Sunday, 1 July 2012
From tiny acorns...
If you will observe the terrible, grainy, fuzzy picture to the right, you will see the beginnings of my answer to the problem: a portable modelling and painting station.
At present it's pretty much just an MDF box with a drop-down lid doubling as a workbench, and a handle to carry it by. I have great plans for it though: I intend to install a bunch of racks and drawers in the back for holding stuff, and a pair of lamps on a hinged support to extend out over the workspace and light stuff up.
The racks and shelves are pretty straightforward, but the lights aren't so much. I have no electrical skills whatsoever, and fear that if I try to wire up the light sockets and switch and plug, I will instantly explodiate and burn down my house. I have a couple of cheap clip-on lamps that can serve as a stop-gap measure, but they're rather clumsy and not ideal, so I shall have to see if I can find a cheap and friendly sparky to do the Magic 'Lectric stuff for me.