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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2015 2:58 p.m. PST

The table on the left has a lamp all its own, one that is shared with the adjacent table, a couple hundred unbased, uncleaned 28mm figures, bases of all sizes, files, x-actos, a hot glue gun, a cutting board, glues, putty, geeen stuff, dollies, small plastic trowels, pumice gels, ballast, stones, twigs, toothpicks and everything else I use before priming.

The table on the right has all the paints, inks, brushes, a water pot, over a hundred fully primed and partially painted figures, that shared lamp and two others on the opposite end.

Anyone else do it this way? Left to right, down the line from blister/box/ziploc to gaming table.

rmaker01 Sep 2015 3:35 p.m. PST

Were there supposed to be pictures with this?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Sep 2015 3:39 p.m. PST

I usually assemble/clean away from my painting table. But then do the painting and basing on separate tables.

But generally it is not at all organized.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2015 4:13 p.m. PST

I actually use a TV tray in my den in front of a desk chair with an over the shoulder lamp. I do the assembly and prepping. Then I take the figures out to the garden shed for undercoating. I've stopped using old fashioned primer some years ago. I use flat black spray paint for most of my undercoating now. Then I bring the figures back in and paint them on the same TV tray.

McWong7301 Sep 2015 4:24 p.m. PST

K8nd of, my work benches are all separated, but definitely have dedicated space for each part of the process.

Ogdenlulimus01 Sep 2015 4:26 p.m. PST

I store and pep in the cellar, paint upstairs in the den, on a small desk. The wife reads there, so I get points for " being" with her. grin

45thdiv01 Sep 2015 4:50 p.m. PST

I tend to paint and assemble all in the same location. If I am on a roll with assembly line painting i might take my game table and use it to work on.

I had hopes with having a seperate spot to paint at, and I do have a small area that i can paint at, but a friend and I get together to shoot the breeze and paint for an hour or so now and then. There just isn't enough room, so we end up painting at one end of the game table.

I do prime outside.

Black Hat Miniatures02 Sep 2015 2:31 a.m. PST

I have a bureau which I use for preparing figures (mostly soldering 54mm figures together at the moment). Then I have a separate painting table.

Mike

Syrinx002 Sep 2015 6:31 p.m. PST

I have an old mdf GW painting tray that does move about the house at times but generally I do all of my prep and painting work on a 6ft folding table in my office/den in the basement.

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