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Battle Stations!!! Post your modeling workspace!
Posted by PGBolt on Monday, November 26, 2018 9:59 AM

Greetings, kids!

This is my new modeling workspace. I rent a little commercial space a mile from my house. Since my office is in the house, I like to be able to get away for model building and other artsy-craftsy stuff. Some of those kits on the top shelf have been in my "inventory" for 30-35 years!

I've just set this workspace up in the last week or so. There are a few changes and additions that I'll be making over time. I'm going to take the regulator and gauge off the little compressor, and plumb directly to the regulator/moisture trap at the airbrush holder. The airbrushes all have the Iwata quick-disconnects so I just need one hose. There's one of those fold-up spray booths on the half-shelf that I can just move to the main deck for major painting.

I've got a semi-retired Micro$oft Surface Pro and printer there. I just use my Google Fi data when I'm in the shop. No point paying $50+/month for InTarWebz when I'm only there a few hours a week. (Note to self: order printer ink.)

I've got a bunch of other odds & ends that I want to store on the half-shelf under the bench. I'm also going to add another 4' LED light above the workspace. One can never have too much ammo, fuel, altitude or light.

I'm working on the ancient MPC/Airfix U-2 that I have moved 9 times in 35 years. Gotta let that plastic age properly, like a fine wine, right? I remember paying $4.99 for the kit in 1983-ish. Today, I ordered 1.21 gigabucks of decals and reference materials. Go figure.

Who's next?!

Ciao!

Bolt

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, November 26, 2018 11:33 AM

That space won't stay clean for long.....Big Smile

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Posted by PGBolt on Monday, November 26, 2018 11:48 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

That space won't stay clean for long.....Big Smile

 

Heh... It was a little grungy by the time I left yesterday. Embarrassed

Actually, I have Tom Sachs' "Ten Bullets" written on the whiteboard (out of frame). There's a Ten Bullets sticker on the home-gamer red toolbox. Ten Bullets has revolutionized my work habits.

TenBullets.com

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, November 26, 2018 11:53 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Thats it for now,nothing,no work space.But the good news is that we are building a new place,should be ready by May.It will have an unfinished basement where I will set up shop.Hopefully in time I can finish it off.But I will be happy with any space

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Posted by Noah on Monday, November 26, 2018 12:03 PM

Yeah that is a very nice work space.  Although i thought modeling work stations were suppose to have paint going 10ft up the wall. Big Smile

Noah

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Posted by PGBolt on Monday, November 26, 2018 12:11 PM
Soon... I will have to add a 4-drawer file cabinet to warehouse all the decals I buy for kits I don't even have, or ever intend to build.
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Posted by PGBolt on Monday, November 26, 2018 12:13 PM

Tojo72

 

 

 

 

 

Thats it for now,nothing,no work space.But the good news is that we are building a new place,should be ready by May.It will have an unfinished basement where I will set up shop.Hopefully in time I can finish it off.But I will be happy with any space

 
Extraordinarily clean. It strongly resembles the workspace I had from about 1998 until this current space.
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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:20 PM

                          " Little Timmy's House Of Miniature's "

 

This shot was taken when I first installed the workbench ........

( It aint " EVEN that clean anymore ! )

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

  

 

    

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Posted by armornut on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:20 PM

   Timmy, Bolt, y'all aint right LOL. IF. I could post pix at this moment I would show ya what a real work space looks like.

     Imagine a place were time and space collide....plastic becomes one with the table......a 6ft by 3ft table chocked full of paint, tools, bits and pieces EVERYWHERE, and my pudgy fingers attempting to build something...in a twelve by twelve inch corner. It's all good.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:54 AM

more pic's please timmy , look's like a gem .

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:50 PM

armornut
Imagine a place were time and space collide....plastic becomes one with the table......

You've just entered "The Assembly Zone".

( or, you just drank thinner.... I can never tell... )

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

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:54 PM

steve5
more pic's please timmy , look's like a gem .

I have had several request's from forum member's "Demanding" more picture's of Little Timmy's House of Miniature's .

I will be posting "All New" picture's on Sunday.....

Stay tuned.......   ( yes, there really is something on the bench ! )

A few old picture's, just to keep you comeing back.

