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#181 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

Thanks guys !!

 

 

The last few details are added, before I start work on what goes center stage.

 

I painted the lawn mower.

 

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Making a water hose.

 

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Trash box.

 

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This area is finished.

 

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Here are a few things for the floor.  I don't want to glue down anything that goes on the center of the floor. 

This will allow me some flexability in subject matter.

 

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#182 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

Beautiful.  Love the way you incorporated the watch parts into that lawn mower blade roller.  Sweet.



#183 gasser59

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:32 AM

Genius, sheer genius!! OK, now the stage is set and its time for the next act. Up goes the curtain, let the performance begin.



#184 Randy D

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:03 AM

Hi Jim,   I'm with Brad on this one,  it's so much fun to watch this unfold!!! 

 

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#185 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

Thank you.

 

 

I found a little boy figure I like. Last night I modified his arms.

 

It is not finished yet.

 

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#186 vaughn

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

Really looking good Jim !!



#187 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

OK, all the details on the shelves and walls are finished.  Standby for the floor layout.

 

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#188 Tom Geiger

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Brilliant Jim!  Such a refreshing change from the dioramas that are merely sprinkled with kit parts!  Not a wheel with lugs nuts still on it in sight!   :rolleyes:



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Brilliant Jim!  Such a refreshing change from the dioramas that are merely sprinkled with kit parts!  Not a wheel with lugs nuts still on it in sight!   :rolleyes:

 

Thank you Tom !

 

I don't like dioramas where there are model car wheels and hub caps glued all over the walls; too high for the 3 inch figures to reach them.  LOL.

 

The wheels and tires are outside the back door, where most people would keep them.

 

( I still may add a wheel and tire leaning against the wall. )

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

I need your help !!

 

I have been so close to this diorama I can’t see it anymore. I mean I can’t see it objectively, I’m too attached to it. So I want everyone to give me your opinion. I need some new eyes to tell me if I’m missing something.

 

As soon as I figure out how I’m going to layout the items on the floor, I will think about maybe adding some lighting. Please don’t be offended if I don’t use your idea.

 

One note. When figures are added to a diorama it can quickly go from serious theme to cartoon looking. I want to use the least amount of figures as possible to get the point across.

 

Tell me which layout you like the best. Or if you have other ideas.

 

A Only one red hot rod.

 

B Only apple crate car and kid.

 

C Apple crate car, kid and hot rod.

 

D Apple crate car, kid, big sister, hot rod

 

E Apple crate car, kid, hot rod and Dad (looking at his hot rod)

 

F Apple crate car, kid, hot rod, Dad, and grandfather

 

G Apple crate car, kid, hot rod and Dad. Motorcycle or a second car to fill the space of the double car garage. This second vehicle would be painted in black and white.

 

 

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Thank you for your help !!

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#191 Tom Geiger

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

OK, all the details on the shelves and walls are finished.  

 

( I still may add a wheel and tire leaning against the wall. )

I just knew you couldn't leave well enuf alone!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

My vote goes to E.

 

Your work as well as your concepts are always exceptional Jim, I look forward to seeing this in person!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

I'd combine D, E, and F. Make it a family affair.

 

Very nice job. Where did you find the reel mower?

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:33 AM

Although any of these options would be a good choice, my vote is for E. Each figure has a hot rod and the son is aspiring to be like his dad.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

Any option, my choice is E.



#196 David G.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:07 AM

Any one of the scenes would be great, but I favor "E".

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:48 AM

I would say, Go with what inspired you in the first place! 

"A" or simply add the mechanic. 

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:01 AM

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

I like E

#200 Tom Geiger

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

F with a few mods...  give grampa his walking papers...  and the kids,  I like the taller one, but is that a girl?  If so use both kids.  And revisit it after you detail paint the little guy.  Right now his blue tone in the black and white diorama is giving me the creeps!