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.
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.
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)
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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.
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Spray area with booth. Thinners, cleaners and clears on the shelf (most used beside booth). Lesser used paints, mixing cups, airbrushes in the drawers.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Out of box Star Wars kits and Real grade Gundams
MAK. Figures etc
Stuff from movies/tv and some aircraft.
Thunderbirds and the big boxes live up there
Large Gundam kits and something to keep the bugs away as this room always has at least one window open and 1 light source.
Star Wars shelf, well the other Star Wars shelf
F1 and overflow kits
More F1, some other auto kits, a Gloomy Bear and the bike kits just outta frame on the right.
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.
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.
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