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My dream modeling room is nearly done.

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My dream modeling room is nearly done.
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, September 6, 2021 11:09 AM

In April we bought a home across the state and moved. I haven't built anything since December in preps for this move. Since then I have been completing a 23x23 unfinished basement. I just finished up the work with full drywall, tape and texture, and vinyl plank flooring. ( no carpet monsters here). I am now in the process of setting up the modeling area, 23x13. The rest of the space is storage. I have room to have ALL my kits out where I can see them, room for display and room for my main building desk as well as a 6 foot table for odd projects and another desk for paint booth etc. I have it all planned out and it set up for working seated. If I paint standing like I have before it kills my back.

Before I shared my office with storage and modeling and I only had room to work on one kit without putting one away to get another out. Now I have several going at once and still have room to work and move. I am beyond happy right now. I will post up more pics as I get this fully wrapped up.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35 Su-152, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, September 6, 2021 11:13 AM
Looks good, you got the stash in,the most important thing.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, September 6, 2021 11:32 AM

very cool congrads on new space.

 

Nick.

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Posted by Chemteacher on Monday, September 6, 2021 11:37 AM
Great looking room. I could spend a lot of time in a room like that. Congrats.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Revell 1/25th Kenworth

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  • From: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Posted by Brian Miller on Monday, September 6, 2021 2:08 PM

Looking good! I too am in the process of building a barn with the second floor being heated for my office and modeling space. My wife thinks it will just be my office. My office will consist of 1/10 of the space the rest will be my workbench and model storage. Don't tell her though.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 6, 2021 3:13 PM

I put a similar looking floor in my hobby room/office.  Looks like wood but it's ceramic tile - easy paint spill cleanups!  I'll take that B-1 if you need to clear some shelf space Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, September 6, 2021 3:42 PM

That looks fantastic - I am deeply enviousBig Smile.  Don't suppose you'd consider taking in a lodger?

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, September 6, 2021 4:35 PM

Congratulations .  What a room.  I'm sure you are excited to see it almost finished.  First build in the room has gotta be the 63 Vette.  

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, September 6, 2021 8:37 PM

Now thats a nice model space!!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by knox on Monday, September 6, 2021 9:10 PM

This is great.  I love looking at model room upgrades.  

fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, September 6, 2021 9:26 PM

Very nice work! Just remember, no matter what the size of the bench and how you set it up, once you start building the models, the actual work space will end up being 12" x 12".Wink

When it's finished and ready to use, are you throwing a party?????????Whistling

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, September 6, 2021 9:30 PM

That is a wonderful work space!  Looks like you planned things out well and will have plenty of space.  I hope that you'll post more pictures as you complete furnishing it.

TJS

TJS

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 6, 2021 11:07 PM

Awesome Brandon, awesome! I can feel your exitement from here. I remember when we moved in here and planned my current space. Sooo exiting.....

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 6:51 AM

Awesome space.  An organized stash is a beautiful thing.  

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:21 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I will be updating with more photos over the coming days as I get this put together. I am stoked to get back to building.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35 Su-152, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:00 PM

Slowly making progress. I have my paint station coming along. I used to have all the paints and weathering products on a bookshelf in my office and would have to run back and forth to the garage where my booth was to do anything. Now I have them all in one spot, neatly organized and ready for use right beside the booth. This will be a big time saver and major convenience over how I was arranged.

Also, I have my work desk mostly together, just need to organize a bit and it's ready for work. I have to complete my overhaul of my booth setup, so that will take a few more days. I'll be building soon.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35 Su-152, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier

 

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 4:31 PM

WOW!  I like how you've organized all of your paints and supplies and it appears like you'll have adequate lighting at your bench.  You're almost there!

TJS

TJS

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:36 PM

WOW! Brandon, that room looks outstanding! I'm very happy for you. Like Knox said, I love seeing these modeling room/areas threads. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

fox
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Posted by fox on Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:35 PM

Coming along nicely.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Saturday, September 11, 2021 2:08 PM

Very cool! Hope you spend a lot of enjoyable hours building models and listening to tunes in the new "sprue cave".

Gil
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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, September 11, 2021 3:57 PM

Aside for the 6 in to 4 in adapters for the new fan at the booth I am up and ready to build. I added an extra 4ft LED light above the booth to give me all the light I will ever need. The duct work is set to just be placed in the window when I'm using it and it's easy to swap it out/in. I have all my paint supplies and AB's in one place near the booth now and that's a huge change.

I also added two flexible LED lamps at the bench for more lighting while I'm working and I have my bluetooth speakers set up so I can listen to tunes or podcasts while I work. The stash is easy to access and I know everything I have without it being an issue like before. 

This new setup is truly a dream come true and quite glorious. Even the wife is super happy for me. She never says a word with more kits find their way to the door. Blessed all around.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35 Su-152, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, September 11, 2021 5:05 PM

Great work area and well organized.  Now that it's organized, you'll never find anything againEmbarrassed.

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:29 PM

Looking good mate!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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