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  1. I may have posted some of photos of this diorama I did a couple of years ago. Last year, I accidentlly erased my hard drive and lost a lot of photos. I've been coming across a few that were saved in various places. Here's a couple I just found.
  2. This appeared on our local news website today. Looks like nice work. https://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article/San-Antonio-artist-creates-miniature-models-of-14120518.php
  3. Convert your IKEA or similar shelf to display your 1:64, 1:25, 1:24, 1:18 scale diecast and plastic models cars / bikes for super CHEAP!! I have a yt video on how I built it, not sure if I'm allowed to post that. Thanks all!
  4. I've done a couple of iterations on this theme. Planning on doing another one soon.
  5. One of the things I noticed about most of my background buildings is the lack of foundations. Be they brick, masonry, or siding the walls go right down to the ground. That is not right nor very realistic so I am thinking about taking some time to modify my existing ones and maybe add a touch of grass along the edge. Your thoughts? Gary
  6. Just finished up my Chornobyl Speed Shop diorama, which takes place in an alternative universe's Ukraine where robot labor was a thing during the Cold War. The car kits are a Toko Models GAZ-AA truck in 1:35, while the land speed racer is based on an old rubber band powered Hawk kit, which I narrowed, built a full bellypan and cockpit for, and stuffed full with a Tatra V12 tank engine. Figures are from Imaquinaria, Industria Mechanika, and Blacksmith Miniatures. The robot is STAN, from Futuristic Models. The base was plaster of paris that I carved the lines into after it had set up, painted, and then added weeds and fencing.
  7. I've been wanting to do a shadowbox garage scene dio for a while. I finally found a box. Good size. Plenty of room for two models. Hobby Lobby item, its got a nice patina. In scale, the interior dimensions are 31.2 feet long and 14.5 feet deep and high. The plan is to do a lighted garage scene with a crawl space above for storage. Rather than do the bare framed garage, I've decided to do the garage that's been plywood sheathed. One window, double barn doors, concrete floor, one door. I'll be using washes to get an aged patina on the wood, with color added to break up the "man that's a lot of wood". The walls are basswood over foam core. The foam core will give me some depth for the windows and doors as well as a support for the ceiling which will be framed out to look realistic. I cut out templates from poster board for each wall and then cut the foam core and added the basswood over that. I'm gonna need to get some resin garage pieces or a Fujimi garage set. Here's where I'm at so far.
  8. Red318

    Gulf Gas Station

    Here are some pics of a gas station project a couple of us in our club have been working on. It''s still got more to be added, including working lighting but here are the first shots.
  9. Here's my first diorama. Two Fujimi garages and one tool set. I'm in the process of adding more to it, from my parts box and I'm also making some filter and spark plug boxes, from photo reduced prints. Having seen the quality of the dioramas here, I know it's got a long way to go, but I love the way a diorama gives added realism to our builds. Dang. something's gone wrong with Photobucket. I can't seem to link to an image that will appear. maybe this might work.. http://s173.photobucket.com/user/geetee66/media/Garage Diorama/261ED9A5-7BA9-4367-8B70-A726FF679522_zpsqagegd3i.jpg.html thanks for looking
  10. I was looking at the 1/25 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that I put together sometime ago and had a great idea for a diorama. I started out with the idea of making a desert scene and have the jeep climbing a hill. However I got a little carried away and built it up too tall. So I decided to make a stream and waterfall instead. I started with a wood base, sealed it and glued 2 layers of that pink styrofoam on top of each other. I then covered the entire thing in tinted joint compound. Some rock gathering at a local park proved to work out well. I painted the rocks and dusted the entire thing with sand and blended turf for model railroading. The bridge is made out of similar sized maple branches I found in the back of my property. I used Scene A Rama Ripplin' Water Kit for the stream and waterfall. The three trees turned out the best. I used a thick wire I had, attached several tree branches found laying around the property to the wire using florist tape. Then I "painted" a couple of thin layers of joint compound on the trunks to blend them together. Once it was dry I painted the entire tree the same color, then added some variations in coloring with washes. I then took some stuff I got from my local craft store called Reindeer Moss and glued it to the branches. The final step in making the trees involved spraying them with diluted white glue the help hold them together and sprinkling some blended turf on the trunks to make then look like moss. The trees were then attached in holes with some foam-safe CA glue.
  11. I made a diorama for my Peterbilt to enter in the local fair, however I missed the deadline for entries. But I will still let you guys enjoy the pictures. Thank for looking.
