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PostSubject: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:03 pm

Even though the guys live in a des res purpose built penthouse, it's still in reality just a suburban loft. Hardly the place to run a counter espionage, anti-terrorist, secret service operation from, so Cliff has made a few phone calls, pulled a few strings, cashed in a few favours, and secured the use of 'Hobbs End' a disused station on the Central line of the London underground system.



Being long abandoned, half forgotten and 30 meters below the streets of London makes it an ideal and secure secret HQ. If you do an internet search of 'Hobbs End' you'll find it's had a few issues in the past with hostile aliens and malevolent demons but nothing the SKJ crew of vintage 'action men' can't handle!


'we've needed a place like this for ages. I mean, Batman has his batcave, the Ninja Turtles have thier sewer, Superman has his fortress of Solitude. the Fantastic four have....'


'OK OK No need to labour the point!!'

The station has been closed since building work on an extension to the Circle line was halted in 1967 due to a series of unexplained accidents to the construction workers. There has never been a offical explanation for this but when you have a security clearance as high as Cliff's you have access to top secret files that strangely blame 'Aliens' for it all. If the aliens are still in residence now, 50 years later, he'll let Joe and Hank deal with them!



The experience Cliff gained during his time in the Royal Corps of Signals has been invaluable as the new HQ has been kitten out with the latest communication and surveillance equipment. Patched into numerous spy satalites in orbit, Cliff can, at his tactical table in Hobbs End, keep and eye on the bad guys and supervise operations against them all over the world.






'Joe, we've 'made it'...desk jobs at last!'


'Don't worry, there'll be plenty of opportunity for you two to get back in the field. I know how much you'd miss rolling around in the mud dodging bullets!'



I started building this dio in 2014 although it's the result of probably only 5 or 6 sunday afternoons of build time. Like all hobby projects it's sat forgotten for months on end several times. Abandoned projects are fine when they are completing a vintage uniform of similar but this thing is 4ft x 3ft! During it's 3 year build time it's lived in the hall, then my son's bedroom and finally it's now permanent home of the shed!



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I've been calling it a dio but it's really just a soap opera grade film set. The type we all remember from cheap TV shows where the cardboard walls shake when an actor shuts a door etc! Scissors and a printer were the main tools used in it's construction. I've made it as a background to take pics for future comics.

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:42 pm

Wow !! Very nice.

Blimey..how have you got room for that in your shed ?

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:52 pm

Amazing work Steve! Looks the nuts now you've put all the bits in place. cheers cheers

I'm lucky enough to have seen this in the flesh so to speak, it's an amazing piece of work.

You forgot to mention it's also been to Southampton and back!!

And watch out for the Yetis!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:12 pm

A true masterpiece of craftsmanship Steve! I was lucky enough to see development photos of 'Hobbs End', and I was impressed then!, but to see it finally finished was well worth the wait! The boys are very lucky to have such a HQ! Thanks for sharing Steve! Top drawer mate bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:09 am

That is brilliant SKJ, the idea itself is very clever and it's construction fantastic.  Very well done it's a class build , great upload
cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:06 am

Amazing! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:58 pm

Hobb's End is an awesome HQ Steve... love the mix of 60s nostalgia and modern technology! The background story is great too! Tom K is waiting for his official invitation to the subterranean hideout! He is especially keen because he noticed that you have tea on offer... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:41 pm

Wow.. this is amazing ..well done , a lot of work has gone into that..
Great job ,
Where do you keep it ?
Have you got an aircraft hanger in your garden..
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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:04 pm

As soon as I saw the station name I knew it was a Quatermass And The Pit, your diorama is blimming brilliant!!!! Cool Cool Cool Cool

The 1967 film is really creepy.

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:18 pm

This is brilliantly done steve, fantastic work.

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:07 am

Fantastic job Steve!!!

Each time i look at it I see more details. Finally an HQ worthy of Cliff Sabre!

The matching computer stations are a nice touch. This will make the perfect backdrop for some new comics!

Brilliant!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:12 pm

This is very well done Steve, what a great project.
I love all little details,like the posters, must have used a lot ink cartridges in the making lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hobb's End. The new secret HQ   Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:36 pm

amazing stuff...epic!
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