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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Model Shelf project
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:17 PM

Finally got around to doing my model shelf so I could get my finished models out of boxes and off my workbench.  My wife likes rustic stuff so I started poking around at black pipe shelf kits.  They want so much money for those kits its insane.  I poked around and found the flanges and pipes for very reasonable prices at supplyhouse.com.  I stopped by Lowes and picked up 3 10 foot boards and my wife stained/painted to make them look like old barn wood.  Anyhow, way cheeper and I'm happy and my models are safe :)  I will say... 30 linear feet of shelving gets eaten up pretty fast!

All the flanges and pipes installed

My wife staining and painting the shelves

Final product

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:48 PM

The distressed wood and black pipes look great together.  Very nice!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:52 PM

You make a great pair. That tank looks great and so do those shelves. I wouldn't even try to work that kind of magic on shelves. My shelves are either glass (in a curio cabinet) or plain unstained 1 x 12 pine.

Jim  Captain 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, April 16, 2018 11:51 AM

Really looks great! I like you and your wife's creativity!

 Bruce

 

 

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    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:49 PM

Looks great. Just hope you don't own any cats. Cats like to go up in high places like shelvings.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 16, 2018 10:46 PM

Thanks for the kind words.  And yes... we have 1 cat who is fond of my hobby, but so far has only stolen parts but not broken anything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aavoTnK-t9g

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:42 AM
Kev that is quite the set-up. I like the idea with the pipe.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:11 AM

I've been putting off doing something like that.  I have absolutely no display space left.  I bought and erected two bookcases, and am using an old 3-bay entertainment center.

I have added plastic doors to the bookcases, and will need to do the same to the new shelves I intend to build.  They will cover one wall, floor to ceiling.  Airplanes and cars can be easily cleaned, but the ships are very hard to clean, so I need a way to keep dust off of them from the beginning.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:43 AM

Aw , C,mon John ! 

 You know that big of a Yellow Mustang model won't fit on those shelves . LOL.LOL.LOL.

 I do like your approach to that problem . Well Done ! T.B.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:46 PM

Ha! I'd love to bring that beast in the house :).  I did just order the 2013 Boss 302.  I'll have some minor challenges converting to a Laguna Seca (particularly with the decals), but should be fun.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:04 PM

keavdog

Thanks for the kind words.  And yes... we have 1 cat who is fond of my hobby, but so far has only stolen parts but not broken anything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aavoTnK-t9g

 

 

Not broken yet? Give it time..... LOL!!!

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