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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:40 PM

This is my first full blown diorama, built in HO scale, (1/87);

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The barn and tractor servicing station to the side are scratch built out of styrene. The trailer is also scratchbuilt from styrene, wood and brass. The truck is just an HO diecast made by Model Power, I changed the wheels and tires and detailed the interior and added a bed lid. The '53 Chevy in the garage is an Alloy Forms kit. The old tractor in back is a Jordan kit.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:22 AM

Now THAT is quite impressive! Really tells the story, enough detail to keep the eye busy and simple. Excellent job! :rolleyes: :) :)

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:10 AM

The detail in that diorama would be impressive at 1/24 scale...it's even more impressive that you did all that in HO!

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:01 PM

grt8 job david...and i agree with harry....about the HO scale....neal

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for the kind words fellas. HO scale is a bit tedious, I beleive this is my first and last HO scale diorama. I don't know how some of those model railroaders can work at this scale all the time. It's 1/25 for me from now on! (well, except for the 1/72 military stuff.)

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:55 AM

Very nice!!..just the right amount of detail,,

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 10:53 AM

Great Diorama....Davkin..you almost fool me with the scale ,the photos are great too..........Be Happy ....Barbo

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:57 AM

This is my first full blown diorama, built in HO scale, (1/87);

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The barn and tractor servicing station to the side are scratch built out of styrene. The trailer is also scratchbuilt from styrene, wood and brass. The truck is just an HO diecast made by Model Power, I changed the wheels and tires and detailed the interior and added a bed lid. The '53 Chevy in the garage is an Alloy Forms kit. The old tractor in back is a Jordan kit.

David

DAVID!!! Where did you get that '32 Ford frame and grille shell in 1/87 laying alongside the Servicing Station? I'm Looking for some of those, saw some pieces in a casting of an HO trackside "Junk Pile" long ago. There were '32 Victoria bodies, grille shells...but no frame rails.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:59 PM

Where did you get that '32 Ford frame and grille shell in 1/87


They were from a Jordan Products '32 Ford hot rod kit.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:13 AM

WOW! really cool dio!.....

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:01 AM

Very Cool. I like the whole thing, and you gotta like the Jordan stuff especially for the price!!






p.s. You say you do 1/72 military also do you have any pics or go to this site?:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47210/

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 11:56 AM

p.s. You say you do 1/72 military:


I started to do military modeling but decided I needed to focus on cars and automotive dioramas, I just don't have the time for everything I'd like to model.

Again, thanks for the generous comments guys.

I've started an O scale (1/48) diorama and will start a thread on it within the next week or you can go to the website in my signature and my blog to see a couple pics and a description. O scale is a nice balance between space consumption and detail. HO was just too small, the detail level didn't really satisfy me.

David