Friday, 27 April 2012

What.....What Year Is It...?!

Hello readers, I'm back from my unscheduled break from blogging! Its good to be home!

I made the difficult decision to call things off with Mrs GunGrave after 7 years together. Cue violins! The split was amicable, but severely disruptive to normal 'life' operations! Not only was i on the cusp of starting a new job - which has netted me a cool £800 in overtime this month (ring ring, hello? Forgeworld? 2 Reaver Class Battle Titans please! Weapons? Ah, surprise me dude!) but i have moved out of the house and into a new bachelor pad across the road from work, but 50miles from the old place!

So I've been tackling the new job, house hunting, spending TONNES of money at Ikea, and moving into my new place these last 2 months. There is now light at the end of the tunnel, as the last of the boxes were put up in the attic and i stood back and admired my new Forge!!

I've doubled the space i had in the last house! This is actually my spare room, but my Tech Priests suggested that it would make a far better Forge! I was inclined to agree! I still haven't put up the pictures, posters, and that handy wall-mounted tray thing that i kept my bitz in. Soon....

At the other end of the room are the display cabinets and my babies!! There was minimal damage in the move, but Praetorian lost an arm! Nothing broke, the glue just gave way. They seem happy in their new home!

So whats next on the hobby front? I'll still be taking it easy for a while, as work is chewing through my free time like a Hades Breaching Drill through Nurgle cultists!! I will be going back to the old house to pick up the unpainted 'Heretic's Bane' and get that terrain project squared away. Ex-Mrs GunGrave is kindly storing all my Apoc' Terrain in her garage for me, but with the amount of space i have in this room, I'll be able to run at least 1 Apoc' Terrain project at a time. I also have that squad of SW Long Fangs to paint!! I'm hoping to finally get that army finished so i can concentrate on my 'Crons - and the superb looking models that are about to be released for them!

Watch this space, The GunGrave is back!



  1. So sorry to hear about you and the Mrs. I can't imagine life without mine.

    That being said, Glad to have you back!


  2. Oh wow man, sorry to hear about the split. Even an amicable slit is a wrench and I wish you well of the whole situation.

    Good new about the new job tho!

    crib looks wicked too.. I've only got one of those ikea display jobbies, good for about half my guard.. but mrs.K. wont tolerate more than that :)

    I assume the new pad comes with enough space to set up at least a 4"x6" table? :D

  3. My sympathies to you about the split, I'm glad for you though that it was amicable.

    The new job must be a nice counter to it, and your new place seems to be developing very nicely into a man-pad. I would have expected the table to be the other way around though to make use of the natural light from the window.

    Great to have you back in the blogosphere, looking forward to what you have coming up.

  4. Glad to have you back, I've missed your updates! Hang in there and all the best.

  5. Again as others have said sorry to hear about the parting, never fun no matte rhow well its done.

    I think you need to get yourself some forgeworld to help you recover ;)

  6. Yikes, sorry to hear that man - glad to see you're keeping a positive attitude though! Love the new hobby room, that's fantastic - looking forward to seeing the Forge World goodies!

  7. Cheers guys, its great to be back!

    Yeah the split was hard for the first 2 weeks, but shes a trooper and copped really well! We're still great mates though - actually off to the cinema with her and a few others tomorrow night!

    Gaming tables? I'd love to, but as its a new town and i dont know any other gamers, i'll only be gaming with myself! ;) At least i'll always win!!

    As for the Forgeworld - well, women go shopping and eat chocolate to make themselves feel better...gamers call Forgeworld! Was musing over a Pre-Heresy Ultramarines army! Im blaming that firmly on the 'Know No Fear' Heresy novel!

  8. That's an impressive looking lot you have there. Loving the display cabinets as well (never would've guessed you could fit a titan in one). Consider me jealous.

  9. Welcome back ol' friend, I am in the process of getting back into the swing of things as well, having moved recently myself. Adepticon was great this year and once again I will say we at DFG wish you had came. Start saving up now and maybe next year eh?


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