After a decade or so of taking display pictures of finished models on my atrocious workbench, I finally decided to go for a light box. A few options on eBay for around $20 or so, but I don't want to pay that much and I want to have it yesterday. I know there are a bunch of examples of light boxes/light cubes/photo boxes/whatever the hell you want to call them, but I figured I'd share a blog post I found with idiot-proof directions and commentary...seriously I turned my TV on and my mind off while building the box, and it came out just dandy. Of note, this isn't a collapsable box as instructed, but I'm sure you could figure out how to make it so if you really needed the space.
Here's the blog.
An example of my pictures before the box:
And with the box:
Here's the box itself, along with my janky light set-up (two desk lights on the sides, one reading lamp/floor lamp combo for the top, angled into position with help from my chair:
Hopefully this will help someone like me...someone who uses their brain all day and doesn't want to use it anymore when they come home