Final stages of the model office

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The spray booth was completed today. (Except for painting the rear). I managed to get my first piece coated earlier, really happy with the two fans. Makes a huge difference from the single one I had previously. Can’t wait to get on and finish the mp4/6 and get to other kits.

This is the filter draw. I’ll be able to remove and replace filters over time without having to unscrew everything,
The two fans and power switch on the rear. Both fans push the fumes through ducts to the rear of the office and out of the wall. I will get to painting these sections over the course of the weekend. All I have to do now is finish the front step and put the aerial on the roof for the free view.

Back on the bench. MP4/6 1/20

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So after months of inactivity on the bench due to building the new office and model room at the end of the garden I’ve managed to get the mp4/6 started up again. Above are some images of how far I got before I packed it all away. Onwards and upwards from here. Hope to get this done by the beginning of the new year.

Last stages of the office build

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A few bits added today. The monitor above the spray booth that will be used for reference, DVD’s and sky is connected for motorsport etc. The main desk is coming together. I’ve managed to get some of my bits from storage and put them in place. There is so much more to be added. The ceiling needs painting, the floor needs completing, lathe and milling machine needs putting in place. Add to that the finishing touches. Hopefully I should have this all done by the end of the following week. The external parts of the build, ie, steps and a few bits round the rear of the office should be completed by then too, can’t wait as it’s now really coming together and will be ready for use. I will post a video walk through for those interested. Updates to follow In the next week. Cheers guys appreciate the support and all the views. My intention now is to set up video capture so I can post on my YouTube channel so I can really get you guys in my office seeing how I work and what goes on.

Mid October Office update

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Over the past few days I have been filling In sanding down and painting the surfaces in the model office area. Not sure what the wall colour will be but the shelving and surrounding areas will be black and the surfaces grey. I’m absolutely gobsmacked at these day light bulbs that are in my down lighters. So much light. Many have had opinions on me not having a window or skylight but having opted for 5 high end day light leds and the daylight lamp/magnifier I feel I have been justified in my decision therefore not losing space. There is a huge natural light source at the front which floods the office with light anyway. So tomorrow I’ll be continuing the painting and once that’s done all my other modelling gear can be brought in. I shall be ordering carpet within the next week work pending.

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Mid October office update

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So I’m in the final stretches of the office build. I’ve started building the or rather constructing the spray booth, here are some images of where I got up to since my previous update.

I’m currently at the stage of constructing the fan base and the exhaust system from the rear end of the booth. I have a few more ideas for this including a slide in filter system which can be removed at any stage to replace the filter sheets. It’s taking a bit of time but should be completed this week. There is so much left to do including all the electrics. The spray booth daylight strip is in place and ready for power. I will update again over the weekend and there should be more to see. Once this is done I have a 20” monitor to be added above or to the right of the booth. Then it’s time to sand down and fill in. Once this is completed it’s time for paint then the carpet fitters are in to complete the interior. Can’t wait. It’s been a long hard trek but the end is near and I can get back to my builds.

Office build update

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So today has been a long day. I completed the first of the two wall mounted paint bottle shelves. The second side will wrap round to the right and meet up with the spray booth wall. The freezer is all plugged in ready to go and hidden in the corner. As I do a lot of carp fishing I need freezer space for my bait as well as more freezer space for home too. I decided to build my chest freezer into this build rather than put it in the shed across the garden. I’m quite happy with the results and look forward to filling it soon. Tomorrow I’ll be constructing the main shell of the spray booth and fitting my two compressors. As well as that I will be constructing a set of shelving for my manuals, reference books and other materials I have collected over the years. My mill and lathe will be fitted at a later date. For the time being I just need to get the basic shell of the office completed by the weekend so I can start painting and getting the carpet fitted. More updates to follow over the next few days.

Into the final straight

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So the last few weeks I’ve been building the office area for model builds. There’s still quite a lot to do. Carpeting, paint shelves, spray booth and some other bits and bobs and paint the surfaces. So below is where I have got too. Think I have two weeks to go on this and it should be finished. I have ordered some wood and decking to finish off the outside perimeter too. Pics to follow on that one once complete.

God knows where all my kits will go but ones that I have out of my stash to do are being placed in the slots above the benches.

Office Update September 2020

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Over the last few days I have been constructing the model making side of my building, so far the above has been completed. There is a lot more to do. The paint racks and the spray booth. The area under the right hand wall mounted parts trays is for my lathe and mill. I have been making sure that my kits can fit in the Obove sections and in the cupboards below. I need to make some doors and finish off with paint but will wait till it’s all constructed. I recon within the next 4 weeks it should be completed and ready for use. I won’t be able to fit all my model collection in the office as it’s way too vast so will have to use the attic for space. I will update again later on next week.

Office update Post Covid lockdown

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Since my last update in April this is where the office stands in terms of completion. It’s taken a long time to get the doors delivered and I’ve finally put them in. All the electrics have been put down and hooked up to the main consumer unit in the house. Walls are up nearly and sockets added. Once this weekend is out of the way I’ll be able to start constructing the work surfaces and making the cupboards and shelves. My next update should be in the next week or so. The book is on hold for the moment due to work commitments and the build. The general outline and contents are there they just need to be published. So hopefully this will happen over the next few months. Once the office is completed I’ll have more space and time to drive it. Images to follow on the interior update.

Wood for Office base

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