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  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Joe's Backyard Paradise
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:10 AM

Thought I would build a garage for a place to take pictures of some of my finished builds. I started off with this Antique Garage Set and really don't know what I was expecting but the wood floor looks too new and the side walls were the same way. All laminated card stock. 4fvgdaq_th.gif I know better. Anyways , here's the garage kit:

 

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and then the shop tools:

 

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I'm going to revamp the flooring with some fancy tile floor:

 

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and go with some real walls instead of the paper wood grain walls. We'll see where the imagination goes from there.

 

 

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:22 AM

Looks interesting, a lot of options for dirtying that up.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:11 AM

Bish

Looks interesting, a lot of options for dirtying that up.

 

Whaddaya crazy?? lololol . This is going to be my dream shop for the back yard good buddy. Wink

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:53 AM

Leave it to you to come up with something completely different. 

Should be fun.

-Greg

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:48 PM

LOL! Thanks Greg! 

Technically this is cheating but I'm making a change or so to it. I picked this tool box up from Ebay:

 

 

However I did NOT like the molded in tools and I'm not a big fan of a "hutch" installed on the tops of these style of boxes. To begin with the kit supplied tool box I   1.) don't like that style of box and 2) it aint a Snap-On box and 3.) I cannot stand those molded in tools as it looks waaaay cheap. I like the "taco wagon" style boxes so this was the only one I saw that was a Snap-On box so I set out to make a change. I cut the hutch off and sanded the top of the box smooth so one couldn't tell there was ever a hutch there to begin with.

I'll be placing a laptop on the top of the box along with a bag and drink from a local burger joint to start with. I may put a tool or two on top as well. I might place either a mat or a stainless steel top on it too. I'll see what else I can come up with........

 

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:04 PM

Yeah, this should be a cool build. Yes

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:14 PM

Thanks Bakster!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 04, 2017 7:49 AM

Very cool Mustang! 

I have to agree, molded on parts like those tools always look pretty awful. I've tried adding a heavy wash to make them stand out but I like your idea better. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, August 07, 2017 6:43 AM

What an outstanding project Joe. This will be an immense amount of fun to watch you put together. Knowing you, it's going be loaded with fun siruprises and details. Yup, I'm on board for this.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, August 07, 2017 8:31 AM

Not a full time car builder but I do enjoy a garage dio, so much detsil that can be added. I too will be checking the WIPs.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 07, 2017 10:22 AM

Good choice removing the top piece, can't even tell it was there. That will make a nice addition.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 07, 2017 10:41 AM

Thank you all for the comments Joe, armornut, Martin and Gamera.

I got the black top cut, painted and applied to the top of the tool box. I also got my laptop painted and applied BMF in the areas where the "intel inside" and "Dell" stickers were below the keyboard. I took a picture of a screensaver on my "real" laptop that has my favorite photo of my wife and son at the beach here in Corpus , sized it down to 2% and printed it on photo paper then cut it out and adhered it to the laptop monitor then glued that to the top of the tool box. I also cut out, folded and glued the paper bag for the burgers and fries together and glued that to the top of the box. Burgers, fries and some tools coming soon........

 




 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:57 AM
I got through with the tool box with the addition of the burger, fries, shake and other goodies. Had to play around with the color for a while on the buns, meat patty and fries till I got what shade I liked. I applied a subtle wash from Mig Productions on the fries to help bring the detail out some and to give them a true "fries" look. So far I'm good with this:



 

 

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:37 AM

Now that is looking the buisness Joe.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:17 AM

I love how that came out Mustang! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:41 PM

Your evil, PURE EVIL LOL LOL, now I'm hungry AND want a Snap On tool box LOL. That looks awesome so far. ONLY KIDDING about the evil stuff, my sense of humor is returning so, can't wait to see the next update. I agree BTW with taking the top off, the tools looked "moulded" into instead if hanging in the box.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:52 PM

Thanks Bish, Gamera and armor nut. I've been having a pretty good time with this one. I've put this build off for what seems like forever and I'm glad it's under way so I can have something besides a white background to photograph all my finished builds now.

 

That does exclude aircraft builds you know. Wink

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:55 PM

Wow! That really looks fantastic and real. I can't wait for you to get the entire garage done. This is going to be boss.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 11, 2017 5:36 PM

Hey !

 Don't forget the coffee cup rings and the oil and grease spots as well .

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 11, 2017 5:38 PM

Yike !

Youse is good ! Kin I hab dat boiger ?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:28 PM

Oh man that's nice!  Don't forget the grease stains on that bag. You know it's going to be a good burger if you can see through the bag!  BTW... a nice 69 Plymouth GTX would look really nice in that garage!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1

On deck: Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. L

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:57 PM

That is too funny, Mustang. Nice job!

 

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