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PostSubject: My First Diorama   Mon 06 Jan 2014, 11:29 pm

I figured it was time to do something different over Christmas Vacation. I've been building one of these in my head for years. It'll take a ling time to get all the bits an the base done. Very Fun.

Wall frames. One Weathered, one not.



close up of the weathered studs



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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Mon 06 Jan 2014, 11:30 pm

some more progress

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Mon 06 Jan 2014, 11:34 pm

Looking good. How big is it Jeff?
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 12:42 am

It's 1/24scale 24X24 - or 1 foot square.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 12:42 am

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 12:47 am

Many many more bits I need to collect for the interior.  That will take some time and patience.



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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 12:52 am

Jeff: I have a hard time believing this is your first dio. Looks great. Do you intend to scratch build the windows? I'm assuming the trim is temporarily attached because it is sooo much easier to paint before installing it. I'll be closely watching this one. JohnJ

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 6:17 am

Nice job for your first one   
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 10:23 am

I think it's looking terrific Jeff. The healey looks ripe for restoration too!!  001 

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 4:08 pm

I agree it looks great. I have been building one in my head for years also. Maybe it's time I pulled the trigger. Thanks for doing this. I am following all the way.
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 4:25 pm

This is looking good. Like you and Buck, I have never done a dio before. I also have one in my head, and some reference photos.

Keep it up!!
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 7:37 pm

You're doing a great job, Jeff. You're making me itchy to do one myself. Models photo so much better with a great background environment.
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 07 Jan 2014, 11:02 pm

JohnJ wrote:
Jeff:  I have a hard time believing this is your first dio.  Looks great.  Do you intend to scratch build the windows?  I'm assuming the trim is temporarily attached because it is sooo much easier to paint before installing it.  I'll be closely watching this one.  JohnJ

Yes I am going to install the windows soon.  The trim is glued on :( haha....

I have a plan to try to build the windows and frames that will slip snugly into the window frame without much glue.  We'll see how that goes...
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Wed 08 Jan 2014, 1:53 am

What no beer fridge? Jeff, this is looking seriously good.
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Wed 08 Jan 2014, 10:59 am

Like the stud frame construction.
Getting a garage full of crap is a chore.
You've got a great start.
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Fri 21 Feb 2014, 12:38 am

Well its almost done.  I do think that I will be adding junk to this for a while.  Here is where it is now.  THe tarps are made form painting a white glue, water mix onto blue tissue paper.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Fri 21 Feb 2014, 12:40 am

I bought one of those Hobby Gear garage kits.  It has a gas can, tool boxes, and other interior stuff, as well as a 55 gal. drum. I rusted up the drum using pastel chalk. The wood pallets were made by me and dirtied up with the same pastel chalks.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Fri 21 Feb 2014, 12:44 am

Interior.   I made a tire rack, and added some more bits and pieces.  I made the boxes on my computer and folded them up.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Fri 21 Feb 2014, 12:50 am

This is the back.  I printed the signs on photo paper from my computer, and mounted them onto some sheet styrene.  Then I rusted them up with pastel chalks and some of the sophisticated finishes rust product.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Fri 21 Feb 2014, 2:02 am

Looks great. Hard to believe it's your first. The pallets are a nice touch something you don't see in many dioramas.


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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Fri 21 Feb 2014, 2:41 pm

It will make a great backdrop for some of your WIPs.
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Fri 21 Feb 2014, 3:16 pm

Great looking diorama. I love all the little bits and pieces - they bring it to life.

The broken window outside looks dynamite - how did you achieve tha breaks?
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Fri 21 Feb 2014, 6:01 pm

It's looking first rate Jeff. Very nicely done.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Tue 25 Feb 2014, 10:38 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: My First Diorama   Wed 26 Feb 2014, 2:36 am

Geezerman wrote:

Getting a garage full of crap is a chore.


Funny, doesn't take me long at all.

  
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