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Do you eat or drink at your modeling workbench / table?
Posted by flyerduke on Saturday, February 09, 2013 10:02 PM

I don't eat, but I usually have a beer on hand.  I pour all my beers into a large, wide bottomed brandy snifter.  So it's a little harder to knock it over compared to your standard beer bottle.  Combining two of my favorite hobbies. Big Smile

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, February 09, 2013 11:24 PM

I seem to always have something on hand to drink - always with a sealable cap.  I will rare eat...except maybe some cheese/crackers.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:20 AM

no

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:13 AM

No eating, but some drinking...

 

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Posted by dirkpitt77 on Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:19 AM

Well, my bench consists of a 6ft folding table, half of which is occupied by my PC. So, while I'm writing or reading on the 'net, I'll have coffee or tea on board usually. Occasionally I'll eat breakfast in here after the kids are off to school. So, the food is in sight of my bench technically, although there's pretty small chance of making a mess on the modeling side of it.

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Posted by Kolja94 on Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:44 AM
Usually a beer. I generally park the bottle or pint glass inside the 3" roll of 3M painters masking tape that sits off to one side of the bench - unless I am in fact masking. In which case I need to find another place to put my beer.

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Posted by fox on Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:25 PM

Always have one of those large metal drink containers hanging on the side of the workbench filled with water. Never eat at the workbench.

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Posted by Stage_Left on Sunday, February 10, 2013 4:17 PM

Neither eat nor drink- all focus goes to the model Geeked I fill up before or when I need to stretch.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 10, 2013 4:22 PM

I do both at the bench, but i normally do it while taking a break. I drink coffee like i breath air, so i am often getting a brew between stages.

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Posted by the doog on Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:08 PM

Jenn was going to kill me the other day---I polished off an entire box of Thin Mints Girl Scout's cookies in an afternoon at the bench. Whistling

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:37 PM

I tend not to eat at the bench. (Potato chips are greasy and get all over!) However ... A few good belts of "hooch" is the best way to weather!  Or so my client's  tell me.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:08 PM

No

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Posted by G-J on Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:12 PM

No eating.....but I do bring something to drink to the desk.  The hard part is finding a place to put it.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:25 AM

   WELL ;

Let's see, if I had room I would rig up something so's I could have a constant stream of FOLGERS in my mouthConfused .DORITOS , and RUFFLES with dip . That works .No ,I really get up and snack in the living room at my fave place on the sofa . That way the model doesn't get full of crumbs .I don't want the rep as a crumby modeler.Cool

Really though , I have a dedicated place for my coffee mug .That's about it .As I said  , I snack AWAY from the workbench .Spilled coffee or soda isn't good for acrylic paint !   Yes

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:04 AM

Gin or bourbon- I sometimes need it for the task at hand!  Just a beer or coke if things are going well.....

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Posted by DoogsATX on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:07 AM

I don't eat at the bench, but I habitually have either a coffee or diet dr pepper.

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Posted by Old Dog on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:27 PM

I find that after about four beers my hands get steadier which is good for doing photo etch or painting fine details, on the other hand it's not a good time to install decals or parts that can be assembled in more than one way !

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Posted by corvettemike on Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:49 AM

Food never but I do keep a big sports bottle of water or Gatoraide nearby. Before I quit in Oct. I used to smoke at my bench...

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Posted by duiker2106 on Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:42 AM

Drinking coffee or lemonade, no problem on the workbench. For eating it will be only chcolats or cookies since chips and nuts are too greasy. Not funny while airbrushing..

For drink I first also drink water. For cleaning my brush I use water. It happend a lot that I cleaned the brush in the wrong water...

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:36 PM

duiker2106

 

For drink I first also drink water. For cleaning my brush I use water. It happend a lot that I cleaned the brush in the wrong water...

 

But the paint gives the water that special flavor! Mmm, mm!Eats

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Posted by MrSquid2U on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:37 AM

Bish

I do both at the bench, but i normally do it while taking a break. I drink coffee like i breath air, so i am often getting a brew between stages.

I won't eat at the bench for fear of getting my paws greasy/oily/sticky and that winding up on the project. But like Bish, without caffeine (and for me nicotine too) ain't the first thing gonna happen!Pirate

       

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 5:08 PM

Not me...I'm too much of a klutz!

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 5:22 PM

Never brought food to the workbench (the whole greasy potato chip thing others have mentioned), but I used to have a drinkie.  That ended when I knocked one over while handling a model.  The resulting mess was terrible - the liquid ran down the side of my desk and soaked the carpet under the adjacent display cabinet.

Now if I need a snack or a drink, it's off to the kitchen.  Remember kids, don't drink and model.

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 6:49 PM

Friends dont let friends paint hungry!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Hartmann352 on Thursday, March 07, 2013 12:07 PM

Eat - nope.

Drink - yep -- margarita has been drink of choice lately.

@ Real G knocking drink over while "Handling" a model.....come on now, you aren't any different than the rest of us....you were on a CAS danger close bombing/strafing run and failed to pull up in time. Whistling

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 07, 2013 12:28 PM

I'll have a cup of tea on the bench--actually, a big, bolshy mug o'the old cha--this time of the year, when it's relatively cold in the basement.  But I'm mindful of all of the nasty compounds and chemicals that we have on our benches, and I'm leery of keeping food and drink around while I'm working.  Also leery of knocking anything over and spilling liquid or sending a cup or glass to the cement floor below.  So I don't usually.  In the summer, I'll enjoy a glass of beer or two out in my beer garden first, then go downstairs for some bench time before turning in.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 07, 2013 12:31 PM

Old Dog

I find that after about four beers my hands get steadier which is good for doing photo etch or painting fine details, on the other hand it's not a good time to install decals or parts that can be assembled in more than one way !

 
Two, for me, but they're Franziskaners.  That's a liter, at that point.  I see the same effect, I'm relaxed enough that I don't bear down too hard.  That's when I paint eyes on my figures.

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:30 PM

Has anyone ever accidentaly  "weatherized" a sandwich?   

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:35 PM

littletimmy

Has anyone ever accidentaly  "weatherized" a sandwich?   

 

No, but I have had sanding debris get into the drinks.  Another reason not to have food or beverage on the bench!

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:45 PM

Real G

Never brought food to the workbench (the whole greasy potato chip thing others have mentioned), but I used to have a drinkie.  That ended when I knocked one over while handling a model.  The resulting mess was terrible - the liquid ran down the side of my desk and soaked the carpet under the adjacent display cabinet.

Now if I need a snack or a drink, it's off to the kitchen.  Remember kids, don't drink and model.

 

Exactly the reason why I keep food and drink far away from the hobby bench--I would do the same thing within two minutes!

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