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  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, January 07, 2018 11:16 AM

This WAS my hobby space.  I worked for years getting everything ready for action.

 

 

Just as it was completed, life interrupted me AGAIN, and we downsized from 2210 sq ft to 806.  Everything went away and I started again with a $10 table from craigslist.  

 

 

Of course I couldn't leave it alone, so I knocked the bark off with the sander, and went from 3'x2' to 4'x2'.  It is much better now.

 

 

So here is is in situ.  Ironically I feel that I have more focus now.  Perhaps less really is more.  For 2018 I will do my best to make the most of this space.  At least it is organized.  Smile

 

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Chicago, Illinois
Posted by Phil1947 on Sunday, January 07, 2018 12:07 PM

Well, if anything you'll always know what time it is!

You wouldn't by chance play the drums as that stool looks like a drum throne.

~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, January 07, 2018 12:27 PM

HaHa.  Yes that things in monstrous isn't it?  In the old house it was much higher on the wall.  Yes I used to play rock and metal drums, hence the "thrax" in my handle. Smile

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Chicago, Illinois
Posted by Phil1947 on Sunday, January 07, 2018 7:50 PM

Managed to get a relatively good working space set up in my office room at home with a piece of ¾” MDF board set on a dresser and so far it’s working out quite well as is the drawer space. As for the spray booth it has a 6 foot length of 4 ¼” flexible dust collection hosing (not visible) which reaches to the window.
 
You can easily tell that I haven’t built a model in well over 50 years by my somewhat small collection of paints which I keep in a cabinet, but they are accumulating fast so within the next month or so I plan on building a ‘stepped’ shelf from 1/8” plywood so that I can more easily see and access them without swearing and knocking the bottles over. I also have a small, but quite powerful Shop-Vac tucked away in the corner which obviously comes in handy at times (mostly used to suck up micro pieces of PE that I always somehow mange to lose in the carpeting Bang Head ).
 
 

~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, January 12, 2018 9:28 AM

Really funny. Everytime I go by this post I ask myself "what organized workbench?" LOL! Ok, sometimes but not today. I've got this bad habit when building even in 1/1 in the garage, of leaving everything out until I'm done or bogged down. It's frightning as we speak. Maybe later when it cycles through the organized stage.

Maxie

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:49 PM

Organized, schmorganized. Three work areas that are organized at different times but never together. Too many hobbies and interests. My office desk is where most small models and sub-assemblies are built. A comfy office chair and lots of light for old eyes. Airbrushing and messy stuff goes to the garage 1/1 area which is usually involved in a motorcycle project in this case a small speed record attempt machine or at least that's the theme. I don't know if it will ever reach completion but it does keep me entertained as does modeling. There's also an old photographic darkroom that has been converted into a model assembly area with a large table and good lighting and even a large wet sink. You can leave large B-52s and such laying around as long term projects, unlike my multi purpose office desk which is in constant change. Sorry about the mess!

Max

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 12, 2018 12:55 PM

Looks like a neat work area.  What is in the "medicine chest" in the last pic?

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, January 12, 2018 1:06 PM

Ok, as the old saying goes "A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind".  But I'm starting to think that a messy desk with 6-8 models all in various stages of completion piles all over the desk is the same thing!!!  To ashamed to post my work area at the moment.  Looks more like a hobby shop and a Coke-a-cola truck blew up.   Lol

 

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, January 12, 2018 1:32 PM

mmthrax

Looks like a neat work area.  What is in the "medicine chest" in the last pic?

 

 

Well, it's a recycled medicine chest alright and it's still full of obsolete photography stuff that I have no idea why I'm keeping. Thanks for reminding me in that this would be great paint bottle storage area. I've got bottles everywhere and this could be the place!---brilliant!  Geeked

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Friday, January 12, 2018 6:39 PM

Since I'm between builds right now (starting an FW190 A-9 tomorrow), i cleaned up my work area and took this pic.  Next week it will be back to it's usual state of disarray. 

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

In the queue: Airfix 1/48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:20 AM

Been picking away at things for 2018, but I got a bit distracted when I ran across this desk on craigslist.  It was $50 INCLUDING the glass.  I couldn't pass it up.  I don't really have room for the desks I used to have.  They were 60x34, or bigger.  I knew this one was different as soon as I saw it.  The leg tunnel looked more narrow.  Sure enough it measures 54x32.  Those dimensions may not seem like much, but it makes all the difference.  I guess this was a "Jr" executive desk.Smile  After some adjustment to the locking mechanism, some glue on two of the drawers, and reinstalling my lamp, I can now get back to work.  Yea!!

The small shelf unit was found by my wife on a neighborhood email list.  $15.  It literally squeezed into the space it is in with maybe an eyelash to spare. 

I think the whole area has been transformed and for sure better utilizes the cubic feet of floor space, as well as air space.  I am super stoked.  Back to work.  No excuses.  

