"How to Build Large Scale Dioramas"

Discussion in 'Dioramas & Displays' started by JohnReid, Jul 7, 2007.

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    Yes, I think dreaming up different scenarios is half the fun of modeling a diorama!

    Russell
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    Rather than resting the tail skid on the towbar I decided use the tailpost for the same purpose as I prefer the lower tail position.The aircraft is now secured down at 5 different points with fine wire.Later I will wind the wire around a screw that will be placed under the floor.
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    Here I have temporarily propped up the backwall to check for clearances.I think that it is the logical place to start .The Ford truck will be loading bits and pieces from the Jenny military basketcase ,to take to the junkyard.(work goes on even on Remembrance Day)
    The Ford diecast is really heavy and it would be a disaster if it ever came loose ,so I will have to secure it well.The figures are temporarily positioned,one loading some junk on the van and the other, Bonnie, the barnstormer's girlfriend,is looking on.Bonnie looks a little tough but she is a daredevil wingwalker and stuntwoman and a very independent women for the era.
    The fellow looking into the cockpit is a little too tall as he is still standing on his resin base.
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    Bonnie's dayjob!
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    The last two pics give you an idea of the general arrangement of the figures.There will be at least 12 figures just on the main hangar floor.The twelfth figure will be another barnstormer pilot standing alone near the OX5 engine.
    The van will be hauling off salvageable parts and pieces not needed for the barnstormer.The junk will be piled at the garage door in cans.The van has been provided with four wires for attachment to the floor.
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    This is the Jenny at the CAM.I took this pic yesterday while attending the air meet in Ottawa.Being a Sunday there was no Admin around to grant me access to do a walkaround.Maybe next time when I return to discuss the presentation cases for the dioramas.There is also a nice little theater there,right beside the airplane that shows a short film to honor Jenny's contribution to aviation here in Canada.
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    I think that I like this idea better!
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    I love all of your figures, John! They breathe so much more life into a diorama, to have people doing something, even if it is just standing there looking, like the guy in the cap. Great stuff!
    Are they prefab or do you make them yourself?

    Russell
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    Another figure arrangement
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    Hi, they are a little of both.Sometimes I use them as is or modify them .On occasion I have to even semi-scratchbuild them.