Finally getting the new workshop together

Thereal9thdoctor

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You must be a lover of dusting with everything being black. I have a black shelf unit that will disappear or get repainted. Dust central LOL. I know it's there but the harder it is to see the better I feel.
No. I just like stuff being black. I never used to be a clean freak but since I moved into this new apartment I've become one. But yeah, I just like my stuff being black. Guess that is my GF's goth/emo sensibilities rubbing off a bit.
 

Thereal9thdoctor

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A lot of us use those adjustable desk lamps, but if you're stuck for space, I recommend this LED desk lamp:


That was just a convenient link to show the lamp, but you can find it from many different vendors, online and at brick-and-mortar stores. I got mine for around $28 off Amazon.

I bought one to keep in my traveling tool kit, because it breaks down into a very small package, but I'm using it now as I paint at the kitchen table. It has three brightness settings, and can be focused very easily.

I wound up buying myself a second one for my desk at work; I shared an office with two other guys who always wanted the ceiling light off, and I needed more ambient light around my monitor.
Nice tip! Thanks! Might get one for my girl if she should need to use the table to paint her minis.
 

ohbejuan

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Hey all! Been takin a break from the models to begin to finalize the new workspace.

So in short, the new apartment has a half spare room that is intended for either a pantry or a small guest room. I of course saw a model shop. My GF is a cosplayer, and the bedroom is big enough for her to set up her cosplay making stuff there with plenty of space once she moves in this fall.

Anyhow, I'd gotten a desk from Goodwill that I was using as a nightstand with the intention of it going in the workroom as a starter bench. Which I did. View attachment 12078

But when I bought the PL 1/350 TOS E I knew I'd need a bigger bench(I'd planned to wait till fall or winter to really start setting things up), and so said heck with it. So as of this morning I have this: View attachment 12346

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I will be gettin a moto toolwith flex shaft and stand, a shelf for the stash that will go in directly behind the main bench, where the black desk used to be, and a few more bits and bobs. But I am thrilled with it so far. And unlike my old apartment, where the bench and gear dominated my living room, I can just shut the door when not building and its nicely out of the way.
I currently have a “mobile” setup. So I appreciate the inspiration
 

andrewdick68

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I decided on a toolbox for my new workstation.
I've been relegated to the garage.
I only get a few hours a week out there.
Las Vegas Summer heat makes the garage slightly unbearable :)
Also need to make more room in the garage so I can flip up the extra fold-down tabletop:rolleyes:
 

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Thereal9thdoctor

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I decided on a toolbox for my new workstation.
I've been relegated to the garage.
I only get a few hours a week out there.
Las Vegas Summer heat makes the garage slightly unbearable :)
Also need to make more room in the garage so I can flip up the extra fold-down tabletop:rolleyes:
I wanted something like that, but wall mounted. Unfotunately the apartment complex wouldn't allow it.
 

andrewdick68

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So got the moto tool and extra paint bottle rack today, got the moto tool set up, and the rack together and attached to the other. The photos don't show it but the 2nd rack is now painted black as per my desire to have as much black in the shop room as possible:D(My GF is convinced that if the managers of the apartment complex allowed tenants to repaint walls I'd paint the walls black... and she may just be right;) ) View attachment 16262
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And due to the way the bottle racks are I had to put everything on the main bench pretty much back the way I originally had them.:p
You do have a good setup
Everything at your fingertips by the looks
 

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