My Hobby Space

For any of you who follow me on Twitter, you may be aware that the last couple of weeks for me have been occupied largely by a small, noisy human following the birth of my son. Due to that event my hobby time has understandably been somewhat limited.

I have managed to sneak in a few hours here and there, but for the most part I haven’t done much actual hobby but rather I’ve spent the last week or so since we got home from the hospital working on tidying up a few areas of the house. This includes my hobby room.

Now that it’s in a semi-presentable state I thought I would put up a quick post showing off the space where I work.

My half of the room


I share this room equally* with my wife. A couple of years back I made a wrap around desk with matching drawers that runs around the room.

This is my basic setup – shelves and drawers on the end, painting table, computer in the corner, TV on the wall.


The shelf / drawer combination on the right is an Ikea job, but for the ones I actually made they have internal divisions for tools and individual paints.

I try to keep the shelving space above the drawers limited to current projects… ‘try’ being the important word there.


Painting area, including multiple tiles and a wet palette. Window frame contains various supplies and more important the mix-mash of adhoc miniatures I’ve decided I want to paint for a variety of reasons. They’ll get done one day, I swear!

The monitor arm mounted over the desk has a Webcam attached. More on this in the future I hope.


This is my current assembly line area filled with the various components of my Adeptus Mechanicus army. I’m very picky when it comes to assembling models so everything gets cleaned, filled, filed and sanded over several sessions until I’m happy with it.

I also like to keep things organised in the build phase. The two plastic containers under the notebook are filled wtih Skitarii Ranger and Vanguard bits grouped by individual model.

It no doubt make the whole process a lot slower but old habbits are hard to break!


Finally I have my cupboard of shame. By many standards it’s not too bad at all. There are only 3 large-scale Forgeworld models in there and only about half a dozen unopened and largely pointless boxes of models. I think I’m doing fairly well!

Anyways that’s it for today. I promise to put some actual hobby related content up here shortly. I plan on actually laying down paint on some models early next week so there will be some WIP shots of a few things for sure that I will carry on documenting through to completion.

Thanks again for reading, and if you’re in the UK you should check out Element Games for all your hobby needs.


* to be fair ‘equally’ in this case means I take up about three quarters of the available space and frequently store things ‘temporarily’ on her half of the room… woops.



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