The Move! Progress and pics...

Started by Leon, 03 April 2012, 07:46:17 AM

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Avalon

Quote from: Techno on 03 April 2012, 03:22:04 PM
Those aren't work benches....That's the posh, curved bar for drinks after work ! :D
Cheers - Phil.

Still they'd make a good painting bench......

Leon

Quote from: ianrs54 on 03 April 2012, 08:30:23 AM
Join freecycle - loads of stuff there. Got an arm charir and plans cabinet from it.

My missus is registered, so she's keeping an eye out for stuff.  We're 7th in line to view a 3-seater sofa!

Quote from: robert on 03 April 2012, 11:53:23 AM
Looking good and pleased the move is going well - so what's the address?

I'll be announcing the address and things like that once we're all sorted at the end of this week.  Then people are welcome to come visit!

Quote from: Luddite on 03 April 2012, 12:58:25 PM
When you move you should always take something noteworthy from the old place - to bring the luck with you.  Making a small feature of the coke-wall might be prudent.  Perhaps flatten a single can and mount it as a wall hanging in the loo?

Hope you're going to keep it cleaner than the last digs.   ;)

There'll be quite a lot of the old stuff coming with us, so we should have enough to keep some luck!  I'll pop a single can somewhere and glue it down so Dave can't throw it out...  :D

It should be a lot easier to keep clean as well, as there'll be no clutter around the floor.  We'll just have to assign sweeping duty to someone each week!

Quote from: Avalon on 03 April 2012, 02:50:09 PM
PS : love the curved work benches, I could do with a segment as a painting station.  Where did you get them from?

They were from the college where Dave teaches, they're old lecture theatre benches.  We've got a variety of stools to go with them as well.  They should come in pretty handy, and I might nail a bigger board on top to give more workspace.

Quote from: Ben Waterhouse on 03 April 2012, 10:55:41 AM
I await with baited breath for the next stunning instalment!

Coming as soon as I get home later!

8)
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Squirrel

It's all looking very professional! Glad things are going well


Quote from: Leon on 03 April 2012, 06:59:36 PM
It should be a lot easier to keep clean as well, as there'll be no clutter around the floor.


Hmmm ....... Give it a couple of weeks......  :D

Cheers,

Kev

Techno

Quote from: Squirrel on 03 April 2012, 07:03:52 PM
Hmmm ....... Give it a couple of weeks......  :D
Cheers,
Kev

Less....Much less....Perhaps we should have a 'sweep' on the forum.....
I'll take three and a half days.... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Cheers - Phil.

Leon

More benches today, including the ones for the new casting machine station:




We've also started on the frame for the partition to separate the casting area from the customer/seating area:




And that was it for these first two days.  Tomorrow we'll start the daunting task of getting everything from the garage down to the new place, which is going to involve several van trips and a whole lot of heavy lifting!  So this is it for today!



:-bd
www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to almost 6000 products, including over 4200 products in 10mm, plus MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Red Vectors MDF buildings, Raiden Miniatures, Militia Miniatures and much, much more!

nikharwood

Looks great mate - if only I could pop in now & again  8)

Leon

Quote from: nikharwood on 03 April 2012, 09:56:24 PM
Looks great mate - if only I could pop in now & again  8)

It's only 642 miles?   :-\

:D
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mollinary

Curiously only one mile less than the distance between Mons, Belgium, and Jicin, Czech Republic!   Allegedly.

Mollinary
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nikharwood

Quote from: Leon on 03 April 2012, 09:58:14 PM
It's only 642 miles?   :-\

:D

Put the kettle on then - see you in a bit  :D

Quote from: mollinary on 03 April 2012, 10:09:50 PM
Curiously only one mile less than the distance between Mons, Belgium, and Jicin, Czech Republic!   Allegedly.

Mollinary

It's also pretty-much the distance from my house to Bordeaux... :o

Leon

Today was the heavy lifting day, as we got all the moulds, racks and machines into the van and down to the unit.  We managed to fit all the moulds in the first trip, although the van's suspension wasn't looking too clever!




The second trip we brought the racks, the machines and the old worktables:






After a rough tally up, we reckon there's about 1500 moulds altogether!




And finally I nipped back down and put a coat of Pendraken blue on a few of the worktops:







Tomorrow plan is to get the machines and racks into position, and get the moulds back onto them.  Plus more benches and a partition wall!

:-bd
www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to almost 6000 products, including over 4200 products in 10mm, plus MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Red Vectors MDF buildings, Raiden Miniatures, Militia Miniatures and much, much more!

nikharwood

That's a lot of moulds mate!

Good progress though - really taking shape  8)

peterdong

Well done so far, but there's a lotta stuff I'd wanna have...

Will you guys have a lobby, or a display area/museum for painted minis?
Maybe a long hall with black and white pictures explaining Pendraken's history?
How 'bout a large 55 gallon saltwater fish tank, just for decoration. ;)
What about like premade miniatures of the most popular figures so people can just walk in and buy?
You should probably organize the moulds so casting is easier (like in crates).
Advertising of some sort?
Red carpet?
A large chandelier?

And the list goes on...  ;)  :d
I will stand, or I will fall. But I will not sit.

Avalon

Now thats starting to look more like a workshop,  ;D

FierceKitty

Would "baited breath" (sic) be a result of a phermone-laden toothpaste, perhaps?
I have not the pleasure of understanding you. Of what are you talking?

Ben Waterhouse

Quote from: FierceKitty on 05 April 2012, 07:45:35 AM
Would "baited breath" (sic) be a result of a phermone-laden toothpaste, perhaps?

Meh, I see your point... :)