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Bitter End
01-08-2015, 06:07
The workbench room has been a little tight lately with several irons in the fire. I really need to dedicate some room for just the RC's.

After breaking out the slide rule and taking a few measurements I decided on a full 4X8 sheet of plywood to get started.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZFwoAMgV6QQ/VJzhkuKtdOI/AAAAAAAAZ1g/1CHVzXI7czY/w800-h450-no/20141213_180640.jpg

I opted for a sheet of 1/2" sanded on one side and bolstered it with a full 2X4 frame on the underside.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D_4h9Fz9E8Q/VJzhjjzaD1I/AAAAAAAAZ1Y/3d6vONuMIWY/w800-h450-no/20141213_180656.jpg

I used screws throughout (I was really dying to use my pocket jig for the first time!).

I used lathe strips for the wall frame work, they worked out to close to a 2X10 scale. My buddy said, "wall studs, really?" Yea.... something has to hold the wall board up!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IpP9tvWDv58/VJzhf_EWZZI/AAAAAAAAZ04/yuZZGtDNuJk/w800-h450-no/20141224_005832.jpg

Easy rider in the photo for a scale reference. That's a 12" Clint Eastwood on a 1/6 chopper.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i4z1KJyUoeQ/VJzhgp48Q5I/AAAAAAAAZ1A/Dc23SF18iOE/w800-h450-no/20141224_005505.jpg

This side wall will have a roll up door and a man door.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M5GSerQWJx4/VJ_dUpmnRII/AAAAAAAAZ8A/Bd6SEyLx9Oc/w800-h450-no/20141226_164429.jpg



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4FafE96nTgo/VJ_dQcHuXgI/AAAAAAAAZ7Q/KQCEvp8O3-Q/w800-h450-no/20141226_201147.jpg

As mentioned I have several projects that I'm messing with, Putting the final bow tie on the orange crush

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5-z9oPRlnIQ/VHLpEA0pQ3I/AAAAAAAAZaU/I-lE_F406Eo/w800-h450-no/20141123_200526.jpg

Tying up the loose ends on the military version,

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eOvBhgY8Hos/VKvVYCLhA0I/AAAAAAAAaNk/xUp3aJ9Vs2o/w800-h450-no/20150106_042918.jpg

Trying to get outside the box on an independent suspension for one of my trailers, and moding three more drivers with an articulating head.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yK31hE04UbI/U8Wr69UmL9I/AAAAAAAAWRY/w39LXmgGfSk/w500-h889-no/%5BUNSET%5D

With the framing in place I thought it needed a window across the back wall.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hGDXJEWQlXs/VJ_dSoPYhLI/AAAAAAAAZ7o/SJbHU3xuqiE/w800-h450-no/20141226_201107.jpg


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A stairway leading up to a mezzanine. You can also see where I have cross drilled holes on all of the wall studs, that should help a bunch when it comes time to run the wiring.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1bEFclo1S68/VKpHhhaLC9I/AAAAAAAAaGo/zLK1B9Gpm0A/w800-h450-no/20141230_155124.jpg


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88Reaper88
01-08-2015, 06:20
Wow

Red Dragon
01-08-2015, 06:50
super big project but very very well done with master hands warmly congratulations after

MEHall
01-08-2015, 10:52
Magnificent!! :thumb ;) I only wish i had the place and the money to create something similar. :think





:hat

djshawno
01-08-2015, 12:17
Wow, this is one work of art. Very excited to see the finished product.

But I'd like more info on the 1/6 crawler.

Did you use a kit or custom build it?
What shell did you use?
What motor is installed on the crawler?

That servo mounted Statham sculpt is too cool! :thumb

Thanks,
Shawn

GregT
01-08-2015, 12:18
this is gonna be so cool, post your updates on this mega-project as often as you can!

AV8TORJoe
01-08-2015, 13:36
Wow! Can't wait to see more photos of the progress build...

mcorrigan
01-08-2015, 15:04
DAMN!! That is not a garage, it's a warehouse!!!

Sixth Scale
01-08-2015, 18:43
Fantastic!! I love to see 1/1 carpentry skills utilized in 1/6th!! "cross-drilled holes for wiring" !!!!

Bitter End
01-09-2015, 04:48
Thanks for all the kind words. I'm trying to get to the point where I can "move in" by the weekend. I'll be off grid for a couple of weeks so don't think I've disappeared :dunno



But I'd like more info on the 1/6 crawler.

Did you use a kit or custom build it?
What shell did you use?
What motor is installed on the crawler?

That servo mounted Statham sculpt is too cool! :thumb

Thanks,
Shawn

Both of these Jeeps are crawlers (two more in the wings waiting for the time, and one RC trike - that will be really cool!)

GI Joe Jeeps are great platforms for custom building an RC. No kits are out there, just you and a blank slate! I have heard of some RC builders selling their Jeeps but usually they are not finished or they are completely roached.

