Monday, December 30, 2013

Have paint, will travel

Just wanted to share with you all my latest mobile painting station and something I acquired as a Christmas gift.

You may remember these Sterlite containers from my mobile painting last year.

One for figures and one for paints and brushes.
 Following the debacle of the figure container last year, I tried a new plan. I had bought a few foam cushion inserts from the craft store. Initially I was going to carve voids out of a 2" section, but could not find the long snap blade razor I had, nor could I find one to buy. I had also bought a 1" cushion, so I put two chunks of that inside.

22 goblins and 1 half orc
 I was able to fit 23 figures in there and they are held completely immobile when the lid is latched.

For the paints, I put most of them in ziploc bags but also a few in a smaller container that I had purchased for the wet palette mark 2.

Paints, Brushes and magnifier light.
In this last picture you can see the contents of the last plastic container. You can also see that I transferred several of my craft paints into the 15mL squeeze bottles.

Contents of the brush box.
 The pictured brushes were utter crap. I used them to base coat goblin flesh, but they were a royal pain.

I asked for some Reaper Learn to Paint kits for Christmas and received the Intermediate Flesh Tones. I was also given Basic Armor ad Fur, but it didn't make it due to the holiday shipping delays.

 I'll do an unboxing when I get it back at home. We shipped it with the kids presents to not have so much to bring on the plane.

And finally, my son's birthday is coming up and he wanted to build his own plane model. He will be turning 8 and I thought a snap tite model was just the ticket. We initially were going to buy an F-15 Eagle, but the boxes were dented so a quick rummage on the shelf found this A-10 hidden away. I'll be sure to post the lad's progress.

Also pictured are some more crap hobby brushes. These are marginally more useful than the others.


I hope to have a year end review tomorrow.

16 comments:

  1. Sean, I think you've just invented the equivalent of bento for painting... I love it

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    1. Hi Asslessman, thanks. Bento is a good way to describe it.

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  2. Great work Sean and some great gifts there as well

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    1. Thanks Andrew, I'll post more about the gifts when I really have time to show them off.

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  3. A bento-box! funny !
    it could be also a doggie bag ... for unfinished works ...

    Nice ideas !

    Happy New Year Sean !

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    1. Hi Sam. In my case doggie bag is probably more appropriate.

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  4. A great simple idea for a mobile painting kit

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    1. Hi Neil, thanks for taking the time to comment. I hope you can get some use out of this idea.

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  5. Love the painting kit. Great work Sean!

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    1. Thanks Rodger, this years iteration was much more successful.

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  6. A practical lesson for us all! Thanks.

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    1. Hi AP, I'm glad you found it useful. Since I have to fly I'm always looking for ways to sneak a little hobby project with me.

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  7. Ingenious! Love the gifts too Sean.

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    1. Thanks Michael. I don't know about genius but it was a necessity. More on the gifts soon.

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  8. Nice idea. Whenever I've tried to take models to paint on holiday, I've always found that I've forgotten some critical colour or other. Looks like you've got enough of a selection, though.

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    1. Hi Hugh. I knew that I was probably going to only be color blocking and working from a fairly limited palette. Had I done much more than armor and skin I may have found some color missing. I am able to carry quite a few though.

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