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Title: Modellers At Work
Post by: Hauk on May 16, 2012, 07:07:28 AM
How about some self-portraits  at  your workbenches?

IŽll go first:

(http://www.folk-rovere.org/mj/bilder/ego2-1.jpg)

Edit: Now with a picture, wich was sort of the point...

Regards, Hauk


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mobilgas on May 16, 2012, 07:38:56 AM
Not a self-portrait .....but a picture of my workbench


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 16, 2012, 07:55:14 AM
Hey Nice! ;D
What are all those kits in the left center?
Plus I can make out a Yorke or two, and,................
How about a zoom shot???
MPH


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Chuck Doan on May 16, 2012, 09:42:06 AM
(http://images15.fotki.com/v588/photos/7/777399/2961218/Workusinturruptus-vi.jpg)

From a coupla years ago.


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: shropshire lad on May 16, 2012, 01:09:56 PM
What's a workbench ?  Kitchen table is all I can run to at the moment .


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mobilgas on May 16, 2012, 03:38:28 PM
MPH,   If you seen a close-up picture of all the Old stuff on the shelf...Yorke... Don Winter...CHB...Western Scale Models...McKenzie Iron & Steel...well it might give you Modeler's Shock :o


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 16, 2012, 04:13:43 PM
craig!
I am still young,  ::)
Strong like bull!  :o
my heart can take it! ;D
show me where all the money went!
MPH


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 16, 2012, 04:22:55 PM
here's my inside closet, with all the stuff I need to work on!  ::)


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 16, 2012, 04:25:52 PM
Here's my messy bench, with 1/76 and 1/48 and 1/32 projects!
You can't box in Mr. Potato Head,but a bag will work! ;D
MPH


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Younger on May 17, 2012, 03:21:07 PM
Here's mine a few years ago, tidied up for the pic.
-Younger



Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 17, 2012, 03:27:12 PM
That's not a work bench! That's a doctors office! ::)
MPH


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: billmart on May 17, 2012, 06:58:20 PM
Younger (Mr. Younger?) -

I'm sorry but that's just sick. ::)  Nobody's workbench should ever look that neat and tidy.  Every time I try to do that with mine I end up looking for things the next month or two (at least).

Bill Martinsen


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: lab-dad on May 17, 2012, 07:12:58 PM
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/lab-dad-jones/382a2d82.jpg)

And the current state of the bench......
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/lab-dad-jones/092044d9.jpg)

Mine usually looks like Younger's after i finish a project but before I start one!
-Marty


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Seattle Dave on May 17, 2012, 07:15:21 PM
I'm so confused!  I thought this thread was to show you actually WORKING at your workbench, not just the workbench sitting there all lonely and forlorn!  I'd post that, but that means I gotta get my wife over to my playroom to take it, and then she would start asking questions about where all those kits came from, and so forth.  Not sure I can stand the exposure!

Dave


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: granitechops on May 17, 2012, 11:37:22 PM
Camera, Tripod, Delay exposure?


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Seattle Dave on May 18, 2012, 08:41:31 AM
Camera, Tripod, Delay exposure?

Heh, heh, heh....I get it now "delay exposure".....Good One!


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Design-HSB on May 25, 2012, 09:07:53 AM
Hello Hauk

basically I think your idea and would like to support this with a contribution from me.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/7452/2903Helmut_beim_Fugen_saeubern.jpg)
Here I am on my router cutter and straight for the first Frithjof brick panels.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6484/13HSBMod02.jpg)
At this old door on a simple wooden frame I have done about 30 years my model work.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6484/13P1050564.JPG)
Here I am working on my new job at the Xrot of my buddy William.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6484/13P1010899a.jpg)
Motorised height adjustable workstation for model building, with 63 to 130 cm max. Working height.

This height-adjustable work is a gift from my son, who developed these tables as a designer.
Such a table is just perfect, and you can also work comfortably while standing on the table.


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Hauk on May 28, 2012, 04:25:04 PM
Nice workshop, Helmut!
But what is that electric orange thing???

