I certainly has been a long time since I have posted anything here in the Seismic Miniatures Blog; god knows I have still been painting like a madman. This post comes at a time in the world where we are experiencing the crazy Corona Virus and since we have all been keeping away from other people, I thought it would be no better time than to get this blog back up and running.
This is just going to be a little refresher post, my main one for this weeks entry is regarding a commission I just wrapped up (its just a little one that I thought would help me refresh my light box use). Over the past few years, I have been painting lots of different minis, from Star Wars Legion, to some boardgame minis and yes, of course many 40k models. Over the next little while,I intend to get some pics of the new stuff I have been playing around with and give some honest feedback on products that I like to use in my painting arsenal.
I am just coming through the final few minis for my Adepticon 2020 list and you will see them very soon, but I thought I would just discuss the next stage of the Seismic Studio. For the past few years I have had a pretty sizeable table to paint on, but it was a situation where I made use of a workbench and setup the studio there. As a consequence, it tended to be unconfortable to paint at and my painting area didn’t have a way that allowed me to arrange all my paints in a way that would allow me to get at the colours I needed in a pinch. Due to upcoming house renovations I am relocating my painting area and properly designing a painting area.
I looked at a few painting tables out there on social media and I found a really wicked system that utilises magnets to keep the components in line. The company is called HobbyZone from out of Poland and they seem to be the premiere system for reorganizing everything on your hobby desk. One really great feature (and I think the most important), is that for the most part, the components are a consistent 30 cm wide by 15 cm deep/ high and this really helps you to rearrange the different sections to your liking and needs. They have a huge variety of drawers and paint holders that desigining a painting table was a little daunting.
Photos will come soon but as I am just starting out with a couple of kits, I feel it would be a little bit of a lacklustre review. Once I get some more photos taken of the before and after, I will be happy to do an indepth review.
In the meantime, please go and check out photos of a fresh commission I am just wrapping up for a client. You will find it over at the Work In Progress page.
In the meantime, it is so great to be back with new content, stay tuned and see more of what I have been doing of late.