I never realised until recently how important where you paint and make all of your models and armies is.
It occurred to me as I was painting in my dark, cold cellar that since I spend so much time sitting there it really should be nice, warm, bright and comfortable.
So I stopped what I was doing and got to it, rearranging all of the furniture, adding more shelves, grabbing a more comfortable chair, adding more lights and shifting a gas heater down the stairs to warm the place up.
Here are the results:
|Desk already littered with paints and models.|
|The 'new' shelves filled with stuff.|
The place has already been 'personalized' with all my warhammer stuff but it is 100 times more organised and better than what it used to be. The most important changes are crucial to every workplace:
- The shelves take all of the stuff out of my way but still has them easy to find and see.
- The heater makes it a comfortable place to be.
- I can sit in the seat for more than 2 minutes.
- More lights make it brighter and easier to see the detail without squinting. However there is no natural light which is much better than artificial.
I have turned my dungeon into a workplace where I want to be, not somewhere where I grudgingly paint models in the dark. It is much better.
Of what I have painted I have noticed a difference in the models and how I paint, in the fact I paint it all at one time! Not a little every few days. It is defiantly an improvement.
So where do you paint?
Can you improve it?
Can it improve you?