Regards, Hauk


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 28, 2012, 05:33:21 PM
Here are a couple shots of me and my incredibly messy workspace. The self-portrait was achieved using the highly sophisticated trick of holding the camera at arm's length:

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/IRR_Miscellaneous_files/Media/IMG_6483/IMG_6483.jpg)
 
(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/IRR_Miscellaneous_files/Media/IMG_6484/IMG_6484.jpg)
 


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: marc_reusser on May 28, 2012, 05:39:02 PM
Ok, I'll play along.......

(http://home.earthlink.net/~rbadesign/M_Bench700.jpg)

M


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: marc_reusser on May 28, 2012, 05:43:26 PM
Here are a couple shots of me and my incredibly messy workspace.


WOW!...and I thought I was a mess. At least I can usually retain the prerequisite 8-square inches of clean workspace. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: chester on May 28, 2012, 06:02:53 PM
My model bench took over my furniture showroom in the barn when I closed the business. Everything of mine seems to be slowly moving out of the house and into the barn. Glad I don't have a dog house.

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/Home%20is%20Maine/dc7d.jpg)

And this is me in the big workshop where all the beer drinking goes on.

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z79/chesterf/Home%20is%20Maine/1c1d.jpg)


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: artizen on May 28, 2012, 06:28:21 PM
I don't have a work bench so I envy all of you who can just walk away from a project and pick it up again later. I model on my rolling work table between printing jobs which needs to be cleaned off at regular intervals.

Really like Ray's ancient old phone - and Chester, sharp saws and beer drinking?


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Ken Hamilton on May 28, 2012, 07:02:44 PM
I don't have a suitable picture of my smiling puss, but here's a long shot of the work room:

(http://images56.fotki.com/v714/photos/1/15405/372387/P1010003-vi.jpg)

(http://images56.fotki.com/v714/photos/1/15405/372387/P1010004-vi.jpg)

Marc, I'd love to see more of that truck on the bench. 
Geez, I have enough trouble painting with my hands,
and here you are painting with your TEETH.


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: W.P. Rayner on May 28, 2012, 08:28:23 PM
Ok, I'll play along.......
M

Where's the Scotch?...  ;)

Paul


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Ray Dunakin on May 28, 2012, 09:51:34 PM
Really like Ray's ancient old phone...

That one is actually brand new. But I do have an old, black, "phone company" rotary phone under my desk, plugged into the extra phone jack. The old-fashioned ringer is a lot easier to hear if I'm outside or something.



Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 28, 2012, 10:52:36 PM
Marc!  Buddy! You’re turning into the silver fox!   :o
mph
Work bench looks good


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: marc_reusser on May 29, 2012, 12:36:15 AM
Chester,
That second photo of you in the shop is great. Covet the shop, and the image looks like it's straight out of a Lands End catalog, or a Ralph Lauren ad in Vanity Fair.  ;D

Ken,
Shoot, I was going for the debonaire painter look.  The truck is not quite ready for public viewing.......in a while. :D Nice bright, and orderly workspace you have there.


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: shropshire lad on May 29, 2012, 01:29:57 AM
Here are a couple shots of me and my incredibly messy workspace. The self-portrait was achieved using the highly sophisticated trick of holding the camera at arm's length:

(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/IRR_Miscellaneous_files/Media/IMG_6483/IMG_6483.jpg)
 
(http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/IRR_Miscellaneous_files/Media/IMG_6484/IMG_6484.jpg)
 


  Have you just been burgled ?


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: mad gerald on May 29, 2012, 04:50:57 AM
... as I don't have a work bench - I'm doing all my work at my writing desk - I'm drawing a blank on this one and envy you ... ummm, well ... at least the modelling mates among you with tidied up work benches ...  ;D ... and the ones with an huge amount of modelling stuff in stock ...  :o 8)

Cheers


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: danpickard on May 29, 2012, 05:58:17 AM
Ken,
Two questions...

All them boxes up top...are they previously built kits, or still avaiting assembly one day?

