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TOPIC: Workshop/Marquee Finished. Updated Dec. 19th, 2017

Workshop/Marquee Finished. Updated Dec. 19th, 2017 20 Jun 2016 08:39 #1

The Museum in our house' lower level is finally being finished. Another month should do it and then I plan to do two projects in a step by step here as I think there will be some interest. First, besides the museum which takes up 80% of the lower level, I have a media room that will serve as a nice place for friends and relatives to watch movies and be entertained. I have all the materials I need to build a miniature 1/8th scale movie Marquee to go over the door outside the room that will be in the museum proper. It will be elaborate and, if my plans work out, should be pretty cool. It will have more than a hundred miniature lights, a backlit marquee with all the text, "Now Playing, Cinema, etc., etc.

Here are a couple of photos of the media room so you can get an idea of the ambiance I want.











Anyway, you get the idea.

On the entrance to this room, which will be in the museum, I want to build a 1/8th scale marquee to go over the door with framed movie posters on either side of the door. It will be the old fashioned type, done in a brass patina that has turned a blue green over time. Such as this cabinet I built for my daughter as a step by step here on MA.

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Something similar to these.





Of course, the one I will build will be in miniature and not quite as elaborate, but have "The Look" of a real marquee.

Then, along with this, I will build a new workshop. I don't have the space I had at our last house where I actually had two workshops, so this one will be compact and efficient..... Hopefully.

I plan on doing the marquee first, but may end up building them simultaneously.

I hope to get started in the next couple of weeks.


Last Edit: 19 Dec 2017 19:37 by bob letterman.
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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 08:50 #2

Sounds very cool!

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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 10:09 #3

Can't wait to visit one day Bob ... after we get our home paid for we're going on a trip ... I could work a stop in for your place ... looks very good I might even have to take in a show while I'm there ... :hmmm :thumbsup
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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 10:25 #4

Full scale modeling. Love it!

I'm particularly loving the bookshelves. While the design isn't fancy...they look to have a very warm & inviting color. The grain is lovely.
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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 10:34 #5

Glad things are getting settled in! :popcorn
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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 10:45 #6

MrT wrote:
Sounds very cool!

:popcorn

Hey Terry,

When it's all done, I expect you to drop down, we're only about an hours drive now, and check it out!


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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 10:55 #7

Swordsman wrote:
Can't wait to visit one day Bob ... after we get our home paid for we're going on a trip ... I could work a stop in for your place ... looks very good I might even have to take in a show while I'm there ... :hmmm :thumbsup

Sure, we live right off I-44 on the Springfield, Missouri exit #75. Easy to find! If you have never seen the museum it is something really special. There is a pictorial tour of the last location here on MA. Check it out! Susan was helping me work on it yesterday and she kept saying, "This is going to look so much better and a lot more interesting than the last one. I agree, it already looks great and not even finished!

www.modelersalliance.com/forum/bob-lette...371-a-private-museum

For you guys that would like to visit after it is finished, be sure to email me first to makes sure we are in town or have previous plans!

Bob


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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 11:04 #8

helios wrote:
Full scale modeling. Love it!

I'm particularly loving the bookshelves. While the design isn't fancy...they look to have a very warm & inviting color. The grain is lovely.

Thanks,

I have put a lot more in this room than is visible to the camera. The sofa is a recliner and the two darker Euro-recliners both heat and massage, even the footstools that go with them. It has a very sophisticated Bose surround sound system that, in this room, equal the sound effect of a full size theater. (Think Top Gun on this system), and, although in the photos it doesn't look it, the TV is 80 inches, full bar, well stocked with a fridge and freezer. I once had more than 5500 movies in my collection. When we moved, I gave away most of the 2500 VHS tapes, (Keeping only the rare ones never released on DVD), and now I am down to a little over 3000 DVDs. Those book cases are all solid oak.


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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 11:08 #9

I think I probably have ya beat on the number of videos Bob (but probably not by much).

Nice set up! Not sure when I will be heading back to Tulsa and then it will have to be a trip where I am staying for a few days so that there can be a road trip to Springfield. Sometime soon though.
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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 11:18 #10

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Glad things are getting settled in! :popcorn

Start thinking road trip son. I visited you, now it's your turn! Remember?????

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A Dual Project 20 Jun 2016 11:23 #11

bob letterman wrote:
MrT wrote:
Sounds very cool!

:popcorn

Hey Terry,

When it's all done, I expect you to drop down, we're only about an hours drive now, and check it out!

Will Do!

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A Dual Project updated Aug. 16th, 2016 20 Jun 2016 11:28 #12

Heavens Eagle wrote:
I think I probably have ya beat on the number of videos Bob (but probably not by much).

Nice set up! Not sure when I will be heading back to Tulsa and then it will have to be a trip where I am staying for a few days so that there can be a road trip to Springfield. Sometime soon though.

Glad to have you!

You can take I-44 east from Tulsa all the way to our house, just off I-44, 183 miles from Tulsa.. Be sure and give us advance notice as we are retired and travel a lot!

Bob


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