SDMB Member Hobby Rooms
Welcome! Shown below are a few of our members modeling rooms. Of course more than a few of our members could probably open up their own hobby shop- me included! We hope you enjoy our hobby room pictures and like looking through our models and our stash of kits!
"Where all the magic happens!"*
Lee has been using the same desk (shown below) since he was 12!
Over 20 years now!
(*Lee is very humble about his work so the webmaster, Red Steve, added this
fitting statement to capture the essence of his diorama den!)
Once Lee has built his models and figures he uses the desk below to plan andThe "Other Work Desk"
build his award-winning dioramas! Shown in planning stage is a WW2 Desert scene
And of course...Lee's Stash!
Todd's Devildog Den ooh rah!
This is the cleanest that I have had it in a while. I picked up my desk from an
auction and the display case is from Tucson hobbies. My hobby room doubles as a
storage unit, plus I like having everything in one place so I can look through
stuff when bored. Yes, I have a lot of kits, I'm saving them for retirement and
I do plan on living to be 317 years old. Teufelshunde means Devildog in German
by the way. I like to call it my Devildog Den.
My display case
Todd certainly has the bug ! Check out his extensive Armor wall below. Great pictures Todd! I now know where to go for anything armor!
By the way, when are you opening your hobby shop?
Magnificent Model Room
Look at all those award winners !
Bill O's Modeling Man Cave
Nestled in a secret location somewhere in Green Valley (or so it is rumored), Bill's "Sears themed" Craftsman Cave is well known for its subtle blend of metals and industrial hardwoods. Says Bill "When people visit me they know they are in man country!" Darn tootin'! Just wipe your feet before you step on that shiny floor! Great space, Bill.
Bill's genuine homemade cardboard spray booth includes a bathroom exhaust fan! Snazzy!
B & D's Sanctuaries
Bimmer Bob and Diva Shari have two modeling workshops! Not one for him and her,
but one in Phoenix (their main residence) and one in Tucson (for Bob’s job
assignment). The photos are all for Phoenix except one in Tucson, which is more
of a temporary work space. In Phoenix, Bob built a spray booth complete with an
industrial and safety rated exhaust system. He wants to keep his lungs intact so
he can build models well into retirement! Notice the dryer size vent hose that
he runs outside the garage when painting his models. His model room has the
necessary workbench, model stash and motorsport art to inspire him. He also has
a library (not shown) in his office at home.
Bimmer and Diva's Tucson Room
Bimmer and Diva's Phoenix Room
Thanks for posting! I think I'll drop by and do some painting in that nice spray booth- what time's lunch?
Clara's cozy cabinets room
Thanks Clara! Nice to see a respirator hanging up ready for use! One thing we like to remind everyone about is the importance of personal safety equipment when doing their hobby. Great hobbit hole! Thanks for sharing.
Update: When it does get hot (and it does here in Tucson Arizona!) Clara now moves into her husbands desk in her house. Here's a peek at her Cooler Digs!...
Dave the Weatherman's digs
Located in a remote location in Tucson, Dave's sprawling facility has become a mainstay of local folklore. Dave's basic one room setup is an inspiration for all who visit due to its simplicity and ergonomic layout. Dave downplays his weathering techniques saying "A monkey could weather with the proper training - and perhaps a few bananas for incentive!"
Webmaster: This explains EVERYTHING! Now I understand how a hobby room should look in order to create masterpieces!
Red Steve's History Cave
Here is my history cave where I build all my models and also where I store them. I call it my museum. I also do a lot of our website updating from here - sometimes I look at things in the room and think "Hey, that would be cool on our interesting history page." I would really like a spray booth, but that probably will stay on the wish list for awhile. Just added Pergo floors which makes dropped parts a breeze to find (and hear)! Enjoy!
Part of my visible "too big to box" stash. The storage boxes have kits in them as well, and yes I inventory them all so I can find the kit that meets my interest of the moment! I don't duplicate kits much except KP kits of MiGs as they are so cheap and fun to build given the decal options.
Chuck "in the box" Wacker
Chuck is currently organizing his room but Red Steve's intel sources sent these secret "before" photos. Remember you saw it first on the SDMB website!