The orange Jeep is a Formative International. It was my first attempt at a custom built RC (The Hasbro are a much better choice with way more detail and more realistic lines and proportion to the 41 Willy's). Basically you just start with the Willy"s body and take it as far as you want using popular and readily available RC parts and gear. Orange Crush used Tamiya Clodbuster axles that were donated from said RC that I purchased back in '87. After I used it up she sat on a shelf for the past 25 years till I swerved into these Jeeps.

The motors for the orange one are Holmes Hobbies hand turned 54t's (two, one on each axle) wired in parallel with the axles locked. All four tires will turn no matter what and with the gearing it will move the 18 pounds straight up if it can get the traction.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lU-1agfbzp0/VCfCfktdX9I/AAAAAAAAYMI/g7hTq7VxeqI/w800-h533-no/41%2BWilly%27s%2B043.JPG

The Hasbro I tried to keep it as stock (body wise) as I could. but under the hood I have two 35 turn Axial motor chained together - I'm almost ready to give it a smoke test after I install the roll bar and an articulated driver.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LI_0fNxDazM/VHL_hDGGGpI/AAAAAAAAZco/wTG8O4-Gwec/w800-h450-no/20141124_015033.jpg

Here is a quick video of Jason in action

<a href="<iframe width=" 480"="" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UvueI0iq3Zg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">">"> (https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/<iframe width=)<a href="<iframe width=" 640"="" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/G67zY3ltFu8?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">

Bitter End
01-09-2015, 06:21
I must be on double secret probation. My latest post requires a moderator approval... :popcorn

Bitter End
01-09-2015, 06:24
Wow, this is one work of art. Very excited to see the finished product.

But I'd like more info on the 1/6 crawler.

Did you use a kit or custom build it?
What shell did you use?
What motor is installed on the crawler?

That servo mounted Statham sculpt is too cool! :thumb

Thanks,
Shawn


Shawn, skip on over to https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/chop-shop-bodies-vehicles/809671-remote-control-gi-joe-jeep.html to see the build threads of my GI Joe Jeeps.

My advice is DON"T DO IT!!! You will get hooked on them and all life will cease as you know it. :lol

Bitter End
01-09-2015, 06:27
Thanks again to all for the kind words.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FZi7euUPbWU/VKvLAD9STFI/AAAAAAAAaL8/s2r-VZ9NQ6I/w628-h353-no/20150106_034516.jpg

djshawno
01-09-2015, 15:08
Shawn, skip on over to https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/chop-shop-bodies-vehicles/809671-remote-control-gi-joe-jeep.html to see the build threads of my GI Joe Jeeps.

My advice is DON"T DO IT!!! You will get hooked on them and all life will cease as you know it. :lol

Thanks for the build specs and the link.

And Thanks for the warning on the R/C jeeps, lol, but it's too late :doh I already got bit bad by the R/C bug a few years ago.

I hope to start a R/C project with a Nylint 1/6 crawler, as soon as I sell off some of my 1/6 collection.
Stay tuned. :popcorn

Bitter End
01-09-2015, 16:25
I found some .060 plastic wallboard at Home Depot that seemed to be exactly what I needed for the walls.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rxEYxH8Khjo/VKpHgpFE4oI/AAAAAAAAaGY/HOz351GPMGI/w800-h450-no/20150102_141537.jpg

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saiko
01-10-2015, 03:31
This is really awesome. You should be posting this on the main board--general discussion so more people can see your fantastic work!
Love the realistic way you've created the walls, and judging by those weights and the space in the 1:1 garage it must be a massive thing to behold.
Look forward to seeing your work progress! :D

Bitter End
01-10-2015, 05:47
This is really awesome. You should be posting this on the main board--general discussion so more people can see your fantastic work!
Love the realistic way you've created the walls, and judging by those weights and the space in the 1:1 garage it must be a massive thing to behold.
Look forward to seeing your work progress! :D


Thanks Saiko, Greg suggested the same thing. I'm not sure If I should repost the thread, copy and paste or have a moderator merge?

saiko
01-10-2015, 20:01
Hmm good points, I wouldn't mind a super long thread of just your pics and notes but at the same time the thread as a whole is informative because of the questions asked and your answers posed.
I would imagine a mod wouldn't mind moving it for you when they have a moment. Wouldn't hurt to ask :D

Bitter End
01-12-2015, 01:45
Waiting for the glue to dry on some trim pieces I had an epiphany... since I needed a shop clock It just made sense I should build one out of one of my Willy's stock tire and wheels. Installed the battery and off it went!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4XFgnF_-v6s/VLNwir5NHGI/AAAAAAAAaXQ/BJW457182GQ/w800-h450-no/20150111_221728.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p08oshwrn78/VLNwjNmNqUI/AAAAAAAAaXY/66loRQNcEDM/w450-h800-no/20150111_221929.jpg

...and while the glue was drying on that I wrapped up a new head articulating co-pilot, no clothes yet - some on the way - man were they expensive. It was a bit tricky to fit a servo inside the female frame but mission accomplished.