  12. I like old car dealership showrooms and thought that I would like to build a small one. I placed it in my Otto Ray Sing Classic Model Car Sales collective. I feel the best dioramas are those that have a history to them. In this instance I've relied on some of my own. During the late 1960s to mid 1970s, my sister worked for and eventually became manager of the local movie theater and drive-in theater in our hometown. I had the fun of running projectors at both theaters. Both those theaters are now long gone, but I've incorporated my fond memories of them into this diorama. In the beginning Mr. Sing had purchase a used car dealership from a couple that wanted to retire. With the purchase complete, he chose to go into a different direction and start selling collectible cars. The lot was rather modest, with display limited to maybe 20 cars on a gravel surface, a one car garage for repairs, and a small office. It wasn't much, but it was a beginning. Mr. Sing eventually found a building that would provide space for two vehicles where he could perform more involved servicing. Things were progressing quite well as the business grew and he saved money for proper, more fitting accommodations. However, as is so often the case, government regulations intervened. Newly elected government officials decided to enforce an ordinance that had long gone ignored to the point of becoming forgotten. It stated that all automobile dealers must have a showroom. This sent many used car dealers scrambling including Mr. Sing There wasn't much available, but he found an abandoned movie theater in what had been the central business district. It was not large, but with some imagination he could make it work. The little lot as it appeared in the mid-sixties. A larger garage added to a much higher quality of work while at the same time making working conditions more bearable Remember the days when we were teenagers and had a crush on the "hot chick" that was at least ten years our senior. Here in the larger garage a young kid leans on a broom telling the classic car appraiser some of his favorite stories, which she knows are all lies. After a hard days work, there's nothing like a good blues jam session to wind down. How many people does it take to change a license plate? The Tall Pines Theater is now Otto Ray Sing Classic Model Car Sales. Mr. Sing has a respect for community history as well as a love for Art Deco, so he was very careful to retain as much of the facade as possible. The location may not be perfect, but there is now a showroom nestled between Popazit's Beauty & Figure and Scianda's Clothing for the Elegant Woman.
  13. Just to prove I have not been sitting on my hands doing nothing all year...movie scene diorama from Star Wars. Luke has just stepped out of X Wing, R2 hasn't fallen into swamp yet
  14. hi guys, im getting heavy into my diorama with ideas that come into my head, i actually enjoy making stuff for my "i wish i had the money for this garage and cars in real life" diorama haha anyways i made a video to share my hobby and to help others, its a 40x48 pallet, weather with a torch and made of popsicle sticks and other little sticks with a bit of time ive created something i finally am accoplished with, i hope to help another member out.. total cost of build- about $4..and that will make alot of pallets (i was on short supply of materials in video) total time to build- 10-15 minutes, with weathering if i get enough intrrest i will be sure to make more videos on DIY stuff
  15. Some of you may remember the build I did of the Norman E. Timbs special......if you do, I will spare you the gory details, if you did not see it, just look it up....it is in the forum somewhere. After the car was complete, and I thought I was "done" screwing around with it an idea popped into my head one day. During the research for the build I read many stories and saw many pictures on the life and almost death and finally the rebirth of this unique vehicle. Well, the idea was that I could "replicate" the different stages of the car and bring the static pictures to life in a diorama, well, actually three dioramas depicting three distinct stages in the life of the car. Picture one is the birth of the car. I had viewed the picture of the Timbs special sitting on the trailer out in front of Norman Timbs house as it was being taken over to the metal fabricator who was about to form the aluminum panels over the wooded buck he had built of the swoopy shape he has designed. In the upper left you see the actual picture of the buck on the trailer. We "airbrushed" out the buck from the picture, blew it up and added the actual model I made from balsa wood of the buck. The model was painted in tan and gray tones to match the black and white photo of the buck. The model "Pops" out of the scene giving it a three 3D look. In the second diorama, I modeled the car the way it looked as it was found abandoned in a California junk yard. Again you can see the actual picture in the upper left and not yet visable below it is the model. Here is the model of the car as it was in the junk yard. And finally in scene three, here is how the car looked as it was presented in 2010 in the Amelia Island I designed, and my brother created the artwork for the grill and front and rear bumpers that was photo etched for this build. Not visible here, but under the long back of this car is the complete chassis and resin Buick Straight 8 engine, This diorama has a motor hidden in the base with a remote control unit to raise and lower the back of the car, just as the real car has........but the batteries are currently dead, and I am out of fresh ones, so if you want to see the engine and chassis, all scratch built, look up the other posts of the car and you can see it is excruciating detail. P.S....if you look at the old postings and your eye are sharp, you will notice that this is a different body to the original model I built. I was not happy with the windshield and the interior color, so I rebuilt the body and made a better windshield and used the correct color for the interior.
