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Post by MelindaT0813 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:43 pm

I was almost done typing this when my laptop died. lol.... here is goes again, hopefully it will give me a chance to organize my ideas.

So I bought the mystical fatmax only to have it break on me at my first gig. One of the 2 yellow parts that control the handle going up and down popped off. I am going to return it tomorrow and am not sure I am going to get another.... I am sure it breaking so quickly was a fluke, but it just is not working as a table for me.

I have come to the conclusion that I have far too much paint and refuse to leave any at home. *edited because my c and x were stuck together and as i was trying to unstick whatever my daughter put in them I posted early*

I bought 6 clear project protectors and velcroed 12 paints into each and I LOVE it... *except* that it is way too big. There is no way to use this fatmax as a table or any other table for that matter to hold such large pieces of plastic.

I need something more compact.

I love the idea of http://www.facepaintforumshop.com/servlet/the-361/Paradise%2C-30-Color-Palette/Detail
except that i would still have to lug around my neons and metallics.
What I like about it is the small pots.
I mean, is aside from white or black I can't imagine using 32g of paint in any one gig.

If I was able to organize my paints into something smaller then maybe the fatmax would actually work......... I don't know, what do you all think
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Post by facefantasy on Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:14 pm

I absolutely love my Fatmax. For awhile I used the Paradise pallete with the smaller paints, but now use a black case with 12 32g paints on each side, plus some onestroke cakes. I recently added 4" in height to the top of my Fatmax to avoid bending over while painting, it is working well. AS for the breakage, I Have had my FM for over a year wit no problems. I love it! I added two L brackets on the front, which holds my table top, the board with my photos and my directors chair.
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Post by MelindaT0813 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:27 pm

What do you all think about
http://www.amazon.com/Plano-Eco-Friendly-Tray-Tackle/dp/B000EYW80C/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&qid=1307294650&sr=8-35

Maybe transferring all my paints into there (except my split cakes)

I don't have any snaz so I don't think eating through the plastic will be an issue..... what do you all think?
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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:03 pm

I have a large tackle box than that (it is a Plano too) that is my beauty kit. Works well for that, but all the pieces are generally smaller than FP stuff.

Make sure that the plastics in the trays are "safe" - is it BHT that leeches out of plastics? If they were manufactured not for food use they may not be completely suitable as the chemicals would leech into the paint ... just a thought.

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Post by MelindaT0813 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:28 pm

good thought.
i think i am going to something similar to your water color pallet. Transferring my paints into there and then putting that inside the project protector(if it fits).
Do your paints dry out Shannon?
Do you have some kind of a lid?

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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:05 pm

I'm sure the breaking was a fluke, my 1st one was broke when I got it home & I just exchanged it for a working one. It's been great without a problem for a year now. Maybe if you post a pic of your setup. I'm able to get 2 scrapbook paper cases on top of the fatmax as a table top. I keep all my rainbows in the tray w/ the handle & it rests over the bottom compartment. My fatmax did take some tweeking & getting used to in the beginning.
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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:36 pm

MelindaT0813 wrote:good thought.
i think i am going to something similar to your water color pallet. Transferring my paints into there and then putting that inside the project protector(if it fits).
Do your paints dry out Shannon?
Do you have some kind of a lid?


The "Paint Saver" palette from Loew-Cornell is lidded - it is actually the lid that has the split cakes in it.

Yes, my cakes are all dry. If they are damp at the end of a gig, I set them out to dry before putting them away in the kit ready for the next job.

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Post by MelindaT0813 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:38 pm

Sorry, I meant to ask if your paints get damaged from never having the proper lid on them?
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:39 pm

I keep my paints velcroed in their case without lids. It's good to let them breath & let them dry out between gigs.
I also don't like to transfer many of the metallic colors to other containers. They often get crumbley when you do this & you have to get them really wet & press them in tight or they will crumble everywhere.
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Post by LillyW on Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:28 pm

Psalmbook wrote:I keep my paints velcroed in their case without lids. It's good to let them breath & let them dry out between gigs.
I also don't like to transfer many of the metallic colors to other containers. They often get crumbley when you do this & you have to get them really wet & press them in tight or they will crumble everywhere.

I also keep mine velroxed in.

But what metallics are you using that crumbles? I only had trouble with Paradise crumbling. My DFX never does.

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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:15 am

I have had my FatMax about a years as well and that things has been in and out of my suv up and down stairs rolled over everything from concrete to gravel to grass and it working like a charm. I went from carrying 5 black laptops to 3 thin scrapbook paper holders. 1 of the 3 holds my travel/at home practice kit.

Tracalla got to see this at FABAIC because she couldn't fathom how I could fit everything I needed into 1 case. Well she saw it and thought it was great.
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Post by Psalmbook on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:25 am

LillyW wrote:
Psalmbook wrote:I keep my paints velcroed in their case without lids. It's good to let them breath & let them dry out between gigs.
I also don't like to transfer many of the metallic colors to other containers. They often get crumbley when you do this & you have to get them really wet & press them in tight or they will crumble everywhere.

I also keep mine velroxed in.

But what metallics are you using that crumbles? I only had trouble with Paradise crumbling. My DFX never does.

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A year ago I transfered all my paints into a tacklebox. All the metallics(Paradise, wolfe & DFX crumbled). I sprayed them down w/ water & pressed them in & it helped, but after a month I transfered them back to round pots. I didn't like how deep the tackle box was. The paints were crumled all over again when I transfered them back. After using them a bit, they got back to normal, but it can get a bit messy & wasteful.
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Post by BluAngL83 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:56 am

The way i was able to reduce everything was to fit them in smaller containers 2x2 and put 24 pots in one laptop PLUS some colors i dont use as much using the refillers/appetizers. Then I have about 7 splits that fit in as well (i now only use the rainbows so i might give the splits away). Have large splits is fun but with so many color combos/choices i just went overboard. Now i have all the colors to choose from and more color combos Smile BTW my "arty"cakes splits are in a small bead/pill container.
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Post by Bec on Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:59 am

I use two of these. They are 1.99 at Michaels. I love it. http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H201088PK

I'm going to transfer all of my splits into one of these eventually.
http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Craft-Storage-Removable-Compartments/dp/B001XU6XJS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1307372093&sr=8-5
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Post by Psalmbook on Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:16 pm

I tried the tackle box, but didn't like how deep they were for sticking my sponge in. I always got paint all over my fingers. I like the flatness of the round containers as it makes it easier to double & triple load my sponge.
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