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  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 8:48 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
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.

The glow in the dark Witch is actually two kit's in one. There's a complete set of tree's of glow in the dark part's, and they included a second set of tree's, molded in  dark Brown.

So you can actually build two kit's from it !

Way back in 1975 ( i think ?) I built the Mack Log truck ( I don't know what became of it)

I would LOVE to get them all.

I remember there was a log truck, tank truck, dump truck..... but I think there was at least two more.... not sure.

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, December 07, 2018 1:37 PM

littletimmy
 
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.

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

 
Would you believe it-some of those figures have been in the same spot on that bench for sixteen years, ever since I moved into my house and set the bench up?  And before that, they were "in progress". 
 
I have two main collections of toy soldiers-54mm figures finished in a traditional gloss finish.  One is the Seven Years War, and the other is the Kaiser's Army/Berlin 1910.  I set up the Berlin 1910 collection under the Christmas tree.  And every year, I find some figures squirreled away somewhere, that I started painting and set aside for whatever reason.  Most recently, I found a tray with seventeen figures on it, all started, some nearly finished.  So that's my project for the next two weeks, to finish them and add them to the display.
 
Now, if I could just finish all of the scale models I've started over the years...

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 10, 2018 10:21 AM

All these spaces remind me of Morrison's third law. No matter how much space you have you will only have 2 square feet of workspace. 

PJ, Those are one of those sashes that you look at and say what do I feel like building, hmmm, how bout a plane? Ok plane, what era? Hmmm how about modern? Ok modern, what nationality etc, etc and you have it.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 10, 2018 10:24 AM

modelcrazy

All these spaces remind me of Morrison's third law. No matter how much space you have you will only have 2 square feet of workspace. 

PJ, Those are one of those sashes that you look at and say what do I feel like building, hmmm, how bout a plane? Ok plane, what era? Hmmm how about modern? Ok modern, what nationality etc, etc and you have it.

 

2 Sq feet, blimey, some one is being spoilt. If i end up with 2 Sq inches i feel i have left somthing out.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, December 10, 2018 3:01 PM

Bish
2 Sq feet, blimey, some one is being spoilt. If i end up with 2 Sq inches i feel i have left somthing out.

That makes me chuckle. 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, December 10, 2018 3:17 PM

modelcrazy

All these spaces remind me of Morrison's third law. No matter how much space you have you will only have 2 square feet of workspace. 

PJ, Those are one of those sashes that you look at and say what do I feel like building, hmmm, how bout a plane? Ok plane, what era? Hmmm how about modern? Ok modern, what nationality etc, etc and you have it.

 

LOL Steve that happens every time I open the doors to see what kit to grab and work on.Confused  

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:57 PM

modelcrazy

All these spaces remind me of Morrison's third law. No matter how much space you have you will only have 2 square feet of workspace.

Yep, I sit perched on that chair, holding the work over my lap, and using a space about six inches square in front of me on the bench.  I try to clear more space, but as soon as I clear a spot, something else ends up there.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:26 AM

My room isn't all complete yet for one I don't have any of the trim up around the windows or doors (It drives my wife crazy so I might just keep it this way a bit longer) I'm also going to be putting up shelfs around the 1st of the year. Here is my bench and some of the stash.

Work bench 1

Here is on the other wall with all my paint and spray booth that I can vent out the window via the piece of plywood with at a dryer vent in it (going to simplify that soon) Work bench 2

Another look at the stash more is in the closet. Work bench 3

Also have my gaming PC in here (I need a better chair) Work bench 4

Clint

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:59 AM

My new digs.  It's still a work in progress.  The movers broke my main bench so I'm forced to improvise for now.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:42 AM

lawdog114
My new digs.  It's still a work in progress.

Nice! It's roomy, neat, and it appears organized. I like it. I am trying that sort of thing too. It seems to help me stay focused and motivated. My previous bench was a disaster and I hated to work at it.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:01 AM

lawdog114
My new digs.

That's nice. I'm away from home and this pic makes me miss my basement.

