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Mounting and painting support
JJModels posted a topic in Tools, Tips & TechniquesHi For some time now I am planning to build a support to be able to support the models, especially the planes, which will allow me to mount and paint them. Here I leave a basic idea that I have developed which is working very well although after going using it I am looking to make some modifications. I would like you to tell me what you think the support, what improvements you would make and what support you usually use. A greeting and I hope you like it
Back in the saddle with a new house, new hobby room
dsteingass posted a topic in General ModelingSo, if you haven't seen the IPMS-USA Facebook page recently, My Wife and I had the fortune of shopping for, and buying a new (to us) home. We've lived here for over a year now, but the bad part of moving is boxing up all your hobby crap. So It sat, until I got sick of looking at this basement So, I prime the 75 year old poured concrete walls and wash away the scourge of pastel squares and Gold Sponge Paint over a Victorian Red forever and ever. I start building something adequate to hold all the hobby crap I already had and ended up with this about 3 weeks and minus some folding money later: The Whole Skunkwerks Scratchbuilder's workbench The painting area Shelving (with mood lighting) I only spray acrylics, So I installed a 30" convertible Range Hood with a 240 CFM motor, framed it up to fit the bench, and installed the wire shelf. This works like a charm keeping air moving, so it will help with drying immensely. I can pipe it outside in the future if I ever decide to start playing with lacquers or other toxic stuff. Brush Painting Supplies Airbrush supplies Right side shelving is a bit deeper. These are made from dimensional Poplar wood sold in the millwork section of Lowe's and similar stores. Backing boards are all Luan plywood (apparently birch veneer, but it looks like Red Oak to me) (sold for floor underlayment) Clamping, Pre-drilling and glue are necessary (because it is such a hard wood), but they are easy to make, and are MUCH cheaper in the long run (and prettier iMHO) than the myriad of plastic and laser-cut MDF stuff on the market today. Air Compressor Shelf Anyway, the reason for posting (other than showing off) was because, when I first joined IPMS-USA, I got a big metallic sticker of the logo, I had it front and center on my old modeling bench. Where can I get a new one (or BIGGER ONE) to properly represent?