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#21 kingtoy

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:34 AM

Dannyi, I remember this one. It's still looking great and what wonderful inspiration.

Jeff, I hope you get started on yours after a few rounds of research. I love the reference pictures you have . . .


Thank you Doc. I showed my GF the pics of your warehouse, how it was so incredible. She said I am not allowed to get that deep into one. LOL :lol:

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:47 AM

Dannyi, I remember this one. It's still looking great and what wonderful inspiration.

Jeff, I hope you get started on yours after a few rounds of research. I love the reference pictures you have . . .


You know, after looking at some of your post-nuke vehicles inpired a new build for me. It is a post-apocalyptic themed C-5 Vette. :D

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:04 PM

So where can I find some reference info on how to do those great brick walls out of foam board?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:27 PM

Here's a link to Danny's incredible dio with a tutorial on how he does the brick work. I've yet to try it but it looks fairly easy just meticulous.

www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35045

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:37 AM

Thanks for the link. Thta is exactly what I needed. I think I have all I need now to move forward on this. :D

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

After seeing Dr. Cranky's and Daniel's dioramas...now I have to build one. I especially like the funtional lighting in Daniel's. I want to build mine with similar constuction like in the picture. In the picture, those are about 30 ft timbers to the ceiling. It's an old factory that my uncle had a storage unit in. It was being converted into condo's and we had to clear out the storage. Planning on building a diorama about 1 1/2' x 3' with the timber framing and brick interior/exterior walls.Posted Image

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

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This is on the 3rd floor and the ceiling hieght is only about 10 or 12 ft, but the timber construction is absolutely beautiful...except that all the patina was sand blasted away.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

This is in an area that wasn't sand blasted yet and the timbers still have all of the glorious patina.Posted Image

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

Those really look like some great reference pictures and i'm really looking forward to seeing your progress on your build.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:06 AM

Those really look like some great reference pictures and i'm really looking forward to seeing your progress on your build.

Thanks...the building didn't look that great from the ouside, but inside with all the timbers was awesome. Good old virgin timbers! No laminates or steel I-beams! I only have an idea and list of materials on paper at the moment. Once I get going, I'll start posting some pics. I was just so impressed with Daniel's diorama with the lighting and all. Great inspiration!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

Well I have the foundation started for this. I will post pics of it and my next steps ASAP.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

man all of these builds are amazing and i love the real photos also.i can't comment on only one as thay are all great. got me thinking about doing one. thats if i ever get done with whats on my plate now.lol :D

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

Well I made some progress on this tonight. I will post some progress pics tomorrow.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

Here is the beginning stages.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:32 AM

Well I started working on the colums for the factory. As you can tell from the pics I started modifing the bases of the colums. They will look pretty close to my reference pics but maybe not exact.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:40 AM

Wow Doc that warehouseis amazing!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:40 AM

The colums are about a 1/3 done. I just need to finish widening the base. Then I can add some small details and they are ready to move onto the next stage.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

how's this one coming along?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:25 AM

You're making some good progress Jeff and am anxious to see more. Here's a couple of shots of my dio that was done a number of years ago. It was a lot of fun to build and I may do another one in the future.

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