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PostSubject: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 05 Sep 2016, 8:28 pm

Hi all, this may or may not happen, it will be the biggest project I've ever taken on I've been playing with the layout, it will be huge (I may have to try and make it in 2 halves somehow to store and work on it) anyway I cut the footprint of all the the vehicles and have placed them roughly (obviously a piece of oblong paper doesn't really look anything like a car or bus but it gives me an idea of scale needed, as you can see I can't really make it any smaller but I will need a few more cars ( any suggestions on iconic British cars availiable in 1/24)


This is something like I'm hoping to depict.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 05 Sep 2016, 9:31 pm

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I will need a few more cars ( any suggestions on iconic British cars availiable in 1/24)


what time period are we looking at?

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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 05 Sep 2016, 9:48 pm

Time period is irrelevant really, I would like to be 60s but I already have a 1934 Bentley I'm getting a mini an E Type jaguar a rolls phantom 2 and a London taxi so already quite an age range, what I want is iconic British cars, I've been told there's a 1/24 land rover but all I can find are die cast ones, I've also been told there's a 1/24 escort but not found it yet.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Mon 05 Sep 2016, 10:04 pm

land rover is by italerai......if you can find it
escort is by revell and is as rare as rocking horse droppings...............esci did one too and thats even rarer............belkits do a rally one too that came out recently

tamiya mini, lotus 7, lotus europa come to mind..........

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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 2:00 am

Wow, what a project. Not being up on London could you tell me which fountain that is, it looks iconic. And I'll be sending you much positive creative vibe - I love diorama's but have yet to make the leap and do one, much less on on this scale.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 3:49 am

Watching and waiting. popcorn

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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 8:06 am

It's picadilly circus and the fountain is the shaftesbury memorial fountain the statue is Eros
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 9:16 am

I hope it does happen, Ive been looking forward to this since you first mentioned the idea a few months back.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Esci-LWB-109-Land-Rover-1-24-Scale-Model-Kit-Bausatz-Maquette-Vintage-/391548226733?hash=item5b2a17ccad:g:TAAAAOSwFdtXyAtI
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 10:46 am

Thanks for the link mate but it's a bit pricey with all the other stuff I need, I'll see how long this takes (oh I guess I'm committed I've primed the Bentley.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 11:01 am

Anticipating !!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 2:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 3:04 pm

kpnuts wrote:
the statue is Eros

The statue is of Anteros ... Eros' brother ... designed by Alfred Gilbert in 1893
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 5:44 pm

Fantastic idea! It would be a bear to store. I would worry most about what statue and base to put in the center. You could add music with the 1960s FACES tune "Around The Plynth." I'm surprised that the older ESCI kits, like the Escort, aren't around anymore. They were here at swap meets-toy conventions until maybe 15 years ago in the U.S. Good luck, on a big project it's best to go slowly with all the work involved.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 8:10 pm

Hi all well here is the first tentative steps in this one, I've primed and top coated the Bentley, won't get much else done as on hols on Friday, really need this holiday work is soooooooooooo stressful at the moment.




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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Tue 06 Sep 2016, 9:28 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Wed 07 Sep 2016, 8:43 pm

Hi all here is probably the last update till we get back off hols.











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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Wed 07 Sep 2016, 9:35 pm

Lovely work Ken!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Wed 07 Sep 2016, 9:49 pm

They gave builders a very nice engine! Your paint work on it brings out all the realism!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Wed 07 Sep 2016, 10:27 pm

I've got to say compared to the mammoth airfix kit (it helps building this after that) it is a lovely little kit and incredibly some of it is better detailed than the twice the size airfix kit, so far I'm really impressed with this kit, there are a few things I would change to improve it like not embossing the areas where the decals have to go and moulding the tank with 45 degree angles on all the mating surfaces so the mesh effect doesn't leave a band all round the outside with no mesh (I know airfix kit is the same but it's big enough to cover with actual mesh) of course they are minor things and it still is a lovely kit but I can't help thinking they are such easy things to change.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Thu 08 Sep 2016, 12:55 am

Engine looks great..!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Thu 08 Sep 2016, 7:35 pm

Hi all, well Robin (on another forum) had a great idea to add a zebra crossing to give me a cut line so as i can join the two halves together, but I've checked and can find no ref pics at any time period with a zebra crossing at picadilly circus (and I can't add something to such an iconic British landmark that wasn't there) so,,, Ive got a cunning plan, I'm going to make all the buildings and scenery removable  (not sure how yet)  anyway made a start on the fountain, I was going to cheat and do it as it was in ww2 but of course the route master and mini and taxi for that matter were after ww2.



I know, I know it looks like corrugated cardboard but with a bit of plaster of Paris I'm sure it will be fine (I hope)
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Thu 08 Sep 2016, 7:43 pm

It will look brilliant with a thin coat of medium of your choice Ken, if you want a change from 'plaster' have a look at something like this.

https://www.artsupplies.co.uk/item-liquitex-super-heavy-gesso.htm
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Thu 08 Sep 2016, 8:05 pm

Thanks mate that looks interesting, is it one you use.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Fri 09 Sep 2016, 4:21 am

What a great idea! Your Bentley work is awesome as usual. Monogram made a 1931 Rolls Royce roadster that is a nice kit.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/24 london bus diorama    Sun 11 Sep 2016, 11:41 pm

Awesome start on the engine for the Bentley! And I am greatly anticipating seeing how you choose to build the fountain, already liking how the base looks
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