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COMMUNITY => Chit chat => Topic started by: Panzer-Plastic on Thu May, 07, 2009, 03:19:AM

Title: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Panzer-Plastic on Thu May, 07, 2009, 03:19:AM
I've always been curious of the surroundings of other modelers. Show us your caves and how you decorated the stone walls!

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4534/55566666.jpg)

This is the tiny room in the basement that I am allowed to do my painting and detail work in. I build my models in my room upstairs and once I'm done there, it's off to the basement.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Shark on Thu May, 07, 2009, 06:25:AM
Welllll look at you with TWO places to work  :).  I'm getting kicked out of my cave as we speak so it can be converted into a nursery.  I'll have to share some pics when it gets settled back down in it's new location.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: elend on Thu May, 07, 2009, 06:29:AM
Here's my very, very small area, where I can work. I really need an own room by now.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/97ny3r.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Carsenault on Thu May, 07, 2009, 09:34:AM
Those are too neat to be man caves. Here's mine, the spare bedroom on the second floor converted to my needs. Im not completely set up yet, just moved in last September.  ::)
The shag carpet has to go as I have alsready lost many small parts to the carpet monster. The room also serves as my practice studio, so I have my stereo, bass and practice amp in there.

Mu current project isnt on the desk right now, its over in my "spray booth" on the left.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j230/carsenault_photos/misc%201/Cnv0023.jpg)

And my meager stash. Almost time to start an inventory.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j230/carsenault_photos/misc%201/Cnv0024.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Thu May, 07, 2009, 10:16:AM
Cool rooms! Welcome Charlie - thanks for registering. Be sure to POST lots of cool stuff.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mac on Thu May, 07, 2009, 12:44:PM
Yeah I gave upon making this orange. . .
This is the entrance to the fortress of solitude, pretty clever eh?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v665/Don8912/MVC-861S.jpg)
and behind the little louvered door and flag. . .
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v665/Don8912/MVC-048S.jpg)
It's an old picture but I don't change much on the bench, always lots of junk on it!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: elend on Thu May, 07, 2009, 12:49:PM
Wow, now that's a mancave. Very great.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Panzer-Plastic on Thu May, 07, 2009, 12:51:PM
Yeah, really quite something! Can't compete with that.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mac on Thu May, 07, 2009, 01:50:PM
The Fortress of Solitude is in the room with the furnace and water heater, and I used to get modeling time by telling the Mrs. I was going to work on the basement. . .so I actually had to do SOMETHING!
My three sons and I love hockey, could ya tell?  This was just a natural thing.
The other half is almost normal, couches and tv and paneling. . .but the college student has claimed it for his own so there is massive amounts of computer things and games in there, a 32 inch computer monitor, two sets of computer game drums and four game guitars, and dirty socks.

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Blitzspear on Thu May, 07, 2009, 04:38:PM
Here's my hobby hole formally the hot water tank cupboard. Its an old pic and is more of a mess now than in this pic  :o

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u135/blitzspear27/DSCF1489.jpg)

blitz
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: jetjock on Thu May, 07, 2009, 04:51:PM
Fortunately I talked my wife into using some space upstairs so it is climate controlled. The only problem is that it is easy to be distracted!

(https://armstrong.homeserver.com/photoalbum/model%20room/hobby%20area.jpg)

(https://armstrong.homeserver.com/photoalbum/model%20room/right%20side.jpg)




Here's the back of my homemade spraybooth   :D

(https://armstrong.homeserver.com/photoalbum/model%20room/fans.jpg)



Here's the reason for the distractions!


(https://armstrong.homeserver.com/photoalbum/model%20room/tv.jpg)

(https://armstrong.homeserver.com/photoalbum/model%20room/wide%20right.jpg)

(https://armstrong.homeserver.com/photoalbum/model%20room/wide%20left.jpg)


Now if only I could build models worth looking at   ::)

I even use my popcorn machine as a drying booth!   ;D

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Panzer-Plastic on Thu May, 07, 2009, 04:58:PM
I even use my popcorn machine as a drying booth!   ;D

LOL!!! That is a ... (insert strong language here) awesome room! Hey, if my 'mancave' were the same I wouldn't even be modelling anymore.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: elend on Thu May, 07, 2009, 05:09:PM
Haha wow! Great cinema!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: k-dog on Thu May, 07, 2009, 05:11:PM
My mess. I clean it up about every two weeks, after that I get yelled at. Tomorrow is two weeks.  I also have a display case and a closet with unbuilt kits in it.  Have to clean out he garage and sort some things out.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/ssgkopp/done.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mac on Thu May, 07, 2009, 08:54:PM
JetJock,
Warn a guy will ya? I was drooling all over the keyboard!
I just have a stereo in mine. . .with bad FM reception.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ferris928 on Fri May, 08, 2009, 05:16:PM
Here's the current mancave.
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q190/ferris928/Recent%20Mancave/DSC00714.jpg)
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q190/ferris928/Recent%20Mancave/DSC00716.jpg)
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q190/ferris928/Recent%20Mancave/DSC00717.jpg)
(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q190/ferris928/Recent%20Mancave/DSC00722.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Panzer-Plastic on Fri May, 08, 2009, 07:46:PM
Nice mancave, very tidy. What's the butcher knife for? ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: k-dog on Fri May, 08, 2009, 08:23:PM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm   White Castle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

None of that in Hawaii :'(
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ferris928 on Fri May, 08, 2009, 08:35:PM
Panzer: It's for intimidation, for those kits that won't get along with the program.  ;D Actually, it's a saw.
K-Dog: You have my sympathies.  :'(
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mac on Fri May, 08, 2009, 09:44:PM
First I noticed how clean and tidy then I noticed the WHITE CASTLE!!
mmmmmm Sliders ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: incrediblefruit on Sat May, 09, 2009, 07:20:PM
I used to have a wonderfull shed type mancave...http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?id=1175787225&pid=30162325#/photo.php?pid=30137035&id=1175787225 (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?id=1175787225&pid=30162325#/photo.php?pid=30137035&id=1175787225)

Until I moved...and now it's been reduced to... http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2007588&id=1175787225&saved#/photo.php?pid=30477990&id=1175787225 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2007588&id=1175787225&saved#/photo.php?pid=30477990&id=1175787225)

I miss my shed

Apologies, haven't quite got the hang of putting pics on here yet.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Panzer-Plastic on Sun May, 10, 2009, 10:13:AM
I miss my shed

You have my sympathies.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jack-Swiss on Sun May, 10, 2009, 06:15:PM
Awesome mancaves guys you're showing!
I'll have to make some good pics of mine and I'll post it too...

Cheers
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jack-Swiss on Tue May, 12, 2009, 07:08:PM
Ok mates,as promised I'll show my mancave...well,it's not a cave but a room...the HOBBYROOM!!!
I'm gonna show you also what's "behind the scenes", I mean, behind the camera, on the other side!


Enjoy


PS:sorry for the mess...



(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc144/Cinefi/DSC_0010JPG.jpg)



(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc144/Cinefi/DSC_0011JPG.jpg)



(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc144/Cinefi/DSC_0012JPG.jpg)



(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc144/Cinefi/DSC_0013JPG.jpg)



(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc144/Cinefi/DSC_0014JPG.jpg)



(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc144/Cinefi/DSC_0015JPG.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: elend on Tue May, 12, 2009, 07:49:PM
Wow, gorgeous! So many tools, so many stuff, yet still some free space. Great cave!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ferris928 on Wed May, 13, 2009, 05:40:AM
Sweet! i wish i had that much room. Nice set up.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Backbreaker on Wed May, 13, 2009, 09:45:AM
I wish I had room to make a mess!! :(

Joolz.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jack-Swiss on Wed May, 13, 2009, 02:10:PM
Thanks guys...yeah I should not complain anytime about my hobby room...
you gotta see what's behind the camera though LOL LOL...
I'll make pics of it!

Cheers
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: bobman331 on Mon May, 18, 2009, 12:07:PM
(http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/bobman331/IMG_2024.jpg)
(http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/bobman331/IMG_2025.jpg)
(http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/bobman331/IMG_2026.jpg)
(http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/bobman331/IMG_2027.jpg)
(http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/bobman331/IMG_2028.jpg)
(http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/bobman331/IMG_2029.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: bobman331 on Mon May, 18, 2009, 12:12:PM
oh yes, and this is an amost permanent addition to mymancave. to bad hes not in any pics of The Cave!!...(http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/bobman331/IMG_2055.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: elend on Mon May, 18, 2009, 12:46:PM
Haha wow. Love your table!  :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: bobman331 on Mon May, 18, 2009, 02:44:PM
yes, i think im the most disorgasnised modelwer here.  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Backbreaker on Tue May, 19, 2009, 09:44:AM
Here's my portable man cave :'(, it all pack's into 4 plastic carry cases .

Joolz.

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Blitzspear on Tue May, 19, 2009, 03:08:PM
Ah the nomadic modeler  :D I've managed to fit all my sculpting tools and sculpy supplys in to an A4 wooded box so i can work down stairs (near the cooker) but thankfully now i don't have to do the same with my scratchbuilds and kits. Well done for being able to get all your kit in to 4 boxes, it drove me mad unpacking and repacking it all when i was without a mancave, plus the kids kept picking up painted models  >:(


blitz
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Atomicdog on Wed May, 20, 2009, 05:22:AM
WoW! Nice Mancaves! Well..after daughter #2 arrived...I was booted from my cave. Now all I have is a wall...seriously! My desk and a wall in front. O well.... great caves peeps! The mancave with the theatre...thats a Manpalace not a cave. WoW! I'll have a pic of my "ManWall" shortly. HeHe!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Capt_Taggert on Wed May, 20, 2009, 10:34:AM
Here's mine. I'm just getting back into the hobby so my stash is not as big as others. My daughter is moving back in December so she'll be taking this room.
(http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/Capt_Taggert/the%20Cave/DSC_5510-4.jpg)

Paint booth and a little stash. The wallyworld compressor is nice but very loud!
(http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/Capt_Taggert/the%20Cave/DSC_5505-2.jpg)

Where the magic happens. I'm working on The Invaders UFO and Little Nellie. I've got blueprints for Fireball XL-5 scratchbuild that I want to start soon and I'm going to start on my first diorama as well.
(http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/Capt_Taggert/the%20Cave/DSC_5509-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: bobman331 on Wed May, 20, 2009, 05:13:PM
lol i want ur clock.   :P
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Chas on Thu May, 21, 2009, 06:53:AM
Awesome to see all these caves.

I have 2 man caves... I'll get some pictures up soon.

Chas ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mac on Thu May, 21, 2009, 05:41:PM
To those without a place, be patient!
I traveled all over the USA and was on several ships and worked out of an old tackle box.
When we finally settled in I got the unfinished basement with the stipulation I finish it to the female standards. . .(Agree to anything!)
I got my Fortress of Solitude! Which I of course built first.
Another tip, NEVER put the laundry room in the basement or near the man cave!
NEVER!!!
You will be tasked to put a load in, take a load out, or worse yet, she who must be obeyed will be down there all the time! Usually when you are making the sounds of a jet engine/ Ion Cannon or such.
And then she will act surprised that men are just bigger boys that still scratch and make rude noises but now shave.
Women!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JMac on Thu May, 28, 2009, 08:32:PM
Here are a couple picture of my decompression space. I basically have a corner of our family room. My desk is in the corner, my ever growing collection of unbuilt kits is on the right side. On the left is the few completed models I have that survived our basement renos :'(.

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: the Baron on Thu May, 28, 2009, 10:12:PM
Fortunately I talked my wife into using some space upstairs so it is climate controlled. The only problem is that it is easy to be distracted!...

Nice!  The movie room is particularly cool!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: the Baron on Thu May, 28, 2009, 10:19:PM
Here are a couple of shots of mine, taken back at Christmas (when I got my digital camera).  Here's the left end of my bench:

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/theBaron0530/the_forge_01.jpg)

and here's the right end:

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/theBaron0530/the_forge_02.jpg)

My brother christened this, "The Forge", because I also have a casting pot, but I moved that out to the garage and do my casting out there.

I'm gradually working through the pile of figures currently on the bench, and at the same time, working through a collection of kits started over the last 3 years, as a New Year's Resolution build.  I'm not starting any new kits, nor buying any new kits, till I finish the 12 resolution builds.  So far, I finished 2.

I haven't taken pictures of it, but my stash is behind the perspective of the camera in these pics.  I'll have to take some pics and post those, too.

Regards,
Brad



Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: the Baron on Thu May, 28, 2009, 10:23:PM
And while it's not related to modeling, here is another place where I go to unwind, my beer garden:

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/theBaron0530/Beergardeninspring20092.jpg)

That was taken the weekend after Easter.  Since then, the big old maple that shades the patio has put out its leaves, and I've added some more yews along the berm, behind the porch rockers and bench.  I have more tables that I put out, when I have people over.

Prost!
Brad
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Backbreaker on Fri May, 29, 2009, 06:10:AM
Hi Baron,
Nice cave, but my that beer looks mighty good  :P

Joolz
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mac on Fri May, 29, 2009, 08:18:AM
Man cave, YES!
Backyard, NO. :'(
At least for me anyway.
I do have beachfront property, but the lake is far away.
(Very sandy soil, no grass. . .Beach Front! My wife doesn't agree either. :()
One of the many summer jobs is to put in under ground sprinklers. Apparently to have wet beachfront property.

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: the Baron on Fri May, 29, 2009, 11:45:PM
Hi Baron,
Nice cave, but my that beer looks mighty good  :P

Joolz

Thanks, Joolz, that afternoon, it was a nice Franziskaner, and the Phillies on the radio.

Here's what helped get me throught the winter:

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii315/theBaron0530/Aprettyglassofbeer1.jpg)

A nice chocolate stout from Brooklyn Brewing Company.  I got a case as a Christmas present from some good friends.  Good and hearty, for those long, dark, deep winter nights!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: starwarsgeek on Thu Jun, 25, 2009, 01:33:AM
Looks like this thread hasn't been posted in for some time, but I guess I'll give it a bump. I'm sure there are other noobs here that didn't post anything yet...

Anyway, here's some pics of my little home away from home:

Normal, usual state of my workbench:

(http://www.starwarsgeek.net/images/workbench/cur1.jpg)

Some others from a more serene, peaceful time...

(http://www.starwarsgeek.net/images/workbench/001.jpg)

(http://www.starwarsgeek.net/images/workbench/006.jpg)

(http://www.starwarsgeek.net/images/workbench/007.jpg)

These are all pretty old, really... if you click the link in my sig and check my YouTube channel, I have a little video tour of my workshop area in there.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Shark on Thu Jun, 25, 2009, 02:16:AM
Holy paint bottles Batman!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Kitty on Tue Aug, 11, 2009, 08:36:PM
I'm Working on getting my new studio in order.
A 8x4 meters huge space with 1 long side that is completely windows :)
No problem with daylight there:)

And Scott: as you can see, im done with the sewing machine lathe's.
That little athe is the same as the 7"x12" mini lathe from Harbor Freight , but for the european market.
The micro mill is from the same factory, but a different brand (both made in china btw)
And i have a big lathe downstairs as well, still in the crate.

The workbench those 2 smaller machines are placed on is slocated between the ladder and the wall at the back, against the long wall,
I welded that myself, because i wanted one that was 95 cm high instead of the 75 that is normal, now i can actualy stand upright and work with the lathe, no more bending over and getting hernias :)
Meanwhile that room is filling up nicely, a big worktable, 2 metal office cubboards of 2 meters high and 1.5 meters wide with lots of tools for the mill and lathe, pressurepots , vacuumchamber and an airbrush compressor.
Soon i'll be moving in my paints, styrene/brass stock and kits.
Quite a layout, and there also is a factory hall of 1000 m² if ever i can lay my hands on a cnc mill, a rotocaster, vacuform machine and other usefull stuff. (it's rented out as storage and temporary production space for now, but available as soon as we need it).






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Title: The Bench
Post by: ModelMan on Sun Aug, 30, 2009, 08:35:PM
Lots of nice work stations I haven't seen at other forums, so I guess I'll share as well.

First, there's the sound stage. My primary purpose for modeling these days is to shoot them for vfx shots.  As a kid, this is something I could have only dreamed of doing, now I am doing it.  And as a kid, I couldn't wait to build the model and fly it around the house before wrecking it some cosmic collision.  Now, I have the sense to film the stuff first. lol.  

I'm actually in the midst of reconfiguring this setup into a slightly more expensive version. When it is fully armed and operational, I'll be sure to post a pic.
(http://www.twinlitworlds.com/modelwerx/graphics/soundstage/greenscreen-090601.jpg)


My workbench looked like this when I started 3 yrs ago.  I had various roommates, so common areas were common areas and I had to pack up when finished.
(http://www.twinlitworlds.com/modelwerx/graphics/misc/workbenches/images/workbench.002.jpg)

However, removing the roommates from the equation allowed me to expand the hobby and what most folks call a living room is my workshop.  (And the second bedroom became the soundstage.)
(http://www.twinlitworlds.com/modelwerx/graphics/workbench090915.jpg)
(New pic: 090922)  Added many shelves and the wind tunnel by the fan.  

In 3 yrs, everything in the room has shifted around except the workbench which remains locked to the window fan in perpetuity.

In the last few days, the bench evolved into a more refined version of itself.
On the Bench: September 15, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKsEfKwUDkE#)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MrNatural on Tue Sep, 22, 2009, 01:08:PM
cool stuff i have realized now tha my paint stash is lacking pretty hard. but anyway awesome work spaces i love seeing other man caves. rock on!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Backbreaker on Sat Oct, 10, 2009, 03:05:PM
Man cave of sorts!
I've moved from this (on the kitchen table packing away after every  time I do some modeling).
(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww179/backbreaker/portablemancave.jpg)
To this bespoke mini man cave in the kitchen with fold away worktop, storage shelves/draws, and display cabinet. ;D
(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww179/backbreaker/P1000561.jpg)
(http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww179/backbreaker/P1000562.jpg)
Joolz.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ModelMan on Sat Oct, 10, 2009, 03:48:PM
Beauty, eh!

Here are some other fanatics.  Turns out one doesn't ahv eto be a modeler.
Sam Martin: The quirky world of "manspaces" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7oT1gXo5eA&feature=channel_page#ws)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MrNatural on Sun Oct, 11, 2009, 12:07:AM
wow that is so cool
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: myhobbyroom on Fri Oct, 16, 2009, 10:05:PM
Sorry I don't have a way to post a picture. The first thing I did, after we moved into our house, was to frame in and wire a corner of the basement. I have built a lot of models in here over the years.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: DreamKnight on Sun Feb, 07, 2010, 03:42:PM
Haha, found the thread.  I'll delete the other.  Here's my "man-cave"

(http://www.rpgconsortium.com/personalhold/models/workarea1.jpg)

(http://www.rpgconsortium.com/personalhold/models/workarea2.jpg)

(http://www.rpgconsortium.com/personalhold/models/workarea3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MrNatural on Sun Feb, 07, 2010, 09:32:PM
Here is where most of the building takes place, my pops is a wood worker and so he built me this awesome bench as well as the tool box  i do all my airbrushing and spraying in the garage, didnt feel like a picture of the corner of my garage offered a whole lot
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/MrNatural_photos/002.jpg)
this is where the computing takes place this is also where i go to school and i just realized how dusty my computer desk is ha...
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/MrNatural_photos/005.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Steve_L on Tue Mar, 16, 2010, 06:16:AM
Here is my mancave which is located in the basement of my house.

This pictures shows my bench, the pc corner and some of my reference stuff. Most of my reference stuff is on the pc.

(http://www.scalemodeluniverse.de/pictures/mc_2.jpg)

This picture shows my bench, too and my modelling stuff. On the upper shelf you find my long-run project (USS Nimitz 1/350 from Trumpeter). Below that shelf you see my tool boxes, paints and some additional kits. It is essential to have a good assortment, my wife sees it a bit different. I am always telling her: "You never know for how long they produce this kits, therefore I have to buy these kits as soon as they appear on the market ;-)"

(http://www.scalemodeluniverse.de/pictures/mc_8.jpg)

Thanks for watching

Steve
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Mar, 16, 2010, 08:42:AM
Great rooms guys!

Steve - nice aircraft carrier waiting up there. What spraybooth do you have there? Is is a DIY or a PBB? (pay big bucks)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Steve_L on Tue Mar, 16, 2010, 08:49:AM
Thanks!

I will do a kit review of the carrier very soon. So you will get an impression of the size and the unbelievable amount of parts!

It is a PBB spraybooth. I bought it last year for USD 90. They called it Saturn 88.

I can make some close ups if you like.


Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Mar, 16, 2010, 09:42:AM
Please do. 90US isn't sooo terrible. Not cheap but a DIY one would coast at least $50, unless you got a free fan.

Do you have a link to the spray booth manufacturer / supplier?

That carrier is huge. So cool. Is that 1/350?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Steve_L on Tue Mar, 16, 2010, 10:25:AM
Okay, I will make some pictures tonight.

This thing is really a beast... 960 parts and 98cm long and yes it is a 1/350.

I am sure I will need at least one year to build it together with the PE parts.

Have ordered it here http://www1.conrad-uk.com item number 206465 - 89, actually I do not know if they offering shipping to Canada. 

It is a Taiwanese manufacturer they call the booth Sparmax 88. Here is the link which leeds you to the company http://www.sparmax.com.tw/airbrushes.html

I hope this helps!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Mar, 16, 2010, 11:10:AM
Cool. Thanks alot. Can't wait to see the boat!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: DreamKnight on Tue Mar, 16, 2010, 12:49:PM
Same here, the boat looks awesome to do!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Rattler375 on Mon May, 03, 2010, 04:00:AM
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i278/WhiteHorse03/Hobby%20Work%20Room/CurrentWorkStation1.jpg)
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i278/WhiteHorse03/Hobby%20Work%20Room/CurrentWorkStation2.jpg)
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i278/WhiteHorse03/Hobby%20Work%20Room/CurrentWorkStation3.jpg)

Snapped these 10 min. ago... it's the current mess of the work room...

I've also added in a link to My other albums on PB, some ref. photos for hummer M-1151 frag5 series, model stash an so forth.
http://s74.photobucket.com/home/WhiteHorse03/allalbums (http://s74.photobucket.com/home/WhiteHorse03/allalbums)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MrNatural on Sat Jun, 05, 2010, 02:20:AM
rattler375-very impressive, nice digs man
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Sat Jun, 05, 2010, 01:42:PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Atomicdog on Sun Jun, 06, 2010, 02:30:AM
 :)

Hey Fellow builders! I forgot to put my mancave pics since my move to our new home.

So I made the transition from "Manwall" to "Mancave" WOOT!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Take it easy...

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z49/atomicdogsportscards/mancave001.jpg)

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z49/atomicdogsportscards/mancave002.jpg)

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z49/atomicdogsportscards/mancave003.jpg)

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z49/atomicdogsportscards/mancave005.jpg)

(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z49/atomicdogsportscards/mancave004.jpg)


Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Tue Jun, 08, 2010, 01:00:AM
Glad to see I am not the only one with a huge pile of models lying around...... ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Mon Aug, 09, 2010, 12:33:PM
This is my workspace.
It's in my bedroom as I live in a small apartment.

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc70/hgphoto1/My%20Workspace/IMG_0178.jpg)
I need another paint rack!

And this is my paint area.
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc70/hgphoto1/My%20Workspace/IMG_0181.jpg)

It's still a work in progress.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Tue Aug, 10, 2010, 11:34:PM
Decided to go the YouTube route to show you guys my home base.
Part One
my-man-cave.AVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnB5YOS5In0#)
Part Two
my-man-cave-2.AVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcaP8ehpkLE#)

I apologize for the low sound quality. The mike on my camera's not the best.
And the camera also won't shoot anything higher than 640x480 in video
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jeep on Sun Dec, 12, 2010, 02:26:AM
Arise dead thread your service the the herd is not yet done.  Instead of crapping up this  thread  (http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/forum/index.php/board,71.0.html)  and the fact that I finally got some half way decent images  Here is my work space. 

First out in the garage, I have a 72"x60" drafting board as a primary work surface,  secondary surfaces are a trio of folding tables and a pair of work bench drawer sets.   

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4995/005ag.jpg) (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/005ag.jpg/)

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3316/006yo.jpg) (http://img819.imageshack.us/i/006yo.jpg/)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6483/007mb.jpg) (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/007mb.jpg/)

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8145/008px.jpg) (http://img823.imageshack.us/i/008px.jpg/)

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3700/009pyi.jpg) (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/009pyi.jpg/)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5751/010ug.jpg) (http://img580.imageshack.us/i/010ug.jpg/)

Lots of power tools for modeling and jeep repair.  Big and small drill presses , band saw, scroll saw, table saw, mig welder, various compressors , CO2 cylinders and implements of destruction.  There is also a Paache spray booth vented to the outside. 

It is however kind of cold in the garage so I have a secondary space in my room near the computer.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9605/011vi.jpg) (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/011vi.jpg/)

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6015/012kxy.jpg) (http://img408.imageshack.us/i/012kxy.jpg/)





Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Sun Dec, 12, 2010, 11:39:PM
That is one SERIOUS man cave
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: 13aceofspades13 on Wed Dec, 15, 2010, 11:30:AM
Those are too neat to be man caves. Here's mine, the spare bedroom on the second floor converted to my needs. Im not completely set up yet, just moved in last September.  ::)
The shag carpet has to go as I have alsready lost many small parts to the carpet monster. The room also serves as my practice studio, so I have my stereo, bass and practice amp in there.

Mu current project isnt on the desk right now, its over in my "spray booth" on the left.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j230/carsenault_photos/misc%201/Cnv0023.jpg)

And my meager stash. Almost time to start an inventory.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j230/carsenault_photos/misc%201/Cnv0024.jpg)


 :o
how much do you want that corvette C5-R FOR?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ScarredKustoms on Sat Jan, 08, 2011, 04:24:PM
Well just finished setting up my work space.
This is the video editing and graphic arts side of my home office ... 27" tv for video editing monitor and Netflix  :)
(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/BoxTruckProductions/Scale%20Models/RF082590.jpg)
Work bench took the top off my metal rack and made a desk out of it. Desk still clean haven't started working on anything yet.
(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/BoxTruckProductions/Scale%20Models/RF082589.jpg)
Some of my model stash, albums(I also convert vinyl to CD) and bread warmer with clay for sculpting did I say I was an sculpter too?? lol
(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/BoxTruckProductions/Scale%20Models/RF082588.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: froymot on Mon Jan, 10, 2011, 05:23:PM
Hey gys, my man cave is an outside shed which was used for the washing machine and for my bike but i since moved the bike into the old outside toilet which i put a roof over to keep the weather off it so i'd have a bit more space :P
(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z377/froymot/mc3.jpg)
(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z377/froymot/mc2.jpg)
(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z377/froymot/mc1-1.jpg)
(http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z377/froymot/mc4.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: RocketSilo on Sat Jan, 29, 2011, 09:47:PM
well it's not much but, here's my man cave.

