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Thunderbird Barn Garage - 1/24th Scale

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  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Brazil - Sao Paulo
Thunderbird Barn Garage - 1/24th Scale
Posted by Grandmondo on Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:20 PM

Hello again,

I would like to share with you all another diorama. I completed this one back in 2014


Diecast model 1955 Ford Thunderbird, the engine was re-built from scratch to give more realism since the original was made of a chunk of plastic. The original seats were replaced from a hand made custom leather one. The barn garage was inspired by old photographs from 50's era. Main structure made using balsa wood and plywood. Plaster and foam was used on the wall. Most itens were scratch built and also I've used some resin parts from various kits. Installed a small intern electrical system that runs under the second floor workdesk. That can be turn on and off using batteries.


Mainly used acrylics and oils. Dry pastels and pigments to achieve the rust effects.

Hope you all like it. Big Smile

Thank you.

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:29 AM

Oh Yeah!  I do like that!  That's very cool.  You've put in every piece of garage equipment of which I can imagine.  And, the details are presented in such a way that the mechanic has little time to square away his shop.  I love the air compressor, the car, the parts and the tools, but my favorite details are the boxes.  They say Goodyear, Valvoline and Edelbrock.  I love it.  You've captured the feel of every car builder shop that I've entered.  Those clean shops on TV, I've never entered one of those.

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:06 PM

Yep, looks like my bud's to spend an hour or two just picking up so you can get to the project vehicle.   Nice dio.

  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Kentucky , USA
Posted by MailDude on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:05 PM

That is incredibly awesome! Please tell me this took you years, as it would certainly take me many, many, many........Excellent work and details!!YesYes

MailDude a.k.a. mailwalker

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:15 PM

I can smell the dust. Beautiful work!


  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Brazil - Sao Paulo
Posted by Grandmondo on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:32 PM
Thank you my friend, I am glad you liked. Yes took me a while to complete this one, actually this took me almost 14 months to be done. A lot of pleasure and hard work.
  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:19 AM

Hi !

 Hey this is awesome !

 I can smell the dust and grease and oil ! I have to wonder though .Did you expect to have that giant , butt in when you were working on the tailight ? LOL.LOL. Very good attention to detail and conditions found in such a garage .WELL DONE ! !     T.B.

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:15 PM

This is outstanding work. I love it!


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    February, 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:40 PM

Terrific diorama! One of the best ones I've ever seen on this forum. It looks so real!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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    March, 2015
Posted by qlabs on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 3:05 PM
Wow, amazing!


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