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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #510 on: January 23, 2018, 07:44:41 AM »
Wait ... that's just two shots of the same firearms closet. Are you sure that you can adequately secure the perimeter?
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #511 on: January 24, 2018, 06:46:51 AM »
Why have one zombie apocalypse gun when you can have two at twice the price!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #512 on: January 24, 2018, 10:16:04 AM »
Why have one zombie apocalypse gun when you can have two at twice the price!
Need more shotguns :)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #513 on: January 24, 2018, 10:45:05 AM »
Nah! Silent or silenced weapons are better, zombies are attracted to sounds, especially loud ones - just ask Max Brookes! ;)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #514 on: January 28, 2018, 04:03:31 AM »
Nah! Silent or silenced weapons are better, zombies are attracted to sounds, especially loud ones - just ask Max Brookes! ;)


I totally subscribe to that Zombie canon! Bolt action .22 with subsonic ammo..thhwwwpt


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #515 on: March 25, 2018, 10:26:22 PM »
Modelling room nearly there. I still have yet to settle on a counter top surface. Once that's in, I can peel the blue wrap off the cabinets, attach the door handles, add the kick plates, and begin wiring the under cabinet LED. The grey panels are magnetic boards - I use them to hold instructions sheets and sprues to keep the work area clear.



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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #516 on: March 26, 2018, 09:56:33 PM »
Wow!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #517 on: March 27, 2018, 12:53:53 AM »
Umm, can I rent space from you Graeme?  :D
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #518 on: March 28, 2018, 05:07:17 AM »
Bugger renting....I'm interested in contracting him to build my new workshop!
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #519 on: March 28, 2018, 05:39:23 AM »
@Graeme

I hope your arms are long enough to reach all the way to the back under the drawer units that you have installed. 

You know that is where the dropped parts will eventually land, all the way to the back :)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #520 on: March 28, 2018, 10:43:42 AM »
My own 2c.  1.  Throw caution and money to the wind, and go to some countertop store, explain your needs.  Were I to do it again I would want the surface to be solvent resistant, and a surface you can scrape the paint and glue off now and then.  The second idea is use some relatively smooth and solid surface like MDF, that you can take off and trash when they become too beat up.

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« Reply #521 on: March 30, 2018, 10:37:46 PM »
@Graeme

I hope your arms are long enough to reach all the way to the back under the drawer units that you have installed. 

You know that is where the dropped parts will eventually land, all the way to the back :)

Ooohhh, you know that is actually a really good point. I believe the kick plates I am installing snap on & off, but it might be an idea to leave off an entire panel (the one facing away from the main viewing angle), just to access stuff that falls behind the drawer. Cheers for that!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #522 on: March 30, 2018, 10:38:44 PM »
Umm, can I rent space from you Graeme?  :D

There's room for three!  :D

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #523 on: March 30, 2018, 10:48:45 PM »
My own 2c.  1.  Throw caution and money to the wind, and go to some countertop store, explain your needs.  Were I to do it again I would want the surface to be solvent resistant, and a surface you can scrape the paint and glue off now and then.  The second idea is use some relatively smooth and solid surface like MDF, that you can take off and trash when they become too beat up.

Kim, indeed, I am considering now contracting this portion out. Even the cheapest formica option is $1500 installed. That's nearly 8% of the entire basement budget.

edit: I will have a 'sacrificial' work surface over top of the counter. Its MDF wrapped in vinyl, I'll see if I can find a photo.

MDF is not really an option in this case...and it goes back to the initial design phase. You see, a lot of my floor plans had the modelling area walled off, with access via 34" door. This had some great advantages: I could finish the room with cheaper materials, I wouldn't have to keep tidy (just close & lock the door), and I could make it more of a work area, ie, use MDF for a counter. Also, having a 4th wall in the room would give me another wall to butt a work surface up against.

The disadvantage was that it made the basement seem cramped. It's roughly 25' along the back wall, and splitting it into 2 x 12' rooms just made the whole area look tight. I decided that leaving it open, despite the advantage of a separate closed off room, would also make it more social. So when I go down to work on models, my kids will be close by in the TV / games area. And when the guys come over for a build night, we can have the war movies on in teh background. TBH, I'm still not sure if this was the right call, it was a design decision that took months to make, ahah!

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« Reply #524 on: March 30, 2018, 10:56:12 PM »
Kim - this is what I build for my last model room to protect the counter. Its board of MDF wrapped in green vinyl. Underneath is a cut-up yoga mat to protect the counter and provide some grip. Cutting mats go on top for building.

In this case, the counter was made from interlocking floor tiles of engineered wood. I finished the edge with metal tile trim channel...very uncomfortable to lean my wrists against that sharp edge.

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