TEXACO Gas Station diorama - 1/25 scale - Outdoor shooting
Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:51 PM
This summer, my brother and I build this Texaco Gas Station diorama. I know that the pumps are not correctly located and many details are still missing such as oil cans, counter inside the shop, the garage equipment, etc. I'll be building that stuff soon, I just had no time to finish it as good as I wanted and I had to leave to Switzerland for the photo shooting with my brother Iggy (he lives there).
We put a lot of work into it, I hope you like it!
This is the original picture that used as example:
Here one pic of the building process:
Here you see a night scene picture. The gas station has a complete electrical installation with light bulbs in every room and outside.
Here a few pictures of the outdoor photo shooting session in Switzerland:
Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:53 PM
Keep us posted on your progress. This will be a beauty when it's done.
Posted 03 September 2011 - 01:21 AM
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:11 AM
Looks like Walter Teauge , Texaco architect was sitting alongside of you when you were constructing the building . That will definitely be a proud piece on completion . Ed Shaver
That's one of the best complements here....and Ed is spot on!!
Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:05 AM
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:43 AM
Italian Manufactured Satam pump used at a B. P Station about 1959:
Caltex station - Germany :
Texaco station - W/ canopy , ( western region ) built about 1939-41
Edited by Eshaver, 17 October 2011 - 06:43 AM.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:57 AM
I hope these three links help in the search for the perfect Texaco station ...........
Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:05 AM
@ Ed, it seems like you're a Gas Station expert! Thanks for the info and the pics. I know I reoplcated a pair of Toks 39 as I like 'em better than the original Waynes on the original picture. It was not about making a 100% perfect replica, but much more something than I liked.
About Walter Teague -the architect- sitting beside me, well, he was not sitting beside me but... I have a secret to confess... I'm an architect myself and building scale models is my passion since I'm a child.
Ed, about your book, yes, you should do it! It's quite easy now with self publishing services and print on demand orders. You don't need to convince any publisher anymore :-)
Here you have a few more pics, taken in switzerland last summer.
There is a new gas station project on the workbench now. My brother Iggy, is working on a gas station based on a barn. Some kind of a rural gas station. Here an example of a painting by Dale Klee that served as inspiration for the project.
Here the work in progress. It's not supposed to be exactly the same as Dale Klee's gas station. It's gonna be Iggy own design based on inspiration from many pictures.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:25 AM