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Truck 'Loading Bay' Diorama WIP


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Fascinating. The level and accuracy of detail is above and beyond what we normally see. Are the goodies inside the second bay based on real photos or are they imagined and improvised? In any case they are outstanding. I have a lot to learn from here.

Thank you kindly. The equipment in the second bay is just that. Improvised machinery made to look busy. Although the overall look is characteristic of a somewhat similar area with similar attributes.

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So very impressive.  I wish I had that eye for detail,  and ability to translate it to scale.  

You are too kind. Thank you.

Awesome job! The weathering/ageing is really cool!

Glad you approve.

The level of realism you've achieved is impressive!! Outstanding work!

Thank you kindly.

Your weathering and detail are absolutely fantastic. Everything looks realistic.

David G. 

Thanks David.

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Ok fellow modellers. I have just updated this diorama. It is almost at a closure with some minor details and weathering on the trailer to be made. As you can see in the pics, I've decided the trailer to be somewhat dirty(are you surprised?). Since the trailer is the second main attraction on the diorama, I wanted it to be as detail as possible but without over-doing it. I think it looks fine. As mention, I will add a few minor details and de-toned the weathering just a little.

As you can see, I changed the building Logo from the previous one to a much simple four letter word. I made the letters one color instead of the two-color variant I had before. I added a light fixture, to each letter giving it some character detail. I added some more detailing inside the second bay dock, which is the machinery part of this factory. I bought a beautiful die-cast pallet lifter(expensive, but it was worth it for the details). The pallet lifter is a Toyota BT Levio Powered Pallet Truck from  MARKETOY on Amazon. I also added a strobe light and a fire alarm bell on the left side wall, of the bay door. Also added some signs  to give it more added interest. I added a big fan at the back and bits and pieces.

I also added a figure that I am not too proud of. My figure painting is not much to je desired. This is my weakness. The figure is a resin which I bought some time ago. It is a nice figure but my painting does not do it justice. My only quirk with this figure is the  head. It seems too big for the body. Regardless of that it was fun to paint. Lord knows that I need the practice.The forklift is in place now. I think it looks convincing.It helps to have reference shots as well. All-in-All, I'm pleased how it turned out. 

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Very nice additions (as usual).  So with English Language signs and European-style trailer, does the diorama represent some location in UK?  Or are there other countries in Europe where English language is used on signage?


The style of the warning signs looks American to me, but maybe it is an international standard.  I live in US and until you added the forklift and the trailer, that diorama to me could have easily depicted  shipping docks in USA.

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Very nice additions (as usual).  So with English Language signs and European-style trailer, does the diorama represent some location in UK?  Or are there other countries in Europe where English language is used on signage?


The style of the warning signs looks American to me, but maybe it is an international standard.  I live in US and until you added the forklift and the trailer, that diorama to me could have easily depicted  shipping docks in USA.

Thanks for your comment and question. There are places in Europe that have signs in English for international truck drivers. Some have both languages. Others, just the countries standard language. I guess it depends how big of a company it is.

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Wow! It looks like the real thing. Excellent work! Great attention to details!

Thank you. I guess I am happy with the end results. Could always be made better but with what I had to work with, I am satisfied with how it turned out. Thank you for your support.

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Looks awesome. I'd love to see this with an american trailer just to see how it would look.
Can't say I'm a big fan of the lettering - personally, I would've left it generic. Regardless, it looks great.

Thank you for your point of view. I guess I could have made the lettering fanciful but I wanted it plain and dull. I could have gone for the generic design(i assume u mean a normal sign), but opted for what I thought would fit well together with the design of the building. But I can still test how it would look with a generic sign.

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Too bad that you can't send that diorama to me - I could light it up like the proverbial Christmas tree! :D

I like to light my models up!

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And design and build custom electronics when needed.

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Great lighting on that truck. Any suggestions, products to buy to light this diorama up? Links to product to that will suit this diorama as well as tips on how to get everything working perfectly would be greatly appreciated.

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