Really cool diorama ideas for truck modelers!
Posted 25 March 2007 - 08:06 AM
1.) Truck stop fuel island
2.) Truck shop(maybe just 2 or 3 bays)
3.) Truck at a weigh station. Many of the older scalehouses are still in use, and they are structures no bigger than the garage at your house.
4.) i love the "going down the road" look. a highway scene. I did one in HO scale years ago and I had so much fun with it, I knew I would someday enlarge it to 1/24-1/25 scale.
5.) Truck at a loading dock. this could be done on a bookshelf if done right. Design Detail has a wall with two loading dock doors on it. that's a simple one I will do.
6.) Flatbed being loaded/unloaded. Or you can have the driver wrestling with the tarps like I have to for many of my loads.
Any other ideas?? I just posted this one for fun. Tim ahlboorn did a great highway scene many of you might enjoy. You can see it at Truckmodeler.com . Look at the 4 lane road link.
As for those of you who don't build trucks, but posted your work in this forum, I love your work. Very inspiring.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:22 PM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:48 AM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:39 PM
Simple plastruct could make the overhead support structure. Every 2 or 3 parking spots there is a pole with a concrete base holding it up. I've been kicking it around for awhile now, as more and more truckstops have it. Different, huh? Here it is again. That's my new truck, hooked to it in this pic.
I know I have a pic somewhere of the inside of my cab showing menu screen and all the hookups.
Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:09 AM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 03:44 AM
I like the idea of a fuel dock. It gives the oppertunity to bunch a lot of trucks close togeather and still look natural. It will take up a lot of real estate though. It would probable have to be about 20"X42" minimum size to pull it off.
Go for it
Posted 03 April 2007 - 07:37 PM
Posted 03 April 2007 - 07:45 PM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 05:04 PM
The screen to the left is the menu, the white wire is the ethernet cable. the cable tv jack is next to the bottom electrical outlet, below it is the phone jack. Now you know what those big yellow tubes are.