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Your "Bull Pen" Photo
Post by: SWITZERSLAND on Sat Feb, 05, 2011, 02:40:AM
Ok Herd!  Lets see your Bull Pen.

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1505/img0966v.jpg) (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/img0966v.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Title: Re: Your "Bull Pen" Photo
Post by: SWITZERSLAND on Sat Feb, 05, 2011, 02:46:AM
.....and during a T-62 Build,

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7491/pict0502b.jpg) (http://img809.imageshack.us/i/pict0502b.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Your "Bull Pen" Photo
Post by: 13aceofspades13 on Sat Feb, 05, 2011, 03:23:AM
my grandpa gets all upset when the table down stairs gets messy when i do builds, little does he know that model making is a messy hobby!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: schweinhund227 on Tue Feb, 15, 2011, 09:54:AM
Wanted to share these for some time....   Nothing special !  "The Room" used to be the Front Basement... No insulation!  no Floor, just bare concrete !!!  I renovated over the course of 3 years...  yeah I build Slow !

Now its nice !!! some say its too nice to model in there...  but as far as I can see here.....  there is a good variation... from Cave to palace !  so I don't feel so bad !!!

To each its own !! right ?

http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u255/schweinhund227/Meet%20the%20Herd/?action=view&current=ManCaveBuildArea.jpg (http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u255/schweinhund227/Meet%20the%20Herd/?action=view&current=ManCaveBuildArea.jpg)

http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u255/schweinhund227/vinyl%20figures/?action=view&current=DSC05995_resize.jpg (http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u255/schweinhund227/vinyl%20figures/?action=view&current=DSC05995_resize.jpg)

http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u255/schweinhund227/Scout%20Troopers/?action=view&current=DSC04931_resize.jpg (http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u255/schweinhund227/Scout%20Troopers/?action=view&current=DSC04931_resize.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: 13aceofspades13 on Sat Feb, 26, 2011, 02:47:PM
whats up guys XD  ;D this is my "Mancave" sort of, check it out

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f261/13aceofspades13/comfymodels.jpg)
my Models sit cozy on a shelf, my Road Ace, Jeanette BF-109G-10 Messerschmitt, and Ace Of Spades P-51D Mustang all sit here

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f261/13aceofspades13/BigBeautifulDoll.jpg)
here is my Big Beautful doll P-51D Mustang plate, its pretty cool, got it at Frankenmouth, its nice.

this is all i have for now, just moving in, soon i will have more pictures XD in about a week  :(
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Just Mike on Sun Feb, 27, 2011, 10:20:AM
Here's my work area. I'm hesitant to call it a man-cave for the simple fact that it's not a sanctum - walled off from outside distractions. It's in a "public" room where others can bother me.

And I'm stepping way outside my comfort zone in showing you this. Normally, I like to have things neat and arranged before I show anyone anything.

Mike's hobby area/catch-all (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI3TAQ_e88U#ws)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: fblanton on Sun Feb, 27, 2011, 12:12:PM
Here are some shots of my Mancave.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_4948.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_4947.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_4946.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_4949.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_4943.jpg)

Frank Blanton
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Chiefpettyofficer on Sun Feb, 27, 2011, 01:37:PM
The Man on the left picture up there looks like J.E.B. Stuard...
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Just Mike on Sun Feb, 27, 2011, 01:44:PM
I do believe that is General Ulysses S. Grant
Title: The Holy Trinity
Post by: fblanton on Sun Feb, 27, 2011, 06:18:PM
It is J.E.B. Stuart. A print with the M3 Light Tank and the General. The other two are Gen. Adna Chaffee and George S. Patton. Something like a holy trinity to me.

Frank Blanton
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: 13aceofspades13 on Sat Mar, 05, 2011, 01:12:PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/angryace13?feature=mhum#p/u/1/TcURSI-wG7Y (http://www.youtube.com/user/angryace13?feature=mhum#p/u/1/TcURSI-wG7Y)

here is my dorm, made a little more detailed video of it.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: KeiserSoze on Sun Mar, 20, 2011, 12:43:AM
About this time last year, we downsized to get our bills under control.  And, I am happy to say, we are about 18 months from being 100% debt free.  That's gonna feel soooo good!!

In our old house, I had a large basement that would have been perfect for a build area. (Wasn't in a position to restart the hobby at the time)  I also had a 20' X 30' shop in the back for my woodshop.  No, I don't do it for a living.  Grew up in my dad's cabinet shop and building houses tho, and it's just in my blood.

Anyway, this is my temporary space.  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/Beaveranger/IMG_2886.jpg)

It's a little jut out that was added onto the house when it was turned into a duplex, ~8' X 20'.  I share this area with the washer/dryer and all of our 5 cats' accessories. (Food/water bowls, litter boxes)  Needless to say, I battle dust and cat hair regularly.  Threw together a little spray booth out of some scrap OSB and 2X2's.  The whole room is surrounded with windows.  So, I get tons of natural daylight.  Unfortunately, none of them open.  I had to tie my spray booth ventilation into the dryer duct with a Y adapter and a couple backdraft dampers.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/Beaveranger/2011-03-14_09-40-11_502.jpg)

The wife is in the process of a promotion that will land us in another state.  I have already made it clear that I will accept nothing less than a big space for my build area and another big shop for my woodworking stuff.  Think it will work??  :-\
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Sun Mar, 20, 2011, 01:21:AM
One can only hope. Good luck with the possible move
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MilitaryAircraft101 on Thu Apr, 21, 2011, 06:15:PM
Lol, my "Mancave" is a small corner of the garage... But the messiest on this thread x10 mabye is how messy mine is!
Title: Redecorated Mancave
Post by: fblanton on Thu Apr, 21, 2011, 09:09:PM
Ok everybody here are some pics of the just freshly painted Mancave here in Richmond, Va.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_5067.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_5068.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_5063.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_5071.jpg)
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/IMG_5072.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: panzerace007 on Fri Apr, 22, 2011, 11:07:AM
FRANK,

     Cool Pix !! Nice makeover !! What happened to the Book Shelf  ??  Lookin good !!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Fri Apr, 22, 2011, 02:49:PM
I'm envious.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: carter_maresh on Sat Apr, 23, 2011, 10:05:PM
(http://IMGP0990)(http://IMGP0991)(http://IMGP0993)If your were  woundering what the cloths pins were for .(http://imgp0995) Ya real safe, My dad came up with the idea.
And that is My man cave.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jeeves on Mon Apr, 25, 2011, 03:37:PM
Here's mine...a little late but I just got here! ;). Usually only use mine when everyone is asleep...or when it's just me and the kids.  When I left for AMPS a few weeks ago, I told my boy he was man of the house.  He announced excitedly that means he could go to the man room whenever he wanted;). Being a WWII USN freak, this room is in a late-war scheme...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/JeevesFC/100_4000.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/JeevesFC/100_3998.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/JeevesFC/100_3999.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Mon Apr, 25, 2011, 05:32:PM
Nice space!

Did a small reno this weekend. SUBWAY SUBS was renovating and all the faux brick wallpaper they used ended up in the dumpster - and so did I.

(http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/osImg/caveApril2011.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: fblanton on Tue Apr, 26, 2011, 12:03:AM
Cool spaces guys! I got so many ideas when I poped into this thread a few months ago. More videos please Scott.

Frank Blanton
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: DreamKnight on Tue May, 10, 2011, 02:08:PM
Nice space!

Did a small reno this weekend. SUBWAY SUBS was renovating and all the faux brick wallpaper they used ended up in the dumpster - and so did I.

Curious, Where's the exhausted from your spray booth going to? 
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: RocketSilo on Thu May, 12, 2011, 10:31:PM
some really nice build rooms here ! .. I'm still without and have to pack up between builds ..I still have some renovating to do before I can once again regain my man cave ... can't wait !
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ghoneycutt on Sun Jun, 19, 2011, 09:24:AM
Here's my mess.
(http://images52.fotki.com/v8/photos/4/1595954/8188708/workbench004-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/ghoneycutt/model-pics/just-stuff/work-bench-004.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images51.fotki.com/v1545/photos/4/1595954/8188708/workbench005-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/ghoneycutt/model-pics/just-stuff/work-bench-6.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images58.fotki.com/v506/photos/4/1595954/8188708/workbench006-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/ghoneycutt/model-pics/just-stuff/work-bench-006.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images108.fotki.com/v105/photos/4/1595954/8188708/workbench007-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/ghoneycutt/model-pics/just-stuff/work-bench-007.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
(http://images55.fotki.com/v55/photos/4/1595954/8188708/workbench008-vi.jpg) (http://public.fotki.com/ghoneycutt/model-pics/just-stuff/work-bench-008.html)Hosted on Fotki (http://www.fotki.com)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: panzerace007 on Sun Jun, 19, 2011, 12:54:PM
Cool Space George .. A True Car Garage !!   
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Sun Jun, 19, 2011, 04:30:PM
Your workspace looks about as cluttered as mine does right now.
Not that I see that as a bad thing
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: fblanton on Tue Jun, 21, 2011, 08:06:AM
I thought I recognized those Old Dominion Open model show awards. Nice work space George!

Frank Blanton
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ghoneycutt on Tue Jun, 21, 2011, 07:15:PM
Just think I cleaned it up for these PICS..................... ;)
Frank, miss seeing you at the meetings.

George 
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Fri Jul, 08, 2011, 08:23:PM
here is my bat cave if u can call it one ;D
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/Models/Den.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Sat Jul, 09, 2011, 02:18:AM
So....clean....So....organized.

Is this even possible?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sat Jul, 09, 2011, 09:24:AM
lol yes it is. i clean up when im done takes about 2 mins :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Sat Jul, 09, 2011, 03:17:PM
Spud, I'll be honest. Even when it's "clean," my workbench never looks this good
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sat Jul, 09, 2011, 05:01:PM
lol. i supose once i get more paint tools and stuff it will get messy
Title: Spud Clean
Post by: fblanton on Sun Jul, 10, 2011, 08:25:PM
I like it. Well organized and neat. My bench gets messy but I try to go through and put tools back and clean.

Nice room Spud!

Frank Blanton
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Jul, 10, 2011, 10:09:PM
thanks frank
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: fumblethumbs on Sat Aug, 13, 2011, 02:35:PM
Hi Guys,

  Here's my playpen.


(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/DSC02072small.jpg)(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/DSC02073small.jpg)(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/DSC02074small.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ShutterAce on Sat Aug, 13, 2011, 02:41:PM
Hi Guys,

  Here's my playpen.



You have a Revell Calypso kit! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: fumblethumbs on Sat Aug, 13, 2011, 02:58:PM
Yeah Ace, it's an original issue that I picked it up in April at a Diecast show for $20.00.  It will remain right where it is on the shelf!!  Also Ace, if you take a look on the shelf below in the right corner there is an original issue (1956) H.M.S Bounty.  $8.00 at a flea market in March of this year.  WHAT'S WRONG WITH PEOPLE??  Hehehhehehe.  
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Chiefpettyofficer on Sat Aug, 13, 2011, 03:05:PM
You have a Revell Calypso kit! ;D ;D ;D

I thought the same!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Mon Aug, 15, 2011, 08:09:PM
Here is my model cave. It's not much yet since we've only lived here for a little over a year and the wife had other rooms that had to be finished first. So I have a lot of plans for what I want to do with it. So hopefully I can find some time soon to get to work on it.

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: fumblethumbs on Tue Aug, 16, 2011, 07:16:PM
WHOA...Nice guitars Brownie!!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Tue Aug, 16, 2011, 07:52:PM
WHOA...Nice guitars Brownie!!
Thank you Fumblethumbs. Thats my other hobby, although I dont really play too much anymore. This room is my model/guitar cave. Ive got seven guitars and my Marshall halfstack in here with all my modeling stuff.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: amateurmodeler on Tue Sep, 06, 2011, 01:49:AM
(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k522/amateurmodeler/Mancave/IMG_20110905_212517.jpg)

almost done with this, just waiting on some shelves
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ModelMakerMike on Tue Sep, 06, 2011, 03:55:AM
Welcome to my modeling cave/pit. It is also our office. Complete with two computer desks.
I am a graphic artist and use my computer a lot for that. This first pic is of the top of my work desk. IT IS a disaster. I have been organizing and consolidating other areas of the office today, and haven't gotten to it yet. You can see parts of the Polar Lights 1/1000 Enterprise there, amidst all the other stuff. :)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1610.jpg)
The second pic is directly beneath the work desk. I have kits stacked under it, and there is still leg room. You can see the big 1/100 Gundam there.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1612.jpg)
This pic is the Comp. desk. You can see SMA on the monitor. You can also see the Klingon D-7 Battle Cruiser, the Enterprise, Custom Zoid Blox, and Chaos. The top shelf is full of models that I have built over the years, and one of the BB Gundams I just built about a month ago.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1602.jpg)
This is another pic of the comp. desk.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1603.jpg)
Here, on another shelf you can see some of the Old Universal monster kits. Repro.s of the old Aurora models.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1604.jpg)
Misc. robots/zoids/Gundams/Super Heroes/spaceships.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1605-1.jpg)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1607.jpg)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1606.jpg)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1608.jpg)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1609.jpg)
Here is a small cache of misc. kits hiding under the comp. desk.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1611.jpg)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1613.jpg)
This poor old guy was something I greebled together back in 1989. He's gotten a lot of mileage on him. He was on display in a music store for a while. He has been recently damaged by our kittehs. :/
I will need to glue his arm back on and his other hand.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1614.jpg)
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1615.jpg)
Both of these paper boxes are full of misc. Rattle can spray paints.
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/HPIM1616.jpg)
Anyway, this is currently where I work on models and stuff. I am hoping to get it whipped into some sort of shape this week, so I can finish a bunch of kits I have under way. ;D

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Post by: Quaralane on Tue Sep, 06, 2011, 10:19:PM
--shakes head--
Wow.
A workbench that looks like mine
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Post by: Bouryaki on Tue Sep, 06, 2011, 11:50:PM
ModelmakerMike,

A really impressive collection.  My son would go ape over the zoids, he's got a stack and it's not that popular outside Japan.

Regards,

Craig.
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Post by: ModelMakerMike on Tue Sep, 06, 2011, 11:55:PM
ModelmakerMike,

A really impressive collection.  My son would go ape over the zoids, he's got a stack and it's not that popular outside Japan.

Regards,

Craig.

Thank you.
I just wish I had more adequate space to display everything properly. :)
I really need to get cleaning up my work areas....so I can work on more stuff.
Does he have a lot of zoids built or un-built? I had some in my youth, and so when they re-released them back in the late 90's I was really excited. My brother who is in the air force, was stationed in Japan for a year or two, so I had a pipeline from the source. I have tons of Zoids Mostly un-built...I might be willing to part with some. :)
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Post by: Grendels on Wed Sep, 07, 2011, 04:56:AM
Nice workroom!!!

I have a few zoids from my dark past.   Two of them are from 30 years ago......

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Post by: spud on Fri Sep, 09, 2011, 08:50:AM
Good lord :o how do you find any thing?
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Post by: FW190A-8 on Fri Sep, 09, 2011, 09:30:AM
Good one Mike. And I bet you know where everything is rite? I cleaned up my bench and now I can't find a thing !!!
FW190
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Post by: ModelMakerMike on Fri Sep, 09, 2011, 09:40:AM
Dear "Spud" and "FW190A-8",
It's true that I want it to be all neat and orderly, and am a little envious of work areas which are so, but I can find anything I am looking for in short order. :)
I AM cleaning off the desk top, so I can finish the D-7 and the Republic, and then on to other stuff I have started. ;D
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Post by: FW190A-8 on Fri Sep, 09, 2011, 09:48:AM
Mike,
 I like the lil R/C heli you have on top of the Enterprise. I have one similar. Does a lap or two of the kitchen most nights.
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Post by: spud on Fri Sep, 09, 2011, 12:30:PM
i clean my desk every night when im done so it doesnt end up like yours :)
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Post by: ModelMakerMike on Fri Sep, 09, 2011, 08:52:PM
Spud, you da man....Ya wanna come and clean up mine? just kidding.
And FW190A-8, yeah it's a kewl littl heli. I like the led "eyes" that flash and stuff.
It's kinda tricky to fly.
;D
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Post by: ModelMakerMike on Sat Sep, 17, 2011, 10:51:PM
Hey everybody,
I have done some work, and cleaned my old drawing/work table. Can actually see the surface. All I need now, is a rack or some system to organize and consolidate my paint collection.
;D
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/ClearDesk.jpg)

And my wife bought a new drawing/work table for all of us to use for drawing/modelling/crafting stuff.
However, there are a couple of my things on it right now. ;D a couple of Zoids, and a "Armored Core" model, and an Evangelion figure.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/gearhed_photos/newdesk.jpg)
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Post by: ModelMan on Sat Sep, 17, 2011, 11:35:PM
Very hard to believe it's 2yrs ago next week I posted the last pics of my bench on p4.  
http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/forum/index.php/topic,39.45.html (http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/forum/index.php/topic,39.45.html)

Having moved to a new apt with more room, I managed to revise the old setup into a much tighter, more integrated command center than it ever could have imagined being just a few months ago in the old place.  I did lose the greenscreen studio though.  :(

New:
(http://www.twinlitworlds.com/modelwerx/graphics/Bench_Inaugural_2011sm.jpg)
Old:
(http://www.twinlitworlds.com/modelwerx/graphics/workbench090915.jpg)
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Post by: Grendels on Sun Sep, 18, 2011, 12:42:AM
The new one is an improvement!!!   I am still trying to get one set up.  I need about a week off from work to get it done.  That time I will have in Dec.  So expect a Man cave post then.
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Post by: spud on Wed Sep, 28, 2011, 10:56:AM
looking forward to that, if you spray booth is an indication then it will be Epic!! :)
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Post by: Chris S on Wed Sep, 28, 2011, 11:31:AM
Thought I'd join in here .

Here's where most of my fun happens  ;D  Note ,part of the stash below the bench ,there's more in boxes !....just of to the right is my spraybooth ,couldnt get it in the pic  ::)

(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l582/Christopher105/Marder%20III/DSCF3939.jpg)

Chris.

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Post by: spud on Wed Sep, 28, 2011, 11:40:AM
time to buy a wide angle lens then :P

looks like you took over your old kitchen :)
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Post by: Chris S on Wed Sep, 28, 2011, 12:36:PM
(((lol)))..Its actually a converted stable  ;) , but the workbench is made up of two kitchen work tops  ;D

Chris.
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Post by: spud on Wed Sep, 28, 2011, 04:46:PM
tis a fine stable :)
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Post by: Chris S on Wed Sep, 28, 2011, 04:57:PM
Yeah its not bad ...it does me . I dry lined & insulated the walls floor and ceiling  ;D....cosy !

Chris.
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Post by: spud on Wed Sep, 28, 2011, 05:36:PM
oh nice, i wish i had more room than my 10x10 room that servs my pc and work bench and piling up teh jits aint easy with no room!
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Post by: Scott Girvan on Sat Oct, 01, 2011, 06:26:PM
Not really photos of my mancave but I thought I'd share a few pics of some of the DIY camera gear I use for SMA. The jib - see below - is a new build and I'm going to try and incorporate it into some shots in the future.

First up, 1000W of overhead lighting. Diffused with wax paper. I just set this up today and hopefully it will light the work area shots well. If not, it will come down. Pretty hot too...but very bright.
(http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/images/3427.jpg)

Here's my ghetto jib crane that I made the other day. THis allows you to raise and lower the camera and pivot the head so to stay shooting at the object. Retail versions run $400 and up. This cost about $10 I guess. It's not as solid as a commercial one, but with practice it works. The blue weight at the back is a counterweight so the entire arm balances.
(http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/images/3430.jpg)
(http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/images/3429.jpg)
(http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/images/3431.jpg)

And last but not least my ghettoPOD. Been using this for a while now. Simply a tripod head attached to a clamp. I can put this anywhere and made a desktop stand for it too.
(http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/images/3428.jpg)
(http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/images/3426.jpg)



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Post by: Quaralane on Sat Oct, 01, 2011, 06:43:PM
That clamp mount reminds me of the setup on my own workbench for shooting video
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Post by: Grendels on Sat Oct, 01, 2011, 06:50:PM
Nice setup.   I am working on setting up a model room, once I get that done, I will think about some of the stuff you are showing.   It would be an improvement over what I have now.
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Post by: spud on Sat Oct, 01, 2011, 06:55:PM
wow thats some major lighting there scott. just so we can see you mug better :) i love teh jib/jig thingy you made. and you use of a tripod head and clamp is genious, you should pattent it :)
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Post by: Medicman71 on Mon Nov, 07, 2011, 05:15:PM
Ok here's my bench. And before anyone says anything....yes I know the bench is too clean. That would be my OCD kicking in. And now the pics.
This is an IKEA desk that I made into my workbench. The drawers hold tools, paint and various other stuff.
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/Medicman71/BetterBench1.jpg)

The walls and computer around and next to my desk.
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/Medicman71/BetterBench2.jpg)
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/Medicman71/BetterBench3.jpg)

The shelf next to the computer with other supplies, decals, Dremel, and my MV-22 Osprey.
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/Medicman71/BetterBench4.jpg)
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Post by: Medicman71 on Mon Nov, 07, 2011, 05:24:PM
......Continued
Bookshlef with all my reference books and model magazines.
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/Medicman71/BetterBench5.jpg)

My meager stash. :P
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/Medicman71/BetterBench6.jpg)
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Post by: echo139er on Tue Nov, 08, 2011, 10:08:AM
I spy with my blood-shot eye... hmm... WHAT?!?!  its not there! Something is missing Medic....   
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Post by: Medicman71 on Tue Nov, 08, 2011, 10:48:AM
I spy with my blood-shot eye... hmm... WHAT?!?!  its not there! Something is missing Medic....   

Yeah I know. Didn't have it in place when I took the pics. That is if your talking about what I think you're talking about.
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Post by: echo139er on Tue Nov, 08, 2011, 10:51:AM
Oh I am talking about what you think I am talking about alright.  LOL
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Post by: Medicman71 on Tue Nov, 08, 2011, 11:03:AM
Oh I am talking about what you think I am talking about alright.  LOL

Then what is that you're talking about so I know.
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Post by: echo139er on Tue Nov, 08, 2011, 11:06:AM
Oh I am talking about what you think I am talking about alright.  LOL

Then what is that you're talking about so I know.

Yeah we are talking about the same thing. You know what that is...

I contemplating posting a pic of my work area but I don't know if folks want to see my dinning room table.
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Post by: The Nylon Gag on Mon Dec, 12, 2011, 01:22:PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LvTVmN5DgOw/TuVI3GAr4-I/AAAAAAAAAF4/scyWcemGKio/s144/Picture%252520074.jpg?gl=US)

This is Quite a tidy Cave at the mo.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YdUVKyvL0tg/TuVI4Njqq6I/AAAAAAAAAF8/0DqkSscHBiw/s144/Picture%252520075.jpg?gl=US)

The as yet unused spray booth.
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Post by: Quaralane on Mon Dec, 12, 2011, 03:35:PM
Reminds me of my own "cave."
But you seem to have more space
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Post by: The Nylon Gag on Mon Dec, 12, 2011, 03:37:PM
For me more space normally just means more room to make a mess!!!!!

Tng
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Post by: wyoroy on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 09:15:AM
Here's what my area looks like.  Taken in 2010.  The paint rack has since reached it's limit ;D

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t35/wyoroy_2007/CleanedModelBench.jpg)

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t35/wyoroy_2007/ModelWorkbench001.jpg)

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t35/wyoroy_2007/ModelWorkbench002.jpg)

It's still a work in progress.
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Post by: spud on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 10:15:AM
Nice and tidy
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Post by: wyoroy on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 12:12:PM
Thanks Spud.  I try and clean things up each day and dust and clean once a month.  The paint rack I made a year ago and already I need to make a another one, perhaps bigger this time ;D
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Post by: Quaralane on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 03:37:PM
Wish my bench looked that organized, Roy
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Post by: spud on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 03:41:PM
Thanks Spud.  I try and clean things up each day and dust and clean once a month.  The paint rack I made a year ago and already I need to make a another one, perhaps bigger this time ;D

im the same i clean up every night and if i have a lot of sanding ill get out the hover, prob about every month or so ill clear the desk and wipe it clean.

Q ya only need give it one big clean and a small one every night after that  :)
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Post by: wyoroy on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 04:22:PM
Thanks Spud.  I try and clean things up each day and dust and clean once a month.  The paint rack I made a year ago and already I need to make a another one, perhaps bigger this time ;D

im the same i clean up every night and if i have a lot of sanding ill get out the hover, prob about every month or so ill clear the desk and wipe it clean.

Q ya only need give it one big clean and a small one every night after that  :)

Ditto on that.  Plus I always know where to find something ;)
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Post by: spud on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 07:09:PM
lol yep  ;D
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Post by: Chris S on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 07:45:PM
So ...did ya find that German helmet yet Spud  ;D ;D ;D

Chris.
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Post by: wyoroy on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 08:06:PM
here you go Spud ;D

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t35/wyoroy_2007/GermanHelmet001.jpg)
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Post by: spud on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 08:08:PM
lol yes were i left it.
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/Models/_MG_1642.jpg) ;D

wyoroy cheaky sod! altough its not far off the scale ;D
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Post by: Chris S on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 08:24:PM
 ;D ;D ;D  Ooooohh Family Guy  ;D ;D ;D  love it  ;D

Chris.
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Post by: spud on Tue Jan, 03, 2012, 09:08:PM
lol yea its a cool show
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Post by: ModelMakerMike on Wed Jan, 04, 2012, 01:02:AM
WOOT! Ghost in the shell...... WOOT!
;D
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Post by: spud on Wed Jan, 04, 2012, 01:21:AM
 ;D ya know I don't ever remember watching it and I've no idea were the second copy came from...
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Post by: RocketSilo on Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 04:10:PM
just realized I never posted pics of my completed work bench.
actually I completely renovated the entire room !wiring,outlets ,lights,plumbing for the air..
I still have to install the airbrush booth but I do have air at the bench on it's own regulator /filter ,the supply line runs under the house
all air is supplied by a large compressor in the garage and plumbed to an Iwata 9 gallon tank in the room closet(where the booth will be) The tank is refilled on occasion by turning on the compressor aside from that it stays off, unless I need it on out in the garage for whatever.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/stymye/workarearight.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/stymye/P1010059.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/stymye/P1010058.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/stymye/maintooldrawer2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/stymye/left.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/stymye/centerworkarea.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/stymye/lilhenry.jpg)
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Post by: Grendels on Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 04:46:PM
I watched the rebuild on YouTube.   Nice setup!
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Post by: spud on Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 05:32:PM
very nice i love teh draw organizers very neat
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Post by: RocketSilo on Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 06:39:PM
thanks .
 I got the divided drawers from my old modeling tackle box .
I had to trim them just a little so 2 side by side fit in each drawer perfect.
I really like having that extra elbow room on the worktop that the drawers provide.
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Post by: wyoroy on Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 08:00:PM
Nice setup.
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Post by: panzerace007 on Thu Jan, 12, 2012, 08:42:PM
ROCKET  ,

   WoW !! Cool work station !! 
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Post by: fumblethumbs on Sat Jan, 14, 2012, 05:27:PM
Hi Guys,

  One other little project over the holidays was to build a new rack.  I was able to consolidate most of my stuff on it.  Still, I can see needing a twin in the not too distant future!(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/DSC02621.jpg)
Take care Guys!
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Post by: spud on Sat Jan, 14, 2012, 06:13:PM
thats a very nice Rack, paint rack that is :)
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Post by: JMac on Sun Jan, 15, 2012, 09:34:PM
Great work space Fumblethumbs.

