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Truck Loading Bay Diorama WIP - Calling it done

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  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, December 04, 2016 4:27 AM
Appreciate the prototypical information. This is good info for future projects. Thank you.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, December 04, 2016 8:08 AM

I am absolutely blown away by your scratch building skills in the loading dock.  OMG, it looks like it's real!  You are doing an amazing job sir!

Toshi

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, December 04, 2016 1:57 PM
Thank you once again. I am happy to hear the feedback. Good to know the effort was well worth it.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Monday, December 05, 2016 3:04 AM
I got the drain pipe in place. Yes. It is a little tight fit but it works. I have seen such fittings in very tight places. So I am not outside the norm.   Starting to add the little details both inside and outside. the concrete bay. Addind signs and graffiti around the bay. Also starting to add small scrape here and there.     I added the Bay Dock numbers on both docks.   I have now corrected the concrete ground, so it is perpendicular to the buildings. Took some spackling but I got it there.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 3:36 PM

Looking good, and something a bit different, too!

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

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 11:58 PM
Thanks Jim.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, December 08, 2016 4:52 AM

I got the drain pipe in place. Yes. It is a little tight fit but it works. I have seen such fittings in very tight places. So I am not outside the norm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting to add the little details both inside and outside. the concrete bay. Addind signs and graffiti around the bay. Also starting to add small scrape here and there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I added the Bay Dock numbers on both docks.

 

 

 

I have now corrected the concrete ground, so it is perpendicular to the buildings. Took some spackling but I got it there.

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, December 08, 2016 4:53 AM
I decided to redo the wheel guides. I thought they were too small in diameter. So I decided I had to scratch built them from Styrene. There are several design types but the one in the picture I posted below, is the common one.  My version: This is the design I am basing my version on:  The most difficult in building this guide was getting the angle right. I had to cut three rod sections at an angle to get the curved 90 degree angle that you get in some of these guides. The one in the first prototype picture fortunately has a smooth one flow curve section all the way through. But I am modeling after the above, which has angle sections instead of the smooth curved version in the picture.               The finished model. I think it looks better than the one I had earlier:    Still continue to add details. Added a fire extinguisher to the docking bay:   The mounted extinguisher on the side of the bay door:  Decided to add an old two-wheel cart on the dock. Added interest:     Most wonder how I weather certain normal areas in my dioramas. Well. Nothing new or fantastic. I use real dust or dirt that I gathered from the ground at my work place. I even used dried much from my neighbors farm yard. They are the best.
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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:33 AM

She's coming along great! I had to look twice at the last photo to make sure it wasn't the real thing. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, December 08, 2016 9:57 AM

Thank you.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, December 11, 2016 8:27 PM

Your patience and attention to detail are an inspiration.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, December 12, 2016 1:39 PM

Now , look here bub !

 How the heck am I going to get backed in when you keep moving the building ? LOL.LOL. Even my Son who is a proffessional trucker thought it was real . I showed him the pics that didn't have any clue in the background .

     To put it simply , you are building one H#@ of a Dio . Are you going to have trucks at both ? Can't wait !  T.B.

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:19 AM

Tanker - Builder

Now , look here bub !

 How the heck am I going to get backed in when you keep moving the building ? LOL.LOL. Even my Son who is a proffessional trucker thought it was real . I showed him the pics that didn't have any clue in the background .

     To put it simply , you are building one H#@ of a Dio . Are you going to have trucks at both ? Can't wait !  T.B.

 

 

Thank you. I am planing for a trailer up against gate 11 and a forklift in front of gate 12.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:32 AM

Forklift WIP:

Did some detail work on the forklift to give it some character. This is a Dinky toy model I bought at my local grocery store. The price was 'ok' and on top of it, it is 1/24 scale. To my surprise this model is pretty close to the real thing in accuracy. So I did not have to do too much extra work to get it to look descent. I added the hydraulics, strobe, extra lighting and cabling bind to the framework of the forklift.




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Made a lock for one of the opening, which I'not too sure what it is used for; but according to my prototype pic, it has a gas-tank lock on the right side of the chassis. So I made it to look like the one in my pic.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Added some small details to the steering wheel:

 

 

Scraped away the extra stud that was on the forks:

 


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Added an extra link from the steering wheel to the base of the forklift floor:



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Since this forklift was missing peddles, I scratch built a pair:



An over view of the forklift ready to paint:



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I decided I will be making a sign for this building. I saw this children's alphabet with magnets on the
back to be placed on a refrigerator. I chose the letters I wanted and removed the magnets from the
back.




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Letters painted, weathered and mounted. I am still contemplating if I should have done it any other way:

 



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The forklift painted and weathered. Looks much better than in its original state. I see I forgot to add the logo before weathering(Darn it!!!) See if I can still add it.

 


 











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I used some kind of grease( don't know what kind) Otherwise, I usually use machine grease, mixed with black paint. Then I just apply it on the areas that has it on the real model. Like on the rack below:

 



Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:13 AM

Nice work on the sign and I love that forklift, really great job there! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:36 AM
Much appreciated. Thanks.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, December 19, 2016 7:57 PM

Outstanding attention to details Yes

 

 

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, December 19, 2016 10:24 PM
Thank you buddy. Much appreciated.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by armornut on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:27 PM

Ghost of Cesaers greatness I dropped a load at that very dock back in the day, just kidding I drug a scateboard around but WOW your work is AMAZING.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, January 02, 2017 1:15 PM
Thank you.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Monday, January 02, 2017 1:16 PM

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 firelarm 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 this turned out. 

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, January 02, 2017 2:34 PM

Hello!

It's a beauty, no doubt about it. The fig doesn't look so bad in the pictures, maybe you could make some more shots of this fella?

What about that white cylinder in the top right portion of the last photo? Did you use a fluorescent tube starter here? IMO it's too obvious, I would change it for something else, like you could turn it into a nice beaten up boiler or something like that.

Anyhow - thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, January 02, 2017 10:32 PM
Thank you.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 7:53 AM

WOW, really if you didn't tell us it was a model I'd swear these were photos of an actual loading dock!!! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 8:41 AM

Thanks for looking.

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:33 PM

Once again, great model!

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

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:42 AM

Thanks Jim.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:48 PM

Finally took some outdoor photos of this 1/24 scale truck loading bay diorama. morning sun is not always the best to take pics, especially when it's winter. But it will do this time around.

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:37 PM

Oh yeah, it's a beuty! The outdoor shots make your dio look even better. One thing to point out might be - maybe you'd like to put some more flat clear on the clothes of the fork lift operator, that could help the overall look a tiny bit. Once again - great work, congratulations and thanks for sharing

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:19 PM
Thank you. I think i had sprayed lots of Vallejo matt varnish on that driver but it still seems shiny in certain areas. How much does one need to spray? Also. Is there a brand that I should try that is better than Vallejo?
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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