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    1/35 & 1/24

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    Charles King
  1. I updated the look of the AG Ford GT, and added a figure:
  2. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Aawwwwe!! Thank you kindly. I have no issues with that.. You have my blessings. Hahaha! I bet you did not see the guy under the excavator, did you? Thank you Bill.
  3. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Thank you David. That was part of the plan. Makes it more realistic as you mentioned. I am contemplating adding a 5th mechanic near the boom area. Still deciding how to display him there. Thanks. Glad you approve.
  4. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Added the figures and details to the diorama. Unfortunately the figures did not turn out as nice as I would have it. The figures are from Fugimi racing set and they are not the best. The facial feature was a hassle to get right with pretty much no detail expression or lines at all. This made it harder to paint especially with the little skills as a figure painter. But I did my best and the results are better than not having figures on the board. The overall effect is better with figures, so it made sense to include them. Hope you all like the update. Thanks for looking.
  5. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Part 2: Another update to this diorama, I am still working on. I finally added the boom to the diorama.So far I am liking the whole scene. Did quite a lot of modifications and some scratch building to get it to look descent enough for display. I painted and modified the engine with some scratch built parts as well. I also added an old truck axle from my previous vignette to this scene. I thought it would add interest, instead of a stand-alone vignette, as it was before. Added the first hydraulic to the front of the vehicle. It was also detailed with some scratch built parts. I added some hanging cables from the side of the cab to make it look like they are working the internal cables and hydraulics of the machine. Just some added interest. Started on the first figure for the diorama. Not my best attribute but its a start to making the diorama look lively. Hope you like the progress so far.
  6. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Thank you. Thank you Sam. Just finishing off the boom and other details. Will post photos later.
  7. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Thank you QbanFam.
  8. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Thanks cobra man.
  9. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Thank you David. That's the plan. I'm sure it is. Can't make it out either. It fit right in though.
  10. Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

    Thank you. I thought about it and maybe I should have but then I thought, it would be a diorama where this is being renovated. So, the tyres have been changed leaving the last axle which yet has to be mounted.
  11. Ok. Here is where I am with this 'toy conversion'diorama project so far. The results speak for themselves. It is not complete yet. Still have to add more details, boom arm and weathering. This is just to show you all the overall look of the diorama. The container is from an old project. I re-painted and re-weathered it, and made it to look even more delapidated. I converted a toy 1/24 scale excavator model,for a diorama I was planning. This particular excavator is a model of the Volvo Ew160c model. There are some things that are a bit off, but in general overall look, it is pretty similar. I wanted to try and modify it to look like a show piece. I will be adding a figure or two and some accessories. I still have to weather the engine. Will post some photos of that next week. Still need to add the boom arm and small other details that will complete the model. Hope you enjoy the photos so far. The original toy Model excavator: The excavator after re-working it:
  12. Weigh Station

    Thank you. Much appreciated. Glad you liked the results. I've made some small changes since these pics were taken.
  13. The Jakku Desert Speeder Version 2

    Thank you.
  14. Weigh Station

    Thank you Ellen.
  15. Weigh Station

    You are too kind Ellen. Thank you for your warm words of encouragement.