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Finally after 3 months I'm ready for action


Andy J
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So in the middle of July I decided to down tools and build myself a new modelling room. This turned out to be a good idea i think as my old space had become simply too small and cramped for me to build effectively. With only one existing wall I set about the task of creating the new room and I have to say I've enjoyed every minute of the project although not building any kits for 3 months has been torture. Currently the room lacks character but that will change I'm sure over time and although I'm now in a position to build again i still have more organising and fettling to do in the future. The only negative event during the build was that the new spray booth i ordered from Benchvent arrived damaged and had to be returned so for the time being I'll have to use the old Sparmax booth until the replacement arrives. Here's a few pic's of the new room as of today but I'm still awaiting delivery of some paint racks and various pieces of wall art to hopefully bring it all together.Β 

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So there we go hopefully I can start a wip on here sometime next week and actually use this room for what it was designed for. Thanks for looking back soon πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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4 minutes ago, Marco F. said:

Wow!!!! That's looking great Andy!!!

Enjoy your new modelling room.Β 

Can't await your next WIPΒ 

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Thanks Marco I have to admit I'm quite excited to start building again and the bonus now is i can work through the winter in comfort. All I have to do is flick the heater on and the room will soon be toasty πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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4 minutes ago, Stef N. said:

That looks fantastic Andy. Clean, tidy and I would especially love a floor like that. And a chair on wheels. And plug sockets in a sensible place.πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Thanks Stef compared to my old work space I have to admit this is a vast improvement. The main problem i had before was warmth and space both of which I should have in abundance from now on πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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That is a superb looking cave Andy - I can see a new career for you in home improvements....!!Β 

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Don't forget some cutting mats to protect those lovely worktops! Can't wait to see the first build emerging from your new space!Β 

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4 minutes ago, Stef N. said:

And plug sockets in a sensible place.

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Oh wouldn't that be nice - I've got one single socket about 3 inches off the floor and the other end of the room from my workbench...!! :(

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Great job Andy! :thumbsup:

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4 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

That is a superb looking cave Andy - I can see a new career for you in home improvements....!!Β 

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Don't forget some cutting mats to protect those lovely worktops! Can't wait to see the first build emerging from your new space!Β 

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Oh wouldn't that be nice - I've got one single socket about 3 inches off the floor and the other end of the room from my workbench...!! :(

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Great job Andy! :thumbsup:

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Keith

Thanks Keith you must be a mind reader as I'm currently awaiting the arrival of my new cutting mat's from amazon πŸ˜€ πŸ‘Β 

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That as my old Gran would say is a "bobby dazzler", not envious in the least....:tasty:

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And a nice Mustang on display too!

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All the best young fella and happy modelling!

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14 minutes ago, Jasper dog said:

That as my old Gran would say is a "bobby dazzler", not envious in the least....:tasty:

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And a nice Mustang on display too!

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All the best young fella and happy modelling!

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Thanks Darryl I appreciate your comment mate πŸ‘. The Mustang was built many moons ago but although it's a little worn out and dusty it remains one of my favourite builds πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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Not. Jealous. At. All...πŸ˜‹

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Really nice room Andy. Lovely setup. Plenty of room for expansion too. That empty wall is crying out for a display cabinet. Just a small one mind you. Enough space for a 100 models or so should do nicely! 🀣🀣🀣

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13 minutes ago, Fnick said:

Not. Jealous. At. All...πŸ˜‹

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Really nice room Andy. Lovely setup. Plenty of room for expansion too. That empty wall is crying out for a display cabinet. Just a small one mind you. Enough space for a 100 models should do nicely! 🀣🀣🀣

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You know me too well Nick πŸ˜‚πŸ‘. I have plans to display my finished builds mate but first I need my canvas centrepiece πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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2 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

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For a year or two.... :whistle: 🀣

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Oh so I'm going to slow down then πŸ˜‚πŸ‘

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Looks a very nice modelling cave, a good project to have completed and looks as though you have all you need.

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But.....

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I don't believe it's yours, it's obviously just some pictures taken from a magazine or something. How can I be sure? Well, there's only 3 models in there ;)

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38 minutes ago, Spiny said:

Looks a very nice modelling cave, a good project to have completed and looks as though you have all you need.

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I don't believe it's yours, it's obviously just some pictures taken from a magazine or something. How can I be sure? Well, there's only 3 models in there ;)

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘,there's a load more finished models in there inside the cupboards for now however over the next few weeks they will appear in there final positions i just haven't got round to it yet. Now I need to find another magazine which shows more than 3 models πŸ€” πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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39 minutes ago, Stef N. said:

Have you decided which will be the first kit to Christen your room?

That's a great question Stef and originally I had my mind set on a Lancia Delta. However since then I've considered all sorts of cars including a Lamborghini Aventador, a Countach,Rothmans Ford Escort, a load of different Ferraris another Lancia 037,Lancia Stratos etc etc. So the short answer is.....well....I don't have a clue atm mate...but I plan to start a wip on Thursday so I guess I need to get my finger out πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

Just not that ship please.....!! 🀣

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That ship ......that ship !!!! Avast ya landlubber proper nautical terms only please when referring to my future fine seafaring vessel πŸ™‚. The build you're referring to which is known as Project Bigboatthingywithgunsstickingout will hopefully turn up on the bench in the new year when she's due a refit till then she sits in port awaiting my arrival πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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17 hours ago, Andy J said:

Thanks Marco I have to admit I'm quite excited to start building again and the bonus now is i can work through the winter in comfort. All I have to do is flick the heater on and the room will soon be toasty πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

You can actually afford to have the heating on. WOW

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6 minutes ago, mbdesignart said:

You can actually afford to have the heating on. WOW

Yes indeed I can thanks to careful forward planning πŸ˜‰. The room is 3M x 3M and super insulated with underfloor heating. The heater is suitable for rooms up to 9Mx9M so if my calculations are correct I will only need the heater on for a couple of minutes per session . Gets rather chilly around here in the winter so better to be safe than an ice cube πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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6 hours ago, Kitkent said:

Underfloor heating,that's luxury! As they used to say in Monty Python.........Chris.

So Chris are you suggesting I name the new cave "Fawlty Tower's" πŸ€”

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