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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Transformation
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, August 13, 2018 8:56 AM

Thought I'd show how nice self adhesive shelf paper (like Contact) is for benchtop.  Just finished my Flapjack yesterday, and ready for a new kit.  Benchtop was the usual mess, little bits of Tamiya tape, spilled paint, glue drops, etc.  So, peeled off the old paper-vinyl actually.

20 minutes later, voila!  Nice new (and cheap) benchtop.

I used a brand from Menards, Peel & Stick, a bit cheaper than Contact, and a nice plain white.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, August 13, 2018 9:26 AM

Looks good... for the time being once it gets all cut up, spilled paint, etc...

Why not add a sheet of glass or plexiglass on top to extend the life of it? Just a thought...

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    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, August 13, 2018 1:24 PM

I think the point is the easy removal and replacement when it gets messed up. That's it's purpose.

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, August 13, 2018 3:19 PM

I'm sorry, Don. I just don't like it. 

 

It's toooo clean!

 

Looks very nice and practical. I do like it!

 Bruce

 

 

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:30 AM

Good idea. It's like at a finer restaurant. A previous customer drools on it, they change the table cloth. New build, new sheet. I like it. Hurry up and get it dirty though. I find all that cleanliness distracting. 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:13 AM

Bakster

Good idea. It's like at a finer restaurant. A previous customer drools on it, they change the table cloth. New build, new sheet. I like it. Hurry up and get it dirty though. I find that all cleanliness distracting. 

 

It's already dirty. Starting a Tamiya 1:72 Zero A6M5.  Was hand painting a few handles in the cockpit with small bottle of flat black, brush painting.  Knocked the bottle over!  Fortunately near front of desk, so not much desktop area painted, but it got the front of my nice chair!  And, my parts-catching apron.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:01 PM

Okay... the Skittles?  Snack or unusual parts supply?  Wink

Gary

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:56 PM

Don Stauffer
It's already dirty

Well done, Don!

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:24 AM

GAF

Okay... the Skittles?  Snack or unusual parts supply?  Wink

Gary

 

Snack.  I always keep snackfood at my workbench.  Helps me keep from clenching my jaws together when working with photoetch :-)

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:09 PM

Don Stauffer
 
GAF

Okay... the Skittles?  Snack or unusual parts supply?  Wink

Gary

 

 

 

Snack.  I always keep snackfood at my workbench.  Helps me keep from clenching my jaws together when working with photoetch :-)

 

Well, as far as snacks go, you can't go wrong with Skittles. Yes

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

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, August 17, 2018 9:58 AM

Did it again!  Spilled half a MM Gunmetal jar!  Big mess this time- cut a new piece of vinyl and stuck it down over stain.  This is getting old quick.  Knocking and dropping things all the time around the house too.  Maybe I'd better check with doc.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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