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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-15-14, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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I was curious as to where my fellow forum-goers work their hobby magic and I thought I'd show off where I do mine.
So here it is:

My basement used to have an additional apartment but it got ripped out. My work space is where the then bathroom was (that explains the tiles and the bad cement patch job).
The cabinet on the right holds my books, terrain, models, bits, and other misc stuff.
The drawers on the left are templates, extra tools, a roll of toilet paper (terrain and spills), wax paper covered cardboard to prime on, and empty model boxes to use as references.
Finally in the center we have my work bench (a re-purposed computer desk), paint brushes, cd player/radio, painter's masks, hobby tools, halogen lamp, current projects, digital camera, rolley-kit filled with more misc terrain materials, and a small waste basket for misc shavings and wrappers. Slightly to the left in the white drawers we have more projects, completed models on a castle display stand, and a Butt-ton of minis still in their clam shells.
It is rumored that men do their best thinking while in the bathroom so why not work on minis in one instead?

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The best I can get atm. The shelves hold the boxes of models, the desk has 2 carry cases on along with a painting station, underneath the desk is bits box, stands box, and more models.


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Nifty looking. You can shut the door and hide your hobby away from prying fingers.
Do you sit in the closet or do you take the boxes elsewhere?
I have to fend off cats every time I try to work. It's like my brain waves somehow send out a signal that I don't want to be disturbed and attracts cats as a side effect.
A large flat space with a warm lamp. Who'd have thought cats would like it?
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Nifty looking. You can shut the door and hide your hobby away from prying fingers.
Do you sit in the closet or do you take the boxes elsewhere?
I have to fend off cats every time I try to work. It's like my brain waves somehow send out a signal that I don't want to be disturbed and attracts cats as a side effect.
A large flat space with a warm lamp. Who'd have thought cats would like it?
I feel your pain mate my cat Lexi runs away with pieces of models and my brushes in her mouth. It must look funny to see someone chasing a bloody cat around the house.
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I've done that before. The cats just sit there looking innocent and then as soon as I drop my guard one of them bats a piece away and zooms off with it.
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I actually sit in the cupboard to do my hobby stuff unless my missus is building hers then we do it somewhere else.
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Just bought a new house that will give me the opportunity for an office. I'll build an art desk and cupboard for it at some point. Pretty excited for some space to get going on these models.
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@Chitose that looks like an awesome work area, but I would really recommend a better chair and some different task lighting. Some nice daylight bulbs can make quite a difference.

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@Chitose that looks like an awesome work area, but I would really recommend a better chair and some different task lighting. Some nice daylight bulbs can make quite a difference.
What kind of chair would you suggest? Also what would be a reasonable price for a daylight bulb?
Note: the center of the desk opens up and a shelf pulls out. that's where I do my work.
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Hi @Chitose , I have a rolling task chair from staples or office max that I bought 20 years ago. It doesn't have to be expensive, but I'd aim for something rated for long periods of time, this for example.

For illumination I have a mix of 100 watt lamp and an OTT lite for more clear real white light. I have an older model of this, http://www.amazon.com/Ott-Lite-Total-Flex-Task-Lamp/dp/B006Y3YS6O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1392516941&sr=8-5&keywords=ott+light.

Here's an old photo of my workspace with both lights on.


Kreugers_Painting_Desk_beveled-edge-01 by warped forge, on Flickr

I hope that helps!

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