**Pro tip! 1/6 females are as expensive as 1/1** just sayin.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-r9XjQgXwGRE/VLNwkd478rI/AAAAAAAAaXo/MX_0nWzmYMw/w450-h800-no/20150111_222314.jpg

And mod finished on the next driver of my 41 military

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1K_fZ0rwOKA/VLNwh54VXUI/AAAAAAAAaXM/BTBw-redRTs/w450-h800-no/20150110_042023.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-87OchxrzG0g/VLNwhWRIqkI/AAAAAAAAaXA/YwIO0itM3aI/w450-h800-no/20150110_042121.jpg

Bitter End
01-12-2015, 04:22
Last update of the night, computer monitor.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YXDTy2F0Xgs/VLOexkkmvVI/AAAAAAAAaYY/TouYMm63W3Q/w800-h450-no/20150112_021459.jpg

Bitter End
01-26-2015, 00:26
Well, back from a little R&R down in Baja and I've been chompin at the bit to get back to finishing a few projects. In between unpacking the suitcases I cut a sheet of plexiglass for the window and set it in place.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yloGMY_57z4/VMXOmbwk1DI/AAAAAAAAbO4/A_ymutyBnuY/s800/20150125_211957.jpg

I'll finish trimming it out tomorrow, but threw a little sunset in the back to give me a garage with a view :dancing It does look very cool back-lit.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zGRC0BmOmQg/VMXUyvo4LcI/AAAAAAAAbPo/6atD5t1fP-E/s800/20150125_214602.jpg

Bitter End
02-16-2015, 05:01
A little more progress this week.

Rollin in the box

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_OuPfxgLhac/VOHIOjbZaLI/AAAAAAAAb1g/l6lIV2bZz64/w800-h533-no/scale-garage%2B013.JPG

A little 1/6 scale of the 1/6 scale! Yea it is a working RC very cool to see it drive around him when he has a TX in hand. I'll shoot a video of it this week.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-F0QbkiDWGLA/VOHIO4wDu1I/AAAAAAAAb1o/KKdMc0Az738/w800-h533-no/scale-garage%2B014.JPG

Wheelin the torch over.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--ZTBXkkUHQw/VOHIU2nFCII/AAAAAAAAb2Q/1e1Ryr8IZQw/w800-h533-no/scale-garage%2B015.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9t6n0DHE-JY/VOHIUxkIyiI/AAAAAAAAb2o/hxA-UKZVMeU/w400-h600-no/scale-garage%2B017.JPG

I got the bottles last year off ebay but made the cart. I made some run-of-the-mill tire and wheels for it but ran into these little mags I had from a project 15 or 20 years ago and tried um on for size.

I have to find a spot for my roached bullet ridden hwy 66 sign.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1EyjUTcJOkU/VOHIVx4PEuI/AAAAAAAAb2k/TD-BVhrz3Fc/w400-h600-no/scale-garage%2B020.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PLWSGZ4hUT4/VOHIWpMwe_I/AAAAAAAAb2s/6Je2VU7b6VE/w800-h533-no/scale-garage%2B019.JPG


In case you were wondering what the hole to the right of the window was for.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pSu7IU5k3jc/VOBsd02gygI/AAAAAAAAbuE/hdu8HwjGZ_Y/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

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https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zOr6Yd178Cc/VOBscMCz_hI/AAAAAAAAbts/c8m-TG_QYXQ/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

Bitter End
02-23-2015, 05:41
Working on an air compressor today. I had a mini compressor from a previous project, but needed to size things up for this build.

The main part (the tank) was easy enough using a water bottle.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XWOa07hqkSc/VOsOTHwlolI/AAAAAAAAb7g/HoDytTJ0OCo/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Kind of hard to make out the details of the top and air pipe, but here it is anyway.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-e1MWUDPv8q0/VOsOSSfxDwI/AAAAAAAAb7Y/UejLBSRXq7A/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Roughing out a base support.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A8gKod6G1Sw/VOsORddgJwI/AAAAAAAAb7I/KtvASDqVVlM/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

Compressor and regulator mounted, wired and plumbed.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l1N9Y4t3qRE/VOsORy46ETI/AAAAAAAAb7Q/BWc080vPqtA/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

This will fit in nicely into the corner and plumbed into the air system. I'll come up with a decal and data plate to finish it off.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6ZFz2IbYnRM/VOsOQ63uuFI/AAAAAAAAb7A/LCHgESj5evc/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Bitter End
03-01-2015, 13:55
I needed to scale up a welder, so I started with a welding cart. I searched around the interwebs for one to loosely base one off of.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R4mn0HHT_Z4/VPBbcFDzJYI/AAAAAAAAb8o/9FdI_uZ8NMc/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

