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KHamilton

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Diorama Exhibit.....You're all invited

28 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

I posted this up in the "General" thread, but since it's diorama-related, I'll post it here, too!

Long story short, I've been invited to exhibit several dioramas at an art gallery in Philadelphia
during the month of September. One piece on exhibit will be the Playland Arcade, which I used
on the announcement:

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There will be two "opening" receptions - one as part of Old City's "First Friday" activities,
and another one the following Sunday afternoon (when parking spaces in the area will
be easier of find):

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Both receptions (and the show) are open to the public and I cordially invite any of
you guys who happen to be in Philly to drop in.

Also on exhibit in September will be "hyper-realistic" paintings by my old art school
friend Fred Danziger, who was really responsible for my show.

Come on down if you can....!

Open Invitation - Diorama Exhibit

28 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

Long story short, I've been invited to exhibit several dioramas at an art gallery in Philadelphia
during the month of September. One piece on exhibit will be the Playland Arcade, which I used
on the announcement:

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There will be two "opening" receptions - one as part of Old City's "First Friday" activities,
and another one the following Sunday afternoon (when parking spaces in the area will
be easier of find):

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Both receptions (and the show) are open to the public and I cordially invite any of
you guys who happen to be in Philly to drop in.

Also on exhibit in September will be "hyper-realistic" paintings by my old art school
friend Fred Danziger, who was really responsible for my show.

Come on down if you can....!

The Playland Penny Arcade

28 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

The Arcade diorama has been on and off the bench for a LONG time, but this time around I'd
really like to get it done, hopefully for NNL East. The diorama will be based around some old
arcade games I got interested in building a while back and has been getting more complicated
ever since.


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The story: A turn-of-the-century brick building was converted into an Art Deco arcade, which is
now being dismantled and torn down as the surrounding neighborhood deteriorates. An
adjoining building has already been demolished and the apartment house next door is trying
to hold on as long as it can.

Fast Forward: At the stage shown below, the apartment building is just almost done and
the Arcade has been mocked up, as has the base (rigid insulation) and the sidewalk & street.
The truck onto which the arcade games are being loaded has also been detailed.

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Faster Forward: As of now, the street and sidewalk is done.....

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...the ghost wall on the arcade is finished and the empty lot is being detailed......

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...and the facade of the Arcade is shaping up:

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If you're interested in all the in-progress pictures, here a link to the Fotki album:

http://public.fotki....d_penny_arcade/

Thanks for looking. More pics will follow as the scene develops.......

Lumber Stacker Diorama

24 January 2012 - 02:27 PM

This was mentioned in another thread, so I thought I'd post some photos...

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Some truck parts are from the Beverly Hillbillies kit; most of it is scratchbuilt:
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Here's an in-progress view:
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...and one of the drive train before paint & weathering:
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All the in -progress photos are in this Fotki album:
http://public.fotki....lumber-stacker/

Thanks for looking......
Ken