One of our loyal readers asked me what setup I use for miniature painting. The key is portability. I get less painting done when I have to go to a seperate room and be isolated from the other housemembers. Instead, I try to take my painting wherever my presence is most appreciated. That could be the kitchen, the living-room, or even in the garden.
To make things portable, I do the following: 1. A workstation containing all the tools. For this, I use the paint station from Games Workshop. 2. Something to organize your paints. For that, I use a paint rack from Miniaturicum. 3. Some discipline in not trying to work on too many projects at once. I also find it useful to have an old CD-rack to organize work-in-progress. 4. Don’t put everything away after a painting session, but store it somewhere ‘as is’. If I feel like painting, I take out the paint station and the paints, and in less than 5 minutes I’m working on whatever I left a few days before.
I sometimes even paint for only half an hour or so. Having everything ready at hand saves time in setting everything up. Granted, this may not mean much, but several such half-hours during an entire week can really get things accomplished.