Friday, May 1, 2015

Rogers' Hobby Desk - Episode 125

Here's a look at what I've been up to lately - building a paint rack and revamping my hobby desk!

That sucker can hold over 200 paints!

Each row can hold 17 GW paints of the new style and 24 Vallejo style bottles. There are five rows of each available meaning 85 GW paints and 120 Vallejo style bottles at full capacity.

It is made from basswood picked up from a local hobby shop and stuck together with wood glue. It was about $24 in materials and maybe about 4 hours of work in total to glue and paint the damn thing.


It leans slightly back a bit but rests against the wall nicely in use. There is no need for railings to keep the paints in as the rack is actually on a shelf above my standing desk. I bump the desk around somewhat but the shelf is firmly attached to the wall and doesn't wobble at all.

Working station closeup. Prius of printers located on the table below the desk, ready to print off an army list in an instant.

I've got this side shelf for basing materials, epoxy, magnets and other utility items.

To keep my brushes and tools organized, I opted for a thrifty approach. All my less frequently used hobby tools and brushes go into the Quake City Rumble pint glass. All my more commonly used tools and brushes go into the WAAAGH! Paca mug. All the stuff I never used got moved to my terrain making bin in the basement!

Going forward, I am going to try and return all paints and brushes at the end of each painting session. I'm not sure if this will stick, but my theory is a nice clean workstation will keep me my paint motivation going!


Domus said...

Nice job bro, looks great! I too, appreciate the thrifty approach to brush storage.

As to the motivation, it's not worked yet for me so better luck to you!

Rogers said...

Thanks bud! I guess time will tell!

Eric Hagen said...

Wow, that's really a clean painting area. Nice set up man. Love the paint rack.

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