Mobile work station - aka "tool box" :)

Mobile work station - aka "tool box" :)

Joined: November 22nd, 2002, 9:13 am

August 28th, 2010, 6:47 am #1

Hi all,
What do the guys who don't have a permanent desk use to hold all their stuff? I want something that will hold all my tools, scratch building materials, and paints that I could move around and pack up when it wasn't being used. Any suggestions?

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Joined: January 2nd, 2003, 8:49 am

August 28th, 2010, 9:40 am #2

Started with a small one, after a while I traded up to a larger one that carries damn near everything I need except an airbrush & compressor.
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Joined: November 15th, 2006, 3:26 am

August 28th, 2010, 11:11 pm #3

Hi all,
What do the guys who don't have a permanent desk use to hold all their stuff? I want something that will hold all my tools, scratch building materials, and paints that I could move around and pack up when it wasn't being used. Any suggestions?

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I use a large 'Plano' fishing tackle box for most of my modelling needs ($50 from Kmart). It has three trays that fold out as you open up the box. The upper trays are for my Humbrol paints, the second is for more paints, files/sanding sticks, knives, pencils and putty, the third has scribing tools, tweezers, sinkers/weight, brushes, scissors, weathering kit, micro drills and clamps etc. The bottom part I use to store a bottle of brush cleaner, Tamiya glue, MM/Tamiya paints, fuse wire, rulers, tape and anything else.

As I normally use the kitchen table I can un-pack and pack away in a matter of five minutes. The best part is, if I'm going away and I want to model all I do is carry my whole box out to the car with whatever kit I'm wanting to build. I have attached a pic of its set up for your info.

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Andrew Doppel
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Joined: November 22nd, 2002, 9:13 am

August 28th, 2010, 11:42 pm #4

Very helpful. I am thinking that a tackle box would be he way to go.... Just gota find he right one.

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Joined: September 12th, 2005, 2:37 am

August 29th, 2010, 3:25 am #5

Hi all,
What do the guys who don't have a permanent desk use to hold all their stuff? I want something that will hold all my tools, scratch building materials, and paints that I could move around and pack up when it wasn't being used. Any suggestions?

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I have some soft plastic tubes on the corners to hold my superglue verticle, so's it won't leak.
I carry a short length of plastic electricial's conduit. I use it as a leg under the top tray when the tool-box is open. It transfers the weight to the tabletop and balances-out the whole tool-box. It also protects the permanent felt pen that I carry.
George, out...........
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Joined: March 27th, 2005, 10:24 am

August 29th, 2010, 6:02 am #6

I use a large 'Plano' fishing tackle box for most of my modelling needs ($50 from Kmart). It has three trays that fold out as you open up the box. The upper trays are for my Humbrol paints, the second is for more paints, files/sanding sticks, knives, pencils and putty, the third has scribing tools, tweezers, sinkers/weight, brushes, scissors, weathering kit, micro drills and clamps etc. The bottom part I use to store a bottle of brush cleaner, Tamiya glue, MM/Tamiya paints, fuse wire, rulers, tape and anything else.

As I normally use the kitchen table I can un-pack and pack away in a matter of five minutes. The best part is, if I'm going away and I want to model all I do is carry my whole box out to the car with whatever kit I'm wanting to build. I have attached a pic of its set up for your info.

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Andrew Doppel
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the MIGHTY HAWKS stickers. These alone are worth the $50 you spent on the box.
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Joined: January 13th, 2007, 3:34 am

September 2nd, 2010, 9:03 am #7

Very helpful. I am thinking that a tackle box would be he way to go.... Just gota find he right one.

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I also use a tackle box, but it is just a small one that holds the tools that get used most frequently (knives, files, sanding sticks, clamps, glues, paintbrushes, masking tape, filler, etc).

The more specialised tools and most of the paints, thinners, etc, live in a set of drawers that sits on casters for mobility.

The problem of looking for "the right size" is that it is never the right size. Like a woman's handbag, the bigger it is, the more crap you try to cram into it and the more space you "think" you need!
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