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I'm one of those lucky hobbyist that has an entire room dedicated to his hobby. It's great off course, but there is a down side. As the room is mine and my responsibility only, I seldom tidy it up. The floor is a mess. If I loose small bits on the floor while converting, they often disappear on the floor. Sometimes they're really hard to find simply because they get perfect camoflage on the floor texture, hide among the dust, or simply bounce into the heaps of cardboard and garbage stored under the table. So what should I do to prevent valuable bits from disappearing?
Here's my ideas:
1) cover the floor in white paper sheets that can be folded together and emptied of bits.
2) get some kind of static cloth that pulls bits up from the floor.
3) get a carpet that can be rolled together easily and emptied of bits.
4) do conversions in the bathroom, and use the hobby room for painting only.
What do you think?
Ave Dominus Nox!
I think you should just take some time to clean up the room.
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Yeah, I agree. I can't even begin a project in a dirty room. Luckily, I'm one of the few people that has an entire room dedicated to the hobby too. Unfortunately, though, that room has a hardwood floor. When a bit drops to the floor it scatters, and sometimes it takes me upwards of 15 minutes to find which desk, or closet it flew under.
get a hand held vacuum and suck up all the pieces and unload em into a bitz box!
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I'm not good at tidying up, I'm the kind of person that doesn't truly notice it's messy until things are really in the way. You all probably know someone like that. Anyway, you're right, keeping things tidy helps a lot. But even if I did, the floor texture would make it hard to find the bits. It's like the bits are commandos and the floor is a jungle.
I'd like to hear more interesting solutions, like this:get a hand held vacuum and suck up all the pieces and unload em into a bitz box!
That might work.
Ave Dominus Nox!
My room is a mess, but it aint my fault....
My room has hardwood flooring that scaters stuff but it aint my fault....
My room is my room and it aint my fault....
My room was my moms mess, my moms hardwood flooring and I live in it... o all my cloths on the floor? those arn't my cloths those are my moms, o the Female body inspecter? Ya....
I know what ya mean it aint truly messy till you loose something. an idea is tell your mom or friend to keep your stuff till you finish your room. I should be cleaning my room right now....
Luckily my mother doesn't have access to my hobby room
But thanks for the concern, Valhallan..
Ave Dominus Nox!
Here's what I think
1) Good idea, but you'll need a hell lot of paper.
2) Good idea, but it would probably be too much hassle to find something like that.
3) Not-so-good idea. Remember that lots of other things will be falling onto said carpet, such as dust and little bits of sprue.
4) Bad idea. Not only is it insulting to the model and the hobby, there is also the possibility of dropping bits into the toilet.
Personally, I'm lucky that my workspace has a white granite floor. Not too hard to keep clean, and easy to locate dropped bits.
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Oh, I got my hand slapped by the mods for agreeing that he should clean his room.
I'll probably get slapped for this one, too.
I say just clean a section of your room for making the conversions. leave the rest as it is.