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 Post subject: Your Modelling Area
PostPosted: Mon 24 Apr 2006 17:05 pm 
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Just like the old site, here is an opportunity to post pictures of the area you use for your modelling work.

I have a front room all to myself where I can make as much mess as I like!

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The room has space for two desks and a foldaway table when need, my ghetto blaster tv etc. All that is missing is a kettle and a fridge!

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The PC has an internet connection and is where all my modelling web site and forum work is done.  I do tend to do the odd bit of actual modelling here too!

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This is supposed to be my main modelling desk but I tend to use my other desk too often (naughty, naughty).

It also has a PC which contains a back up for my modelling research and website stuff and is handy for having pictures open whilst modelling. It also does not matter if paint gets on it's keyboard and monitor!  Underneath the desk is my stash - well most of it.

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There is space in between both desks for this additional table when required.  I found it very necessary when I built four 1/400 ships simultaneously for Airfix.

I also have all my books, magazines etc in here too. I've only a few completed models and they all fit on one shelf - at the moment. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Apr 2006 17:38 pm 
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I've got my conservatory table, its not technically my modelling area because I don't have one but I haven't been told to get off the table since before christmas so I think I'm safe. For a while :) The tables tidy then in the picture as I took that a while ago.

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ok im not sure if this is right but here goes

edit, wow it worked, im not sure how i did it but it seems i can now,anyway this is my attic where i can do my thang,its an old shot ,but ill update when i can.

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Apr 2006 22:24 pm 
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Airfix Vulcan, anti-flash white, 27 Sqd undergoing airbrushing and using way too many cans of propellant (I need a compressor...), and first Airfix TSR 2, primed ready for 27 Sqd 'What-If' scheme complete with 'Dumbo Decals'. Plus plenty of wine if ever I need to fortify my resolve...

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 Post subject: Modelling area
PostPosted: Wed 26 Apr 2006 10:00 am 
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Starting to get modellers twitch (3 weeks and counting since I touched a model). My area was commandeered for a visit from Mater and Pater. My vociferous arguments that it was my study and modelling den, fell on deaf ears in the "don't be silly it's the spare bedroom" brigade :(
Ho hum hopefully I'll be able to get it up and running this week, now where exactly did I put everything :o
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 Post subject: airfix cup
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I notice in one of these working areas someone has airfix cup's. How does one get one of those.


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Apr 2006 08:29 am 
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That was me who had the Airfix Mugs! :D

I'm not sure if they are available for sale as they were a gift. I will make some enquiries!

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Well I have

The use of the small bedroom for my modelling desk (I also have my computer desk in there), one of the Garden sheds for my Spray room, and the dinning room for any large projects such as the construction of an 8 Foot by 6ft piece of river scenery for a wargaming show, and for wargaming the dinning room table is great.

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My Modelling Table

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My Computer in my modelling room

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My Shed I use for spraying

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My dining room which has my latest scenery in it.[/img]


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 Post subject: Model workbench
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Well here's my recently re-instated working area, I doubt that it will stay this tidy for long!

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My RAF Mustang III before I stuffed up the paint job :cry:

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How do you all model in such small areas :shock: I take over the whole house :twisted: :P :lol:

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 Post subject: Modelling areas
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Ratch wrote "How do you all model in such small areas I take over the whole house"

There is this special space limiting device called a "WIFE", which has secondary functions such as model budget control, and a built in time allowed for modelling limiter. :cry: :wink: :D
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lol

I had a WIFE installed 2 years ago however I have by passed the time limiter by buying a cable tv package that distracts the WIFE. However the downside of the Cable tv is that it has the history channel function which distracts me as well.


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Commodore Rob wrote:
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I had a WIFE installed 2 years ago however I have by passed the time limiter by buying a cable tv package that distracts the WIFE. However the downside of the Cable tv is that it has the history channel function which distracts me as well.


My Wife of 18 years has graciously allowed me to model when I like,that is, as long as the job list has been worked on first :wink:

I usually take over the dining table for as long as I can, the banging of lids on saucepans is a good hint to clear away the 'mess'.

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Heres my safe haven . I managed to get the spare room as a modelling room when we moved house 2 years ago . Unfortunatly this was at the exspence of a double garage which we no longer have so I have to spend more time cleaning the cars than modeling

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Currently working on a Vulcan , which is sitting there waiting for the filler to dry in the intakes ready for a mammouth sanding and shaping session this weekend, Like Bluesteel's its going to end up anti-flash white with modeldecal markings for XL385 no 9 SQN RAF Coningsby . Also working on a Raf refueling set which I got from e-bay as a bag of bits with no instructions for 99p.

Im a bit more cramped than I used to be as the wife now has a table to do her water colour painting on as well . Now I have to do all my primer work in the garden as the layer of dust over her art work didnt go down to well

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my modelling room is my bedroom

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I must take a wider shot of my modelling area :oops:
I have a coffee table with two lamps, one halogen and the other with a 100 watt bulb and fixed magnifying glass. The Airfix Modelling Mat, the green cutting board and a sheet of aluminium I also use for cutting on. Lots of newspaper, and then various storage boxes, tool boxes, trays (full with paints) and box files :shock:

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The only picture i have got - it never stays tidy.

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I don't have a specific area that I use. I just have a couple of trays - one small one for painting on, and one larger one for assembly, filling et al. Using these, I can set up pretty much anywhere, although most of the time I model whilst (not really) watching the idiot box.

Oh, and I have my Airfix paint carousel on a table next to me (as have a number of others, I notice!).

A couple of problems with this are:

a) I have two cats, both of whom like to sit on my lap, and who get very upset if I have the tray on my lap instead. They have been known to try to get on my lap at the same time as the tray, which can be exciting.

b) In between modelling sessions (which can be 24 hours, or several days, depending on how I'm feeling), the trays go on the floor in the lounge, with my toolbox full of paint, brushes etc. (and at the moment, the Airfix RAF History Collection box). It's a bit messy, so it can lead to some domestic opposition. However, I suspect there would be more opposition if I disappeared for hours on end, rather than remaining in the bosom of my family...


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