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Volvo-ew160c diorama (not complete)

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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:

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The excavator after re-working it:

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Oh my!  You are doing a great job with this.  One question, will you be distressing the tires to match.

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1 minute ago, Gramps46 said:

Oh my!  You are doing a great job with this.  One question, will you be distressing the tires to match.

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. 

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1 minute ago, tiking said:

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. 

OK, that makes perfect sense then.  Please keep us posted.

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I like where you are going with this Charles, and having seen your previous dioramas I am expecting this one to be of the same high standard.

David

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I can't make out the bird species.  Is it native to Sweden??

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6 hours ago, Anglia105E said:

I like where you are going with this Charles, and having seen your previous dioramas I am expecting this one to be of the same high standard.

David

Thank you David. That's the plan. 

2 hours ago, Flat32 said:

I can't make out the bird species.  Is it native to Sweden??

I'm sure it is. Can't make it out either. It fit right in though. 

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WOW!!! I feel like I can reach in and place myself in that set. Amazing work and attention to detail.

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amazing work (as always) -

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20 hours ago, Dominik said:

amazing work (as always) -

Thank you. 

13 hours ago, Sixties Sam said:

Very nice! It doesn't look toy-like now! Nice work!

Sam

Thank you Sam. Just finishing off the boom and other details. Will post photos later.

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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.

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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.

 

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Brilliant Charles..... and the two mechanic figures working in different areas of the diorama give the whole scene a very realistic appearance. So much to see, and so much going on !

David

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Very nice, you really turned that toy into 1 sharp model. I like your work.

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56 minutes ago, Anglia105E said:

Brilliant Charles..... and the two mechanic figures working in different areas of the diorama give the whole scene a very realistic appearance. So much to see, and so much going on !

David

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.

46 minutes ago, dustym said:

Very nice, you really turned that toy into 1 sharp model. I like your work.

Thanks. Glad you approve. :)

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This is fantastic!

I stumbled across an old Tonka crane truck recently that might work for something like this so please consider any future "copying" on my part a form of flattery for your originality.

Thanks for sharing.

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Just realised you have four figures working on the excavator, and not two! That is why you mentioned adding a fifth figure!

David

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18 hours ago, olsbooks said:

This is fantastic!

I stumbled across an old Tonka crane truck recently that might work for something like this so please consider any future "copying" on my part a form of flattery for your originality.

Thanks for sharing.

Aawwwwe!! Thank you kindly. I have no issues with that.. :) You have my blessings. 

15 hours ago, Anglia105E said:

Just realised you have four figures working on the excavator, and not two! That is why you mentioned adding a fifth figure!

David

Hahaha! I bet you did not see the guy under the excavator, did you? :)

10 hours ago, bill lanfear said:

Amazing work across the board!

Thank you Bill. 

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