  16. This young lady seems to be really proud of her 1968 Chevy Impala 2 door hardtop. This is a great starter diorama for the novice. Some of you may feel intimidated by the dioramas that you see, and think that you could never build one. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This one consist of some ground cover purchased at the model railroad section of a hobby shop, a model car, a figure, and a calendar photo for a backdrop. Dilute water based glue with water and spay onto the base, then sprinkle your ground cover on to suit you. After the ground cover dries I like to give it another watered glue overcoat to settle it. Set your favorite calendar photo behind and add your props, and you have a diorama. Give it a try.
  17. This is a used car lot diorama that I started working on. It's setting is mid 60s to mid 70s, depending on the mood that I'm in. I'd had plans for this to be a shared diorama with a gas station, but I liked this better. This is the office interior which includes a space heater, office furniture, air conditioner face (left wall), and a lunch bucket, thermos and pile of papers on the right wall. The left wall contains an air conditioner that replaces a window. Here one can see the supports for it and behind the supports is an electrical box. The building is actually a portable unit that's been placed on a metal girder foundation. A close-up view of the building in its location on the diorama. Here's a little fun in B&W.
  18. I finally completed the Garage Shop diorama for photography. I chose to start a new thread because of the amount of changes I made. This end contains a bench with mismatched cabinets above it. Assorted debris rest on top of them. Here I've added a parts washing station and old exhaust pipes fill the garbage can Under the loft is a restroom. The completed scene allows room for the vehicle to be moved for the best affect. I own an amplifier about the size of the one on the loft, and I know that I sure wouldn't want to haul it up that ladder. I can now pose my models in a much more real setting for photographing them.
  19. Hi everyone again, This project was all done in the scale of 1:12. After buying the bike model I've decided to build the structure around it to match the bike. This diorama was my first attempt to make this kind of art. Also this was a gift I have made for a good friend of mine, who owns the actual 1:1 scale bike. http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/20110619_014_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2827_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2828_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2839_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2865_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2885_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2886_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2887_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2889_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2895_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2882_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2845_900.JPG http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1599743/IMG_2829_900.JPG
  20. Hello, This is my first post here. Would like to share with you all my latest diorama project. All done in the scale of 1:24, some items are scratch building and others made of resin. It took me a lot of time to get the look/feel right, for me that was the big challenge this time, to get the weathering and texture of rust as close as the real life. Please feel free to comment/criticise about it. thank you Even if you don't have or use Facebook, I have shared an album to show there in case these pics don't load properly here. FACEBOOK ALBUM CLICK HERE
  21. Hi all, my second post here is from a project that I done years a go. I had two Bburago's model of a Spider 2300 Alfa Romeo - 1932 in the scale of 1:18 and decided to use one of it to make this scene. I think came out pretty good. http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_018_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_020_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_021_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_022_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_023_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_024_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_025_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_026_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_027_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_028_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110705_001_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_004_900.jpg http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/3/122674/1683509/20110704_005_900.jpg :arrow: VIDEO WITH MORE DETAILS:
  22. This is a new diorama that I built for photographing models. The first diorama that I built was nothing more than foam core with brown paper glued to it and lines applied to look like brick. After that wore out I built one mae from 3/4 inch wood with brick Plastruct for the walls and tile for the floors. It contained large amounts of boring and was about as convincing as me entering a beauty pageant. I've spent years with people telling me to clean, clean, clean. While I was building this all I heard was dirty, dirty, dirty. If it gets any worse it will get condemned. I have a shelf for it in my model room that sets it at eye height when sitting. This is perfect for placing the camera on the tripod to take photos.
  23. I'm Stephen 24 starting building models about 2 months ago about a year ago is when i really started one got messed up and the other never really finished but now i have started again and love it pic of my work space and my garage diorama that i build about a month ago and call it the fender shop still not done with it
  24. Apriliadan

    honda CB750

    Welcome to Flannery's, we may not fix your problem, but sure can make sure no one else can. This is a Tamiya CB750F in 1/12 scale, very fun build, some race parts were included, not quite up to the factory race bike Wayne Gardner standard. Enjoy
  25. This Jaguar is from Revell of Germany, great model, There are bits and bobs from everywhere.
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