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Offline snitcythedog

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Coin Laundry Completed 17 Aug 11
« on: July 02, 2011, 09:45:02 PM »
Here is my WIP Coin Laundry.  Just finished filling all the gaps so I can start painting soon.  Just need a power box for the back wall, bulletin board and the sign for the building.  Any other suggestions?

I had to make masters and cast the washers and dryers, AC unit, coke machine, windows, and the light switches.

Couple more photos on my blog.
Hope you like.
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« Last Edit: August 17, 2011, 09:37:52 PM by snitcythedog »
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 09:49:51 PM »
Great work.
Love all the interior parts.
Will you be selling them?
I bet there are plenty out there who would buy them.
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 10:02:09 PM »
I was just thinking about Dot... it needs a little room at the back with a kettle...

looks great though... the casting looks good... can't think of any washing machines on the market - Black Cat? but that may be all tentacley...

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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 10:03:22 PM »
Got the East Enders reference.  Lived in the UK for four years.

Have not thought about that show in years.
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 10:17:44 PM »
Got the East Enders reference.  Lived in the UK for four years.

Have not thought about that show in years.
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Was not expecting that one from a guy across the pond!
Cant think of anyone doing 'normal' washing machines either.
Could be worth a punt...

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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 01:09:18 AM »
Strange, only your tumble dryers have a front door.
I'm guessing where you live the washing machines are top loaders ?

I only ask because here they are all front loaders.
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011, 01:17:47 AM »
Strange, only your tumble dryers have a front door.
I'm guessing where you live the washing machines are top loaders ?
I only ask because here they are all front loaders.
They still sell the top loaders here.  They are cheap and hard on the clothing.  Just what you put in a coin op. 
Will you be selling them?
I bet there are plenty out there who would buy them.
Sorry I did not answer that one.  The mold is not all that great.  I think I had something organic in the silicone because the first cast in resin adhered to the mold. When I demolded the first time it ripped a little detail.  It is easy enough to clean up, but not a defect that I would sell.  Had the same problem with the other two molds I made at the same time.  Both glued to the resin on the first go, and are complete write offs.  I am thankful that this one still works.
Thanks for the compliments.
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 04:52:17 AM »
That's great.  So much detail in a little building.  Is that even a light switch by the back door?  Machines are awesome.  Just need a couple chairs while you wait for clothes to finish and a super outdated arcade game to keep the kid entertained.  Make sure to have something oozing out from one of the machines from the nasty suprise inside.
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2011, 09:05:21 AM »
all the UK Laundrettes I've used have been top loaders... and last trip was last year when our machine broke...

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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2011, 04:28:11 PM »
This sure looks great, really cool piece of scenery!
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011, 06:14:42 PM »
Great :)
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 06:36:14 PM »
Very nice indeed. Another +1 on the are you selling these pieces.

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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2011, 07:00:37 PM »
What a great idea. Please let us know if you decide to make pieces for sale.

Here's my only exposure to English laundromats, I mean "laundrettes", via The Young Ones.

http://youtu.be/BQUOwXbbG_4
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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2011, 08:14:33 PM »
What a great idea. Please let us know if you decide to make pieces for sale.

Here's my only exposure to English laundromats, I mean "laundrettes", via The Young Ones.

http://youtu.be/BQUOwXbbG_4

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Re: Coin Laundry WIP
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2011, 08:43:15 PM »
It's interesting how times have changed.  Way back in the Jurassic period of wargaming, most folks would have been content if they could get a hill and a couple of houses on their battlefield.  Now look at things.  A coin-op wouldn't even have registered on the game radar back then, let alone entire modern or medieval urban settings, spaceports, underground caverns, sewer systems, castles, etc.
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