The Desk, v1.0

So, here’s my desk. It’s the one I had when I was a kid, so it’s ancient. How the heck did it survive? The top was refinished once after I moved out of the house at 18, and it desperately needs it again. I hate to lose the jottings I did in the 90s, but it’s pretty grungy after being in storage for ten years. I’m considering adding a larger top and some shelves, I never realized how tiny it was. Need some decent lighting, my old swing-arm is broken, so I grabbed the little guy to fill in for now.

The Desk v1.0

Some scribblings from the late 90s. Working on wing crests, gems and Space Wolves insignia for WH40k marines. Also some shield art, but it never made it to a mini afaik.

Paint scribbles on The Desk v1.0

First!

Hi there. I’m going to use this page as a drop zone for my return to painting miniatures.

Some background: I painted when I was a kid (art major), but I was never very good at painting minis. In the early 90s I gave it another try and was finally getting to a point where I could appreciate my work when my career got going and I left off painting. Certainly didn’t help that almost every local hobby shop went under and I couldn’t find the paints I had always used, since the local Floquil Polly S was bought out by Testors and the fantasy line apparently was dropped in the transition. Blah.

I traded my old dusty M:tG cards to a hobby shop in Syracuse for the complete range of Vallejo Game System paints, got some poor to mediocre brushes from a local craft shop, pulled my old painting desk out of storage. I think I’m ready to paint!

Thanks to IainC and the other painters at f13 for inspiration.