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DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2021 7:44 p.m. PST

My top used to be a magnifying glass or Brunt Umber as a color – but recently I have been using parchment paper for most of my painting and gluing – loving the fact that stuff doesnt stick to it easily

So what is your favorite

This is the stuff on my table

Parchment Paper
Uniform Reference
Paint Color like a Burnt Umber
White Glue
Modeling green putty
tooth brush
palette tray

Old Contemptible25 Oct 2021 7:49 p.m. PST


BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2021 8:03 p.m. PST

TV Remote or bottle opener…..

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2021 8:07 p.m. PST


Prince Rupert of the Rhine25 Oct 2021 9:27 p.m. PST

Right now my oil paints. I been experimenting with painting a few minis in oils and using oil washes on acrylic painted miniatures it's been a lot of fun trying out new techniques.

tomrommel126 Oct 2021 1:14 a.m. PST

Optivisor , seconded

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 2:23 a.m. PST

Audible App

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 3:08 a.m. PST

Optivisor. Without it, all the other tools would be useless.

cavcrazy26 Oct 2021 3:30 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 3:36 a.m. PST

Optivisor and my coffee cup warming plate.

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 4:54 a.m. PST

Optivisor and smokes.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 5:45 a.m. PST

Dullcote. It means I am almost finished.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 7:11 a.m. PST

For me the first item would be:

1: Ott Light: (I can't paint it, if I can't see it).
2: Cutting mat and protective covers on my table. (Keeps from harming the tabletop.
3: Magni-visor: (I can't paint it if I REALLY can't see it.)
4: Cup holders/warmers: 1 on the right for paint water. 1 on the left for drinks. I never put them side by side. Mistakes happen that way.
5: Wet Pallete.
6: Regular Pallete.
7: Vortex Paint Shaker.
8: Paint racks with paints.
9: Reference materials.
10: Nearby trash can.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 7:23 a.m. PST

Optimizer magnifiers. Then my lighting.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 8:10 a.m. PST

Brushes and X-acto knife.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 8:42 a.m. PST

Magnifying light.

Dagwood26 Oct 2021 9:02 a.m. PST

Flush cutter.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 9:08 a.m. PST

Like Shagnasty

Brushes and then my handy knife

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 9:55 a.m. PST

Minwax Polyshades Urethane Stain -- Royal Walnut. When I apply that, it is basically the final step in the painting process. After that dries, I am done with those figures. When I work with that, I can see the Finish Line right in front of me. Cheers!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 10:00 a.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 10:41 a.m. PST

Me. I'm a helluava tool.

johannes5526 Oct 2021 12:37 p.m. PST

my whiskey

14Bore26 Oct 2021 1:34 p.m. PST

A Cannon plug pin insert clamp, could have had dozens but only got 1,

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 6:02 a.m. PST

My cup of tea

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 1:53 p.m. PST

My trusty #11 Xacto knife, with its myriad uses.

Pretty fond of my Optivisor, too!

JimSelzer27 Oct 2021 9:45 p.m. PST

my spotlight so I can see what I am doing

Leadpusher Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 10:24 a.m. PST

#11 Xacto knife nd bandaids.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2021 8:52 p.m. PST


abelp0130 Oct 2021 3:46 p.m. PST

My W&N series 7 brushes.

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