1/24 london bus diorama

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    1/24 london bus diorama

    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)


    This is something like I'm hoping to depict.

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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.



    I know, I know it looks like corrugated cardboard but with a bit of plaster of Paris I'm sure it will be fine (I hope)

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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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    Re: 1/24 london bus diorama

    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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