Corvus' Miniatures

Painted sf & fantasy miniatures by Gerrie Schenck

My new paint stadium and cleaned up desk

My desk has been a real mess the last couple of months. I know most artists need a messy desk to function properly, but I like to keep my work area tidy.

The paint 'stadium' (as I call it, basically a cardboard rack which holds all my paint bottles) was getting too small: too many Vallejo bottles and also a lot of bottles which didn't fit it, like the Vallejo pigments. So it was time for a new, bigger stadium.

This is one is also made out of cardboard and consists of 5 rows for Vallejo bottles (2,5 cm wide steps) and 2 larger rows for stuff like GW jars and Vallejo pigments (3,5 cm wide). The entire thing is 55 cm wide.

After installing the new stadium I decided to clean up my desk too. Personally I like a big, clean work area. I usually work on one project, sometimes two, during the a paint session, so there's plenty of room for the miniatures, a palette, a tissue and the paints. When I'm done I usually put everything back so I have a clean desk to start with the next time. All work in progress figures are moved to an area at my left (not visible on the pictures). Works great, the only trick is to have the discipline to keep everything tidy.

Enough talk, time for some pictures.

Oh, one more thing: you might notice a set of unfamiliar bottles on the second row from the top, on the right side. These are some new paints I picked up yesterday: Vallejo Extra Opaque. These are similar to Citadel Foundation paints. Haven't tried them yet, but expect a review soon.


Alvin Khaw said... @ September 6, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Wow, that looks very nice!

Kahlong said... @ September 6, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Great desk! Only one thing is missing,..some minis ;D

Kingdom Death said... @ September 7, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Wow, That is quite inspiring. I am glad you took some pictures. Now maybe if I print them out and put them above the titanic mess that is my "paint" area, I could feel a little bit closer to being organized!

Vidd said... @ September 24, 2009 at 3:35 AM

Vallejo washes and opaque set? Interesting!

What do you think of each set?
Perhaps you could post a review on your blog?

Corvus said... @ September 25, 2009 at 11:35 AM

@Vidd: this is the idea, yes. Running a bit short on time at the moment :)

Anonymous said... @ December 7, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Hey mate - this is great. Inspired to make my own, somewhat taller, version that you can see here:

Thanks for the idea mate!

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