My painting table

will be my miniatures painting table. I am fortunate in having a wife that likes thing to look nice, even when they might get cluttered. One of the benefits is a nice painting desk which is set up on a permanent basis. The top is a formica countertop laid over some drawers with a wall section on the right. I have a CD/Tape Player/Radio on the top right so I can listen to books on tape when I paint. There is a Robart paint shaker on the shelf immediately below it with room to store tapes and CDs. Many months ago I bought a bunch of bottles from Western Plastics (see bottles on bottom of page) to store some of my GW paints in. They fill the left two shelves along with glue, etc. The front and right shelves contain my Reaper Master Series paints and Vallejos . I have my brushes stored in glass containers on the right and a cutting board I paint on to protect the countertop. I have a goose neck lamp with a Reveal light bulb in it (100 watt) so I get good colors and so I can see. If I am painting using blending and advanced techniques, I also use a MagEye optical magnifier. The drawers contain bases, plasticard, miscellaneous "things" you always need when working on miniatures. It’s a nice setup and is in the basement so I can be cool when painting in the summer.

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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