I "think" I left the Hummel somewhere........ Might be on somebody's workbench right now...... Still waiting to be finished...... No pressure....

 

I will give you guy's the "Two Bit Tour" on sunday..... ( It's much more organized now. )

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

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, November 29, 2018 8:29 PM

PGBolt
Soon... I will have to add a 4-drawer file cabinet to warehouse all the decals I buy for kits I don't even have, or ever intend to build.

I actually have a 4 drawer file cabinet, just for that purpose..... unfortunatly, I can't find all my decal's at the moment. so the file cabinet is full of junk.

These are just a few of my 10,000 and 1 decal's .

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

  

 

    

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, November 29, 2018 9:01 PM

    Msg recieved LT, kinda got a plate full right now. Tell ya what though it sure koos good in green and grey. I totally don't feel pressure and yes I need to get it finished. 

     YES "The Assembly Zone" EXACTLY what I wanted to say....you sure we weren't seperated at birth LOL.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, November 29, 2018 9:08 PM

armornut
.you sure we weren't seperated at birth LOL.

Mom must have used that Testor's Orange label stuff ... it wont hold "Nuttin" together ...

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

  

 

    

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, November 29, 2018 9:11 PM

  ROFLMAOYes

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, December 02, 2018 5:47 PM

steve5
more pic's please timmy , look's like a gem .

OK. Here's your "updated" picture's of  Little Timmy's House of Miniature's. I skipped the outside shot's..... it's a shed..... you have seen it before.

The overall view...

The Airbrush station.

The paint booth, ( yes .... it's the "Trunk of Death" ....and it's full of kit's .)

The cabinet's behind the "Paintbooth". ( more stash stuff...)

Paint storage.

The airbrush / Dremel / Tape acssesory's drawer.

The paintbrush drawer.

The tool's I use the most...

This is what's currently on the bench.

My "pile" of reasearch material... ( mostly ship's and aircraft stuff...) on the shelf above the bench.

My "Pile" of scratchbuilding stuff...

Plastistruct / Evergreen, ect....

Wood / metal odd's & end's ...

The "Junk Yard"...

The "Comfiy Chair" ...

There you have it. 

Hopefully, I can get some time to myself after the "House stuff" get's done .....( maybe a week to myself for Christmas ... ??? )

 

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

  

 

    

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, December 02, 2018 8:37 PM

Here's my set up. This is the third time I moved my mancave, each time to a bigger room. This is the best one I've had located at the end of the house.

My bench is a drawing desk from Ikea which is perfect. The metal cabinet is also from Ikea and holds supplies , paints and tools. The stackable plastic storage also holds more supplies and resin am sets.

Angled to the right of the metal and plastic storage I have more small drawers holding paints, tools and assorted building supplies.

This is my my large display cabinet I got for $200 from an antique store going OOB a while back. To the left are the drawers I previously described and more drawers on the left side. All these drawers cost me nothing thanks to neighbors giving these away so I grabbed them. I have another in the garage for my wood tools.

then on the back wall I have an Ikea display cabinet.

  

and another on the right side of my book case.

My stash in the mancave closet

overflow into the wive's office closet by the front of the house

more models in the garage corner storage section

For painting I use a folding table set up in the garage, open the door and set the fan on high and just paint away.

Once in a while a Florida Sand Crane or two venture into the garage to leisurely check things out like inspectors. One time I was in my garage with both doors open draining the oil in my Tundra when I looked off to the side and saw two pairs of skinny bird feet standing 2-3 feet from me. These two lads were about 3-4 ft tall and waltzed into the garage watching me work. After a while they casully strolled out and left.

These birds are very friendly and visit now and then.

   

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by armornut on Monday, December 03, 2018 8:47 AM

    Now I have mancave envyEmbarrassed, at least my stash can stand with you heavy hitters LOL. Someday, someday.....

we're modelers it's what we do

fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, December 03, 2018 8:18 PM

PJ, now that's what I call a stash!

Let me give this a try. Hope it works.

