I'm Speechless... Excellent work!
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:36 AM
Jim... this is truly some wonderful work. Is there an end in sight or is it never ending, as are all dioramas ?? Fantastic !!!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:10 PM
Thank you Vaughn.
Yes, there is definitely an end to this diorama. I hope to be finished with it in about 30 days.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:52 PM
Upon closer inspection, Jim, those floors are really well weathered. Love the door marks, etc . . . you are constantly raising the bar.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:11 PM
Filling up the shelves.
Here are some photos at different exposures.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:27 PM
I still have to add junk to the top shelf on the back wall, the top shelf over the work bench, the top of the work bench and the shelves in the work bench. This does not even count the stuff I'll be adding to the floor.
I was thinking maybe I'm over doing the junk. In diorama building the open space between all of the junk is just as important as the junk.
Some thought needs to go into how the open space is layed out.
So I decided to create some open space in front of the work bench and reduce the clutter a little bit. I made some doors for the work bench.
And I added some visual interest by opening one of the doors just a tiny bit.....................
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:33 PM
Jim, as you are doing, I kept moving the junk around in my trailer kitchen. I'd move it, photograph it to see what it looked like in pictures and create more detail or move things around again. I like the open cabinet, I was wishing I had done a drawer ajar in my kitchen! Keep going, it's coming out well.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:41 PM
A very creative concept !!! Your workmanship on the structure and details is just amazing, Really looking forward to your progress.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:16 PM
Working on the top shelf, rear wall. I think a typical family garage would have Christmas decorations.
These photos start out with the initial layout and then the final painting and glue down.
Sometimes this process drives me crazy because there are so many different ways to arrange things.
Edited by Hollywood Jim, 14 January 2013 - 01:32 PM.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:24 PM
And only those viewers who really look carefully will find the cool stuff like swim fins.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:24 PM
What ! no retired license plates...LOL
Don't forget the horizontal wall braces can hold stuff too.
Awesome work and process Jim.
You get a Popcorn eating Smiley
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:20 AM
Yes indeed, the top shelves are always for all the "family" stuff that gets used once a year. Where's that old pink flamingo Aunt Florinda sent for the lawn years ago?
Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:34 PM
Thanks guys !!!
OK, it is time to finish the smaller top shelf.
I don’t want to over-fill this space or put anything too big on this shelf.
I want to make sure this shelf does not pull the viewer’s eye away from the main subject that will be on the floor.
Is anyone old enough to know what that item is on the far left????
Top shelf finished !
Here is a photo with no camera flash.
Here is a photo with camera flash on.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:04 PM
That is a water bag for keeping in front of the radiator. Cool stuff HJ, like the one with the flash.