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work/painting stations

Postby AndyP » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:35 am

Since it was mentioned on KS comments I have started this thread for people to show what their painting areas look like. Here are a couple of shots of mine. I want to get or build a rack/shelving system to hold my paints on the back wall as they are all currently stored in the GW, Vallejo and Battlefoam-P3 carry cases around my desk.

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Re: work/painting stations

Postby Quuids » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:59 am

Thats a nice space, i don't even want to take a picture of my space. It's my computer desk right now!
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby Azhrarn » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:49 pm

Quuids wrote:Thats a nice space, i don't even want to take a picture of my space. It's my computer desk right now!


Agreed, right now I paint behind my PC. :)
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby EVL HMR » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:51 am

Here are some before and after's of my work station (or nerd desk as my wife calls it) sorry if some are a little blurred, old camera vs. new camera.
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Cleaned!
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Krull early and now almost ready for paint
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Cheers people, comments, advice etc always welcome
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby Quuids » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:59 am

Great work station, that's an impressive amount of paints! How the heck did you build Krull? I got him yesterday and am intimidated by building him. My Krull's torso seemed out of wack, did you notice that? Did you have to use a lot of green stuff?

Thanks for sharing the pictures
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby AndyS » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:41 am

Evl, what are those inks with the red pipette tops?
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby EVL HMR » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:12 am

Quids- The body was a little warped, but a nice hot bath sorted it out. There were some awful mould lines that I just couldn't sort, the mini looked as if the mold had slipped! hence the slight changes of additional chains and skulls, which hide what I couldn't fix and there was a fair bit of greenstuff used too.

AndyS- The inks are Andrea. I use their pigments and black paint set too. The inks are the most intense ones I have come across, I thin them at a 15-1 ratio and they still offer amazing depth. The yellow is a favourite for bright golden tones.
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby Quuids » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:58 am

Thanks for the response. One I clean up the torso I will try the hot water trick. Thanks for the tip
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby AndyP » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:59 am

Quick update. Improved my area somewhat.
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Still have to keep the GW paints in a case but I don't use them much. Only the washes and glazes, which I have managed to get onto the racks. Just want to add a couple more lights now :-)
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby AndyS » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:37 am

What are those racks Andy? I like them!
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby AndyP » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:13 pm

Nail varnish racks off eBay.
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 1201348674
Screwed mine to the wall but you can have them free standing if you prefer.
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby AndyS » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:11 pm

I would never have found them! Looking at peoples paint collection is as much fun as looking at their minis! Are the P3 inks any good?
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby AndyS » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:52 pm

Just noticed your brush stand. Doesn't look like you have their brushes on it! Don't blame you! Mine are falling to pieces, the brushes are splitting and the ferule has come off where it was just glued on by about 2mm! And this was my replacement batch!
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby AndyP » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:44 pm

The P3 inks are decent enough. Strong pigment but the dropper is just a pinprick and they clog easily which inevitably leads to explosions. Brushes are still the trusty series 7's. G&G ones are nowhere near good enough, not even up to GW standards. I'm only using them to mix paints and paint textured bases. Have some Army Painter and a couple of Vallejo too which come in handy for drybrushing or scenery/base painting.
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Postby asoshnev » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:34 pm

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Postby razormage » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:23 pm

@Asoshnev: The OSL effects on that cat miniature are amazing! Very lifelike. I've always had problems getting fur to look right. I guess the true-scale is helpful for that, though.
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby AndyP » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:54 am

Yeah, nice cat. Very life like ;-)
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Postby asoshnev » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:24 pm

I have to admit - didn't paint that one myself...
Picked her up at a yard sale for 15 bucks a couple years ago - and turned out to be a limited edition model, i think. Total bargain.
Also doubles as an alarm clock (that goes off at random around 3-5 AM) - how cool is that!
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby razormage » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:29 pm

asoshnev wrote:I have to admit - didn't paint that one myself...
Picked her up at a yard sale for 15 bucks a couple years ago - and turned out to be a limited edition model, i think. Total bargain.
Also doubles as an alarm clock (that goes off at random around 3-5 AM) - how cool is that!

Nice deal! I've got a five-month-old baby that has the same alarm clock function! He doesn't fit on my art desk, though. Will try to take the time to photo my desk tonight, but we'll see.
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Re: work/painting stations

Postby Sacredroach » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:43 am

Love that Wet Nurse! Interesting color choice.

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