I agree a sand table id's not a good idea in my case especially as I have my elves working overtime on other projects 😉 I must also make my mind up about a new painting from your good self.

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