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Post by Megan in slc on Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:42 pm

So I have read from a lot of you that you have Fax Maxs. I just saw one for the first time and it looks really neat but it seems short. When you use your Fat Max do you just use it to carry your things and set up on a table or do you work out of it? If you work out of it how tall are you? I am 5' 7" and I had to lean over a bit if I were to work out of it. I would love to know how you use it and what your thoughts on it are.
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Post by JBax on Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:05 am

I use mine during festivals. I work out of it. I had trays that fit into the top compartment, and I'd line them up to make a table top. It was okay, but just not practical, and one kid grabbed my gripper thing that was holding them together and my brushes went everywhere! But I do like to travel light, so I may get a boardgame that folds up so nice to be my tabletop. My set-up is in my gallery, as you can see I don't have a large set-up. I'm 5'6", and I stand when working, I've had no problems... after a 9hour day of painting, my back aches anyway, so who knows? I don't recall a lot of leaning, but I'm thinking about buying an adjustable table only because it may help keep little hands out of my kit.

I love Lucille, but I don't use her for parties. I'm afraid I'll track mud in or something, and I do like to travel light, so everything fits in one bag.
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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by Perry Noia on Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:29 am

I use a FatMax... it carries all my face painting stuff in the top section and all the rest of my clown stuff and balloons in the bottom. I occasionally work out of it at parties if I don't have a table provided, but it's not my preferred way to work and if I'm going to be doing a long day of painting, I always bring my 4 ft folding table.

I don't find it short to work out of, but I paint sitting most of the time. It's about the same height as a table.
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Post by Amanda H. on Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:00 am

I am 5'6" and use the top of my Fat Max as a table.

I have 2 pieces of hardboard cut to fit in the top of the lid & top tray.

I then place a table cloth over the top & place my paints on top. I paint standing up or sitting down, this way the top is the same level as my old table.

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Post by Megan in slc on Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:33 pm

Thank you so much! I have been drooling over this every time that I go to home depot I am going to get it before my festivals start this year Hopefully! In the middle section what do you put in it?
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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by JBax on Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:24 pm

sunglasses, scissors, twine, zip ties, permanent marker, brushes, snacks, my beverage so I don't put a brush in it.
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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by Perry Noia on Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:38 pm

my middle section holds my cello crayon packs that I give away, sharpies for balloons, chalk, scissors, string, and the nerf balls I throw on my parachute. The bottom holds my balloons, parachute, water, colouring books for give aways, puppets, and whatever else I need to shove in there.... All of my face painting stuff fits in the top.
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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by Judy on Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:32 am

JBax wrote: My set-up is in my gallery, as you can see I don't have a large set-up. .

Hey Jennifer:

If you want more room, I think your individual round color pots should fit in the little squares in the lid of the Mat Max. That's were I put mine and don't have to worry about wind blowing them around! lol

My middle section has a fold up garbage bag, camera, business cards, face paint stamps and pad, sponge applicators, hair clips, orange barracade tape, empty water/rinse containers, sm. first aid kit, hand sanitizer, over the door hooks (2)..... (I made a checklist for myself so I don't forget anything when I head off for a gig)
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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by Psalmbook on Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:14 am

What's a FatMax? If you have any pics, that'd be great! I like to travel light, but it seems to be getting harder & harder:-)
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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by Perry Noia on Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:14 am

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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by JBax on Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:30 pm

Since last summer, I moved all my individual cakes into a snaz jumbo palatte. It's helped tremendously. It's not that I don't have enough room... I just don't own a lot of paint, but I kinda like it that way. I do want to expand my my kit some, but I really don't like a complicated setup, and toting everything around. I like how I can bungee strap my chair to the FatMax, everything else fits inside it, except for the tent which is also on wheels.

The max-in-action is here on the bottom right. (this was the setup with my partner-in-paint last summer).

Paint and brushes and glitter in the top, and sponges, extension cord and work lights and brush holder in the bottom. I love my Lucille. Oh, and Duct Tape! That goes in the center too. Don't go anywhere without duct tape!
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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by Just Jenny on Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:23 pm

I love the brush holder.....More info please. did you make it?

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Re: Question about FatMax

Post by JBax on Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:07 pm

I did make it. I could not find Ice Tube trays in the greater Indianapolis area, so I made it. Here's the link:

http://www.facepaintforum.com/face-painting-kit-f5/look-what-i-made-t1082.htm?highlight=look+what+i+made

Oh, and I never made a bottom. Just as well, it's good for drainage.
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