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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #450 on: August 14, 2015, 11:41:18 AM »
Much too clean! More time building and less time sweeping! 8)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #451 on: August 14, 2015, 06:00:32 PM »
Interesting to see steel beams supporting the floor above

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #452 on: August 14, 2015, 06:42:32 PM »
Secret access point to known only to you Graeme to sneak in more kits?
False walls to hide the extra stash ?
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #453 on: August 14, 2015, 08:16:11 PM »
Secret access point to known only to you Graeme to sneak in more kits?
False walls to hide the extra stash ?

Both of these are "Must-haves" if I were doing a remodel. 

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #454 on: August 14, 2015, 09:12:46 PM »
Funny, the first thing my 8 year old daughter asks me: "Will there be secret passage ways like on Scooby-Do?!"

At this point, the stash is so big, actually hiding it is futile. I do have a large array of 110 lire totes, which I claim "oh, there's only a couple kits in there" and I show my wife the totes with the 2 x 1/25 Centurions, or the 72nd 707 and DC 4. She doesn't get to see the tote with single-engine 72nd props...


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #455 on: August 15, 2015, 03:39:16 AM »
I do have a large array of 110 lire totes, which I claim "oh, there's only a couple kits in there"

You too? ;)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #456 on: August 15, 2015, 04:46:05 AM »
I do have a large array of 110 lire totes, which I claim "oh, there's only a couple kits in there"

You too? ;)

I standardized on the 49L units for kits. Along with some smaller 25L units for smaller upgrades, conversion kits and decals.
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #457 on: August 15, 2015, 07:23:52 AM »
If your daughter wants false walls and hidden doors, you better build them now before she rats you out.😄
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #458 on: August 15, 2015, 09:00:17 AM »
As I am moving I've had to pack the stash into 100 litre totes.  I have 11, not including some cardboard boxes which contain other kits.  I will take some photos and show you it, once I start unpacking....

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #459 on: August 15, 2015, 10:53:51 AM »
Well, it's not a model, but there is assembly required...


Offline kerick

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #460 on: August 15, 2015, 11:05:08 AM »
Looks like you bought a table saw. Nice.
This way you can cut your own lumber for display bases!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #461 on: August 16, 2015, 02:13:08 AM »
Friendly forces are massing in the Assembly Area...


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #462 on: August 16, 2015, 02:47:59 AM »
My last basement was in Edmonton, it was a very steep learning curve! This one will be more straightforward, but its been 8-9 years since I did one, I've forgotten a lot, and my body is definitely feeling the work now that I'm older. Here's some pics of how that last project turned out:

Model Room / PC room (I ran 4 x large PC cooling fans in the bottom corner cabinet to keep temperature and noise down). Som Ikea cabinets and metal magnetic boards were used too:





Home Theatre area:


The "before" photos:




Model Room layout:


Tiered-Ceiling in progress...no *way* I am doing that again!!!


Getting there:


Model Room progress:




I ran speaker wire in the walls for 7.1 surround sound:


How I learned to hate MDF and painting white. I made 2 of these, a classic example of mission creep: They were supposed to be a simple shelf to hold the mid left & med right speakers, but morphed into what you see below:


Unfortunately, this project had a bit of a sad ending. Only 2 weeks after it was finally complete (4 years on & off), I received a posting message from the Army!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #463 on: August 16, 2015, 03:10:40 AM »
Graeme: You do know that the Forces monitors all credit based financial transactions between military personnel and home renovation, hardware, DIY, Ikea etc like entities. After your purchases with said entities drops off more or less to zero for 2+ weeks, that triggers a posting alert at HQ and guess what?  :-X

I recommend cash only at this time. Dead drops or the black market.  :o

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #464 on: August 16, 2015, 05:49:35 AM »
It does seem that way!

I've let the chain of command know I really, really, do not want to be posted. Problem is I have no "plan B" if they do decide to relocate me :o

Offline kerick

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #465 on: August 16, 2015, 10:27:51 AM »
You do excellent work!
You will get posted when someone at the new house wants it remodeled.
BTW there is a couple little things around my house...........

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #466 on: August 16, 2015, 06:31:42 PM »
I was looking at the photos and envying you until I read the last line.  I have an idea how you are feeling though, we still have unpacked boxes from our last move from a five bedroom two very large living areas and shed, to a four bedroom one medium living area place and it wasn't even my transfer but my wifes.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #467 on: August 18, 2015, 03:46:39 AM »
Well, the main reason behind this project is we also downsized houses...and added 2 kids! I was getting tired of tripping over toys, and cleaning up after them was like shovelling the driveway during a snowstorm. Daddy needed a place he could call his own (though T'm not confident how long that will last, ahah!)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #468 on: August 19, 2015, 02:19:57 AM »
Every man needs one...

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #469 on: August 19, 2015, 11:06:16 AM »
great work on the build area. some nice clean lines there.
But that ceiling work is exceptional, great DIY finis

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #470 on: September 01, 2015, 07:47:40 AM »
well.. the ceiling in the main room used 5 gallons of mud alone! I would recommend using steel studs if anyone wants to try that. The wood studs warped and so tons of plaster was needed to create a level edge.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #471 on: January 30, 2017, 04:02:41 AM »
so, this has taken a lot longer than planned. Changing  jobs and other real life stuff abounds, but I'm finally ready for sheetrock. I'm subbing this out to the pros. Once its primed, the rest (doors, trim, fixtures, floor, window frames, cabinets, stairs) is up to me.



I may be ready to build in summer. Here's a scratch built TUA turret from a few years ago to keep it model related.



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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #472 on: January 30, 2017, 07:00:02 AM »
Cool TUA turret. Something like that would look really nice on the new Fv432 that's coming out.
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #473 on: January 30, 2017, 11:51:18 AM »
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #474 on: February 08, 2017, 05:35:38 AM »
so, this has taken a lot longer than planned. Changing  jobs and other real life stuff abounds, but I'm finally ready for sheetrock. I'm subbing this out to the pros. Once its primed, the rest (doors, trim, fixtures, floor, window frames, cabinets, stairs) is up to me.
I'm in much the same place. But I'm doing the main floor as well with a totally new kitchen. Took out a load bearing wall, steel beams, the whole 9 yards.

Basement is insulated and studded, sheet rock after the main floor done then, and only then do I get my shop back.  :-\

Still, new shop and models back underway by the end of the summer, with some luck.

Paul