The Basic Studio

There’s a lot more to every project than just the materials specific to it. What else do I use–and what else should you have? My studio is a dedicated room in my home, now, but it wasn’t always! Until recently, I relied on my Tetris skills to fit everything (and I do mean everything) into a Hobbit-sized corner. So, both for the spatially challenged and for those just starting out in this hobby, I’ve compiled a list of everything you need for the results you want.

Everything here can be purchased at MegaHobby, Micro-Mark, Dick Blick, and Amazon.

Finishing and Assembly

  • Micro-Mark Same Stuff Professional Plastic Welder
  • Touch-N-Flow applicator
  • Professional Sprue Cutter
  • Ultra-Precision Softback Sanding Stick Set (Infiniti Model)
  • Premium Ultra-Precision Softback Sanding Sponge Set (Infiniti Model)
  • Mini Diamond Needle File Set (10 piece)
  • Scraper (Trumpeter)
  • White Acrylic Modeling Hard Putty (AK Interactive)
  • Straight Spatula for Putty (AK Interactive)
  • Milliput (superfine)

Safety

  • Lighted Portable Hobby Airbrush Spray Booth (Master Airbrush)
  • 3M Aura Particulate Respirator N95

Storage

  • ArtBin XL Craft Box
  • HobbyTrayz 12×9 Modeling Base

Brushes and Applicators

  • Sea sponge(s)
  • Microbrushes in Fine, Regular, and Superfine (Micro-Mark)
  • Dry Brush (AK Interactive)
  • Survival Weathering Brushes Set (AK Interactive)
  • 3/0 Synthetic Round Brush (AK Interactive)
  • 5/0 Synthetic Round Brush (AK Interactive)
  • Panel Lines and Fading Brush Set (Ammo)
  • Chipping and Detailing Brush Set (Ammo)
  • Cotton Balls
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Sigma Beauty Professional Makeup Brush E21
  • Sigma Beauty Professional Makeup Brush E30

These are my “secret weapons” for creating! What are yours? Let me know in the comments.

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