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Re: I tend to....
Posted by Robert Apfelzweig on May 18, 2020, 9:48:03, in reply to "Re: I tend to....
I can identify with your back pain and eye strain. I prefer mid-morning and afternoon work, with natural light, at an old wood desk (which my father built over 50 years ago) in my bedroom. I need to stand and stretch more frequently now, and rarely spend more than a single hour doing constant model building. I had to practice a series of exercises to relieve back pain from too much bending forward, and so some of my building is done on a small platform attached to my wall next to the desk so that I can assemble while standing. To make the work go more pleasantly, I play classical music while building -- but from composers native to the country whose ship I am modeling. Right now I'm building Combrig's Imperial Russian protected cruiser Pallada, so the CD player has been playing Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin (I collect classical music as well as model warships).
whenever my back and eyes permit, back controls "mojo" eyes have a limit of concentration every day so reading, modelling, real life, all have their share of the time!
build in the mid-morning, when the light is coming thru windows naturally.
I have been working on wife's dinner table, but I ALWAYS clean up before early dinner time ~1530, because the sunlight is away from the window. After I eat, I plan out what to do next, look @ references, decide what to paint, attach sections of PE.
But Now....I moved back to my work space, my "Man-cave" where there is a computer near-by, some sunlight comes in, and a TV!!
I work everyday (more/less), then play games on computer, or see a movie.
When do you work on building a model, in the daytime or nighttime? On weekdays or weekends?
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