Jump to content


1/32 Garage Diorama


  • You cannot reply to this topic
37 replies to this topic

#21 wkennerley

wkennerley

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Full Name:Wayne M. Kennerley

Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

Hi Charlie, I look forward to seeing your ideas become reality - Which brass era cars did you get? Wayne



#22 charlie8575

charlie8575

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,533 posts
  • Location:Marlborough, Ma.
  • Full Name:Charlie

Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:36 PM

Hi Charlie, I look forward to seeing your ideas become reality - Which brass era cars did you get? Wayne

I got the 1904 Darracq and 1905 Rolls-Royce. They'll go nicely with my Pyro and Life-Like 1/32s.

 

Charlie Larkin



#23 wkennerley

wkennerley

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Full Name:Wayne M. Kennerley

Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:34 PM

Very nice Charlie, I am hoping to acquire a Darracq soon.

 

Wayne



#24 wkennerley

wkennerley

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Full Name:Wayne M. Kennerley

Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:09 AM

A little bit of progress

 

IMG_3484.jpgIMG_3483.jpg



#25 GTMust

GTMust

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,014 posts
  • Location:Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name:Tony Durham

Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:52 AM

Very nice Charlie, I am hoping to acquire a Darracq soon.

 

Wayne

The Airfix Darracq is actually closer to 1/25 scale... not 1/32 as stated on the packaging.  And it's a pretty basic kit with almost no accurate detail.  It will need a lot of scratchbuilding to get it to look like the real car.  Check out the movie "Genevieve" to see what it should really look like.

 

Tony



#26 GTMust

GTMust

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,014 posts
  • Location:Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name:Tony Durham

Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:15 AM

Not trying to steal your thread but........  re Charlie's post......

 

Here's the Airfix 1/32 scale 1905 Rolls Royce that I built and photographed in 2010.  Not one of Airfix's best...... but better than most.

 

1905+RR+left.jpg

 

1905+RR+right.jpg

All my reference pictures show 1905 Rolls Royces with a more bulbous body and other different details, but as each body was handbuilt on a Rolls Royce chassis, anything is possible.

 

Tony


Edited by GTMust, 14 November 2013 - 06:18 AM.


#27 wkennerley

wkennerley

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Full Name:Wayne M. Kennerley

Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:33 AM

Hi Tony, If I recall correctly the Airfix 1905 R-R is of the 20hp chassis #26350, see second car on this page - http://www.rrab.com/rpsg.htm

 

- It doesn't look too bad to me but maybe once seen in the flesh one can see more issues - I know the line of the seats is wrong, not sure how easily that can be fixed

Wayne



#28 GTMust

GTMust

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,014 posts
  • Location:Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name:Tony Durham

Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

You can see in the first picture how the rear tonneau widens out behind the rear doors.  Difficult to tell in the second pic though, so could be flatter and is the car the Airfix version was modelled on?

 

Tony



#29 wkennerley

wkennerley

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Full Name:Wayne M. Kennerley

Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:44 AM

The first pic is a completely different car its a 10hp so ignore it as a reference (the top body is a Roi des Belges body whilst the lower one is a T.T. Body) - Bear in mind as well that the body on #26350 was built in 1953 and is a replica body so may not match original bodies.

 

Roof trusses temporarily in place, they now need to be cut back to the brass support running diagonally across the diorama

 

Wayne

 

IMG_3487.jpg


Edited by wkennerley, 15 November 2013 - 08:21 AM.


#30 wkennerley

wkennerley

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Full Name:Wayne M. Kennerley

Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:00 AM

Some test shots to see how it is all looking - I also found a website that sells poster, boxes etc - I downloaded their sample page and I think I may try their set - still need to make up a box or two

 

Wayne

 

IMG_3493.jpgIMG_3494.jpg



#31 charlie8575

charlie8575

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,533 posts
  • Location:Marlborough, Ma.
  • Full Name:Charlie

Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:40 AM

The Airfix Darracq is actually closer to 1/25 scale... not 1/32 as stated on the packaging.  And it's a pretty basic kit with almost no accurate detail.  It will need a lot of scratchbuilding to get it to look like the real car.  Check out the movie "Genevieve" to see what it should really look like.

 

Tony

Good tip on the 1/25 scale. Thanks, Tony. I did think it was a tad big.

 

As to the accuracy...I can see the issues, but honestly, I'm not going to worry about it too much, as the scracthbuilding required is way beyond my pay-grade to do, so I'll build and enjoy as it is. After some rather complex projects lately, I'm enjoying something fun and simple for a change.

 

Charlie Larkin



#32 charlie8575

charlie8575

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,533 posts
  • Location:Marlborough, Ma.
  • Full Name:Charlie

Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

I just realized I didn't say so earlier, but this is coming out quite nicely, Wayne.

 

Charlie Larkin



#33 wkennerley

wkennerley

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Full Name:Wayne M. Kennerley

Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

Been playing with some lighting

Wayne

 

IMG_3503.jpgIMG_3505.jpg



#34 GTMust

GTMust

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,014 posts
  • Location:Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name:Tony Durham

Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:39 AM

Great progress Wayne. That lighting is really effective!

And the Airfix 250LM is one of the best buildups of this kit I've seen.

Tony

#35 wkennerley

wkennerley

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 84 posts
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Full Name:Wayne M. Kennerley

Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:54 AM

Thanks Tony, Was playing around with bits I had from old christmas decorations, the first is a set of four flat top LEDs set out an inch apart, very good for workshop lighting i think, the other is larger domed LEDs with very centralized light which I think would look good as outdoor security lighting.

 

Corrugated sheeting has arrived so I hope to get onto making the roof tomorrow - Depends on what the wife expects me to do around the house!!

 

Thanks for your comment on the 250LM, it is definitely a better build than one I did around 1990

Wayne



#36 charlie8575

charlie8575

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,533 posts
  • Location:Marlborough, Ma.
  • Full Name:Charlie

Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:29 PM

I like the lighting and shadow effects. Very nice, Wayne.

 

Charlie Larkin



#37 rous74

rous74

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Location:Athens - Greece
  • Full Name:Rousounelis Andreas

Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:51 AM

Great project !



#38 Jzaaijer

Jzaaijer

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 83 posts
  • Location:Modesto,CA
  • Full Name:Jeroen Zaaijer

Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:31 PM

I never gave the 1/32 scale much thought. But thanks to your great project, I googled to see what type of model cars are out there in that size. I was surprised. I like the size in particular, because it keeps the dioramas relativley small, but not too small. Thanks for sharing you project with us!