My First Diorama...speed Shop
Posted 02 April 2008 - 02:01 AM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:50 AM
I'm planning on taking it for a walk as you said...right now I've still got 2-3 feet of snow on the ground in the yard. As soon as I can set up a convenient place in the sun, I will! I've got an idea where I'd like to set it up for photos, but I can't get there from here!
George-As for the cinder blocks...I printed them out (the bricks too) from a dollhouse site, 1/2 inch scale... http://www.printmini...tables/ph.shtml just scroll down to the wallpaper and flooring. I printed 3 sheets, then cut out the blocks and interlocked them where I needed to join them (that way I didn't cut any blocks in half, just at the outter sides, which I covered with trim anyways). Minimally visible, and looks a bit like a stress crack in the cement between them. Just sparingly used white glue on the back. Too much (like I did in a couple of spots), and it wrinkles. I'd probably use slightly diluted glue next time.
Plans are to narrow the yellow 'safety path', and define the 'footsteps' a bit. The rest of the side and back walls may come eventually, as might a roof, but not sure yet. I've got a tire rack to finish (the orange and purple sprue thing), and I may start on the office walls...not to mention the gravel for the parking lot...the ballast may have to wait, as it was a bit priceier than I thought at my LHS. Will keep an eye out for cheaper alternatives...sand maybe? No rush. I might try to add an exterior light fixture or two, but again, no rush...not to mention a workbench, and a couple of tool boxes, and maybe a hoist...the sky is the limit!
Edited by Tony T, 04 April 2008 - 03:54 AM.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 09:56 AM
Narrowed the width of the safety path lines, and defined the foot prints, and finished the tire rack...
Added a bit of a land mark for the roof...
The Shop is busy today...
And after a long day...
Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:44 AM
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:31 AM
Original releases, as built at the time...
Edited by Tony T, 17 April 2008 - 09:33 AM.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:54 AM
Roof access ladder, and natural gas meter/line on the side
Removable rear wall, and removable beams-also some additional wall posters, and paper furniture.
Popsicle stick fence, on both sides. Stained with leftover maple stain. I like how it came out, actually. Bit too new looking, though...
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