Last year I rearranged my man cave after buying a new desk from an estate sale.

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Post by: spud on Sun Jan, 15, 2012, 09:41:PM
ohh now i like that layout. i doubt i could squeez that in my room but i can dream :)
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Post by: Chris S on Sun Jan, 15, 2012, 09:44:PM
That is a nice layout ...comfy looking cave  ;D  good stash too !

Chris.
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Post by: JMac on Sun Jan, 15, 2012, 09:47:PM
Spud & Chris, it's a pretty good set-up. Lots of desk space. However my wife complains that my hobby is slowly taking over the family room.  ;D I guess the kids will just have to sit closer to the TV to play x-Box.
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Post by: fumblethumbs on Sun Jan, 15, 2012, 10:44:PM
Yeah, nice diggs Jas!  I see some sci-fi there...Here I thought you were strictly an airplane guy ;)


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Post by: JMac on Sun Jan, 15, 2012, 10:52:PM
Yeah, nice diggs Jas!  I see some sci-fi there...Here I thought you were strictly an airplane guy ;)

Nope, started out as a Sci-fi geek. Found this site through Starship modeller actually. I've a B5 Starfury that I'm itching to crack open and start. But as time goes on I observe some wicked talent here, and I think I'd like to try a tank or two, maybe a nice sports car, or after what I've seen of TRMs ship build - a ship would rock!

Guess now I'm just a modeller that happens to be building planes right now. :)
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Post by: Grendels on Mon Jan, 16, 2012, 03:34:AM
Did I spy an old Estes Rocket hanging from the ceiling?
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Post by: JMac on Mon Jan, 16, 2012, 09:27:AM
Did I spy an old Estes Rocket hanging from the ceiling?

I've got two hanging from the ceiling; a swing wing glider and a  Blackbird.
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Post by: Jdog71 on Tue Jan, 17, 2012, 04:02:PM
The newest addition to my man cave: a Paasche HSSB-22-16 spray booth. I mounted a 12" fluorescent fixture inside. Works like a charm. My man cave is a bit 'cave-ier' than I'd prefer...old house, lots of crumbling mortar in the basement there. My next house will have a finished basement  ;D


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w262/jefferson906/Models/Mancave1.jpg)




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Post by: wyoroy on Tue Jan, 17, 2012, 04:43:PM
Great booth.  I lined mine with a desk calender and heavy brown paper on the side.  I have since added a light to the inside as you did. 

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t35/wyoroy_2007/ModelWorkbench001.jpg)
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Post by: JMac on Tue Jan, 17, 2012, 11:58:PM
Nice booth set-ups wyoroy & Jdog71. I think I would prefer a filter at the back set-up better than the down draft type I currently have. How do you guys like 'em?
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Post by: wyoroy on Wed Jan, 18, 2012, 04:36:PM
I love mine.  In fact I need to get off the forum so I can go use it ;D
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Post by: Jdog71 on Wed Jan, 18, 2012, 08:09:PM
Nice booth set-ups wyoroy & Jdog71. I think I would prefer a filter at the back set-up better than the down draft type I currently have. How do you guys like 'em?

I like mine so far...I've only had it for a week, but I've used it just about every day.
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Post by: wyoroy on Wed Jan, 18, 2012, 08:56:PM
Nice booth set-ups wyoroy & Jdog71. I think I would prefer a filter at the back set-up better than the down draft type I currently have. How do you guys like 'em?

I like mine so far...I've only had it for a week, but I've used it just about every day.

That's what I'm talking about.
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Post by: Solander on Thu Jan, 19, 2012, 04:23:AM
Hi, guys!
Awesome mancaves everyone!
I've decided to show you mine as well.

Here is my workbench the heart of chaos in the room. What you see is the situation when the entropy is limited to zero, quite rare, I was lucky to take the photo without hills of different stuff laying everywhere :)

(http://s5.postimage.org/c30n4qbd3/IMG_0273.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/b0qgm6sjn/full/)

As the half of the bench is occupied by the PC, I don't have a special place for the spray booth - it sits under the PC-table with the compressor inside it while it is now required and gets up on the bench during painting sessions.

(http://s5.postimage.org/ch1z4bvgn/IMG_0274.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/3ysizzoxv/full/)

On the right hand of the bench the shelves with my completed projects and books-for-inspiration are located.

(http://s5.postimage.org/vnf67ibyf/IMG_0275.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/adrjwnvnn/full/)

(http://s5.postimage.org/mto9qeozn/IMG_0276.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/mto9qeozn/)

(http://s5.postimage.org/rgubs6ccn/IMG_0277.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

I'm keeping my stash of unbuilt models on top of them

(http://s5.postimage.org/6xzfn3yfb/IMG_0278.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vr8znrhfn/full/)

On the left hand of the bench is the sofa good for rest reading books, or watching movies/playing videogames.

(http://s5.postimage.org/r6mt8txqf/IMG_0279.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

And here is my neighbor living on the mancave's door :)

(http://s5.postimage.org/awwn5xn2f/IMG_0281.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jdog71 on Thu Jan, 19, 2012, 12:04:PM
Nice setup solander! I'm sure your workbench will be covered in plastic in no time  :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Thu Jan, 19, 2012, 12:25:PM
somthing tells me you like sci-fi kits
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Fri Jan, 20, 2012, 03:54:PM
So that's where the sci Fi magic happens!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Solander on Fri Jan, 20, 2012, 05:18:PM
Nice setup solander! I'm sure your workbench will be covered in plastic in no time  :D

Thanks, Jdog. Right You are: haven't your reply been posted - it already has been  ;)

somthing tells me you like sci-fi kits

Yeah, I'm starting to take notice that of myself lately to    ;D

So that's where the sci Fi magic happens!

My household more often call that sci-fi hailstorm, thanking all the high forces it doesn't spread over this room))))
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Colonel Shofer on Sun Jan, 22, 2012, 09:33:PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0kUxO7nzjiA/Tuy9wZFf68I/AAAAAAAABvw/CztFZkN9cmQ/s400/100_0671b.jpg)

The Colonel's Bunker
http://colshofer.blogspot.com/p/colonels-bunker.html (http://colshofer.blogspot.com/p/colonels-bunker.html)

:)
CS
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Wed Feb, 08, 2012, 03:46:PM
I don't really have a man cave, but I am working on it.  Here is the room that will soon become the man cave.  In the next three weeks, I am going to remodel this room into a man cave:

try again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dauOcsOS08#ws)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Wed Feb, 08, 2012, 08:05:PM
watched teh vid this moring it was fine btw, and that room looks small is it 8x8? 10x10 my room is 10x10 and i have shag all room to store my stuff ;(.

Oh and Killer deal on teh furniture! ive been looking forward to you doing this for some time now :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Thu Feb, 09, 2012, 02:36:AM
The room is 10x11.   It is small.   And that is part of the challenge.   Where to I store all my stuff?   When I bought the house I was single, so I didn't buy a large house, I figured I didn't need one.   I think I bought the smallest house in the entire neighborhood.   
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Thu Feb, 09, 2012, 05:44:AM
lol ya small room, if you dont have a pc in there like me you should be fine then again you do have that house of a booth!.

and if ya bought the bigest ya prob would never have any time for anything only cleaning ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Thu Feb, 09, 2012, 02:24:PM
I will have a PC in there with a printer.  There is one in there now.  All that is visible is the monitor in the video.  The PC sits under the desk.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MrNatural on Sat Feb, 11, 2012, 02:38:PM
holy Ma.K kits batman!!!!!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Sat Feb, 11, 2012, 04:04:PM
holy Ma.K kits batman!!!!!

LOL!  I was just very patient with ebay, or very lucky.   
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Myke on Sun Feb, 19, 2012, 02:19:AM
Love looking at these man caves. Awesome.

Here's my latest setup. I actually converted my old room into an office for my wife while she finishes up her PhD. Kind of a xmas present for her with new desk, cabinet, office chair.. the works.

All my kits fit under the table on the right.

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q378/mykefootie/Model%20Misc/IMG_20120118_152502.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: wyoroy on Sun Feb, 19, 2012, 06:37:PM
Myke, your setup looks great.  I love that back light frame thing.  What is it exactly?  Just a frame?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Myke on Mon Feb, 20, 2012, 11:24:AM
It's a tool caddy type of frame that I built to get a little more organized. I can keep all my putties, clamps, brushes, sanding sticks, misc tools in the little shelves (angled upwards so nothing falls out), and then there are the little bays at the bottom that I added to keep other tools out of the way. I made the base a little thicker for stability and more storage room.
I'm going to add some arms to the light so I can slide it out and angle it as needed.

Here are some better photos
(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q378/mykefootie/Model%20Misc/IMG_20120220_101409.jpg)
(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q378/mykefootie/Model%20Misc/IMG_20120220_101431.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jelly on Mon Feb, 20, 2012, 11:57:AM
Myke, I like a lot the design / concept of "the frame", really... probably I´ll copy it & try to make an "indoor-airborne" (  ;D ) version, just to move from one room to another (as I´m becoming a kind of modelling - pariah at home  ;D )

... My only doubt / question is if the light produces to you some kind of uncomfortable dazzle ¿¿ ??
Cheers
RG
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Myke on Mon Feb, 20, 2012, 01:17:PM
Hey Jelly!

The light hasn't give him any problems since I elevated it. The fist version of this was a little lower and so the light was directly in my eyes. The 2nd (and final version) had a little more thought into it. I built it so that I could move it from desk to desk if needed much like what would suit your needs. I also made it so that I can build extra modules to quickly attach to the top, bottom, and sides. It could really be built out into anything from this point.

Glad you like it.

Oh and if you build one, don't forget to add back stops to the shelves so when you put your tools in it, they don't sit so deep that you have to reach in to get them. Mine are only a few inches deep so the tools stick out a little bit.

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q378/mykefootie/Model%20Misc/IMG_20120220_121409.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Tue Feb, 21, 2012, 03:51:AM
That is nice, I was looking at something like this on a website, and well, why buy what you can build.   I need to finish up remodeling my office before I get to this.  But great idea and execution!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Kryptosdaddy on Wed Feb, 22, 2012, 08:32:PM
Here's mine, i live in an apartment...

(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/kryptosdaddy/onemess.jpg)

And i share my cave with a big dirty beast!

(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/kryptosdaddy/kryptosdontlikeit.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Wed Feb, 22, 2012, 08:42:PM
lol is that his/her name :) nice corner ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Kryptosdaddy on Wed Feb, 22, 2012, 09:28:PM
yep, there's Krypto- he's 14. thanks, its a tiny hole but man there is a stack of stuff in there! lol
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Thu Feb, 23, 2012, 06:17:AM
Lol wouldn't matter if it was a palace ya would still fill it :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jelly on Thu Feb, 23, 2012, 02:27:PM
yep, there's Krypto- he's 14...
He seems a beautiful good ol´ chap...

I can´t avoid it: I love dogs.
Cheers, Kryptosdaddy
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Thu Feb, 23, 2012, 06:49:PM
been working like a dog all day redoing my room. tomorrow if i get time i will build new shelfs because ive run out of paint storage, will post pics once its done because atm the new work area cant be seen from everything on top of it, 

New work area Is SaweeT!!!!!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: thestickyone on Sat Feb, 25, 2012, 11:03:AM
here's my quite spot. still in progress got the whole room  ;D its about 12' by 12' got the green light from the other half and now trying to work out storage, shelves and so on.
realy good got no limitations but keep changing my mind ??? on what i wanna do if you no what i mean.

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Solander on Sat Feb, 25, 2012, 03:37:PM
A lovely place to rest over a model, thestickyone! :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sat Feb, 25, 2012, 07:12:PM
im in teh process of redoing mine, walls are langers so its not helping with my shelfs will post pics hopfully tomorrow
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Feb, 26, 2012, 03:12:PM
ok my room is finished finally. well sorta but for now its fine, i got a new top for my desk much longer. i needed more shelf space so new ones were built.

(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_2053.jpg)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_2055.jpg)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_2059.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Sun Feb, 26, 2012, 03:18:PM
Nice work area!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Sun Feb, 26, 2012, 03:31:PM
Yup! Thats how to do it  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jelly on Sun Feb, 26, 2012, 04:06:PM
Yup, Spud ! everything is in parade-style !!! ;D Beautifully organised, and I cans see that you have a very homogeneous room lighting... at least 500 - 600 lux in the bench... great!

That working area seems terrific to me.

Spuddy, I don´t know if you´re a large frame-guy... but it seems to me that maybe there´s little space for the legs in the working bench ? ? I like a lot to freely move legs and I´m most of the time in agura position... even when sitting in a chair...
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Feb, 26, 2012, 04:34:PM
Thanks guys i really like how it turned out.

Jelly im not that big i tend to tuck my knees under teh table and my feet under my chair if you get me. and that Awsome lighting is just my flash lol,
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ClumsyModeler on Sun Feb, 26, 2012, 07:15:PM
Don't have much of a mancave to speak of at the moment.  The Mrs and I have a 3BR house, and one of the bedrooms was being used as an office, another as a spare for guests (which we don't have many of, so it's a storage room as we speak), and our huuuuge master bedroom.  Well, the Mrs decided she'd rather have our computers in the bedroom which leaves our office empty.

Of course, the Mrs had plans for this newly vacated space.  She never liked the idea of me working out in the garage since it gets schweddyballs hot and humid in there during the summer (which lasts about, oh, 9 months, LOL).  So, the old office is now going to become my new hobby room/mancave.  Excuse the mess, we just moved the computer desks and equipment out of there:

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/GT_Jon87/Scale%20Modeling/DSC_2377.jpg)

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/GT_Jon87/Scale%20Modeling/DSC_2378.jpg)

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/GT_Jon87/Scale%20Modeling/DSC_2379.jpg)

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/GT_Jon87/Scale%20Modeling/DSC_2380.jpg)

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/GT_Jon87/Scale%20Modeling/DSC_2381.jpg)

Now, what to do with it?  It isn't for all scale modeling (I have too many hobbies for that!), so my reloading and some light 'smithing equipment has to move in as well.  Just trying to envision how things should me in there...  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Myke on Mon Feb, 27, 2012, 09:52:AM
I recommend the addition of a bar in your mulit-purpose man cave.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Sat Mar, 03, 2012, 05:27:PM
Well here is my updated cave. My wife got me the awesome desk for christmas which I love. Also the paint tray which is pretty sweet. I'm pretty luck to have such an awesome wife! P.S. all the other caves rock too!

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sat Mar, 03, 2012, 09:44:PM
darn thats on old screen. ;D upgrade to a flat and gain some more room for modeling :P  its a nice area you have there lgb
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Sat Mar, 03, 2012, 10:03:PM
darn thats on old screen. ;D upgrade to a flat and gain some more room for modeling :P  its a nice area you have there lgb
I know right. I keep saying I'm going to break down and get a new monitor but never do. Soon though b/c your right it would give me a lot more room.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sat Mar, 03, 2012, 10:05:PM
hehe  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Thu Mar, 08, 2012, 09:04:PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6819511680_43f1cea51a.jpg)

Just a basic setup, I only have a few paints and supplies.  So far I have the gusto to mix my own acrylics in a bunch of 2 oz. bottles I bought from SKS Bottle and have had pretty decent results. Sometimes though they clog up my HP-CS

All packed into the 2nd spare bedroom....totally glad I have a use for that old iMac.  Big Bang Theory makes for great background noise :)



ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ARE VERY MUCH WELCOMED :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Thu Mar, 08, 2012, 10:24:PM
nice and clean you will need some shelving in time :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Sat Mar, 10, 2012, 10:25:PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6971152695_888ea13377_b.jpg)
Built the shelving as suggested.  $4 in wood and I had all the tools.  Totally a good investment. Getting an actualy heavy wooden table this week from a friend so as to stop the wobbling of the plastic POS.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6971152393_e1bd849ff2_b.jpg)
Quick shot of my desk and my work

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6825028576_0b49405aca_b.jpg)
....and why yes, that IS a lightsaber made out of plumbing equipment :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 08:14:AM
Lol at lightsaber, shelves look good
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Cheyenne on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 10:26:AM
Yeah , ....... I know it's a mess , ......... but I know where every single thing is , ............ I think .
Also Cheyenne , Choco Lab and Lobo , ...... Heer Shepard .
From last Summer

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/zapadapado/Jake%20Dalton/Picture1550.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/zapadapado/Jake%20Dalton/Picture1535.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/zapadapado/Jake%20Dalton/Picture1504.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/zapadapado/Kyrstens%20album/Picture1715.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/zapadapado/Kyrstens%20album/Picture1705.jpg)
(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/zapadapado/cheyennes%20pics/Picture1700.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 11:13:AM
Nevermind the mancave and the stash......awesome choc lab!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 11:27:AM
the stash is awsome. and a really nice cave and the little guys are Awome
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Cheyenne on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 11:37:AM
Thanks guys , that's just a small area of the stash , ............... I'm almost embarassed to show the rest , ....... I'm a bit of a hoarder , .............. the cool part is the wife supports my hobby , .............. if I'm home modelin , ............ I'm not in Gin Mills practicing my Irish half .  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 02:19:PM
I wouldn't worry about the size of your stash, quite a few on here have a lot of models in reserve.   

Nice setup!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 02:55:PM
lol notin wrong with keeping it irish ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Cheyenne on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 06:52:PM
Got dat right Spud , ....... born on St Pattys day an everythin ....... as a matter of fact I'm testing a Heiny right now ......
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Mar, 11, 2012, 08:49:PM
lol
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jelly on Fri Mar, 16, 2012, 03:19:PM
Hummm.. Cheyenne, you have enough kits in that shelter to resist two or three consecutive armageddons... ;D

I love the dogs, they look beautiful, definitely a man´s best mates (at least, thats how/what I believe).

It is GREAT that your wife supports your hobby. Mine likes it too very much...
Cheers, Cheyenne
RG

P.S.: Oh, in the side of one of the pics can be seen a striking pencil with Heineken-shape !  ;D ;D ;D Nice !  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Fri Mar, 16, 2012, 03:52:PM
Cheyenne, awesome looking cave. Thats a nice stash you've got going there.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ClumsyModeler on Sat Mar, 17, 2012, 12:29:PM
Finally decided on what I was getting for my cave.  The reloading bench is getting these:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910138000P?prdNo=1 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910138000P?prdNo=1)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910139000P?prdNo=5 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910139000P?prdNo=5)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00914943000P?prdNo=9 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00914943000P?prdNo=9)

My modeling bench is getting these:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00959186000P?prdNo=6 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00959186000P?prdNo=6)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910139000P?prdNo=5 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910139000P?prdNo=5)

I'll be drawing up a little floorplan of where everything is going in a bit.  More expensive than I wanted to do, but the Mrs talked me into it convincing me that building workbenches upstairs would be a pain if we ever needed to reclaim the space for family if the fecal matter hit the fan and someone had to move in with us.  I can agree with that.

I'll be building my shelf/cabinet today, and making up some plans to build my painting booth.  Stoked!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Wed Mar, 21, 2012, 09:48:PM
Finally decided on what I was getting for my cave.  The reloading bench is getting these:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910138000P?prdNo=1 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910138000P?prdNo=1)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910139000P?prdNo=5 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910139000P?prdNo=5)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00914943000P?prdNo=9 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00914943000P?prdNo=9)

My modeling bench is getting these:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00959186000P?prdNo=6 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00959186000P?prdNo=6)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910139000P?prdNo=5 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00910139000P?prdNo=5)

I'll be drawing up a little floorplan of where everything is going in a bit.  More expensive than I wanted to do, but the Mrs talked me into it convincing me that building workbenches upstairs would be a pain if we ever needed to reclaim the space for family if the fecal matter hit the fan and someone had to move in with us.  I can agree with that.

I'll be building my shelf/cabinet today, and making up some plans to build my painting booth.  Stoked!
Looks like a sweet plan to me!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ClumsyModeler on Thu Mar, 22, 2012, 09:17:PM
Thank ya, thank ya.  Everything was delivered last night and I started building everything.  Only one problem - the pegboard/light for the reloading bench was munched in shipping, so I have to exchange it this weekend for another.  That aside, everything is here and it's going to work out great.  Wish I could have had the option for intermediate height workbenches, but I'll get over it.  Gives me plenty of storage under the bench! :D

I'll have pics this weekend after everything's together.  All I'll need after that is some custom shelves for paint, a paint booth, Ooh, I could also go for. . .  *drifts off while counting way too many wants to count*
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ceecrb1 on Fri Mar, 23, 2012, 06:52:PM
This is my "manland"....
Ocupied by pretty much everything that is involved in my life...
That is:
3 Rc planes & 1 heli plus all the things that go with that.
Live sound mixing gear (ls9) and lighting desk (chamsys) and a microphone stock..
Fish tank
currently 5 PC's (one isnt mine).
Modeling stuff (stashed away, dont want the 2 year old finding paints/solvents etc).
Various other gifts and memories i've acumulated......

It gets me by....

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ceecrb1 on Fri Mar, 23, 2012, 07:00:PM
Also.. this a member of an RC forum I am a member of..
the video is quite old and famous.. but its the ultimate "manland"...... The entire basemente for himself!!!

http://minnartist.com/RCU/grafix/manland.wmv (http://minnartist.com/RCU/grafix/manland.wmv)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Fri Mar, 23, 2012, 07:19:PM
i see you have a fixation with wingy things :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: NecronautDrummer on Sat Mar, 31, 2012, 09:32:PM
I spent about half of my Spring Break remodelling the mancave...
(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g390/NecronautDrummer/P4010388.jpg)
(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g390/NecronautDrummer/P4010389.jpg)
Just some cheap Ikea tables that wrap around the room and a 'toolchest' on casters that fits nicely under the tables.  I can wheel it out when I'm working.  My Paasche spraybooth arrived in the mail a few days ago, but my new Iwata SmartJet Pro is still tied up in customs.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Sat Mar, 31, 2012, 10:42:PM
Nice, you've got a lot of room to work in there!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sat Mar, 31, 2012, 11:19:PM
That's a sweet cave, now keep it clean :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: schweinhund227 on Sun Apr, 01, 2012, 01:24:AM
I would not call your set up Cheap!    Those table tops, plus legs, did cost you a wallop!     

Nice open space you have!   Nice spray booth!   Now crack open that AFV Stryker!    Chop chop!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: NecronautDrummer on Sun Apr, 01, 2012, 05:15:AM
Now crack open that AFV Stryker!    Chop chop!

And this from the man that has reviewed pretty much every Stryker variant out there, but never built one??!!  I kid, I kid  ;)  I'll get cracking on it once I fill out the contest entry form tomorrow.

That Stryker MCV you reviewed looks like an amazing kit with the full interior.  Shame about the cheesy box art.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Sun Apr, 01, 2012, 05:54:AM
Nice space!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Gundamhead on Sat Apr, 07, 2012, 08:34:AM
Huh. Most of you are so... organized. And in white. Truely a sign of many disturbed minds. :P 8) ;D
Title: Is'nt it interesting................
Post by: fblanton on Thu Apr, 12, 2012, 05:15:PM
after looking through all the workshop images that many of us have similar racks constructed from wood for our paints, tools and solvents? Some very nice shops out there gang!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Mon Apr, 16, 2012, 10:24:PM
Weeeeee !  Free Table :)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/IMG_1317.jpg)
Looks a little better and gives me some room for parts and tools other than my current space.  Need some shelving or perhaps some storage drawers on the cheap
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/IMG_1318.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: wyoroy on Tue Apr, 17, 2012, 08:17:PM
Some nice setups.

Spud, I like the paint rack you have there ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Wed Apr, 18, 2012, 08:02:PM
thanks Roy ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Cave_Dweller on Fri Apr, 20, 2012, 12:10:AM
You guys have some really nice setups. It's fascinating to see how far the addiction has taken things in some cases!   ;D

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Gundamhead on Fri Apr, 20, 2012, 01:10:PM
You guys have some really nice setups. It's fascinating to see how far the addiction has taken things in some cases!   ;D

Ray Charles I Don't Need No Doctor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8TJnoa2WTg#ws)

My only 'complaint' is they are all so WHITE.  ;D ;)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Sam on Sun Jun, 03, 2012, 09:01:PM
my humble abode lol     http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7289895036_37b0513f66_n.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7289895036_37b0513f66_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Just Mike on Tue Jun, 26, 2012, 10:34:PM
I have found the perfect hobby desk for me. It's at the VA so it's inaccessible. Just want to know what the style of it is and if you know where I can find one.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/SG1fan1/461500_3001866765497_79537808_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Wed Jun, 27, 2012, 04:30:PM
Those are generally rather expensive. I think HON makes them and run $350+. You may find something similar in Staples or Office Depot. Perhaps Craigslist for an office clear out. Then again, building your own workstation can be had for less than $150. 2X4basics makes the leg brackets and shelf brackets....it may even cost less since I've figured for a 8 foot long 30 inch deep 3 tiered unit with dual shelving on each side of the tabletop.

Good Luck!!

Here's a link for Amazon to get the brackets...Lowes carries them too and if you have military ID, you get 10% off
http://www.amazon.com/2x4basics-90164-Workbench-Shelving-Storage/dp/B0030T1BRE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1 (http://www.amazon.com/2x4basics-90164-Workbench-Shelving-Storage/dp/B0030T1BRE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Just Mike on Wed Jun, 27, 2012, 05:07:PM
Thanks t-bad!

 ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Wed Jun, 27, 2012, 07:56:PM
If you end up making one or buying one,please post it!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: the Baron on Thu Jun, 28, 2012, 02:24:PM
I second TBadger, build your own.  Think of it as a 1:1 scratchbuild ;)

Seriously, though, it's very satisfying, and doesn't require very much in the way of woodworking skills, and you can save a ton.  I built mine (see above somewhere at the beginning of the thread) with salvaged lumber that I scrounged, the only out-of-pocket cost was for the hardware (a box of drywall screws).
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Just Mike on Thu Jun, 28, 2012, 03:43:PM
Just screws, eh? Don't need a saw or sander? Clamps, a jig, a drill press, band saw and all that?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Fri Jun, 29, 2012, 08:23:AM
For that piece of kit I directed you to, all you need is some wood screws, the wood( which you can have Lowes or HD pre-cut for you ), and perhaps a drill to pre-tap some holes to prevent splitting.  If you feel fancy, maybe some paint or stain and you're complete.  virtually without tools
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: joeym on Fri Jun, 29, 2012, 09:52:PM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm   White Castle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

None of that in Hawaii :'(

Yeah but in Hawaii you have Zippies!!   :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Just Mike on Sun Jul, 01, 2012, 01:35:AM
Got two desks today for $27. Pics to follow upon re-assembly.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Tue Jul, 17, 2012, 02:51:PM
Well here is my hobby room:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Cj1WgHQhVhc/UAWkXxAf2HI/AAAAAAAACUg/iWqeO4O8DtA/s800/IMG_0962.JPG)(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r4l6HF-Ff-g/UAWkZPHq66I/AAAAAAAACUo/DuoF1O9dBcA/s800/IMG_0963.JPG)(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Vycn6RuN8Qs/UAWkbVo8_uI/AAAAAAAACU4/OUc7w3kxwb8/s800/IMG_0967.JPG)(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AWDVZ2v7ayg/UAWkcieaSII/AAAAAAAACVA/xILy8U56mdM/s800/IMG_0971.JPG)

I finally got it organized just in time.  Because we sold the house and are moving in the next three weeks or so.   I will get the fun of setting it all up in a new house!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Tue Jul, 17, 2012, 03:39:PM
Have fun setting up in the new place, John
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Tue Jul, 17, 2012, 03:55:PM
wow that was fast John Congratulations on Selling and Best of luck with the new house  ;)

and the cave looks good,
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Jul, 17, 2012, 04:14:PM
Cool room.

It's always a bit surreal to me to see SMA on a monitor in your homes.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Igard on Tue Jul, 17, 2012, 04:19:PM
Grendels that's looking really nice!

Congrats on the sale, I hope your move goes smoothly.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Tue Jul, 17, 2012, 04:50:PM
Grendels, congrats on selling the house.
Are you staying in the Houston area?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: timson72 on Thu Jul, 19, 2012, 05:43:AM
having finally moved house i now have more space for myself ;D,not finished unpacking yet,but here's a quick look.

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Thu Jul, 19, 2012, 11:42:AM
Congrats! Dedicated space is great.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Thu Jul, 19, 2012, 12:00:PM
Have fun setting up in the new place, John

Thanks!   We have about two weeks and we are out of our current house.   I will have a larger room for my hobby/ office room.

wow that was fast John Congratulations on Selling and Best of luck with the new house  ;)

and the cave looks good,

We listed the house on a Friday and had a good offer the next day.   It was very fast.

Cool room.

It's always a bit surreal to me to see SMA on a monitor in your homes.

I know that feeling, when one of my students post about my business on Facebook I get the same feeling.

Grendels, congrats on selling the house.
Are you staying in the Houston area?

I am moving about a mile away from my current location.   Still in College Station, about an hour drive from Houston.

having finally moved house i now have more space for myself ;D,not finished unpacking yet,but here's a quick look.

Nice!   You can't beat having a dedicated space.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Fri Jul, 20, 2012, 03:28:PM
I am moving about a mile away from my current location.   Still in College Station, about an hour drive from Houston.

Any Buc-cees near you (beavernuggets.....)
 ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Fri Jul, 20, 2012, 07:19:PM
Nope, but we drive by one every other month or so.   If you are good, I might send you some for Christmas, but I will have to ask Santa first!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Fri Jul, 20, 2012, 08:15:PM
Nope, but we drive by one every other month or so.   If you are good, I might send you some for Christmas, but I will have to ask Santa first!
Oh I'm in trouble now!!!
Me? Be good?  :o
 ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: timson72 on Sat Jul, 21, 2012, 12:06:PM
finished...for now  ;)

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Sat Jul, 21, 2012, 01:42:PM
Very clean and tidy, the complete opposite of my work area.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: timson72 on Sat Jul, 21, 2012, 05:36:PM
Very clean and tidy, the complete opposite of my work area.
For now mate  :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Glorfindel on Sat Jul, 21, 2012, 08:44:PM
A nice small area is all you need. That looks great....all four basic food groups represented. Work bench, spray booth, tools box, and stash. You'll be a strapping young lad in no time.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: timson72 on Sun Jul, 22, 2012, 03:12:AM
A nice small area is all you need. That looks great....all four basic food groups represented. Work bench, spray booth, tools box, and stash. You'll be a strapping young lad in no time.
"Food Groups" love it  :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: winterfritz on Sun Jul, 22, 2012, 10:50:PM
Tidy indeed....my area usually looks like a burnt out rat's nest.....
Your compressor looks like mine (Harbor Freight special)............
Me? My eyes suck........I'd have to move the assembly area directly in front of that window....
Have at it!
WF......
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Just Mike on Tue Jul, 24, 2012, 02:18:PM
Mike's Hobby Bench (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2W5ILJnRXo&list=UU7LUQ-9jNQNRcgnca8HOTfQ&index=1&feature=plcp#)
Hope you enjoy it.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Sat Jul, 28, 2012, 01:33:PM
A nice little man cave there Mike!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Just Mike on Sat Jul, 28, 2012, 03:43:PM
Thanks! And thank you for the tip on the visor. I'll look into doing that ASAP!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Gundamhead on Sat Aug, 04, 2012, 09:54:AM
Some pics of mine.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709692336/#in/set-72157630896701234/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709692336/#in/set-72157630896701234/)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jelly on Sun Aug, 05, 2012, 05:37:PM
Some pics of mine.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709692336/#in/set-72157630896701234/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709692336/#in/set-72157630896701234/)

Look !

Another Cowboy be bop fan !!

 ;)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Gundamhead on Sun Aug, 05, 2012, 08:06:PM
Some pics of mine.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709692336/#in/set-72157630896701234/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709692336/#in/set-72157630896701234/)

Look !

Another Cowboy be bop fan !!

 ;)

The best anime ever.  8)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Sun Aug, 05, 2012, 08:22:PM
All about the Real Folk Blues brothers :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Gundamhead on Mon Aug, 06, 2012, 03:44:AM
For the fellow Bebop fans...Everything in 1/72!

In this shot,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709730180/#in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709730180/#in/photostream/)

about middle left, are two copies of Gren's monofighter waiting for paint. One gear down, one in flight to be 'shot up'.

In this shot

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709733198/#in/set-72157630896701234/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709733198/#in/set-72157630896701234/)

just above center top shelf is a white triangle among the kit boxes. That was the start of a scratchbuild of the trailer and truck from Heavy Metal Queen. The 4th up on the far left has all of the Club M and Bandai monocraft. Still haven't built them yet.

And this shot

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709707304/#in/set-72157630896701234/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19951055@N07/7709707304/#in/set-72157630896701234/)

top right is the Columbia with Doohan inside and Miles towing it out with the Sherman. I still have to add the nose JATO packs and finish the tile painting. Right above the Sherman seemingly in the tree is another completed Gren monofighter.

I really liked Bebop. :P ;D 8)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jelly on Mon Aug, 06, 2012, 06:37:AM
For the fellow Bebop fans...Everything in 1/72!

... ... ...

I really liked Bebop. :P ;D 8)

I liked it too very much... a truly masterpiece of anime... I have a copy of the series... curiously, the first time I saw the series it was in TV3 back in 1.999 I think  (it was a Catalonian TV so it was broadcasted in Catalonian languaje - wich fortunately I speak & understand 100% ) ... some years later it was broadcasted again in Castilian language, in another TV... my copy is in Castilian language... I must say that both dubbings were (are) superb...

... IMHO C.B-B. had the precise lenght (number of chapters)... should it had been a 24-26 chapter serie, I believe that it wouldn´t have had the same "effect"...

Cheers  :)
RG
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Mon Aug, 06, 2012, 07:46:AM
Almost in the same vein as Trigun.....if it were any longer it would have been tedious, like Naruto or OnePiece
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MossyOakClan on Tue Aug, 07, 2012, 08:26:AM
Wifes given me the "green light" to ditch the computer equipment and turn this into my modeling desk area....I'll have to post when I'm done. Here's the before pic...


(http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u449/mossyoakclan/20120806_201856.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Mon Aug, 13, 2012, 10:59:PM
Well ive made a small change to my work area. I moved the Vallejo paint to the left and installed the 2 new storage units and they now house my tamiya paints as i use these more for spray work and i now have them closer to the ab.

I also  gathered up all my bits and put them in the little boxes and i have loads more to spare :)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4044.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Wed Aug, 15, 2012, 04:29:PM
I want to work at the desk.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Wed Aug, 15, 2012, 04:31:PM
Lol
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Wed Aug, 15, 2012, 05:04:PM
Right Spud don't laugh I've been moved out to the shed!!
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/merseajohn/concepts/desk.jpg)
But it's more than worth it, the 'model room' is now a nursery and I couldnt be more thrilled.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Wed Aug, 15, 2012, 05:35:PM
lol, sucks to be out in the shed but as you say Worth it :) you just wont be out there much ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: rookie on Sun Aug, 19, 2012, 06:39:AM

Wow Spud thats an impressive set up.

John, congrats, I'd be worried if you made the bub sleep out there... ;)
 
Well here is mine,  I'm not sure if "cave" is the correct term, more like corner...lol. My wife got sick of me using the dining room table so cleared out some space in the office. If you look closely you can see my meager stash  :(

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o601/jamiemp42/2012-08-19162842.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Aug, 19, 2012, 08:16:AM
Lol thanks rookie, and at least you have a place to build :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Mon Aug, 20, 2012, 12:54:PM
Lol thanks rookie, and at least you have a place to build :)

Agreed, I worked out of a space about that big for a couple of years.   
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: longlance67 on Mon Aug, 20, 2012, 02:54:PM


Hi all,

thought id show yee my man cave, the place i go to keep my sanity  ;)

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa334/longlance67/P1110171.jpg)

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa334/longlance67/P1110172.jpg)

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa334/longlance67/P1110174.jpg)


its one of the few times my workspace is actualy clean hahahahahah  :P
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Mon Aug, 20, 2012, 03:57:PM
Diggin the pipe......that sweet sweet smell of pipe tobacco is a memory trigger for me.  Diggin the spaces I see, I get jealous of the desks I see, I can find one to fit my area correctly :(
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Mon Aug, 20, 2012, 04:21:PM
Very nice Shane
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MossyOakClan on Mon Aug, 20, 2012, 07:31:PM
Done..................yep, looks the same. Cleared out the computer stuff, mounted a light inside supported by some clamp ons. Moved in.......... cracked a beer. (Sound of crckets) 

(http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u449/mossyoakclan/20120820_171726.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Tue Aug, 21, 2012, 08:34:AM
I like it, simple and elegant but not too understated. I also am a big Pens Fan as well, as I'm originally from Pittsburgh and plan on moving back here within a year, so theres a big + to the room.  That desk is going to suffer a beating and a lot of overspray  ;D GOOD LUCK !
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Tue Aug, 21, 2012, 10:55:AM
Guess its my turn

here is where i spend too much according to the SWMBO...

Left Side is for modeling .Right side(where the chair is there a PC desk) is for Programming/gaming
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/398/p1030141o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MossyOakClan on Tue Aug, 21, 2012, 10:59:AM
Penn State has a lot of my money. (laughing). The other side of that basement is a shrine to the school. Anyway, wife's from Franklin PA...about an hour north of Pitt so we know the area very well. We lived in Erie for years and used to hit the Penguins games on Friday night when we got home from work. Love the Western side of that state, but can't take the brutal winters anymore. So I moved to Chicago.........yep.....dumb move. They got winter here too I found out. Corporate gypsy.....gotta love it. Take care and thanks for the comments.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MossyOakClan on Tue Aug, 21, 2012, 11:04:AM
Neo, that look nice. The track lighting and mocha wall colors with the wood floor give the whole room a relaxed "coffee shop" feel. I see a lot of people with those green scale mats. Have not picked one up myself. Do you use it to help you build scale or is it just a protective desk top covering?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Tue Aug, 21, 2012, 11:31:AM
Thanks Brandon

the mats are to protect the surface and my blades too!! i only use the line for cutting thin strips of tape. I have 2 of these mats there also a blue one on the other desk section. Also keeps parts for slipping on the glass
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Tue Aug, 21, 2012, 11:50:AM
Neo, that looks almost Gallery-esque! The setup looks great :)  MOC, I went to college in Erie and yeah I cant see Chicago being too much an upgrade considering their winters and abundance of traffic LoL
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Tue Aug, 21, 2012, 01:04:PM
very nice Neo Nice and Clean just how a good work space should be
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Tue Aug, 21, 2012, 01:19:PM
A nice space Neo!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Thu Aug, 23, 2012, 01:23:PM
Thanks guys

Actually its a constant fight to keep this clean but its worth it has i dont want to much dust going into my $$ Gaming/Work PC plus it makes it easier to have dust free paint job!

Im waiting on a Deplyment production F-14 poster  to add on that wall cant wait

im still trying to perfect my spay booth thats in the closet and i must install on my desk everitime..

Cheers

Neo
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: VoID_1 on Mon Aug, 27, 2012, 09:17:PM

Wow Spud thats an impressive set up.

John, congrats, I'd be worried if you made the bub sleep out there... ;)
 
Well here is mine,  I'm not sure if "cave" is the correct term, more like corner...lol. My wife got sick of me using the dining room table so cleared out some space in the office. If you look closely you can see my meager stash  :(

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o601/jamiemp42/2012-08-19162842.jpg)

If I look closely, I can see a Carlton on the table  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Sep, 04, 2012, 03:44:PM
We will soon be listing our house for sale...meaning the 700+sq' mancave will soon be gone. I will be moving to another house, but no garage (buying within family and therfore know where we're moving)...

My new mancave is going to be 60% of an 8'x10' baby barn. Imagine that! Actual room will be 7'x6' - 42sq'.

But don't cry for me...argentina...I'm looking forward to it. Downsizing can be really good for the soul and forces you to organize and keep only what you need. The new space will be tiny, but I've done that before. I have designed it to be pretty much what I actually 'use' now, as far as bench, booth, photo space, storage etc... Plus, I do like building furniture and all that stuff.

I plan to document it all on video. I start packing the existing cave in about 5 minutes, after I hit POST. I'll be down to a 'kitchen table build' setup and keep some paint supplies unpacked...but the stash and excess is gonna either eBay or get boxed up...for a while.

Pray for me.

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Tue Sep, 04, 2012, 03:58:PM
your packing it up even before having sold the house?


is it cuz you want to home stage your man cave ?

BTW my man cave is 8*10 and thats plenty space jsut sounds small!!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Tue Sep, 04, 2012, 04:02:PM
Hey Scott, good luck on your move.
Even a small 42 sqft baby barn is better than what I have.....my bedroom!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Tue Sep, 04, 2012, 04:20:PM
holy cow that going to be smaller than my room. good luck with teh new house Scott and i look forward to seeing you on camera again, :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Sep, 04, 2012, 04:58:PM
Thanks for the encouragement guys! Not totally packing, but purging junk and really cleaning up....just so when we list, and show it it will be decent.

Looks like scale vomit up there now.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ferris928 on Tue Sep, 04, 2012, 05:49:PM
'Downsizing' sounds too negative Scott, 'Streamlining' sounds more positive.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Tue Sep, 04, 2012, 05:50:PM
well, whenever you decide to unload some kits....list em here first ;D  Totally looking at beefing up my collection. Especially if there's some Star Wars kits and other goodies :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Tue Sep, 04, 2012, 06:07:PM
Good luck with the move mate, I've just done it......well moved into the shed but it works and thats the main thing (still havnt sold the house though  :'().
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Wed Sep, 05, 2012, 10:24:AM
'Downsizing' sounds too negative Scott, 'Streamlining' sounds more positive.  ;)
Indeed! I like the sound of that...streamlining.

well, whenever you decide to unload some kits....list em here first ;D  Totally looking at beefing up my collection. Especially if there's some Star Wars kits and other goodies :)

Will do. I might sell off a bit of the stash.

Good luck with the move mate, I've just done it......well moved into the shed but it works and thats the main thing (still havnt sold the house though  :'().

I hope it's insulated! That will be the first thing I do to my shed.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JMac on Wed Sep, 05, 2012, 10:52:AM
'Downsizing' sounds too negative Scott, 'Streamlining' sounds more positive.  ;)
Indeed! I like the sound of that...streamlining.

 ;D I'll have to tell my wife that I'm "streamlining" our fridge stocks next time I grab a sandwich and beer. ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Wed Sep, 05, 2012, 02:09:PM
I just got done with the move thing.   It does allow you to evaluate your stock and and to purge un-necessary tools.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Gundamhead on Thu Sep, 06, 2012, 08:55:AM
'Downsizing' sounds too negative Scott, 'Streamlining' sounds more positive.  ;)
Indeed! I like the sound of that...streamlining.

 ;D I'll have to tell my wife that I'm "streamlining" our fridge stocks next time I grab a sandwich and beer. ;D

Please. No corporate speak at home. It affects the paradigm of creative adventuring in the non work environment.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: steezy on Thu Sep, 06, 2012, 11:39:PM
I keep upsizing my mancave! Hopefully I never have to downsize. Just recently salvaged these counter tops from an office that was being gutted. This picture was taken a little after the install. It's never going to be that clean again.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/DSC04244.jpg)
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Post by: Martay on Sat Sep, 08, 2012, 07:26:AM
Hi all i know that i have been missing from these pages as of late, but the reasons for this will be soon apparent!
Having just recently gotten back into the sport of plastic manipulation i was still using the old hairy sticks for the application of paint and personality to my baby's, this has all changed with the arrival of my first AB and compressor, what also has changed is my ability to model in the comfy surrounds and company of my better half. So ive put a halt to the 1/72 scale and immersed myself in the 1/1 scale renovation of out small but adequate attic space, ive nearly finished it and am now just putting the final pieces into the construction phase before the tidying and final finishing of walls and decor, here is a selection of some of the journey from the beginning, in a house from the 1020's or so, the attic was filthy, dusty and spidery, hope you like my meager efforts to improve my conditions
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(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave/DSC_0744.jpg)
the above is the beginning of the flooring, and ceiling slabbing with insulation underneath and behind

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave/DSC_0742.jpg)

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this is the cutting of the access hole and the fitting of the drop down loft stairs, a simple enough process which gave me the ability to get my tools and supply's up with ease

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then i put a second layer of floor in with sound proofing foam underlay between them, the room is directly above my ladys sleeping quarters so this extra layer is not a wasted effort :)

Now to do the framing and building of the worktop and placement of the spray booth, the reason for this job after all !

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0755.jpg)

In the next few you can see the installation of some shelving along with the 3 double sockets and twin 4ft striplights, best to do the wiring early.

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0757.jpg)

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Ive also fitted in a flat pack storage cupboard and a computer desk which i dismantled and 'arranged' to fit :) as you
can see more clearly here.

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(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0765.jpg)

After i was satisfied with i continued with the support and framing of the worktop, and the placement of the all important spray booth.

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0766.jpg)

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0767.jpg)

as you can see i put in some light carpet to further deaden the noise, all people must be kept happy eh???
To the left hand side in the next shot, beyond the chair on the lower shelf, is the booth location, i have to build it in situ as it wont be possible to fit it in there once its completed.

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0766-2.jpg)

The next series shows the booth in place, extractor fan ducted outside the building under the eaves and a halogen spotlight, the rear wall and the floor are both floating and perforated, the surrounds and fan exit have all been sealed with flexible filler and ive tested the draw with some wood smoke and am satisfied with its performance, i can always increase its power later but i shouldn't need to.

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0770.jpg)

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0771.jpg)

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0772.jpg)

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0774.jpg)

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj515/martinc74/man%20cave%20thurles/DSC_0773.jpg)

There will be some more shots soon as ive done some more work but the general disarray of the place stopped me from doing so, the counter top will be fitted within days and finishing the walls shelving also, some painting, trimming, tidying and im playing with the idea of some tiling as ive got a surplus from our kitchen around, well ill see as i go.
Ill keep you posted guys, hope you can see my vision :)



 
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Sat Sep, 08, 2012, 09:42:AM
Looks cool

but we shall call this you Man Perch !!! Since a cave on top dosent really work :S !!

All jokes appart make sure you install yourself plenty of lights with different angles(take advantage of that angled ceiling) its better thant having strait down lights since your body blocks it when working!

Cheers

Neo

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ravhin on Sat Sep, 08, 2012, 09:46:AM
That's a seriously cool man cave (or perch :P) . All I have is a tiny desk where I can fit two A4 cutting mats and that's it :(
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Martay on Sat Sep, 08, 2012, 01:11:PM
thanks for the kind words Neo, regarding the lighting ive gotten two 4ft strip lights at about head high which aren't casting any shadows onto the desk at all and i am going to put at least one adjustable light which i have in between them where the two pitches meet to side light each work area, if i need more ive spare switches and sockets, im gonna have to rename the place tho, 'the control tower' hummm thats a possibility, i mainly do aircraft after all  :P. And thanks Ravhin, i to have been on a wheeled computer desk until now, buying a compressor put a halt to that, the only way is up literally lol.
Thanks again guys, hope fully the plastic addiction will resume shortly
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: steezy on Sat Sep, 08, 2012, 01:55:PM
That's cool! There is so much potential in your man cave.

How is the air flow? Could you make an intake fan if needed? Possibly an AC?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Sat Sep, 08, 2012, 02:40:PM
In the Sub Force, we say " The Conn", "Crows Nest","The Bridge"....I adore the setup and am quite jealous. I wish I could find countertops being discarded. I couldn't do it here in GA, I would bake alive up there !
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Sun Sep, 09, 2012, 12:39:AM
Excellent work on the home improvements there
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: NZDFrecon on Sun Sep, 09, 2012, 06:44:AM
Just got this set up, it has been a long time where I have had an area do do my hobbies in.
And this is my first post.
Hope you guys enjoy, All comments are welcome

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Sep, 09, 2012, 09:54:AM
Nice and organized.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Sun Sep, 09, 2012, 10:56:PM
Since I'm starting modeling again after 20 years absence, I have to start from scratch.

Today I cleaned and organized the only unfinished room in our house and made it my official model area.
The nice thing is I already had the desk, drawers, bench, lights etc.

The air compressor is in the mechanical room next door (which luckily is heavily insulated with dense recycled denim) so I drilled a small 3/4 hole and snaked the hose through.


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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Sun Sep, 09, 2012, 11:35:PM
Great setup! Loks nice and spacious with good airflow....tons of room for displays too. Setting up a booth?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Mon Sep, 10, 2012, 12:09:AM

Thank you! It was designed to be a forth bedroom so it's well sized.

The taller Craftsman table will be used for painting so I set it up closer to the window. The frame design has the window opening outwards which makes it a little harder to get a vent to the outside and have the open window area sealed from insects and the colder winters months. I'm still trying the figure that one out.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Mon Sep, 10, 2012, 03:36:PM
that's a Fine Setup Ian
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Smitty on Tue Sep, 11, 2012, 12:17:AM
Well, this is an unfinished mancave.  I will be throwing up some shelving, but trying to get dimensions for Tamiya and Vallejo paints to make it custom.  Hopefully by the end of the week it should be finished.  Since it is unfinished I am up for any suggestions.  This is out in my garage and I have free reign per the bosses permission. 

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Sep, 11, 2012, 08:59:AM

Thank you! It was designed to be a forth bedroom so it's well sized.

The taller Craftsman table will be used for painting so I set it up closer to the window. The frame design has the window opening outwards which makes it a little harder to get a vent to the outside and have the open window area sealed from insects and the colder winters months. I'm still trying the figure that one out.

You could try using 2" high density foam, just to the shape of the window, and then a hole cut into that for your vent to go through. If you make it snug it should stay put, give you some Rvalue and be easy to remove.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Tue Sep, 11, 2012, 09:40:AM
Great suggestion!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Wed Sep, 12, 2012, 05:45:PM
Ian dude.....that work space is just way too clean....are you sure you are a modeler?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Wed Sep, 12, 2012, 07:50:PM
I'm just incredibly tidy.  8)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Wed Sep, 12, 2012, 09:27:PM
Ian:

Wish I could only consider myself Tidy ha ha lol.  I'm OCD.  I have plastic up over the rafters in my basement right now but when the money's available Ill be putting a ceiling over my work area because I HATE DUST.  Nothing wrong with being neat and a clean freak man.  I respect your work area but what I'm wondering is if that work area will be like that in a month when your finished ha ha.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Wed Sep, 12, 2012, 09:45:PM
More than likely no, but you gotta start somewhere.

My starter bunch of hobby supplies are whisking their way to me as we speak, but I hope to get a few sets of shelves up before they arrive.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 12:47:AM
Since I was waiting on shipments I decided to finish the space a little more.

Painted three walls with our off white interior house color "Accolade" and then did an accent wall with our left over front door color. Installed the closet doors (with the help of my Dad), then put up the shelves and installed the air regulator with moisture filter.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7994665978_9e3e0aae28_o.jpg)
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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Gundamhead on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 08:33:AM
Get yourself a nice little airbrush stand for that set up. You'll thank me for the suggestion when you're in the middle of painting something and need to put the airbrush down for a minute. 8)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 08:50:AM
Definitely! I picked up a Iwata cleaning station that will help with that.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ravhin on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 10:39:AM
I'm so envious of your man cave  ::)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ferris928 on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 11:55:AM
Very Nice Indeed!!!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 11:58:AM
I was lucky to have a spare room in the house that we hadn't done anything to yet. I'm calling it "The Studio" now, more of a multi-purpose craft room, but still the main modeling area.

Spending a couple days painting and finishing really makes a difference though.

I'm looking at Marmoleum for the flooring, similar to what we did in our bathrooms and kitchen.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2548/4135690683_63ec57b867_o.jpg)
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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 01:59:PM
What kind of main desk is that and where to you get it ?  something similar would be absolutely perfect for my space
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 02:44:PM
It's the "Galant" system from Ikea.

