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Cowleyi"s Mancave

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Cowleyi"s Mancave

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Hello All,

Gee I'm lacking in observation skills - only noticed this thread this morning....Duh!

Anyways a virtual Welcome to the Gold Coast Australia!
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Converted Shipping container - originally used as a construction site office. Plenty of power, fluoro lighting and an Aircon unit that just copes. Had to spend a few hundred bucks to get power to it.
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Part of the stash
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Primary bench and paint stash - weathering materials such as oils and watercolours in the draws
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The old airbrush bench - It was my older brothers study desk - he is now 67! The Runway 13 compressor is beside it in the background - a bit hard to see. Airbrushes are in the desks drawers.
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The view from the mancave down the driveway.

Happy Modelling everyone!

Ian

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That is impressive. A metal bunker 8-) It only lacks a camouflage :D

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Incredible! What a mansion. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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I've lived in smaller apartments (flats).

That's a vet impressive and they'll be a few envious eyes looking at that set up.

I couldn't help but notice there seems to be something wrong with the size of those kit boxes, it's almost like they are the wrong scale..... :D :D seriously, you got a better selection than many a hobby store.
Now, how do you keep the spiders and heat at bay??

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Niiiiice. Now that’s a proper job.

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Yes, I do appreciate what I have as a set up, It did cost an arm and a leg but it adds to the properties value as it could be used for multiple purposes.

Spiders are kept at bay by the Asian House geckoes that have moved in. Bloody things poop everywhere. My main problem is ants trying to set up colonies in the kit boxes as the container is raised above ground level by being placed on a pair of RSJ Steel I beams. The Aircon unit sort of keeps the heat tolerable but when it gets over 30 degrees in summer it's difficult to keep cool so its a case of modelling early in the morning. It does have some polystyrene sandwich insulation but not enough to really keep things cool.

OK I admit that I do have kits in other scales on the shelves..... I'm sorry but I am a dabbler in "other scales" Now that that's off my chest I can feel free to express my modelling self. Gee I even have some of those toy egg like things from Meng.......After all, fun is fun.

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:D :D :D

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Before we went our separate ways, SWMBO and I were discussing the possibility of one of these converted shipping containers or, to use that quaint Aussie term, a donga. I was happy to move all my Man Cave stuff into this and let her have back her little room off the family area, citing that she'd never be piddled off by the tunefulness of my air compressor again. In the end, it came to nought. Consequently, seeing your Man Cave and picturing what I might have been able to do has raised the Envy Meter dramatically. And your level of order ... :mrgreen:

Incidentally, where do the finished beasties go? I can't see any in the photos.
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smeg1959 wrote: Incidentally, where do the finished beasties go?
Probably in a 12 meter donga on the other side of the property. I wouldn't know any other place to store finished 1/48 models?

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Well, Actually we do have 3 other shipping containers on the property, seriously....

The finished products go into the shared family room (as we live with the in-laws) in a couple of cabinets I picked up. The room is primarily a library /scrapbooking room.
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There are some in clear poly tubs out in the mancave but not in the photos attached - these contain various 1/72 scale oddments.

Happy modelling

Ian

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