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    Here is my work in progress...i own 2 boaphile cages and love them so much ive decided to make a replica of my 421T. .its made of 1/2 oak and will feature 2 drop down hinged doors and a pro products rhp. So far its built and sealed on the inside..i still have to plaster/compound the outside nail and screw holes as well as apply a light skim coat to get it ready for paint..then mount the plexi doors



    Updated pics as i make progress

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    Looks pretty nice so far. Watch ou Jeff [MENTION=539]The_Boaphile[/MENTION].

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    • #3
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      Very nice, very sturdy.......
      I think Jeff Ronne will still beat you in the weight class though!!!!
      I built my own also, and man is it heavy!!

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      • #4
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        Thanks guys..its not too bad on the weight..i can lift it pretty easily..not as light as the boaphile but no too far off..much lighter than an mdf tank though...its only 1/2 thick

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        • #5
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          Be sure to take pics of the final product. I can't wait to see it finished.

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          • #6
            Re: my boaphile plastics replica

            Looks great! Keep us posted on your progress.
            http://berkeleyknebel.wix.com/mississippimorphs

            Photo credit:Eddie Ard .....Banner Credit:Big PaPa Ernest

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            • #7
              Re: my boaphile plastics replica

              Thanks guys...im going to be painting the outside either black or light grey like my other 2 boaphiles

              I would like to paint it light grey like the boaphile but its going to be hard to color match it..the inside is sealed with drylock clear cement sealer (love this stuff, ive been using it for years,lasts forever).. im in the process of using joint compound on the exterior to fill all nail/screw holes and as well as the seams where the wood meets..going for a 1 peice seemless look

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              • #8
                Re: my boaphile plastics replica

                Wow, that looks pretty awesome. Great job, are you going to design a snake on the outside of the enclosure.
                sigpicJrock23

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                • #9
                  Update

                  Compounded and sanded



                  Primed and sealed


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                  • #10
                    Re: Update

                    this thing looks sickkkkkkk!

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                    • #11
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                      Looking awesome!!!!

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                      • #12
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                        Once you get this prototype done, you might have some of us lining up for the next ones, ha ha ha.... lookin' good!

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                        • #13
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                          I think that's an incredible work of art, you have done a great job so far, can't wait to see it finished.
                          http://berkeleyknebel.wix.com/mississippimorphs

                          Photo credit:Eddie Ard .....Banner Credit:Big PaPa Ernest

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                          • #14
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                            Painted light grey...doesnt match exactly with the boaphile but its close...ready for the hard part...doors





                            Im still waiting on the door latches to come in the mail..hinges are ready and the plexi is cut to size

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                            • #15
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                              I love the light gray color. Black absorbs too much light, and white is too bright & stark (not to mention it shows marks & stains easily).

                              (who cares if it's not an exact match to Boaphile anyway? -unless you have them side by side & really want them to look the same?)

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