I have two T-legs - http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20056915/ (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20056915/) and the frame, but made my own mdf top.

You can pick and choose here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19852113/#/S19852113 (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19852113/#/S19852113)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 03:09:PM
Lovely stuff Ian!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: geegad on Mon Sep, 17, 2012, 03:27:PM
that looks like a Professional work shop bud..looking superb
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 01:09:AM
Knocked up an inexpensive DIY spray booth this evening, using the box fan + filter approach. Luckily I already had the thick cardboard and protective edges, so put them to good use.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8308/8008136534_84052ab9e7_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8008136534/)

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 01:24:AM
Ian, although I'm brand new to this hobby, I have done an extreme amount of research on the spray booths.  Using a box fan is a bad idea as the fans motor is directly in the line of fire of the fumes.  It is as I read a big big fire hazard.  You want to get a fan that has a external motor that the fumes don't go through.  A Squirell blower or a Axial fan (I believe that's the name, they're for a computer) fan are the ones that work best.  Grendels has a very nice tutorial on you tube that explains how to build a nice spray booth and uses a fan that is kind of like a Squirell blower.  Might want to look into the fan situation a little bit in regards to the fire hazard.  Nice setup though otherwise.  Props to your construction skills.  You've really did a lot in a short period of time in your man cave.  Anxious to see photos of the finished result :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 08:57:AM
Appreciate the advice. Since I too am new to this, I decided to go the inexpensive route first with the spray booth, weighing the pro and cons of the box fan. The filter I'm using is fairly dense, more so than the standard dust ones, and at the moment I only plan on spraying water-based acrylic. I am aware that thinning the paint can obviously change its composition.

If the modeling bug sticks I definitely plan on swapping the fan for a fire proof blower.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 12:24:PM
As long as you are spraying acrylics you should be fine with using a box fan.   Just think twice before you spray a lacquer through that setup.  The lacquer fumes could eventually eat through the insulation on the wiring for the fan. 
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: steezy on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 12:45:PM
Looks good, but you'll need to seal off the entire window around the fan to make it effective. Research positive and negative airflow pressure. Basically the fumes will blow back into the room unless you completely seal off everything around the fan. I would suggest scaling down the size of the spray booth and using a smaller exhaust fan with an exhaust hose that can be feed outside the window. Small bathroom exhaust fans are cheap and perfect for a spray booth.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: adampolo13 on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 01:46:PM
Ian,

Nothing wrong with going the cheap stuff.  That's what I did too.  You should be fine spraying acrylics just like Grendels said.  Can't wait to see your finished work!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 05:04:PM
Looks good, but you'll need to seal off the entire window around the fan to make it effective. … I would suggest scaling down the size of the spray booth...

Yeah, I got a little out of hand with the size.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: steezy on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 06:22:PM
Looks good, but you'll need to seal off the entire window around the fan to make it effective. … I would suggest scaling down the size of the spray booth...

Yeah, I got a little out of hand with the size.

It will be easier to keep clean if it's smaller. ;D Paint dust can build up quickly. I made mine out of 2x4s and it's about 2'x2'x2'. It's probably bigger than it needs to be and it takes up a lot of space, but it works great. I mounted a window fan on the back and sealed it up around the window.

Your set up will work great with acrylics, but I suspect your going to want to top coat your models to protect all the hard work you put into them. There are acrylic top coats, but I find the lacquer spray cans are the easiest to use. Lacquers wouldn't be safe to use with your set up.  A respirator is still always required. Safety first, protect your lungs!

If interested, I posted a video a while back when I made mine. It might be helpful, or it might not be. Since the video I modified the booth to fit better in the window and sealed it up better. Its at youtube,  /watch?v=rr-QlMTQp_0
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 07:20:PM
Actually I think the size of his home made booth is just about right.

Really depends on what you build. If all you build are 1/25 cars, or 1/35 armor, then yeah, something 2'X2'X2' is probably fine, but is someone is a large scale building, ship builder, or aircraft builder, you need something quite a bit bigger.

I have one I built that is centered around a 16" X 24" furnace filter, and is likely 24" high, which is good for most jobs, but for something like a 1/48 B-17 or Lancaster, or 1/72 Vulcan, B1B, etc, etc. I would have to be extremely careful moving the kit around inside the booth as to not bump it off the sides of the booth.

Ian, if it works for you....have at it my friend.

As far as the motor in the fan being an open winding motor and suspect for setting fumes on fire, the one in my booth is a 100cfm bathroom fan, open motor, and I have sprayed enamel, lacquer and acrylics in there with no problems at all. 99% of the time, the thing with people blowing themselves up with that type of motor in their booth is they are using aerosol cans of paint, and it is the propellent in the can that is igniting. The propellent for the most part is much more combustible than the paint is.

Anyone wants to see my home made paint booth, follow the link:

http://public.fotki.com/ScottM/models/paint-booth/ (http://public.fotki.com/ScottM/models/paint-booth/)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 07:55:PM
Since I was waiting on shipments I decided to finish the space a little more.

Painted three walls with our off white interior house color "Accolade" and then did an accent wall with our left over front door color. Installed the closet doors (with the help of my Dad), then put up the shelves and installed the air regulator with moisture filter.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7994665978_9e3e0aae28_o.jpg)
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That is a nice room....congrats.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Avril Lavigne on Fri Sep, 21, 2012, 09:56:PM
 8). Room,  very nice!

Spray booth??   Need 'duct piece' to window or fumes will spill over!    Sorry

Once again Kool room!   

Karl.

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 12:56:PM
Wow Ian that is Fantastic
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 01:02:PM
Thanks man!

Now that I've actually begun modeling it's a complete mess, with stuff strewn everywhere. Reworking the spray booth to vent better by installing a 4" pipe to the outside, with a combination of dryer ductwork and a dust removal system. I didn't fancy having the window open to the outside Vermont winter temps of 20 degrees F (-7 C).
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 01:06:PM
Ian your mancave is looking good.
You do have a fire extinguisher on hand, right?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 01:06:PM
Will I be needing one?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 01:14:PM
Will I be needing one?
Maybe.
Maybe not.
But think about this for just one minute.
You're dealing with flammable materials.
You are storing flammable materials in this room.
You are using a home made extractor for a paint booth.
The paint booth is in the same room where you have all the flammable materials.
The room is in your house.
Accidents can and do happen.
Do you want to take that chance?

Think of, what I like to call, the condom principle:
I'd rather have one and not need it, than need it and not have one.

Get one.
 :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: adampolo13 on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 01:15:PM
I second BlackSheep here.  You probably wont need it, but better safe than sorry.  We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen which is only two steps from the mancave. 
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Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 01:17:PM
And they are cheap.
Home Depot or Lowes.
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Post by: Ian on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 01:18:PM
You make a convincing argument! I shall get one today from my local hardware store.
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Post by: steezy on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 09:52:PM
Thanks man!

Now that I've actually begun modeling it's a complete mess, with stuff strewn everywhere. Reworking the spray booth to vent better by installing a 4" pipe to the outside, with a combination of dryer ductwork and a dust removal system. I didn't fancy having the window open to the outside Vermont winter temps of 20 degrees F (-7 C).

Cool, a fellow Vermonter!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Tue Sep, 25, 2012, 10:34:PM
Ya know this is a very good comment.  A fire extinguisher is something that should be a mandated scale modeling tool in everyone's work area.  Never know when you could need it.  Speaking of which, I didn't have one in my work area but being I raced go karts for mega years and it was mandatory that we had a small extinguisher on the grid with us every race we raced in Ill just simply transfer the one from the race room into the man cave.  Thanks for bringing this to our attention.  Safety ALWAYS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Przemo1CK on Sat Sep, 29, 2012, 06:31:AM
All your places are amazing - many thanks for sharing  :D

I want to show my workplace:

Room 1:

It's my "project room" I creating here my resin products, DVD's, music and who know what else  :P
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/Przemo1CK/Filmy/DSC_0379.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/Przemo1CK/Filmy/DSC_0380.jpg)

Here is my "hallway to hell", I keep some kits here:
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/Przemo1CK/Filmy/DSC_0381.jpg)

And that is my modelling hell  ;D
Safer place in whole house, my oasis of calm, finishing room, storage, bedroom, dining room and much more... Place where I spent up to 20 hours/per day...
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/Przemo1CK/Filmy/DSC_0382.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/Przemo1CK/Filmy/DSC_0383.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/Przemo1CK/Filmy/DSC_0384.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/Przemo1CK/Filmy/DSC_0385.jpg)

Przemo



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Post by: steezy on Sat Sep, 29, 2012, 03:27:PM
I'm always adding stuff to the man cave. Today I built a quick paint shelf. I used a pre cut 2'x4' piece of peg board and four 1/2" x 1"x 8' pieces of pine. I should have added one or two more shelves. The bottom shelves will soon be full of Mr. Color.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0021-1.jpg)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0024-4.jpg)

This freed up a bunch of storage space. Here are a few before shots. I had some shelves on the side of the spray booth and the rest went into a plastic organizer.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0018-1.jpg)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0019-1.jpg)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0020-1.jpg)
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Post by: Ian on Sun Sep, 30, 2012, 06:44:PM
Rearranged a little this weekend, and built a second table the same height as my first, instead of having the Craftsman bench as the painting area. Makes it easier to stay in one chair and swing between the two.

I also chopped down my homemade spray booth and it's now much more manageable. The final touch will be to add a dedicated exhaust for the fumes.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/8040978797_83475a9966_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8040978797/)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8040986656_ffbfda1096_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8040986656/)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/8040979743_75f9478c2f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8040979743/)
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Post by: Ian on Wed Oct, 03, 2012, 06:26:PM
Dedicated exhaust finished!

Used some dust extraction parts to make the funnel. It's still a little DIY, but the exhaust is always useful no matter what fan/spray booth setup I use.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8317/8051699645_d0c51192aa_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8051699645/)

Blast door to keep out the Vermont cold...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/8051705878_8fcd415bf8_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8051705878/)

Into the crawl space next to the hobby room...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/8051700547_8fd6dc4fc3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8051700547/)

Then up into the pantry…

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/8051701059_1bfc949566_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8051701059/)

And finally outside.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/8051707180_8b50e4505a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8051707180/)
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Post by: TBadger on Wed Oct, 03, 2012, 07:19:PM
That's some dedication.  I'd wrap that piping with some foil backed insulation to further insulate it. Cold sneaks in EVERYWHERE
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Wed Oct, 03, 2012, 07:22:PM
Well it was actually a better solution than having the window open, but then blocking it with foam core or similar. And I had all the house pics of when we built it so could figure out the easiest way to run the pipe. It also looks a lot cleaner.
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Post by: TBadger on Wed Oct, 03, 2012, 07:28:PM
Agreed :) I'm setting up a dedicated spray area once I move back north in June. The fumes even from Tamiya stinks up my whole place now as it is.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Wed Oct, 03, 2012, 07:29:PM
Open those windows! :-)
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Post by: gfranklin81 on Thu Oct, 04, 2012, 10:49:AM
Here is mine:
Work table
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o105/gfranklin81/Models/1955%20Chevy%20Cameo/IMG_1092-1.jpg)

Airbrush compressor (Badger)
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o105/gfranklin81/Models/1955%20Chevy%20Cameo/IMG_1097.jpg)

Another view of the table
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o105/gfranklin81/Models/1955%20Chevy%20Cameo/IMG_1092-1.jpg)
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Post by: Kaktus on Sun Oct, 07, 2012, 02:01:PM
New paint rack :D
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uwlV8juniOM/UHG0_JREY-I/AAAAAAAAAVQ/w1APzogTQ48/s800/DSC06749.JPG)
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Post by: geegad on Mon Oct, 08, 2012, 09:58:AM
you've got a sweat rack there
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Post by: JohnSimmons on Mon Oct, 08, 2012, 02:37:PM
Are they from ikea mate?
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Post by: Kaktus on Mon Oct, 08, 2012, 03:15:PM
Are they from ikea mate?
Yes they are :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ravhin on Tue Oct, 09, 2012, 12:34:PM
That is indeed a great rack  :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Oct, 09, 2012, 01:17:PM
A quick update on my mancave status.

I reported earlier that we were selling our house and I would be downsizing to 42sq'. Well, we have decided not to sell...and therefore the 700sq' loft remains.

The catch is that I gutted the place, tore out my desks, shelving etc....'brick' wallpaper. All gone. So I must start again.

This time I want to design the space so that my kids and wife have somewhere to 'hobby'. I also want to get really organized...so that I can get more done when I'm there.

Fun.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Tue Oct, 09, 2012, 05:56:PM
A quick update on my mancave status.

I reported earlier that we were selling our house and I would be downsizing to 42sq'. Well, we have decided not to sell...and therefore the 700sq' loft remains.

The catch is that I gutted the place, tore out my desks, shelving etc....'brick' wallpaper. All gone. So I must start again.

This time I want to design the space so that my kids and wife have somewhere to 'hobby'. I also want to get really organized...so that I can get more done when I'm there.

Fun.

Don't forget the wood stove, I am sure the loft gets a little on the chilly side with the wind coming off of the Straight!
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Post by: TBadger on Tue Oct, 09, 2012, 08:44:PM
I find that gutting a room and restarting is rather liberating.  It'll allow you to construct how you want and tailor the space to your EXACT needs.  I sense a trip to IKEA for some cabinets....installation and designing of a great studio with seamless entertainment options for the family and documentation hardware to give us those delicious tutorial and update vids we all so crave. 

Mazeltov on keeping the house, friend.  Having a permanent house to call home is truly a blessing in itself :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Tue Oct, 09, 2012, 08:45:PM
New paint rack :D
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uwlV8juniOM/UHG0_JREY-I/AAAAAAAAAVQ/w1APzogTQ48/s800/DSC06749.JPG)

I see BEWBS    ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Oct, 09, 2012, 09:57:PM
Wood stove....that would be nice up there.....hmmmmm.

TB, thank you for that. Sure this is all fun but man, the past month has certainly had its share of stress.

I really look forward to retooling that space, albeit DIY, so that my entire family can enjoy it, so that I can build more better and yes, make more build style videos. I really want to and with the right setup, and a bit less editing, I thinks it's a definite possibility...around late 2012.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Wed Oct, 10, 2012, 12:00:AM
TB, yeah IKEA is nice, but pricey, and the closest one is about an 9hr drive away (couple more hrs for Scott).

Wood stove would be nice in the loft...but for better heating, it would be better on the first floor, heat rises and all of that jazz. Other than you would have to go down stairs to feed it.

That is the only thing about this house I don't like is the wood stove is in the basement (in the hobby shop...so the shop is always warm) but to crank out enough heat to heat up the livingroom and kitchen, means the master bedroom (directly over the shop) is like a sauna.

On the plus side, the chimney goes through the middle of the 2 closets in the masterbedroom, so you wake up in the morning with clothes that feel like they just came out of the dryer!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Wed Oct, 10, 2012, 07:23:AM
I keep forgetting that IKEAs are not everywhere. I grew up with one no less than an hour away, while I was in Italy or in Pennsylvania   

I'm totally envious of your pseudo dryer closet. :). Bet it'd smell awesome with a small twine bag of cedar wrapped at the base
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Wed Oct, 10, 2012, 09:25:PM
I've ordered from them before. They will ship certain items. My desks are work are Ikea.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Fri Oct, 12, 2012, 09:38:AM
As a technical, and perhaps opinion based, question.... If I use two sawhorses( Heavy Duty) and place TWO 2x10's as support structure across spanning the gap between the two and then placed a 3/4" thick 8' long 3' deep premium solid birch hard ply on top of the supports. WOULD I GET SAG IN THE MIDDLE ???   Mind you the sawhorses will be placed 18" in from the edges.

Any input would be appreciated. I'm creating a new work top to give my place more structure and evenflow.  The offset tables are driving me batty  :P
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Oct, 12, 2012, 10:57:AM
I think you'd be fine with that set up. Any way you can attach the back edge to a wall?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Fri Oct, 12, 2012, 12:49:PM
As Ian said, you should be alright, but if you want to be sure you won't have any sag, run a piece of 2X10 perpendicular to your other 2 pieces in the center....then for sure no sag.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Sat Oct, 13, 2012, 04:45:PM
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image-83.jpg)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image-84.jpg)
Combined these parts
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image-85.jpg)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image-86.jpg)
Added some shiny and performed final assembly
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image-88.jpg)
More legroom and places to mount power strips
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image-87.jpg)
Just an all around good looking workbench, 8' Long 3' Deep.... Now I hope the stain outgases enough over the next few days to not burn my nostrils :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Sat Oct, 13, 2012, 06:25:PM
Nice TBadger.
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Post by: Jurasikfrank on Mon Oct, 15, 2012, 09:53:PM
Help !! Clean me up  :P

(http://imageshack.us/a/img266/7050/img3546ou.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/266/img3546ou.jpg/)

Cheers
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Post by: hooterville75 on Tue Oct, 16, 2012, 08:49:PM
Tbadger, that looks sharp man.  Really like it alot.  Thinking about kicking the better half out so I can make a mancave upstairs like yours ha ha ha ha.   NOT I wouldnt make it three days without er lol.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Tue Oct, 16, 2012, 10:54:PM
Thanks Hooter. I wanted a sleek workspace with tons of space, expandability and cost effectiveness.  It cost $60 to do and I couldn't be more pleased.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Mon Oct, 29, 2012, 08:52:PM
Very nice Tbadger and Hooterville. I already posted my modelling room awhile ago but just outside of it is my other man cave. I put a lot of work into this one!

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Post by: hooterville75 on Tue Oct, 30, 2012, 12:09:AM
Well Browns, when it comes to the NFL noone can say your a bandwagon jumper rooting for Cleveland LOL. 
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Tue Oct, 30, 2012, 07:11:AM
Yeah, their not the easiest team to root for at times but I'm a fan win or lose.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Sun Nov, 04, 2012, 07:50:PM
Sweet space LGB62.

A bit of an update on my space. I had mentioned we were planning on moving etc.... But we backed out of that. The loft is completely 'bare' right now and I was debating installing a proper floor etc...

Well turns out we shuffled our kids rooms around this weekend and there is a vacant 13"x11" bedroom in the basement. I am 99% certain that this will become my new mancave. It's in the main house, easy to heat, has a floor already etc...

And with that said, we just might convert the loft into an apartment. Makes more sense IMO. I really don't need that much space. Honestly it's a bit too much...and my hoarding tendencies get totally out of control.

Stay tuned. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to a bench, make a few videos again, and build something!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Nov, 09, 2012, 02:05:PM
Note: I just split the discussion about my new space. Look for it here in chit chat. Just don't wanna make this thread all about me.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Sat Nov, 10, 2012, 05:17:PM
Note: I just split the discussion about my new space. Look for it here in chit chat. Just don't wanna make this thread all about me.

AH come on Scott this hole site is all about you!!! and we like it this way!!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:24:PM
It's interesting how quickly you recognize issues with a new work space, just after a couple kits builds.

With my original shelf setup I thought above the work table was better but soon realized that the bench got messy and I could barely reach my paints.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/8040978797_83475a9966_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8040978797/)

So I decided to do something about it.

I purchased 2x 10' lengths of pine 3/4 x 4" then cut them in half giving me four total.
They're held in place by 3" corner braces.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8192045324_4656fc7ecd_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8192045324/)

I then added 1/4 round molding as a stop buffer for the the various bottles, shooting them in with a brad nailer.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8482/8190959799_926d5b50d7_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8190959799/)

All shelves have the same depth so I can move items around as needed.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8192045766_af89f8f111_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8192045766/)

Now we're talking!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8190960597_7a6599c493_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8190960597/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8192046666_953c43ee60_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8192046666/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8486/8190961127_8a25c916ce_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8190961127/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8488/8190961305_b64673d33c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albopix/8190961305/)
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Post by: Dusky on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:26:PM
Holy cow that looks nice.  And clean...  Are you sure you build models?   :P
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:28:PM
Almost ready to build my first! Just kidding, though I am only on my third since restarting this hobby.

I kinda got obsessed with the workspace… and the tools… and the paints… and the weathering supplies...
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Dusky on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:29:PM
In a way I've been trying to get back into the hobby for the past couple of years and have hardly anything to show for it.  I just have an art desk and plastic sliding shelves to store stuff in, but once I take something out to use, I rarely put it away afterwards.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:33:PM
Right. I was lucky that I had the spare unfinished room that I could transform into the studio area you see. It also helps to have good power tools and building knowledge!

Having worked on building my own house over the last few years, you start to collect that kind of stuff.
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Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:39:PM
Sweeeeeet shelving. Now that's something I need to build!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Dusky on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:44:PM
I'm either stuck in my bedroom or in a dorm room, but I really need to start bringing only what I need.  Here is a rough picture of my set-up.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hQTVhLx55_g/UKbBaSXlnEI/AAAAAAAAAEs/jvo-IA4fzrg/s800/IMG_3528.JPG)
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Post by: Ravhin on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:47:PM
That's an awesome workspace Ian. I'm envious.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 06:49:PM
Sweeeeeet shelving. Now that's something I need to build!

And it was so simple too.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 07:25:PM
I know right. Gonna build something like that in my new space.

One thing I'm still undecided....do I screw into stud...therefore butchering my walls....or try and build a free standing structure.


I'm leaning towards butcher...it's easier and down the road I can repair the drywall pretty easily. Would be stronger too.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 07:27:PM
Use the studs. You can always fill, sand and paint if you need to later.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 07:28:PM
Quote from: Ian link=topic=39.msg117491#msg117491

I kinda got obsessed with the workspace… and the tools… and the paints… and the weathering supplies...

Same here. I love working on the cave.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 08:16:PM
Yeah, studs make sense. Gonna start tomorrow. My lovely wife got me a new cordless drill, so I can screw all day tomorrow. Lol.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Dusky on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 08:17:PM
My lovely wife got me a new cordless drill, so I can screw all day tomorrow. Lol.

Oh the jokes one can make about that...
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 10:23:PM
Is jealous with all these man caves.  Mines a stupid unfinished basement that is damp, attracts mold in areas, and has tons of dust :(.  Its the only place I can have any type of mancave to work on my models.  ha ha.  Hopefully I can someday soon build an addition to my house with a little mancave in it.  Good lord I gotta put plastic up to try to trap as much dust as I can from falling from the rafters lol.  (I live in a sardene can ha ha).  Tiny little house.  My grandmother passed away so rather then sell her place to someone out of the family, I purchased it.  Lucky if the entire house is 800 Sq Ft.  Looking good though Scott.  Anxious to see what you come up with in regards to the work bench and work area.  Post pics :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Fri Nov, 16, 2012, 10:49:PM
Wow, Ian you have one sweet mancave!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Sun Nov, 18, 2012, 12:10:AM
Thanks! Really liking the new shelves and larger desk surface.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: mr lucky on Mon Nov, 19, 2012, 05:14:PM
OK all...I figured I'd share my little corner....

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s624/erikrdavis/Random/DSC_0023.jpg)

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s624/erikrdavis/Random/DSC_0030.jpg)

This is my desk, my building/painting space, and where I also do all my art-fart stuff. We have a small OLD house so space is very limited. My room is also right off the living room so I really need to keep things tidy. I have a Paasche spray booth in the basement I vent out a window when I rattle-can and airbrush. The basement is more like a glorified cellar. I keep most of my paints and such in the tiny closet behind the chair. It's snug! I also have a nice little wall mount TV across from the desk to keep me entertained while I'm building, and snacking!

The stack of boxes along the wall are built models I have listed on eBay....truly short on space!

That's all from the the little corner....Erik
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Mon Nov, 19, 2012, 05:16:PM
Cool. That works. Honestly, that is about the amount of desk space I actually use while building...anything beyond that is just clutter.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Metepec on Wed Nov, 21, 2012, 11:38:PM
I'm new here guys but here are a few shots of my cave and one of something I've built in it.

It's a mess  ;D  and I didn't put in as much thought into it as I should have but I'm planning on redoing it and have found some great ideas on the thread. Thanks!

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7030/cave1k.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1470/cave2h.jpg)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2644/cave3.jpg)

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4784/32rod.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Wed Nov, 21, 2012, 11:54:PM
Holy stash, good lord lol.  You got enough kits in your stash to give every forum member a Secret Santa present ha ha.  Looken good my friend.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Metepec on Thu Nov, 22, 2012, 10:39:AM
Thanks!  ;D

I plan on selling off about half of it soon and only keeping the ones I truly like.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Thu Nov, 22, 2012, 11:22:AM
Nice hobby shop you have there Metepec!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Thu Nov, 22, 2012, 11:23:AM
Holy stash, good lord lol.  You got enough kits in your stash to give every forum member a Secret Santa present ha ha.  Looken good my friend.

LOL....that is nothing! Last pics from my stash from about a year or so ago

http://public.fotki.com/ScottM/models/stash/ (http://public.fotki.com/ScottM/models/stash/)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Thu Nov, 22, 2012, 01:01:PM
Nice hobby store you have there. :)

Dude. Since you insist on giving me a Christmas gift I could take one of those 1/25 trailers off your hands.

or a 1970 Challenger....

:)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Thu Nov, 22, 2012, 05:36:PM
Nice hobby store you have there. :)

Dude. Since you insist on giving me a Christmas gift I could take one of those 1/25 trailers off your hands.

or a 1970 Challenger....

:)

Lots on the store shelves....that is just the stash! LOl
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Fri Nov, 23, 2012, 03:17:AM
Nice hobby shop you have there Metepec!

Scott, those kits are not a hobby shop that's what he is sending me as the recipient of Secret Santa bawahahahahahahaha  ;D  He mise well just fill a complete UPS truck and send it my way haha.  That is a ton of kits ha ha. 
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Sun Nov, 25, 2012, 12:48:PM
Holy stash, good lord lol.  You got enough kits in your stash to give every forum member a Secret Santa present ha ha.  Looken good my friend.

LOL....that is nothing! Last pics from my stash from about a year or so ago

http://public.fotki.com/ScottM/models/stash/ (http://public.fotki.com/ScottM/models/stash/)

*Drooling on keyboard* ... although not enough wings to my taste!! wouldn't mind that Tamiya DB9 :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Sun Nov, 25, 2012, 06:12:PM
Holy stash, good lord lol.  You got enough kits in your stash to give every forum member a Secret Santa present ha ha.  Looken good my friend.

