Burl’s Creek Automotive Flee Market
Over the years I have build or acquired a few RV models that I wanted to display in something other than the usual campground settings. These included: a diecast Greenline Winnebago travel trailer;
A Hess Training Van that I modified into a GMC Motorhome
An Open Road Camper on a Ram 1500 chassis
I recently picked up another display case that still had an empty shelf that need filling. With all the extras that come with a lifetime of model kit building I decided to do a diorama of a slice of the Barrie Automotive Flee Market which is held each spring and fall at Burl’s Creek, North of Barrie, Ontario.
This is from a recent show.
My diorama is limited by the 32”X18” space available in the display case. The Vendor spaces are 20’X30’. In 1/25th scale, this allowed me to have three and a sliver lots plus a bit of roadway. The base is 1” Styrofoam with model railroad landscaping. Once the base was surveyed, I laid out the major models. The tent frames are welded coat hangers
Then it was time to infill the sites with various diecasts, kit parts and scratch built items. The tractor model is the Revell Porche 108 Junior kit. I also added about a dozen figures of both vendors and shoppers. They are a compendium of many kit figures modified to suitable poses .
And finally, an overview of the dio in its display case
A diorama is supposed to tell a story. Hopefully I have managed to do that with this project
Thanks for looking, questions and comments are always welcome