Thomo’s Current Hole – because itineranthobbyist asked

On 2 December 2013 as 12:38 am Singapore time (I was sleeping at the time), itineranthobbyist asked

Selfish of me to ask, but yes, I would like to see pics of your painting setup and storage.

So, here it is – Thomo’s Current Hole. Location is in Tanjong Pagar in Singapore. The view from the window in Thomo’s Hole takes in some ships parked in the straits – although there is a building going up there which is going to get in the way of that view.

Storage for the figures (6mm, 15mm and so on) is in plastic file boxes that I get from a local stationery store here. They are about SG$5 each and stack nicely. In side I stick two sheet of adhesive thin metal sheet and make sure that the bottom of each base has a magnet there. Storage could not be simpler.

Painting table is a mess and needs a tidy-up. For spray painting I purloined a couple of DHL boxes from somewhere. They are about the right size. I put a Tamiya turntable inside and on a sheet of 3mm MDF which is slightly smaller than A4, I attached another thin metal sheet. I wrap that board in glad wrap (cling wrap, saran wrap). The magnetic bases hold the figures still while spraying and the cling wrap stops the board I use on the turntable getting too many layers of paint on it. Open the box, open the window, switch on the fax fan, put mask on, put board on turntable, spin and spray and voila, job done!

4 thoughts on “Thomo’s Current Hole – because itineranthobbyist asked

  1. Anthony 2 December 2013 / 9:20 pm

    It looks suitably “man cave”. ie: a semi-organised mess of just about everything 🙂


  2. itineranthobbyist 2 December 2013 / 10:38 pm

    Awesome. Thank you. It looks like you have a sheet if paper in the one storage box. Does that help you keep track of what goes in that box after a game?

    I’ve had trouble finding that adhesive metal. I’ll have to try again.

    I also see the best ruleset in the world – BKCII under the one box. I’ve got a game going on right now.

    I love ships and ports. So I dig the view.

    And I really like the Saran Wrap idea on the painting board.

    Thanks again. Singapore? I just saw an announcement of an ASL tournament in Feb…first ever. Gaming is picking up in that part of the world.


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