The first instalment of Garfy’s man cave was an introduction to where I paint and a second instalment saw the man cave get a desk upgrade to utilise the space better. In this third instalment I increase my shelving capacity so I can have all my models on display. Read on for more details.
My chosen shelving is the Billy system from IKEA. You’re able to mix and match the kits to fit your needs and that’s exactly what I did. I bought two wide, one narrow and the extensions for the top.
It took me around four hours in total to assemble everything including anchoring them to the wall. We don’t get many earthquakes in East London, but just to be on the safe side 😉
My little corner of paradise. A place I can go to escape the pressures of modern life. A place where I can listen to my music, watch my films, my TV shows and paint my models. Pure bliss.
Speaking of models… here they are on my new shelves. Check out the caption this thread on our Facebook page.
Nice 🙂 is this your full ultramarines army from white dwarf army of the month ? 🙂
Yup, plus the start of my 2nd company (10 marines and 3 centurions).
- Cadian 127th
Looking good. I can recommend the Ikea Billy Morebo doors. Just got them for my units and they look great!
GOOD GOD MAN! That's a lot of stuff haha
The only hard part is how will you keep dust off of them? i ended up packing all of my stuff safely into carrying cases to keep them clean 🙁
Good point. Maybe install a clear acrylic cover?
Or… don't worry about it. It's only dust 😀
I use a computer air spray to clean mine off and if I'm taking them to a tourney I use a clean dry brush to get the cracks and crevices. The air spray does mean that I occasionally blow some sand off my bases and have to redo that, but it's not so bad.
I use my airbrush to blow off the models prior to an event. Even with my doors dust gets in. If I had a separate room for my hobby I would skip the expense of doors as well.
Perfect fit! I am looking forward to getting a new man cave in 2014…
Good god I am so jealous! So many beautifully painted figs. Do you game much or just paint, paint, paint?
So many minis… how many years of work in total is this by now?
I came back to the hobby in 2002, however this isn't everything. I've sold armies in the past. Here's a list of what I've sold since 2002.
2000pts 13th Company Space Wolves.
1500pts 13th Company Space Wolves.
2000pts Space Wolves
1500pts Imperial Guard
1500pts Blood Angels
That was back when I could paint an army in around 6 weeks, so the quality wasn't great.
Very impressive indeed. I strive to be as productive as you one day 🙂
That's crazy awesome 🙂
Time to get some paint on those buildings!
Very envious of your man cave.
Strange having a painting of the "Judas Goat" displayed so prominently…. Bit maudlin' :-)))
I painted that when I was 16 for my GCSE art exam. I got an A 🙂
I loved the original a lot and tweaked it slightly. 😀
What a collection!
What do you do when you transport all of that. I'm in an position where I move regularly. Any tips?
I haven't had to transport all of this in a single go yet. But I do own a couple of huge carry cases and lots of smaller ones. The bigger models like the harridan and thunder hawk actually come apart so I can wrap in bubble wrap and box up. I'm not planning on moving house for a couple of years yet so don't need to worry about that until then.
FANTASTICO GARFY!!!, un museo al arte, gran colección. Mucho tiempo y dinero invertido en algo que nos hace disfrutar!!!. Tus tutoriales del Hobby han sido algo realmente generosos. Un abrazo.
- Tiberius Primaris
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Doors please, image dusting all minis OO