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https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IkrWeqHzrfE/VPBbbl1Wo9I/AAAAAAAAb8g/5G-BVtWDm4U/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_9I57FnrU_c/VPLVI-FDKaI/AAAAAAAAb94/lPBpWEv6w9M/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

To scale up the ground clamp I made it similar to the Jumper cables I made last year (cutting down some alligator clips and adding handles.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nSfKCt8R1Bs/VPLVHIXGfEI/AAAAAAAAb9g/gV3XYABHNws/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6yi08Brk8k4/VPLVHrUhXMI/AAAAAAAAb9o/jGaHiqN1q0M/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

A made a new welding gun, installed the retaining chain for the gas bottle and pieced it all together.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5OZpYbgf2-U/VPLXE6pyKEI/AAAAAAAAb-E/pG_sOD52BwA/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

I had originally painted the buzz box blue and was going to hang some Miller logo on it, but the blue turned out too dark, so I stripped it and hit it with the red and a Lincoln Electric patch.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SYD1gaS2hfc/VPLVGrekgNI/AAAAAAAAb9Y/JGW--IjnRiM/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-itujlm7FvH4/VPLVF_h1lGI/AAAAAAAAb9Q/X4MP63hTYLo/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Bitter End
03-01-2015, 14:09
I needed to have a welding helmet in the mix

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2hNjzD6MEjs/VPNvoXO4GbI/AAAAAAAAb_I/NseHOsGL35w/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LI1C_I-Fu5g/VPNvn_7nEBI/AAAAAAAAb_A/mAweLumh7Qw/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

This was my first effort at the head strap. In the end I opted to redesign it and screw it in place directly.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7EutzOhn7AY/VPNvmxH4uAI/AAAAAAAAb-0/vcIPenq5QOs/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

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Pickle Munkey
03-01-2015, 21:47
Man oh man you have been busy cranking out the awesome!

saiko
03-01-2015, 22:07
Ooh, love the novel bits you've added to your garage. Is everything scratch made?
I really like the ground clamps. Need to make myself some jumper cables or something eventually :P
Real nice work all around!

Bitter End
03-02-2015, 03:51
Ooh, love the novel bits you've added to your garage. Is everything scratch made?
I really like the ground clamps. Need to make myself some jumper cables or something eventually :P
Real nice work all around!


The Snap-on box is obviously not, the welder proper is from a 1/10 scale project (in pieces, I had just needed the louvered panel so that needed to be refurbish and rebuilt) luckily welders come in all shapes and sizes so I just needed to up scale the accessories to a 1/6 size. The compressor pump was being used as a vacuum pump in a steampunk desk art in a previous life, so it will now live on as a full size standup air compressor pump for a while.

Those items could be reconstructed out of styrene easy enough, but I love to re-purpose things and not have to reinvent the wheel when it's just sitting there on the workbench.

As a side note; I absolutely love the stretchy silicone tube material. I have been using it anywhere I need hose, line or electrical cabling. I found it at Joanns in the necklace building section.

Ten or so years ago I was going to make some stop motion shorts on a 1/6th scale and collected a ton of stuff in the process, so I'm hoping to utilize as much of it as I can. But, whatever I don't have that I need, I'll try and make.

Those jumper cable were pretty simple; You just need to cut back the nose of the alligator clip, then roll the nose down. The short leg of the clip can be fitted around any piece of round stock, cut to the proper length then heat a piece of shrink tube over it, Easy peasey... and they would actually work!

Bitter End
03-04-2015, 05:24
Time to slide in a couple of work benches.

I picked up some flat bar and round stock at the local hardware store and cobbled together a two different length workbenches.

I buffed out the bench tops, I'm not sure if I will leave them bare or paint them. In the pacific northwest the steel has a tendency to rust if left unprotected.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9iLehmI0Vg4/VPbkv_h8kqI/AAAAAAAAcJI/vG9VWvPyivk/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

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Bitter End
03-05-2015, 04:55
So the wife came out to the garage yesterday and took a look around.

What are building out here?

I see, what are you going to do with it when you're done....

Women.... :blah:blah

Sixth Scale
03-05-2015, 22:58
Stunningly awesome, just magnificent attention to detail. You sir, are a master!

Bitter End
03-07-2015, 06:12
Stunningly awesome, just magnificent attention to detail. You sir, are a master!

Thanks for the kind words, just havin a little fun with it.

My mop turned out better than I had expected and only took a couple of minutes. It was a trial run with a too short of a wooden dowel. I'll hang this one up somewhere and make another with the proper length handle.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kkoW0u2yWvM/VPmdkfmY1nI/AAAAAAAAcKg/k34oRFYQ6bE/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Bruce! Why so serious?

mcsf708
03-07-2015, 12:00
BitterEnd,

Simply amazing work! Your creativity and craftsmanship is out of this world! My favorite part about following your threads is the fact that I can actually see so many of my endless ideas/projects come to life showing its possible and that I could only hope it turns out half as amazing as yours!

