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#201 bryan_m

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:52 PM

it makes me really happy to see you fixin this dio Dan, its just too nice to not fix it! keep up the good work.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

B!...how the heck are ya?......where have you been?

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:34 AM

AWESOME!..

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:55 AM

Dannyi...that is looking so darn good ! Keep on.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:19 AM

Wow this is just awesome man great job... Your making me wanna try my hand at this...

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:22 AM

...thanks guys!

...Ricky, definitely go for it! ..you'll be amazed at how easy it becomes after you get a couple basic techniques down...

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:00 PM

....got all the ceiling joists in place again. The lights are back to their original possitions and still working...still can't believe that....

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

Will your diorama be used on it's own or as a photo background? It looks really excellent.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

Far be it for me to tell you what to do.......... but don't forget our previous discussion regarding laying the structural floorboards diagonally.... and the finished floor boards (if you add them), lengthways. But then again... it's up to you. LOL!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

Shock and Awe...Shock and Awe...
Page 6 gave me the willies...
the following pages of reconstruction just gave me
more Shock and Awe..
Great patience and attention to detail.
Thanks for sharing your Dio.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:16 AM

Order is restored.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

I really like this Dio.. Can't wait to see it done... Red

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

..thanks guys for the kind words!

....crazyjim, it originally started out as a photo backdrop with side walls and a half roof. Once I got the walls up and started the roof, it became a full on dio. Decided to go with an upper story and now possibly an elevator......maybe...

.....Tony, as for the flooring I'm going with the original one I made. I know that the most common method for this type of flooring is like you said, diagonal sub-floor and parallel finished floor. But I seen quite a few diagonal finished flooring at the old plant I worked and thought it looked pretty neat....

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:54 PM

this is incredible! what are your plans for this if and when its "done"? are you going to take it out and show it or just use and enjoy it at home? it would certainly shock and awe an in-person audience, especially with some nice build ups inside it. it is plain spectacular!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:33 AM

...thanks Bill, I do plan on taking it to a couple local shows and possibly NNL East next year. I'll also be using it to showcase some of the parts I make on a '41 Plymouth and a '50 Ford pickup. Got a feeling this will never really be done..lol, it will probably be getting constant additions......

....thanks Mike!....I called ya a few days ago, give me a shout when you get the chance....

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:42 AM

Just went back and viewed all 11 pages of this project and I have got to say you have come a long way and it just gets better. A few questions for you. The raise brick areas...did you make those from foam bd by gluing a front to two side pieces or were they already formed that way ? What kind of wood for the rafters and joists...balsa ? How thick is the FB and what is it attached to, to give the walls strength ? Sorry to ask so much but its this part of the construction end that I need some clarification on. Anyhow...Great work and great reconstruction since the disaster. Keep on keepin on Dannyi !!!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

...thanks Terry.....the brick columns are three separate pieces each of foam board. I made an extra panel just for those. The front and side pieces are cut on a 45 degree angles so the bricks on the corners look like full bricks. I made the front piece a full 3 bricks wide. The side pieces need to be cut so they match the full brick, half brick on the front panel. Then I used a tooth pick to add Elmers glue to the sharp edges. After the glue dried I lightly sanded the edge to round off the bricks. Making the columns was a bit time consuming but I really liked the effect once finished. The foam board is 3/16" thick and I got it at Hobby Lobby but most stroes that have graft/hobby section carry it.. The panel side use to scribe the brick on needs to have the paper backing removed. Some brands of foam board you can just peel it right off but other brands it needs to be dampened to loosen the glue on the paper. Once the paper backing is removed the panel becomes pretty flimsy. So I glued another section of foam board to the back of each panel for strength. The back and side walls are tied together with 3/8" pine trim boards. Once it's all screwed and glued together it's a pretty strong set up. Case in point was after it was dropped from nearly 6 ft., just the upper left corner split open. The rafter/joist are actually bass wood, 3/32" x 1/2". It's a bit stronger and has a cleaner finish the balsa wood.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for the info Dannyi. Putting together a project bit by bit when time allows. thanks again

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:39 AM

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:01 AM

This thing just keeps getting better and better, Dan.