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Rocking Rodney Rat, May 14 in Dioramas
Hi Rodney, I think you have really nailed the feel and atmosphere on this one - not a monstrous sterile surgical theatre, not a run down, falling over, totally decrepit barn, just your average guy's garage with the tools he needs to keep the roadster going and a few of the cool things he's collected over the years! I feel very comfortable and right at home taking in the scene.
If I could respectively offer one small bit of constructive criticism, because it is the norm to take closeup photos of dioramas (and it is human nature to look for faults!), some things can stand out in a diorama. It relates to the two doors against the wall. I can see the Model A door is a Revell 31 and we know they are very thin and fragile which suits this diorama perfectly. On the other hand, the AMT 40 delivery door is a bit on the chunky side. If you scraped the edges back to an almost razor edge, it would just take one little speedbump out of the scene.
One thing you really got right that so many people miss is that you drilled out the lug nuts on the wheel in the bin. Years ago I remember seeing a rally garage diorama by the famed Francois Verlinden himself, master of all things diorama and there on a shelf was a race wheel with all the lug nuts and dust cap. Maybe its just me, but he may as well have painted them fluoro orange!
I have a large commercial rod shop diorama on my shelf but have been collecting parts for some time to do a home garage just like this one - thanks for the inspiration to get it happening!
Thanks for the input, I will see about thinning the door, I agree it is a tad clunky. I don't remember how much that door was fastened down now.... -RRR
Very cool and well done! I love the bent rim in the trash can!
You have a lot going on here! Great work!
Very cool piece of work... I love dioramas... Just beautiful works of art, really... Excellent...
Agree with the above. Astounding artistry.
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