Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Portable Neverness

As some of you know, or might have read, I travel a lot for business, and as a result, often my hobby time is neglected. Worse yet, the relaxing escape that mini-painting brings me is not available when I need it most. So my dear friend, Mrs. Bink, introduced me to a solution that I already had: go portable!

Years ago I got (either as a gift or I bought it myself, I can't recall) a small tackle box. I want to say we got this at K-Mart. It's original purpose was to be used as a place to store, divide and subdivide my various gaming dice. Dumping all of those into another tackle box I proceeded, at her kind suggestion, to organize this into a portable paint box/station/mini-carrier. This particular box divides into two sections.

The top section:

Fits the smaller paint pots perfectly, the rear groove fits the older paints well too. The front is perfect for brushes, etc. The bins are customizable and I can 'slot' in or out the dividers. Mrs. Bink also suggest that the inside of the top could be used as a palate or workstation. Not sure if I will do that however...

The bottom is far bigger and can store most GW vehicles! Here I have things like glues, clippers, decals, a water bottle, etc.

The models I brought with me on this trip are store securely and snug in this bottom (with some bits stored in the top half of the box)

These are two land speeders, one you might have seen some work in progress shots of in a prior blog, and the other one is the next one I will tackle. Also, being that the main blog is called 'Pods to drop...' I have brought a drop pod on sprue (pre-primed) and still in it's box, which I hope to get a good start on during the week that I'm up here.

If you're curious in the exact model of this box, I have never removed the product sticker, so, assuming it's still in production and available, perhaps you can still find it if you so desire:

Hopefully I will actually have some down time to do some modeling!



War Frog said...

You need to make me a piece of clip art that I can use as an Avatar instead of my Tervigon photo. Good luck with your portable box, giggitty.

neverness said...

Sure, what do you want me to draw? An actual Warfrog? A tyranid? I can whip something up for you when I get back to TN.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Draw a pic of one of forgeworld's plague toads!

See, I told ya to get a paint box! A least that accursed wom--uh, I mean Mrs. Bink finally got that idea to sink it with ya!

neverness said..., phrasing!

I was visualizing something that looked like a Slann with bandoliers and an AK-47 or something...or an emblem of a frog in an army helmet perhaps...

War Frog said...

Maybe a Frog with a melta gun