|Some days, I have felt as tired and grumpy as this orc bloke.|
After many false starts and near teetering collapses I have finally moved house! A week ago we had the packers in to box up our old home and prepare us for the ten mile journey deeper into rural Essex and we officially 'sold' the house this past Monday. The last six days has been spent unpacking, arranging and organising our possessions - not to mention a sizable Old School Citadel stash that had to be carefully manoeuvred so the wife remained unaware of its true scale!
And no, the removals men were not required to shift my painted collection. You may recall one of my earlier posts about how best to shift my painted models, and in the end I opted to using deep sided boxes and ranking all my figures inside. I found that by cramming them all inside, their tendency to fall over was restricted nicely. I asked my father-in-law to care for them in the meantime as no-one I know is as pernickety about safety or security than he.
|I am resisting the urge to scrawl 'Blood on the Streets' in a spidery hand across walls or some other utterance from Warhammer Townscape.|
Our new home is far larger and immeasurably older than our previous abode. Nestled on the outskirts of a historic Essex village and part of a conservation area, the building dates back to the 16th century. Subsequently, its aspect has a certain Phil Lewisesque Warhammer cottage look about it, and I have already decided to recreate the building in miniature out of foamboard and cardboard.
For once, my entire collection is housed in a single room and is easily available to me. A makeshift painting table was set up last night and the furniture around it cleverly hides everything I have amassed over the years. In time, I want to buy a Victorian or Georgian bureau with a sliding hatchfront to convert into a more permanent set up, but this chopped up old desk will do the honours in the meantime.
Things should go back to normal now, though my ability to post will be restricted to the fact that my computer is currently being used by the kids to watch television on. Sky TV have yet to manage a suitable connection for us and cannot get an engineer out until the end of August to deal with our receiver, so blogging will have to play second fiddle to Holby City and the Lingo Show, for a while at least.
Still, I feel much more positive about getting creative after such a long rut in disinterested street. I blame the uncertainty for the house move for that and I am lucky enough to be only a handful of days about from the BOYL4 and I am bound to absorb inspiration aplenty from there. In the meantime, I have a few Nurgle pieces to work on and a few goblinoid pieces too, not to mention the final touches to another Old School Citadel interview!
We will speak soon.