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gasser59

Joe's Garage

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Wow that is really special, absolutely one of the very best dios I have seen, incredible attention to detail and the quality of the build is amazing.

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Thanks so much Kenneth. Just about time to dust this off again and add a few more items.

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While cruising the interweb, I ran across this sign. It is just too cool to not put in the dio. Heck there's some wall space left. I shrunk it down to the proper size, printed it out and covered it with clear packing tape. Once that was done, I roughed it up just a pit, punched holes in the corners to simulate the way to hang an old metal sign. It was cut out with an XActo and used a fine black marker to blacken the paper at the edges. Up it went. Have been finding a few more items for the shop while going through my stash that I've been setting aside. Those will be next sometime in the near future.  Here's your sign.

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More to follow when I get enough items prepped to add.

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This is such a fantastic work on this diorama. I like it very much. Everytime i look at it, i see something new. Very cool.

I´m building a junkyard/shop diorama by myself. I hope the shop turns out as nice as yours. Great inspiration!!

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Your diorama is amazing.

what are the dimension of it if you don't mind telling as I want to build something like this?

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Thanks for your interest Cale and I appreciate your comment. Oh dang, I meant to measure this last night and get back with you. Tonight, I promise.

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OK Cale. The height is 9", the width is 18" and the depth is 9". This all got started because a friend of mine's brother worked for this glass company and he had made the glass box with a mirrored back and nothing on the bottom. My friend gave it to me to keep the dust off of my models. He had no idea what this would turn into. I built this dio to fit inside the box so I can still lift the glass case off and continue to work on it.

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While going through my stash and loose parts, I've found a few more items to add so I'll being adding them in the next few days since I've been preparing them over the last few days. I built a creeper out of wood that I posted in my '66 Suburban thread but I may just add it to this dio along with a gas can, crankshaft and various other items.

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Whenever I get in a slump and just can't seem to find my motivation to get to the bench, I always bring out Joe's Garage dio and I can always find some things to add. That was the case last night. I had collected a few parts over the last few weeks and prepped them. Last night was the time to add them. First was the wooden creeper I had made for the back of the '66 Suburban build but it turned out too nice to hide in the back of the 'Burb. I added it behind the welder, against the wall.

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Next, I pulled a few of the plastic jugs from the many Fujimi tools kits I have and painted them a light blue for some contrast with all of the red and grey. Put them behind the 'big meat' as Chris called it.

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When building the 1/32nd scale Hemi Fiat, I had made two different size metal gas tanks and ended up using the smaller one on that build. I put the larger of them here on the bench.

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And lastly, somewhere I had acquired a crankshaft which took a bit of prep by sanding all of the seams. I chromed it with one of the new Molotow chrome pens.

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I'll see what else I have to add before putting this back on the shelf. Comments always welcome.

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I love it!!!! Man that's one busy shop!! It's all the little things that add up to complete the realistic effect. Good work Brad!

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