On My Work Bench Becomes On My Work Station

Do you ever look at a model making item or accessory in a shop and think ‘I wouldn’t pay for that myself, but if someone bought it for me as a gift, I’d be pleased to have it’? Well that is what the plastic tray of a Humbrol Work Station is for me and probably many other people too.

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Before I was given the Humbrol Work Station as a Christmas present, I just did all my model making on an A5 cutting mat on the kitchen table(!), but now I can separate and store model making items such as brushes, paint and weathering pots from the work surface area.

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When I opened the Work Station for the first time, it looked absolutely ideal for tidying up my model making which is great. I soon found however, that the tray appears to have been designed for Humbrol products only. I personally don’t know anyone who only uses only one brand of model making accessories, I think this is a missed opportunity. The Work Station is however brilliant at one thing, quickly clearing the area for other uses, in my case, clearing the kitchen table to prepare for meal times!

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Does this plastic tray pass the Tamiya test? No, it fails. I much prefer Tamiya acrylic paint compared to Humbrol, so the Tamiya pots have to be stored to the side for now.

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