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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Sep 2021 12:55 p.m. PST

Do you typically keep a beverage at hand while painting miniatures?

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 1:08 p.m. PST

I generally have a glass of drinking water nearby. (out of reach of paint brush accidents)

advocate09 Sep 2021 1:25 p.m. PST

No

Son of MOOG09 Sep 2021 1:28 p.m. PST

Yes, always, usually coffee or ice tea.

Rich Bliss09 Sep 2021 1:31 p.m. PST

No

FearAndLoathing09 Sep 2021 1:43 p.m. PST

I find that wetting the brush with beer tends to degrade the quality of the paint

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 2:00 p.m. PST

No, too much danger in dipping paint brush in drink or trying to drink the brush wash water.

Jim

Titchmonster09 Sep 2021 2:17 p.m. PST

Yep. Mountain Dew

mckrok Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 2:21 p.m. PST

Yes. Beverage to my left, paint water to my right.

pjm

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 2:25 p.m. PST

No, never tried painting while drunk. I'm hoping in my retirement, when I get to partake in edible materials for the first time in 30 years, that it might actually improve my skills.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 3:15 p.m. PST

Nearly always have a mug of tea on hand wbile painting. Occasionally an adult beverage, but that's rare.

fantasticlegions09 Sep 2021 3:30 p.m. PST

Scotch

Little Red09 Sep 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

Coffee ☕

KSmyth09 Sep 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

Often. Usually Diet Coke, occasionally beer.

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 4:10 p.m. PST

I sometimes have a glass of water handy which is distinguishable from the dirty grey sludge used for brush cleaning.

FusilierDan09 Sep 2021 4:16 p.m. PST

No.

jdpintex09 Sep 2021 4:35 p.m. PST

Always. Sometime just water, sometimes a whisky, port or glass of wine.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 4:49 p.m. PST

There is absolutely no issue with dipping my brush in my beer mug, since my brush water is in a discolored old Tupperware dish.

thosmoss09 Sep 2021 5:06 p.m. PST

Coffee in the a.m. …
Wine in the p.m. …

Revolving Prohibition was a victory to be celebrated.

pmwalt09 Sep 2021 5:55 p.m. PST

Yes. "work hours", either water of coffee; leisure hours, an adult beverage

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 6:00 p.m. PST

Nope – hard enough to do one thing at a time

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 6:02 p.m. PST

Usually Coffee. I don't drink alcohol.

Wargamer Blue09 Sep 2021 6:27 p.m. PST

Water

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 7:20 p.m. PST

I don't always drink while I paint, but when I do, I prefer Guayaki yerba maté.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 1:14 a.m. PST

Diet Irn Bru at present.

x42

The Last Conformist10 Sep 2021 1:38 a.m. PST

Usually not. Sometimes I have a cup of tea, but then I tend to forget it.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 1:57 a.m. PST

Coffee

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 2:32 a.m. PST

Yes: beer, whiskey, brandy, tea, coffee, soda, water, whatever. There's usually something around.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine10 Sep 2021 3:27 a.m. PST

Coffee in the winter and evenings. Diet coke, with ice, on those hot summer days. Alcohol and figure painting don't seem like a good idea considering what a light weight I am these days…

Lascaris10 Sep 2021 6:34 a.m. PST

Sure, coffee in the morning and might have a glass of wine if I'm painting at night. Always have water handy.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 8:59 a.m. PST

Sometimes, but not consistently. Depends upon whether I am thirsty, or not, while painting. Cheers!

dapeters10 Sep 2021 9:52 a.m. PST

My problem is cold drinks get warm and hot drinks get cold

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 12:18 p.m. PST

Usually water. Sometimes soda or Red Bull.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 12:55 p.m. PST

Yes. Drink on one side of the table, painting water on the other…

machinehead10 Sep 2021 3:14 p.m. PST

Iced coffee

CBPIII10 Sep 2021 4:14 p.m. PST

Yes, water in a cup with flip top lid.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 5:05 p.m. PST

Ues, voffee, water, or beer.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 5:40 p.m. PST

Water, sometimes coffee. Never alcohol while,painting.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 6:59 p.m. PST

One dram occasionally to steady the hand. Anything more and painting is over.

CeruLucifus12 Sep 2021 1:58 a.m. PST

I'm positive this has been posted before.

Yes sure. The challenge is using different containers so the beverage is not mixed up with the rinse water.

ScoutJock12 Sep 2021 2:03 p.m. PST

Nothing helps me paint freehand camouflage better than a couple of beers first…

I think it moderates the perfectionist in me somewhat.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2021 8:30 p.m. PST

From what I've seen of actual field painting of camouflage, they weren't exactly perfectionists either.

rampantlion14 Sep 2021 7:39 a.m. PST

I'll almost always have an iced tea. I don't drink any alcohol while painting, but I do get plenty of time for a cold beer.

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