So, my Zuzzy battlemat
I don't think I really realized how big 4 feet by 6 feet is until I unfurled this thing. It smells very strongly of latex, by the way - all reports are this fades quickly. Not yet, though. I can't complain since it is made out of latex, it would be like bitching that my pizza tastes like cheese.
I got a pair of folding tables
, which are 2.5x6 feet, and fold into 2.5x3 foot squares. That makes them fit in my car OK. On the plus side, they have a little carrying handle. On the down side, the latches to keep them closed while carrying them are terribly done and won't stay closed at all on one table. I don't think I'll be moving these much, so not too much of a problem, but worth mentioning.
So far I have set up the tables, and I laid it out. No priming according to the painting instructions, so I have them a base color of 75% reddish brown and 25% burnt sienna with my airbrush. I'm using cheap acrylic paint from Michaels (or maybe Hobby Lobby) - it's like $1.79 for a tube thats 4x bigger then the standard issue paint pots. It's not as deeply pigmented as hobby paint, but it works great on some colors, and I use it whenever I paint anything bulky (like terrain or bases) or that needs to be plain black (like base rims). I watered the paint down quite a bit, even for an airbrush, and did an intentionally uneven coat.
Here are the first 2 WIP
shots, which are unfortunately blurry since I didn't bring my tripod down to the basement with me (I will next time).