1/32 Garage Diorama

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Hi All, with my getting back into car modelling and having chosen 1/32 for now - I decided I need to build a diorama, mainly to photograph my models -

Now I am not a quick modeller at the best of times so this may take a while. I have drawn up a plan for the garage which potentially could hold 4 cars - The idea is to have a chassis and bits in the back two bays and use the front two bays as display for built up models.

I have acquired a few 1/35 tools and bits which look great in 1/32 and a memebr of another forum I am on, supplied me with a CAD drawing of dexion parts that I will attached to plastic profile to built the shelving.

For now a photo of my Packard refurb project laid onto the plans for the diorama.

Wayne

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KEEP THIS ONE COMING WAYNE! 1/32 scale dios are my bag, so ask if you need any ideas for supplies, etc........ but looks like you're heading in the right direction without any help already.......

I'm going to be following this and the Packard build closely.

Tony

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Thanks Tony, pics to follow of todays progress, not much but I have made a start on the building

Is there anyone who makes resin or plastic dexion shelving in 1/32 or 1/35?

Wayne

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Very nice. 1/32 lends itself well to dios- big enough to be seen, small enough to be store-able.

Charlie Larkin

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Hi Charlie, yes its a great size as it will fit on the bookshelf with a little overhang.

Pics of the progress today

Wayne

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I agree on one point, Tony's , uh G T Must is a 1-32 nd kinda guy ! He really knocks em outta the park too. meanwhile , you have a fantastic start and please continue to show us how this shop is coming .

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Hi All, not much progress today, it takes ages to score all the blockwork!! Anyway some pics for you. If I were to do this again I would make the walls from one piece and add detail for the columns rather than have them separate as I have made them -

Wayne

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So I managed a bit more tonight

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cool , and great start !

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The concept is great and the build is coming along great! I would suggest something more substantial be added to the floor though..... if you paint it without priming first, that Foamcore board will probably warp badly. Perhaps you could glue it down to a wooden base and sit something really heavy on it while it dries overnight?

The same might apply to the walls as well. A very light spray coat on both sides of an artist's primer, or an application of artist's Gesso may be enough to stabilize it before final painting. Don't use any form of laquer paint as it will eat the foam core!

I suggest you test your paint on a spare piece of Foamcore first and see how it reacts.

Tony

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Paint has a funny way of reacting with things Here is some foam insulation I painted, but the effects were fantastic. Couldn't have achieved this look if I worked on for 100 years.

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The paint started to melt the foam. luckily I was doing this outside, so if there were any fumes they disappated quickly.

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Hi Tony, thanks for the notes. I am mounting the floor to another piece of "foamboard" (I am not sure its foam core as it looks like just one thickness, no layers) which will them be glued to a wooden base, all done with either impact adhesive or wood glue, I need to trial the wood glue first. I will also trial painting it, this stuff seems quite stable as its used for outdoor signs though of course there are no laquers etc floating around in large quantities in the air here (we hope!!)

Wayne

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Great Start Wayne!

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I can't say it any better. Great start Wayne.

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Really cool and nice work so far...

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Thanks for the comments all - First wall panel painted up, white with warhammer gryphonne sepia to the joints, looks a bit dark to me - Any suggestions re making a good looking white painted wall please

Thanks

Wayne

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Few more pics with base painted and 1 wall set up - Also shows some equipment I have painted up

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awsome !!!!!!!!!!!

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not much progress but I have fixed up the two left side walls, and the garage door and motor - I have done some other bits n pieces too like spanners, screwdriver, hammers

Wayne

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again awsome progress i love it

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Looking very nice, Wayne.

Partially out of inspiration from you, partially because it was too good a deal to pass up, I grabbed a couple of the MPC-boxed Airfix brass-era cars over the weekend. I have a couple of ideas for a display I'm working out in my head now.

Charlie Larkin

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Hi Charlie, I look forward to seeing your ideas become reality - Which brass era cars did you get? Wayne

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Hi Charlie, I look forward to seeing your ideas become reality - Which brass era cars did you get? Wayne

I got the 1904 Darracq and 1905 Rolls-Royce. They'll go nicely with my Pyro and Life-Like 1/32s.

Charlie Larkin

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Very nice Charlie, I am hoping to acquire a Darracq soon.

Wayne

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A little bit of progress

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Very nice Charlie, I am hoping to acquire a Darracq soon.

Wayne

The Airfix Darracq is actually closer to 1/25 scale... not 1/32 as stated on the packaging. And it's a pretty basic kit with almost no accurate detail. It will need a lot of scratchbuilding to get it to look like the real car. Check out the movie "Genevieve" to see what it should really look like.

Tony

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