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Show us your bench.

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

  1. RRR Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Very interesting to see all your work zones. But if there is an award for the untidiest work bench, I claim that for me ;)

    I have my own room, it was the room from my son, when he was living here with his parents a few years ago.
    Since he moved away, the room was used as a boxroom until I took it up as my hobbyroom.

    I have one work bench for painting jobs and another table to make dioramas, airbrush and other modelling jobs.
    In my world I have to have everything in reach. Sometimes I have to search a while for the things I need at the moment.
    But what the heck, I can only work in chaos.:eek::D

    Cheers
    Robert

    View from the door:

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    Constructing area, on the wall is a picture of my son

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    Airbrush cabin is an old cardboard box, turned around of course, when needed

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    Room for the finished ones, too small already

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    The painting zone, lots of unfinished projects. I am always working on different figures at the same time
    "Philadelphia" is only a container for clean water

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    The constructing place again

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Robert

    Well that's certainly well used .....not chaos ....just organised chaos !! ...lol

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  3. arkangelo Active Member

    My workbench, my own manufacture

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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ark

    Very nicely done , is that a Latorre bust I see under the plastic dome ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. arkangelo Active Member

    Thank you Nap if it's the Clansman Highlander I have in the work in progress section.

    Ark
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  6. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Robert,


    Welcome aboard ;)


    "I have my own room"

    And you use it well! Wow! Plenty of available space! :joyful:


    Cheers!

    Dolf
  7. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Ark,


    "My workbench, my own manufacture"

    Great organization! (y)


    From what I can see, those working with acrylics have in general a much larger collection of paints! Yours is amazing! :eek:


    Cheers!

    Dolf
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  8. arkangelo Active Member

    Hello Dolf thank you and if I have enough those that can be seen and those that I have stored in the drawers, I also have a good arsenal of greetings oils
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  9. Henk Active Member

    Hello all, it's been a while since I have been here, real life having gotten somewhat in the way. But to the matter at hand.
    A new flat, has meant that I now have a small room for myself. There is a lot of work still to be done, but I've started working on models again. Here's the room looks like sofar. To the right of the current bench will be another building/airbrush bench, and the present bench will be the figure/painting bench.the space between the windows will have a large bookcase/storage unit, and the wall to the left of that will have a display case.

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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Henk

    Nice to have you back again and congratulations on the new flat , you certainly seem to know where everything's going !!!

    I think I am organised ...but have things in every conceivable space ( we downsized !!)

    Look forward to seeing your results and WIP's from the bench

    Don't forget FOTM and also vote in the previous month

    Happy benchtime

    All the best for 2020

    Nap
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  11. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi!

    Nothing fancy (still not an entire floor, not even a full room for the hobby), but recently did some small modifications on my working area, finally liberating the living room main table after two years working on it (luckily no damage whatsoever, now clean again) so just a quick update with some new pics. Bought one of those 120cm X 80cm melanin worktop/tabletop from Leroy-Merlin, and it stands on two easels. Still have to get one of those cutting mats, as it might allow for a bit more space to work:

    After moving everything from it, and some cleaning:

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    And the new work bench, now fully operational:

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    As I do use the same 3 IKEA lamps for taking pictures of the models, and the "photo-studio" is on the kitchen's table, it turns out that on occasion I use again the same 2 lamps I used before:

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    As I don't have a closed cabinet for keeping my figures/busts safe, and dust is one of their worst enemies, for each new figure/bust, I use those IKEA glass cloches with a wood base, or their similar ones, with no wood base, for some busts, such as the La Meridiana Miniatures Apache Lipan seen in one of the pics below (Viriato, from RP Models, on the 1st pic below, being so huge, is the only exception, as I haven't found an adequate protection for it yet) :

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    That wall is now full:

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    Cheers!
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good Dolf ...settled in nicely ...still space to fill !!!

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  13. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nap,

    "Looking good Dolf ...settled in nicely"

    Thanks! We do with what we can, and try to make it as practical and enjoyable as possible, I guess ;)


    "...still space to fill !!!"

    Barely... :p


    Cheers!
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  14. Airkid Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ken

    Is that a real Sharps on the wall there? Mine's only an Italian repro but it's fun to shoot!

    Lovely set up BTW

    Phil
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  15. Airkid Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi All

    Here's a shot of my workspace. It is in a brick built outbuilding at back of our bungalow. Window overlooks patio end of gardsen. Modelling shares it with reloading for my shooting hobby. Warm, light and cosy, but I still have to go outside to get to it, which can be a pain if it is pouring with rain (like it is now!!). Lots more paint since the photo was taken.

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  16. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States

    I wish! Mine is a non-shooting repo. :( However, the 1849 Springfield on the opposite wall was handed down to me from my great grandfather.
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  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States

    Very nice Phil! We are lucky to have such dedicated areas even with some limitations. Take care and stay safe.

    Ken
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  18. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    All very nice and neat but mine resembles Roberts'.....Straight from the "Diary of a Madman"...........Sorry Robert...:)

    Wayne
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