I have finally gotten around to finishing my gaming room - it's been more than a year since I posted how my room was progressing and now I can finally say that it is well nigh complete. That's the way we work things out here in the Med - slow and easy!
Anyway, I put in an 8' x 6' (4.20m x 1.80m) table which should be enough for most games in my preferred 6mm scale, even though there will always be the occasional scenario which requires even more space. In such case I have enough space in the room to extend the table but for the moment an 8' x 6' will do. I have the table covered in Kallistra hex terrain and am particularly pleased how their half hexes cover all around the edges to give the table a neat, complete look.
I fitted a few frames, two of which are really 1,500 piece jigsaw puzzles glued onto backing board and then framed. Ages ago I got a Confederate Stars 'n Bars from a local camping shop (God knows what it has to do with camping!) which I pulled out of storage, had it washed by my better half and put on display at one end of the table. I also put in some old hifi equipment that I had lying around - a radio, amplifier and analogue turntable - after suitably having the lot reconditioned and cleaned. I don't mind having music going on at (very) low volume in the background. At the further end of the room I set up a bench to do my occasional airbrushing work. It also doubles up as a workbench with some storage underneath. In future I hope to utilise the space beneath the table itself for even more storage as I don't feel I have enough at the moment. Before next summer I plan to put in an A/C unit or it would become unbearable down in the basement during the summer months.
All that's left now is to start pushing tin and roll them dice......
|The completed room with workbench at the far end. The two large frames at centre are jigsaw puzzles. My 6mm collection is in the two cabinets on right. Still a lot of space to fill up in there !|
|From another angle showing hifi cabinet used for storage and display of some old diecast models.|