I must ask, where can the mini working rc's be found, and/or any other helpful details?

I'll be subscribing to plenty of your builds, and may have a handful of questions in the future.

Once again, simply astonishing work, and thank you for keeping me motivated and showing me what is truly possible in the amazing 1:6 world!

MC

Bitter End
03-09-2015, 02:39
Hey MC,

There are a couple of layers to your question about the mini RC.

First is the controller; the real one and the scale one.

The real 2 channel radio is small is size but is still way too large to be passed of as usable by a 1/6.

As a platform for the scale TX, I cut out a section of a 1/6 shotgun then added the components out of styrene as needed to have it resemble a full size; like the battery compartment, electronics, and the antenna. I also borrowed a wheel from a donor Hot Wheels for the steering wheel.

Taking a close look it, it's now easy to see the the grip section, but on first glance I think it looks pretty true to the shape and size at scale.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-F98MS-253cw/VP01TsEUjsI/AAAAAAAAcNw/ZaFyJZKhFzY/w628-h353-no/upload_-1

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jOIEDjmZUmc/VP01S9CXCpI/AAAAAAAAcNo/yTjFvefJkl0/w628-h353-no/upload_-1

There are lots of different styles and sizes to choose from on eBay

1:60 Mini RC Radio Remote Control Pickup Monster Truck and Jeep | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS5&_nkw=1%3A60+Mini+RC+Radio+Remote+Control+Pickup+Mo nster+Truck+and+Jeep&ghostText=&_sacat=0)

Good luck and happy hunting!

Bitter End
03-09-2015, 02:58
I ran across some poplar down at the local hardware store, it looked pretty close to the door opening that I had framed in (less cuts +++). As luck would have it, it was a perfect fit! After a few one eyed squints with my thumb in the way it started to take shape.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AxfvYtc5Myc/VPwnRDQSEqI/AAAAAAAAcLU/cHeTrRpPBxs/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Poplar is a pretty soft wood so chiseling out a spot for the hinges to live was easy enough... measure once, cut twice!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--O0oH7mu0gU/VPwnQhAAdAI/AAAAAAAAcLM/Av3HsT3gItA/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

I test fit of the trim pieces and it's ready to put together.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VTdt4xqeslA/VPwnP5qHxZI/AAAAAAAAcLI/rcQsRHH1_GA/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Lastly, I clamped everything up so the glue will dry and all of the pieces will stay put.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O8Vo8BPCw5s/VPwnOQ63I1I/AAAAAAAAcK0/M27wNDoPtPk/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

I left it dry overnight and unclamped it the next morning.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1T1HTHBs2j4/VP01UWxrBpI/AAAAAAAAcN4/RQTeP5mspXI/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

I think it will work out fine. I had zero room to spare sliding it into place. Here is a shot from the outside of the garage.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0O9aQPWOXcU/VP1RRLwgeUI/AAAAAAAAcOQ/FeNBq6yuzks/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Bitter End
03-09-2015, 03:16
I was also able to finish off the safe tonight (one more thing on a growing list to cross off)!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HxHnCMLgpK8/VP01O6c6f7I/AAAAAAAAcM4/xpV7tM2NRow/w628-h353-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R2TK-hXrdS4/VP01PsCd2pI/AAAAAAAAcNA/DTE-dgdZ5bI/w628-h353-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SDcreyCLAtU/VP01QtmLudI/AAAAAAAAcNQ/safiakr-NDM/w628-h353-no/upload_-1

I concealed the safe with a hinged cork-board; using a thin piece of metal glued to the back of the cork-board and strong magnets on the backside of the wallboard. It stays closed tight til your swing it open.

Bitter End
03-09-2015, 03:31
I've been toying around with different garage art for a while, so tonight I printed some up and scaled it down to the right size. I wanted it to be a little more than taping a picture to the wall, so I mounted them to some .060 styrene.

I mounted a few pieces up on the wall, I hope it works out because that 3M industrial two sided tape is there for keeps, it doesn't like to give up anything that you've attached it to.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U31bpBinT8o/VP01QME07yI/AAAAAAAAcNM/GbMRpjD6nQM/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

mcsf708
03-09-2015, 19:40
Thank you for the Intel! I'll definitely be looking into some of those! I appreciate it! That remote is stunning, I love the ingenuity that went into it! You rock.

As for your safe, door, and signage, absolutely superb! Watching this build makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning, full of excitement to see what's next.

Cheers,

MC

Bitter End
03-17-2015, 07:05
A new project for the shop this week, and taking up way too many man (or woman) hours!

