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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:25 pm

    Hi all, this may or may not happen, it will be the biggest project I've ever taken on I've been playing with the layout, it will be huge (I may have to try and make it in 2 halves somehow to store and work on it) anyway I cut the footprint of all the the vehicles and have placed them roughly (obviously a piece of oblong paper doesn't really look anything like a car or bus but it gives me an idea of scale needed, as you can see I can't really make it any smaller but I will need a few more cars ( any suggestions on iconic British cars availiable in 1/24)
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:57 am

    WOW!!!
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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:05 pm

    Hi all well here is the first tentative steps in this one, I've primed and top coated the Bentley, won't get much else done as on hols on Friday, really need this holiday work is soooooooooooo stressful at the moment.

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:54 am

    What vehicles are you going to have in the dio?
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:38 am

    Hi what I'm getting so far is an E Type a mini a Roller and a London taxi and an mgb.
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:42 pm

    Hi all here is probably the last update till we get back off hols.

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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:56 am

    Nice work sounds really interesting. Going to be big.
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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:32 pm

    Hi all, well Robin (on another forum) had a great idea to add a zebra crossing to give me a cut line so as i can join the two halves together, but I've checked and can find no ref pics at any time period with a zebra crossing at picadilly circus (and I can't add something to such an iconic British landmark that wasn't there) so,,, Ive got a cunning plan, I'm going to make all the buildings and scenery removable  (not sure how yet)  anyway made a start on the fountain, I was going to cheat and do it as it was in ww2 but of course the route master and mini and taxi for that matter were after ww2.
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:45 am

    A very ambitious project indeed and in that scale, you just cannot spare the detail.
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    Post  ascomt on Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:50 pm

    Quite interesting...please keep us posted.

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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:43 pm

    Hi all can't really get into any serious modeling (no time) but decided to try another idea with the fountain made the paving slabs out of stiff paper and added pre shading, I think it's going to be OK, not sure how I'm going to handle the curb stones.

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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:14 pm

    Hi all done a little bit more on this.

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:58 am

    looking good
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:27 pm

    Hi all well I've started on the fountain (not sure how to do the corner ornamentation yet) but I pleased with how it's starting, this is a picture frame upside down and a bit of the ornamentation filed off its actually 2  mil to low in scale but that's only a couple of inches overall.

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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:50 am

    Hi all I've realised I've made a huge error with this, so huge in fact that I'm just going to have to call it a London like dio (I could never have modeled half of Eros anyway) I was so busy trying to get the hight right on the fountain, I forgot about the area of it, wasn't till I put a 1/24 figure up to it (as someone suggested) I realised, i have the width totally wrong should be at least twice as long as I have it. Although I could remake it, it would mean redoing the steps, again on could do that, the problem is I would have to scale the rest of the dio up and it's already a metre square, I have nowhere to keep a dio of over 2 metres square, so it will just have to be the way it is.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:38 pm

    Hi all well since I can't work on herbie at the moment (still waiting for decals) I decided to do a bit to this.

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    As you can see from this the fountain is utterly wrong, grrrr, 

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    Oops

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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:35 pm

    OK so here's another update.

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    And I thought since this is the London bus dio I'd better start the bus (it's a lot bigger than you think and I've run out of red paint now, not even enough to finish the body on this so now I have to get some more)

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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:43 pm

    Hi all did a bit more to the Bentley 
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    Not sure which engine for the bus 
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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:49 pm

    Still not sure which engine
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:35 pm

    Hi all another update.
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:04 am

    Nice work.
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:23 pm

    Hi all well it was my birthday today and we had family over, are grandchildren born with a funny bone, sitting in the dining room and the light goes out, Meg pokes her head round the corner and says shh it's a secret papa granny's got you a birthday cake just as the cake is bought in the door, we were in fits of laughter, she's 3.

    Here is part of my haul (still have some to pick up from my mums and pam says 2 cars are still awaiting delivery) I'm chuffed for one birthday.

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    And this is for light releif (I've got plans for it and those who know me know it won't be like the box art)( and I mean nothing like the box art) 

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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:00 am

    Nice stash, well happy belated birthday.
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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:27 pm

    Hi all the Bentley is nearly finished.

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:13 am

    Very nice Bentley but i don;t think that it makes all that much sense in the dio you are making.

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