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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #525 on: March 31, 2018, 03:32:44 AM »
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #526 on: April 01, 2018, 10:43:50 AM »
Gingie, thanks for the photos.  Now you got me thinking.  The local bix box home improvement store is renovating and they have some damaged and offcut MDF going for peanuts.  Of course this comes after rebuilding the model display room.  Anyway, I'll be taking a break from that shortly as gardening season is starting.


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #527 on: July 21, 2018, 10:49:21 PM »
more incremental progress...

The counter top surface is on, pretty pleased with this as a low-budget alternative to formica. I still need to add the maple bullnose edge.

I wanted to install a large magetic board at the build station. This is handy for hanging sprues, instruction sheets, evergreen packages, inspirational photos, etc.

Since I already had a number of Ikea metal boards, I just had to suss out how to mount them. Mounting them individually was a non-starter, as it would mean loads of drywall anchors and it would be nearly impossible for me to drill 20 holes exactly right so the boards were all tight & even.

So I made an adapter plate of sorts. Some strips of plywood and a forstner bit meant a recessed nut/bolt/washer could be used to attach the metal to the wood. There was just enough play in the holes to account for the slight discrepancies between the holes on the ikea panels. Once they were ganged together I made a cleat and secured that into the wall studs. The boards then hang off the cleat & are secure.



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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #528 on: July 22, 2018, 12:20:09 AM »
Nice job. Looks good

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #529 on: July 22, 2018, 01:00:15 AM »
I especially like that this is posted under Land. Most appropriate.  :D

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #530 on: July 22, 2018, 03:45:30 AM »
Nice! That looks very slick  :smiley:
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #531 on: July 22, 2018, 05:10:14 PM »
Jealousy is a curse but I has it! :icon_crap: ::)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #532 on: July 25, 2018, 07:48:00 AM »
Today, I was given special access to this top secret workshop and I can report with 100% certainly it going to be awesome when completed and that there was no photo-shopping of images.

And Lucky the guard dog allowed me to pass.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #533 on: August 20, 2018, 02:27:38 AM »
Lucky the guard dog....his secret weapon is saliva to face.

A bit more progress. I was procrastinating on this as it was a bit of a new area. I ripped some maple for the edge of the counter, but wanted to round over the edges. The only thing that would get me a consistent edge would be a 1/4" bit in the router. Which meant I had to find the thing (it had not been used in 20+ year) and then build a router table for it, as I wanted to round over the top & bottom edges prior to install.

Plan is to stain the maple the same colour as the floor. I got a black-ish stain (Jacobean) to try out and it didn't look so hot.




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More LED desk lamps. These can switch between 4 colour temps and 5 brightness levels. The long row of LED helps cut down on shadows over the work surface.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #534 on: August 20, 2018, 02:59:23 AM »
You've got some serious skills!

The minimal weathering is superb and I especially like that drawing. It's details like this that really bring a diorama alive for me.

Is it 1/35 scale and when will the inevitable piece of armor make an appearance?
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Seriously though that looks like every modeler's dream workspace.

Beats my upturned box on a stool by light-years!

You make Bob Villa look like a piker, sir.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #535 on: August 20, 2018, 09:03:32 AM »
What Brian said; that's serious good work there.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #536 on: August 20, 2018, 10:25:50 AM »
Certainly a work area to aspire to

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #537 on: August 20, 2018, 06:11:06 PM »
Jealousy does not appear to be waning! :icon_crap: ::)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #538 on: August 20, 2018, 11:21:00 PM »
This is horrible! Really, I can't let you work in such awful conditions! And, to show you what a nice guy I am, I'll just take all that rubbish stuff off your hands. Free! Gratis.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #539 on: August 20, 2018, 11:53:42 PM »
ahha, cheers fellas.

I don't think I have completed more than 1-2 models since starting this 1-year reno almost 4 years ago!

Part of me doesn't want to clutter up the work surfaces with kit bits now :-/