Crumbs - seventy posts already!
Thanks for your interest in my travelling paint station from post 069 and for your kind suggestions and requests for construction details. Here they are - fresh from my essential hobby notebook, my Book of Arcane Scribblings (Vol. IV):
Here are my four planning pages. Frustratingly, the squares in this notebook are 7mm, so for Vol. V I'll have to try to steal an exercise book with 5mm squares (I have a pad of 5mm squares too, and it's tremendously useful for foamcard blueprints - I love squared paper). You'll note that at times I've used the printed grid for 7/10 scale sketches (all images can be clicked on):
Here are the quantities and dimensions of each basic piece, which I've labelled on the diagram beneath [NB: this is for material with a 5mm thickness]:
2 x A (base and lid): 190 x 150mm
4 x B (long sides): 180 x 45mm
4 x C (short sides): 150 x 45mm
4 x D (lugs or brackets): right-angled triangle with 10mm sides
1 x E (baseboard): 180* x 140mm
2 x F (back and front walls): 180* x 40mm
2 x G (sloping sides): take a piece 140 x 40mm, mark 50mm along from opposite corners and cut on what should be a 45 degree angle to make two. The flat top edge is 50mm and the bottom edge is 90mm.
* I had to cut these lengths down to about 175mm on my mock-up.
I shan't insult your intelligence by telling you how to put it together: it's pretty simple - just two open boxes hinged on one long edge with a removable tray - the diagram'll make it clear, anyway. I joined mine with PVA/white glue and sellotape, and the whole thing took about an hour to knock together.
The details you can fiddle with yourselves.
Oh, the central conceit is that all GW paintpots fit into a space 45 x 35 x 35mm. That was my jumping-off point.
Here's some more pages of scribbling, just for the hell of it. They include concept sketches for a sentinel-headed quadrupedal walker, amongst other things!