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When I get ly current que cleaned out I'm heading into my garage to learn how to airbrush. It's tolerable out there now that its cooling off.

 

Let me ask you guys a question: do any of you have trouble painting 'new' stuff? By new I mean a type of model you've never messed with before? I run into this from the to time and itto really slows me down. The first batch of mummies I recently finished took 2 weeks because I did too much research and watch The Mummy about 15 times to get my head in the game...

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That's a chronic problem for historical painters that are working on a new era. But then half the fun of historical miniature painting is getting to do the research. Its a great excuse for acquiring a few more reference books.

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Wow. There's a lot of nice setups out there.

 

My biggest gripe is my lighting. I'm working on getting a nice & bright Ott Light or something similar.

 

Here's where I spend 75% of my time when I'm not working/sleeping:

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My order from Australia just arrived and finished assembling a small Back2Basic-ix rack.

Just need to transfer some basing materials to jars and I'm good to go. Still got enough room for all 4 sets of paint from the Kickstarter once they ship.

I decided to go with Blue base material and Dark Grey transparent tops. Now that I see it I think I should have just got light grey transparent top.But overall I really like it.

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Wow. There's a lot of nice setups out there.

 

My biggest gripe is my lighting. I'm working on getting a nice & bright Ott Light or something similar.

 

Here's where I spend 75% of my time when I'm not working/sleeping:

 

What's that incubators looking thing on the right?

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Some of you are posting pictures I should save to show to my wife when she complains about my minis. (Funny thing now that I'm actually painting them I get more complaints about them!). Also some of you are very organised, the abject chaos of my computer desk come paint station is not for your delicate (organised) sensibilities.

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What's that incubators looking thing on the right?

 

Sorry Tranquil Ape, I missed your post.

 

That's a laminar flow hood. That's where I prime and airbrush my minis. There's a blower inside that sucks air from the front of the hood and blows it up through a charcoal filter in the top. No smells when I use spray primer and no inhaling paint!

 

I should really use my airbrush more...

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What's that incubators looking thing on the right?

 

Sorry Tranquil Ape, I missed your post.

 

That's a laminar flow hood. That's where I prime and airbrush my minis. There's a blower inside that sucks air from the front of the hood and blows it up through a charcoal filter in the top. No smells when I use spray primer and no inhaling paint!

 

I should really use my airbrush more...

 

ooooh thats cool. i want one now.

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I stumbled into this thread a few days ago while looking into the Reaper KS. It was suficient motivation for me to clean up my painting area and finish my first mini in 2+ years! Here's a picture of my painting area. Really like the drawer space on both sides, it allows me to hide the majority of my mess (and new purchases) from my wife's wrath. The cabinet to the left has 200+ mini's ready to paint, that doesn't include what's stashed in the desk drawers... Have another glass cabinet in the game room that holds completed mini's.

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What's that incubators looking thing on the right?

 

Sorry Tranquil Ape, I missed your post.

 

That's a laminar flow hood. That's where I prime and airbrush my minis. There's a blower inside that sucks air from the front of the hood and blows it up through a charcoal filter in the top. No smells when I use spray primer and no inhaling paint!

 

I should really use my airbrush more...

 

I am most jealous. If I could find room for one, I would do soooooo much more airbrushing.

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I grow jealous with each pic and await having time to spend setting my area up. I have my wife's office to finish, just a couple of odds and ends, the basement wall in time for Christmas Dinner at my house with my extended family, and the upstairs bathroom, slated to start after the holidays. I told my wife that after those projects are complete gaming room is the next on the "To Do" List.

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