Waflhaus91's CHUG Addiction

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  1. waflhaus91

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    I worked overtime yesterday so I only had about an hour of free time before bed but I was able to get all the bookcases and my desk completely cleaned off, and I got all the tools and materials I had been using put away. Today after work I plan on stopping at Lowes and buying 1 or 2 floating shelves. I will try to install them tonight and get my computer desk organized the way I want. I'm working more OT tomorrow and Friday so as long as the shelf install goes smoothly tonight, I should be able to start putting figures back up on Saturday.
     
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    Surprisingly the shelf install went very smoothly tonight, so I was able to get my desk completely organized.
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    Other than a little more cable clean up, the pc stuff is done.

    And since I had a little bit of time left, I started on my figures. So far I've only got S1 Autobots up. The rest will probably get done tomorrow and Saturday.
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  3. waflhaus91

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    No pictures yet cause I still got some clean up to do, but I've finally got my main TF display done. I should be able to get the rest of my collectibles on my other book cases tomorrow and get the room cleaned up so I can take some pictures tomorrow so expect some photo updates this weekend.
     
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    It may have taken me 11 days but I finally got pictures taken and edited like I said I would. So here's a photodump:
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    So somethings to talk about. That TV, which is 55", is NOT staying, lol. That was my old living room TV. We got a new one and I'm giving the old one from in here to my girlfriend because it has RCA connections for her Gamecube. I'm giving this TV to my dad but not until this weekend so I brought it up here kind of as a joke cause I didn't even think it would fit. I'm gonna try to get myself a new TV for in here in the next couple months.

    As for my display, I do plan on getting some acrylic risers and puck lights, because some figures get lost in the shadows. Once I've completed my collection (meaning tracked down the remaining '84-87 characters I need), I may try to upgrade to Billy's so I have more room on each shelf.

    And of course PC upgrades will come when I can afford them.

    The room is mostly done. Of course wall decor is always welcome so I'm sure I'll get some new posters or art or something as time goes on. I have curtains for the window, just gotta get a new rod. Might do some ceiling work in the future (crown moulding, scrape the popcorn off), but maybe not.

    That's all I got for now. I guess there won't be many more updates to this thread until I get more figures.
     
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    Looks good man. Nice and clean. The new TV needs to be mounted. Then you can put stuff on the TV stand. I'd get a longer TV stand too, so you have more room and can hide the outlet where your wires are coming out from. Also recommend mounting your mic arm behind your monitors, maybe in between them.
     
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    Ok well my display room might be getting an update sooner than anticipated. I just happened to check Ikea and the Columbus store finally has some Billy's in stock. So I've started planning a new layout and will try to go pick up a couple this weekend.

    So far, I think I am going to completely ditch all of the black bookcases. I will put the Billy's where the black ones currently are and place my main collection on them. Then I will place the Target shelves I'm currently using between them and put my secondary collection and my books/other collectables on them. This will shift my entire collectables display to the same wall, which I think will make the room look cleaner. This also gets rid of the small bookcase in the center, which I was planning to use as a TV stand whenever I can get a new TV (the 55" in the pictures above is now gone). I'm not sure if I'm going to get a new TV or not now. I may just move the Playstation to my desk and use my monitor for it. Or I may still get a TV and wallmount it. It's gonna be some months before I can do that anyway so we'll cross that bridge later.

    Another thing I'm considering picking up is another Linnmon desk. The new Linnmons are a bit smaller than the old ones, so I'm considering getting on to place under my hanging flags. It will be my photography desk. Or I might be able to put it in a corner and connect it to my computer desk. I'm note sure, I can try out a few things before making a final decision.

    Anyway, expect an update over the next couple weeks.
     
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    I moved my Target shelves today to get an idea of how things will be with the Billy's.
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    Ignoring current figure placement (I just put things where they fit for now), this is what I'm going for. The Billy's are the same width as the black bookcases, so there's literally the perfect amount of space between the wall and the door frame for the entire display. I know it looks like the far right shelf is in front of the door frame but that's just an illusion from the wide angle lens. If I center all four bookcases and make them touch, there will be a couple inches of space on each end, which is absolutely perfect. The Billy's are also about 8 inches taller than these shelves, which I think will create a nice dynamic, and give me a nice space on top of the Target shelves to place things. And like I said, the main Transformers display will be on the outside Billy's, and my books and other figures/collectables will be on the middle shelves.

    As for the other side, I have some experimenting to do with the desks to figure out the best set up there, but I'm sure I'll think of something awesome.

