The Girlfriend is very tolerant, but I think it is only a matter of time before she snaps.
We have 4 vintage 1950s dinette sets, and most of the time they are all covered with something Warhammer, with boxes hiding on the chairs and under the tables.
I have decided to try to clean up my act a bit. So what do I do , I go out and buy another table.
Not just any table, a drafting table.
I used to have a drafting table in my room when I was in high school in the 80s it had one of those crazy lamps that clamp on and have springs on it . My Mom must have bought it for me to do homework on, and to have a place to start my future career as a draftsman or architect.
We were not rich and it must have been kind of expensive, for a single Mom. I remember she somehow saw that I had cool clothes, a boy scout uniform, a Walkman, my own room in a house in a good neighborhood , skateboards and everything else a teenager takes for granted, like a drafting table with a light. Thanks Mom, I love you, sorry for all the crap I put you through, sorry I don't call enough.
I remember I took a drafting class my first year of high school 1984, I met my best buddy Tom in that class, the teacher was Mr. Sevrin and I remember getting in trouble for talking to Tom all the time, and that I thought drafting was boring. I enjoyed art class much more. I even took a drafting class in college, I think I hated it even more then.
Sorry I never became a draftsman Mom, but thanks for the table, I never did any homework on it, but I built lots of models and painted Warhammer minis on it ( which I am sure have brought me more joy in the long run ), and when Tom would come over, we would take turns building models on the desk and talking to girls on the phone until my Mom busted in and told us to get off the phone and walk the dogs, those days hold some of my fondest memories.
So I bought a drafting table on Craigslist, and I clamped a lamp on it, actually a lamp with a magnifying lens. This will be the start of my new workstation. I have a shelf, some storage drawers, lots of Tupperware style boxes and painting tiles. I need to figure out a good way to organize my paint.
Anyone have any suggestions of things I might want to add to get organized, what do you use a lot at your modeling workstation?
I think I am going to put on some 80s music and call up my old buddy Tom, .... and my Mom.