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on Tuesday, December 8, 2009
John R. Groves
Chili, New York

I have a walkout basement, ideal for building plastic models. The Model Airplane Factory is located beneath our family room and is about 25' x 10'. It's a multifunctional space, serving as a computer room as well.

I use a recycled radiographic film dryer for a painting hood and dryer. My compressor is also multifunctional: I use it for air-powered tools during the summer. A very important feature is the fire extinguisher next to the painting hood. The lettered boxes hold sprues for my current modeling project.

Models appear everywhere in my room. On tables, hanging from the ceiling. That bird-like figure is the "protector of models." So far, he's been successful.

Computer monitors and VCRs complete the room, providing entertainment (flight simulators) while the glue or paint dries. Some have called my room excessive; I call it necessary for a lover of model building.

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