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18 hours ago, Shambles said:

Thank you. That is neat. I had thought about scratch building my own. But that is a much more attractive alternative . It would cost that much just in evergreen material to build it.

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Another one bites the dust.. Pre-Photoshop background in 2nd photo. It's in the works....

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Impressive work, very realistic looking damage, please keep the pictures come I will be watching.

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I’ll buy the Mustang! That’ll buff out!!!

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Nice Mustang, John...... or at least it used to be!

David

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Yall don't give up on me. A couple of weeks ago, I was on a step stool trying to set up some stuff at the back of the diorama, stool squirted out from under me, I fell and hurt my shoulder so I ain't been able to do much on it lately. I should know better at my age! I've ordered a rolling work table that will be at a little lower height, and I'll be able to access the diorama from any side as opposed to my current set up which is fixed to the wall and about 4'5" off the floor.

Meanwhile, I'm still working on my "inventory", cutting out doors and deck lids, doing a little weathering...

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Sorry to hear you had a fall, John...... and being able to access the diorama from any side is really good if you have the space. I find myself having to turn diorama baseboards through 360 degrees, just to get a different angle for the photography.

David

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Thanks, David. I shoulda known better than to get on that #!!@#$ step stool. My rolling work table came today and my shoulder has gotten a lot better so I plan on assembling it tomorrow (the table, not my shoulder). I want to get back to work on my diorama!

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On 3/16/2020 at 7:21 PM, PHPaul said:

I too appreciate the technical details of "wrecking" a model.  Thanks!

Same here.

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1 hour ago, Shambles said:

Thanks, David. I shoulda known better than to get on that #!!@#$ step stool. My rolling work table came today and my shoulder has gotten a lot better so I plan on assembling it tomorrow (the table, not my shoulder). I want to get back to work on my diorama!

Just don’t over do it!! Hope you’re healing well!! 

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With a little discomfort, I managed to get the rolling work table assembled. I've got a swivel stool to assemble later. I'm gonna take down the fixed shelf in the back of the garage and put the mobile version in that space placing the same board on the rolling table. I also got a little more wrecking and weathering done and adding. some details like the cinder blocks that the cars will set on in the yard.

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Making a little progress. It really helps being able to access this 360º with the rolling table. I've ordered some more stone wall and grass and still toying with the layout. I'll keep yall posted.

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Useful looking table you have there, John...... and a good size baseboard for the diorama too. I can see that you have the layout organised.... keep up the good work!

David

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Making some progress. Here's a photo, with a dash of Photoshop.That background is a sunset photo I took down here a few days ago:

 

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Looks good John, how'd you do the background photo? Just enlarge the pic and print it?

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1 hour ago, DrKerry said:

Looks good John, how'd you do the background photo? Just enlarge the pic and print it?

Photoshop. I take a lot of sunset photos at that golf course in our neighborhood. I photograph the diorama, erase the background (the most tedious part), then size and embed the photo as a background layer.

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10 hours ago, Shambles said:

Photoshop. I take a lot of sunset photos at that golf course in our neighborhood. I photograph the diorama, erase the background (the most tedious part), then size and embed the photo as a background layer.

Oh got it. I thought maybe it was printed out. Either way it looks good with the dio!!

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Since I don't go anywhere anymore, and have now seen everything that Netflix has to offer,  I'm getting a little more work done on the diorama. Still got some "grass" to glue down, and lots of accessories and figures to add.

The yard next to the shop is where we bring the performance cars to remove their engines and other salvageable parts. Then, if there's nothing of value left on the "carcus" they'll go to that crusher back there.

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It's all going on at Shambles Performance Motors...... busy days, John !

David

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Very cool.I have an HO scale junk/salvage yard I’ve been working on.

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One caster came off my my rolling table somehow. No way to get it back on without starting over, so I'm back to square... ummm. 3?

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John, I like your background photo. As you know most salvage yards have a high fence around them. I would suggest that you could do the same to realistically separate your back ground and foreground. Nice "wrecking" work BTW.

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