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I'd be on the market for some sort of foldable painting station. But it'd have to be much, much bigger. Living in an apartment I paint on our dinner table, so it takes a lot of time and hassle to get the stuff you need and put it away again after the painting session. I'm a bit envious of the painting station pictures that get posted every once in a while.

Something that would fold open surround my cutting mat with paint holders and then fold together again to be carried away wouldn't be super portable because of the weight, but I'd instantly use it for in home use.

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Grab a regular Aluminium tool case;

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Toss the loose plate and dividers, and install a proper hinged plate in the lid. 

Fasten a cutting mat on the plate...

Add a few walls to the inside of the lid to support the plate and divide the area into useful compartments.

(Good place to store tools and brushes, and  possibly even some Greenstuff or Milliput. )

On the back of the 'bottom' you add a stand similar to those used on free-standing picture frames. 

Fill the bottom with foam with holes suitable to hold paint bottles, or 3D print something...   

It should also be possible to add some LED lighting in there.

 

To use, stand it up, unfold the stand, open and let the lid down onto the table.    

 

Yet another project I've sketched out but never had the time to actually build... 

 

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There are also solutions that don't seem to be too shabby from Creature Caster/Monument (on their US site, stock version holds 48 paints plus 3" of pluck foam, or an additional foam tray can be purchased to make it 96 dropper bottles), as well as BattleFoam with their Pack 216 (in various configs, such as 74+hobby tools, 100 P3/HMG pots+tools, 108 dropper bottles standing up, etc), both of which will also let you carry a decent amount of brushes in there.

 

I'm curious as to how this one goes about things, but that Creature Caster / Monument Go Bag is a rather tempting option in my eyes.

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based on the pictures, unless you pack the paint on the shelf in with some extra foam or whatever, you are going to have to use time to sort the bottles every time you open it at best, and have to deal with damaged paint bottles and possibly paint everywhere at worst. Some sort of elastic band, clip or something might  have helped. I do not like my portable containers with my precious stuff rattling about as the default setting. This suggests to me that this item is not properly thought out or that they have cut corners they should not have cut.

 

And if they do have some solution to keep the paint bottles fixed when moving, why is this not apparent in the picture? it boggles the mind.

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4 hours ago, Nunae said:

I'd be on the market for some sort of foldable painting station. But it'd have to be much, much bigger. Living in an apartment I paint on our dinner table, so it takes a lot of time and hassle to get the stuff you need and put it away again after the painting session. I'm a bit envious of the painting station pictures that get posted every once in a while.

Something that would fold open surround my cutting mat with paint holders and then fold together again to be carried away wouldn't be super portable because of the weight, but I'd instantly use it for in home use.

 

I have something along those lines. It was pretty easy to make and could probably be done with fairly basic tools. Mine only has paint on one side and holds 96 bottle. I was going for full portable so the other side holds minis, a wet pallet, water cup, brush stand, and led panel. Could obviously double the paint is everything else was separate. You aren't kidding about the weight though, even with paint in only half of it, it weighs a ton.

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Nice!

 

I have my paints in garage bin organizers. All I'd need would be a suitcase that would fit them and make them 3/4 lighter. ::P:

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23 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

There are also solutions that don't seem to be too shabby from Creature Caster/Monument (on their US site, stock version holds 48 paints plus 3" of pluck foam, or an additional foam tray can be purchased to make it 96 dropper bottles), as well as BattleFoam with their Pack 216 (in various configs, such as 74+hobby tools, 100 P3/HMG pots+tools, 108 dropper bottles standing up, etc), both of which will also let you carry a decent amount of brushes in there.

 

I'm curious as to how this one goes about things, but that Creature Caster / Monument Go Bag is a rather tempting option in my eyes.


I have a couple of essential oil cases from Amazon.  About $35 for 104 dropper bottle case, soft sided with foam organizer.  Mine is from Soothing Wellness Essentials, but there are many which are essentially the same thing.

 

Ron

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$95 for a paint station.... Not too sure about that price, although sticker shot hits quick.

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Yes, very disappointing.  Not that I was in the market for this, but I was curious about any add on's.

 

Briefly thought about pledging for the Stynlrez add-on, but it's offered at retail price.

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