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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2015, 08:09:47 PM »
OOH MY  :icon_surprised: have same kit ordered to build as 1/72 gun boat.  Super picture :)

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2015, 09:20:58 PM »

I could have used this image:





What scale is this model? 1/32? 1/24? It's obviously not real...though as neat as it is it does count as a "What If"...

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2015, 03:25:10 AM »
What dates are we looking at ?

Group Build dates will be 1 Dec - 31 Jan 2016 (with possible extension).  Anything is allowed to be entered so long as you have already started and have an intention to finish...
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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2015, 03:27:08 AM »
What dates are we looking at ?

Group Build dates will be 1 Dec - 31 Jan 2016 (with possible extension).  Anything is allowed to be entered so long as you have already started and have an intention to finish...

So many options... Doh!
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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2015, 03:44:01 AM »
What dates are we looking at ?

Group Build dates will be 1 Dec - 31 Jan 2016 2026 (with possible extension).  Anything is allowed to be entered so long as you have already started and have an intention to finish...


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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2015, 06:01:50 AM »
What dates are we looking at ?

Group Build dates will be 1 Dec - 31 Jan 2016 2026 (with possible extension).  Anything is allowed to be entered so long as you have already started and have an intention to finish...


 :o
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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2015, 07:15:29 AM »
I'm in. I have at least three to qualify. And I'll get a bench photo later to share!

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2015, 08:47:43 AM »
I'd post a picture of my work bench, but I think it would blanch even the hardiest of the BTS crowd. Right now I have about a hand's worth of clear real estate. Maybe less.

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2015, 09:13:13 AM »
I'd post a picture of my work bench, but I think it would blanch even the hardiest of the BTS crowd. Right now I have about a hand's worth of clear real estate. Maybe less.
Really honestly "hand's worth of clear real estate" is to small.
Last couple kitbashing cycles started at ~70% clear bench.  Ending at 8.5"x11" printer paper page as working area.  Does the job cept retaining two pages of work surface would be way better.

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2015, 05:59:56 PM »
After Jons photo I had another look at my garage.  The previous owner built 80% of one half of the double garage into a closed off, air-conditioned hobby room that has been full of "Stuff" ever since we moved in almost three years ago.  "Stufff" currently includes yet to be unpacked moving boxes, garden tools, camping gear, kids bikes and part of my stash and has previously stored my motorbike prior to it relocating to my sisters house to avoid temptation following my spinal surgery. 

Anyway the long term plan has always been to pull it down and use it for the car, but as we haven't done this already and I don't know when, if ever, so today I gingerly broached the suggestion with SWMBO that we could actually clear out some junk and use it as a hobby room for modelling, Lego and puzzles.

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2015, 07:18:01 PM »
Volkodav - sure sounds good, hope it works out for you.

Making progress here.  Estimate 1/3 of 70s green shag carpet is now visible.  Encountered many wayward decals during dig down to carpet level.

Noticed a relativity phenomenon: When clutter is maximum and deep with only about 5% of green shag carpet visible, progress is super slow because there is no maneuvering room.  One must deal with every little item encountered (wheel, prop, decal, canopy, stand, receipt, etc) though you are unable to deposit it in proper location across room because you can't get there due to depth of styrene related clutter.  Most goes to designated temporary holding boxes in hallway, some to trash can.  Once a carpethead is established progress goes a bit quicker.  There comes point at about 25% carpethead when you have decent maneuvering room and dealing with each item is relatively easier/quicker than at first.  With this milestone reached relativity of difficulty (time involved) dealing with each item diminishes.

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2015, 09:20:22 PM »
Noticed a relativity phenomenon: When clutter is maximum and deep with only about 5% of green shag carpet visible, progress is super slow because there is no maneuvering room.  One must deal with every little item encountered (wheel, prop, decal, canopy, stand, receipt, etc) though you are unable to deposit it in proper location across room because you can't get there due to depth of styrene related clutter.  Most goes to designated temporary holding boxes in hallway, some to trash can.  Once a carpethead is established progress goes a bit quicker.  There comes point at about 25% carpethead when you have decent maneuvering room and dealing with each item is relatively easier/quicker than at first.  With this milestone reached relativity of difficulty (time involved) dealing with each item diminishes.