LOL....that is nothing! Last pics from my stash from about a year or so ago

http://public.fotki.com/ScottM/models/stash/ (http://public.fotki.com/ScottM/models/stash/)

*Drooling on keyboard* ... although not enough wings to my taste!! wouldn't mind that Tamiya DB9 :D

Lots of wings there, just the armor over shadows them. But there is more armor than planes no doubt about that.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Dlesko on Tue Nov, 27, 2012, 11:07:PM
Here are few shots of my work area.  Simple, just some files cabinets and pieces of counter top.  Its in my basement.  My dog Chloe likes to hang out with me down there :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/dlesko/WorkArea1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/dlesko/Work%20Area/WorkArea2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/dlesko/Work%20Area/WorkArea4-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/dlesko/DisplayCase.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Tue Nov, 27, 2012, 11:37:PM
Nice my friend.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Thu Nov, 29, 2012, 08:56:AM
Nice

dart board is very hady while paint is drying . got one myself in the basement

Plus those LED eyes on your dog mush be usefull at night :P
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Solander on Sat Dec, 01, 2012, 04:42:PM
Cool mancaves everyone!
As for me and my moving last summer, I've recently finally got to the point when I can stop assemling 1:1 furniture and star building some smaller scales :)
Here is where I'm located for now:

(http://s5.postimage.org/ijl3n2zgn/IMG_3769.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Still have to get my painting booth out of the closet and hide it after each session of airbrushing, but the working area is planned to grow further after a little while.

Here are the shelves formy stash. Empty for now, as all the stash is yet in the closet with the painting booth and has to be sorted out.

(http://s5.postimage.org/c75yd8wef/IMG_3770.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

And here is what I've prepared for my completed builds exposition. Again, only left to put all I have inside...
And time to start preparing more ;)

(http://s5.postimage.org/6o3ew0zd3/IMG_3774.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

P.S.: Sorry for some bad color representation on the pics - I still have got to figure out best calibrations on my camera for the new room.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Sat Dec, 01, 2012, 05:16:PM
Nice set up there Sol! Hope all's good in the new pad  ;) And I can spy the little land speeder dio in that first pic  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Sat Dec, 01, 2012, 05:17:PM
Nice show center Solander.  You should mount the TV somewhere else and move your spray booth to where the tv is now ha ha ha ha.  Venting might be a bit tough but is possible LOL.  Not sure the better half would appreciate the tv being moved but hey its worth a shot eah HA HA  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Sat Dec, 01, 2012, 05:18:PM
I really dig the Landspeeder at the Moisture Farm dio....was that a kit or a scratchbuild?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Sun Dec, 02, 2012, 01:03:AM
Nice to see you getting everything back to normal!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Solander on Sun Dec, 02, 2012, 04:17:PM
Cheers, folks! :)
Thanks for the great comments ;)

Nice show center Solander.  You should mount the TV somewhere else and move your spray booth to where the tv is now ha ha ha ha.  Venting might be a bit tough but is possible LOL.  Not sure the better half would appreciate the tv being moved but hey its worth a shot eah HA HA  ;D

Lol, man, that would be my sweetest dream, but my wife would never go on that, lol ;D ;D

I really dig the Landspeeder at the Moisture Farm dio....was that a kit or a scratchbuild?

It is a kit by Revell, TBadger. Still under construction. Here is the link on my building thread:

http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/index.php/topic,6762.0.html (http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/index.php/topic,6762.0.html)

 ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dkev on Tue Dec, 11, 2012, 11:13:PM
I couldn't talk the wife into taking over one of the spare bedrooms. But I was able to steal the corner of the den.
(http://i50.tinypic.com/smyemu.jpg)

I have a thing about having plenty of light.  ;D
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2ykkewn.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Wed Dec, 12, 2012, 07:07:AM
Very nice
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: The Nylon Gag on Wed Dec, 12, 2012, 09:42:AM
I couldn't talk the wife into taking over one of the spare bedrooms. But I was able to steal the corner of the den.
(http://i50.tinypic.com/smyemu.jpg)

I have a thing about having plenty of light.  ;D
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2ykkewn.jpg)


Thats a nice looking area, did you make the spray booth or is it from a store, if so who makes it?

I'm the same as you, you can never have enough lights.

Gag
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Wed Dec, 12, 2012, 02:16:PM
Love the enterprise models.....
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dkev on Wed Dec, 12, 2012, 03:58:PM
Thanks! Yes, I built the paint booth.  ;D I painted it black because that's what cans I had an abundance of . But I have to repaint the inside of it. Dunno what I was thinking.  It absorbs too much light. It does have a filter, I just haven't put it back on.  I like my Enterprise models too. But I won't build any model that big again.  Just hogs too much space and I payed way too much for the NX-01.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MrNatural on Fri Dec, 14, 2012, 03:58:AM
As a late 20 something bachelor modeler that lives with three other 20 something dudes, thought I should share my cave/bedroom with ya'll.  I was looking through my old posts on SMA and ran across my bench from 2 years, 10 months, and 3 houses ago, Feb 2010, and felt it was time to update. In my old post I didn't even have a stash to show off.  I still use the same bench and tool box that my Dad built for me but a lot has been added to the bench and stash since then. It really is an addiction.

And yes the closet in my teeny tiny bedroom became the workshop
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/MrNatural_photos/003-67.jpg)

The area directly above the bench. Yes, that pile of clothes you see on the left is my wardrobe sharing a shelf with my airbrushes, apoxies, bit boxes, gloves, millennium falcon...The shoe boxes are filled with my terrain/diorama materials.
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/MrNatural_photos/004-60.jpg)

Here is the book shelf my dad built which holds all of my favorite things, model kits, comics, and records!
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/MrNatural_photos/005-55.jpg)

A broader view. The only thing missing is me slouched over that desk applying pressure to puncture wounds ;D
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/MrNatural_photos/006-50.jpg)

Here is my state of the art display case, you can find one on the side of the road, in August, in any college town ;) or the dump...
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/MrNatural_photos/007-43.jpg)

Hope ya'll enjoyed this, it was interesting for me to look back on my old bench and see how much it has changed over the years.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Fri Dec, 14, 2012, 01:57:PM
Quote
Here is my state of the art display case, you can find one on the side of the road, in August, in any college town  or the dump...

I live in a college town and you got that right, you can find some very interesting stuff in the trash.  I once found what looked like a brand new leather couch.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dougsmodels on Sat Dec, 15, 2012, 11:36:PM
A lot of the Man Cave's look a bit like my workbench.  It's a wonder we get anything done at all ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Thu Dec, 27, 2012, 06:48:PM
You guys have some amazing setups. Ill post some pics of mine over new year but I am contemplating a small change which results in a quick question for those with spray booths venting out windows.

Im using one of the no name "portable hobby spray booths" that are being sold by everyone these days.

How straight do you have your hose  :P but seriously, I think the bend in mine is restricting the flow as larger spray jobs like clearcoats can be seen drifting back out of the booth, its either that or wind blowing back into the pipe.
Im thinking of moving the booth and having a longer straighter run on the vent hose.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dkev on Thu Dec, 27, 2012, 08:03:PM
Actually, I don't vent. If I need to use a rattle can, I have a work bench in my garage that I use.  If I start playing with Alclad II, then I will have to start venting. But for acrylics, it's no biggie. The only time I even use my booth is if I'm doing heavy spraying like a fuselage or something like that.  At 15 PSI , there isn't much over spray.  But in your case, you may a more powerful fan. I use a 239 cfm fan. Nothing escapes my booth.  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Thu Dec, 27, 2012, 08:24:PM
Cheers dkev

I was thinking about adding a bathroom extractor fan inline for better suction
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dkev on Thu Dec, 27, 2012, 08:25:PM
A lot of people go that rout. Just get a decent one. No need to blow yourself up.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: kolja on Fri Dec, 28, 2012, 04:20:PM
Apropos to nothing, that is an AWESOME "Big Lebowski" picture in the sig line.  It seems like it should be blown up on canvas, framed, and over my mantle.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: plane_mc on Mon Dec, 31, 2012, 07:22:PM
I have been enjoying seeing everyone else’s man caves and I finally got around to getting some pictures of mine.

First is my work desk, I got it from a neighbor about 20 yrs ago and it weighs a ton.  The left side of the desk has a pull-out-and-up typewriter table inside.  I use it for storage though.  My room also doubles as a spare bedroom when we need it.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Room-2012-12-3101r_zpsfb6e5371.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Room-2012-12-3102r_zps4754409a.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Room-2012-12-3105r_zpsd5ccf250.jpg)


This is my spray booth (homemade).  It is 18” X 30” on the inside.  I made the cover for it out of foam-core board and it has magnets to keep it in place. I am using a 2 gallon tank from an old compressor as a storage tank so my compressor doesn’t run constantly.  There are separate switches for the lights, compressor and blower so I can use any combination of the above.  Also, everything plugs into outlets underneath so I can unplug and move them easily if needed.  The booth is vented out the window so I don’t have to worry about fumes.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Room-2012-12-3104r_zps0cbc57d0.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Room-2012-12-3106r_zpsa7d0f68c.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Room-2012-12-3107r_zpsa9493fc6.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Room-2012-12-31-booth_collage_zps7dca2d73.jpg)


Here are a couple of pictures of my display case where I store my completed models.  I made the case and am starting to build a 2nd one as this one is getting full.  This one is approx 6’ X 4’ X 2’ and the new one will be a little bigger.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Case-2012-12-3101r_zps85f36f24.jpg)

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f80/plane_mc/models/Room/Case-2012-12-3102r_zpseaba01c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dkev on Tue Jan, 01, 2013, 01:20:AM
 :o  That is awesome. I love how set up your paint boot. I actually have a desk light that for my main PC desk except I have a wood top. And heavy is an understatement.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Tue Jan, 01, 2013, 04:16:AM
Plane_mc Im digging everything but the Michigan Stolvereenes sticker on the front of your desk haha.  It would look much better if you had a Penn State Nittany Lion Head on the front of your desk ha ha.  If your willing to use the heat gun to remove your Michigan sticker Im willing to purchase and ship to you the big Penn State Nittany Lion head sticker to replace it ha ha ha haha.  Good set up man.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: 7165jay07 on Tue Jan, 01, 2013, 02:15:PM
Hi all, spent the festive period re-building and fitting out the Mancave, after seeing all the nice work spaces you guys have i thought it was time to treat myself haha ;D.
Jay
(http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o505/7165jay07/4F8EBEF0-6616-45DC-8D3A-D29DD5A8CAD3-2499-000011FDA98663B6_zps8aa8ea55.jpg)
(http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o505/7165jay07/2ADE48B9-7CE5-44E8-8766-01AB7D5055B7-2499-000011FDA2906417_zps0c2cfff5.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Tue Jan, 01, 2013, 06:01:PM
is that a Microwave in the corner Jay ?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dkev on Tue Jan, 01, 2013, 07:56:PM
It's amazing how large some of your stashes are. I have  a dozen or so kits on a shelf and my wife is like " I can't believe how many models you have." She has no idea.  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Wed Jan, 02, 2013, 12:42:PM
lol ya i get that and i have mabe 30 and there out of sight. when she Saw Scotts she said he needs help  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Wed Jan, 02, 2013, 01:36:PM
Me? Need help?

Yeah, need help building an addition onto the shop and model room to hold it all! LOL
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: 7165jay07 on Wed Jan, 02, 2013, 02:48:PM
Haha thanks spud ;D
No it is an old kitchen cabinet that i put a perspex front on and converted into a spray booth. keeps the dust out and with the built in light it also acts as a drying cabinet.
Dkev, my wife is the same, she didn't realise i had so many as they were spread thoughout the house but with the new space i can finally put them in one place ;)
I have more bikes on the way oppppps  ;D ;D :D
Jay
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Wed Jan, 02, 2013, 07:53:PM
lol Scott, tell ya What you pay for my ticket over and ill help :P
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Thu Jan, 03, 2013, 03:58:AM
I've been given half a wardrobe to stash kits but there has been some overflow, so the f1 collection will be going downstairs for a while as even if they don't get built I like the collection.
Not the biggest stash I've ever seen but mine is listed on the site in my profile.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: plane_mc on Thu Jan, 03, 2013, 06:38:AM
Plane_mc Im digging everything but the Michigan Stolvereenes sticker on the front of your desk haha.  It would look much better if you had a Penn State Nittany Lion Head on the front of your desk ha ha.  If your willing to use the heat gun to remove your Michigan sticker Im willing to purchase and ship to you the big Penn State Nittany Lion head sticker to replace it ha ha ha haha.  Good set up man.

LOL!  Thanks for the offer hooterville75, but I think I will keep my Michigan magnet right where it is.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Fri Jan, 04, 2013, 12:53:AM
Plane_mc Im digging everything but the Michigan Stolvereenes sticker on the front of your desk haha.  It would look much better if you had a Penn State Nittany Lion Head on the front of your desk ha ha.  If your willing to use the heat gun to remove your Michigan sticker Im willing to purchase and ship to you the big Penn State Nittany Lion head sticker to replace it ha ha ha haha.  Good set up man.

LOL!  Thanks for the offer hooterville75, but I think I will keep my Michigan magnet right where it is.  ;D ;D

LOL.  Im anxious to see how the lawsuit that our crooked beloved Governor is filing pans out.  If the judge grants the suit and the penalities are reversed I think our beloved governor should be impeached and put in jail as he should already be.  Had he stepped up and played his role properly like he should have in the first place before he became our Governor, Penn State wouldnt be in the position they are to have these sanctions handed down to them.  haha  Nice mancave you have though my friend.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sat Jan, 05, 2013, 03:54:PM
Finally completed the Man Cave reshuffle.

(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4675_zps2c2616ba.jpg)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4683_zps47fc4a8a.jpg)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4679_zpsd5ae40cc.jpg)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4685_zps5110ef58.jpg)

i need to get some trunking for the wires to tidy that up. but Next up is some better lighting.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: TBadger on Sat Jan, 05, 2013, 08:25:PM
That's a ton of paint brother!  I really have to spread my collection out such as yours. Truly dig custom built paint shelves....
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Sun Jan, 06, 2013, 06:07:PM
You jammy sod spud.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Glorfindel on Sun Jan, 06, 2013, 06:11:PM
Oh' man I just hit my head after I fainted looking at that modeling room. Absolutely love the bench and the paint racks. Just a fantastic work space.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Sun Jan, 06, 2013, 06:49:PM
lol thanks guys,

noting jammy about it john  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Mon Jan, 07, 2013, 01:41:AM
Finally completed the Man Cave reshuffle.

(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4675_zps2c2616ba.jpg)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4683_zps47fc4a8a.jpg)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4679_zpsd5ae40cc.jpg)
(http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy359/spud642/_MG_4685_zps5110ef58.jpg)

i need to get some trunking for the wires to tidy that up. but Next up is some better lighting.

Holy Vallejo Batman!!!!!! LOL. 
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Mon Jan, 07, 2013, 08:37:AM
Lol I prob have almost as many tamiya :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ravhin on Mon Jan, 07, 2013, 09:16:AM
I want a man cave like your Spud  :P . You guys really make me jealous  :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Mon Jan, 07, 2013, 10:02:AM
lol@Spudster, as I told Tbadger in his one post, I was recently told one can never have too many paints lol.  Paints are like a gun when you get a new gun you never get rid of anymore.  So its like a gun comparison perhaps, even though its old you never get rid of an empty bottle as you never know what that empty bottle may come in handy for ha ha ha.  That's what I'm trying to do is build an arsenal of all kinds of brands of paint.  Right at the moment I just stocked up on Testors and Model Masters.  Id like to get as many Tamiya and Vallejo as I have of Testors and Model Masters.  Eventually I want to get enough empty bottles to put the paint in as I want to thin them all and place in a individual bottle that way when its time to paint something the paint will already be pre thinned and can just dump and shoot. 

So if your or anyone else you know may ever want to sell there unused stash of Vallejo or Tamiya paints please let me know what ya got and price so we can do business :D  If I dont buy someones stash Im just gonna use what I have and piece together a stash of Vallejo and Primer to go with my model masters and Testors.  This way I have a wide variety of colors and a selection to be able to match most colors.  Im having trouble with the color comparison of paints from the color I need converting it to a color I already have that isnt named specifically that color needed but is near the color etc.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Mon Jan, 07, 2013, 10:55:AM
lol i aint selling. i Keep my Tamiya pots for mixes as you can see in the middle of the 2 storage boxes there is loads in there.

also forget about trying to match one color to an other from different company's  they will vary the color so best not to try. :)

as for the model masters ive never used them i have 6 enamel paints that i don't use :D and 1 i do use a bit, Acrylics are the best way of painting quick.

Primers Vallejo's are fantastic and have a wide range of colors

Ravhin Thanks bud,  its taken me 2 years to get to this point :) and i aint done yet :D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: wyoroy on Mon Jan, 07, 2013, 05:41:PM
Spud, nice setup you got there.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Mon Jan, 07, 2013, 08:03:PM
Thanks Roy
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Solander on Thu Jan, 10, 2013, 12:51:PM
Thats a very well organized building area, spud!
I bet spending time there is a huge relaxation from all the rest of the world (except from sitting in front of those monitors chating here with us, other world-wide-spreaded addicts, lol ;D)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dkev on Thu Jan, 10, 2013, 02:07:PM
I want a man cave like Spud's when I'm all growed up.  ;D
Man, that is just way nice.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Thu Jan, 10, 2013, 02:17:PM
lol thanks guys. Im building the unit to hold my light Robing Scott's Idea of a canopy ill post pics of that once its up
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: fblanton on Sat Jan, 12, 2013, 12:26:AM
I have a second Facebook page. RVA Model Studio. Check it out on Facebook. {RVA stands for Richmond Virginia}
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm148/frankblanton/Trimmedlogo.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: steezy on Sun Jan, 13, 2013, 04:23:PM
Out with the old
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0733_zps9bf917d8.jpg)

And in with the new
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0749_zps2f017f63.jpg)

I still need to make a hood to go over the fan, and seal up the window with plastic. Still untested though, hope it works as well.
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Post by: TBadger on Sun Jan, 13, 2013, 08:44:PM
Gotta love seeing a paint and workspace rearrange come together. Looks good!
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Post by: steezy on Sun Jan, 13, 2013, 09:29:PM
Thanks TBadger!!!

Found some pine to make a fan hood out of!
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0750_zpsf3ce77ce.jpg)

Seems to work well.
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/stu_oh/SANY0752_zpseec55a07.jpg)

Just need to seal up the window and I can try it out! Now I've got to come up with a better lighting set up.
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Post by: fblanton on Tue Jan, 15, 2013, 07:47:AM
Very nice Steezy!
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Post by: Ian on Sun Jan, 20, 2013, 09:29:PM

Now it's looking a little more used.

(http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/f9412810636811e29a6422000a9e06c4_7.jpg)
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Post by: spud on Wed Jan, 23, 2013, 12:41:PM
I like the Vertical Screen Ian ;)

Cave looks more settled now :)
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Post by: Ian on Wed Jan, 23, 2013, 01:06:PM
The screen that way seemed more suited to iTunes, and a little less imposing. It's also good for web browsing and Evernote.
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Post by: kolja on Wed Jan, 23, 2013, 04:11:PM
Evernote, you say? I downloaded that for my phone and I feel like I've not only begun to scratch the surface of what it could do for me.  I really ought to invest the time to more thoroughly check it out.
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Post by: Ian on Wed Jan, 23, 2013, 04:38:PM
It's great, I have it syncing between my computers and mobile devices. Really handy for organizing your life.
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Post by: spud on Thu Jan, 24, 2013, 01:13:PM
what is Evernote? i know i could google it but im being lazy :P
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Post by: Ian on Thu Jan, 24, 2013, 01:16:PM
http://evernote.com (http://evernote.com)


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Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.
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Post by: spud on Thu Jan, 24, 2013, 01:18:PM
ill take a look into it later, thanks for the link Ian
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Post by: thorpedo66 on Wed Feb, 20, 2013, 09:49:PM
Here's my lil slice of heaven. This will be changing a bit now that i'm getting back into modeling(need more space :P) Sorry for the bad pics stupid 1080 camcorder takes crap pics.

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s621/thorpedo66/000_0057_zpsffd326de.jpg)
Kayo wanted to be in the pic too! :)
(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s621/thorpedo66/000_0059_zps1d965d47.jpg)
(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s621/thorpedo66/000_0060_zps12cdbb01.jpg)
(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s621/thorpedo66/000_0061_zpsdd3689b1.jpg)
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Post by: hooterville75 on Wed Feb, 20, 2013, 11:28:PM
Thorpedo your into the midgets and Silver Crown ????  Good stuff huge race fan here as well.
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Post by: thorpedo66 on Thu Feb, 21, 2013, 02:09:AM
Yes sir I do! ;D That pic on my screen is my asphalt sprint car for iracing (they don't have dirt yet :'().
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Post by: hooterville75 on Thu Feb, 21, 2013, 05:21:AM
Nice, I got to meet a lot of the Silver Crown drivers back in 2010.  I used to live in Minot, North Dakota about two miles up the road from Donny Schatz who races for Tony Stewart Racing in the World of Outlaws.  Hes always been friends with Tony Stewart.  I got to go to the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway with Levi Jones and his crew.  It was a blast.  Those guys are crazy the way they back them into the turns at over 140 mph with no wing at Eldora Speedway ha ha.  Anyways I wont crowd this thread with normal chit chat as its about man caves Ill however send you a private message to talk racing my friend.  Glad to see yet another race fan on this forum that's into building scale models.   8)
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Post by: spud on Thu Feb, 21, 2013, 08:37:AM
Love the car seat for the driving position
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Post by: thorpedo66 on Thu Feb, 21, 2013, 03:33:PM
Nice, I got to meet a lot of the Silver Crown drivers back in 2010.  I used to live in Minot, North Dakota about two miles up the road from Donny Schatz who races for Tony Stewart Racing in the World of Outlaws.  Hes always been friends with Tony Stewart.  I got to go to the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway with Levi Jones and his crew.  It was a blast.  Those guys are crazy the way they back them into the turns at over 140 mph with no wing at Eldora Speedway ha ha.  Anyways I wont crowd this thread with normal chit chat as its about man caves Ill however send you a private message to talk racing my friend.  Glad to see yet another race fan on this forum that's into building scale models.   8)

Sounds good, pm anytime love talking about anything racing.

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Love the car seat for the driving position

Thanks Spud!  :)
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Post by: model maker jnr on Fri Apr, 05, 2013, 09:49:PM
I just have. A box that put on the table with everything in it. Suits me fine not so sure about my.dad though.
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Post by: Vknight401 on Sat Apr, 06, 2013, 01:49:AM
i thought i would post a photo of my area while it was still clean on the table is a 48 ford i used some military decals on it i still need to dirty it up

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/534142_527315227314196_362267834_n.jpg)
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Post by: JohnSimmons on Sat Apr, 06, 2013, 04:24:AM
Nice and clean! What's that trumpeter kit on the right?
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Post by: spud on Sat Apr, 06, 2013, 09:33:AM
That is a mortar John or moser I think it's spelt it's flipping gigantic
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Post by: Vknight401 on Sat Apr, 06, 2013, 12:47:PM
Nice and clean! What's that trumpeter kit on the right?

morser with the rail transport
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Post by: adampolo13 on Sun Apr, 14, 2013, 07:56:PM
Alrighty folks, I've finally started getting a "man cave" set up! 

Here is a quick shot of my stash:
(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa462/adampolo13/IMG_0605_zps85cab693.jpg) (http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/adampolo13/media/IMG_0605_zps85cab693.jpg.html)

8 Foot Bench: (Obviously going to get some paint racks set up and some display racks as I get more builds complete)

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa462/adampolo13/IMG_0608_zpsc35ba7e0.jpg) (http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/adampolo13/media/IMG_0608_zpsc35ba7e0.jpg.html)

Computer Desk:
(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa462/adampolo13/IMG_0609_zps0eedf3b7.jpg) (http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/adampolo13/media/IMG_0609_zps0eedf3b7.jpg.html)

And last but not least my new spray booth!  I haven't had one of these before so I am beyond pumped!  Thanks to the SMA dude that came down and helped!   ;)
(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa462/adampolo13/IMG_0610_zpsd10db31c.jpg) (http://s1199.photobucket.com/user/adampolo13/media/IMG_0610_zpsd10db31c.jpg.html)

Thanks for checking it out!
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Post by: TBadger on Sun Apr, 14, 2013, 10:18:PM
That booth is flipping awesome!! Any chance you have the plans layin around ??  ;)
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Post by: ScaleModelMadman on Sun Apr, 14, 2013, 10:29:PM
Nice digs.

 8)
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Post by: adampolo13 on Mon Apr, 15, 2013, 08:25:AM
That booth is flipping awesome!! Any chance you have the plans layin around ??  ;)

well, we just kind of walked into home depot, bought a bathroom fan, some matterials, then a few things of 16x24 filters.  then we went back to the house and screwed them all together.
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Post by: spud on Mon Apr, 15, 2013, 09:41:AM
That bench don't look very secure with thn posts, nice setup tough Adam
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Post by: TBadger on Mon Apr, 15, 2013, 07:30:PM
I love it , but I do agree....perhaps get a 6x6 or 4x4 cut into three pieces?  I'd just worry about sagging over time! Is it screwed to a bracing bar mounted to the studs across the back?
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Post by: spud on Mon Apr, 15, 2013, 07:35:PM
like the booth you have there an earthquake wouldn't knock that over
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Post by: adampolo13 on Tue Apr, 16, 2013, 01:19:PM
like the booth you have there an earthquake wouldn't knock that over

Thanks man!

I love it , but I do agree....perhaps get a 6x6 or 4x4 cut into three pieces?  I'd just worry about sagging over time! Is it screwed to a bracing bar mounted to the studs across the back?

