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Antioch

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Your Hobby/painting desk
« on: March 19, 2020, 03:46:50 PM »
With reading through the forum there are a lot of people doing an amazing variety of projects.  We talked about chairs , just wondering what everyones painting desk looks like.

How many projects or periods do you have figures on the go for? Is it a dedicated area or are you making do with the kitchen table & then pack up after you are done. Do you have dedicated lighting?  And have you had to start using a set of those visors to paint  as the glasses donít help?

So i have had a hobby desk for years, nice setup, decent room with lights......AND THEN.... well i stopped cleaning up, had to many projects on the go..filled up the desk..turned around & started using my gaming table, mounted a different light.... and started filling that table. So fewer things got put away & now there are far too many piles.  Oh & yes have moved to a pair of those visors to help with painting 15 mm.

So how are you managing, as I know there are a lot of people that paint far faster & in greater quantities then me.

Bob


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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 05:22:37 PM »
I have not taken a picture of my painting desk as it is currently buried under a mountain of figures and bits of terrain. So how am I managing to paint figures at present, I hear you ask. Let me explain..........
My painting desk is in an unheated garage separate from the house. From April through to October it is great as I can sit in there, mostly undisturbed, listening to the Grateful Dead, and paint away to my heart's content. Until it gets too cold for my poor arthritic fingers to function. At that point I load up a tray with a water pot, twenty odd paints, half a dozen brushes and a spot light. I then utilise a corner of the dining room table when I can for the winter months. Come April I will clear everything off the outside table and normal service will be resumed.
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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 05:51:12 PM »
I paint in the study.
I very rarely paint. Usually a "panic" unit for a game or a new general figure or vehicle.
My paint station never stays out for more than a day and a half.

I use a cutting board, three containers of paints and sable brushes (because I am quite posh).
Maximum magnification spectacles at a 6" focal distance from the paint subject.

Challenging.

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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 06:02:36 PM »
I use a computer desk, which is also a computer desk. So everything needs to be able to moved away fairly quickly.

Big A2 cutting mat protects the desk, but the PC keyboard does have a few paint splatters.

The desk has a shelf unit on one side underneath the top of the desk: Really Useful Boxes 4 litre boxes (◊ 2) hold the paint pots (mostly Coat d'Arms and Foundry), another 4 litre RUB has all the basing materials, and a 9 litre RUB has all the big bottles, spare bases, glues and 'stuff' in it. I have a small laser cut insert for a 4 litre RUB that I now use like a tray for work in process, a wooden pencil box full of brushes, an X-Acto box, and water pot.

All those boxes stack neatly away when not in use leaving the desk to be used for it's main purpose.


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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 06:30:19 PM »
Says it all really.  :o

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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 04:23:01 AM »
This is my Desk, part of my Painting and Wargammming shed.
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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2020, 06:03:59 AM »
This is my Desk, part of my Painting and Wargammming shed.
Miles

I think this is a case of "my shed is bigger than your shed" one-upmanship, Miles - you seem very well set up there!

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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2020, 06:43:43 AM »
https://youtu.be/gLMk_RE8bfg

Hereís a video of my painting desk.

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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2020, 07:51:22 AM »
Very nice - but don't you get distracted by the view out of the window...?




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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2020, 08:31:20 AM »
Only if the wife makes me mow the lawns.

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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2020, 08:48:48 AM »
Good input from you fellows. Thank you for showing.


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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2020, 11:30:00 AM »
https://youtu.be/gLMk_RE8bfg

Hereís a video of my painting desk.

There's tidy, and then there's tidy. I bow to your uber-tidiness, sir

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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2020, 05:29:58 PM »
 Simon, it took many years to get to have what I have, 40 plus years of dreaming, hard work, and annoying the wife; and being practical. Then she let me have a cabin for my hobby. Sometime this year I will be moving into a slightly bigger 1/2 meter wider and longer ( so make the room around the wargaming table slightly more comfortable! ) and hopefully more insulated cabin. Even better I hope better organised as I now have experience in where to put things that are more useful than other things and such like.
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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2020, 06:41:03 PM »
Ignore me, Miles - I'm just jealous :)

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Re: Your Hobby/painting desk
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2020, 09:17:39 PM »
Well having started this & now learning to link files vs posting pictures... embarrassed to post, but
here is my projects/storage dump...painting room.