Here's how it started out exactly 1 yr. and 5 days ago when we moved in to our new home. This is my 12 x 18 loft with some ofthe "Stuff" moved in but not sorted out.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3DrQkR8TbZSTtqCU9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NzbxbD1LKaAhVD1o7

Here's what it looks like now. The boat on the bench is being built for a half wall that we have in the living room. Aready have my avatar, "The Irish Maid" on the mantle in the living room. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LFu2HwmTv9k1dZZm7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4VoCLW7tt4qoSgrW6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sWeMtoCvQDBCD8b17

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BbNvAwtjiYzUtVSNA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/uAzUpq3FkzpsqWh29

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DXtXUvZK2g8p26aG6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DkRiKoPWHNWu4CC39

https://photos.app.goo.gl/icUryD7uipvL6rgr5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oUB2ZiRehkuMTrfr6

Hope that these work.

Jim  Captain

 

 

 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 Tojo72 on Monday, December 03, 2018 8:55 PM
Every thing looks great PJ

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:47 AM

littletimmy
I have had several request's from forum member's "Demanding" more picture's of Little Timmy's House of Miniature's .

I like your selection of models. If only we can get you working on the models instead of your house. Hehe.

 

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 1:50 PM

This topic is a perennial favorite.

Here is mine...

I was driving around one day years ago and saw a family throwing out the easel, so I asked if I could take it, and salvaged it to add to my bench.

Here is a recent solution for storing my ever-increasing stash of paints:

My stash is stored down there with the bench, and in my spare room upstairs.  Guests have to sleep on the couch.

 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by E Baker on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 3:05 PM

plasticjunkie
This is my my large display cabinet I got for $200 from an antique store going OOB a while back. To the left are the drawers I previously described and more drawers on the left side. All these drawers cost me nothing thanks to neighbors giving these away so I grabbed them. I have another in the garage for my wood tools. then on the back wall I have an Ikea display cabinet.   and another on the right side of my book case. My stash in the mancave closet overflow into the wive's office closet by the front of the house more models in the garage corner storage section For painting I use a folding table set up in the garage, open the door and set the fan on high and just paint away.

Now there are two things I am highly jealous of: a couple of great display cases, and a ton of great kits. If you ever consider giving some away, you know where to look!Yes

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:10 PM

Bakster
I like your selection of models. If only we can get you working on the models instead of your house. Hehe.

You guy's need to start a petition, and "DEMAND" that my wife leave me alone for a day ... or two .....

( I can't have her "Done in" ..... She cook's , I eat ......... I like this arrangment. )

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

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:15 PM

plasticjunkie
This is my my large display cabinet I got for $200 from an antique store going OOB a while back.

I " L O V E " that display case !!!!!!!

I have been searching through the local second hand shop's for one ..... but they all think their cabinet's are made of "Un-Obtanium".  $$$$$$$$$$$ ?!?!?!

I may have to build my own........... ( Thumb print included. )

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

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:19 PM

the Baron
I was driving around one day years ago and saw a family throwing out the easel, so I asked if I could take it, and salvaged it to add to my bench.

I had one , many year's ago. Dont know what became of it, but I used it the same way you do. Reference material.

( Those guy's on your bench look like their about to "Start Something" ! )

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

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:28 PM

[quote user="littletimmy

( I can't have her "Done in" ..... She cook's , I eat ......... I like this arrangment. )

 

[/quote] Pretty good arrangement. 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:30 PM

littletimmy

 

 
plasticjunkie
This is my my large display cabinet I got for $200 from an antique store going OOB a while back.

 

I " L O V E " that display case !!!!!!!

I have been searching through the local second hand shop's for one ..... but they all think their cabinet's are made of "Un-Obtanium".  $$$$$$$$$$$ ?!?!?!

I may have to build my own........... ( Thumb print included. )

 

Thanks. The guy had a bunch for sale and wish I had picked up a second one.  Building your own is the next best thing.

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 8:22 PM

Timmy, I spy a couple of kits in your stash I haven’t seen since the 70s - the Glow-in-the-Dark Witch kit and the old Monogram 1926 Mack Bulldog Tank Truck. I’ve been looking and wanting to do another Monogram 1926 Mack Bulldog Tank Truck. The first one I did when I was 12. It’s long gone now.

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