And WTF with the pink flamingo in the corner???

Very comfy looking work space despite the flamingo  ;D...a tad jealous right now.

Dan


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Design-HSB on May 29, 2012, 06:07:14 AM
Nice workshop, Helmut!
But what is that electric orange thing???

Regards, Hauk
Hello Hauk

This is a drive motor for a flexible shaft for dental handpieces technology.

(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6484/13P1050574.JPG)
Dental handpieces to use tools.

Perhaps an idea for a topic "tools for the workbench".


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 29, 2012, 09:24:26 AM
My Sons in his last year of dental school! I can't wait until he starts his practice. All those fringe benefits!
The first thing I want to borrow are those cool glasses they have, and then one of those cool lights on the overhead track, and then,.........................
MPH


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: okiecrip on May 29, 2012, 09:30:15 AM
wow i wish i could even get to my work bench


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Ken Hamilton on May 29, 2012, 06:08:13 PM
Dan, all the kits on the shelves are unbuilt, but a lot of them have been opened for parts.

BTW, that's not just ANY pink flamingo.  It's outlined in twinkle lights.


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Younger on May 31, 2012, 01:29:10 PM
Since Mr. Potato Head made fun of my clean workbench, here's a recent shot.
-Younger


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: lab-dad on May 31, 2012, 03:18:35 PM
It's still too clean!!!!!
-Marty


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Malachi Constant on May 31, 2012, 03:43:42 PM
My workbench mocks me ... sometimes it even pokes fun at other people!  ;)  -- Dallas


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Chuck Doan on May 31, 2012, 03:53:38 PM
I thought he wasn't going to tell. Can't trust a resin-ite. 


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: TRAINS1941 on May 31, 2012, 07:51:36 PM
Marc what's with the white glove????  Is proctology in the future???

Jerry


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: marc_reusser on June 01, 2012, 01:43:52 AM
Jerry,

It's my Michael Jackson look!  ;D ;D

I often use a cotton glove (buy them at a photography supply shop) when doing detail painting and weathering (especially when working with brushes), as it protects against body oils and moisture on the model/parts while I am holding/handling them for extended periods of time (also helps guard against the inadvertant fingerprint). The glove also gives me a soft clean cotton surface (on the back of my hand) where I can wipe the brush, or dab off some excess paint/thinner (in lieu of a cotton rag draped over my arm or on the bench...or using my shirt sleeve).

M


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: marc_reusser on November 08, 2012, 03:18:57 AM
My bench time and builds always feel like a giant game of "Where's Waldo"   :-X  (Yes there is actually a build underway here  :-\ )

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/485116_2475953114169_61152434_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: TRAINS1941 on November 08, 2012, 07:23:00 AM
Now if I could only find my glasses, I'd clean this mess up!!!! :D

Jerry


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: mad gerald on November 08, 2012, 07:24:39 AM
My bench time and builds always feel like a giant game of "Where's Waldo"   :-X  (Yes there is actually a build underway here  :-\ )
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/485116_2475953114169_61152434_n.jpg)
... I suspect it's one of these tiny three wheeled vehicles mentioned here some where else I spotted in your pic ...  ???

... ah, I found it ... seems it's one of the Daihatsus?

These are 1/32 kits from ARI. I think they are small enough, and unique enough vehicles that you might be able to pass them off as 1/35. If using figures just use some that are on the large end of the 1/35 spectrum.

The kits ran from $7 to $9 (top one being the 7). They are older molds, and do require some clean-up, and can stand to have some additional and refined detiling done with styrene......but all in all, a heck of a deal, for some very interesting pieces. The top kit (which is the one I will be working with) consists of 25 parts (supposed to be 27, but my kit was missing the 2 windows), and a decal sheet.

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/29803_2434767724560_1478901052_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Modellers At Work
Post by: Chuck Doan on November 08, 2012, 03:04:40 PM
It is amazing how a pair of tweezers will interlock with a brush or other tool when you try to pick it up from the pile.