Welcome to my hobby room

Discussion in 'Your Completed Kits' started by Westfield Charlie, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Westfield Charlie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Westfield, NY
    New to the site, and nowhere near as fine a scale modeller as many if not most of the folks who have shown their models, but I do have fun! I posted a diorama a while ago and someone suggested that a few photos of my "shrinking diorama space" would be fun to see. So, warts and all, here it is.

    The hobby room is in the basement, with the entrance guarded by a couple of Russians (Photo) using the furnace as cover. I added the skis to the Sturmovik (1/48 Accurate Miniatures Kit) the Lavochkin La-7 (Academy 1/48) is flying cover.

    Walking in, you're greeted by a Battle of Britain overhead all 1/48 scale (Douglas Bader's Spitfire Revell) and a Hurricane (1/48 Hasegawa) in tight formation chasing a FW 190 chasing a (Monogram) all blue aerial recon P-38 (You can just see one prop) also being chased by a (Revell) Me109. In the middle distance a 1/32 Hasegawa Storch, then a Ju-52 (Pro-Modeler) escorted by a Macchi 202 and a Reggianne (all 1/48) center right has an Me410 diving out of the full spectrum sunlamps at a (Monogram) Mosquito about to drop its bombs on my desk.

    Photo 3: Closing on the far wall, we get a better view of the Ju-52 gruppa, with several AFV dioramas on the black shelving left, a couple more ahead, and the B-17-G over the camoflaged Messershmidt hanger. Below that a crash landed B-25.

    Photo 4: The B-17G (1/48, Revell/Monogram) diving over the bunker with the Me 262, Me 163, and Me 108 and a couple of intrepid pilots playing chess.

    Photo 5: Banking right to avoid the B-17 which looks like it might be coming our way, we spot another AFV diorama, an outscaled corvette engine (and a large number of Avalon Hill wargames)

    Photo 6: Hard right we spot the B-17's target--Anzio Annie in 1/35 scale, four feet long. Just come out of its tunnel. Below and left is an Acaemy Type IX Submarine 1/150th scale, to the right, three more AFV dioramas.

    Photo 7: Close up of the Leopold railroad gun and the music center. CD's (mostly jazz) held in place by two Napoleonic cavalry troopers (Photo 8)

    Photo 8: We get a low-level fly-by of the 18 ton FAMO tank transporter carrying a STug II (both 1/35 Tamiya) through a pass in the Monastir Gap. They've stopped by a hmule-drawn field kitchen for lunch.

    Photo 9: We're banking hard right on our way out of here, in time to spot a C-47 (Monogram) dropping its paratoopers (see the parachutes), escorted by a P-47(Testors) of the famous Red Tails (all 1/48).
    The 1/16 scale Academy 1928 Mercedes is probably safe, as are the rows of 1/25th scale sports cars, hot rods and classics. But we have to run the gauntlet one more time past the Russkies to get out.

    Photo 10: And lest we forget, General Winter is the most fearsome enemy anyone entering Russia will face.

    Hope you liked the tour. Please forgive the thin blue line in some of the photos: I'm still learning to use the equipment.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,768
    Likes Received:
    1,538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  3. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,688
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    plumbing "pro" at Lowes in Franklin N.C.
    Location:
    north carolina
    Great space!
     
  4. mikewint

    mikewint Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,687
    Likes Received:
    432
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired and living on the dole
    Location:
    Lakeview, AR
    Great collection, I really like that railway gun and your dioramas are very well done. And exiled to the basement like me, though the finished ones i do get to display
     
  5. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,724
    Likes Received:
    1,421
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Neat room !
     
  6. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,790
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Nice work! Great collection there.
     
  7. Capt. Vick

    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    639
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Sweet space! And I see you have a Bose to crank the tunes while you work! NICE
     
  8. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,723
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    With all here, very nice Charlie!:thumbright: :cool:
     
  9. Rogi

    Rogi Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Messages:
    2,161
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Wow I only dream of a room with such grandor :D
     
  10. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,633
    Likes Received:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    reduced to all around slobbing
    Location:
    Miranda, NSW
    You done well with that space. And..... the gurgle thru the pipes will keep you regular!
     
  11. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,197
    Likes Received:
    963
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Lotta work went in to those displays. Great setup.
     
  12. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
  13. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Very cool! And I love the books are nearby and handy!
     
  14. A4K

    A4K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Messages:
    12,162
    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    The back of beyond
    Love it Charlie!

    Great room (lucky bugger! :) ), and great models and dioramas - especially love the C-47 disgorging paratroopers!
     
  15. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,197
    Likes Received:
    849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
  16. Vaughan

    Vaughan Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    629
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Norwich
    #16 Vaughan, Dec 11, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
    Charlie what an amazing lair you have I'm very envious. Here's a photo of my work station not quite in the same league. Mines a garden room that I added to the back of my house there's no heating so it's getting a tad cold in there, we had some snow last night.
    Vaughan
     

    Attached Files:

  17. Westfield Charlie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Westfield, NY
    Thanks Vaughn (and everyone) for the kind words. I live about 60 miles from Buffalo, so winter usually starts here about July 5th!! And usually by the middle of January I'm sitting a couple of miles away from a 300 mile long ice cube -- Lake Erie! Which means I have to do most of my work indoors, and keep the windows shut, except for those times I can get outside with a rattle can to spray paint. I have therefore had lots of time, and plenty of motivation to work out a nice space in the basement.
     
  18. javlin

    javlin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,771
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Mgr
    Location:
    MS
    Nice Room :thumbright:
     
  19. Hotntot

    Hotntot Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    What a space. Even Wallace and Gromit have got in on the act.
     
  20. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,730
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Awesome spot mate! :thumbright:

    Buffalo? DL&W and EL country then?
     
Loading...

Share This Page