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26 Apr 2018 5:11 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

On a scale of 1-10?

1 means paint goes exactly where you intend; 10 means you inadvertently, but with regularity, get paint on your fingers and hands, all up and down your paint brush, paint bottles, table surface, and other places nearby.

I'm not talking about the quality of your miniatures, but all the periphery items and tools deployed in a painting session.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

Dear editors, will you crosspost this to the Poll Suggestion board?

Banana Man Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

I'd say 1, I'm very careful.

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian26 Apr 2018 1:35 p.m. PST



DyeHard26 Apr 2018 1:41 p.m. PST

I rarely spill an entire jar of paint anymore.

Redblack26 Apr 2018 1:54 p.m. PST

15-one time in a painting class a fellow participant who was a nurse brought me a set of surgical scrubs to help keep the paint off the table , floor- other members etc

The Beast Rampant26 Apr 2018 1:58 p.m. PST

Probably a seven. My workstation starts out neat, but gets to be a cluttered mess quickly. I tend to spill paint jars when I have too much, too close at hand.

Daithi the Black26 Apr 2018 1:59 p.m. PST

I am probably a 3. I use newspaper to cover my work area, and I wipe my brushes on the newspaper for drybrushing. But otherwise very neat and tidy.

Redblack26 Apr 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

15- one time in a painting class, a participant, who was a nurse, brough me a set of surgical scrubs to help keep the paint of me,the table ,other participants etc

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 2:10 p.m. PST


goragrad26 Apr 2018 2:19 p.m. PST


Years ago spilled a bottle of Floquil Black that I had too close. Fortunately was using a piece of cardboard as a workbase and that took the brunt so that the cleanup on the table was minor.

Since then I am very careful with the placement of open bottles and have avoided a repeat.

Have seen a few microdots on the cardboard from brush spatter.

Mick the Metalsmith Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

Clean as I want to be but not as clean as my wife wishes.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 3:38 p.m. PST

3-4 if I'm honest. I do a lot of touch up to make up for mistakes, but overall I get paint going mostly where I want.

wrgmr126 Apr 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

1 for painting.
6 for painting area.
My desk is sometimes messy.

Jeigheff Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

3 or 4.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 5:00 p.m. PST

I don't paint well or a lot but it usually goes in the general direction I am aiming.

Edit: I think there is a bladder joke in there somewhere but this is a family show.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

3. When painting miniatures

5. When painting terrain.

Rich Bliss26 Apr 2018 6:43 p.m. PST


377CSG Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 9:16 p.m. PST

Very messy 8.

Cyrus the Great26 Apr 2018 10:35 p.m. PST


Green Tiger27 Apr 2018 12:19 a.m. PST

My painting table is like war zone – Wargaming friends recently expressed actual horror on seeing it – I confess to being quietly chuffed – there is paint everywhere and I regularly lose stuff on it!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 2:14 a.m. PST

7-8 once dumped o bottle of black paint on my dress pants when I "had" to put just a touch of paint on a figure before going to church.

PzGeneral27 Apr 2018 3:02 a.m. PST

2. I just brushed a sweater across the top of an open bottle of paint.

Now that I've jinxed myself, probably a future 9…. wink

razuse27 Apr 2018 3:52 a.m. PST

good or bad, I use my hand as a painting pallet…and the tops of painting jars….certainly not neat!!!

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 4:47 a.m. PST

@razuse – the question is a reflection of your intention. If you intend to paint on your hand and jars then you are closer to the 1.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

Oh about an 8

Legion 427 Apr 2018 5:33 a.m. PST

5 … all I do is 6mm. So I try to get every bit of detail on my figures, AFVs, etc. However, I/it can get a bit messy in the process …

Albeit my workbench looks like an example of the Chaotic Universe Theory … evil grin

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 10:24 a.m. PST

Over 9000!

Fat Wally27 Apr 2018 11:56 a.m. PST


Old Wolfman30 Apr 2018 6:35 a.m. PST

Likely a 4 to 6.

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