1/24-25 hotrod garage diorama
Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:33 AM
first > in real life it looks way less dramatic as on the pics , less black
i washed in all the seems to create more depth , will get some lighter grey tones
also its just a base to build on
did some mild weathering on the bricks and the window frames got a sand on the edges so there are parts of bare wood
Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:14 AM
today i started the washes on the floor , after i washed the edges on the walls to add depth i needed to make a dark wash for the floor so it was more balanced
also did some more fith and exhaust gass stains on the walls
found a box of tehse plastic things this week and the second i saw them i thought about a big hanging workshop heating system
i made them thicker by glueing 2 together and make 3 like that and then glue the 3 pieces together
then used all sorts of misc.. parts from my partsboxes
added hoses wich will run through a panel i will make in one of the small windows of the most right garage window so they can suck in fresh air
then just as a base i sprayed the thing silver
need to add all sorts of piping and wiring etc .. made do the side housing red like the lift i have build
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:07 AM
then came the time to give the heater some soul lol
painted the house red , gave it some weathering and rust ....
painted the bottom openings (biggest one) dark grey inside for more depth
will hang here and the hoses will be on a panel i will make in place of the bottom right window
took these decals and ade up that the brand heater was weiand , liked the logos a lot and the yellow really pops
Edited by crazyrichard, 23 February 2013 - 07:07 AM.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:57 AM
a bit of progress , under the heater i will make a frame , for now i hang it up on nails so i can make the frame easyer
also made a busted window and made some glass yellow , only one window in now , need to make the 3 other ones now
on one window i'm planning to make a piece of wood in front so it looks like one window is hammered shut
Edited by crazyrichard, 23 February 2013 - 08:58 AM.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:08 AM
Just read your Entire thread, the work you are doing is awesome. I saw the diorama on your other thread with the cool hot rod and loved it, now I fully appreciate it. I thought I recognized the parts for your shop heater so, I showed them to my wife. She said they are cassette holders they use in the medical lab. Neat idea! Everything is really looking cool, makes me want to do a little more work on my garage. Thanks for sharing.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:02 AM
thnx and yes i reconed it was something from a lab because i also saw some glass plates where i found them
Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:35 AM
Yes probably slides. I forgot to mention, when I went through your thread looking at all the pictures, I got so caught up in it I almost forgot about the scale. You are doing a very realistic approach at making it all come alive. Nice work.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:25 PM
i never have a set plan like most people so it kind of grows and somtimes a build go's in a totally difefrent direction.
the attic i made and spend good time on isnt going in.
instead i'm now planning to make a steel frame attic with like rivets ..
i wanted a real industrial look at a certain point
i always loved old industrial buildings and old abandoned building pictures with busted windows and ... so that feel i want to have in this garage the only difference is this is used and not abandoned
Edited by crazyrichard, 23 February 2013 - 10:26 PM.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:51 AM
made a frame from styrene
then added a ribbed section of hard plastic (not styrene)
used some bolts from those toy finger skateboards , my son had a whole bunch of those bolts
painted and weathered the frame , the bolts actually are tight in the wood and hold the frame
with the unit
also added bolts
the bolts do give a great realism effect
then did the rest of the windows
Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:50 AM
altered 2 cheap poles , before and after
made caps on them with some radom caps out of the partsbox
layer of base paint
some weathering and made the caps green and added some rust
later on i will make steel roof supports and will make hanging lighting wich will be much brighter
Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:12 AM
fire extinguisher on a bracket , needs a strap around in in the middle still
some fun pics
Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:32 AM
Richard, I can see you have paid close attention to those of us here who diorama work. It definitely shows !
Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:47 PM
Great stuff Richard !!! Its a never ending project !!!
Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:00 PM
I just read the entire thread and enjoyed seeing the design change and take shape. Lots of fun! And now you have a great back drop to photograph your models.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:30 PM
well yes i left it alone for a while , i just could not find the right feel and look ..
and surely after a while when i started again its just came natural ..
also i have experimented a lot with weathered metal paint and now have a decent enough tenchnique
first i was working with wood and tbh that was not the look i was after for a greasy garage ...so i myself are pretty pleased with the way its heading atm
and yes you always get inspired by others , thats the fun of seeing other threads > you learn a lot by just seeing whats possible
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:41 AM
started a small warehouse for parts storage and a attic ..
i reduced the side drasticly with what i stareted with , looks way better imo
just testing to put some open doors in there
added some pillars and made a dooredge ...uuhhm how do you guys call that doorframing >>?
the wide edge of the railing on the attic will get some hotrod related logos and brands with decals
Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:03 AM
i got a week of work , need to take some holliday days because out "law" changed so you cant have to many holiday days from past years .. so ...some building then ?
also need to continue the diy job upstairs but the garage dio was more apeiling hehehehe
first painted the attic and storage unit
then added some cool brand decals , all hotrod related
made a finish flag band out of 2 setarate pieces of decal
happy with the size now i can put in more detail then i would have been able to with a parge storage ... and attic
Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:53 AM
started some of the electrical wires , made a master switch first , like a emergency power stop
added wires to the lights , i will add vrakets so the light fixtures look bolted to the wall instead of just going in the wall like atm
power to the heating system (that also will get some gass lines attached)
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:05 AM
they are so tiny i can place 4 on one fingernail so making a tumble switch was a but tricky so i used a pin and i think it looks quite nice right ??
put a revell decal on the doors window
the rolling door will also get way more detail like pinlocks , hinges and a mechanism
Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:54 AM