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Moonshine Number Two

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    February 2022
Moonshine Number Two
Posted by Jowe's Crow on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:01 PM

Thought I might share another build. Moonshine Number Two is a late-1940's hidden moonshine still behind an old house somewhere in America, post-WWII. My family went back a generation making illegal moonshine in rural Appalachia here in the United States. It's a reminder of that history.

1/25 scale 1940 Ford from the Revell Standard Coupe kit and is box stock other than the photoetch grill.

The base is again just styrofoam block and sandy dirt this time. All paints are the cheap Walmart craft acrylics, all hand-painted (I don't use airbrushes).

 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:58 PM

Another very cool dio.  The house looks awesome, especially like the old siding.  Cool that there's some family history there.  Any NASCAR drivers in the family tree?

Thanks,

John

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    February 2022
Posted by Jowe's Crow on Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:52 PM

Drivers, no. But my grandfather built a few 1940 Fords that raced at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem, NC. :)

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    February 2022
Posted by Jowe's Crow on Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:55 PM

By the way, any help on how to post proper pics, lemme know. I've been through the FAQ and still can't seem to master it.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:45 PM

Not used to flicker, but this method is pretty easy after playing with it for a few:

I clicked on a couple of your links and it took me to flicker

I clicked on the share 'swoosh arrow' in the lower right

A window pops up with 3 tabs.  Click on bbcode and copy the entire string.

Paste the sting directly in your post.

 

 ddd by Jason Stoots, on Flickr

 aaa by Jason Stoots, on Flickr

Thanks,

John

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:52 PM

Typically you can right click on any image (somehow flicker prevents this) and a pop up menu comes up.  Click on 'Copy Image Address' then surround that address with image tags like this (no spaces in the real deal)

[I M G]<address>[/I M G]

For example - this great pick address is at:

https://prohibition.themobmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SEAY_8-1.jpg

I post it here by surrounding with the IMG tags 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, February 18, 2022 6:03 AM

keavdog

  

 

I like this photo a lot - the house is done really nicely.

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

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  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Friday, February 18, 2022 11:08 AM

Now that's something different and very well done.

Mike

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, February 18, 2022 12:52 PM

Speaking from a man who watches the show "Moonshiners" on the Discovery Channel every week, I love these dioramas!  Your diorama skills are excellent!  You should contact the producers of the show and ask them to either use your two dioramas as prop in the background on "Master Distiller" or as a prize on that show.  Any plans for another one?

TJS

TJS

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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, February 18, 2022 4:00 PM

Amazing work - very well done!Bow Down

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Sunday, February 20, 2022 7:57 AM

Thats fantastic. I love it.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 21, 2022 8:35 AM

Yeah, that's fantastic! I love it too!!!

 

Only quibble is I don't think I'd put the still outside my house. I'd put it somewhere better concealed!!! But I understand you have to compress things in a dio!

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

 

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Posted by Jowe's Crow on Sunday, February 27, 2022 5:09 AM

Thank you! :) 

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 27, 2022 6:58 AM

Hello;

 This is to let you know we knew your still was there. We were hoping you would lead us to your distributer! That's how well that is done. Very belieavable Diorama. I especially like the way you did the house and the product in the trunk of the car!

  • Member since
    February 2022
Posted by Jowe's Crow on Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:43 PM

keavdog

Not used to flicker, but this method is pretty easy after playing with it for a few:

I clicked on a couple of your links and it took me to flicker

I clicked on the share 'swoosh arrow' in the lower right

A window pops up with 3 tabs.  Click on bbcode and copy the entire string.

Paste the sting directly in your post.

 

 ddd by Jason Stoots, on Flickr

 aaa by Jason Stoots, on Flickr

 

 

Got it working! Thanks for the advice! :D

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 5:48 PM

Cool diorama. Takes me back to the old days of my Dad having old cars in the yard. 

 

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Sunday, March 20, 2022 8:22 PM

Really enjoyed both of your dioramas! The kind of detail and story telling that makes you want to come back and look multiple times. Thanks for sharing your work!

Gil

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