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Offline Burd Turd

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Re: Diecast cars
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2012, 12:22:06 AM »
Ok, just the way the door is it looks like it would be a outside wall.
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2012, 12:26:05 AM »
You could build a self trimming cabinet that slips rite in to an opening, I just did something like that in my bath.
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2012, 01:41:48 AM »
You could build a self trimming cabinet that slips rite in to an opening, I just did something like that in my bath.
Ya I thought about that too. Thinking about not cutting studs but making the display divide at those points . May be kind of tacky  ,not sure if I'm going to go threw with it . Thought it would look kinda cool though if your into that sorta thing

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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2012, 04:24:46 AM »
LOVE the concept I just don't think the location is practical or pleasing to the eye.  Do some more photo shopping.  Maybe 2 smaller separate display cases kinda like Sconces at each end or another wall??  I used to do custom aquariums and know alot about placement and fitting in displays in small spaces.  Another Idea would be to back it up to a Wall and make it flush and only accessible from the Back.  Possibly a Hall or Closet. Just a thought?

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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2012, 07:03:45 AM »
At least in the states, built in cabinets are bad for resale so if you ever sell plan on covering it back up.  I had one in my house and I covered most of it and use two shelves for home theatre stuff. 
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2012, 11:35:19 AM »
Thanks for the input guys . I don't think it will help resale that's for sure and the placement isn't exactly where I wanted it but there are not allot of choices ,well to countersunk into the wall anyways . A custom cabinet flush mounted would provide more options for sure , plus could easily be removed if that day ever came

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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2012, 05:24:10 PM »
Ok maybe its go back to plan A ,make the biggest bird I can cut and engrave on plexi with the laser ,which is 600mm by 900mm ,aprox 23.5"  by 35.5 "
thought it might be cool framing it and staining the frame black and hiding the led strip in the frame  . This was shopped  rather quickly and shoud  look far better than this  ,but gives you an idea
I have the other side of the wall open so I can plumb the wires


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Re: Diecast cars
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2012, 05:29:56 PM »
One thing to remember, our houses arn't worth sh*t, so who cares.
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2012, 05:36:52 PM »
One thing to remember, our houses arn't worth sh*t, so who cares.
yes thats very true

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Re: Diecast cars
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2012, 12:08:06 AM »
I  have a better idea yet in my head now lol . The perimeter of the plexi looks very sharp when it's lit , so I think I will only have a frame on the bottom where the led strip will be located and then have the rest exposed .
I am going to buy some plexi rod and cut it and use the pieces for standoffs to mount the plexi sheet to the wall.
 I think this is going to rock!

Btw I am using a 3 color strip with a controller that turns all  different colors in the spectrum .kinda neat to watch

Heres a shop of what it may be like .I'm not going to have TransAm on it though ,just the bird I think


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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2012, 02:01:37 AM »
Nice collection. What does the yellow vette look like. I might have the same one.
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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2012, 02:13:41 AM »
Nice collection. What does the yellow vette look like. I might have the same one.
The vetts a little disappointing as it is kind of a dull yellow. . Canary yellow would have been better . I recently got the 2 turbos and just prior to that a ford gt .I now have a Ferrari Enzo on it's way from Taiwan .
Will post a pic tomorrow

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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2012, 02:25:08 PM »
Nice work Burd! I love it as it looks so much cleaner than just flush mounting a Medicine cabinet

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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2012, 10:52:32 PM »
Nice collection. What does the yellow vette look like. I might have the same one.
The vett actually looks better on camera than in person as its a sort of mustard yeallow . I like the Ford GT yellow far better .The vetts made by Burrago




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Re: Diecast cars
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2012, 11:45:56 PM »
Very cool though. I have a yellow vette also. It is a ZO6 Millennium Yellow.



Hey Burd,
   Maybe you can take this one to "The Hot Spot". It already has Michigan plates.

Justin
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