capnharv2 Posted July 12, 2015 Share #1 Posted July 12, 2015 If this has been addressed on a previous thread, please point me the right way (I looked a little and didn't see anything) I've run into this situation several times before. I finish the hull, deck furniture and lower masts of a model. Now I want to start on the topmasts, but the model on the desk is at an inconvenient height. If I sit at the desk to work on the rigging, it's above eye level and my arms and back get tired (quickly). If I stand up to rig, I'm not steady enough on my feet and it's hard to rig (or avoid breaking anything). I could try making a set of platforms of different heights, but storage and stability are a concern. I could stack books, but that's even less stable. To work comfortably on the rigging, I basically need a desk 32" high, 20" high, 15" high and 10" high. Alternately, I need a chair that can boost me (from sitting position) 12", 17" and 22". Note that the numbers I'm using are approximate. But I hope you get the point. Frank Mastini, in his book "Ship Modeling Simplified" had a sketch of his "Mastini Booster" which was basically a seat that set across the arms of his chair. At first I thought it was a good idea, but only if you have a solid, stationary chair with strong arms. I don't. So, what I'm looking for are solutions that others have for this dilema. I'd like to see how you rig your models within the constraints I've outlined above. And if all I'm doing is whining, would somebody please pass me the cheese (no blue or gorganzola please). Thanks, Harvey Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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