Did you move to Ohio or have you always been there? I'm a little turned around this morning I guess.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:45 AM

Here's what my space lookes like for the past year at my brother's house. I will be going to Boise for Christmas and will take a pic of my big area there. I hope to be returning for good sometime this next year.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, December 24, 2018 2:38 AM

Greg
Did you move to Ohio or have you always been there? I'm a little turned around this morning I guess.

 

Been in the Cleveland area my whole life.  I just switch to a suburb with a better school system (and higher taxes!)...

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 2:25 PM

Some nice areas!  Mine is kind of small, but considering I started out almost 3 years ago at the dinning room table it's an improvement.

My area is in mine and hubby's bedroom.

Drawer under the paint booth has my airbrushes and a few misc things.

Underneath the booth are some plastic drawers with stretched sprue/left over decals/dremel/acetone and some other junk I need to go through.

Two top drawers in my desk.  Paint/weathering stuff/brushes/scissors/nippers/tape/decal solutions/glue/tweezers, all kinds of stuff.

Two left side drawers.  Spray paint/scratch building stuff/misc stuff I don't use much.

Two right side drawers.  Hobby knives/files/clamping tools/thinner/metalizer paints/rubber gloves

My sandpaper organizer hung on the wall.

Part of the stash in the corner.  Also where I stick the box of the current WIP. 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 2:55 PM

Keyda81
My sandpaper organizer hung on the wall.

 

You "organize that stuff ???   I need to try that..... instead of just letting it "Pile up" wherever I leave off...

There's sandpaper in this mess.....somewhere....

This is my "New Year's Resolution" .... to find my sandpaper !

 

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

  

 

    

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 6:53 PM

OK! I'll help by taking the first guess. It's either in or under that little red box. 

P.S. What do we win if we find it for you?Big Smile

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 6:55 PM

fox
P.S. What do we win if we find it for you?

The Sandpaper.....

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:02 PM

littletimmy
  

The Sandpaper.....

 

Such a deal. You might wanna go to the hardware store for Sandpaper cuz that pile of (beep) looks scary.

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:06 PM

I'v had my Tetanus shot's .....

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:08 PM

littletimmy

I'v had my Tetanus shot's .....

 

Thats a good start.

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:04 AM

Checking in from the East Side of Cleveland. Built a house, and one of my requirements was my own hobby space on the first floor. 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:51 AM

It’s looks well thought out and organized. Lot’s of inspiration surrounding you too. I just noticed you have a sink in there too! Ha! Awesome!

Yes

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:13 PM

Alright just revised my work area and turned it into our work area.

And this area was added:

For my 13yo son who is in the process of building his first car. 

Good times ahead!

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:09 PM

Bakster

It’s looks well thought out and organized. Lot’s of inspiration surrounding you too. I just noticed you have a sink in there too! Ha! Awesome!

Yes

 

I wouldn’t say “well” haha. There’s always something better to be done. I‘d like to make a custom wood bench at some point, maybe some better drawers. But it’s the best space I’ve ever had. Tip of the hat to my wife for going along with it!

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:20 AM

Some pics of my cave. The place where I refuse to grow up.  Basements are uncommon where I live due to the high water table, but my old house had one and the previous owner used it as his workshop.  The low ceiling, all the pipes, ducts, conduits overhead, florescent lights, and sharing the room with a 1958 Homart furnace gives the feeling of working in a machine space on a ship, but without the rolling.  Probably why I build ships down here. Although as seen in the photos, I pretty much will build anything. 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:39 AM

Scottrc, I like it, nice amount of space. Are those Estes rockets I see?

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:46 AM

Yes, they are. 

  • Member since
    February, 2018
  • From: Seaview, WA
Posted by andy.t on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:36 PM

Here's mine.

 

Andy

On the Bench: TAMIYA P-51D Mustang 8th AF
                      Hasagawa HH-60D Night Hawk

Imagination is Forever

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 21, 2019 7:10 PM

Here's mine at the moment. 

Just moved into new house. With the stash

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, January 21, 2019 8:47 PM

tempestjohnny
Here's mine at the moment. 

Your "Stash" is giving those shelve's a Hernia !

OPTION # 1: Dont buy any more kit's 

OPTION # 2 : Get bigger shelve's ...... Then, you can buy more kit's ..... but , only then .

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

  

 

    

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