Awesome display area Cory...
Thank you Carl. It's not perfect, but it's my little haven.
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Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:33 PM
Awesome display area Cory...
Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:40 PM
My question for those folks that have open display cases: how do you deal with dust? In my last setup, I had an open case and everything got pretty dusty. My current arrangement has a closed case and I don't have to worry about the dust. I'm in the process of moving and the closed case I have now won't be coming with me (it is built in to a wall) and all I have at the moment is open cases.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:21 AM
My question for those folks that have open display cases: how do you deal with dust?
Since I really have no choice but open shelving I've simply learned to live with it. When ever I've got nothing to do or the spirit moves me while watching TV I will grab a few of the dustiest ones and give them a quick going over. I use a make up brush for most of the dusting. It is nice and soft so it mostly won't knock off the small details and you can get one cheap in any store that sells make up for women.
I used to use those cans of compressed air but found them to be too aggressive.
But the bottom line is that I just don't get too stressed over it. I've got models in my collection that are more than 30 - 35 years old and the aging of the decals and yellowing of the white paint looks way worse than a little dust.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:22 AM
Okay, here's my dream space. First of all I have to admit I'm very fortunate. I have the most understanding wife in the world and we own a 3-bedroom home and there's just the two of us so I have lots of room.
So here's the nickel tour:
My wife and I share the office/model room. This is the south wall, technically on my wife's side of the room.
My wife's desk looks messy but she does a great job of keeping all the bills paid and everything running smoothly.
This is my side of the room.
My workbench isn't always this neat and clean but you caught me right after my twice a year cleanup!
This is the north wall. Most of the models on this side of the room are NASCAR Cup cars.
This is the new shelf unit that I just built and installed next to the entrance to the room.
When I was writing magazine articles and doing a monthly column I really needed to be organized. So I found these great cardboard boxes in an office supply store and built this shelf to hold them all.
Here's a better look at the workbench itself.
Also, in addition to a small TV above my wife's desk I also have a full component stereo system in the room so there's plenty of entertainment too!
Edited by 2002p51, 25 February 2014 - 04:29 AM.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:45 AM
Mines's just a little corner in the furnace room, but it's set up like one big diorama, so it's a fun place to hang out and get as messy as I need to.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:17 AM
here's my shop when i first moved in (2 years ago) since then i have all shelves filled
Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:22 AM
Vince, I'd love to shop at your store! LOL - that's a LOT of models!
Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:49 AM
This is it in a nutshell. I only have about 50 kits so they are all on that shelf on the left. My PC is out of the shot on the right. Yeah, I need more storage for my build models, but I'm working on that.
Edited by Jantrix, 25 February 2014 - 07:50 AM.