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Offline Petracelli

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War games room make over
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:31:40 AM »
Hi

For the past year and a half I have been discussing with Mark (Dr Death) a good Wargaming friend of mine as to how to overhaul my gaming room to make the most of my space. I did have an eight by four table but most of the time my son's railway set up was on top of this.

We came up with a plan of building a shelved unit to keep my troops on and a new design for table.

Now whilst my Dad is a carpenter by profession and has kindly taken over building the cabinet.

As for the table the issue has always it being constructed in the room and have been saving my pennies to get someone in to build it rather than imposing on Dad again.

Well over the last week we have gone from this


To this













The proud owner, of an 11.5 by 5 foot table.



The two boxes underneath the table are for my son's railway or board gaming if gives up on trains.

Will post photos of the unit when it is finished to complete the room which will hopefully be soon.

Cheers

Phil

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 10:17:36 AM »
Very swish  :D

cheers

James

Offline von Lucky

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 11:36:13 AM »
Yeah - I'm jealous.

Are they WiF maps in the first photo?
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Offline Malamute

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 02:57:57 PM »
Very swish  :D

cheers

James

I see the Dr De'Ath influences already, but beware when he starts to go all lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen on you and goes for pastel colours, spackle glazes and rag rolling on the walls. ;)
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Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 03:54:31 PM »
Very nice...oh to have a room inside this time of the year  >:(

Offline Petracelli

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 04:34:07 PM »
Yeah - I'm jealous.

Are they WiF maps in the first photo?

Thanks Gents

They are wif maps, do you play?

Offline von Lucky

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2014, 07:55:29 PM »
I used to a few years ago (every Friday night). The group still plays 1-2 sessions a year, some of them going to ADG's convention/tournament in regional NSW each year. It's a game that really sucks you in and a 11.5 x 5 foot table certainly helps to play it.

Offline Dewbakuk

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2014, 11:41:18 PM »
Very nice...oh to have a room inside this time of the year  >:(

Can't insulate?

Lovely looking table, what's the slide out draw for?
So many projects..... so little time.......

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2014, 11:39:49 AM »
Can't insulate?


It is insulated but its still very cold  :'( -


Offline pocoloco

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2014, 12:08:03 PM »
That looks like a proper gaming table!  8)

It seems that you have perma-placed yourself behind the table... to avoid all the house-hold tasks and such?  ;)

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2014, 12:19:13 PM »
Good job

 :)
     

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 12:24:55 PM »
It is insulated but its still very cold  :'( -



That's because you're a southern softy  ;D

cheers

James

Offline Petracelli

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 07:10:09 PM »
That looks like a proper gaming table!  8)

It seems that you have perma-placed yourself behind the table... to avoid all the house-hold tasks and such?  ;)

Lol oh to be able to get away with that!

The two draws will become my painting and basing stations when I get rid of my desk.

Cheers

Phil


Offline Dr DeAth

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Re: War games room make over
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2014, 11:14:53 AM »
Very nice table Phil, and about time you got it sorted :)

I see the Dr De'Ath influences already, but beware when he starts to go all lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen on you and goes for pastel colours, spackle glazes and rag rolling on the walls. ;)

Says the metrosexual who turns up at Salute in a waistcoat and tie and posts pictures of his morning latte and pastries.  Besides, you loved the rag-rolling we did in your under stairs cupboard  ;)


Yeah - I'm jealous.

Are they WiF maps in the first photo?

DON'T get him started on WIF, he needs to put all his time into painting figures and making terrain to cover his new 11.5' x 5' gaming table  lol
Photos of my recent efforts are at www.littleleadmen.com and https://beaverlickfalls.blogspot.com

 

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