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Barn Find 56 Chevy diorama - It's finished!


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#21 Sixties Sam

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

Well, I'm calling it done! I made a winch for the trailer and hooked it to the Chevy. I added some details like old car parts laying around, and an old thermometer by the door, a pile of firewood, etc. I'll probably add some more details later. I ordered a farmer figure with bib overalls and straw hat to add later. He'll be the guy who sold the Chevy. Please pardon the workbench junk in this pic. I'll get better photos later.

 

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The crate filled with parts was made from coffee stirrers and balsa.

 

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This was an enjoyable build. I hope you like it! Thanks for all the nice compliments so far. They mean a lot!

 

Sam


Edited by Sixties Sam, 15 September 2013 - 06:47 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:51 AM

UPDATE: I changed from a Dodge to a 41 Chevy pickup as the tow vehicle, figuring that the guy buying the '56 would be a Chevy man, and might have a restored '41 pickup.

 

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:14 AM

While either truck looks great Sam, the foliage with the tall grass an all does it for me . Very well executed .



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:47 AM

Sam, that looks absolutely wonderful.  You did a great job.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

nice job looks great

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

Great job. Very realistic.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:03 PM

Very nice, great job on this diorama.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:27 AM

Sam great work on your dio. I saved your pics of the crimping tool for reference, and such, great idea.

 

Also for anyone who wants to saw dust grass another way is o mix the saw dust in a container of water, and add food coloring dye to it. let the saw dry, and you have colored grass.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:59 PM

Final Update: I added the farmer who sold the 56 Chevy. His dog followed him out to the barn to watch the guys load up the car. The farmer might be saying "Pappy's car's been sittin' here for 30 years. I'm glad you guys are gonna fix 'er up!"

The farmer is a resin figure from eBay, and the pre-painted dog came from Party City for 35 cents! They have a whole bunch of plastic animals for decorating cakes, and they're cheap.

 

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Thanks, everyone for your compliments on this project. It was a fun build.

Sam

 

P.S. I dullcoated the farmer since I took the photo. He was too shiny!


Edited by Sixties Sam, 19 September 2013 - 04:01 PM.