What man cave would be complete without a lift for his scoot?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-spCHUFEzoyc/VQTlwtBREzI/AAAAAAAAcQI/0ZuBeuGCMLs/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--zw-lZ70GF0/VQTlvS5tfZI/AAAAAAAAcRA/sF_qIajxx9o/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-H8r9LczGWl8/VQTlwNFPQWI/AAAAAAAAcQ0/NVhIm9OEXMQ/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pdVmYi5S3tM/VQTluG0GWrI/AAAAAAAAcPo/7S2GRNAMPxU/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

Yes, swivel castors!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BawJ6-nILcM/VQTltiCFPBI/AAAAAAAAcPg/wP57JB9tBKk/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-159OBqk8XhU/VQTlux-GZ0I/AAAAAAAAcPw/cjm7XWy-Iiw/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0iGUEKOgPYg/VQTlr5_2KxI/AAAAAAAAcPI/empn2Af_Lks/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_MMe4VK32OY/VQTlrQ_RFcI/AAAAAAAAcPA/bp9UrG4GNvU/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bK1A36q0veA/VQTlse1cJ5I/AAAAAAAAcPQ/mk1a3oVNfws/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DHo0E6XuC14/VQgXUsN1BeI/AAAAAAAAcRU/uBcmBjlmmJY/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

I think I'm ready to tear it down for paint. I'll be pounding the dents out of the lift top later today while the paint dries then it will be ready for final assembly and some detail work. I think I have found a new favorite medium - brass!

Bitter End
03-19-2015, 05:34
I need to run a couple of power wires and a plug in tomorrow and it's a wrap.

I really need to get the power plant nailed down on this garage. I have an old power supply from a long gone computer that should supply voltage across the spectrum so I can start putting in the lights.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gPSCpO001YE/VQqjGxVTbEI/AAAAAAAAcR4/p00rtFKq0yc/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nFCpVVqV_Lc/VQqjJNG6JWI/AAAAAAAAcSY/Nj5lSPpz-wo/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qRS4Dtmnvb4/VQqjJqNHmmI/AAAAAAAAcSg/HnF5iQV95y4/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uchuvsif-gw/VQqjH7M7vTI/AAAAAAAAcSI/VUlsBDufBIE/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

mcsf708
03-20-2015, 15:25
Absolutely astonishing Bitter End!

I've wanted to make something similar for my 1/6 quad, and another for my scale snowmobiles. I just had no clue where to start! You've certainly shown me it's totally doable. I thank you for that!

I shall get to mine hopefully this summer.

MC

unklian
03-20-2015, 16:34
Awesome bike lift, is it going to work as well. Anyway I shall take inspiration from yours for one in my garage.
Cheers

Bitter End
03-22-2015, 01:51
Thanks, we all drink from the same universal pool of inspiration!

mcsf708
03-22-2015, 21:29
Amen to that!
:cheers


MC

Bitter End
04-01-2015, 17:33
It's been a few days since I updated any progress to my garage. I've been doing a major upgrade on my SCX10 JK and working out a power supply for the garage.

One of the accessories that I put together was a 1/6 land anchor for the Wiley's. I always love to work with fire!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Mk32OC4BR_0/VRxmtfKSNpI/AAAAAAAAcVk/D96m4JCGbV4/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GP7xcXaKKpo/VRxmr2a9XEI/AAAAAAAAcVU/za40MPQCoKs/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Mk32OC4BR_0/VRxmtfKSNpI/AAAAAAAAcVk/D96m4JCGbV4/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wcR1diYjTxE/VRxmqyPYsWI/AAAAAAAAcVM/d5qpSEmg7bg/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OwSaLMJIHp8/VRxmuKPdAYI/AAAAAAAAcVs/Gd65xxNlUcw/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

Now the power supply project hasn't gone nearly as smooth as I had hoped. What should have been easy peasy has turned out to be a little bit of a head scratcher. I had this old computer power supply laying around for years and in the dark resecces of my feeble mind it was a good to go unit from bygone years when I built my own computers. In hindsight I should have verified it wasn't DOA before I started. But I'm committed to using a set up like this to put lights and action to work in the garage. A little troubleshooting will hopefully figure it out.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sUqmG6pOnvc/VRxnQ4onElI/AAAAAAAAcW0/_wjYz9w0pJk/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pLWQ4Gvduc4/VRxnPlsbOPI/AAAAAAAAcWk/gKn9Bvxi7cw/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uTDLawTlPeU/VRxnO_eGJwI/AAAAAAAAcWc/GgU5vBGV9NE/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HKXQHJkmQO8/VRxnOdbGiCI/AAAAAAAAcWU/NBBTQeNMkhw/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bF7q0WfGH60/VRxnLtUvoOI/AAAAAAAAcV0/h-4mPr8YmCo/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bWK0Kio4Nm0/VRxnMyX_-yI/AAAAAAAAcWE/oTct5Hpp8u4/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

