Props Recruitment Booth Build (Pacific Regiment)

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
I'm too much of a perfectionist! This is stupid. Why is this taking so loooong??? :cry:

Weapon rack came out square.
And holds weapons just fine.
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Got pretty nervous after putting the infinity table together because it feels like 30-40 pounds! But, I tested it and the support system seems to hold fine.
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I'm gonna take a break from it tonight and I'll get the last few bits knocked out before painting (hopefully) Thursday.
 

Deaadshot

New Member
Good progress! Is the inifinity table leveled as is? I assume that's pretty important for the right 'infinity' effect. The weapon rack looks amazing. I guess I need to start printing up some rifles to add to the group's collection. A BR is on my list. Then maybe a Carbine?
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Dang I should have set a level on it. Thanks for the reminder Deaadshot

Level is not critical. I imagine we'll be using it to set helmets on which usually have a flat bottom. The light effect doesn't need to be level. It will look different depending on the angle you view it from.
 

Deaadshot

New Member
Dang I should have set a level on it. Thanks for the reminder Deaadshot

Level is not critical. I imagine we'll be using it to set helmets on which usually have a flat bottom. The light effect doesn't need to be level. It will look different depending on the angle you view it from.
Gotcha. I'm happy to donate a few helmet stands to the both if you're comfortable that it can support the extra weight (~5 lbs each)
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Gotcha. I'm happy to donate a few helmet stands to the both if you're comfortable that it can support the extra weight (~5 lbs each)
Oooooooo I do like your helmet stands... :love:

Yeah, it can support it. Probably no more than two though. That's surprisingly heavy, are they metal?
 

Deaadshot

New Member
Oooooooo I do like your helmet stands... :love:

Yeah, it can support it. Probably no more than two though. That's surprisingly heavy, are they metal?
Yup, stainless steel and the base is weighted. Ideal for helmets so they don't tip over with several hundred dollars up on top. They're built from paper towel holders that hypothetically support one-handed paper towel grabs. I can't vouch for that aspect but I can vouch for the not tipping part!
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
A couple people have asked now if my table is level... the answer is No! I'm a terrible woodworker! :cry:
Here are the table supports side by side. The weapon rack is higher.
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I think I'm going to table saw 3/8" off the bottom of the rack and add those adjustable sliding table leg things (like a bolt with a smooth foot for a head)
This will also help keep the plywood good. Dragging plywood across carpet will surely rip up the veneer .

But, progress last night was great! Tower cap is done. Held all together by gravity and magnets.
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I also managed to polish the aluminum table frame. I cut all the wonky angles of the keyboard tray. As well as install a dozen more magnets throughout the booth for added stability.
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And here's where we're at.
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Things left to do.. (hopefully tonight)

Cut holes for weapon dividers
Cut and secure end caps for weapon dividers.
Cut off weapon rack bottom
Install adjustable under supports
Install clips to hang rack on box
Router spaces on keyboard tray
Install hooks for anti theft
Install magnets for tower cap sides

Putty EVERYTHING!
Primer
 
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Deaadshot

New Member
A couple people have asked now if my table is level... the answer is No! I'm a terrible woodworker! :cry:
Here are the table supports side by side. The weapon rack is higher.
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I think I'm going to table saw 3/8" off the bottom of the rack and add those adjustable sliding table leg things (like a bolt with a smooth foot for a head)
This will also help keep the plywood good. Dragging plywood across carpet will surely rip up the veneer .
Don't beat yourself up. 3/8" won't even be noticeable! I'm curious if some metal brackets running the length of the infinity table would be a good add at some point to increase stability and weight capacity. Shaping up great! Nice *air quote* "SHORT" list of things left before the paint starts flying!!
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Deaadshot Ha! You're generous. 3/8" would be to include the new 1/4" height added by the little metal legs for the rack. Right now the difference is more like 3/64" which yeah it's not really noticeable. People don't play marbles when they get bored anymore do they? :lol:

Thanks for the motivation. (y)
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
I'm freaking out guys! Just realized I only have two workable evenings to finish up this booth. Is that going to be enough time to paint??? Idk!

Last night was pops b-day so I didn't get as much progress as I'd like.

Main event was getting the weapon dividers.
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Here's a picture of my semi decent scratch job.
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Tonight's agenda:
Router out space for electronics
Create new way to mount weapon rack (original way is too tight. I'll adjust the drawings to combinsate)
Hang business card holders
Putty
Primer


Just for fun.. my brother saw this driving last night:
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PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Well even amidst this crazy con weekend I managed to get it fully primered. Tonight I'll throw the base coat on and finish up all the little bits while it dries. Tomorrow will mask off and will call it con ready.


Thanks Sean ;)
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Sorry everyone, you're just going to have to suffer through a couple more "almost done" posts. Especially considering that once I set it up tomorrow it will still be "almost done" considering all the things I've had to ditch to get the bulk of it done.

Primered!
2 cans was definitely not enough. I used 7 cans.
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Onto paint!
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I found an amazing deal on prewired LED strip. 78" long fir $5 comes with a remote to change color and is powered by USB.
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They're designed to go behind flat screen TVs so you'll find them near the TVs.

I needed 88" so I had to splice in 10".
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Success!
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Back on the farm...
I fiiiinally got the keyboard tray cut out. (I don't think I'll be able to paint it.)
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Little bit of paint. Took me an hour just to tape the lines for red.
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Lastly, started on the vinyl lettering for the cap.
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PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
And we have touchdown.

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Rose City was a big success! Lots of interest. Even had a handful of people create accounts at the booth. I only brought 50 cards, probably should have brought 100. Special thanks to my roommate who was forced to promote the cause as I had to take care of things like reparking, feeding the meter, etc. Also thanks to Thom A293 and the Lungren's who manned the booth so we could walk the con and find pretty great merch.
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Dude, awesome job!!!! Sorry for the delay but KUDOS to you and all who were part of this great project.......Now the big question.......where are you going to store this? It's not exactly a living-room furniture item........
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Resurrection powers, behold!

Been working on this booth a lot this weekend. There were quite a few things I wanted to add. Once I get it set up at CoVaCon next weekend I'll be able to post some better pictures.

Some improvements:

-painted over dings and scratches
-finally clear coated so it doesn't get easily scratched.
-fixed the infinity table which never really worked that great and eventually crapped.
-fixed the nuts that hold the table to the booth (one broke off)
-added screws above infinity table that we can hang business card holders onto.
-added a 405th sticker to the weapon rack. Placement makes more sense when the dividers are up.

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