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Looking good Carl, are you painting it out before reinstalling? One idea, if you put ceiling board to the beams, you could have adjustable LED spots recessed in it. Another trick we use in interiors is a wall / ceiling edge cove light. Could light this with a string of LED’s again…just a thought……

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Thanks Phil & Harv! I'm going to leave it as is. The rest of the basement isn't finished either. In fact, only two walls have drywall on them. The worklights are quite a bit brighter than what I had before so pot lights would be over kill. 

I will probably paint the floor where the new concrete was poured though. 

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I was wondering about the floor situation, to have it uneven will create risk of loosing tiny bits in nooks and crannies. Few bags of levelling compound would clean it up nicely. I wish I lived closer to help.  

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21 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

I was wondering about the floor situation, to have it uneven will create risk of loosing tiny bits in nooks and crannies. Few bags of levelling compound would clean it up nicely. I wish I lived closer to help.  

Martin, I've got a bag of ready mix for that very reason. Just wanted to start getting things out of the way first as we also have to move our oldest into his own room. Some of it will go into the space I recently vacated. 

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Got the bench cut and fitted today. 

Went easier than I hoped. I was half worried I'd get the angles wrong and it would be either too big or small. 

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I used a strip of 2x3' mounted to the wall as a support. They're anchored to the 2x4s behind the drywall

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On 6/4/2021 at 9:59 PM, BlrwestSiR said:

Thanks Peter! The best part is the space was all previously boarded up so it's a bonus and lets us organize the rest of the basement better. 

I went ahead and worked on getting some of the drywall up tonight. 

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There's just one piece left but it'll be the most challenging as I have to measure and cut out the spot for the switch and outlet. 

With the corner done, I hung the lights up as well.

At this point, I put the bench back together. It just fit in the space. I've got a 1/2" on either side. :thumbsup2:

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With my Arttystation back in place. 

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The rack of paints on the right side are the ones my boys use so those will now be on the bench instead of on the floor beside it. 

It's finally coming together.

Carl

Nice layout whatever you do not go cheap on lighting LED was not around when I did mine but they are going to be fitted in the workshop and the office/hobby room.:unworthy:

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The painting and weathering is mostly finished and will be sealed with a matte coat after adding the engine. After gloss coating the decals, I brush chipped with different grey/blue tones and some more with interior green as primer color. 
Then it was time for oil colors heavy diluted with thinner, first in blue and then in a color similar to interior green, which were spreaded and partly removed with a saw brush and some thinner. For effect, I used different brushes with the oil thinner mix and dabbed carefully to break the uniform appearance of the panels.

Cheers Rob

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42 minutes ago, DocRob said:

The painting and weathering is mostly finished and will be sealed with a matte coat after adding the engine. After gloss coating the decals, I brush chipped with different grey/blue tones and some more with interior green as primer color. 
Then it was time for oil colors heavy diluted with thinner, first in blue and then in a color similar to interior green, which were spreaded and partly removed with a saw brush and some thinner. For effect, I used different brushes with the oil thinner mix and dabbed carefully to break the uniform appearance of the panels.

Cheers Rob

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Rob,

   The oils have added some great variation to the skin of the machine.  Well done!

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I can see the finish line now with the Hellcat. I installed the Brassin engine and exhausts, which was a bit fiddly and needed some grinding on the engine mount, not so cool after painting.

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Finally the H-cat received a coat of matte varnish, after I finished some detail painting and repairs. On the pics, I found some other spots for rework.

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Cheers Rob

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22 hours ago, DocRob said:

I can see the finish line now with the Hellcat. I installed the Brassin engine and exhausts, which was a bit fiddly and needed some grinding on the engine mount, not so cool after painting

Stunning Rob, the weathering and colour modulation is superb….

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Besides some chaos with the remainders of the Hellcat build, the started PZL, I opted for the 1/24 Ford GT from Tamiya as an in between project, to train my car painting skills. I wanted to test Tamiya's lacquer paints for cars and they are absolutely great. Thinned with two thirds of lacquer thinner they spray smooth and fine grained and the gloss black is really glossy. I cut all the parts from the sprues and cleaned them and will poco a poco airbrush everything. I haven't primed the painted parts and I'm not sure, if I will prime the body. It will be sprayed in metallic blue and hopefully has the same tone, needed for my Kai Phantoms fuel tanks.
I'm not sure, if I WIP this build, as it's prone to failure, because, it's my first car build in ages and I will use lots of new techniques and materials.

Cheers Rob

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6 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Rob

Your Hellcat is looking superb - weathering is right on the money for a well used aircraft.

looking forward to following your Ford GT - an awesome kit for sure. :popcorn:

Thanks Peter and indeed, the Ford GT kit is superb. I can only imagine, how hard it must have been to engineer the complicated body panels of the car, but they fall together. Building the GT is a breezer, painting and finishing will be the challenge here. I have absolutely no experiences with car builds and high gloss finishes, so the Ford is my test dummy, before I start more serious car projects.

Cheers Rob

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2 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Rob, I hope you start a WIP for the Ford as it would be great to follow along.

The Tamiya lacquers really do spray nice don't they?

They do spray perfect Carl, and you can thin them heavily for building up layers very subtle. Yesterday I sprayed some silver titanium among others and I absolutely loved the result and this is my new goto titanium ahead of the good looking, but unbelivable fragile Alclad and the nice, but not perfect toned Xtreme Metal from AK.
After trying on some sprues, I decided to spray the non body colors directly onto the plastic without primer. I had no reactions with the plastic at all, but will prime the body, wanting a durable coat for sanding and polishing.

Let's see about the WIP, there are some very skilled car builders here and my time is a little sparse at the moment.

Cheers Rob 

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Having used the new bench for a bit, I've made a couple small tweaks to it. I finally put up the paint racks and started hanging up my tools and random detail bits. I've also moved the lights so there's less shadow now. 

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On the work bench, I've also moved the lights slightly and put up a spare TV at the end. The T-34 is my son's most recent build. 

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So I'm fairly set up now me thinks. 

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