My first garage DIO
Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:37 AM
Yes I do wonder if I should have gone wider, and I also wonder if I should have gone a little smaller in size, and if I should have made my peak shorter and I am still kicking myself in the butt for not putting a side door on. This is my first diorama ever, and as fun as this one is I will be definately be building another one more up to scale and planning ahead a little better than I did this one. This build was kind of just off the top of my head winging it kind of project.
I've been considering a building similar, in that I was planning the same type siding application, so I was quite anxious to see how yours turned out. Looks good, but I'm wondering about the width-size slats (6" scale). They lend themselves quite well to either a vintage building that used the more narrow slats or a contemporary garage - would look fantastic whether weathered or painted. Still, did you at any point wonder if you should have gone a bit wider?
Really nice job.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:59 PM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:38 AM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:37 AM
By the way, I like your friend.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:51 AM
Shardik, I am going to put fire blocks between the studs, but I am out of balsa studs and hobby lobby wont be getting any in for a week or so. If anyone has any ideas on a roof or a floor I would be interested in hearing them.
my friend came to the house the other day and when he knocked my eight year old daughter answered the door. He asked where her dad was at and she said, He is down stairs playing with his doll house. You gotta love kids dont ya. I dont think my buddy is gonna let me live it down.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:47 AM
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:55 AM
Here is where I am at so far. I finished the door railing and am now glueing the hinges to the door. I had problems with putting too much glue on my hinges and glueing them shut so they wouldnt move, so I had to do it all over again. I had also finished up all the siding and most of the trim. I am waiting on more balsa to finish trim and a few other exterior things before I shingle and paint. I am still not sure what I am goint to do for a floor. I really want to do a full diorama with a small yard and gravel driveway, but I dont have enough room to store it or to show it off.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:01 PM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:26 PM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:28 PM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:55 PM
Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:55 AM
As far as a base is concerned...... I make mine seperate to the model..... and it can stand vertically when not on display, cutting down on storage space. A raised garage floor of 1/8" masonite (finished to suit and glued to the base), will locate the building when on display. If you add trees and fences etc, to the base, just drill toothpick sized holes where you want them to be located and use cut down toothpicks set into the bottom of the fence post or tree (or whatever)...... which can locate them on the base and make them removable for storage.
Just an idea that works for me.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:14 PM
Edited by dragster fever, 20 September 2012 - 02:17 PM.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:56 AM
Thank you Maynard that tutorial will help out a lot to redo my door.