Hi, all. A couple years ago a friend gave me this 56 Chevy model he had tried to build years ago as a teenager. I planned to rebuild and repaint it, but it wouldn't come apart (he must have used a whole tube of glue!), so I made it into a junker. I painted the top white, and the body flat black, then rusted it up with rust colored primer and some real rust from a Brillo pad, and smeared a little mud on the wheels, etc. I decided to make a diorama I call "Barn Find" depicting the Chev being winched onto a trailer hooked to a pickup truck behind an old barn where it was found rusting away. The diorama is under construction, and here are a few photos.
The barn wall is black foamboard with wooden coffee stirrers for siding, painted red and scuffed up with coarse sandpaper to look weathered. Roof section is plywood. It will get paper shingles. The base will be 3/4" thick foam with grass, dirt, and gravel on it. The trailer will have a winch and cable pulling the car onto it.
Windows were drawn in CAD and printed on poster board. Framed them with basswood and glued onto the wall. No openings to cut out! Barn wall is 24" long.
Here's a close up of the barn siding. I'm pleased with the look.
I hope to have it done for a car show later this month. Comments welcome!
Edited by Sixties Sam, 14 September 2013 - 05:12 AM.