Bitter End
04-02-2015, 16:42
Duped by a cold solder joint, all is well! Bitter End Municipal Power is now open for business.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6fd9doBSPyc/VR2zEZr2xPI/AAAAAAAAcXQ/lBbKTGq8WcE/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x_2a4MZxzbY/VR2zFzZSTGI/AAAAAAAAcXo/RROogGr44rQ/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tjzStF0-MU4/VR2zDltkhkI/AAAAAAAAcXI/Jd9dWyP9tUM/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

Sixth Scale
04-02-2015, 17:02
Mannnnnnnnnnnn, this is just sooooooooooo COOL!!!!

saiko
04-03-2015, 01:23
Gosh, that lift came out beautifully. Just like 1:1 and built by your hands.
Love watching your shop come together with every new post from you.

I admit my brain shut down when I got to the transformer bit. Wiring and electric is not part of my vocab just yet x.x

Bitter End
04-03-2015, 06:37
Awesome bike lift, is it going to work as well. Anyway I shall take inspiration from yours for one in my garage.
Cheers

Thanks, that was a great project and addition to the garage. As far as working; it has about three inches of motion before the cylinder (scale shock absorber from my 1/10 gear) runs out of throw. The safety lock bars work as it moves across each safety peg it can lock in at any point of travel and the nylon wheels do turn and roll.

The front wheel locking mechanism completely folds out as a 1:1 and back up again to lock in the front tire and wheel assembly securing the bike on the workbench. So to answer your question; sort of.


Mannnnnnnnnnnn, this is just sooooooooooo COOL!!!!

Thanks! I'm enjoying stretching my grey cells trying to figure out how to make the next piece.


Gosh, that lift came out beautifully. Just like 1:1 and built by your hands.
Love watching your shop come together with every new post from you.

I admit my brain shut down when I got to the transformer bit. Wiring and electric is not part of my vocab just yet x.x

Yea the power supply is a boring piece of gear and will be hid from view, but I think you will dig what it will do in the very near future. Without it I would be just a static display (which can be cool in and of itself) but with the ability to light, turn, move and rotate, the dio moves to the next level of scale smoke and mirrors!

Bitter End
04-03-2015, 06:49
I should have posted this snap with the rest. It shows a better view of the front tire/wheel locking assembly. Actually my favorite part of the lift build. I used brass brads for the hinge pins with the smallest touch of solder on the shaft of them to hold them into the swivel point.

And as a sneak peek - You can see in the background a small acrylic fish tank I put together (waiting for the power to be turned on so a light hood can be built and powered up!)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6Us_NoNI9Y8/VQqjHSf__bI/AAAAAAAAcSA/CzBclqJKhRo/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

Bitter End
04-06-2015, 06:20
After Easter dinner I was tinkering around with some LED lighting and got sidetracked for a moment with a couple of fun projects. I know that they don't look like much on their own but as I add layer after layer of small little details my hope is it will add up to something worth while in the end.

One of my Easter guests wondered out to the garage and saw me mounting the trophy fish, looked around at the rest of the scale garage and asked, "you're not going to make it talk... are you?" Ha, that was funny.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0-IQnrS0uaI/VSJm3tEnehI/AAAAAAAAcZ0/SX2dYqFCdXk/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-w9LSRN2Mx_4/VSJm2EbvLaI/AAAAAAAAcZk/ZICQ1DnfMKs/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to put together a 1/6 fire extinguisher, this is it, a spent CO2 cartridge and an alligator clip, easy peasy.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--XLsShk-r7Y/VSJm03vHZTI/AAAAAAAAcaM/il2NUYF_M-E/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CH2C7QHVEDY/VSLMXJKDBdI/AAAAAAAAcao/FHnIM7fN2rI/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-R_sBAOCgYjU/VSJm0aZPViI/AAAAAAAAcZM/eEc6v9LZhRo/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Bitter End
04-06-2015, 17:14
Man door finished and ready to reinstall.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cRJGmoITb0o/VSMD7yRKfbI/AAAAAAAAce0/L9JHtKezYpw/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Big_Dave
04-07-2015, 06:08
This is cool. Are you going to add a safety strap to the bike lift? I remember my brother knocking his bike over once and always using the strap after that. This is very inspiring band cool. Thanks for all the behind the scenes pictures.

Bitter End
04-07-2015, 14:11
This is cool. Are you going to add a safety strap to the bike lift? I remember my brother knocking his bike over once and always using the strap after that. This is very inspiring band cool. Thanks for all the behind the scenes pictures.


I ran across some scale ratchet straps last month but they were very expensive so I passed. I haven't tried to build them myself yet (they are on my ever growing two page "to do" list), but come on Big Dave... tie down straps? That would just be way over the top! :lol:lol

Thanks for the kind words, have a great day!

