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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Apr 2020 3:18 p.m. PST

During this time of stay-at-home-ness for many of us, and therefore expanded hobby time in many cases – are you running out of supplies yet?

I'm running low on brush soap, dark brown wash, and LITKO FlexSteel… frown

Chairtwosqueaky15 Apr 2020 3:25 p.m. PST

Good question, for me it has been paints. Some light brown paint I use to drybrush over the ground to lighten it up. Also starting to run low on superglue! Will have to ration carefully, quite like toilet paper…

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Apr 2020 3:52 p.m. PST

Just don't confuse the tp and the sg!

Not running low on supplies. I do a lot of conversions, so I just got some new glue and bases. I may have to get bases again soon if I keep finishing figures.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2020 3:52 p.m. PST

Running low on black paint, but I'm good on everything else.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine15 Apr 2020 4:06 p.m. PST

yeah I've had to order more paint. It makes projects more interesting as you have to improvise new solutions with what you already have or wait two weeks for the right supplies. I utilised some dried cooking herbs and tea from some tea bags for my Easter project as I was lacking the right flock options.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut15 Apr 2020 4:34 p.m. PST

I am running low on two out of three basing colors, medium gray, purple, and white glue. I have already done my online purchase planning to fix this.

Grelber15 Apr 2020 4:43 p.m. PST

Hoping to place a Reaper order to buy paint. I had a number of colors that had almost died before the coronavirus came in, and staying at home painting has just made things worse.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2020 4:44 p.m. PST

I am running low on 40 X 40 bases – but then again that was the case before the stay at home! For my historical minis I have to mail order all of my stuff so I need to get off my duff and order some bases

Otherwise I am in pretty good shape – just finished re-basing a couple of SYW Prussian infantry regiments and about to start in on the resin GW Gombrindal kit, which looks to be a lot to paint


KSmyth15 Apr 2020 5:11 p.m. PST

Running short on some paint. i like to get it from my local bricks and mortar store, but it looks like that won't be happening any time soon. I haven't run out of anything, but there are colors I use a lot of. I could place an Amazon order for Vallejo if need be.

There are also some Litko bases I could use, but I'll have to wait until things open up for them.

It's a first world problem. I'm over it.

KevinV15 Apr 2020 5:20 p.m. PST

I'm all out of FoW bases from both Battlefront and from Warbases.UK. And GW washes, black and brown.
Great question.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2020 5:33 p.m. PST

No, I'm good. I opened a 20+ year old jar of Tamiya Imperial Japanese Green paint the other day. It was in great shape!

Low on beer, though. We'll finish what's left with tonight's frozen pizza (this week's too-lazy-to-cook dinner).

Syrinx015 Apr 2020 6:13 p.m. PST

My gaming supplies are doing well. Probably due to my purchasing too much as a matter of normal activity. I can't imagine running our of brush soap in my life time but that is probably due to my accidentally ordering two different types a few years back.

Thank God my local brewery will deliver to my porch no questions asked any time. My wife and I do really love them.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2020 8:22 p.m. PST

Most of my supplies were over purchased.

Need primer, but no big deal since I only use outside and it's been to cold.

Some colors are running low.

Black Hat Miniatures16 Apr 2020 1:23 a.m. PST

Not yet but I do have 28,000 pots of paint on hand :-)


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2020 2:24 a.m. PST

No, I'm a paint hoarder so I have plenty.

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2020 5:11 a.m. PST

I've got plenty of paint & the like. Running low on decals so I placed an order with LBM, but it seems he has a large number of orders to get through.
I will need some cavalry bases once my new minis arrive, but they will have to wait until someone reopens so that I can place an order.

mildbill16 Apr 2020 6:53 a.m. PST

I had to buy more figures and starting a War of the Roses army.

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2020 7:30 a.m. PST

I ran out of wash! I've had the same bottle for months but ran out this week.

rustymusket16 Apr 2020 8:35 a.m. PST

I need new brushes and DullCote for a start.

Olaf 0316 Apr 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

I am almost out of DullCote too. May have to order some online.

I am getting low on a few brown paints too.

Dagwood16 Apr 2020 11:49 a.m. PST

I ran out of bases just as the crisis hit. I ordered more bass wood (from China !!?) and it arrived very quickly.

(No ill effects. So far.)

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa18 Apr 2020 4:33 a.m. PST

All good so far – picked up some new brushes from a small online retailer.

As for cheap Chinese ply bases I buy – probably more concerned about what's in the glue than transmission of viruses…

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