Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Workspace

OK, I'll admit it - this is really just to get my blog at the top of the blogrolls again... I stuffed up with the publishing scheduler (why can't Americans do the date properly?) and removed one of my posts. This meant that my post about Commissar Volkov (below, and which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you check out!) didn't get advertised properly.

While I'm here, however, I thought I'd show you a pic of my workspace which I snapped a couple of weeks ago. I cleaned my table up and, taking advantage of a rare opportunity when one can see the table without all of the mess, decided to take a photo to show you the tools and materials I like to keep handy:


All the bits and pieces are as follows:

A: Wet palette. If you're interested, check out how I made it here.
B: Paint brushes, of various sizes.
C: Sculpting tools - both silicone-tipped and metal. I'll discuss these in the near future!
D: Basing and detailing materials: a tub of water-filter contents (used for rivets), modelling snow, static grass and basing sand. Behind that there's a bottle of water effect and plaster that I use for the mud on my bases.
E: Paints!
F: Brush on varnishes, and weathering pigments.
G: Glues, hobby knife, spare blades, files and a toothbrush. "Toothbrush?" I hear you ask. That's right - I use it when I'm cleaning the mould lines off models, as it helps to get rid of all the shavings!
H: Drill, drill bits, razor saw and mitre box (used to cut materials at different angles accurately).
I: Pliers and clippers.
J: Tweezers.
K: Various types of wire.
L: Plasticard rods and tubes.
M: Craft mat.
N: Whatever I'm currently painting!

And that's about it. I realise this wasn't the most interesting post ever, but I like seeing people's workspaces - it gives a bit of an insight into the person behind the models, in my opinion!

Until next time, take it easy!

4 comments:

the other Kevin said...

Nice bit of work area. I'm sure having all your paints immediately available, and the color visible, is a great advantage.

Frag_Dad said...

What's particularly nice is that it's facing the TV! It does come in handy having most things within arm's reach, I find I get distracted too much if I have to get up to fetch things...

The Antipope said...

Wow, this is a very neat and tidy working area. Mine is just a pile of mess. If my wife didn't tidy it up every now and then I don't think I'd be able to find anything. I tried to organise it a few times but entropy always gets the best of me...t

Frag_Dad said...

I can assure you it doesn't usually look like this! Every now and then I get frustrated about not being able to find things, however, which sends me into a cleaning frenzy!

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