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16/06/2020 at 19:27 #138295
I rarely ever game, rarely feel the urge, too busy doing other stuff.
However I have noticed that when I take my figures out of storage or put new figures into storage that I am tempted into playing.
With that in mind I have ordered a couple of small acrylic display cases in which to put my 15mm fantasy.
I am hoping that being able to see them all day may remind me I think they are cool and entice me to use them.
Anyone else find that having your models in LOS makes you more likely to use them?16/06/2020 at 22:00 #138300Steve JohnsonParticipant
if I had everything in one place, that would help my gaming. Currently it is in several places in our bedroom and the lounge, plus the attic, so not easy to set up a game without some effort. The figures on display might help and would be a constant reminder that they are there to be played with.17/06/2020 at 05:40 #138305Geof DowntonParticipant
The surface upon which I play serves double-duty as the bench upon which I build (when I say “build” I mean “put stuff I’m not presently building”), so the problem I have is more often to do with the battlefield than the troops. Every now-and-again I force myself to tidy up, put a mat on the table, take any photos I need to and think about playing something. That’s when I think, “I need a boat/forest/something obscure I don’t have for this game”, and so the building starts again…
One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:1117/06/2020 at 13:15 #138332irishserbParticipant
Having the figs in display cases probably wouldn’t impact my gaming much, but if I had a one room for gaming and to hold all of my terrain, figs, rules, etc, that would be helpful. There would be a table in the center and shelving around the walls filled with the stuff. The problem is that I need something on the order of a 30′ x 20′ room.
Right now, figs are spread across two over-stuffed rooms and terrain in those, plus another room, and the garage. Ssetting up games can be a slow and tedious process.
I’m back up to probably in the range of 16000 figs, and display cases wouldn’t be an efficient method of storing the figs, with too much space lost to allow viewing of the figs in the case.17/06/2020 at 15:15 #138339Darkest Star GamesParticipant
The surface upon which I play serves double-duty as the bench upon which I build (when I say “build” I mean “put stuff I’m not presently building”),
This, this right here…
My 2nd biggest problem is that as soon as I have terrain setup I also have cats invading the battleground. No real way to keep them out. I even put barn doors on my office and they figured they can just pull them off the track and slip in.
But to answer your question: Yes. I have a pair of 1/72 scale Pnz IIIs that sit prominently on a shelf right at eye level, and i see them every time I come into my office (and if it is light). One I made when I was like 11, and has an interesting yellow and grey-blue camo job. The other is only a few years old and was my first attempt at color-modulation and filtering. Every time I see them I want to bust out some minis and have a bit of a battle, and usually at the most inconvenient times. I have vowed that my next residence will have a HUGE gaming room/man cave where I can actually have enough space for ALL of my hobby (and business) endeavors.
(I would probably also game more if my gaming buddies had more time)
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."17/06/2020 at 17:06 #138344
It makes a massive difference, I hadn’t played properly for years because all of my stuff was tucked away in boxes and cupboards. It made it hard to paint to as by the time I got everything ready I usually couldn’t be bothered.
I’ve probably played more in the last year than the previous 10.
Death to all fanatics!18/06/2020 at 07:57 #138357Sane MaxParticipant
Nice…. of course, you lose out on the pleasure of finding stuff you forgot you owned 🙂18/06/2020 at 08:25 #138362
Nah, I’ still got a cupboard of lead as well! 😀
Death to all fanatics!18/06/2020 at 13:22 #13837118/06/2020 at 14:10 #138373Guy FarrishParticipant
Should definitely spark more urges to play.
My painting speaks volumes for the wisdom of boxes in the attic however.
That plus, as Sane Max says, you’ll miss those joyous moments of ‘what on earth are those?!’ and memories of a trip to Northern Militaire in Swinton c1980 clogging the neural pathways for a bit. (Not suggesting you were at Swinton in 80 – substitute own mental images of buying long discontinued oddly shaped pieces of metal).18/06/2020 at 14:44 #138377Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Put a heat lamp in there, the slaves look cold. Haha.
Very nice case there. I hope it inspires you to play and write more.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."18/06/2020 at 14:47 #138378
What size are the cases Mike? They might help me get a few extra pieces out on display.
Death to all fanatics!18/06/2020 at 15:05 #138380
The front slides up, so I think I will buy 2 more and stack them, but have the bottom ones sticking out just a few mm so the doors can slide up.
LINK to the items, also available from other sellers and on other sites.18/06/2020 at 16:37 #138382
Thanks Mike, I’ll take a look.
Death to all fanatics!
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