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Mine is a small 32' x 32' basement.  Two walls are bookshelves with three tables.  One 8' x8', one 4' x 14 ' with the other normally just a small dining table.  That is now two hollow core doors on saw horses for mask creation.  In the Southeast corner there is a computer desk and big screen tv area with a row of TV trays.  This is my painting area.  Fridge, Microwave, Bar skink and 3/4 Bath are on the West wall.  I will admit it is messy.

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10 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like? Feel free to either describe in words; or show it off with pix.

 

Yes, about 3 years ago SWMBO allowed me to set up a dedicated hobby area in our utility/furnace room. It's not the best as there are no windows and it's at the opposite end of the basement from where we play games. In my other house the shelves were around my main gaming table so it was easy to grab what we needed. The pics are somewhat inaccurate because they were taken shortly after I made the shelves and started moving in my minis. Since then I've painted a lot of minis, made a lot of terrain, bought nearly 200 paints and packed in many boxes and minis. 3/4 of my collection is now stuffed into this area with a large part of it on display. Too lazy to take updated photos right now. Needless to say there isn't much empty space on the shelves.

 

To my left is the first pic, crude homemade pine shelving 8' x 8' designed to maximise the number of minis on display while still allowing me to access them to play with. Top 2 shelves are full of terrain and some materials for terrain. Next 2 shelves are packed as tightly as possibly with finished armies and monsters. next lower 2 are loosely packed shelves full of partially painted armies and minis. Bottom 2 (only one visible in photo) are tightly packed with minis in boxes, a few games and my most used rule books. Happy to say that all of the minis in these pics are totally finished now. As I finish an army or large group of minis I place them into a semi permanent position and pull up the next one to work on.

 

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My painting table is the next pic. That's pretty much what it looks like on any given day except the bare wall between the table and cabinet is now mostly covered by my paint collection in racks. Cabinet and shelves are now pretty full of glues and basing materials. Little yellow box to the right is full of my tools, spare brushes and more raw material for terrain.

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Last pic is my shared work bench and cupboards. The pic is fairly typical of how it usually looks on top. Mostly it has some of my wife's painting materials at the right corner while the middle has whatever basing materials and minis I'm finishing right now. The cupboards underneath are slowly filling with larger terrain materials, empty but maybe useful boxes and board games.

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Still not sure where I'm going to set my 3D printer when it arrives and I'm already searching for another spot to stuff larger terrrain.

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11 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like? Feel free to either describe in words; or show it off with pix.

 

I do have one. It's a tiny little corner of the attic, an alcove really. It's just big enough for some low shelves and a desk. The walls aren't even tall enough to stand up in most of the area as they follow the pitch of the roof. Here's a shot looking in to give you an idea of the size. The area of yellow walls behind that shelf covered in minis is it. 

 

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And here's a look at the interior (sorry, it's currently a dreadful mess). 

 

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It's small but it works. It's only about 10% of the attic's floor space. And we had initially intended to turn the entire attic into a shared hobby space this year. We were using it as storage before. We managed to get everything repacked and moved out of there and even built a gaming table for the main area. Then Covid hit and we needed two WFH offices. So now it has all the furniture from one bedroom we converted to an office and the rest of the attic is my office. Hopefully I'll get back to my plans of turning it into a bigger hobby space in the future. 

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Thoramel, your dreadful mess looks better than my space when it's clean and freshly set up. 

 

Old basement, before remodel. DH and I share space. Mine is back in the corner. 

 

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Newly remodeled space, old table:

 

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New table, same old junk: 

 

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12 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like? Feel free to either describe in words; or show it off with pix.

Technically yes, more practically it's a mess and not really usable as the space also doubles as my office and with 3 children time to get things arranged properly never seems to happen. And I decided to rearrange it because I didn't like the computers being where they were...

 

It's a 2.8m x 6.8m room in our shed that we've lined and put a sliding door in, at the moment the front half is shelving, display cabinets and hobby workbench and the back half is shelving, display cabinets and piles of boxes (oh, there's a couple of desks with computers in there as well). I may share some photos after I get in there later this morning, perhaps I'll do some now and more once I've got the space arranged how I want it!

