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#1 old-hermit

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:19 AM

Since I mostly build large scale I needed a place to display my stuff.
I've been collecting odd's & ends for a garage dio for over a year and think I finally have enough.
I was given some lumber and sheetrock this week so I decided to start the project.
It's 4 ft X 8 ft with scale 12 ft walls.
I bought some OSB for wall framing and cut door & window openings.
The walls will be covered with scale pine siding for a rustic look.
The interior floor will be concrete grey and the street will be simulated asphalt or gravel.
Here's a pic of what I've done so far.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:38 PM

I cant wait to see this thing come together with the pasrts chaser and tow truck of yours!!Will you have a back office in it?? Will have to put yout two much in it as well as the bad rat!!

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:24 AM

Wow Hermit! That looks HUGE! :shock: Can't wait to see more progress pics!

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:40 AM

Small update.
It now has a paved parking lot, concrete interior floor and siding in progress.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:11 PM

Interior paneling in progress,

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 11:04 AM

Hi..old-hermit..I like this last photo of the interior paneling , I can see at the open door of the model a full scale structure , makes the model look real.....Barbo.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 12:03 PM

That's my house Barbo. I'm building the dio in my garage.
I made a sign and got bored waiting for glue to dry so I did an interior mock up.
Still LOT'S to do.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:12 AM

I have no patience so I put both unfinished models in front of the unfinished diorama just to see how they would look.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 05:58 PM

I do the same , old-hermit......it helps to see whats going on , from this point you can do changes on time...........keep up the great work............Barbo.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 12:05 PM

Just playing around in my dio.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 06:08 AM

Nice start. Where did you get the motorcycle and what kit is it? Am I right to assume this is 1/8 scale?
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:06 AM

Nice start. Where did you get the motorcycle and what kit is it? Am I right to assume this is 1/8 scale?
Marc


The bike is a diecast Vance & Hines Top Fuel drag bike.
Yessir, it's all 1/8th.
I still have a lot of trim and detail work to do but it's coming along.
Here's the front with a couple more bikes.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:24 PM

WOW Marc,
Look at the size of that thing :lol: If my Wife saw that she'd have me living in it :)
Great work, love the Rods. The delivery is my favorite. White walls & slammed lower than a snakes belly. Its a classic, lov'in it !!

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 03:21 PM

Added some people,

Mechanics
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Customers
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And ya gotta have a blond
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 07:52 PM

Looks good, it is really starting to come to life.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 04:52 PM

hey man ur having way to much fun with this one...really looks grt8...i gotta do one something like ur's one of these days...wait actually i have one almost done have to post some pix of it ...lol...neal

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:37 PM

where did you get the huge tool boxes along the backwall from?

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:29 PM

[Where did you get the delivery and the pick-up bodies? Is the chopped T a Lindberg or is it resin? If it's resin, where did it come from? Great dio. My wife would cut off both my hands, if she saw me starting something that size. You are doing one heck of a job yours though. Keep the progress pictures coming.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 02:36 AM

Where did you get the delivery and the pick-up bodies?

where did you get the huge tool boxes along the backwall from?


Thanks for all the compliments guys. It's been fun doing this.
I like to see your's Neal, please post the pics.
The tool boxes are Snap-on promos. Got them from evil bay.
The pick up body was scratch built by me starting with a resin cowl.
The chopped T and delivery I built using a Big T and Big Tub body as a base then added the sides and roof.
Here's how I did it pics of all three
http://s39.photobuck...0Scale/Wrecker/
http://s39.photobuck...haser/?start=20
http://s39.photobuck.....y T/?start=20

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:58 AM

I know it's been a long time but I got another piece done in the dio.
A 1/8 cutting torch and tanks.

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The finished product

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