Monday, 15 January 2018

New to me...

Spotted in a local antique shop and bought as a writing/painting desk- can't wait!


Charity Shop  find (£2.99) consisting of a terracotta house (one can pop in a candle and illuminate it) here displayed with 28mm and 40mm figures.

16 comments:

  1. There is a a nice short section about the domestic joys of the Roll top desk to the Modeller in Henry Harris, How to Go Collecting Model Soldiers (PSL, 1969) working with Modeller Roy Dilley. This atmospheric little book also has a 6 page chapter on Wargames by Donald Featherstone, summarising his 1962 Wargames book rules. If you haven't seen the Roll top desk bit I'll post it to my blog.

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  2. I haven't seen it and would be obliged if you could post it to my blog.
    Thanks
    Alan

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    1. To your blog I meant,its been a long day!

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  3. Here you go Alan, the modellng joys of Roll Top Desks - posted to the Man of TIN blog - enjoy! https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/the-domestic-modelling-joys-of-the-roll-top-desk/

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  4. Mine did sterling service over the decades despite being an undersized, finish-it-yourself 'student' version. Unfortunately the roll part disintegrated after nearly 4 decades and now the mess is exposed to all!

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  5. I used to use a writing bureau as a paint/work service , very handy

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  6. Agreed! What a find. In both cases.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  7. I agree, both great finds! The little rolltop desk is cool. I always wanted a rolltop desk, but have yet to acquire one. My current "painting station" is an old particle board computer desk. It does have a raised shelf section on the back that makes a good stand for my ott lights. But it lacks the ability to be closed up. At least I don't worry if I spill paint on it.

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  8. My little bureau (£50 from local charity shop) did sterling work as socially acceptable work station in the corner of the lounge for many years. Just close the lid when not in use, keep materials in the drawer. Just one drawback, if a tin of paint or bottle of thinners falls to the floor - be prepared for ructions.

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  9. Nice roll-top desk, it will be very useful; the pottery buildings is a good find.

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  10. It has been a long while since I peeked in here, Alan. Long overdue.

    The desk is a beauty. I've a drop-top desk for the same purpose, opening it is always a bit of an exciting surprise. "Where was I...?"

    Best, Jim

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    1. How are you and yours? Are you gaming? Good to hear from you.
      Cheers
      Alan
      p.s I have some beautifully painted SYW infantry of yours can I send them back? Email me to arrange their return if that's helpful.

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  11. That desk is a really great find, Tradgardmastare! Those old desks with all the drawers and letter slots are grand for modelling supplies.

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