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#1 MikeyB08

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:11 PM

So I've been looking at some of the diorama builds around here and I'm intrigued. That has lead me to this point. I am designing my own Garage Diorama. Here's some more information about my build:

 

Diorama 2 Bay Garage Measurements (1/25 Scale): 20'in Long, 13'in Deep, 10in' Tall.
 
Measurements of actual garage: 40' Ft Long, 26' Ft Deep, 20' Ft Tall
 
Doorway (1/25 Scale): Semi Bay 6.5'in Tall, 5'in Wide; Car/Truck- 5'in Tall, 5'in Wide
 
Doorway (Actual): Semi Bay- 13' Ft Tall, 10' Ft Wide; Car/Truck Bay- 10' Ft Wide, 10' Ft Tall
 
Exterior Doorway: 7' Ft Tall, 3' Ft Wide
 
Will include: 1 Car Lift, Workbenches, Optional Floor Inlays, Upper "Man Cave" Floor, Parts Room, Etc. 
 
For the Garage Bay, the large bay door will be meant for my Peterbilt 359 Conventional. The other bay door will be meant for my hot rods and such. I'm also thinking about building a lean tue out back for the junker. 
 
The upper floor will be the "Man Cave". Here is where the poker games, video games, football watching, etc. will all take place. I believe this may be my big attempt at scratch building furniture and such.
 
Personally, I'm looking forward to this. From what I understand, people are always adding to their Dio's and that's what I'm planning for this one. A very long continuous build.
 
So without further ado, here's my Google SketchUp templates for my design. I hope to have some materials by Thursday or Friday.
 
Front Garage
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Back Garage
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View of Man Cave Floor/ Layout
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Edited by MikeyB08, 11 August 2013 - 01:13 PM.


#2 Eshaver

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:20 PM

James, the measurements look accurate enough . You may wish to do a Long Grease pit under the Big truck bay . A good many actually had this feature . These trucks usually had "Twin Post " hoists in the few shops I have towed large trucks into too. I forgot to mention this but a Suede finish paint , usually krylon's is a GREAT paint to replicate a simple concrete finish too. This paint is found at most Wal Wurls too. Don't forget a television , arcade games up stairs at the truckers lounge too. Oh yes , vending machines , microwave oven , an girlie calendar's too



#3 MikeyB08

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:32 PM

lol Will do Ed. I imagine that even though I have plans laid out, I'm sure I will change quite a bit once construction begins. I'm already thinking of a joined Showroom as well as a Parts Store. I'll keep the options open. At the moment, I'm limited on actual space so my current design is able to fit in my display case, therefore I'm limited to exactly how big I can go. 



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:27 PM

nice , well wil be watching this



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:48 PM

Do you mind if I use your design?