    Once I've got all the bookcases installed, I will consider my options for making them look nicer. As I saw one user post here in the showcase forum, shelving trim and molding can be used to make multiple bookcases look like one, built-in unit. So I will definitely be looking into that, which will also help me determine my best lighting options.

    Anyway, I'm planning on making the trip to Ikea tomorrow, but I've got a bit of a busy weekend with my mom turning 50 today and I was planning on installing new flooring in my bedroom, so I might not get to put everything together until next weekend. But I'm still looking forward to sharing the updates.
     
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    Never should have gotten myself excited for this. Ikea is already out of fucking stock of Billy's and will not allow me to ship them either to me or the nearest store.
     
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    Ok.

    I went to Ikea yesterday. As I expected, they were completely out of white Billy's in the size I want ( but I was still able to leave with a new desk). When I got home, I was able to buy two Billy's from the website and have the shipped to me. They will be here I'm two weeks.

    At this point I've been up all night drinking and gaming, but when I finally wake up in a few hours, I'm going to get my desks put together how I want, set my pc/photography station up, and try to get a layout for my collections. I should be able to get a few pictures up before I go to bed tonight.
     
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    Here's a quick update:
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    Got my desk all set up where I want it and got all the bookcases moved. The new Billy's should arrive next weekend then they'll replace the black ones. This is for the most part how my collectibles will be displayed, though I will have to make space for some of the Titans in the Billy's rather than on tip.

    And of course I have to patch up the wall where my floating shelves used to be. That, or get more shelves.

    Hopefully within the next month I can have my display completely finished with the exception of shelf lighting.
     
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    Well I just canceled my Ikea order for the Billy's because I noticed that Columbus had them in stock again. I went ahead and canceled my order and reordered them cause now they're gonna ship them to me directly from the store instead of whatever warehouse it was originally gonna be, so now I'll have them tomorrow as opposed to next week. Would have done store pick up so I could get $50 back but they only days available were today and tomorrow and I can't make it there until the weekend at the earliest. Didn't wanna risk losing my chance again.

    But the point is, if I'm not too busy with other renovation projects I might be able to get the new bookcases installed a week early.
     
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    I finally own Billy Bookcases!!!

    I was able to do a little shift swapping tonight. Had to come back in at 11PM after only getting off at 3PM, but I'll now get off at 11AM tomorrow morning instead of 3PM, so I'm planning (if I'm not impossibly tired) assembling them as soon as I get home. My gf and I are probably gonna work on some flooring projects this weekend but I should still be able to get them assembled, placed and filled with figures before Monday.
     
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    Got everything put together and placed last night.
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    Now I'm just trying to figure out where to put everything.
     
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    Well it took me almost all day but I finally got everything put away.
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    My original plan was to display my main cast G1 figures by season on the outside bookcases, then everything else in the middle. But it just wasn't working out that way. So I ultimate emptied all four bookcases and started from scratch. Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. Each shelf is still, for the most part, done by season. But there are some exceptions. Like my all Seeker shelf, and my all Sun/Swipe mold shelf.

    Anyway, I was thinking about adding trim/molding to the bookcases to give them a more finished look, but I'm not so sure now. I think they look pretty good as is. Lights and risers are still on my to-do list as well. I'm not sure where to get the lights yet but I'm thinking Norfly's from Ikea.

    So that's pretty much it. This is hands down the best my display has ever looked. Other than lights, risers and getting new figures, there really shouldn't be anymore overhauls (how many times have I said that, right?). Alright, have some more pictures.
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    Bonus gaming set up pic:
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    I submitted these photos to BSF on Sunday for his collection critique series. It's probably gonna be months before he gets to mine but I'm excited to hear what the dummies have to say about it.
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    Nice!!!

    I submitted my collection a while back, but I'm gonna email him and see if I could get some new photos in before he does mine cause my collection cira 6 months ago was AWFUL by comparison.
     
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    Lol I did the same thing! I submitted pictures then like a week later got the Billy's set up so it was entirely different. If he hasn't got to yours yet it will move you to the end of the line if you send new ones.
     
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    Honestly, I'm fine getting moved to the end if it means I actually have a presentable collection and not a bunch of dusty figures on a window still :D 
     
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    Yea I told him the same thing. And now that I've quit my job and am starting school again, its highly unlikely that my display will change anymore before he gets to it.
     
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    Yeah, I've kinda maximised my current display space and basically spent covid tweaking it to personal prefection, it ain't gonna change for a solid 4 years, probably when I move out.
     
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