garage diorama fully detailed and fully scratch build ...

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hey guys whell after the hotrod garage and the old gasstation diorama and not building anything this summer , it started to ich :)

so i started a new base for a garage , all made from old stuff i had lying around ..

old wood base with side of old flooring laminate

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decided this one should have like a separate office and i thought it would be cool to put in 3 windows and then on the inside make like a wall with big windows so the light shines in

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today i painted the floor with multiple layers untill i got this effect wich i liked , now this is a more modern looking garage in comparison to the hotrod garage i did .. but not hyper modern ..

i want to keep this one cleaner but still apply some weathering to bring it alive , will be much milder then the other one ...

after the floor i used old ribbed plastic window blinds for the lower side like some sort of high kick panel to protect the walls against weld sparks and damage ....

above that a edge from real hard wood wich i stained with wood stain

on top of that to get a smooth wall base where i can work on ... old smooth plastic window blinds

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now i would have to make window frames , walls , a attic with stairs .. and loads of stuff .. will be putting in a lot of detail and machines and stuff

this one basicly will be 100% scratch build from garage to tools and machines ... where i will use as much old scrap stuff as possible ...

its just a start all still rough

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Clean car = clean garage! Great to have you back Richard!

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thnx wayne .. well been watching a lot of stuff here .. replyed sometimes but i just didnt have as much time lately ..i just have so much other stuff going on beside modelbuilding and forums in the summer :)

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YOU got my attention ,look forward to seeing this one ,

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definitely one to watch

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thnx guys , well went for kind of the 60's style ... made a checkered edge ... not really my style , i just love the old buildings and weathered stuff .. but i just wanted to make something different this time ...

printed the checkers in the right size on regulair a4 paper cut them out and glued them on the wall , the left side in the pic below has one coat of gloss clear over it , this really makes the black more black and gives it a shine ... later i will give them a second coat .. after this its sealed and doesnt look like paper anymore ..

simple and cheap :)

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whell got a lot done today , started to dress it up with hardwood and stained the wood .. looks real classy ..

this made me think .. i need a shiney floor now ?? stylewise it could even be a rich mans mancave garage ..??

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Looks great Richard.....like you said.."classy" ! Love what you've done to the walls....maybe a shiny floor, like black and white tiles?

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Super nice so far Richard! B)

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thnx guys and yes well maybe only a black and white tile floor where the office / chill earea will be . all over might be a bit over the top ...

i just made the first wooden surround in the window openings , later i will make windowframes with windows , maybe make them so they are a tad opened ..

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looking good ,RICHARD,

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Very cool. Great project. Looking forward to more.

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thnx

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just finished the rest of the windows and added the stands below at the wall , those are just there because i only had short pieces of the ribbed stuff , so i hat to hide some seams , later with dres up and benches / machines .. it will tie in i think
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Great work therewith be watching this with interest.

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thnx kenneth :)

now thinking where i can get some nice material to use as glass windows .. packaging stuff ususally isnt bright enough , good for a weathered diorama but on this one i need crisp windows .. oh well i'm sure i will find something :)

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Real cool garage!

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Hi Richard,

after you awesome Hot Rod Diorama i will watch your progress again. What goal did you follow? Old and dirty or shiny?

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thnx and no this one will be more shiney ... if i use weathering it would be very very minimal ...its hard not to go wild on weathering because i just love to do that but no ... shiney

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Hi Richard,

Nice to have you back again. I will follow ofcourse ...looks great so far .good luck.....

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Hi Richard,

Nice to have you back again. I will follow ofcourse ...looks great so far .good luck.....

thnx thnx yes i finally broke though my summer / build dip :)

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small update ...

i designed a new garage logo more suited for the style of this garage .. the lead sled side profil i actually got that of a picture of a black t-shirt i found on google :)

used that in a red circle and added the richrods styrene garage text , just simple and clean , added a mild grain effect that helps to make it look a tad more realistic when printed out , not so static (?) looking

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then printed the logo out on the right size and glued it on a piece of plastic ...
that now has one coat of gloss varnish (just hand brushed it on) , after drying (read after this post) i will give it a second layer .. maybe a 3th and 4th .. i will stop when it looks good ..
when the coats are done i will cut the circle out and i can place it on the wall , will use a spacer so its not flat against the wall and that will create some shading and depth
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ps i was playing around with this logo and held it in front of the window in my house and realised that when i would print something > anything with white lettering on a colored surface and print it mirrored and place it backwards on a signholder and put lights in it it would really look so much like a light sign .. will try stuff like that later

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Good to see you back at another awesome project! Loved the hot rod garage!!

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looking sweet, Rich

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thnx guys !!

the logo after 3 hand brushed layers of clear varnish >

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then sprayes a thick layer of gloss clear (rattle can) on it , now on the pic its just been sprayed on and on the wall it will shine less , did this shot on purpose by the window and made the light hit it to show the gloss .. so in the garage it will be readable
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