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Show us your bench.

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Henk, May 7, 2019.

  1. Henk Active Member

    Mods, if this is to much "off base" please move it somewhere more appropriate.

    Some of us are lucky and have a whole room to ourselves, and some of us have to make do with a small corner of the kitchen table. Heck, I've known about modelers who had no more than a small TV diner style table to work on.
    So, show us your bench where the magic happens. There may be awards for untidiest bench, and most co-ordinated paint storage...

    I'll kick off. I have a small corner in the bedroom of our one bedroom flat.

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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice work area Henk! It looks like the work space in a corner of my apartment when I first got married. 50 years later, I'm retired and share an office/work room with my wife. It's still just a corner of a room, but a nicer room. :)

    The good news is now I've got lots of storage in the basement for my stuff. And my stuff has certainly increased over the years.;)


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  3. theBaron A Fixture

    I'm fairly certain I've shared these photos before...



    Paint storage under the bench:


    I'm getting ready for an overhaul, though. I'm going to add a hutch back to the bench, to provide more storage, and get all of that clutter off the benchtop. I have to rearrange, because I've moved my paints into a large toolbox for portability.

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  4. Henk Active Member

    Very nice Ken, a nice space not just to paint, but just to sit and relax. Jealous, but in a good way..

    A proper messy laboratory there Brad. A man after my own heart.
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Guys

    Some fine spaces there ....certainly not " just a corner " ....love the prints and that sword there Ken !

    And....aren't we all well organised as well !!

    Will post some pics of mine soon


    Henk ....Moved this to the lounge
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  6. megroot A Fixture

    Have post some pictures a year of 6 ago. It doesn't look as that anymore.
    Gonna take some pictures again.

  7. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

    My corner of serenity/chaos. I also posted some photos awhile back and much to my dismay, the figures crying out for paint then are still waiting, lol

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    A small word about the chair. Here in the States, OfficeMax actually has ratings for how long you can reasonably sit in their line of seats. I picked the 6-8 hour one and it seems to be close to that. And for all of you that can organize your areas, I am your humble servant.
  8. Henk Active Member

    I think Tom may be an early contender for the "untidiest bench" award. Bonus points for haphazard spread.... :LOL:
  9. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

    You’re lucky I didn’t show the main stash area. I’d run away with the award, lol

  10. megroot A Fixture

    here is mine this evening.
    Its not so clean anymore then 4 years ago :)
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  11. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter


    I like to think I'm organized but the truth is as I get older it becomes a necessity not an option. If things aren't put back in the right place I'll never find them again. :) It's hard enough remembering why I walked into a room in the first place without having to spend time searching for things.

    Slightly off the hobby subject, but I know I'm not totally in control because I own at least 3 dozen Phillips screwdrivers and can only locate two of them. :cry: I'm sure they are with the missing socks.o_O

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  12. John Bowery A Fixture

    In January after maureen bought me a new paint rack for Christmas to go with the one I had. workbench.jpg

    This is after I have worked on it a little. Since I had hip replacement surgery in April not much has been done.

  13. Dolf Active Member

    I notice that some of you guys have the screens of your computers on the same tables where you work & paint your models... Isn't that a dangerous mix? I mean, I drop paint all over when I work, occasionally a brush falls (fortunatelly so far on the floor, but who knows... one could "jump" ahead, and if I had my screen of my computer on the same location where I work my models... that would be disastrous...) ...

    Will try to take a couple of pics of my current bench (if I can call it that...) tomorrow and post here (even if I'm ashamed of my chaotic work bench, compared to most of the extremely well organized and clean ones I see posted here ... :cry: ) .


  14. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Well, this has been done before if I remember right, but here we go: the paint slapping room.
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  15. megroot A Fixture

    Looking at the nabour woman into the garden Pierre?????

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  16. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Not a chance Marc, I have a perfect view of the village's graveyard!

  17. Dolf Active Member

    Ok, here go a few pics of my working area. Notice that I don't have a special room for the hobby. I also don't have a SWMBO yelling at me on a 24/365 base, so I can do what I want, and install my stuff where I want, when I want (one of the advantages of beeing single ;) ) .
    In this house where I moved in some 5 years ago, there were two choices, for installing a modeling area (I only returned to this hobby about a year ago or so), either in the attic (which would have been a pain in the arse, as to access it I have to go outside, climb the stairs, which would have been really uncomfortable on rainy or cold weather) or in the main table on my living room (as I live alone and eat on the kitchen table, this was the best option indeed, as even when there are guests, the kitchen table works perfectly well, I don't really need this large living room table) .

    I'm only using the central part of the table (at least for now), kits, part of the accessories, some Humbrol paints, are all either on boxes in the attic, or in some cases spread here and there in the house (as is now the case for the few 120mm Verlinden figures I still have, as seen in one of the pics; but most of the aircraft, armor, cars, 1/35 figures, and also my recently bought busts, are all in a large card box in the attic; usually only bring down a couple of pieces at a time, when I'm starting to do some work on them) .

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    As usual, the remaining working space is always the smallest percentage of the whole table...

    The surrounding areas of interest for, or related to the hobby:

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    Books on WWII (especially on the East Front, and in particular focused on the Battle of Stalingrad), as well as some old Verlinden books, Osprey books, Scale Models old magazines, most of them related to modeling, also a few related to another hobby of mine, phaleristic, mostly in English or in French:

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    A recently finished Rolls Royce, now on it's display case:

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    The recently finished US Navy pilot 120mm on its campanula, also a 200mm figure of Adolph Galland:

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    Some Portuguese (mostly from before 1910, when Portugal became a Republic) awards on a wall:

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    And the computer table, away from the painting table:

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    This is all on my living room, which is the room where I spend most of the time.


  18. Tommy Atkins Active Member

    My little piece of 'organised' chaos, together with the corner for storing my collection of British napoleonic weapons! Regards Pete 20190510_082613.jpg
  19. Richie A Fixture

    This is my modelling space, it did not look like this a week ago:rolleyes:. I do not have any paint storage systems I just the a couple of draws in my desk. Besides loads of models to finish and start I have quite a lots of prints I need to get framed for the walls.
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