September 20, 2009

Greenish stuff

My very small hat factory:

I'm not sure how well I'll do sculpting fur texture, so I'm making analog clone-stamp tools:

September 18, 2009

Too Many Paints

I have too many paints. I love them and I am glad to have them all, but I keep finding /more/ I want to use, and I am now reaching the limit of my storage space for them.

I basically just line them all up on my table. Well, they now take up close to 1/2 my table. Most of the paint organizers I see marketted to hobby folks don't really do anything but /organize/- they don't save any space. Unless I go to a full wall mounted shelf one wall I'm not sure what else to do.

The only other thing I've thought might be usefull would be a chest of drawers on my table. Something like these from Ikea:

If I do go to drawers it'll have to be something equally light weight and easy to open/close, as I'll be getting paints out of it often. Perhaps I can save enough space to create a staging area next to where I paint, big enough for 10-15 bottles that I'm using at a sitting, and then file them away into drawers at the end of the table.

I'll have to do some looking around.

September 13, 2009

Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more.

My main distraction from painting (aside from beautiful weather and motorcycles) has been the fact that I've needed to scrape, sand, caulk, putty, and paint my house this summer.

It isn't done, but after several intense weekends, we are finally in the home stretch, and I am excited to start pondering getting back to miniatures again.

I've finished two or three more conversions and prep work for my chinese bandit gang, sneaking in a few moments here and there over the last few months. There is also a Black Scorpion colonial Brit vs Zulu vignette that I have cleaned and primed, and headed for a charity auction. Now that a mail order package has arrived, I have it based on a 60mm round and ready to start the 1st level of colors.

Oh, and this is what all the fuss has been about: