Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Golden Bat Summer 2012 results and why I didn't post for a month

     So trying to focus back into hobby mode right now, just finished up my quick review of Dark Vengeance and started checking out a few forums that I frequent. I remembered the Golden Bat Summer 2012 over on Carpe Noctem has come to a close and the winners have been announced. My Death Korps of Krieg Demolisher took first place in the 40k master painting catagory! There were only a few contestants for the 40k section though, but hey a win is still pretty nice. Here is a pic to recap if you haven't seen it here a hundred times already.

     So I've been quite busy with real life stuff lately and thought I would share a bit of it here. I am quite proud of what I have accomplished so please bear with me or just skip on to the next post. Some of you know I am in the restaurant business, which consumes most of my time. The little free time I get I spend either studying my schoolwork or focusing on my hobby. Lately I've been building a bar in my restaurant. It's been an amazing experience! I was a little nervous at first since I've never built something so big or permanent before. And quite honestly without experience you just never know what surprises wait for you once you get started. Here are some photos.

      Here is my framework being lined up. My counter tops are also being cut to size, planed and sanded. This was an all night project, just Belle and myself. We assembled the frames the morning prior while closed and had everything ready to go. Once we closed at 11pm we started.
      The holes took about 6 hours to be drilled into the concrete, here I am pounding the anchors into the holes. We also planned about an inch off of one of the counter tops. Unfortunately we didn't have time for a lot of WIP photos. Sleep deprivation didn't help us remember the camera either.
     Here is a photo taken last night. The first beer to be poured at the bar, Lost Abbey Deliverance. My personal favorite beer and the beer that got us into craft beer to begin with. It seemed fitting that we should drink one to start the bar off right.
     I just took this photo about two hours ago. Here we are in the morning light. Nice reflection from the liquid glass coat over the counter tops. Those are solid by the way, each weighing a few hundred pounds. The whole bar comes to 21 feet and has ten seats. It's still going to need a foot rest, I am thinking of running a pipe out of the ground on each end and across the middle for it.
     Well there it is, tonight will be the first time it's open to our customers. I know they've been anxiously awaiting it so it should be a good night.

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