Thursday, October 23, 2014
Product Review: Citadel Paint Station
So I have been on a business trip, or at least the army's version of it. I haven't done a product review, but my experience on this trip compels me to do so. I am preparing for a tournament coming up and have a bunch of scions to paint. So I brought them with me on my trip and a Citadel paint station.
And it was great. The station works really well, and I could easily paint while sitting on my bed in the hotel room. It has indents on the bottom that can sit over your legs and fits really well, giving you a stable station where you don't really have a hobby table. The spots for the paints and pot actually work, I got off the bed multiple times, moved around, dropped stuff on the bed and everything staid in place. Not saying you can't knock stuff over, but it keeps things pretty darn stable and is comfortable to use.
Its pretty easy to pack too, it doesn't take up much space at all if you know how to pack it right. The backing and edges come up, but packing it between clothes and it takes up only a little bit of space. I recommend using a real suitcase and not a duffel bag, more for your models sake than this. If using a duffel, make sure to properly cushion your models and preferably in a small hard case container, though tupperware will work if needed.
For about 50 bucks you get a nice mobile paint station that fits in your lap, suitcase, and can go where you go. For something as simple as moving from one room to the house to another, its great for what it is.
This is one of the few GW hobby tools that I actually would recommend. I really like it and it made painting my scions while on the road an easy proposition, and when I was done painting at night I would just move the station, with models paints and all to the side of the bed, and pick it up the next night and begin where I left off.
For next time, hopefully the painted models actually, and maybe a bat rep of the tournament. We'll see, got a lot of travel over the next few days. Hope this was helpful.