Bitter End
04-08-2015, 05:22
I wish I could remember what artisan I got the door knob, light switch and outlet plates, I would love to give him/her credit (I can't even find the website again...). I was surfing along and found a 1/6 scale high lift jack and purchased it, but I noticed there were several other bits and bobs for sale so I ordered up a few samples.

I colored these in a silver, I think they will work out great.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Jqrw3tvjqa0/VST-J7S4T4I/AAAAAAAAcfg/bTZc9ZZPzHM/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ShceACZlb6M/VST-JfOtJlI/AAAAAAAAcfY/m_mi4usP_s0/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

reddevildemo
04-11-2015, 20:56
Looking really nice. Glad to see someone else joining the garage club and RC club.
Here are mine.
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/515203-garage-shop-diorama-wip-update-3-5-a.html
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/674691-not-another-one-new-garage.html
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/487413-1-6-rc-jeep.html

Bitter End
04-12-2015, 02:14
Cool stuff there devil dog, looks like we think along the same lines. I had to chuckle when I saw your rust projects. I've got a Wiley's body on stands getting a little rust treatment for the garage as well.

Bitter End
04-12-2015, 02:21
I installed a little plumbing section of airline and added a few outlets today. my garage had guests and I didn't have much time to accomplish much, and spending way too much time and money on my SCX10 JK.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-liMqaT1w7Dk/VSoSXRAUQnI/AAAAAAAAcgY/EEe2uaE5cTk/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T9IzG2iP35A/VSoSS9uJtfI/AAAAAAAAcgI/WFiI62LgywE/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_Oz8MWDslOk/VSoSRpJHJGI/AAAAAAAAcgA/WsIfkkIbQa8/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aPMkLM0LbY0/VSoSQ7lx-cI/AAAAAAAAcf4/Oc0FEQl-nu8/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

vapor1
04-12-2015, 21:01
First OMG!!! you need to move to Dallas so we can combine DIO's and R/C projects I have over 40 vehicles in the fleet. Second can we see about getting this posted in the General section? I would have never seen this if I didnt do a search of something and stumbled across it.

Bitter End
04-12-2015, 23:29
First OMG!!! you need to move to Dallas so we can combine DIO's and R/C projects I have over 40 vehicles in the fleet. Second can we see about getting this posted in the General section? I would have never seen this if I didnt do a search of something and stumbled across it.


Thanks vapor, I don't know how to make that happen. 40 vehicles, holy smokes! I'd need more room!

Bitter End
04-13-2015, 01:51
Second can we see about getting this posted in the General section? I would have never seen this if I didnt do a search of something and stumbled across it.

Several request for this and I'm sure a mod could make a few clicks to make it happen, but short of me re-posting in total.... :think :help

Bitter End
04-18-2015, 05:53
Just a little update before hitting the sack.

Trying my hand at some shop lights. They are about 6 inches long.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-runoxZa1VvA/VS2QlAXM5pI/AAAAAAAAciY/IaqAmnKOTRQ/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wPDkgQ8W5gw/VTI0AHAkvwI/AAAAAAAAckk/OlgiNCtz0go/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KtP-EN86AUM/VTIz_fkCfKI/AAAAAAAAckc/hGVYjUvM5j0/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gF35D5Zb-B4/VTIz96WVVpI/AAAAAAAAckI/CosaZWuuF6c/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-U0DRBLb--Ng/VTIz-wtKCxI/AAAAAAAAckU/Jn0EIpVWxiQ/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Bitter End
04-18-2015, 06:02
I'm finely getting around to the jack stands. Thankfully I made a template so I can duplicate the same size! And AMAZINGLY it works!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DRTqxcSLeYY/VTI0BRZ68mI/AAAAAAAAck0/odVaCv428sY/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RpR_9D97gmk/VTI0ApxV93I/AAAAAAAAcks/ArY-wE-X1AA/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9VrUeCFXZ5Q/VTIz-eLedrI/AAAAAAAAckM/uQlv2yu41BE/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

Big_Dave
04-19-2015, 20:38
The jack stand just looks awesome. I love coming back to this thread.

Bitter End
04-21-2015, 05:09
Thanks Dave!

I need to have four jack stands for my next project (the next project is actually done but I need the jack stands finished to properly display it). So it looks like there is still some assembly required! :lol

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ytO_GAMhqTA/VTYfvv5uYqI/AAAAAAAAcnU/z3bxWd8ykZc/w800-h450-no/upload_-1

I also got the gauge installed on the fire extinguisher and got it mounted on the bulkhead.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N9bxFH_5nEQ/VTYfwD8E1cI/AAAAAAAAcnY/Q3jt0dHEeKc/w450-h800-no/upload_-1

pukingdog
04-21-2015, 22:02
I just tumbled onto this mind-blowing project. I'll copy it to the General Discussion area. I believe people there will enjoy seeing this epic build.

saiko
04-25-2015, 17:19
Thanks PukingDog! :D