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11 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like? Feel free to either describe in words; or show it off with pix.

 

Technically no:-

 

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I use a little, rickety fold-up table set up in front of my chair in the living room. I'm supposed to put it all away at the end of each painting session, but I haven't in at least 5 years, I just move it to one side.

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11 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

 

One day, my quest for a hobby room will be completed.

 

7 hours ago, TripleH said:

 

When you make the move to Texas, you need to ensure that your living quarters contains space for a dedicated hobby room. 

Depends on what's available. We're going to be renting for at least the first year we're there.

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17 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like? Feel free to either describe in words; or show it off with pix.

Yes, I have a desk in the living room. Right now everything is compressed back against the wall, in terror of tiny grabby hands. 
 

The monster that reaches from below the edge.

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2nd:

I have a room upstairs that is all mine,  but it appears to be in a internal mess stage of life. Who knows when I'll ever get back in there to even see the painting table again. Currently I like going outside to a outdoor table in the shade most of the day to do hobbying stuff these days. I get to enjoy the cooler weather right now & Thumper, the bunny we adopted. I'd say that's a win/win to me.

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20 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like? Feel free to either describe in words; or show it off with pix.

Yes. It is a mess. I actually paint more often at the dining room table. My space is in a finished basement and I dont like it there. 

  But, we have just started working with an architect to put an addition on our home.  Mainly for a larger kitchen, but I'm getting an office/studio! 1st floor and I get to design it. Like to how big it is and where are the windows, electricals and lighting. 

  It is really exciting, but also quite daunting. So many choices that I've never had before! I think I'll be reading through everyone's answers and taking notes... 

 

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21 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like? Feel free to either describe in words; or show it off with pix.

Yes, I do. Technically three desks, but at the moment I only use two of them, and one will be repurposed as a dedicated airbrushing area sometime in the future. 

 

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^So first up we have the "main" area. Island sticking out on the left is my main painting area, and at present it hosts a variety of paints from companies, as well as my various currently ongoing projects.  Just behind that, is where the airbrush booth will go, where there's a nice convenient window to exhaust out of.  At this time my dropper bottle racks are here, but they will be moved over to the assembly desk once the new assembly desk gets sorted out...  Then of course, gaming rig.... 

 

This painting area will eventually see some of the Wizard 10 racks I picked up from Game Envy, once my package ships that is. Mine probably hasn't shipped yet because a) lots of orders, and b) I think I have three different colour options in there. 

 

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^Assembly desk, in its current form. Four feet wide, with vortex mixer on the left, dry palette, workspace, and then my main storage for various bits and bobs but also my Mission Models paints. 

 

This will eventually be a 6' desk, with a second 18x24" cutting mat on it, as it will be turned into two dedicated areas - the first for small minis (probs ly Infinity) to be cleaned and assembled, plus maybe some terrain work, while the second will be for longer term projects such as the A-10 I'm planning on getting started soon...  Oh, and it'll have two 6' wide shelves on the wall higher up, where paints and a bunch of things will be stored - basing materials will go into the shelf-drawers I'll be getting at some point.... 

 

One of these days I'll take some actually nice pics of the setups... Or I'll just update the pics as I go, hard to say.. 

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14 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

I have tons of junk on top of everything. In all the rooms, on all the furniture. NO exceptions!

 

12 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Currently looks like a hobby bomb went off.

 

1 hour ago, Dragoneye said:

Yes. It is a mess.

 

2 hours ago, haldir said:

…a room upstairs that is all mine,  but it appears to be in an eternal mess stage of life.

 

9 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

Technically yes, more practically it's a mess and not really usable…

 

9 hours ago, Inarah said:

Thoramel, your dreadful mess looks better than my space when it's clean and freshly set up.

 

I am sensing a theme here… <_< :unsure:

 

 

 

21 hours ago, TGP said:

Query for Sept. 2nd:

Do you have a dedicated paint/hobby space? If so, what does it look like?

I have more than one. But, Yes.

 

Here is one of them:

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Overrun by the forces of Chaos

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