Umbrella Corp Themed Workshop?

UmbrellaTech

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Hello everyone - this will be a bit of a unique one I think! It'll be a long slow-burn of a project for a while but now I'm looking to buy a house and workshop of my own soon enough. At almost 40 I have at last got the chance.

One of my passions is cars and I maintain/modify my own vehicles. I intend to build a 2-car garage and (getting to the point now) I'd like VERY much to make it "Umbrella themed" - as in, if the old-school Umbrella Corp had a garage/car workshop, what would it look like?

Currently I've got a temporary space - all tool drawers are black (bought or painted) and some I've put Umbrella corp metal eBay badges onto. I'd assume though in a 'real' old-school Umbrella workshop there's be a lot more silver or white, probably white ceilings and floors and lots of strip lighting. Also old-style CRT monitors for any CNC machines (although there ARE flatscreens in Birkin's lab in RE 2.)

Just want to open this up to the floor and happily take any suggestions etc. Help me build my dream nerd garage? This'll be a long project of probably 18 months plus but we'll see how progress starts to look.

Pitch in anything you might want - vibe though is the old-school Umbrella from the original 3 games. End of 2021 we should have something!

Thanks for reading everybody. :)
 
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UmbrellaTech

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Have my eye on a place with, if I'm honest, an OBSCENELY large workshop/garage setup. Without getting too far ahead of myself (this is honestly going to be the better part of two years) I do also want to get a little bit excited about it. So, thoughts on what it'd potentially be like, if Umbrella Corp actually had a garage workshop somewhere:

- Bare concrete walls, or brilliant white. Either way very very well lit.
- No wood.
- Tidy and clean ofc.
- Tool cabinets and gear predominantly black, white and/or bare metal. Some red ok.
- Many Umbrella logos.
- XD-R G.1 in massive letters on a wall.
- A key shaped like the OG RE1 armor key to unlock the door because why not? (I can machine this.)
- A shotgun ammo crate or two around the place for supplementary storage.

Some mix between the "industrial" vibe and the "lab" vibe. Honestly the place I'm looking at has thee separate little workshops (think two one-car garages worth) and a four-car main garage so I have options of another room for the CNC machines and lathes etc off the main one. Garage itself can be more "lab" (and brighter as I'll be in there more) and the adjoining workshop for the computer controlled CAM gear etc can be more "industrial". The rest of the house will be a normal house because (contrary to the picture I've painted so far in this thread) I'm not an Umbrella fetishist but this is the idea I'm totally looking forward to.

What's mental irritating is that there's no real "storage" that's uniform between the labs in the original PS1 RE1 and RE2. A few generic desks, shelves, lockers and crates and that's predominantly it. In the tyrant room in RE1 there is a uniformity in the design for the computer cabinets, for example, with an angular sloping to the front top that I'm not above just making trolleys to resemble from steel I could weld up and paint but that's about all. Illuminated glass cabinets abound, but only so much use in a workshop. The flip side of all that is there's nothing to directly emulate, so every chance to get a little creative. Also there currently is no Umbrella Corp car tuning shop so it pretty much couldn't be "wrong" exactly...

Any and all musings, thoughts, telling me how insane I am totally welcome. Will continue plotting over the coming months or years!
 
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