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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2018 8:57 p.m. PST

If you are away from home on a vacation, do you bring minis along to paint?

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

I have a few times, but it's perhaps every few years and it isn't a common occurrence. Too much to take along unless I'm doing a set with a limited color pallet. But it's fun when I do.

BrianW10 Jan 2018 9:55 p.m. PST

No. Like the Minister said, too much stuff to take along.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 10:32 p.m. PST


Grelber10 Jan 2018 10:44 p.m. PST

Agree, too much stuff to move. I have taken knives and files along to prep figures. I live in Colorado (2 km above sea level) and have considered taking primer on a trip to lower, warmer Kansas when we have a long stream of days when it doesn't get above freezing. That isn't a problem this month.


Dn Jackson11 Jan 2018 2:26 a.m. PST

Only if I want my wife to beat me to death. I have done it on trips to schools where I'm away from home for more than a couple of days.

Razor7811 Jan 2018 3:04 a.m. PST

I take some when I travel for work, but not on vacation as that would not go well with the wife.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 3:12 a.m. PST

On occasion

More likely when on business trip

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 4:14 a.m. PST

I've taken plastic multipose figures to assemble but never anything to paint.

surdu200511 Jan 2018 4:40 a.m. PST

On a long business trip, I have taken figures to paint in the hotel room. More frequently I bring figures to file and prep. Never on vacation.

Vigilant11 Jan 2018 4:59 a.m. PST

Couple of times on business trips. Took some aircraft to decal when I went to Fall In in 2007 but forgot the decals! Ended up running a game with them instead.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 5:13 a.m. PST


But I have taken a "Stay-cation" to paint…..

And did a lot of painting during the 3 months this summer I was unemployed…

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 6:22 a.m. PST

Short business trip where I can bring a focused bit, yes.

Vacation driving, yes. Vacation flying, no. Too much stuff.

wrgmr111 Jan 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

Yes, on vacation now. Painting Front Rank Burgundians.

Personal logo Steve Roper Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

Mostly I trip flash and prep on the road. Sometimes prime.

21eRegt11 Jan 2018 8:22 a.m. PST

What etotheipi said.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

Nope my wife schedules so many activities on vacation there is no time or energy left to paint.

advocate11 Jan 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

I have done in the past, if it's going to be a beach holiday.
I've always limited it to a particular set of uniformed figures, so a limited paint set.

jefritrout11 Jan 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

I have discovered that I never have time to paint even though I have brought figures along. Prepping figures and priming I can get done, so that's it for now.

General Kirchner11 Jan 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

I have on a couple of occasions done this.

Wife's family reunion camping, i got in a couple of hours over two days in the afternoon, when the it was hot and most of the adults were napping and the wife and her sisters were playing cards.

I had to go help with some additional adult leadership at scout camp a few times, and would paint while the boys were in their merit badge classes in the mornings after breakfast.

i have learned to pack a small case with certain paints, certain figs, and a few tools, and limit my scope to this.

As long as i set the expectation, and don't impact the "important" events, it works.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

Sometimes. It really depends on where I am going and what I plan on doing. The biggest problem I have is getting good lighting. Last time I took minis on a trip I decided just to paint the major colors because the lighting was not sufficient for any decent work other than that.

Syrinx011 Jan 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

Only figures for prep or assembly if driving and staying in a hotel. An occasional vacation back when we had planned naps for the kids. After that age passed our vacations never had any downtime planned.

saltflats192911 Jan 2018 8:02 p.m. PST

I did it once about 10 years ago. I have never used the figures, so I guess it wasn't time well spent?

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

What is this vacation of which you speak?

saltflats192912 Jan 2018 11:29 p.m. PST

Vacation= why you work 51 weeks a year to travel to someplace full of people that live there year round.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

I have never done it. I have, however, gotten a lot of painting and model-making done on those occasions when my wife has a month more time off than I do.

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