Finsrin, this is what I call an "Okinawa Field Day" from my time in the Green Machine...when my shed or garage becomes overrun with clutter everything comes out - down to the bare walls and floor.  Then I start putting things back into the area - shelves followed by bins and boxes to go on the shelves.  As I find things that are no longer needed, useful or wanted they go into the trash or are bagged for the thrift store donation.  End result is a clean and organized space, which lasts approximately a nano-second before the clutter counter-attacks.

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2015, 01:32:30 AM »
After Jons photo I had another look at my garage.  The previous owner built 80% of one half of the double garage into a closed off, air-conditioned hobby room that has been full of "Stuff" ever since we moved in almost three years ago.  "Stufff" currently includes yet to be unpacked moving boxes, garden tools, camping gear, kids bikes and part of my stash and has previously stored my motorbike prior to it relocating to my sisters house to avoid temptation following my spinal surgery. 

Anyway the long term plan has always been to pull it down and use it for the car, but as we haven't done this already and I don't know when, if ever, so today I gingerly broached the suggestion with SWMBO that we could actually clear out some junk and use it as a hobby room for modelling, Lego and puzzles.

Yep, my half of the garage is my inside shop/art/hobby area (we have a covered outside area I use during the
warm months for carpentry, metalwork etc.), the other half is for the wife's car. Mine lives outside on the driveway.
Works fairly well when it's organized.  :-X
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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2015, 04:12:02 AM »
Continuing to dig, clear, sort, and store items to hopefully be ready for GB.
One thing done right years ago when setting room was to designate bins for parts.   See attached picture of storage bins.
Actually have places to put most of parts being found.  Cleared path to bins, now can use them during clean up.
Doing this may work for you.

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2015, 12:00:40 PM »
Was planning to check out shelving and work benches today but was reminded it was school uniform fitting time, oh joy.

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2015, 02:51:16 AM »

One thing done right years ago when setting room was to designate bins for parts.   See attached picture of storage bins.


Bill, can I have you come down here to sort and label my stuff...please!!!
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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2015, 07:51:49 AM »

One thing done right years ago when setting room was to designate bins for parts.   See attached picture of storage bins.


Bill, can I have you come down here to sort and label my stuff...please!!!

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2015, 09:54:48 AM »
Here's my current disaster area:



It's usually clear up to the paint area. As soon as I finish a couple of the existing projects, it'll get cleaned up and ready to walk my work area down down to the edge again with my next project.

The Glencoe/Strombecker space station was built, sanded (and sanded...) and polished some 15 years ago. I just added the thin styrene rod (strings looked awful). Hopefully it won't take 15 years to finish it, although I dinged a couple of the rods.

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2015, 10:25:26 AM »
Here's my current disaster area:

It's usually clear up to the paint area. As soon as I finish a couple of the existing projects, it'll get cleaned up and ready to walk my work area down down to the edge again with my next project.

The Glencoe/Strombecker space station was built, sanded (and sanded...) and polished some 15 years ago. I just added the thin styrene rod (strings looked awful). Hopefully it won't take 15 years to finish it, although I dinged a couple of the rods.

The Earth vs. The Flying Saucers is finished, the Curran should be finished this week.
Whole area has a normal honest use aura about it !

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2015, 10:05:45 PM »
Fortunately we do not show stash.  :o :o

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Re: The 2015/16 Clear Your Work Bench Group Build
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2015, 10:40:58 AM »
My current work bench.  I clean it at the start of each project. Just completed Meng's BMPT and going to start Meng's D9R bulldozer. The wife has given her blessings for me to build a real work bench after Chistmas.
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