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New Modeling Bench
mcderek
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 07:37 AM UTC
My father in law offered to build me a new modeling bench. My modeling space is a corner of our family room. It's grown over the years with the patient support of my wife. Here is a picture of the original modelbench made up of a desk and table with sheet plywood on top.



A nice functional space but a bit messy and awkward to use.
mcderek
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
Here is the space with the modelbench removed and the carpet monster vacuumed:


mcderek
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC
The major pieces of the new modelbench delivered and ready for adjustment and installation:



I'm just a bit excited
mcderek
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC
My Father in Law wasn't sure of the size of the CO2 tank I use for airbrushing. We had to make several cuts so that it would fit with easy access and a nice safe upright position:





I will purchase a shorter air hose.
Even more excited

More to come---
Kevlar06
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 11:28 AM UTC
Derek,
Wow, that's a great improvement-- you must have a great Father-in-Law -- or maybe he just knows you are a great Son-in-Law! Seems you live in Washington-- maybe I should get your Father-in-Laws phone number!-- his work is very professional! If I could make one suggestion, if you haven't already, go to a local glass shop and get a 1/4 inch sheet of glass to cover the top-- you won't regret it when you spill a little CA or paint! 😉
VR, Russ
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 11:58 AM UTC
Russ, my FIL is pretty cool. He lives in CA though Nice idea with the glass. I'll continue with the big cutting mat. Doesn't look as nice as wood but it's spill and knife proof.

A couple more pictures of the CO2 tank installation.

The CO2 tank in position with the parts bins in front. I will replace the air hose with a short piece. Final routing will depend on how I hook up the spray hood, airbrush holder and pressure regulator.



Here is the table top with the access panel. It's all rough cut at the moment. I'll tune it up once it's all together.





Still excited
mcderek
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 01:29 PM UTC
Initial installation finished. Attaching a drawer and installing shelves next.

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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
really nice! It will be a pleasure to work there... lucky you
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC
Looks great , as a Woodworker myself I know the BS that comes with cutting sheet ply.
Head ups to your Father in Law.
So Co2 you say, I have 3 of them 2 ,5's and 20 lb one.
Do they last long?
I run a cheap Home Depot compressor one in my room, loud as get out ,but gets the job done.
Nice looking deal.

Cheers
Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
Jeff, the CO2 tank is great. My tank lasts several years between fill ups. No moisture trap needed and it's quiet. All you hear is the gas going through the brush. Since the model bench is in the family room the lack of noise is appreciated by the family!

Here's the bench ready for set up!

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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC

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Jeff, the CO2 tank is great. My tank lasts several years between fill ups. No moisture trap needed and it's quiet. All you hear is the gas going through the brush. Since the model bench is in the family room the lack of noise is appreciated by the family!

Here's the bench ready for set up!




Years did you say?
Do you paint a lot?
Wow I could get them all filled, would last until I kick the bucket, my big tank needs a hydro static test done as past it's 5 year mark, the 2 5's getting close.
I might just keep what I have, but when I paint at night the wife gets a little antsy if you know what I mean.

Jeff
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
Congratulations, it's a nice workbench...
mcderek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 10:15 AM UTC
Finally have the spray station up and running. It took a while. I decided replace the long yellow air hose with a 3 ft length. Now it all fits better and the garage compressor gets its air hose back.

Now to get it dirty

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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 11:01 AM UTC
Thats a really nice setup Derek I guess you must be thinking hard on your next build. Best of luck with your new digs
mcderek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 11:46 AM UTC
Thanks! I have 10+ models ready for paint... I still keep starting more

Currently on the assembly bench: The Dragon 1:72 M103A1

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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 11:51 AM UTC
Very nice setup
sgtreef
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
As Tony said nice setup, I like wood.
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 05:22 AM UTC
HI,

You are really a lucky guy !!!