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#41 Mercman

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:47 PM

Beautifully done dio. Yeah they are never quite finished. I would love to see some shots of the yellow 32 Racer. if you have any.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:34 PM

Oooooh. Wow. Very nicely done. Now to make a model of it? I kid I kid. Anyways, Tony- Where'd you pick up that tow truck? I need something very similar for my shop that has yet to come to reality. Also, any places where one might find a relatively new 1 ton pickup, not outrageously customized? Die cast is fine. Thanks!

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:56 PM

Nice project, Tony. Looks fantastic.

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#44 Tony T

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:30 PM

Thanks for the nice comments!
One thing I do like about the diorama is that it really isn't ever done! I really have more I want to do eventually on the interior, plus populate it with a few figures that I can move around (other then the 3 Spice Girls I found in a bargain bin!). Another project to learn-Figure painting!! I've got a couple of jacks to paint up, and want to add some work benches, and maybe a hoist. Eventually!

The tow truck is a kit bash, I used the 99 Silverado Custom pick up for the cab and chassis. The towrig is the bed from the Midnight Cowboy reissue, a bit of trimming on the chassis to fit, and parts-box wheels/tires from a Jada. Computer generated door signs, glued to the flat blue paint. Here's a few more pictures.

The yellow racer, I do have pictures of in my photobucket album here. (Down page 2 a bit). There are a few more in amongst the Speed Shop pics, too.

Enjoy!

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:15 PM

Found a dog, and a motorcycle at a dollar store...I did do some paint detail on the dog.
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Enjoy!
Two Spice Girls were a clearance bin find...(there's a third in the display case.)
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:02 PM

Hello there friend! The shop is lookin great and the weathering detail is looking top! This is a really awesome way to bring your models together thats displayed on the shelf! Keep on wit the keepin on!
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:13 PM

Thanks, Tito! I appreciate the nice comments!

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:47 PM

Well, I realized I hadn't updated this thread for a while. Not really much going on with the shop, but the builds keep coming. I did build a tow truck for the shop a while ago, and the latest addition is a demo derby car...other pics in my album...
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Thanks for looking!

#49 Greg Cullinan

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:54 PM

Tony this is looking good,I really like your tow truck.
You have put in a lot of nice detail.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:53 AM

Thanks, Greg...still lots to do inside, but that will come with time.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:33 AM

Buddy, it looks like you've been having a blast with this one. Keep going . . . it's just pure fun to watch you go!

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:37 PM

Thanks, Virgil! I love the change of pace...slow progress, and an opportunity to keep the old eyes peeled for neat stuff to add. It is a great backdrop for taking pictures, too!

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 02:12 PM

Thanks to Virgil's tutorial, I built 3 sets of jackstands! Here's the first set completed.

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Here's Virgil's Industrial Photo-Op Base where he links the tutorial.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:18 AM

I ended up building 3 sets of jackstands!
Here are a few new bits added - stand and engine from the AMT 66Nova SS kit, lantern, scissor jack and NASCAR floor jacks from a friend.
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A few views of out front of the shop!
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:11 PM

WOW, how did I miss this, too cool Tony...love all the details!!

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:35 PM

The diorama looks awesome. I live just a few miles from a drive in who's name just so happens to be Skyview.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:19 PM

Is that an oversized junkyard dog, or a javelina who thinks he's a Rottweiler? B)

Interesting dio ...

and you're right ~ they never seem to be really "done" ...

#58 Tony T

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:35 PM

Thanks, guys...it is a lot of fun...and hasn't gotten out of hand...yet...B)

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:54 AM

Junkyard dog! That's no dog, that's a wolf. How's that for security.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:13 AM

Whaaaa, That's just a PET! The dio's comming along beautifuly!! It's suprizing to see what you can come up with for sources for dios! Yours is lookin great!!!:lol: :D ;) ;)