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  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
New Man Cave Taking Shape Finally!
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:50 AM

After 8 months in our new home here in Arizona, and multiple delays for various reasons, my hobby display room now has its first set of shelves. Through a new friend here, we were introduced to a friend of theirs who is starting up his own contractor/handyman business after years of working for someone else. He made these maple shelves as stage one of a two stage project for my man cave.

 

Each section is 4 feet wide, so this wall has a total of 12 feet of display shelving.

 

 

 

 

Now to start getting my builds out of storage and onto these shelves...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:58 PM

96 feet of shelf. Good looking unit!

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 2:19 PM

Looks really good Stik, no glass doors ? Gotta get doors too much dust on the models.

I like your floor too.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:31 PM

Right on!  Those look great.  Fill em up!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:38 PM

looks great now buy more models..

 

Nick.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:04 PM

Bill, 96 feet indeed! A LOT of shelf space. This guy does some seriously good work. 

 

Tony, nope, no glass. A bit out of my price range on what I could afford for now. So it will be the usual periodic dusting of these.

 

John, I’m working on filling them up now...

 

Nick, no need to buy more kits. I have a more than adequate stash. Now I just need to build them!

 

 

All of my armor builds have been placed on their new home! Aircraft start tomorow.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:50 AM

Looking forward to the wingy things.

 

The guy who built this definitely loves what he does. This is awesome

 

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:03 AM

Stik

Very impressive.  How does someone move all those very delicate models?  Please forgive me if you addressed that in a previous post.  How do you decide what location the models go on the shelf?  The best ones at eye level and not so favorite ones on the bottom?

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:06 AM

Well that is super cool. I hope to start the same thing next year when we move. Your room is very nice and super cool. But, you will need way more space. Right?

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:25 AM

TJ, Wingy Thingies on the way today. Not sure that I’ll be able to get them all on there in the remaining space.

Brandon, yes, I’m gonna need more shelves. There are still lots more unbuilt kits to get done and displayed.

wpwar11

Stik

Very impressive.  How does someone move all those very delicate models?  Please forgive me if you addressed that in a previous post.  How do you decide what location the models go on the shelf?  The best ones at eye level and not so favorite ones on the bottom?

 

Thanks WP. I packed them all up starting in summer 2019. The armor builds were easy, just using foam padding in between and sheeting underneath in large low Tupperware bins, and very careful handling of the bins once packed. For the aircraft builds, I used Tojo’s method of polyfil fiber toy and pillow stuffing to suspend the builds within the Tupperware containers. 

These are the built kits in their containers plus a few larger kits from the stash in the same area of the room before the shelf unit.

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:38 PM

Looks like a real labor of love.  Moving is such a pain in the a** I can't imagine the care taken to move the aircraft.  Enjoy the new home.  

Paul

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:11 PM

Thanks Paul. Moving is a major PITA. This is my last one, our forever home. I’m leaving this place in a body bag on a gurney. 

Thankfully, aside from a few small things that look to have vibrated loose during the drive here, the aircraft unpacked so far have been remarkably intact. Cleaning off the last few stuffing fibers is more tedious!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:34 PM

That's an awesome display cabinet, Stik. Yes

Actually, the whole room looks pretty awesome to me. Wish you lots of good times in there my friend.

-Greg

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:40 PM
Glad that worked out for you,only thing I had so much stuffing left over after unpacking.I know someone could have used it but after the moving twice in two years, I just wanted it all gone asap

fox
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Posted by fox on Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:39 PM

Wow! Very nice cabinet. It's contents are great too. Good luck with the rest of the plan for the room. 

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:56 PM

Thanks guys! 

 

Greg, I’m sure in time, plenty of good times will be had in there.

Tony, I had two big garbage bags overflowing with stuffing. Fortunately my neighbor sews stuff and she was overjoyed to take the stuff off of my hands.

Jim, I can’t believe that nearly all of my builds fit on this set up. I am so looking forward to getting the room completed.

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:34 PM
Really nice looking shelves. You have a problem though. You're full already

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:38 PM

That's some serious display real estate right there!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by Chemteacher on Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:43 PM
Awesome room. The cabinet is a fine piece of work. Looking forward to seeing it stocked. Congrats.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Revell 1/25th Kenworth

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Posted by Real G on Friday, November 13, 2020 11:07 AM

That new Man Cave and display case are sweet Stik!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Keyserj on Friday, November 13, 2020 3:05 PM

Your display cabinet is a fine piece of work. I think you might need a second one soon.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/35 Tamiya m113

                     

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, November 13, 2020 3:46 PM

TJ, I know, these did fill up too quick. But they are holding quite a bit!

 

Chad, that is serious amount of display real estate indeed! Worth every cent that I payed for this!

 

CT, I truly respect the craftsmanship and skill that the guy put into this. He does fantastic work. Anybody in the Phoenix AZ area who needs something like this, I highly recommend him.

 

RG, it’s getting there. The next phase will really make the room killer.

 

Keyser, the second one is already in the planning stage. Once it’s done I can build and display some larger models again!

 

Thanks for all the kind words guys! Sometime after the new year, the next phase will start and I’ll get more photos up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Friday, November 13, 2020 4:18 PM

  I’m happy with my hobby area, but I willl admit to the vicarious enjoyment I experience when forum members update or rebuild their man caves.   Your space looks great, and I’m sure it’s only going to get better. The shelves are beautiful. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 15, 2021 4:15 PM

And now, it’s just about all done... (he forgot to bring the parts for the toe kicks under the cabinets. They are sitting in his garage cut, stained, and varnished, just needing to be installed)

 

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 15, 2021 5:45 PM

Looks great!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Monday, February 15, 2021 6:02 PM

That's a very cool room, Stik. YesYes

Hard not to love that propellor ceiling fan.

-Greg

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, February 15, 2021 6:59 PM

Wow!

Now thats a man cave!

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, February 15, 2021 7:10 PM

Like I said elsewhere,you are getting into Fermis territory

Looks great

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Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, February 15, 2021 8:10 PM

What a great room!  I'm with Greg.  The ceiling fan is way cool.

Is that Johnnie Walker on the wet bar?

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, February 15, 2021 8:42 PM

wpwar11

What a great room!  I'm with Greg.  The ceiling fan is way cool.

Is that Johnnie Walker on the wet bar?

 

Great place to hide.

I'm thinking more in the line of Jim Beam.

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