So on Saturday I have to travel for work and I will be away from my studio of 6 days or so and I am already going through withdrawals. I have tried to carry a small selection of supplies to paint while I am out but it never really works for a number of reasons. I've tried to bring just miniatures that I need to prep but getting the tools through TSA is problematic. This time I think I'm going try to download some painting videos from Miniature Mentor. I have been a subscriber forever and I'm a couple of videos behind. This will give me something to watch on the plane as well as some great after hours viewing.
In addition, I am bringing a sketchbook to doodle in while I am in the hotel room. The plan is to practice my freehand and work out pattern ideas and such. It also has the added bonus of being able to plan out dioramas ideas, model conversions, and build ideas.
Finely, I am bringing my ipad which gives me access to all the Ravage magazines which is pretty cool. But perhaps the coolest thing is that I can test color schemes on black and white photos of miniatures. Reaper Miniatures has black and white photos of all of their miniatures in their online store. I can just download the picture and add a transparent color layer to get an idea of how the colors work together.
What do you do in these situations?