You Should Really Organize Your Miniature Hobby

May 18, 2018

At Game Goblins we have supplies for artists looking to bring their game of choice to life with miniatures from Warhammer 40k, Dungeons and Dragons, and everything in between.

Looking for supplies? Stop by our location at 1121 S Bowman Rd Suite C7. Whether you are painting Space Marines from Warhammer 40K, a Demogorgon for your next Dungeons and Dragons match, or maybe a Planeswalker from Magic: The Gathering, you will appreciate staying organized. Being organized—even if it is an organizational system that only makes sense to you—will help you become a better painter and keep your work safe.

Organize your Supplies to make Painting Convenient.

Ask any pro and they will tell you: To get better at painting miniatures you have to spend time practicing the hobby.

A convenient workspace makes practicing so much more, convenient. If you are lucky enough to have space specifically designated for miniature painting, keep it organized. Use an organizational method that works for you. Plastic tupperware is a great place to start for your Warhammer 40k minatures.

Does all your miniature painting happen at the kitchen table? No worries. Organize your supplies so it is easy to set up and take down. The other residents of your house will appreciate the courtesy. An ideal setup should take only a few moments to be ready. This way, when you get the urge to start painting, you will have everything at hand before that urge escapes. You can also spend more time painting and less time cleaning.

Make Miniature Storage Convenient.

Now that you have these beautifully painted miniatures, you need to find a safe place to store them. Many players also need a way to travel with their miniatures without worrying about damage. Some painters use custom carriers specially made for miniatures. Other painters choose more budget-friendly, DIY options. Here are a few options we found.

Storage option 1: Custom Carriers for your Warhammer 40k minatures

Search the internet and you’ll come across various businesses that specialize in creating storage for miniatures (Warhammer 40k and Magic: The Gathering included). These options feature specially sculpted foam packaging that fit inside bags.

They are easy to transport and reliable for protecting your miniatures.  

Storage option 2: DIY Magnet Carriers

This option is much easier on your wallet and, if done right, safe for your miniatures. The idea is to secure your miniatures in a metal tray—usually a pan used for cooking—using magnets. Most cooking pans have convenient covers with handles for transportation. But be careful not to leave it in the kitchen. You’ll have dinner with a side of Warhammer 40k if you do. 

Here is a great example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp_f232DSyg