Welcome back to my man cave. This is the fifth update in the series that spans 6 years. Join me after the jump for the latest tour around my hobby haven.
Firstly, lets address the Elephants in the room. I have a new iMac (been doing more 3D work and wanted something more powerful than my old 2010 iMac). The Transformer collection has grown with some huge pieces like Fortress Maximus, Devastator and Trypticon added and the Stormtrooper I use to have in here has been replaced for long term project Boba Fett. I’ve sewed all the soft goods myself and now 3D printing the armour. Anyway, onwards to the painting.
That’s where I left my wallet!
The dedicated paint area seems to have shrunk as has the pile of boxes that was my ‘to do’ pile.
Pride of place. Signed by hobby legends Jes Goodwin and Phil Kelly
My Army of the Imperium (and some sneaky Black Legion at the top)
Eagle-eyed viewers will notice my huge collection of Ultramarines missing from the cabinets. I only kept my Space Hulk Terminator Conversions and Thunderhawk. My recently painted Space Wolves have joined the ranks of the Army of the Imperium but I’ve stopped adding to these, instead I’ve chosen to concentrate on Primaris Ultramarines.
My Tyranid Collection
Necrons, Stormcast Eternals, 2nd Edition minis and Black Legion
No plans to add to the Stormcast or Necrons. I would like to add some Deathguard to my Black Legion army though.
If you’re interested in previous posts in the Garfy’s Man Cave series, I’ve collated the links below.
post 1, November 2011.
post 2, July 2012.
post 3, February 2014.
post 4, December 2015.
I've had that goat painting hanging over my painting desk for 20 years no matter where I've lived. I painted that for my GSCE art exam (got an A too)… would be a shame to replace it for a print of someone else's art. Maybe I'll replace it with a print of one of my fancy photographs.
Ha ha, no keep it, inspiring and getprints for the hallway! Ha ha
I love seeing people's creative spaces. Thank you for sharing! Trypticon was such a great toy. I loved how he had all sorts of massive weapons and then his little head gun. 🙂
- Raymon Lange
First time commentor, long time follower, How do you keep the dust off the mini with the open shelves or how do you clean yours?
I wait till White Dwarf or Warhammer World want to do a feature. Then I dust all the minis they want to borrow.
Hey Garfy, which color are the Billy shelves? I'm planning on buying one this weekend.
I think they're Oak veneer.
- Piotr Orłowski
@Garfy how do you deal with dust?
I am also arranging my own cave right now in a new flat and I am wondering how to keep my models clean on shelves.
Things get dusty, occasionally like tonight. I'll use a large soft brush and dust the miniatures. Doesn't take long.
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Nice set up, this is mine: https://weemen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/transmission-resumes-new-games-room.html. I find the glass display cabinets keep the majority of dust off the minis, how do you do it? Air in a can? Feather duster?
You need to get a nice print from Warhammer Art to replace the big picture to something more WH40K and hang that one elsewhere in your house 😉