A glimpse into my scale modeling hobby

New Space

My new escape space.

My new escape space.

This post has been a long time coming. After my wife and I moved this summer, it took a while to establish a new workspace and then a while after that to get around to sharing some pictures of my space.

We have a nice area tucked away in our basement that is perfect for a small workspace. I furnished the space with a brand new desk unit from Ikea. Many of my other family members bought this desk set for various purposes, and it works perfectly. The storage area on the side works well for storing my stash of future kits, while also giving some display space on the top. Naturally I had to decorate the area with some of my favorite collectible items!

Easy to install drawers are a good place to store extra paint and supplies.

Easy to install drawers are a good place to store extra paint and supplies.

Another benefit of my new space is area nearby to store my display case, filled with built models. There is also some shelf space around as I start to grow out of my meager display case. Unfortunately, with a little one on the way in January, I may have to find another way to store some of my finished kits. A nice, heavy glass display case does not play well with children…

Proud Papa can look at his previous creations all the time!

Proud Papa can look at his previous creations all the time!

The only downside to my new workspace is the carpeted floor. At my previous townhome, I worked on a concrete-poured floor and was able to do all of my painting and building in the same space. Now, I have to use an outside space in the garage to do all of my spray painting and airbrushing, so I do not risk permanently damaging the carpet.

Finally, I have a little peak at my next project. I am already well into building and painting the engines of Anakin’s Podracer by AMT/Ertl. I found the kit on Ebay for under $20, still in the shrink wrap. Some of the pieces were loose in the box, but so far everything is accounted for. Looks to be a fun build!

Podracer Beginnings

2 responses

  1. Adam Weiler

    A very cool website! I love all the pictures you have uploaded, they are of models I have already done (Speeder, Slave I, Corporate Droid) or models I am going to do (AT-ST, Podracer). Thanx for sharing!

    December 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • Hey Adam, thanks for the kind words! I really enjoy keeping up with the hobby and sharing online. I will be posting some pictures of the finished podracer soon.

      December 30, 2013 at 9:10 am

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