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28 Feb 2018 7:25 p.m. PST
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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Jul 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

Where do you paint miniatures in your house? The assumption is that with the exception of "e," the room serves functions unrelated to the hobby.

a. Living Room
b. Dining Room
c. Den/TV Room
d. Bed Room
e. Hobby Room (room designated for painting/wargaming)
f. Basement
g. Utility Room
h. Garage
i. Shed
j. Someplace else _____________

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:24 a.m. PST


Mick in Switzerland07 Jul 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

E (was a bedroom until the eldest son moved out). Still is the guest bedroom.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

A, I have a painting desk set-up along one of the short walls in my living room.

Eventually I will clean off the small table in the spare bedroom that houses all my miniatures so I can paint and construct there.


Private Matter07 Jul 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

E. It is a fairly good sized room that also serves as my office. I have a 4x8 table and a fair amount of shelving to hold my figures. My office side has a nice sized desk that has plenty of rum for writing as well as my three laptops and computer screen. It is the most comfortable set up I've had in all my years of gaming.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

Different places. Sometimes at dining table. Sometimes on couch. Depends on what wife is doing. I'd rather be around folks.

But I often have to bring along extra light.


Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

E. It is my office.

ashauace697007 Jul 2017 12:09 p.m. PST


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

E was an office but we moved that downstairs, now its a hobby/library/spare bedroom.

wrgmr107 Jul 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

B) my wife puzzles, I paint.
E) in the hobby storage room

Micman Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

A in the living room as I can hear if my wife needs something. I have F but that doesn't work well for me.

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Jul 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

G. My painting table and storage shelves are in the utility room, which is located in our basement. It is nice and quiet, and the water heater is my constant companion.

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

E. My wife designed the room when we had the cellar finished. So now rather than a corner of the unfinished cellar now I have half of the finished area.

skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 1:45 p.m. PST

E. The man cave is a spare bedroom.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

E converted the garage into the Mancave

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 1:55 p.m. PST

e. Garret at the top of the house.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

a, b, c, d, outside in the backyard for priming/sealing, and the front and side porches.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 2:23 p.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

E A bedroom but no gaming space, just painting.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 3:53 p.m. PST


I have a small "secretary" style desk that closes up when company comes over.


Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

E. Was my sons bedroom. Just painting and storage. No bedroom. No gaming.

tigrifsgt07 Jul 2017 4:36 p.m. PST


Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 5:15 p.m. PST

H. I have a three car garage both carpeted, air conditioned and heated. No cars allowed. Paint there as well as keep stock, figures and terrain. Wargame table is in the house along with books, more figures and terrain.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 5:33 p.m. PST


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

F. for the most part, sometimes on the deck. I generally clean figures in the family room while watching TV. I used the dining room table for constructing 4Ground buildings.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

F. I have a table that doubles as my gaming table. My painting stuff is at one end…..

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

E. Purpose built wargaming man cave

Cyrus the Great07 Jul 2017 8:11 p.m. PST

F. Paint in one room and game in the adjoining room.

PatrickWR07 Jul 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

E. Bought my current house in no small part because of an existing office with a huge wraparound built-in desk that was truly destined to be my hobby workshop.

45thdiv08 Jul 2017 2:04 a.m. PST

@PatrickWR – would you take a picture of that set up? I'd love to see it.

E – I built an addition to the house with a garage. Put a gaming room behind the garage and paint at one end of the gaming table. I did have a painting nook to use, but friends like to come over and paint, so moved to the table. I think my game table has seen more painting action in the last two years than gaming.


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Basement or kitchen.

Rogzombie Fezian08 Jul 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

Master bedroom and bathroom area.

Used to be all of the above. Whole finished basement,
inside garage, outside garage and sometimes the living room.
How far the pathetic already have fallen….

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Jul 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

C. I have a table I set up for projects

Chuckaroobob08 Jul 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

F. Permanent set up. Although I haven't painted in a year now.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

F mostly (basement) although sometimes in the kitchen or on the porch in nice weather

PatrickWR08 Jul 2017 5:12 p.m. PST

@45th: here you go! A pic from just before we moved in. Built in shelving too … Now completely packed with terrain and models.


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2017 8:49 p.m. PST


Forager08 Jul 2017 11:28 p.m. PST

E and F are the same thing for me.

Here's a link to a previous post that has a picture of my painting desk: TMP link


45thdiv09 Jul 2017 3:22 a.m. PST

@PatrickWR that is a great set up. I love the fact that you have a nice big window right in the middle of the table. Thank you for sharing the picture.

This is my set up at the moment.


Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

Now in what will be occasinnal secondary game room/ library, while the big real thing is being upgraded/ finished.
All due operational in September.

Scores of By Fire and Sword minis currently being done.

Elenderil15 Aug 2017 12:36 p.m. PST

Living room I also like to be in the same room as everyone else. Currently using a folding card table and a smaller folding TV table. Hoping to pick up a small writing desk similar to Extra Crispy's when we move house in a few weeks.

DOUGKL15 Aug 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

B. For now. I had a painting room before children. They are close to leaving the nest. I shall return.

JAFD2616 Aug 2017 10:54 p.m. PST

Salutations, gentlefolk,

Am living in ye senior citizens' home, in 'one-room-plus-kitchen apartment', so would have to say A, B, C, D & E all at once ;-)

Was reading the Bearded Bastard's Lament blog, his excoriation of those who paint figures but leave the base unflocked. Now, I'm in that group – armies ready to go, bags of flock on hand, but trying to figure out how to get them grassified without sneezing green stuf until next year…

Suggestions earnestly sought. Thanks very much for any help you can give on this quandry.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 10:07 a.m. PST


Timmo uk18 Aug 2017 8:51 a.m. PST

J home studio/office/spare room.

Spray priming and airbrushing outside so J (garden)

Preparing castings A or J (workshop).

Making pikes J (workshop).

Making trees anywhere.

huron72521 Aug 2017 3:03 p.m. PST


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