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  • Member since
    November 2022
  • From: High Point, NC
Auto diorama
Posted by RickJ on Friday, November 25, 2022 6:40 PM

I made a lot of models in my early teens. Since the end of 2019 (just retired and an upcoming pandemic), I started modeling again.

I recently turned a bookcase shelf into a diorama. Walls, floor and ceiling are foam board, paint and printouts to scale. The dark wood is balsa and bass wood.

All cars are model kits except the Ford Torino, which is a diecast. 

I've followed these forums for a while and have picked some good tips! Having fun with an old hobby.

Rick

 Auto diorama

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    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, November 28, 2022 7:25 PM

RickJ
Rick Auto diorama

Your Googe Drive link is not set to Public.

Note, too, that Kalbach does not have the best track record with things on Google sites.

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    November 2022
  • From: High Point, NC
Posted by RickJ on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 9:46 AM

Thanks For letting me know. I'll check into it or switch hosting site.

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    November 2022
  • From: High Point, NC
Posted by RickJ on Monday, December 5, 2022 3:30 PM

I fixed the link on the photo so it's shareable.

RickJ

I made a lot of models in my early teens. Since the end of 2019 (just retired and an upcoming pandemic), I started modeling again.

I recently turned a bookcase shelf into a diorama. Walls, floor and ceiling are foam board, paint and printouts to scale. The dark wood is balsa and bass wood.

All cars are model kits except the Ford Torino, which is a diecast. 

I've followed these forums for a while and have picked some good tips! Having fun with an old hobby.

Rick

 Auto diorama

 

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Thursday, December 8, 2022 1:31 PM

Looks great. I like the choice of cars you used. My wife was amazed that I could name all the cars. I think I got them all corresct. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 8, 2022 2:39 PM

Looks good. Nice job on the lights.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 8, 2022 7:20 PM

Oh yeah, I can see the photo now! Nice selection of cars. 

Maybe a little too clean for a real garage though! Stick out tongue 

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

 

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Friday, December 9, 2022 7:33 AM

Looks great.  I have done a couple of shop dioramas, but only smaller one-car ones.  Love the SuperBird or Charger.

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, December 9, 2022 7:48 AM

That diorama looks awesome RickJ!  I agree with the others about your great choice of cars to display.  Like you, I also retired because of the pandemic(June 2020)which leaves more time for modeling.(So I thought, but the "Honey To Do List" keeps getting longer & longer)  I still remember the first and only time I saw a Superbird out on the street.  I was *** and it was "LOVE" at first sight.  Once again, "GREAT JOB"

tjs

TJS

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, December 9, 2022 7:50 AM

Nice dio. Bill mentioned the lights, I had noticed them too....they add a lot.

-Greg

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, December 9, 2022 7:59 AM

Rick J.

      Nice dio. I like that it is Fords. Oh don't get me wrong. I am a limited Chevy fan, but I have had many Fords I loved too.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 9, 2022 9:07 AM

That looks awesome!  Fun garage - and I assume you can cycle different cars in/out as you finish them.  

Thanks,

John

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    November 2022
  • From: High Point, NC
Posted by RickJ on Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:18 AM

Thanks for all of the comments! 

The lights are from Hobby Lobby. 15 LEDs run off two AA. There's another row of them that's cropped out.

current project is a 64 Chevy II SS. I learned to drive in a 63 (not SS,with a six cylinder. I'll post some photos soon in the auto section.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 8, 2023 11:25 AM

A lot of money sitting there in that garage. Clearly no girlfriend or wife. Very cool.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

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