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Grovelin' Grot

So I've got a 14x12 basement room to finally set up a hobby room
The truth is I'm overwhelmed I've got years of minis I've bought(40K, WWX, BA, Blood Bowl you get the idea). The large Army painter set, glue,knives, files, even a grinder, now I just need inspiration so please show me your setups or rooms, also if you have a price of equipment or a type of paint you can't live without I'd like to know that as well

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Powerful Phoenix Lord

Is this solely for hobbying or will you have a game table there as well?

I'd start with:

1) A quality table/flat surface
2) A comfortable chair which encourages decent posture
3) A couple of quality lights
4) A paint rack or two (MDF or nail polish displays)
5) A nice cutting surface (Fiskars makes excellent ones)

If you have room/space a small dedicated table/lamps for taking pictures of finished miniatures wouldn't hurt (with a nice backdrop etc.). A couple of cheap(ish) cabinets to store all of your unbuilt stuff, some display cabinets for what you've done.

A rack or two suitably close to your painting surface where you can hold bottles of flock, larger bottles of glue, etc.

If you have the money, look into one of those interior spray booths (you can buy or build portable ones relatively easily). If you hobby while watching a movie or listening to podcasts or YouTube or whatever --- set something up for that.
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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought

Boston, MA

OH nice! ...I recently got mine fully pimped out and I'd love to share some pics. The lady in my life has been quite generous with space so I have most of the office for painting, and the entire basement for a game room.

Here is there game room first then the office (a painting desk and also an Airbrush desk):
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Please check out my photo blog: http://atticwars40k.blogspot.com/ 
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Grovelin' Grot

Nice set-up
I'm hopeing for a similar set up when I'm done, I'll have the old laundry room for painting and modeling, and the basement proper for actual gaming

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Camouflaged Zero

IMO most important things are:

Strong quality light.
Paints and tools in reach of a hand.
Sturdy table and a chair.
Some kind of mat.
Radio !

Maybe this helps a bit. My little painting "studio".

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/01/10 10:50:23

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I actually do my hobby work around my desk. Makes it easy to look up references and tutorials and ideas while I'm here. My desk is an L shape with a small shelf on the short end, which is where I stash my paints when not on the front line. I have a couple drawer sets under the shelf for bits and half-tanks in progress. The cutting mat is on the short side as well.

Of course, I also live in a tiny apartment, but I've had my hobbies and my normal workspace combined from pretty much day 1.
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