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To start off with this is my first attempt at building a diorama. My older brother gave me the idea to build the Dan Gurney car hauler and I told him that I would include his Cuda. He started sending me pictures of the truck and trailer and there were also 2 Cuda’s not just one. I found out that Plymouth sponsored both Dan Gurney and Swede Savage as a team. So now my build grew to truck, trailer and 2 Cuda’s. All the truck pictures were at the different race tracks that they were racing at. I started with the AMT Gales-Krako Indy car transporter that includes lots of tools and accessories to support the racers. As I was building the truck and trailer I also put the race car accessories together and would add them in my WIP pictures and now have decided to make it a real diorama. I’m starting with a 16” x 36” pine board that I put a thin coating of spackling on to get a concrete surface. I then scribed some expansion joints lines. I sprayed it with a dark gray and highlighted over that with a light gray. Paint the white parking lines. My truck and Cuda’s WIP are in the WIP Big Rig section. 
 

Here’s my progress pictures for the diorama so far. I also have so guys to add and a mini bike. 
Your comments are always welcome and appreciated 
 

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You are off to a good start there, Dan........ That is a very smart rig, and also the two race cars. Once you begin building this diorama it will take over, and you will think of it as a real place ( in a good way! ). I am sure that you will find the whole experience most rewarding. Having started three dioramas just over 4 years ago now, they are still not finished...... This is how a WIP becomes a long term project. Happy model building, Dan.

David

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Thanks Dave! I appreciate your comments and support. It’s been growing on me since January when I started building the truck. Here’s a couple reference pictures that have been inspiring me. 
 

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Nice diorama and models, I really like the old Trans Am series.

I just noticed the stripes on the pictures of the real truck/trailer and cars are yellow, orange and red, and the stripes on your trailer model is yellow, green and red, and the stripes on the car models are yellow, orange and red as on the real cars...I hadn't thought of that before.

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Thanks Hakan I sometimes have problems with my colors and I should of gotten some help when I was picking out the paint colors for the truck. 

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well done arrangement, shows the cramped worked space these crews faced at tracks !  the one photo even shows them on grass...could ya imagine the fuming todays crews would have working on grass ?   think the crew chief is looking for the special  tool to give his cars the winning edge in the tool box lol

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6 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

well done arrangement, shows the cramped worked space these crews faced at tracks !  the one photo even shows them on grass...could ya imagine the fuming todays crews would have working on grass ?   think the crew chief is looking for the special  tool to give his cars the winning edge in the tool box lol

Thanks Jeff. Can you imagine dropping a small part in the grass. 
 

I’ve been having some fun with the Fujimi Garage and Tools kit   
 

 

 

 

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On 5/16/2021 at 2:11 AM, Force said:

It's coming together nice Dan, I really like it.

Thanks Hakan 

On 5/18/2021 at 6:02 PM, Captain Spaulding said:

Really liking this, great job on it.

Thanks Jason 

15 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Awesome looking layout! Great work!

Thanks Brian 

I’m still waiting for the rest of the letters on the trailer and Minilite wheels for #42  

 

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On 5/15/2021 at 5:39 PM, Mopar - D said:

Thanks Jeff. Can you imagine dropping a small part in the grass. 
 

I’ve been having some fun with the Fujimi Garage and Tools kit   
 

 

 

 

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that is looking Awesome my friend, will be looking forward to seeing it at the HAMS Show

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