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House move – hobby move

House move – hobby move

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About the Project

On the 22nd June we should be getting the keys to our new house, which means over ten years of hobby stuff (amongst some less important stuff) needs packing up, moving to the new house, and setting up in the new space.

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Display cabinets

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Now my two display cabinets have moved from the living room to having one in my office and one in my gaming room. The office one I’ll use to display my one-off painted minis, while the one in my game room will be for gaming pieces – currently Kingdom Death.

 

Most of the recent models you can find in my old projects, but I also have models here I painted up to a decade ago. Back in the late 2000’s and early 2010’s I had an e-bay problem where I wanted to collect every old GW undead model, plus a selection of other models.

The Kingdom Death monsters and villainsThe Kingdom Death monsters and villains
The Kingdom Death survivors - all ready to die horribly!The Kingdom Death survivors - all ready to die horribly!
Aeon Trespass NymphsAeon Trespass Nymphs
My first broken model - the large daemon I picked up by the model, but her base is so heavy and her contact points are only her toes so she broke off the base when I unpacked her.My first broken model - the large daemon I picked up by the model, but her base is so heavy and her contact points are only her toes so she broke off the base when I unpacked her.
A miscellaneous shelfA miscellaneous shelf
Various 75mm 3D prints. Again both large scale daemons have broken off their bases. The black skinned one broke off before the move, and the swords on her base have actually bent. I don't know if it is the heat we've had recently or if they were squashed. The green skinned daemon also came off her base and she's also warped so I can't glue her back on.Various 75mm 3D prints. Again both large scale daemons have broken off their bases. The black skinned one broke off before the move, and the swords on her base have actually bent. I don't know if it is the heat we've had recently or if they were squashed. The green skinned daemon also came off her base and she's also warped so I can't glue her back on.
The 40k shelfThe 40k shelf
The The "far too big and fiddly to store or ever transport to a game" shelf - plus my action figure Ork
The top shelf - mostly the old e-bay purchases I was talking aboutThe top shelf - mostly the old e-bay purchases I was talking about

Painting and assembly space setup

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Painting and assembly space setup

The box bedroom is my office and I will be using it for my assembly and painting space. I’ve now got all my bits boxes, paints, brushes etc. on my office shelves. Before they were split between my office space and the shelves in the living room.

Most of the rest of my stuff is still piled in the spare room. Its bottom priority for building furniture so I imagine it will be there for a while. There’s also some stuff in the garage but I can’t get to it to take a photo. It’s in serious need of a sort out.

Preparation

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Most of my stuff is already boxed up for storage, so moving it will be relatively easy.

 

The biggest piece of prep work required is boxing up my models from the display cabinet. I used a large makeup brush to dust all the models as I packed them, and put them in re-used food delivery boxes with copious amounts of bubble-wrap. My new house is only a 10 minute drive away so I’m not too concerned about excessive damage in transit. I only broke one model while packing them up (the lance off a GW Mortis Engine).

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The starting point

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Right now, I have two display cabinets full of my more recent projects, plus my older models that are difficult to store. Pre-Covid I used a lot of shelf space in the living room for hobby stuff (during lockdown I moved upstairs to work so my partner started using the desk space). I also have lots of armies in boxes in our bedroom, and my new hobby space in the bedroom.

Lets not forget the boxes of stuff in the loft, which I’ve lost track of and I’m in no position to get a photo of them yet.

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