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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2007, 07:10 PM »
Okay, I've finally had the time to commit to bringing some supplies. I'm not as well versed in customizing as you guys, so I have to stick to the more mundane items.

I will commit to bringing:

Other Raw Materials

  • Stone Tile for city floor (Again I’ll get the exact amount we need here soon)
- I have about a dozen left over 12x12 slabs, dark sand colored.
  • Several good sheets of foamcore (in the event we need to throw together some buildings on the spot)
2 x 3 okay? What about quatity, 4? 5?
  • Any extra greeblies you think might be useful
What are these?
  • A few sheets (3-4) of black posterboard to clean up the edges with
  • A few wooden dowles maybe ¼” to ½” thick to use as a gate if we need to extend the back wall
How many feet?

Paints, Glues, Etc.

  • A few tubes of superglue
  • White Elmer’s Glue
  • Duct Tape (always got to have it just in case) ;)
  • Scotch Wall mounting pads (the little green and white squares used to mount posters and stuff on walls)
  • Toothpicks
  • A can of Spray Adhesive for any quick fixes
I have some zip kick and sealer.
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Hand tools

  • Exacto Knife or two w/spare blades
  • A Utility Knife
  • Sandpaper, in several different grades
  • Safety Glasses (Safety first ;))
  • A dust rag in the event we have sawdust to clean of the tile or anything else
  • A tape measure
  • Scissors

Power Tools

  • A few long extension cords
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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2007, 11:25 AM »
Random though I just had...

When you guys finish with the set-up perhaps take a bunch of photos (no duh right!).  Anyway, if someone local has a decent ink jet printer, you can make some nice 8 x 10 photos of various parts of the display.  It might be nice to have those at the booth. 

Or maybe you've already thought of this!!

Only a few more days!!!
« Last Edit: May 21, 2007, 11:29 AM by BrentS »

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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2007, 12:17 PM »
Last night I created a book with pictures of everyone's figures, ships and buildings. Everyone has their own page showing off their work. It will be at the booth for everyone to look thru.

I will also add work in progress, final diorama pictures and miscellanous people pictures during the show making it kind of a big yearbook. My plan is to include it with your returned items.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2007, 04:48 PM »
Last night I created a book with pictures of everyone's figures, ships and buildings. Everyone has their own page showing off their work. It will be at the booth for everyone to look thru.

I will also add work in progress, final diorama pictures and miscellanous people pictures during the show making it kind of a big yearbook. My plan is to include it with your returned items.

That's really cool!

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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2007, 05:50 PM »
Wow thats a great Idea Paul, thanks for taking the time to put that together. :P

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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2007, 09:05 PM »
Picked up suplies today and crossed out what I got and what I know Master Phruby has.

Woodland Scenics Products

  • Foliage Clusters – Dark Green
  • Coarse Turf – Medium Green
  • Fine Turf – Earth
  • Underbrush – Light Green

Other Raw Materials

  • Pre-cut Particle board for city base (I’ll get the exact measurements here soon)
  • Stone Tile for city floor (Again I’ll get the exact amount we need here soon)
  • Several good sheets of foamcore (in the event we need to throw together some buildings on the spot)
  • Any extra greeblies you think might be useful
  • Any extra materials you have left over from the wall
  • A few sheets (3-4) of black posterboard to clean up the edges with
  • A few wooden dowles maybe ¼” to ½” thick to use as a gate if we need to extend the back wall

Paints, Glues, Etc.

  • A few tubes of superglue
  • White Elmer’s Glue and/or Scenic Glue from Woodland Scenics
  • A can or two of light grey spray paint, and another can or two of stone fleck
  • A few regular bottle of Apple Barrel Acrylic paints, the cheap stuff, in Black, White, Grey, Brown, and any other colors you guys think we may need
  • Duct Tape (always got to have it just in case) ;)
  • Scotch Wall mounting pads (the little green and white squares used to mount posters and stuff on walls)
  • Toothpicks
  • Some type of Dull cote spray (I prefer Testor’s but any bigger cheap versions would be fine too)
  • A can of Spray Adhesive for any quick fixes

Hand tools

  • An assortment of paint brushes including sponge brushes
  • Several Exactos
  • A Utility Knife or two
  • Sandpaper, in several different grades
  • Safety Glasses (Safety first ;))
  • A dust rag in the event we have sawdust to clean of the tile or anything else
  • A Metal Yardstick
  • A tape measure
  • Some kind of metal T-Square or Roofing Truss Angle (Not a huge deal if you don’t have one)
  • Scissors

Power Tools

  • Dremmel with various bits
  • A few long extension cords
  • Heat gun or hair dryer if you have one (to speed up any quick fixes)
  • If you have a jigsaw and think it would be useful by all means bring it

« Last Edit: May 21, 2007, 11:47 PM by Ryan »
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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2007, 11:43 PM »
I've got the apple barrel, dull cote and tak glue.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2007, 01:42 PM »
Shoot. Tak Glue. Is that for standing figures? If not, let me know, I forgot to pick up earthquake tak (for the standing of the figures.)
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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2007, 03:29 PM »
No it's more for paper. Good for making cardbacks. It's consistency is more like Elmers white glue.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2007, 01:03 AM »
Anton and I are going to meet at the convention center sometime around 9 or 9:30 tomorrow. We'll see if we can't get him an associate badge as well. They only had the one in the envelope at will call. But the workers there were nice enough to swap my regular out for a different associate badge. It looks like something got screwed up somewhere since there was only the one. All they even had for us (aside from the booth space of course) was one manilia envelope with Paul's name and the UGP written on it, with the one badge inside. There weren't any instructions or anything, so they didn't mind giving me another badge. It also helps that I'm a sexy beast... :P ::)

We are going to save the hobby shop run until tomorrow during the day or the evening. That way we can pick up anything else we decide we need. We are getting mighty close!
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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2007, 05:09 AM »
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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2007, 09:04 AM »
Totally digging the random booth - good luck on the set-up guys!

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Re: The Ultimate Group Setup...
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2007, 03:40 PM »
Hee hee, I can't wait to see pics of this.  I so much wish I was going to be there.

Did the stone tiles get picked out yet that are going to serve as the city flooring?  It's going to look great with the landscape.

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