It is heavily secured to the studs within the wall.  Each stud is 16in on center.  ;D

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Post by: Drpepeprz on Tue Apr, 23, 2013, 02:39:PM
Ze wife kicked me out of the living room as soon as the painting stuff started coming in! :P

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/2013-04-23141353_zpsa16a1152.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/2013-04-23141353_zpsa16a1152.jpg.html)

This is also part of my manly lair of evil crations (not model related...well,the finished produt sometime is!!!!
(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/2013-04-23143219_zpsec430800.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/2013-04-23143219_zpsec430800.jpg.html)
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Post by: ExodusInside on Sun May, 12, 2013, 05:08:PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/exodusinside/IMG_20130512_133611_4381_zps6aada35f.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/exodusinside/media/IMG_20130512_133611_4381_zps6aada35f.jpg.html)

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Post by: TBadger on Thu May, 16, 2013, 07:27:PM
That is perhaps the most spade shaped big toe I've ever seen!  Nice setup
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Post by: ExodusInside on Sun May, 19, 2013, 02:58:PM
Thanks. It's a work in progress. Soon I'll be moving and I'll actually have a room to myself, so then I can start doing all my modeling and everything inside. The garage is a sauna.
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Post by: TBadger on Thu Jun, 13, 2013, 07:02:PM
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image_zpsc0768f59.jpg)

So here's my dungeon....I've added some lights and the dehumidifier on full blast has taken the levels from 87 to 56% overnight. I have a ton of cleaning to do and a lot of power strips to install for the gear.  It's not my ideal, but its a useable space and its allowing me to continue the craft. Off to the far right will be paint, center will be construction and workdesk and left will be heavy construction/fabrication/electrical work.   I'm setting up a dedicated photo area somewheres forward of the left desk. Extension cords and frustration lines my future, boys!
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Post by: Quaralane on Fri Jun, 14, 2013, 12:21:AM
Looks like the start of a very good setup
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Post by: JohnSimmons on Mon Jun, 17, 2013, 06:13:PM
Wow! Nice lot of space there mate!
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Post by: TBadger on Thu Jun, 20, 2013, 12:53:AM
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image_zps4dac4601.jpg)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image_zps81ee1142.jpg)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/TBadger/image_zpsf3ad7f8a.jpg)

Sort of a quick rundown from Left to right of my progress so far....there's alot of space but still kinda of odd to fit everything in
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Post by: The Nylon Gag on Thu Jun, 20, 2013, 08:21:AM
Great looking work space

Gag
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Post by: Quaralane on Fri Jun, 21, 2013, 11:51:PM
Envy you that space.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: pitstop25 on Sun Jun, 23, 2013, 07:33:AM
Here is mine. Not much to look at tbh. Having to start again after all these years sucks lol. Airbrush and Compressor coming this week. My paints are in the draw system.

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/pitstop251/Man%20Cave%20and%20Stash/IMGP0266_zpseb727394.jpg)
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Post by: pitstop25 on Mon Jun, 24, 2013, 09:47:AM
My new toys are here. Only thing i am finding is it gets really hot. It it ment to do that?

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag118/pitstop251/Man%20Cave%20and%20Stash/IMGP0268_zpsd90b0b6d.jpg)
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Post by: WebbyNZ on Tue Jul, 02, 2013, 03:26:AM
Pitstop, looking forward to seeing that Mclaren come together.

Well a couple of 1800cm wide and 180cm deep desks arrived today so this weekend ill be rebuilding my current setup.

I have been super happy with it for the last couple of years but im now finding myself working on bigger projects with lighting etc.
Im also often working on more than 1 kit at a time and there is just enough room.

But the biggest reason is that i wanted something more ergonomic as i was getting a sore neck hunching over to the low workspace.
I have a new lower kneeling chair and the new desk will be propped up for comfort and to allow more storage underneath.

Overview of "The Cave" that houses my models, collectables and computers and the wifes sewing, crafting space.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zpse556b103.jpg)

Display cabinet i picked up cheap, was originally designed for sunglasses and watches so is well lit and houses random collectables, 'shelf queens' for now.
And some little drawers with things like scribers, saws, batteries, cutters etc
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps44b87aac.jpg)

The bench, which as you can see is kinda cramped. Currently working on 'streetbiking' a Yamaha VMax
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps7ec10c53.jpg)

And on my right are more paints, spare parts, larger drawers for electronics, diorama stuff, weathering etc.
My portable (not anymore) spraybooth with cleaners etc underneath along with rattle cans.
Out of shot are my Zero Paints, Gloves, aribrush stuff, spare paints etc and the compressor.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps10654fe9.jpg)
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Post by: pitstop25 on Tue Jul, 02, 2013, 06:01:AM
Pitstop, looking forward to seeing that Mclaren come together.

Well a couple of 1800cm wide and 180cm deep desks arrived today so this weekend ill be rebuilding my current setup.

I have been super happy with it for the last couple of years but im now finding myself working on bigger projects with lighting etc.
Im also often working on more than 1 kit at a time and there is just enough room.

But the biggest reason is that i wanted something more ergonomic as i was getting a sore neck hunching over to the low workspace.
I have a new lower kneeling chair and the new desk will be propped up for comfort and to allow more storage underneath.

Overview of "The Cave" that houses my models, collectables and computers and the wifes sewing, crafting space.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zpse556b103.jpg)

Display cabinet i picked up cheap, was originally designed for sunglasses and watches so is well lit and houses random collectables, 'shelf queens' for now.
And some little drawers with things like scribers, saws, batteries, cutters etc
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps44b87aac.jpg)

The bench, which as you can see is kinda cramped. Currently working on 'streetbiking' a Yamaha VMax
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps7ec10c53.jpg)

And on my right are more paints, spare parts, larger drawers for electronics, diorama stuff, weathering etc.
My portable (not anymore) spraybooth with cleaners etc underneath along with rattle cans.
Out of shot are my Zero Paints, Gloves, aribrush stuff, spare paints etc and the compressor.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps10654fe9.jpg)

She is all done now bud http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/index.php/topic,9429.0.html (http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/index.php/topic,9429.0.html)

And holy mother of god thats some man cave. I dream of a cave like that.
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Post by: dkev on Fri Jul, 05, 2013, 03:53:PM
So I cleaned up and reorganized the lab. I was just never really happy with the way it was laid out. I built a shelf for my paints and assorted other bottled supplies. I am still deciding on how to properly shelve my Vallejo paints. Right now they are in the suit case thing they came in. The table lamps have high powered LED bulbs. Combined they put out over 3000 lumins.   ;D

(http://s10.postimg.org/ob068n6yx/Lab.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
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Post by: Cave_Dweller on Fri Jul, 05, 2013, 10:05:PM
Real nice setup there, Dkev.
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Post by: TBadger on Fri Jul, 05, 2013, 11:21:PM
Agreed !   That table and shelf setup is top notch.  Clean and sterile compared to my dungeon hovel :)
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Post by: JohnSimmons on Sat Jul, 06, 2013, 02:21:AM
Anyone have any top secret blue prints on making your own paint rack?
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Post by: WebbyNZ on Sat Jul, 06, 2013, 08:39:AM
search youtube for 'paint rack' or nail polish rack' as the bottles tend to be about the same size.

36 hours in and i can use my computer and i could build if i wanted to. photos to come

dkev, very clean and tidy setup. im jealous.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Sat Jul, 06, 2013, 05:08:PM
Thanks man, I can model but DIY??? That's another thing lol.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Tue Jul, 09, 2013, 03:27:AM
Ok. So after a 4 day weekend and many small bumps and bruises I have acheived about 90% of my original vision but im 100% happy with the end result.

It started with this
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zpse556b103.jpg)

And finished with
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps23b9c1ea.jpg)

The steps inbetween were also documented in part.
First the wifes computer desk was broken down and her stuff moved out the the dining are (that was never used for dining)
Then the old modelling corner and desk were removed
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zpsaab57446.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zpsaab57446.jpg.html)

The couch became a dumping ground/transition point
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps03602267.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps03602267.jpg.html)

Desk setup and raised to a better ergonomic height, and it will also now take shelves etc underneath.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps7ac645af.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps7ac645af.jpg.html)

My computer desk was dismantled and space cleared for desk #2
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps57e5fbf1.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps57e5fbf1.jpg.html)

The desks before and after 'lifting'
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps3d43fd20.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps3d43fd20.jpg.html)

Random shot of the old stash while i had the space to get it in frame and before the shelves at the bottom are removed
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps73b62803.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps73b62803.jpg.html)

Its all coming together, well kinda
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps04f019bb.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps04f019bb.jpg.html)

Old modelling desk is back as a computer desk. Race seat fits perfectly in the corner (unless you are over 6 foot)
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps13003b3c.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps13003b3c.jpg.html)

Airbrushing area setup. Storage underneath for reference materal, spare paint, rattle cans etc. Its looking cleaner at last
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps4ceaf40d.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps4ceaf40d.jpg.html)

What I use to store my commonly used tools. Its designed for making ice cubes that will slip into the neck of water bottles.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zps184107a7.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zps184107a7.jpg.html)

Some people have asked about my budget paint shaker, better known as an electric carving knife with the lid from a Tamiya rattle can taped on, other paints just drop in and can be held in place with 1 finger. I do recommend grinding back the teeth for obvious safety reasons.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zpsc0def190.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zpsc0def190.jpg.html)

I have also fitted a cheap extractor fan in front of my work area to try and draw away paint and glue fumes since ill be closer to the subjects in the new setup.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zpsefd57120.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zpsefd57120.jpg.html)

Fits perfectly. The remote powers the display cabinet, extractor fan on the desk and the extra inline extractor ive fitted to the spray booth for extra 'suck'.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_aa_zpsc5eefba7.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/aa_zpsc5eefba7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Cave_Dweller on Fri Jul, 19, 2013, 08:19:PM
Nice setup Webby! Looks like you have everything you need to tackle any project in that studio
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: The Nylon Gag on Fri Jul, 19, 2013, 10:50:PM
Nice setup Webby! Looks like you have everything you need to tackle any project in that studio

Except a kitchen sink.   ;D

Gag
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: model punk on Sun Jul, 21, 2013, 02:59:PM
Here is my meager work space
(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh474/xavi_posi/work%20space/IMG_1199_zps25506087.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/xavi_posi/media/work%20space/IMG_1199_zps25506087.jpg.html)

(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh474/xavi_posi/work%20space/IMG_1200_zps7ea84896.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/xavi_posi/media/work%20space/IMG_1200_zps7ea84896.jpg.html)

(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh474/xavi_posi/work%20space/IMG_1203_zps3cc23f5a.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/xavi_posi/media/work%20space/IMG_1203_zps3cc23f5a.jpg.html)

(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh474/xavi_posi/work%20space/IMG_1205_zps6b5fa4e4.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/xavi_posi/media/work%20space/IMG_1205_zps6b5fa4e4.jpg.html)

Its never as clean as it is in these pics.

-xavi
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Sun Jul, 21, 2013, 04:24:PM
Hardly what I'd call meager
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: The Nylon Gag on Sun Jul, 21, 2013, 06:31:PM
Here is my meager work space
(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh474/xavi_posi/work%20space/IMG_1205_zps6b5fa4e4.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/xavi_posi/media/work%20space/IMG_1205_zps6b5fa4e4.jpg.html)

Its never as clean as it is in these pics.

-xavi

What are those speakers buddy?

Gag
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Neo on Mon Jul, 22, 2013, 08:45:AM
They got Sony tags on them
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: model punk on Mon Jul, 22, 2013, 01:12:PM
Hey Gag,
They are the sony speakers that came with the system. I got it couple years ago at a garage sale.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Tue Aug, 06, 2013, 06:23:PM
Finished my model room, now I've just got to find some time to mess around in there! Its a small box room but I think I've made the best I can of the small space. The bench is a work top cut to size and the paint rack is a custom rack made by: http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/sphereproducts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/sphereproducts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/merseajohn/Reference/DSC01736_zps57ea8eaf.jpg)
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/merseajohn/Reference/DSC01733_zpsc94e9f75.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Tue Aug, 06, 2013, 07:19:PM
Nice rack John.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Grendels on Tue Aug, 06, 2013, 10:04:PM
Very clean, looks like a studio!

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Black Sheep 1 on Wed Aug, 07, 2013, 12:56:AM
Nice work area.
Will you have a spray booth inthere?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MrNatural on Wed Aug, 07, 2013, 01:58:AM
stunning! nice, clean, and organized, just my style. A few posters on the wall would really set it off.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Wed Aug, 07, 2013, 04:11:AM
Thanks guys, there's still bits to do, I may put some more shelves up and stuff, plus I have to make/buy some cabinets for on the wall I'm standing in front of in the pics. Black Sheep1 I have all the spray stuff in the garage outside mate, I don't dare spray indoors with my 9 month old boy in the house, brush cleaner and the smell of enamels is bad enough.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Wed Aug, 07, 2013, 01:57:PM
Nice room John.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Wed Aug, 07, 2013, 03:51:PM
Thanks man.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: bdr65 on Sat Aug, 10, 2013, 03:38:AM
How i do envy you blokes with your awesome setups.
Iam stuck with the good old kitchen table for now   :'(
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Cave_Dweller on Mon Aug, 12, 2013, 11:08:PM
That looks awesome John, but yeah, need some posters!   ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Tue Aug, 13, 2013, 04:16:AM
Cheers! No room for posters, that'll take up precious cabinet space lol
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hooterville75 on Fri Aug, 16, 2013, 01:26:AM
How i do envy you blokes with your awesome setups.
Iam stuck with the good old kitchen table for now   :'(

Haha I wish I even had that.  I'm stuck down in my unfinished basement where the rafters are old trees ha ha.  I have a big piece of plastic up on the rafters directly above my work area to trap the dust from falling.  I have to knock cobwebs down weekly from around my spray booth.  Anytime it rains I have water in my basement which leads to mold that I have to get rid of with the ole bleach.  Its so not a very suitable work area but its what I have and what I got to work with so I try to make it work.  Sooner or later I'm going to partition a small area and stud it up making walls all the way around it and put a real ceiling in it so I can have at least a semi sanitary work area.  I assume it wouldn't cost that much to make four small walls and a ceiling.  I may even wall up my sink and spray booth area.  At least after that's done my work areas will be able to be kept clean.  Till then, just do what I can the best I can with what I got ha ha. 
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: bdr65 on Fri Aug, 16, 2013, 07:35:AM
How i do envy you blokes with your awesome setups.
Iam stuck with the good old kitchen table for now   :'(

Haha I wish I even had that.  I'm stuck down in my unfinished basement where the rafters are old trees ha ha.  I have a big piece of plastic up on the rafters directly above my work area to trap the dust from falling.  I have to knock cobwebs down weekly from around my spray booth.  Anytime it rains I have water in my basement which leads to mold that I have to get rid of with the ole bleach.  Its so not a very suitable work area but its what I have and what I got to work with so I try to make it work.  Sooner or later I'm going to partition a small area and stud it up making walls all the way around it and put a real ceiling in it so I can have at least a semi sanitary work area.  I assume it wouldn't cost that much to make four small walls and a ceiling.  I may even wall up my sink and spray booth area.  At least after that's done my work areas will be able to be kept clean. Till then, just do what I can the best I can with what I got ha ha.

Iam with ya on that  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mfun on Sat Aug, 17, 2013, 08:47:AM
Finished my model room, now I've just got to find some time to mess around in there! Its a small box room but I think I've made the best I can of the small space. The bench is a work top cut to size and the paint rack is a custom rack made by: http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/sphereproducts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/sphereproducts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/merseajohn/Reference/DSC01736_zps57ea8eaf.jpg)
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/merseajohn/Reference/DSC01733_zpsc94e9f75.jpg)

Great place JohnSimmons, today i built my models here and there, waiting to move to my new home during next moth where i'll have a room for modelling.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Sun Sep, 15, 2013, 07:51:PM
Well since all my gear is packed, along with the kits, paint etc. I had to do something to help pass time, so after a long look at the scraps in the garage, I decided to start building myself a cabinet for paint, tools etc, far from done yet. This isn't exactly a "mancave" but it will go in a mancave/corner/next to a dining room table when the dusts settles and I am finally resettled with my wife and son, and this D**med immigration process is behind us.

Not to mention, it is hard to keep popping in here, and never have nothing to "share", so with that.....

My cabinet of ego  ;D

Ant eye view (hard to take shots in a garage where you barely have room to move, especially with the threat of rain today, can move crap out to the driveway to clear space so don't mind the interesting camera angles...
(http://imageshack.us/a/img43/9204/qpuk.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/qpuk.jpg/)

Selection of ten drawers, 6 1&1/2" deep, 3 2&1/2" deep, one about 5&1/2" deep
(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/1313/7svp.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/7svp.jpg/)

The two separate areas of the cabinet, bottom half drawers, top half paint storage..
(http://imageshack.us/a/img823/5720/bdx7.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/bdx7.jpg/)

Six double tier shelves, about about 108 inches horizontally per shelf for small bottles etc...
(http://imageshack.us/a/img191/7355/nha5.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/nha5.jpg/)

More detailed shot of the shelves, I have cut up the better part of a sheet of 1/8' baltic birch ply, to make fronts for the shelves so that bottles and such can fall off...
(http://imageshack.us/a/img716/3198/wrjc.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/wrjc.jpg/)

The piece in the bottom of the paint area of the cabinet, at the back with all the square holes, will be a paint brush holder, there is also one more double tier shelf in front of it, the rest of the bottom of the floor will be used to park a small clamp rack.

Still to come, drawer fronts, hardware, door, lighting finishing off the shelves  hiding assorted errors :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Thu Sep, 19, 2013, 06:54:PM
Did a quick update to my homemade spray booth.

- Felt the box fan wasn't pulling the fumes out as much as I wanted so ditched that and bought a Tjernlund M-6 Inline Duct 6" Booster Fan with 530 CFM (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005XNNYMU/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) from Amazon.

(https://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/649ab349-f247-468b-83f1-d999be7785f6/761381fae77e9aca04822f3915bf1848/res/d3c97e97-4519-41fd-ad80-b672e89c4b86/2013-09-19%2017.39.13.jpg?resizeSmall&width=832)

Installed that on the other side of the model room, and wired a new socket for it. I'm using a wireless switch to turn it on and off when needed.

(http://i.imgur.com/1WESGEs.jpg)

In the model room the box fan is now gone so it's a straight attachment to the booth now.

(http://i.imgur.com/2m2VrA4.jpg)

(https://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/649ab349-f247-468b-83f1-d999be7785f6/761381fae77e9aca04822f3915bf1848/res/9a318f6a-d594-4b2d-bb32-f85a8709a99b/2013-09-19%2017.38.18.jpg?resizeSmall&width=832)

I also swapped out the lights and did an overall clean up.

(http://i.imgur.com/va2a9Fa.jpg)

So far the noise is a little less, and the air draw is a great deal more. I mean I don't feel like I'm getting sucked in but it's better than the box fan.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Sun Sep, 22, 2013, 12:49:PM
Well I got all set up in my apartment a few months ago and figured its time to finally get a pic of the new cave up.

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Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Sun Sep, 22, 2013, 02:23:PM
Looks great, though I'd maybe consider a filter on that fan and get some more light at your work area!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: letsgobrowns82 on Sun Sep, 22, 2013, 04:05:PM
Yeah the lighting isn't exactly what I'd call ideal but I do have a filter jammed behind the cover.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Mon Sep, 23, 2013, 06:31:AM
Is there anyone who does not have a row of AK washes somewhere :-)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Zemmix on Mon Sep, 23, 2013, 12:56:PM
Is there anyone who does not have a row of AK washes somewhere :-)

Me!  My rack is all GSI Mr color/Mr hobby.  No shops around here sell AK. 

But I've also found it funny how everyone seems to have a row or rows of AK.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Mon Sep, 23, 2013, 11:30:PM
Is there anyone who does not have a row of AK washes somewhere :-)
-shrugs-
Actually, I make all of the washes I use myself
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Tue Sep, 24, 2013, 01:32:AM
Is there anyone who does not have a row of AK washes somewhere :-)
-shrugs-
Actually, I make all of the washes I use myself

Yeah, what he said.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Drpepeprz on Mon Sep, 30, 2013, 12:43:PM
hey! Dont mind the mess, just move verything around but here's the new and improved BigJeff lair:

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/2013-09-30114151_zps99323f2f.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/2013-09-30114151_zps99323f2f.jpg.html)

Added the corner desk (50$ at XS Cargo!!) and the paint rack on the wall
(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/2013-09-30114008_zps10837071.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/2013-09-30114008_zps10837071.jpg.html)

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/2013-09-30113916_zpsf6fdc9ed.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/2013-09-30113916_zpsf6fdc9ed.jpg.html)

I posted a DIY on how i made the paint rack for free in under 2hrs (drying time included) http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/SMF/index.php/topic,10039.msg158731.html#msg158731 (http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/SMF/index.php/topic,10039.msg158731.html#msg158731)

I REALLY like it because now i got a painting corner and a building corner :)

I will clean it up some when i get back from work....but it'll nver be tidy!

Still to come:
-More lighting (in the mail)
-Cheapo paint booth

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Tue Oct, 01, 2013, 02:06:AM
Very nice.
I found it useful keep sanding dust and glue away from the paint spills and overspray :-)

Looks like there is still room to grow the area as well.

I see speakers but no laptop/stereo?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Drpepeprz on Tue Oct, 01, 2013, 06:37:AM
Very nice.
I found it useful keep sanding dust and glue away from the paint spills and overspray :-)

Looks like there is still room to grow the area as well.

I see speakers but no laptop/stereo?

Well, my wife occupies another portion of the basement for her painting, but I still got a spot for a spray booth and photography that are going in later
As for the speakers, they are for my tablet for now but I am rebuilding a laptop for the shop:)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: StyreneStylist on Wed Oct, 09, 2013, 01:19:PM
some nice set ups here!

mine is just a storage closet in my apartment,  a bit on the small side but gets the job done

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/alienhightechnology/DSCF8807_zpsa1a55c02.jpg)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/alienhightechnology/DSCF8806_zps4a4361ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Wed Oct, 09, 2013, 04:31:PM
some nice set ups here!

mine is just a storage closet in my apartment,  a bit on the small side but gets the job done

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/alienhightechnology/DSCF8807_zpsa1a55c02.jpg)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/alienhightechnology/DSCF8806_zps4a4361ca.jpg)

Nice set up, I know once my wife and son get here from the Philippines, our plan is to move into a bigger apartment, and I am going to be facing not only the challenge of keeping everything safely locked away from a curious six year old, but also finding space to set up.

I am in the process of build a desk and cabinet for my gear,while trying to keep an eye on rentals. With an eye towards places with either a third bedroom, or a "big storage area/closest as well". And that is no easy task, when you want to set up for airbrushes, compressors, work space etc. and don't have quite the same flexibility as if it was you "own" place.

So let me ask, I see a compressor on the floor, and rattle cans on the shelf, how do you handle ventilation working inside a closet space?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: StyreneStylist on Thu Oct, 10, 2013, 04:16:AM
I just airbrush there on the desk.  spray paint I go outside or in my shed out back in the winter
90% of my airbrushing is with acrylic so never noticed any problem with fumes etc.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mfun on Sat Oct, 12, 2013, 10:39:AM
Here is my new place for modeling...does not seem a modeling workbench...everything is so clean !! ;)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/fasasa/12001_zpsdc1696c4.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/fasasa/media/12001_zpsdc1696c4.jpg.html)
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/fasasa/12002_zpsefd1f365.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/fasasa/media/12002_zpsefd1f365.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: MrNatural on Sun Oct, 13, 2013, 11:15:PM
I really like that counter space opposite your computer desk, especially the things underneath, looks like a great way to archive stuff. Are those giant binders?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Drpepeprz on Mon Oct, 14, 2013, 01:21:AM
i installed my "instant pro photo studio" today...

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/SAM_0307_zps827b2b83.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/SAM_0307_zps827b2b83.jpg.html)

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/SAM_0306_zps0d41e2e6.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/SAM_0306_zps0d41e2e6.jpg.html)

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/SAM_0303_zps556ab1bb.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/SAM_0303_zps556ab1bb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Mon Oct, 14, 2013, 06:08:AM
Nice job, get some more lights for the other side and front too  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Thu Oct, 17, 2013, 08:43:AM
Ok still not technically a "cave" but it is a piece of a cave "to be!" and still in progress, but at least it is progressing!

(http://imageshack.us/a/img543/4435/to5m.jpg)
A shot of the paint shelves on the inside right of the cabinet, done except for final finishing. Yeah the cabinet is still on it's side on the work table, so still with the odd camera angles  :P

(http://imageshack.us/a/img94/1575/zye5.jpg)
The beginning of getting the drawer fronts on. can't seem to find one piece of ply do do the whole thing with a matching pattern, so I am doing it with a few smaller pieces that sort of resemble each other. and purposefully staggering the darker brown area instead of trying to mickey mouse the patter in the wood together. And since this bit of work was to use up the scraps in the garage, I resisted the urge to buy more stock.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img201/930/wn3p.jpg)
More of the drawer fronts, just have to clean up the mark up lines for the hardware, round over the edges, and add the hardware to these ones.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img850/7550/z5g1.jpg)
Got a door built up for it, not attached yet. I still want to build a rack in the inside of it beside the porthole windows for my airbrushes, and a shallow rack to hold rulers, straight edges etc. in the bottom half.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img198/2256/n0a2.JPG)
With a little imagination, you can almost make out the paint shelves through the window port.

Just a couple more small bits to do, then I will have to roll this mother over on to it's other side and repeat the paint shelves on the other side and the back, finish of the rough work on the inside of the door. Then slide this mother off the table and finish 'er up, then drag it's carcass inside to apply the finish where it has to go. Hopefully I will see this done in the next few weeks. Then I can get on to building out the next bit of this set up.

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mfun on Sat Nov, 02, 2013, 05:36:AM
Are those giant binders?

Is where I keep my magazines (or part of them !!)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hook1169 on Tue Nov, 26, 2013, 04:19:PM
Nice rack John.

Hahah... My mind went straight into the gutter... Made me chuckle ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Wed Nov, 27, 2013, 11:13:AM
Merely commenting on those lovely paints racks! :-)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hook1169 on Wed Jan, 01, 2014, 11:42:PM
Well I finally have something worthy of showing off. I have redone my man cave, and by the looks of it I should be able to do some serious work in 2014.

But first I would like to show you what I had been working with.

The original -

(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/jamesminkler/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-01/IMG_20140101_161524230_zps71qwfbkx.jpg)

(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/jamesminkler/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-01/IMG_20140101_161530243_zpsbudnv0j5.jpg)

And now on to the new and improved Cave! Took me a couple of days, but it was well worth it!

This section will be where I do my Airbrushing work as I have very close access to the window, or at least the side the opens :)

(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/jamesminkler/IMG_20140101_192147_zps1ujlnhm0.jpg)

The build area

(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/jamesminkler/IMG_20140101_192248_zpsdwdzmcvu.jpg)

A closer look at where the action happens :)

(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/jamesminkler/IMG_20140101_192436_zpswokgz9n2.jpg)

All in all it is 14' long and 7' wide  :o

(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/jamesminkler/IMG_20140101_192353_zpssvowqcnk.jpg)

Where I am actually typing this post -

(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/jamesminkler/IMG_20140101_192456_zpsgrhwoi4z.jpg)

And finally the library, in close reach.

