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Small Town; A little place my cars can call home
Topic Started: Dec 15 2017, 11:38 PM (2,697 Views)
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Finally settled into the new place and started on a city dio :toy:

Here is where I am at the moment , Still need to start on suburbia and add all the people , cars and every thing else

Sorry to everyone for not being that active recently :)

The Diorama is divided into 3 sections . 1) Downtown , 2) The Dragstrip etc , and 3) Suburbia

1st up

The Dragstrip section ,It also contains a couple of surrounding streets , Honest Sams Used car lot ,Billys Ford Repair Shop , Deuces Bike Shop ,an old abandoned hotel , a couple of suburban houses etc

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Your first pics of your new diorama are looking great. If details and figures will be added it will be an awesome one! :thumbup: :D
There´s no problem if you´re not always active, sometimes there are other priorities than the hobby! ;)
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Looking good! Take you time with it and in no time it'll shape up nicely!
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Thanks Guys

Did a bit more landscaping on the houses etc in the Dragstrip section last night

Still need to add more :toy:

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The parking lot out the back of the dragstrip waiting for the cars and trucks etc

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Wow, great work and attention to detail.
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fantastic job :thumbup: :thumbup: :wave:
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Posted Image The vegetation really brings out the realism. :thumbup:
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Love your dioramas!

Your 'point of view' (angle of photo), as well as the backgrounds makes the pictures pop and look so real!

How many other diorama shots have high rises in the background? Not many, but yours do, and they give that extra added touch of depth and realism.

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Thanks Guys

A few more progress shots with a little story

Back in the early 60s Old Sams car yard was thriving , he never had enough room on his lot for all the cars he had to sell,
He had a passion for old 50s cars and manged to keep a few that came in as trade ins that he planned on restoring and selling in the future
He managed to buy the old Hotel behind his car yard with plans of making a much bigger yard ,All he needed was duece to sell the Bike shop with the empty block next to it ,
For years he was offering Duece good money to no avail
I think it was about 10 years ago now that he ended up retiring and selling the yard , he would be in his 90s now I reckon

Anyway , My friend john has been after a 57 chevy for a long time to do up and a buddy of mine who knows I love cars told me that old sam is starting to sell some of his cars that he never got around to fixing up, I got in touch with john and we headed on over in his vette to check them out

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Low and behold there was a 57 there and a 56 also , not to mention a few nice mopars that caught my eye
They all needed a lot of work but depending on the prices B)

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Here is a different Angle shot for michael Thanks for the compliments ( Google earth view )

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Oh! if anyone is wondering , John got the 57 and the 56 :D
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Looking after the grandkids

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Snippets of real life in a small town. Love it! :2thumbsup:
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VERY impressive- so many little scenes to get lost in...
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Thanks!

Naked City unmasked

1st attempt

The downtown section of my dio was always going to take up the most space with its buildings and wide streets etc plus I wanted enough space to display plenty of cars .
I wanted to incorporate a large grass area for car shows with a good backdrop for pics in the city ,
However I was not happy with how the larger buildings looked on the left hand side of the section , so I scrapped it .
I will now put the grass area out the back of the Drag strip for use as a car park for the Drags alternating to car shows etc

Here is some pics of my 1st shot

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2nd attempt

This is what I have at the moment I am reasonably happy with it
The city section has aprox 40 buildings . out of the 3 sections , I will probably detail this area last


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Nothing good ever happens after midnight.
Simply. Amazing.

If I ever got to see this in person, I would be just mesmerised... :drool: so much to see here. I belong to a model railroad club and our HO scale layout isn't this detailed. Close, though.
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Simply amazing! :thumbup:
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Thanks,

Upon arrival to Old Sams place to pick up the cars from last week ,
the 1st thing that Joe and I noticed was that Sam had more cars ,
He still had cars everywhere ( Looks like he is still in the game ) .
I wondered how much he had on the Camaro and the Nova ,
It was not long before the flatbed arrived to take the cars


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Sams Old car yard at the moment is closed by the look of it , except for a couple of old cars that sam,s son had there that were for sale also
( I am sure it will open up again with the Drag Strip now reopening )

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Did some work on the Car park behind the Drag Strip , this is for the public and competitors ,
I will be having a few car shows on here when the drags are not on in the future
I still need to add some more details and everything else
There is still the main Pit area right behind the stands etc that is for the competitors only

In the 1st pic below you can see the car park in the distance

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Edited by carsdownunder, Jan 2 2018, 07:16 PM.
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I knows what this diorama needs
TRAINS! hehe
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