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Volvo EW160c Diorama (not yet completed)

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  • From: Sweden
Volvo EW160c Diorama (not yet completed)
Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:35 AM

Ok. Here is where I am with this 'toy conversion'diorama project so far. The results speak for themselves. It is not complete yet. Still have to add more details, boom arm and weathering. This is just to show you all the overall look of the diorama.

 

The container is from an old project. I re-painted and re-weathered it, and made it to look even more delapidated.

 

I converted a toy 1/24 scale excavator model,for a diorama I was planning. This particular excavator is a model of the Volvo Ew160c model. There are some things that are a bit off, but in general overall look, it is pretty similar. I wanted to try and modify it to look like a show piece. 

 

 I will be adding a figure or two and some accessories. I still have to weather the engine. Will post some photos of that next week. Still need to add the boom arm and small other details that will complete the model. Hope you enjoy the photos so far.

 

The original toy Model excavator:

 

 

The excavator after re-working it:

 

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:07 AM

Amazing. You've done a fabulous job! It looks real!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:47 PM

Thank you German Armour. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:12 AM

Wow, another show-stopper Tiking. I'd swear from the photos you were taking photos outside of real stuff! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:57 PM

Hello Tiking!

Another beautiful work in progress! Not enough comments here - I guess people don't get what you're doing... But it might also be that work is leaving people speechless... Anyhow, good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

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

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:19 PM

Gamera

Wow, another show-stopper Tiking. I'd swear from the photos you were taking photos outside of real stuff! 

 

Glad you approve. Thanks. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:21 PM

Pawel

Hello Tiking!

Another beautiful work in progress! Not enough comments here - I guess people don't get what you're doing... But it might also be that work is leaving people speechless... Anyhow, good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

HiHi! Maybe so but I am happy with the ones I get. Thank you. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:36 PM

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I should have commented when you first posted. Your builds are incredible; an inspiration to me to look closer, try harder and expect more of my modelling. I study them time and again and look forward to every new project you present.

Thank you for taking the time to share your work!

Mike

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Posted by Tiking on Friday, April 26, 2019 12:03 AM

mrmike

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I should have commented when you first posted. Your builds are incredible; an inspiration to me to look closer, try harder and expect more of my modelling. I study them time and again and look forward to every new project you present.

Thank you for taking the time to share your work!

Mike

 

 

Thank you Mike. Much appreciated. I am humble to hear you enjoy my work. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 26, 2019 1:49 AM

That's a really nice transformation!  I'd love to see a video on how you did the bucket.  Your lighting and diorama work is phenomenal as usual.  Thanks for sharing your work.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Friday, April 26, 2019 2:22 AM

keavdog

That's a really nice transformation!  I'd love to see a video on how you did the bucket.  Your lighting and diorama work is phenomenal as usual.  Thanks for sharing your work.

 

 

Hi Keav. Thanks. Appreciate your comment. Will see what I can do. I've never done a video tutorial before. Can I use my phone to film it?

Maybe a photo tutorial would be best for starters. We'll see. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 03, 2019 9:59 PM

Was going to accuse you (tanker-builder style) of having just snuck into Andrew Camarata's excavator yard for photos--but none of the buckets are converted to quick-change Smile

Really oustanding work!

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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, May 04, 2019 12:44 AM

CapnMac82

Was going to accuse you (tanker-builder style) of having just snuck into Andrew Camarata's excavator yard for photos--but none of the buckets are converted to quick-change Smile

Really oustanding work!

 

 

Thank you. Glad you approve. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, May 04, 2019 3:29 AM

Part 2:

 

Another update to this diorama, I am still working on. I finally added the boom to the diorama.So far I am liking the whole scene. Did quite a lot of modifications and some scratch building to get it to look descent enough for display. 

I painted and modified the engine with some scratch built parts as well. I also added an old truck axle from my previous vignette to this scene. I thought it would add interest, instead of a stand-alone vignette, as it was before.

 

Added the first hydraulic to the front of the vehicle. It was also detailed with some scratch built parts. I added some hanging cables from the side of the cab to make it look like they are working the internal cables and hydraulics of the machine. Just some added interest.

 

Started on the first figure for the diorama. Not my best attribute but its a start to making the diorama look lively. Hope you like the progress so far.

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, May 05, 2019 6:13 PM

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING DIORAMA SIR!!! Such vivid, and great details. I hope my dioramas are at half your level. Outstanding work and thank you for sharing it with us.

Jeff

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, May 05, 2019 10:51 PM

Thank you for your kind words Drifter. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 7:41 PM

Dang, so sharp and detailed.

Makes me want to put a bucket under the hydralc lines so they don't drip . . .

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Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 09, 2019 3:55 AM

CapnMac82

Dang, so sharp and detailed.

Makes me want to put a bucket under the hydralc lines so they don't drip . . .

 

 

Thank you. I am almost done with the diorama. Still adding more details and figures, which will add spice to the diorama. Photos will come soon.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, May 12, 2019 5:26 AM

Added the figures and details to the diorama. Unfortunately the figures did not turn out as nice as I would have it. The figures are from Fugimi racing set and they are not the best. The facial feature was a hassle to get right with pretty much no detail expression or lines at all. This made it harder to paint especially with the little skills as a figure painter. But I did my best and the results are better than not having figures on the board. The overall effect is better with figures, so it made sense to include them. Hope you all like the update. Thanks for looking.

 

 

 

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:55 PM

As usual, your work blows me away and almost leaves me speechless.

Yes

-Greg

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, May 12, 2019 8:33 PM

Greg

As usual, your work blows me away and almost leaves me speechless.

Yes

 

 

Thanks again for your kind words. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 13, 2019 6:44 PM

It looks pretty friggin' good to me!!! The figures look good from your photos! Love the whole thing!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, May 13, 2019 11:01 PM

Thank you. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:48 AM

Really nice.  I enjoy your overall display, but man I like the couple details.  The rusty bucket, the 50-gallon drum...and the axle on the pallet?? have we seen that before?   Really nice dude.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:43 AM

keavdog

Really nice.  I enjoy your overall display, but man I like the couple details.  The rusty bucket, the 50-gallon drum...and the axle on the pallet?? have we seen that before?   Really nice dude.
 

 

Yeah. You have seen it before. I just re-located it here. I thought it would be better served within this diorama. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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