(http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/jamesminkler/IMG_20140101_192635_zpszrjuksvy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Thu Jan, 02, 2014, 12:03:AM
Much better!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Thu Jan, 02, 2014, 12:12:AM
Nice bench!, loads of windows, very nice! Only problem, to clean :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hook1169 on Thu Jan, 02, 2014, 12:32:AM
Nice bench!, loads of windows, very nice! Only problem, to clean :)

I agree! Trust me won't be long!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Thu Jan, 02, 2014, 03:59:AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Thu Jan, 02, 2014, 11:15:AM
Nice room.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ScarredKustoms on Sun Jan, 19, 2014, 08:18:PM
Finally have a mancave I can call home.  ;D Bought house 4 months ago and between getting settled in, remodeling bathrooms and everything else that goes along with moving .. I was able to set up a "few" work areas. 
 
(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i431/RogerFowler72/Scale%20Models/20140119_154644_zpsqtighvxl.jpg) (http://s1093.photobucket.com/user/RogerFowler72/media/Scale%20Models/20140119_154644_zpsqtighvxl.jpg.html)
General workbench/gunsmithing
(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i431/RogerFowler72/Scale%20Models/20140119_154712_zps3rwj50hi.jpg) (http://s1093.photobucket.com/user/RogerFowler72/media/Scale%20Models/20140119_154712_zps3rwj50hi.jpg.html)
Modeling bench
(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i431/RogerFowler72/Scale%20Models/20140119_154721_zpsf7taykhx.jpg) (http://s1093.photobucket.com/user/RogerFowler72/media/Scale%20Models/20140119_154721_zpsf7taykhx.jpg.html)
Mold making Bench
(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i431/RogerFowler72/Scale%20Models/20140119_154800_zpszrtqtuhx.jpg) (http://s1093.photobucket.com/user/RogerFowler72/media/Scale%20Models/20140119_154800_zpszrtqtuhx.jpg.html)(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i431/RogerFowler72/Scale%20Models/20140119_154747_zpsgpgcplh3.jpg) (http://s1093.photobucket.com/user/RogerFowler72/media/Scale%20Models/20140119_154747_zpsgpgcplh3.jpg.html)
Gaming and lounge area

(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i431/RogerFowler72/Scale%20Models/20131010_203856_zpskgxzkkon.jpg) (http://s1093.photobucket.com/user/RogerFowler72/media/Scale%20Models/20131010_203856_zpskgxzkkon.jpg.html)
2 car heated detached garage is the bonus to the 2 car attached garage.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Sun Jan, 19, 2014, 08:36:PM
Sweet spaces man. Real cool.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ScarredKustoms on Sun Jan, 19, 2014, 10:51:PM
Thank you! I love having space to work on all my hobbies!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Mon Jan, 20, 2014, 02:36:AM
Nice setups. Its amazing that no matter how big or small the space we still mage to fill it :-)

and considering we just had a 6.2 earthquake centered just about 90 minutes from here its a timely reminder to make sure that those precious display cabinets are secure, a few dollars for a brace/strap are nothing considering the hours we put in.  Luckily i only had 2 fall and no damge to either, thanks to a decent strap holding it to the wall.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: cargoman5126 on Mon Jan, 20, 2014, 08:34:PM
Luvin the Pontiac wall art...
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ScarredKustoms on Wed Jan, 22, 2014, 10:53:AM
Thanks cargoman, and it is amazing how fast you can fill a space Webby, doesn't help that I have a problem with throwing things away.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WigWag Workshop on Sun Mar, 30, 2014, 04:47:PM
Good Day Folks!

Hope you will enjoy a video tour of the WigWag Workshop.


-Steven
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Drpepeprz on Sun Mar, 30, 2014, 10:48:PM
Hey guys!

Long time since i've been on here...a lot of things have hapenned in the last few months, I got out of the military and moved out of province so I'm still getting settled

Ihaven't setup my MANCAVE yet but managed to kick my wife out of it tonight at least ;)

Here's what I got to work with
the room is about 11X10
Computer, the bigger screen is really a tv hooked to cable, computer & PS3 :)
(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/20140330_211426_zps203d4979.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/20140330_211426_zps203d4979.jpg.html)


This is where the model is going to be...well it's all there really, the boxes have my stash in them and the big bin all my paints and chemicals
(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/20140330_211454_zpsababe1a4.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/20140330_211454_zpsababe1a4.jpg.html)
Notice the convenient window to vent out all the fumes when I paint, the room also has a ceiling fan :)


and the mascott/girlfriend is still around, all the time! She's getting an extra comfy bed in here too soon :)
(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/20140330_211440_zps1a9baa73.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/20140330_211440_zps1a9baa73.jpg.html)


It should all be up and running by the end of this week, I'll post more pics!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Drpepeprz on Tue Apr, 01, 2014, 10:39:PM
I recently moved in a different province so I had to reinvent my mancave...

i went from this dark cave  (in the old house)

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/2013-09-30114151_zps99323f2f.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/2013-09-30114151_zps99323f2f.jpg.html)

to this!

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/20140330_211426_zps203d4979.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/20140330_211426_zps203d4979.jpg.html)

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz334/krazyjeff81/20140401_155715_zps5b6ff2e5.jpg) (http://s841.photobucket.com/user/krazyjeff81/media/20140401_155715_zps5b6ff2e5.jpg.html)

Very brite, even at night, the room has a big ceiling fan and a convinient window to get rid of the paint fumes (altough i only use acrylics inside now, spray cans OUTSIDE!! at least until i get a proper paint booth!)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ClumsyModeler on Sat Apr, 12, 2014, 04:33:PM
Got to working on my space in the last month.

How it started:

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/GT_Jon87/Scale%20Modeling/DSC_2378.jpg)

How it is:

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/GT_Jon87/Scale%20Modeling/DSC_3281_zps09a3d2c6.jpg)

I had a little teeny tiny desk in there for a while.  Needless to say nothing got done and it just became a place to put down stuff I wasn't using on the other side of the room.  I've still got to route the lighting's wires and get the regulator/dryer mounted to the bench.  Oh, and I need another chair!  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Fri Apr, 18, 2014, 08:39:AM
The new model rooms running out of space all ready so the falcon has landed on the wall:
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/merseajohn/Mobile%20Uploads/91AD812E-8C09-4666-B222-B350463E3294_zpss95buw0l.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ClumsyModeler on Fri Apr, 18, 2014, 05:36:PM
Just paint your wall like the backside of a Star Destroyer's bridge/tower and it'll fit right in!

Just make sure it doesn't float away when your wall jettisons it's trash before jumping into hyperspace.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: JohnSimmons on Sat Apr, 19, 2014, 03:11:AM
Lol, I could put the Slave 1 up there too..... ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: ClumsyModeler on Tue Apr, 22, 2014, 07:58:PM
Lol, I could put the Slave 1 up there too..... ;)
I remember that build - gorgeous!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Mon May, 05, 2014, 07:49:AM
Well after to many weeks away the workbench has resurrected itself at the new house and is finally in a usable state as of the weekend just past..

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_1829_zps3ea94005.jpg)

I have posted the complete process on my blog
http://webbynz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/11-diorama-or-workbench.html (http://webbynz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/11-diorama-or-workbench.html)

Now to start the building. AC Cobra in 1/16 and Fiesta WRC 1/32 for local club GB's first off the rank.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: davidminiatures on Mon Jun, 16, 2014, 01:22:PM
Here is mine, new to the site. Enjoy

(http://davidminiatures.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/IMG_1079_small.jpg)

(http://davidminiatures.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/IMG_1080_small.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Tok1-UK on Mon Jun, 16, 2014, 04:07:PM
Here is mine complete with newly built shelf ;D (http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l4/tok1-uk/P6160010_zps344810ba.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/tok1-uk/media/P6160010_zps344810ba.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Sun Aug, 31, 2014, 05:01:PM
So not exactly a "man cave" shot, but it is at least a shot of some of what I have been busy with over the summer, getting ready for when the wife I and finally get into a new place where I will have my own place to set up shop. In the mean time I have been busy putting together a few things to make it more "homey" if you will :)

So for today I will share a few shots of a 90 % done spray booth I cobbled together, just needs to be painted/finished and the fans wired up once we get moved (soldering iron is packed away in one of the many boxes that make up my big pile of junk in storage right now.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/P0mhZo.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipP0mhZoj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/Lfp4z0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p8Lfp4z0j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/xucm0O.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/exxucm0Oj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/HPG3jb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/exHPG3jbj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/tJbuon.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/iqtJbuonj)

Before anyone has a fit about the fans, I don't put a lot of stock in the flaming fan, unless someone is trying to
use rattle cans with a propane propellant. I have built other booths with bathrooms fans or what ever odd or end I could find to work. and not had a problem. But I don't pray rattle cans inside to hard to get rid of the noxious cloud afterwards.

The fans are just higher speed computer fans (120mm) and there will be lighting in the booth as well (yes that is packed away as well  :'( )

Anyways more later when I put together the next work table assembly and do the last fitting before, yes you guessed it pack that up as well.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Mon Sep, 01, 2014, 10:13:AM
That's a terrific booth design.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: WebbyNZ on Mon Sep, 01, 2014, 09:50:PM
What will you be using for filters?

That's is a great looking booth. Something that keeps nagging at me is to build one, and like you mentioned, flames are low on my worry list. Im spraying 95% acrylics and even if you have isopropyl or lacquer paints getting the air/fuel mix just right, at the same time as a spark is very unlikely.

You can see my old setup above, 3 months in everything is actually sorted and tidy (especially considering this was between builds)

Click for larger images.

So, its been about 4 months in the new place and I finally have almost everything where I want it, and can find it.

I got more storage bins under the desk for bigger stuff, surface mounted where i can watch youtube etc while working, drawers etc tidied up, to the point I have spare ones, and kits semi sorted.

Rather than fill a page with images you are welcome to click on an image for the full size version.

Spray area with booth. Thinners, cleaners and clears on the shelf (most used beside booth). Lesser used paints, mixing cups, airbrushes in the drawers.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2141_zpsd025b572.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2141_zpsd025b572.jpg.html)

To the right of that is
Main work area (cleaned up between builds). The paint racks are actually cheap nail polish racks, they will hold anything smaller than an alclad clear/primer bottle.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2142_zpsa4e7e581.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2142_zpsa4e7e581.jpg.html)

Under that is
Storage,  mainly diorama/bases/spares/accessory kits. The wood elevates the work area to a comfortable height for kneeling chair which is the most comfortable way I have found to sit and move around workarea. Cheap 'nail drill' under bench works great as a budget dremel alternative.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2143_zps88b84f77.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2143_zps88b84f77.jpg.html)

Under the spray area is more storage for primers, rattle cans, reference material, paint stands etc and of course compressor on the left. Hairdryer for speed building :-)
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2144_zps45c57182.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2144_zps45c57182.jpg.html)

To the left of the spray area is my computer desk etc. Those hose vents hot air from nas etc out the same window the booth vents out.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2155_zps7e24dbce.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2155_zps7e24dbce.jpg.html)

Directly behind the computers is the stash (the door is like that as this room is above the garage) end of workbench on the left of shot.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2157_zps836a2236.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2157_zps836a2236.jpg.html)

Out of box Star Wars kits and Real grade Gundams
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2158_zps36625637.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2158_zps36625637.jpg.html)

More Gunpla
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2159_zps5f5d3452.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2159_zps5f5d3452.jpg.html)

MAK. Figures etc
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2160_zpscdcea1dd.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2160_zpscdcea1dd.jpg.html)

Stuff from movies/tv and some aircraft.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2161_zps2dff90ec.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2161_zps2dff90ec.jpg.html)

Thunderbirds and the big boxes live up there
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2162_zpsd4b5988f.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2162_zpsd4b5988f.jpg.html)

Large Gundam kits and something to keep the bugs away as this room always has at least one window open and 1 light source.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2163_zps6e444dc5.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2163_zps6e444dc5.jpg.html)

Star Wars shelf, well the other Star Wars shelf
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2164_zpsad332ffd.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2164_zpsad332ffd.jpg.html)

Kits
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2165_zps743f0b1b.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2165_zps743f0b1b.jpg.html)

More kits
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2166_zpsb920699b.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2166_zpsb920699b.jpg.html)

F1 and overflow kits
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2167_zpsc3b90b88.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2167_zpsc3b90b88.jpg.html)

More F1, some other auto kits, a Gloomy Bear and the bike kits just outta frame on the right.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2168_zps7b74bb36.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2168_zps7b74bb36.jpg.html)

Shelf of doom
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/WebbyNZ/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/th_SAM_2169_zps80bc154a.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/WebbyNZ/media/ScaleModels/Other/Workspace/SAM_2169_zps80bc154a.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Mon Sep, 01, 2014, 10:35:PM
Good grief man that is a pile o' kits!  ;D haven't put mind to filters yet, other than either 16x24 or 16x25, just to keep from blasting paint right on the fan blades themselves, it is going to get ducted out a window.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Tue Sep, 02, 2014, 11:31:AM
That's not a mancave, it's a hobby shop! :-)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Tue Sep, 02, 2014, 11:39:AM
I recently installed some paint shelves nearer my spray booth. Handy!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/14931540858_65f90b5bbb_k_d.jpg)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3858/14931457280_8890273b7d_k_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Tue Sep, 02, 2014, 12:24:PM
Something about seeing all those little bottles of paint all lined up neatly like that just makes a place feel like home :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Cave_Dweller on Sat Sep, 06, 2014, 01:43:AM
Sweet setup there Ian! And holy crap Webby you better get to building, that's a lot of plastic man!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: the Baron on Tue Sep, 09, 2014, 09:48:PM
Heh, my bench still looks pretty much the same as it did when I posted to this thread back in 2009 (see this page:  http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/SMF/index.php/topic,39.30.html)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: The Nylon Gag on Tue Sep, 30, 2014, 09:56:PM
Had a real tidy ready for my next biggie

Made some paint shelves from some old bed slats

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ml2KIfU3P0U/VCtN8kQcXEI/AAAAAAAARgc/Jqi5oHmxEJE/s800/Picture%2520417.jpg)



Put everything that was on the bench into my unused tool box from the garage

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HEwvStwTTnM/VCtOEDjiCzI/AAAAAAAARhE/KwSiJP3euL8/s800/Picture%2520422.jpg)

the full effect

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DOXPWArfENM/VCtN_krXAJI/AAAAAAAARgs/74cI8KV8H-4/s800/Picture%2520419.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RO6yqc8RpWM/VCtOBIljmoI/AAAAAAAARg0/hTPuK9aSQB8/s800/Picture%2520420.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oc0umNQf4vk/VCtOCsroR3I/AAAAAAAARg8/NOOpuYxOopk/s800/Picture%2520421.jpg)


Take care

Gag
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Wed Oct, 15, 2014, 01:33:AM
Had a bit of a clean up and made/installed a few things.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15516224406_b871eea5ea_b.jpg)

Oil paint holder (made from an L piece of aluminum and painstakingly cut on a chop saw!)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15516219726_d84b58ed3d_b.jpg)
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5598/14919745903_eab853ef55_b.jpg)

Tool holders
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15353770568_f6723a10ed_b.jpg)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15516221216_eac7da742b_b.jpg)

Plastic holder (made from an old Amazon Kindle box)
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15353303999_e0bd586838_b.jpg)


and

Artwork
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/14919177334_fac2856b51_b.jpg)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15353909997_3f9bf52fbb_b.jpg)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3930/15353910587_1f1f932b50_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Wed Oct, 15, 2014, 04:37:PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Thu Oct, 16, 2014, 10:04:PM
That is a good looking work space Ian, love the print in that last picture. Hopefully, I will get some shots of my new workspace up right soon,the wife and I are moving into a new apartment, with one room for me and my "crap" ;D. And I think moving my "crap" wore her out today, we got back after the last run of carting boxes, and she crashed hard, within 5 minutes she was out like a light.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Sun Oct, 19, 2014, 08:32:PM
Finally part way through the moving, and I took a bit of time to start emptying some boxes, and getting things a bit organized. I still have a ways to go yet before I get any full "mancave" shots but consider this a teaser at least.  ;D

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/xa5SsT.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/exxa5SsTj)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Wed Nov, 12, 2014, 06:58:PM
Finally about 95% of the way there for my new man cave, just need to get my booth moved in, and get a chair, and I will be pretty much good to go. I will let the pictures do the talking....

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/EMkEXd.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0EMkEXdj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/kGrakd.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/eykGrakdj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/n9bQEy.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pbn9bQEyj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/z7ssB7.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipz7ssB7j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/6vknuw.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ex6vknuwj)



close up of the little black cabinet in the above shot, my main tool cabinet

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/8jYZAj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ey8jYZAjj)
machine area, and stash shelves

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/912/1q4mEd.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pc1q4mEdj)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Wed Nov, 12, 2014, 11:39:PM
Nice layout there, Dan
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Wed Nov, 12, 2014, 11:46:PM
Great setup.

Off topic question: How accurate have you found the Dremel Rotary Tool Work Station? I was thinking about getting one.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Thu Nov, 13, 2014, 01:28:AM
Don't expect perfectly zeroed holes, as it has play in it horizontally. It is a far site better than the older version of the dremel press though. But if you don't mind a bit of trade off in 100% accuracy it is worth the money (to me at least) and the foot print is small. And if you are careful with your setup, and clamp things firmly, it is good.

Quarlane, thanks :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: hook1169 on Thu Nov, 13, 2014, 07:55:PM
Hey Sub, I like those red cabinets and your main tool chest. Any chance you got these from a readily available store/commercial site?

Love the cave, i am envious as mine is still just 1/3 of my bedrood as my 3 kids are taking up the only other rooms available for a good mancave.. Maybe i should invest in a bunkbed and have then condense down into two room! LOL
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Talen on Thu Nov, 13, 2014, 09:20:PM
wow Sub..I wish I had a workspace like that, I guess its something to work towards :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Subhuman1 on Fri Nov, 14, 2014, 04:25:AM
Thanks Talen ;) Hook the black cabinet is a built by me deal. But the red ones are from Ikea, Helmer Drawer units.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: unttld on Fri Nov, 14, 2014, 09:37:PM
I really like the Work Station. Having their top of the line corded rotary tool helps I find. I notice the battery powered tool gets wobbly shortly after the battery is no longer fully charged. I use it more as a hands free sanding/polishing station.

If you have room for a proper full size drill press you may be better off with that. A good one will run you $150…

Great setup.

Off topic question: How accurate have you found the Dremel Rotary Tool Work Station? I was thinking about getting one.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Ian on Fri Nov, 14, 2014, 10:09:PM
I have the battery pistol-grip style dremel and use it a little.

A workstation and second, corded dremel would run me about $110 from Amazon here in the US, but maybe a bench mount drill press is a better option.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Biskup on Wed Jan, 07, 2015, 06:15:PM
Ok so I've made some changes to my work place here is a link to how it looked and how it looks now
http://bishop-miniatures.blogspot.com/2015/01/warsztat-workplace.html
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: dopplar5 on Wed Jan, 28, 2015, 02:55:PM
well first setup of the man corner along with disorganized stash and references

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/Jason_Weatherly/2E616B29-033C-4D1F-8A80-1F7CF6D6CF6D_zpsicbtsmp8.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/Jason_Weatherly/media/2E616B29-033C-4D1F-8A80-1F7CF6D6CF6D_zpsicbtsmp8.jpg.html)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/Jason_Weatherly/610F631E-44CB-4F09-892A-4A98266E624B_zps8epewora.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/Jason_Weatherly/media/610F631E-44CB-4F09-892A-4A98266E624B_zps8epewora.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Jeep on Thu Mar, 12, 2015, 01:01:PM
Sneak peek of the new man cave hobby areas.
(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0009_zpstvmu3jiu.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0009_zpstvmu3jiu.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0008_zpsggtf05ym.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0008_zpsggtf05ym.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0007_zpsuhfolbwk.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0007_zpsuhfolbwk.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0006_zpsmpcfojqv.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0006_zpsmpcfojqv.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0005_zpsz6mqdz72.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0005_zpsz6mqdz72.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0004_zps39wu9rvo.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0004_zps39wu9rvo.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0003_zpsafyusfdm.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0003_zpsafyusfdm.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0002_zps5jzd3vzz.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0002_zps5jzd3vzz.jpg.html)

(http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag327/Jeremy_Meehan/DSCF0001_zps4l9jxhux.jpg) (http://s1372.photobucket.com/user/Jeremy_Meehan/media/DSCF0001_zps4l9jxhux.jpg.html)





Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Scott Girvan on Thu Mar, 12, 2015, 02:13:PM
Fantastic space Jeep! Killer.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: StyreneStylist on Fri Apr, 17, 2015, 02:35:AM
I just browsed this entire thread!, some pretty awesome setups! I wish one day to have an actual large area
but in the meantime I work out of my storage closet in my apt. good thing I'm skinny lol  ;D

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2v82w03.jpg)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/dxmtk5.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Quaralane on Sat Apr, 18, 2015, 03:26:PM
Definitely a tight space in there.
Looks well laid out, though
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: The Swedish DR. Plastic on Sat Apr, 18, 2015, 03:33:PM
Hi guys so here is a short video i cut together (8 min) about why i have been a bit absent this winter, biggest reason fixing up my man cave.

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Thu Jan, 28, 2016, 09:32:PM
So it was Time to upgrade this.
(http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q506/pedrochapps/_MG_7469.jpg)

I ordered from Hobyzone and about 30 boxes arrived
(http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q506/pedrochapps/_MG_7472.jpg)

and after a lot of work because all of it was flat pack......
(http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q506/pedrochapps/_MG_7473.jpg)
(http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q506/pedrochapps/_MG_7475.jpg)
(http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q506/pedrochapps/_MG_7474.jpg)

I moved the lights also and that was not an easy feat, i almost snapped one in half in frustration 

everything is nice and neat and i have a shed load of storage yet to fill :)

This was an expensive investment over €400 but i had it slated to do it this year so i dont mind.
Now all i have to do is remember where i put stuff :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Steve Ski on Fri Jan, 29, 2016, 02:05:AM
Mr. Spud, a perfect layout, well planned, true to knock out more killer work, wow Bro.  Love it!  Bet that feels good Bro, congrats!


Cheers, Ski.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Fri Jan, 29, 2016, 09:39:AM
It sure does Ski  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Dark Kyp on Wed Feb, 03, 2016, 03:13:PM
this is a great desk spud!  :o

Is it a ventilation on the roof?
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: spud on Tue Feb, 23, 2016, 06:39:PM
no that is a shelf,  I made it wide so I could attach some light to the under side which would be over the work area. :)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Dark Kyp on Wed Feb, 24, 2016, 03:07:AM
ok thanks  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Belugawrx on Sun Feb, 28, 2016, 01:53:AM
Another move,...and another cave
(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p740/Belugawrx/IMG_5190%20600x450_zpsq3kvd8gm.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/Belugawrx/media/IMG_5190%20600x450_zpsq3kvd8gm.jpg.html)
(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p740/Belugawrx/IMG_5189%20600x450_zpswegxxudd.jpg) (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/Belugawrx/media/IMG_5189%20600x450_zpswegxxudd.jpg.html)
And a new filter in the booth.....life cannot get better...( where is the laughing hysterically emoticon)
Anyways Cheers
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Steve Ski on Sun Feb, 28, 2016, 11:45:PM
Now that will work, everything within reach, perfect!

Cheers, Ski.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: simon s on Wed May, 25, 2016, 12:17:PM
As i'm returning to the hobby there are some great idea's here. Gonna save me some time and wasted money that could be spent on more important things....kits. paints, books, magazines, the never ending list!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Steve Ski on Wed May, 25, 2016, 03:00:PM
Simon, sounds like your priorities are right on target!

Cheers, Ski.
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: simon s on Thu May, 26, 2016, 09:01:AM
yep Ski, who needs food when the latest box of plastic is released ;D
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: blakeh1 on Wed Mar, 22, 2017, 10:43:AM
So jealoous of some of these ;D

Mine is kind of a mess right now. I need to get some more shelves for the walls behind my desk, but for now, my 1/72 (ish) Star Wars "timeline"

I have the Fine Molds Falcon on a different shelving unit, but would like to mount it in a banking flyby somewhere behind the ESB section (it is the 32" replica after all)
(http://i.imgur.com/xrbOAx9.jpg) (http://imgur.com/xrbOAx9)

(http://i.imgur.com/VL6QQI1.jpg) (http://imgur.com/VL6QQI1)
(http://i.imgur.com/8KY2JL3.jpg) (http://imgur.com/8KY2JL3)
(http://i.imgur.com/rvEwl1g.jpg) (http://imgur.com/rvEwl1g)
(http://i.imgur.com/5hWdovl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/5hWdovl)
(http://i.imgur.com/bYzyvUX.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bYzyvUX)


and the catch all (for now) prequel/sequel shelf
(http://i.imgur.com/KvsbjwM.jpg) (http://imgur.com/KvsbjwM)

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: The Chaos on Thu Mar, 23, 2017, 04:29:AM
Yes  8)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Deere_driver on Thu Mar, 23, 2017, 09:55:AM
Fantastic collection there!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Mister 4x4 on Sun Apr, 16, 2017, 08:19:PM
OK - n00b here, so I'm pokin' around and finding all these cool threads.

Here's my 'inside' work space (took over a 'wing' of my computer desk):
(http://www.mister4x4.net/models/bench1.jpg)

It's a little too low for my liking (I'm 6'5" and have to bend over a bit to work, which isn't good for long-term sessions), so I'll be building a bit of a riser for it (along with some storage underneath) as well as re-arranging the file cabinet to the other side for more legroom.

I also built a new plastic shed on the side of the driveway last weekend, which will have a work bench primarily for Dremel work and an airbrush booth, once I get some things situated and the garage cleaned out (more on that later):
(https://www.7173mustangs.com/attachment.php?thumbnail=44795)

Here are some older pics of the computer desk area:
(http://www.mister4x4.net/NASCAR/rustyleft.jpg)

(http://www.mister4x4.net/NASCAR/rustyright.jpg)

(http://www.mister4x4.net/NASCAR/comproomnew.jpg)

(http://www.mister4x4.net/PCTweak/Rusty/rustysmall.jpg)

I know - Rusty retired over 10 years ago... I just don't have the heart to get rid of all the cool stuff my wife collected for me.  I'm planning on extending the lower shelves to make room for some finished kits.

The last pic is actually one of my computers (which was my webserver for awhile) that I scratch-built using R/C car pieces for the 'case.'  Here's a link to the build page: http://www.mister4x4.net/PCTweak/buildingrusty.htm

Looks like I've got a lot of work ahead of me getting things ready so I can get back into my kits.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: The Swedish DR. Plastic on Sun Apr, 30, 2017, 06:45:AM
The mancave is gone, but not forgoten

Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: Belugawrx on Mon May, 01, 2017, 07:06:PM
Packing up for a move Dr.?
I hate moving !!
Title: Re: Show us your mancave(s)!
Post by: The Swedish DR. Plastic on Wed May, 17, 2017, 03:45:PM
The Man cave 2.5 is up.