The Paint Pot Problem
Painting wargames figures is a bit of a calling and you tend to collect various pots of paint on the way. Before you know it they’re falling out everywhere and stored in various boxes and tins before crowding out your painting area. This is the situation I am in now so I decided to do something about it.
Of course the answer is probably a paintstation of some sorts but they can run in quite expensive and don’t do the job for me. At the moment the main painting storage is my whirligig. It’s a cracking piece of engineering and has proved to be invaluable. But with the amount of paints I have and the different pot sizes from Vallejo paints dropper, Games Workshop paints from all eras including Foundation Paints and Wargames Foundry pots it’s getting tricky. I have to put them inside each other which makes it a pain to see and get without knocking over about 6 others.
Now I have been very industrious of late and have a thing about stockpiling old pallets. It’s the hazard of having a big allotment. So what does that have to do with painting wargames figures and a paint station? Well I had the old light bulb moment the other day and decided I would put some spare pallet planks to work and build a paintstation. I was partially inspired by a guy on the Warlord Games Forum who had a great home made set up (I can’t remember his name or find his post now).
So a few cuts here a few screws there and presto chango a new paintstation for painting wargames figures. Four layers of paints all nicely organised by colour groupings. But guess what! I still can’t fit them all on! I am going to have a bit of a clear out and check I think. Still it’s still a lot better than the set up I had before. The unit is about 80cm wide and about the same deep.