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Painting Bones at work

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I decided to bring a travel paint kit to work so that I can paint during lunch.

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I picked an assortment of (mostly Reaper) colors mostly based on what I had doubles of... these paints will likely rotate based on what I'm painting or what I feel like I need more of, but currently I have:
 

  • Sapphire Blue
  • Burgundy Wine
  • Heraldic Red
  • Marigold Yellow
  • Pumpkin Orange
  • Golden Glow
  • Tanned Leather
  • Fair Skin
  • Grass Green
  • Vampiric Highlight
  • Warpaints White
  • Cloudy Grey
  • Walnut Brown
  • Ebony Flesh
  • New Gold
  • Dragon Copper
  • Warpaints Armor
  • Honed Steel
  • Flow Improver
  • Brown Liner

I also have 2 brushes, a GW Starter Brush (size 1 or 2 I think?) and a no name size 000.

I figure if I can get even 10-15 minutes 5 days a week, I should be able to knock out tabletop level paint jobs on a mini a week. We'll see how it goes this week.

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The minis are Devona 77036 and Almaran the Gold, Paladin 77058

And after the first week, these are my thoughts:

  • Bring a bigger brush for base coating or base coat at home.
  • Base the minis first so there's something to hold onto!
  • Need to find somewhere to stash them while they dry.
  • Need to get a pin to unclog tips
  • Tanned leather doesn't cover well over liner
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Just now, Glitterwolf said:

You can paint at work?

 

I hate you!:rolleyes:

Only during lunch. It's not much, but I'm making progress!

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Very cool!

 

I'm just jealous, if I paint at lunch I will probably get some "looks"

Oh, I get looks... :unsure:

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1 minute ago, Crowley said:

Oh, I get looks... :unsure:

 

Military....I'm a Warrant Officer and work with high ranking Officers.

Would not go down well..

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57 minutes ago, NecroMancer said:

I work for the state government, I could paint all day and doubt anyone would notice!  (seriously they probably wouldn't)

You should test this theory.

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23 hours ago, NecroMancer said:

I work for the state government, I could paint all day and doubt anyone would notice!  (seriously they probably wouldn't)

 

22 hours ago, rfusca said:

You should test this theory.

Agreed!

 

Today's progress, eyeballs and skin tone! Also painted his hair.

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No picture, but I messed up her face trying to do a little more with the eyes. *SIGH* I blame Buglips... and my lack of magnifier.  

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8 hours ago, Crowley said:

No picture, but I messed up her face trying to do a little more with the eyes. *SIGH* I blame Buglips... and my lack of magnifier.  

 

I keep a second optivisor at work with my paint kit.  It’s not that expensive compared to the miniatures....

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On 11/15/2017 at 11:35 AM, NecroMancer said:

I work for the state government, I could paint all day and doubt anyone would notice!  (seriously they probably wouldn't)

 

I'd notice! :P
 

I like your list of paints, Crowley. I have a travel light I bought off Amazon for $11. It runs really well when attached to one of those portable cell phone batteries. Also, too: do you work at a job with a cube? Was trying to think where I would stash miniatures were I to paint them at work. A couple of my coworkers were expressing interest in learning how to paint so you've got my mind going. :)

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No cube, open floor plan, sadly. I keep my paint kit stashed in one of the unused upper shelves in the break room. It's a small company, so easy for me to get away with that. Otherwise I'd keep it in my file cabinet under my desk. This just saves me carrying it down and up the stairs every day.

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