Keeping a ship covered from dust etc??

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Evening, pain again ;)

Trying to find a way to cover/protect a ship when building/painting from dust, hairs etc

For StuG's i use plastic food containers, £1 perfect but a ship is rather longer lol. Can only think of buying 2/3 containers for bacon and join them together.

What do you use??? Sorry yet more questions!!
 

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I DONT know if this helpfull to you Bob but as my bits are big on my tiger i just lay kitcen roll lightly over the model
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Hi Chris

Tried that thanks, but especially in the garage there's all sorts cr*p in the air!!
 

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Perhaps some suitably sized clear plastic “Really Useful Boxes” or similar might suit? Another option is a large enough cardboard box lined with polythene or bacofoil to stop it dropping dust on the model.
 

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How long is it Bob? (snigger). How about one of those plastic troughs for soaking ready-pasted wallpaper?
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is this just whilst you are building or to keep it in once its built as well?
 

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How long is it Bob? (snigger). How about one of those plastic troughs for soaking ready-pasted wallpaper?
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Waiting for matron with a tape measure and spirit level;)

To cover the possible longest ship, 80 cm??
 

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you can get plastic storage boxes in all sorts of sizes.........try some where like B&M or the Range......upturn one of them

i get black ones from the pound shop..........use them for paint or spares or bits and bobs
 

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is this just whilst you are building or to keep it in once its built as well?
Just building and painting, i also use shoe box"'s, now i could ask coco the clown:anguished:
 

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Waiting for matron with a tape measure and spirit level;)

To cover the possible longest ship, 80 cm??

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12 inches long but i dont use it as a rule? :tongue-out3:

80cm is getting on for 3 foot!............i mentioned storage boxes......i got some great ones about that length........cos they go under a singe bed and is a dust free place to store built models
 

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I want to ruin, sorry build HMS Hood and Scharnhorst, the trumpy Hood is just under 80cm
 

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I use an ordinary plastic bag of a suitable size. Shove the model in and seal the end of the bag with an elastic band.
 

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Had the same problem Bob when working in the garage at my last house.

Amazon put in search. 2ft 3ft 4ft 5ft 6ft Clear Transparent Clothes Rail Protective Zip Over Cover for Garment Hanging Coat Racks The Shopfitting Shop.

May be able to fit over & around your bench. Or put in a shelf. Or cut down the height to suit.

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The other gadget which I found indispensible, in the garage, was a little blower. Use it before painting etc & it get shot of all those bits.

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Lastly a tip. Before airbrushing, in the garage, I had a fine spray bottle & blasted the area in the garage 10 mins. before spraying with a fine water spray. Also stuffed up around the garage door with foam. The wind rocketed thro. the gaps.

Laurie
 
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I use a plastic sack cut open and just laid over the top. Once the masts are up I hang the plastic over a string like a tent.
 

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Hi Laurie

The garage is horrible the drive is a bit of a wind tunnel, so door open in comes the crap! I use a cheap small plastic green house, this ideal for storing boxs and food containers with the models in, zip on the front cover as well. I think in the next year or so we will be moving, so i will be looking for a room i can do everything in!

I always hoover the bench where i work but its a never ending battle, which i always lose lol, thanks for the advice!
 

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Hi Laurie

The garage is horrible the drive is a bit of a wind tunnel, so door open in comes the crap! I use a cheap small plastic green house, this ideal for storing boxs and food containers with the models in, zip on the front cover as well. I think in the next year or so we will be moving, so i will be looking for a room i can do everything in!

I always hoover the bench where i work but its a never ending battle, which i always lose lol, thanks for the advice!
Moving seems a good choice Bob. Moved near 8 years from the "garage" into a flat. Separate bedrooms, something about snoring though I have never heard it, & my dedroom is a dedicated model room. The bed slides away under a shelf. Never get a hair or dust on any paint work. Pretty much heaven :hungry:

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