Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shelves available soon!

All, I have been revamping my process and getting a stock built for the past month or so.  Supplies will be on hand and the store will be changed to only allow the purchase of items in stock.  There will be a choice for backorders, but it is no longer going to take 3-4 weeks to get your hands on a shelf unless you choose to backorder a shelf.  I obviously want to sell as many as possible, but these have been going in huge waves, so just when I catch up, somebody reviews them and then I am swamped again.  I am hoping that by having a fair amount of stock on hand, I can provide to all in need.
Also, shipping overseas is not an option for the next two months, as these shelves are causing customs letters and duties that were previously unexpected.  I am desperately seeking a UK based vendor for distribution abroad.  Should there be any interest, please Email me.
Many thanks for all the inquiries, and I am hoping that this post will clear up any questions.  Feel free to Email with any further inquiries.
TTG Bunker 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

TTG Bunker's Hobby Desktop

Many requests have been made for me to post a blog about my desk setup.  Well, since I had some time to finally clean it up a bit, here are a few shots.

This post is intended to spur questions, so post them in the comments section and I'll answer all inquiries.
Notice the prototype of the new airbrush station on the right!  Coming soon!
As always, thanks for reading!

Monday, July 16, 2012

July Update: Finally Caught up!

So, I finally got to resume the bridge project and it's way overdue, but alas, an update!  These shots are extremely raw and WIP.  See if you can find the gargoyles. 

In the last three months I have shipped hundreds of packages (some twice)  to all of my new and faithful customers.  What a blessing it has been to fill these orders.  Thank you so much for your prolonged interest in my products.  Some of you have had to wait over one month to receive your package and some of you have received damaged goods.  To this day, I'm happy to inform that EVERYONE that has received their product has great feedback for me.  I apologize if the delay is long for some of you, especially the overseas customers.  There have been a lot of growing pains and some changes are underway.

As for the last twenty or so customers, this picture is for you.  This is a stack of shipments ready to leave today that is as tall as my garage door.  I was busy all weekend.  Just to the right of that pile is a beautiful motorcycle that I built five years ago that has not even been started this summer because I have been so busy.  I hope that you enjoy your product, they ave been crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail.

  As always, thank you for your interest in this small time blog.  We're 114 subscribers strong and growing. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Warhammer 40K Train Bridge/Viaduct Brickwork

Hello all,
     I thought that I'd share some progress on the brickwork.  Obviously still a work in progress, but you get the point...

 A simple jig was made out of some scrap shelving bits and a piece of hardboard that was laying around.  I cut all the foam into the approximate width that I wanted and then built the forms around the pre-cut piece.  Once this was secured down, I determined the approximate width that I wanted and put a piece of the shelving stock down to act as a depth guide. 
After the jig was built, its a simple matter of sliding the foam towards the depth guide and using a VERY SHARP knife, slicing the little buggers one at a time until I have a pile of them to start gluing.  The rest is history.  When gluing the bricks, it is best to work from the center out, creating a guide line to work on both sides of.  This will keep your bricks looking straighter than if you start from the top down or vice-versa.
Coments, Questions? 
Post them here, or use the "Contact Us" link at the top and send me an email to let me know how I'm doing.
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shelf Shipments

Ok, so,
     After the overwhelming surge of shelf sales this past month, I have been working on overload in the shop.  If you still have not received your shelving yet, another batch will be due to ship at the end of the week for next Monday.  Look for those in the mail sometime not next week, but next.  
     I try and get all of these shelves out as timely as possible, however the volume of orders that has run in and right off the shelves has not only wiped my stock shelves, but also has resulted in several hours of cutting and gluing.  This last batch will be outta here soon!
     Thank you to everyone for your purchases, each one of YOUR orders are important to me and quality is key to this product.  A lot of time and energy goes into creating these shelves.

Thanks so much for your support!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Warhammer 40K Train Project Has Commenced

Well, in a true TTG fashion, we decided to go BIG!  I'm not talking about anything other than an eight foot heavy armored train with an extensive scenario map to play it on!  That's right, folks, TTG Bunker is building and play testing a HUGE scenario battle that might just be featured in an un-mentioned trade show!  The details will be kept secret, but this scenario game will end your thinking about current 40K scenarios.  The level of detail planned for this event is being thought out by myself and a few of the elite among our 40K gaming group, and each map section will be sure to create plenty of challenges for each team as they battle it out in the name of the Emperor!
In a proper TTG fashion, I'll be posting progress shots of various map sections.  Just like in the past, you will see some VERY WIP photos where you just might be scratching your head and wondering; What in the hell is that?!?  Well, this post should get your gears rolling!  Please post some comments/questions and I'll be glad to answer as best I can.
I manually cut and glued about 850 bricks so far just for the arches.  This process is not as slow as you might imagine, but cutting them takes a good bit of time.  The simple green jug you see is holding my vacuum formed arch in place while the spray foam sets.

 Here is a sneak peek of one of the heavy armored train cars.  This picture also shows you the intent of this giant foam conglomeration.  It will be a very large viaduct spanning a ravine.  The train, for scale purposes is approx one foot long.
 This is a shot of me wiping off the flex paste which I used to grout the bricks for a realistic mortar look.  I first painted the foam bricks with latex house paint, and then dry brushed several layers of reds and browns over top the latex paint.  After the paint was dry, I sanded lightly to weather them with a foam sanding pad and some green sponges.  Then I smashed the flex paint all over the bricks and wiped the surface off with a damp cloth.  The process took about ten minutes in all, once I had all my materials in place.
This is what the end result looks like after a quick APJ wash using his parchment recipe.  After this dried, it turned just a bit lighter, but the picture above is pretty close to the model as it sits now.

I hope this blog will show you what you can do with some scrap packaging foam and a lot of patience!  Now get out there and build something!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Model Paint Shelves: Testimonials!

"If you own or know someone who has a Paint Tier 80 there are many flaws;  Large footprint, not sturdy when fully loaded, dropper bottles fall over with ease causing the domino effect etc.  And the Stadium Style is nice but the footprint takes up unnecessary space.  After seeing the pictured acrylic shelves from my friend James at Table Top Gaming Bunker  I realized he had something great.   Thanks James for the time and creativity you put into this simple yet previously unavailable product on the market for us painters.  My desk is turning into my 'dream' paint station."

This is from Les from Awesomepaintjob.com.  He was the first to review my product.  Here is a shot of his desk.

"I love my paint racks!!  It's hard to imagine that a rack large enough to hold 255 bottles of paint plus a top shelf for more bottles, could be almost unnoticeable on my desk, which helps a lot since my painting desk is  small.   It's easy to get paints in and out of and having paint drops on the top of the bottles  makes it easy to find the right paint fast.  Since it is clear acrylic, it allows light to pass through it and doesn't give off a glare or distract from any of the activity going on on the desk.  I've had quite a few  different paint racks and, by far,  this is the best one I have ever owned." 

This customer is Ann.  She has purchased 4 of the Vallejo 250 shelves and two of the Hobby Paint Shelves.
Here is a picture she sent along.

"Also I would share for those that might be looking for something to hold your paint, i got my paint shelves into from Table Top Gaming Bunker. They took about 3 weeks for him to make them but I think they were worth the wait."

This customer has purchased two of the Hobby Shelves and one Valejo 250.

If you have purchased one of my products and would like to review it, please submit a comment with a picture of your setup and I'll gladly post it.  Thanks!