Good evening everybody! Thankyou for stopping by again. Tonight, I write despite an all-night rave that's been set up about two hundred yards from my flat. Bad news: (according to my letter to the council) this is now the third night of imaginary sleep my imaginary baby daughter has lost. Good news: Insomnia = all-night painting session! So much has been done over the last few nights (and mornings) - but today I'm going to post up a little update on my various paint stations and work areas, so that hopefully others will join in and we can have a nice exchange of ideas.
The Colonel Scipio painting operation is divided up in to three parts. The Desk (left and right) is where most of my day-to-day painting goes on. Paints and glue on the left; brushes, water and basic tools on the right, and modelling board in the middle. You can just see the light in the top of the first picture. (And also Jeremy Brett on the computer screen, who keeps me company as well)
I was going to tidy my desk up before taking these, but then I decided to go for ... the 'natural' look. Sometimes its messier than this, sometimes its tidier. The semi-finished projects on the top of the desk also take up a lot of space.
I call my second desk the Hangar. It used to be a coffee table in a past life and slowly moved closer to the dining table, getting more and more modelling stuff on it. Now, it humbly serves as a repository for my bitz box and Osprey books, as well as the bulkier accoutrements of wargaming like spray, flock, glue, terrain, etc etc. Basically allows me to keep all my actual modelling area clean and tidy.
The Hero of Telemark
This is the DVD case (named after the DVD it used to contain) which I use when I'm slyly painting models on quiet days at work. The case and blu-tack keep my brushes safe on the Tube and all I need apart from this is a mini carrier-bag to keep the paints in and an Altoids tin for the two or three models I'm working on that day. All this comfortably slips into my trainers in the gym bag. Made to measure. I also use this for transporting stuff when I'm painting at home/on the train. Cheap and cheerful!
Just to prove to you that I've actually been doing some modelling with all these desks and DVD cases, here's my latest work on the Iron Hearts...
And that's it! Thanks for reading folks, and if you have any thoughts on modelling and painting spaces I'd love to hear them. Until next time...