Thanks for looking.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Saturday, February 03, 2018 9:39 AM

My little corner

 

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, February 03, 2018 4:48 PM

Hello Murphy's Law,

I love it.  Nice and tidy.  Really dig the puzzle.  Did you make the frame yourself?  If so, nice job.  Love the machinist boxes too.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, February 03, 2018 7:39 PM

my little corner of paradise

 

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    June, 2016
Posted by Murphy's Law on Saturday, February 03, 2018 7:56 PM

mmthrax

Hello Murphy's Law,

I love it.  Nice and tidy.  Really dig the puzzle.  Did you make the frame yourself?  If so, nice job.  Love the machinist boxes too.

 

Thanks, my dad made the frame and the shelf on the wall. I wish I had half the skill he did in woodworking. 

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 05, 2018 12:28 PM

I dig it steve5.  I like how it wraps around.  Has a "command center" vibe. Smile

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 05, 2018 12:45 PM

Murphy's Law
 

Thanks, my dad made the frame and the shelf on the wall. I wish I had half the skill he did in woodworking.  

I was eyeing those shelves too.  Nice work. Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, February 05, 2018 12:49 PM

mmthrax

Been picking away at things for 2018, but I got a bit distracted when I ran across this desk on craigslist.  It was $50 INCLUDING the glass.  I couldn't pass it up.  I don't really have room for the desks I used to have.  They were 60x34, or bigger.  I knew this one was different as soon as I saw it.  The leg tunnel looked more narrow.  Sure enough it measures 54x32.  Those dimensions may not seem like much, but it makes all the difference.  I guess this was a "Jr" executive desk.Smile  After some adjustment to the locking mechanism, some glue on two of the drawers, and reinstalling my lamp, I can now get back to work.  Yea!!

The small shelf unit was found by my wife on a neighborhood email list.  $15.  It literally squeezed into the space it is in with maybe an eyelash to spare. 

I think the whole area has been transformed and for sure better utilizes the cubic feet of floor space, as well as air space.  I am super stoked.  Back to work.  No excuses.  

Thanks for looking.

 

I love that desk, Mark!  They don't make office furniture like that anymore!  People working in Cubetowns all around the world have no idea what they're missing. 

I like the two pull-out shelves, too.  Kids, those things sometimes held a device called a "typewriter."  Those shelves will be really handy, in any case.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 05, 2018 1:25 PM

the Baron
 

I love that desk, Mark!  They don't make office furniture like that anymore!  People working in Cubetowns all around the world have no idea what they're missing. 

I like the two pull-out shelves, too.  Kids, those things sometimes held a device called a "typewriter."  Those shelves will be really handy, in any case. 

I totally agree with you.  Something about the wood I guess...

Speaking of typewriters, I work with some twenty somethings and I was trying to describe the old IBM Selectric with the spinning ball.  They were baffled.  Their eyes glazed over when I mentioned the letter arms, ribbons, and the swing arm with the bell.  It was amusing.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, February 05, 2018 1:59 PM

Kids....I got through college with a typewriter.  In grad school, I had a "state of the art" Commodore 128 with a 9 pin dot matrix printer and fan paper.  Took a half hour to print a 10 page paper, and I had to leave my apartment because the printer was so loud.  Big Smile

Love the desk!  Not sure how you all stay organized.  Even if I added space, I would just clutter it up with even more stuff.

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Monday, February 05, 2018 6:56 PM

mmthrax

I dig it steve5.  I like how it wraps around.  Has a "command center" vibe. Smile

 

cheers mmthrax

 

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, April 05, 2018 1:56 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

A well organized work bench? No such thing... LOL! 

I'm actually surprised that there are any photos in this thread! Stick out tongue Big Smile

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, April 06, 2018 7:31 PM

I know I posted my new workbench elswhere on this forum, but since "Installing " it , I had to make a few adjustment's.

 

 

 

My previous workbench  " The Trunk Of Death", has now become the spray booth.

I had to re-arange everything..... just so I could have some shelf space.

( I'm about to fill this space ..... with a 1/72 scale sub. )

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, April 06, 2018 9:41 PM

   Awesome space good sir, looking forward to seeing what ya make on it.      P. S. I did post a few new pix of the Hummel the other day no comment from LittleTimmy. I hope I have not inadvertantly made you mad.. If so I apologize.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, April 06, 2018 10:22 PM

armornut
P. S. I did post a few new pix of the Hummel the other day no comment from LittleTimmy. I hope I have not inadvertantly made you mad.. If so I apologize.

NOPE ! Your "Golden", ... it's my computer that need's to apologize !

Teky knowlegee ..... GGGRRRRRRR !!!!

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Saturday, April 07, 2018 1:18 AM

My space is currently evolving still.Took up the hobby last year and DIY'ED myself a small workspace with drywal in the garage.

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