Ever since I was kid, I have always wanted a Subbuteo table. All I have ever known in terms of playing Subbuteo was with a nylon pitch on either a very fluffy carpet or a table not big enough for a full-sized pitch. Even when I moved into my own place, I have never had the space to have a full-sized table set up.
We moved into our current house 3 years ago. It has a lovely big attic which has been converted into my office/cinema/games/painting room.
During the first lockdown period, I finally had chance to build a proper Subbuteo table! The attic room is also used as a guest room, so the table had to be portable and easily stored away when we had people staying over. I decided to make the tabletop hinged, so that it would fold away when it needed to be put away. The idea is to cut the pitch down the halfway line (I have not been brave enough to do this yet!) so that it could fold up.
I also added the multicoloured LEDs around the edge hoping that it would create a cool floodlight effect when playing in the dark. Unfortunately, it does not quite work like this. It illuminates the edges but leaves the middle of the pitch very dark. Still, it is great for Discos!
Now, I not only paint teams for you guys, but also for my own collection. The teams to be used when playing with my friends and family and not forgetting solo play!