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Lord Ashram26 Jan 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

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Hey all!

Well, I've put a bunch of updates up at the House of War recently, and thought I would share!

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I've done a bit with my son's 40mm AWI collection, including adding some artillery as a Christmas present and even getting a game in…

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I've done a bunch of Star Wars stuff… painting some Armada ships, scratch-mading a Phantom to go with my Ghost for Armada, weathering an X-Wing ship using colored pencils, and even making some figures for my son's Micro Machine collection.

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I've started in on finishing up my Vikings with some new figures and some terrain and the like… and I posted some photos of the first of the new figures.

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I've done a bit of work on my Perry Miniatures "Retreat from Moscow" collection, including finishing up a unit of sleds and starting in on some skirmishers.

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I've even posted a bit about the room, which has some new decorations (including a Brown Bess!) and I posted a walkthrough of one of the shelves!

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Anyway… please do come by for a peek!:)

Thanks!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Gamer's envy.

Choctaw26 Jan 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

That remains my favorite gaming room by far.

wrgmr126 Jan 2017 8:51 a.m. PST

Wonderful room!
Great looking figures and basing.

steamingdave4726 Jan 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

Impressive start to 2017. That room looks to be great chill-out space.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

Damn it, now I want a musket. Looks awesome.

***Ah Honey Lord Ashram has muskets AND swords….I just want one Musket…***

Xin

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Is jealousy terminal? I look around at my room (cosy as it is) and fear that it may be.

shelldrake26 Jan 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

Awesome looking room. The photo has just guaranteed that I will never show a photo of my gaming room.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 1:19 p.m. PST

Some of you may recall further info on the room and the musket. Follow this link to 3rd Jan posting and slightly after I researched the musket itself;

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This is a fully functioning gun. It actually fires, not just goes bang and makes a lot of smoke……

DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Very nice – Pedersoli muskets are beautiful and not inexpensive.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 4:46 p.m. PST

More like a suite! Very nice. I tried to convince my wife to put a musket over the fireplace. Couldn't get it done.

Benvartok26 Jan 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

YUP!!! Great Room.

How have you put the musket up, I see a hook like thing in the middle of the gun but not either end. Nails?

I already have a musket that I want to put up, an 1812 british Tower works with ivory inlay done by a kind Afghan after he "acquired" it somehow. Would be awesome if you could direct me to a shop that sells that hook system?

Ben

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 2:20 a.m. PST

You are a very lucky man!!
And your cave is very inspirational!
I have been "promised" by Mrs Jeckyll that I will get the downstairs reading room in 2-3 years…Im holding my breath:^*

langobard Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 3:24 a.m. PST

Beautiful and inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

Lord Ashram27 Jan 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

Hey guys!

Thanks all for the kind words!

Yeah, the room is just such a joy. I've worked for a while to get it "right" and I think I generally have. Hey, anyone can come on by for a game if you are in the area… I have this cool space, but not a lot of people to game with!

Ben, I used gun hooks from Dixie Gun Works…

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They are really nice.

Anyway, thanks all for the kind words…. Hope the miniatures were fun to look at!

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2017 6:23 a.m. PST

Dear Lord Ashram,

I hate you. You know that, right?

V/R

TKindred

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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse27 Jan 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

This is so close to my "wish list" game room. Except I would fine some appropriate tartan wallpaper for the upper walls and lots of built-in book shelves. The musket is so cool. I have never met you, but I hate you! wink

Lord Ashram27 Jan 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

Oh, I know what you mean, Rally… our old house had a den like that, with beautiful dark wood wainscoting all around, and this great deep reddish colored tartan… it looked fantastic. To be honest, I just didn't have the money or time or anything to change this room up:( But I think it still worked out nice and clean, and the lighting is really good.

And no hate… Just come game! I just refilled the candy and snacks part of the fridge, picked up some new drinks from IN the fridge… I'm ready to host! :D

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